Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: October 28, 2012

Our  Composition Studio had a listening exam on Friday. I always enjoy studying for them as a way to find new literature. Here is the playlist below:

  • Scherzo Ricercato, by Lukas Foss, for solo piano
  • Toccata for Violin and Player Piano, by Conlon Nancarrow
  • On the Edge of the Infinite, by Christopher Theofanidis, for violin and orchestra
  • Voices and Cello, by Morton Feldman
  • MM 51, by Mauricio Kagel, for piano and metronome
  • Dash, by Jennifer Higdon, for flute, clarinet, and piano
  • Eclat, by Pierre Boulez, for 15 instruments
  • Kya, by Giacinto Scelsi, for saxophone and seven instruments
  • Cheating, Lying, Stealing, by David Lang, for bass clarinet, piano, and two percussionists
  • Dedication, by Erkki-Sven Tuur, for cello and piano
  • Piece in the Shape of a Square, by Philip Glass, for two flutes (two saxophones on the recording I’m listening to)
  • Prelude, by Lou Harrison, for solo cello
  • Light Screens, by Andrew Norman, for flute, violin, viola, and cello
  • Shiraz, by Claude Vivier, for solo piano
  • Pacific Rim, by Stephen Hartke, for orchestra
  • Sonata No. I, by Henryk Gorecki, for solo piano

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