Musística: Philip Glass: Heroes Symphony No.4

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Release date: October 14th, 2014

Philip Glass

Philip Glass

“”Heroes” Symphony, like The Low Symphony of several years ago is based on the recording of the same name made by David Bowie and Brian Eno in the late 70s. During that period David and Brian were attempting to extend the normal definition of pop and rock and roll. In a series of innovative recordings in which influences of world music, experimental ‘avant- garde’ were used, they were re-defining the language of music in ways which can be heard even today.
Almost twenty years later, I have gone back to their original material, using it as a point of departure and inspiration, much as composers of the past have based their work on their contemporaries. Using themes from Heroes I have made a new composition which hopefully will reintroduce this music to today’s listeners.
I mentioned the new work I was doing to Twyla Tharp, the American choreographer with whom I had worked on In the Upper Room, a dance work for her company. She suggested I think of Heroes as a ballet score for her new dance company. We suggested this to David, who immediately shared Twyla’s enthusiasm for the Idea. Accordingly, I set Heroes as a six movement work, each movement based on a theme from Heroes, with an overall dramatic structure that would be suitable for dance. The result is a symphonic ballet – a transformation of the original themes combined with new material of my own and presented in a new dramatic form. ” *
* [Philip Glass 1997]

Playlist
1 Heroes ~ David Bowie & Brian Eno, reinterpreted – Philip Glass
2 Philip Glass – Symphony No. 4 ‘Heroes’ – 03 Sense Of Doubt
3 Philip Glass – Sons of the Silent Age – From the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno. Performed by The American Composers Orchestra. Dennis Russell Davies, principal conductor.
4 Philip Glass: Symphony No. 4 “Heroes”, Movement 6 “V2 Schneider” (live with Philip Glass appearance) – The Bruckner Orchestra Linz conducted by Dennis Russell Davies perform the final movement. Recorded in Linz on June 26th, 2009.
5 David Bowie – Heroes (A Reality Tour)
   

Philip Glass: Symphony No.4 Heroes Title Philip Glass: Symphony No.4 Heroes
Artists Sinfonieorchester Basel, Dennis Russell Davies, Philip Glass, David Bowie (composer), Brian Eno (composer)
Binding Audio CD
Label ORANGE MOUNTAIN
Release date 2014-10-14

Musística: Georg Muffat: Missa in labore requies

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Release date: August 26, 2014

Gunar Letzbor

Gunar Letzbor

“Gunar Letzbor and his ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria are proven specialists for Austrian baroque music. During recent years, they have rediscovered, performed and recorded polychoral Festive Masses by Weichlein, Ramhaufsky and Hochreither and thus Georg Muffat’s magnificent ‘Missa in labore requies’ is a logical choice of repertoire. This work is the only surviving church music by Georg Muffat and is overwhelming in sonic impact and profundity but also a richness of melodic invention. In its polychoral design, the work is in the tradition of Salzburg Festive Masses, reflecting in their extraordinary musical opulence, the almost boundless material wealth of the prince bishops who commissioned them.” *
* [Amazon Product Description]
“Georg Muffat was born in Megève (now in France), and was of Scottish descent. He studied in Paris between 1663 and 1669, where his teacher is often assumed to have been Jean Baptiste Lully. After leaving Paris, he became an organist in Molsheim and Sélestat. Later, he studied law in Ingolstadt, afterwards settling in Vienna. He could not get an official appointment, so he travelled to Prague in 1677, then to Salzburg, where he worked for the archbishop for some ten years. In about 1680, he traveled to Italy, there studying the organ with Bernardo Pasquini, a follower of the tradition of Girolamo Frescobaldi; he also met Arcangelo Corelli, whose works he admired very much. From 1690 to his death, he was Kapellmeister to the bishop of Passau. His works are strongly influenced by both French and Italian composers.” **
** [Wikipedia]

Playlist
1 Georg Muffat: Missa in labore requies – Ars Antiqua Austria – Florianer Sängerknaben – Dirigent: Gunar Letzbor (23 augustus 2013)
2 Teaser video for Ars Antiqua Austria‘s recording of H. I. F. Biber‘s Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum, with Gunar Letzbor.
3 Madrigale – St. Florianer Sängerknaben – Live in Bangkok 2013
   

Georg Muffat: Missa in labore requies Title Georg Muffat: Missa in labore requies
Artists Ars Antiqua Austria, Georg Muffat, Gunar Letzbor, St Florianer Sangerknaben
Binding Audio CD
Label PAN CLASSICS
Release date 2014-08-26

Musística: Sabine Meyer – Clarinet Concertos, Vol. 2

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Release date: August 26, 2014

