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Mauricio Kagel: Variété
Posted By : denegado | Date : 01 Feb 2022 02:34:29 | Comments : 4

Mauricio Kagel 4: Variété
Avant-Garde | EAC RIP = APE + CUE + LOG | 133 MB
Recording - 1992

“The basic idea of Variété” writes Kagel “was to compose a concert/show combining a number of musical idioms associated with the traditional vaudeville style. From the composer’s view-point, the term théâtre trouvé might be useful to describe this liaison: new pieces of music, not bound to any particular visual content, are confronted by other presentation. The result is ‘music’ – ‘theater’.”
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: DVD Azioni 3
Posted By : denegado | Date : 27 Jan 2022 19:10:33 | Comments : 1

Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: DVD Azioni 3
DVD rip | Covers | DVD: 2.07 GB; Booklet: 34 MB | RS links

The core group consisted of Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone (yes, that Morricone), Roland Kayn, Mario Bertoncini, Ivan Vandor, and John Heineman. Usually mentioned in the same breath as another great electro-acoustic improvising ensemble, AMM, who were navigating similar terrain to that of the GINC, each member brought their own composing and improvising sensibility to bear on a collective effort that is never less than totally engaging. They performed a totally unique melange of free improvisation, with white noise, analog electronics, extended technique, and a knowledge of composition that encompassed centuries worth of developments, from the Renaissance on up to the latest innovations of Stockhausen, Cage, or Xenakis. This DVD features a 45-minute-long black and white film of a performance given by the group at the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome in 1967. [MK] (Reissued 2006)
Mauricio Kagel: Sankt - Bach - Passion
Posted By : denegado | Date : 27 Jan 2022 17:45:10 | Comments : 10

Mauricio Kagel 8: Sankt - Bach - Passion (Passion selon Saint Bach)
Avant-Garde | EAC RIP = APE + CUE + LOG | Cover | 2 CD / 450 MB |
Recording - 1985 / Released 1996

Kagel's conundrum is this: Saint Bach is either a unique musical phenomenon, perhaps the only instance of such divinely made (not just inspired) music, thus rendering him incomparable and even incommensurable to all other composers, or Bach's saintliness is a possibility that any composer might attain and thus "Saint Bach" is a representation of "the composer" him/herself in his/her fullest attainment. If this is the case, what other composers might Kagel also be a saint? Himself? As I said, Kagel confronts us with the most challenging epistemological conundrum any recent composer to my knowledge has laid down. And I suspect attentive listeners will be wrestling with his conundrum for generations to come, either infuriated by its seeming audacity, or humbled by its remarkable devotion. In any case, some of those infuriated and humbled listeners will return to Kagel's music with a culminating sense of marvel at its emotion and elegant design that will seem at times to be Bach's music itself wearing an astonishingly contemporary garb.
Anne Sofie Von Otter, Hans-Peter Blochwitz, Roland Hermann, Peter Oggisch, Gerd Zacher, Stuttgart Sudfunkchor, Limburger Cathedral Boys Choir, Hamburg Radio Chorus, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mauricio Kage / Conductor
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Azioni
Posted By : denegado | Date : 23 Jan 2022 16:29:10 | Comments : 11

Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Azioni
Avant-Garde | EAC (APE + CUE) (no LOG) | Covers | CD1: 246 MB; CD2: 216; DVD: 2.07 GB; Booklet: 34 MB | RS links

Just in from the always beautifully presented Die Schachtel label, a two-CD and DVD package housed in a linen slipcase devoted to unheard recordings by the legendary Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, a group whom it's always been frustratingly hard to pin down on disc or LP despite their powerhouse line-up. The GINC was a performer/composer ensemble with revolving members active from the mid-'60s to the mid-'80s; the recordings and film collected here are from what is arguably their greatest and most innovative era which spanned the years 1967-1969, when the core group consisted of Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone (yes, that Morricone), Roland Kayn, Mario Bertoncini, Ivan Vandor, and John Heineman. Usually mentioned in the same breath as another great electro-acoustic improvising ensemble, AMM, who were navigating similar terrain to that of the GINC, each member brought their own composing and improvising sensibility to bear on a collective effort that is never less than totally engaging. They performed a totally unique melange of free improvisation, with white noise, analog electronics, extended technique, and a knowledge of composition that encompassed centuries worth of developments, from the Renaissance on up to the latest innovations of Stockhausen, Cage, or Xenakis. The DVD features a 45-minute-long black and white film of a performance given by the group at the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome in 1967. [MK] (Reissued 2006)
VA - CHAMBER TRIOS for FLUTE, CLARINET and PIANO
Posted By : denegado | Date : 23 Nov 2021 13:18:43 | Comments : 1

