Thursday, April 30, 2009

6 x Radio

The playlist clearing out my head tonight:
Christopher Rouse: Bump (1984) for orchestra
Silvestre Revueltas: Ocho por Radio (1933) for chamber ensemble
Henry Brant: Ghosts and Gargoyles (2001) for flute choir
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no. 1 (1917)
Erkki-Sven Tüür: Action-Passion-Illusion (1993) for string orchestra
Rouse: Symphony no. 2 (1994)
I know I've mentioned this in passing before, but Rouse's Second Symphony is a legit modern masterpiece.

It's occurring to me, halfway through the show as I type this, that these pieces are unified in all being somewhwat more abrasive than I tend to remember them in my mind's ear. So I mean that thing about the playlist clearing out my head.


Blogger Pete said...

But is it enough to balance out all the legitimate suckterpiece's also inflicted upon contemporary music by Rouse?

5/04/2009 3:36 PM  

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