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    Awesome !
    How can they even sing it...


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    Inspired by the swiss artist Adolf Wölfli
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_W%C3%B6lfli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Awesome !
    How can they even sing it...
    Wow, that is killer. But when does Ligeti ever disappoint?

    True or false: I played Ligeti "Atmospheres" in it's entirety to a class of 4th graders with the lights off in general music a few years back?

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    I soooo hope that is true.
    "And this is the chorus.....or perhaps it's a bridge...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenears View Post
    I soooo hope that is true.
    It is .

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    I've been listening to Berg's Lyric Suite this week. Probably my favorite string quartet along with some of the Bartok's. Here's an interesting analysis lecture discussing the inspiration and composition of this still very modern sounding work. There's a performance at the end. The presentation starts at the 6:20 mark.


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    ^^ Speaking of Berg, not too long ago I was listening to Lulu. I had fallen asleep, and had a rude awakening in the part where the soloist literally screams.
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ^^ Speaking of Berg, not too long ago I was listening to Lulu. I had fallen asleep, and had a rude awakening in the part where the soloist literally screams.
    I watched the Andrew Davis video with Christine Schafer. It's pretty brutal. I'm more of a Wozzeck fan as far as operas go but Lulu has some great music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    Extremely sad how his career and life ended. I lived much of his conducting work. Got to see him conduct Wagner at the Met. He was a traditionalist in a world of progressives.

    RIP James

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    RIP James. His inexcusable behavior aside, his Wagner and Mahler was sublime. Legend.

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    I've been listening to a bunch of Eótvös pieces tonight. This one is for pipe and Hammond organ, percussion and orchestra. The Frankfurt Radio Symphony channel has a lot of cool stuff.

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    I heard this in the radio whithout knowing what it was - I thought it was inspired by Satie but much more modern.
    I checked - It was Satie...


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    ^^ Even more unusual, it's one of Satie's rare longer pieces. Most of his works were intentionally kept around 3 minutes, to fit on a 78 rpm record. He wanted his work accessible by all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ^^ Even more unusual, it's one of Satie's rare longer pieces. Most of his works were intentionally kept around 3 minutes, to fit on a 78 rpm record. He wanted his work accessible by all.
    Allegedly it was thought out to accompany silent movies.

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    Bliss!


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    Composer: Robert Heppener


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Bliss!
    Yes it is! Most of Ligeti is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Allegedly it was thought out to accompany silent movies.
    That was certainly the case for Parade...one of his longest of all, clocking in at 15 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    That was certainly the case for Parade...one of his longest of all, clocking in at 15 minutes.
    And how about Vexations?


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    ^^ That was more of a transcendental exercise. Playing the same thing over and over again, 840 times. And it's more for the performer than any potential listener.

    EDIT: The piece itself is only a few bars. Not even enough to fill a page of manuscript paper, let alone a full side of a 78rpm record. The point is the repetition. To keep plugging away at it without getting bored, distracted, letting your mind wander. Not even so much as taking a bathroom or water break until it's repeated for the 840th time. The desired effect is similar to the sweat lodges of the Navajo Nation, here in the desert southwest. To be transformational for the participant.
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    Poil goes... erm... classic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Awesome. I don't own that version but should get it. I have Sinopoli/Philharmonia. Yes, the overture is absolutely blissful.

    Because I am obsessed/addicted to The Ring, I've been Spotifying this newer recording with Van Zweden/Hong Kong Philharmonic (which supposed to be the best of the Asian Orchestras), so I just ordered the CD set from Amazon for $50. It's my 5th Ring set. The production and sonics on this thing are unreal, and I've never heard singers so crystal clear as this before in any Ring cycle. Can't wait.
    My brother just got the Hong Kong Ring. So I’m interested in getting it from him eventually to listen to.

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