Author Topic: Pieces that have blown you away recently  (Read 46091 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline king ubu

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3653
  • sic transit gloria mundi
    • ubu's notizen
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Currently Listening to:
    all music
Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #580 on: August 12, 2018, 05:38:24 AM »
Nice! I've never heard Evil Nigger or Gay Guerrilla played on strings before, although I know those pieces are open instrumentation. I remember Eastman saying, however, that around 18 instruments was what he had in mind (rather than a quartet).

Four times 88 tuned drums should be sufficient, shouldn't it?  ;)
Es wollt ein meydlein grasen gan:
Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Und do die roten röslein stan:
Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Fick mich mehr, du hast dein ehr.
Kannstu nit, ich wills dich lern.
Fick mich, lieber Peter!

http://ubus-notizen.blogspot.ch/

Offline schnittkease

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 123
  • Location: Portland, OR
Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #581 on: August 16, 2018, 12:37:46 AM »
Four times 88 tuned drums should be sufficient, shouldn't it?  ;)

That's a large "quartet"...

Offline SymphonicAddict

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 898
Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #582 on: August 16, 2018, 09:11:19 PM »
P. Glass - Concerto Fantasy for two timpanists and orchestra



This is truly awesome. Glass is not a composer of my predilection, but this piece ranks very high for me now. It's sheer excitement, you feel invigorated when hearing. As the timpani are one of my favorite instruments, this work fits perfectly to my tastes. Originality and thrill to say the least.

Offline kyjo

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1249
  • Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974)
  • Location: United States
Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #583 on: Today at 06:45:21 AM »
P. Glass - Concerto Fantasy for two timpanists and orchestra



This is truly awesome. Glass is not a composer of my predilection, but this piece ranks very high for me now. It's sheer excitement, you feel invigorated when hearing. As the timpani are one of my favorite instruments, this work fits perfectly to my tastes. Originality and thrill to say the least.

Nice! I’ve been meaning to check out this work for some time. I love the thrilling, dynamic energy the timpani creates, so this concerto ought to be a treat!
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Offline Alberich

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1792
  • Huge fan of 19th and 20th century art.
  • Location: Finland
Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #584 on: Today at 06:49:03 AM »
Once again another Rimsky-Korsakov opera that I am amazed by. First The Golden Cockerel, then Sadko, then Snow Maiden and now the magnificent The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh.
"Javert, though frightful, had nothing ignoble about him. Probity, sincerity, candor, conviction, the sense of duty, are things which may become hideous when wrongly directed; but which, even when hideous, remain grand."

- Victor Hugo