the pine mantras, by Anthony Suter, for percussion quartet Tromba lontana, by John Adams, for two trumpets and orchestra Karakurenai, by Andy Akiho, for marimba and steel drum Rothko Chapel, by Morton Feldman, for viola, celesta, percussion, and choir
Most of these are form Q2 of course: Ballade, by Oskar Morawetz, for piano For Heart, Breath and Orchestra, by Richard Reed Parry, for orchestra Different…Rains, by Pavel Karmanov, for flute and piano L’auberge de Loupiac, by Florent Ghys, for voice Still With Me, by Alexander Balanescu, for string quartet Musica Optica, by Gyorgy Geszler, … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: January 13, 2013
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 … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: October 28, 2012
I’ve been looking for a contemporary piece to put on my junior recital, hence the bundle of viola pieces here. Any suggestions??? I’d prefer a piece about 7-10 minutes long, more or less. Simply Purple, by Joan Tower, for solo viola Purple Rhapsody, by Joan Tower, for viola and orchestra String Quartet, by Derek Bermel, … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: September 30, 2012
As Desperation Sets In, by Caleb Burhans, for clarinet and piano In Transit, by Beata Moon, for piano Wassermannmusik, by Hans Otte, for harp Entrometido, by Noah Luna, for flute and cello Symphony of Our Father, by Michael Patterson, for orchestra Mondrianism, by Barry M. Lawrence, for solo piano
Although it’s over a year old, I just recently ran across the Chevrolet/Transformers 3 commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLV. (I hardly watch t.v., especially during the school year.) When I last visited Cajon High, Mr. Heller (the band/orchestra teacher) had told me about his students winning the audition–way to go guys! Check out … More That’s my alma mater!
Oops! I missed a week. Still trying to get back in the groove of things though–here are a few treats from Q2: Violin Concerto, by Andrzej Panufnik, for violin and string orchestra Shadowlines, by George Benjamin, for piano Les Fees from Four Pieces for String Quartet, by Bruno Mantovani Rising, by Joan Tower, for string … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: July 8, 2012