Thanks, petrarch, for the detailed comments on those three Grisey pieces. Just a few weeks ago I heard a live performance of Le noir de l'étoile (here), and on March 4, will hear it again, incredibly just a few weeks later, by Les Percussions de Strasbourg.
I must say, a fascinating experience, hearing this work (as virtually all my Grisey experiences have been). After the glow of these performances has ebbed, I will certainly get that recording, as well as the other two works you mentioned.
Like I said in the other Thread,... I'd get that percussion cd if I thought my boom-box would play it.
btw- Just ordered Les Espaces
..., had to take the plunge, no? And yes, I got the 'right' one. Can't wait!!
So, I've got my 'One' Murail
disc: the Desert Island one on "Composers of our Time' series, with Serendib
and the other two pieces. I know you like Gondwana
, but right now, I'm totally satisfied with this.
I've got what I consider the 'crucial' Dufourt
I just ordered the Seminal Grisey
I'm holding off on Aperghis
for the moment,... I really want to get that 'Musique d'Chambre' cd on ZigZag Territories, but it's absolutely not available anywhere (can you help here?),... and that Kairos disc looks good, and the 2cd set 'Simulacres' seems like the One(s) to get. Not going for Recitations
is the last one on the list, and his discography is only available in your dreams. There's yet another Percussion de Strassbourg cd featuring all his percussion music, along with a Naxos release of piano music (with Ohana music), and then some Accord/Adda type cds.
I think that's it, isn't it? Does this bring me up to speed? I left Manoury
off because his discography is even more pathetic (though, Pluton
would be the piece here, no?).
Also, Jarrell, Cohen, Obst, Lenot, Hurel, Dalbavie, and the 'rest',... well, they'll have to wait.
What do you say?