Montag, 20. Februar 2017

Sofia Gubaidulina - a selection

A selection of various works by Sofia Gubaidulina.
Her musical language brings together all kinds of idioms from music history.
Her works are powerful and expressiv.

Sonntag, 19. Februar 2017

György Kurtág - a selection

A small selection of works by György Kurtág.
He is one of the great hungarian composers like Bartók & Ligeti.
His work is challenging in its intense minimalism and radical concentration.

Dienstag, 14. Februar 2017

Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird

Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird in a fine rendition by Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the fabulous things you can find on youtube today. This french-russian highlight of late romantic early modern orchestral music is one of the major sources for many later film scores. It is not easily played and needs a very carfully directed flow to actually work its full magic.