VA - CHAMBER TRIOS for FLUTE, CLARINET and PIANO
Avant-Garde | EAC FLAC separate tracks - No CUE _ No LOG | Cover / Liner Notes| 191 MB
Recorded at Town Hall and the NYU Frederick Loewe Theater 2006-2007

The compositions on this CD make an exciting and significant contribution to the repertoire for flute, clarinet and piano. Every composition is different in style and places unique technical demands on each of the instruments. Keith Underwood and Esther Lamneck have taught flutists and clarinetists for many years and along with pianist Martha Locker they offer workshops in flute and piano repertoire and clarinet and piano repertoire at New York University's Steinhardt School, Music and Performing Arts. A natural outgrowth of their work has been the research of repertoire for the flute, clarinet and piano Trio. Most of the compositions below have been composed and dedicated to this Trio and have been performed by both the faculty and the student woodwind Trios at New York University.
VA - Henze / Takemitsu/ Berio/ Kagel/ Tisnè/ Watkins/ Ligeti
Posted By : denegado | Date : 28 Sep 2021 12:25:00 | Comments : 8

VA - Henze / Takemitsu/ Berio/ Kagel/ Tisnè/ Watkins/ Ligeti
Avant-Garde | EAC = APE + CUE + LOG | Scans | 164 MB
Released 1994

CurrentlThroughout the history of the trumpet, its repertoire has highlighted the instrument's duality of character. On the one hand, its almost unique powers of projection have inspired its use as a functional signalling ceremonial fanfares. On the other hand, it is capable of virtuosic, light and florid passage work, and clear, lyrical lines, as exemplified by numerous concertos and sonatas of the Baroque period and some twentieth-century works such as Copland's Quiet City. This CD, devoted entirely to compositions for solo trumpet, offers an insight into the capabilities of the instrument through works that explore its dual-faceted character and the full spectrum of technical possibilities.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Spiral I & II, Pole, Wach, Japan, Zyklus, Tierkreis & In Freundschaft
Posted By : denegado | Date : 08 Sep 2021 20:04:39 | Comments : 12

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Spiral I & II, Pole, Wach, Japan, Zyklus, Tierkreis & In Freundschaft
Avant-Garde | APE separate tracks (No CUE / NO LOG) | Scans | 259 + 254 MB

Performers: Tristan Fry (Percussion), Harald Bojé (Wood Block), Peter Eötvös (Electric Piano, Bamboo Flute; Synthesizer; Reed Pipe; Zither; Wood Block), Christoph Caskel (Percussion), Markus Stockhausen (trumpet) & Margareta Hurholz (Organ)
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Franco Donatoni: Tema - Cadeau // George Ligeti: Études pour piano - Trio pour violon, cor et piano
Posted By : denegado | Date : 24 Jun 2022 19:36:58 | Comments : 2

Franco Donatoni: Tema - Cadeau // George Ligeti: Études pour piano - Trio pour violon, cor et piano
Label: ERATO ECD 75555
Avant-Garde | EAC FLAC separate tracks (Sorry: NO CUE - NO LOG | Scans | 225 MB
Date of Release: 1990

Franco Donatoni wrote glorious, sparkling music in his own avant-garde style. He was a man of contradictions. He did not always value his work and yet it is music of quality with scintillating sound. It is music of vision. At least three generations of composers studied with Donatoni. About Ligeti's music on this CD, the pieces for piano are truly unbelievable, but the Horn Trio is without a doubt one of the most important works written in the last 50 years.
Elliott Carter: Concerto For Oboe / Esprit Rude / Mirror On Which To Dwell / Penthode
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Elliott Carter: Concerto For Oboe / Esprit Rude / Mirror On Which To Dwell / Penthode
Label: ERATO ECD 75553
Avant-Garde | EAC FLAC separate tracks + CUE + LOG | Scans | 225 MB
Recorded in 1987