Sabine Meyer & Karl-Anton Rickenbacher

Sabine Meyer & Karl-Anton Rickenbacher

“Sabine Meyer is a German classical clarinetist. She began her career as a member of the Bayerische Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic, where her appointment as one of the orchestra’s first female members caused controversy. Herbert von Karajan, the orchestra’s music director, hired Meyer in September 1982, but the players voted against her at the conclusion of her probation period by a vote of 73 to 4. The orchestra insisted the reason was that her tone did not blend with the other members of the section, but other observers, including Karajan, believed that the true reason was her gender. In 1983, after nine months, Meyer left the orchestra to become a full-time solo clarinetist. In addition to her work as a soloist, Sabine Meyer is a committed player of chamber music and plays all styles of classical music. She finds great value in continued long-term collaboration with other musicians.” *
* [Wikipedia]
“Gunar Letzbor and his ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria are proven specialists for Austrian baroque music. During recent years, they have rediscovered, performed and recorded polychoral Festive Masses by Weichlein, Ramhaufsky and Hochreither and thus Georg Muffat’s magnificent ‘Missa in labore requies’ is a logical choice of repertoire. This work is the only surviving church music by Georg Muffat and is overwhelming in sonic impact and profundity but also a richness of melodic invention. In its polychoral design, the work is in the tradition of Salzburg Festive Masses, reflecting in their extraordinary musical opulence, the almost boundless material wealth of the prince bishops who commissioned them.” **
** [Amazon product description]

Playlist
1 S. Meyer & C. AbbadoW. A. Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A major K622 Adagio – Berliner Philharmoniker
2 Sabine Meyer C. Debussy Rhapsody for Clarinet
3 [The Hagen Quartet & Sabine Meyer] C. M. Weber – Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat major
4 Igor Stravinsky – Ebony Concerto (1945) – Benny Goodman, Clarinet – Columbia Jazz Combo – Igor Stravinsky, Conductor
   


Musística: Haydn & Geminiani: Scottish Songs

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Release date: August 26, 2014

Manfredo Kraemer

Manfredo Kraemer

“Haydn was of humble family. His parents were working people who dwelt in an obscure rural village, and had no musical training. This is not to say they were unmusical, however. Mathias was a folk musician, having taught himself to play the harp while a journeyman. The Haydn family frequently sang together as well as with their neighbors. Many scholars have argued that this early connection to folk music remained with him for the rest of his life: that throughout his career, Haydn took advantage of folk tunes, deploying them in strategic locations in his music. The adult Haydn even did field work, collecting folk songs from the people. Haydn is claimed to have borrowed folk tunes from several ethnic groups, including Austrians, Gypsies, and Croatians.”
“Geminiani’s music was explosive, choppy, and difficult to play; it did not fit into the common symmetrical, repetitive patterns of the Baroque era (c. 1600–1750) in which he worked. Geminiani’s most important treatise was The Art of Playing on the Violin (1751). His instructional works, aimed at the English market, often used English, Irish, and Scottish folk songs as examples.”*
* [Wikipedia]

Playlist
1 Geminiani: 3 Scottish Airs with Variations from “A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick” – Palladian Ensemble
2 Joseph Haydn – Scottish Songs for William Napier I – Lorna Anderson, soprano. Jamie MacDougall, tenor. Haydn Trio Eisenstadt.
3 PBO in rehearsal with Susan Hamilton: Vivaldi‘s Laudate Pueri
4 François Francoeur Sonata VI-Rondeau: Encuentro Internacional de Música Antigua 2009 CNART – Manfredo Kraemer, violin
   

Scottish Songs Title Scottish Songs
Artists Susan Hamilton, Franz Joseph Haydn, Francesco Geminiani, Manfredo Kraemer, Rare Fruits Council
Binding Audio CD
Label Ludi Musici
Release date 2014-08-26

Musística: Pipelare: The Sound and the Fury

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Release date: August 26, 2014

Matthaeus Pipelare - The Sound and the Fury

Matthaeus Pipelare
The Sound and the Fury

“Matthaeus Pipelare was a Netherlandish composer, choir director, and possibly wind instrument player of the Renaissance. Unlike many of his contemporaries, many of whom traveled to Italy, Spain or elsewhere, he seems never to have left the Low Countries. Pipelare’s style was wide-ranging; he wrote in almost all of the vocal forms current in his day: masses, motets, secular songs in all the local languages. No instrumental music has survived. In mood his music ranged from light secular songs to sombre motets.” *
“The sound and the fury (founded 2005) is an Anglo-German vocal group specialising entirely in performance of renaissance polyphony of the Franco-Flemish school.”*
* [Wikipedia]

Playlist
1 Matthaeus Pipelare: Missa l’Homme Armé 1. Kyrie
2 Matthaeus Pipelare – Fors Seulement
3 The Sound And The Fury with Marianne Beate Kielland. Mille Regretz (a French chanson) from a concert in Viechtach during Kulturwald 2010.
   

Matthaeus Pipelare: Masses Title Matthaeus Pipelare: Masses
Artists Matthaeus Pipelare, paradise regained, The Sound and the Fury, __
Binding Audio CD
Label FRA BERNARDO
Release date 2014-08-26