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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I am looking for info on specific 20th century pieces that are filled with anxiety, or are unsettling, etc. I have been recommended Ligeti, Scelsi, Xenakis, Penderecki, and Crumb, and while I am already somewhat familiar with Ligeti and Xenakis, and they are all great, there is so much to wade...
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    It may be hot as a furnace in parts of the northern hemisphere, but I sense a change in the angle of the light, a feeling of urgency in my veins. Autumn is coming! Autumn is a time of sweetness, nostalgia and and a crisp optimism in the air, but it can also be a time of unsettling thoughts on...
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    And why? Also, if you prefer another performance I'd like to know and hear why. Thanks in advance.
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    György Ligeti - A true genius of the 20th century and one of my very favorites. Since I have no musical training I can't say whether or not he shares any significant stylistic similarities with Bartók, but I feel that their work does share some emotional / spiritual semblance: death, decay and...
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    Ligeti anyone? Today I decided to listen to some pieces I hadn't listened to in a long time, and there he was, in the bottom of huge pile of CDs and scores, Ligeti. Right now I'm listening to his Chamber concerto for 13 instrumentalists and I realize: I like him even more than before. Other...
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