"I find a great strength in Carter's music. Personally I draw a great deal from it. I can sense a distant affinity, an effort of reflection that touches me. Of the American musicians, his is the writing I read with the most sustained care; the individual and his trajectory are quite exceptional" (Pierre Boulez, 1988)
This is a superb set of Elliott Carter, with three 1980s compositions, and one from the U.S. bicentennial year of 1976. The recordings of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, with Pierre Boulez conducting, were made at IRCAM in Paris in December 1987. The same works were performed at an 80th birthday concert for Carter in Paris a year later.
The highlight is the "Oboe Concerto" (1986-7), performed by Heinz Holliger. In Carter's words from the liner notes, "it is in one continuous movement with the soloist accompanied in its widely varying, mercurial moods by a percussionist and four violas. The main orchestra opposes their flighty charges with a more regular set of ideas, usually on the serious side, sometimes bursting out dramatically."
Philippe Manoury: ZEITLAUF
Posted By : denegado | Date : 11 Jun 2022 19:12:48 | Comments : 3

Philippe Manoury (b. 1952): "ZEITLAUF"
Label: ERATO ECD 75552
Avant-Garde | EAC FLAC separate tracks + CUE + LOG | Scans | 295 MB
Recorded in 1984

For a long time I had had the idea of using a large-scale work to put into concrete form a concept that seemed to me to symbolize the apparatus of sensory perception in music. The concept permits two types of attitude as its extremes: immediate perception, linked to the nature of phenomena at the moment they occur, and reflective perception, which takes the relationships between phenomena into consideration, and causes memory to intervene. In symmetry with the latter type we have foreseeability. That is, the unconscious will to anticipate the musical discourse, with this will feeding on memorized objects...
VA - Kurtág / Birtwistle / Grisey
Posted By : denegado | Date : 30 May 2022 15:41:42 | Comments : 3

VA - Kurtág / Birtwistle / Grisey
Label: ERATO ECD 88263
Avant-Garde | EAC FLAC separate tracks + CUE + LOG | Scans | 238 MB
Released 1982-1983
Kurtág’s international reputation began to take hold with "Messages of the Late Miss R.V. Troussova" for soprano and chamber ensemble, which had its premiere in Paris in 1981.
...agm... is a piece written for four ensembles: a solo group of sixteen singers who sing fragments of poems attributed to Sappho; a group of eleven upper register instruments; a group of nine lower register instruments; a last group of six other instruments whose role is one of "punctuation": piano, two harps, three percussions.
Modulations is part of a cycle, "Les Espaces acoustiques", comprising a set of pieces ranging from a solo to full orchestra and capable of being played in a continual manner and without interruption.
VA - Dufourt / Ferneyhough / Harvey / Höller
Posted By : denegado | Date : 28 May 2022 19:09:11 | Comments : 3

VA - Dufourt / Ferneyhough / Harvey / Höller
Avant-Garde | EAC FLAC separate tracks + CUE + LOG | Scans | 263 MB
Released 1984
Currently unavailable
Milton Babbitt: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra - The Head Of The Bed
Posted By : denegado | Date : 21 May 2022 18:48:04 | Comments : 4
NEW WORLD RECORDS / NW 346-2

Milton Babbitt (b. 1916): Concerto For Piano And Orchestra - The Head Of The Bed
Label: NEW WORLD RECORDS | NW 346-2
Avant-Garde | ALAC (no CUE + no LOG) | Scans | 234 MB
Released 1992

This CD features one of Babbitt's more 'accessible' pieces: "The Head of the Bed", with a fascinating dream-like text by John Hollander and a wonderful mood; and one of his most difficult: "The Piano Concerto", which is a tough go for even his most ardent admirers.
Mari Kimura - Polytopia: Music for Violin and Electronics
Posted By : denegado | Date : 17 May 2022 18:46:05 | Comments : 3

Mari Kimura - Polytopia: Music for Violin and Electronics
Avant-Garde | EAC-FLAC separate tracks (CUE + LOG) | Cover | 311 MB | Released 2007
Label: BRIDGE 9236

The music on this disc combines the violin with signal processing, interactive computer, pre-recorded sound, and aGuitarBot- a robotic guitar simulator. Charles Amirkhanian writes that "Kimura's virtuosity is channeled in the service of extending the long and honored tradition of solo violin music. Kimura leaves no doubt: The force is with her."
Isang Yun - Symphonies II & IV
Posted By : denegado | Date : 14 May 2022 20:56:58 | Comments : 8

Isang Yun (1917-1995 ): Symphonies II & IV
Avant-Garde | EAC (FLAC + CUE) (no LOG) | Complete Scans | 307 MB | Released 1986
Label: Camerata 30CM-226

"A composer cannot view the world in which he lives with indifference. Human suffering, oppression, injustice... all that comes to me in my thoughts. Where there is pain, where there is injustice, I want to have my say through my music." - Isang Yun, 1983
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