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Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« on: January 21, 2013, 07:55:31 AM »
Here's the OTHER 'Bo':

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Nilsson

To to be clear, Bo LINDE is the sad guy, Bo NILSSON is the Youngest Serialist.

I'd be curious as to who has the 10/4 on Nilsson.

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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 08:30:36 AM »
We need a Bo Diddley thread to make this complete. Edit: He was an upbeat guy.
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 08:34:17 AM »
I've heard of Bo Nilsson, but I have yet to listen to any of his music. Any recommendations? Even though he's a serialist, which puts me off, I'm willing to give a few of his works a listen. I like how snyprrr described Bo Linde as the sad guy. :)
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 08:38:52 AM »
He left the Darmstadt school and went into jazz:

http://matsgus.com/discaholic_corner/?p=460

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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 09:08:39 AM »
He left the Darmstadt school and went into jazz:

http://matsgus.com/discaholic_corner/?p=460

Oh, he was apart of the Darmstadt school? Oh dear...no thanks!
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 05:37:58 PM »
I have a handful of his works, primarily on a CD called Piano con forza. Once upon a time I was also able to download some other works from the internet: Reaktionen (a glittery and sparkly percussion piece); Audiogramme (electronic music, typical of what was being done at the time by Koenig et al); and a couple of others. It is interesting and enjoyable music, if you have an ear for pointillistic music.
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 07:22:53 PM »
I have a handful of his works, primarily on a CD called Piano con forza. Once upon a time I was also able to download some other works from the internet: Reaktionen (a glittery and sparkly percussion piece); Audiogramme (electronic music, typical of what was being done at the time by Koenig et al); and a couple of others. It is interesting and enjoyable music, if you have an ear for pointillistic music.

Here's the big Nilsson Box Set:

http://www.amazon.com/A-Spirits-Whisper-1965-1997/dp/B005X850WW/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1358824880&sr=1-3

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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 07:47:29 PM »
I'll stick with the "sad" Bo. :)
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 08:02:04 PM »
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 05:34:54 AM »
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2013, 06:27:21 AM »
I'll go you all one better, I have a doubleBo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobo_Stenson


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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2013, 08:51:25 AM »
I'll go you all one better, I have a doubleBo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobo_Stenson

Roger Bobo, the tubist. Tuba-ist?

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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 01:27:30 PM »
Here's the big Nilsson Box Set:

http://www.amazon.com/A-Spirits-Whisper-1965-1997/dp/B005X850WW/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1358824880&sr=1-3
It's an interesting set, for sure. Some of the music is rather uneven, and stylistically all over the place, but at his best I find his voice distinctly compelling. I do think that much of his best work came very early on, where he producted music that sounds superficially Darmstadtian but with a more conservative temperament hidden not-particularly-deeply behind it. Clearly, though, he didn't find this solution satisfactory at the time, as one can tell from the enormously long farting noises that end Drei Szenen, his time as a high-profile young composer, and his entire modernist period (the version recorded on this box set mercifully truncates them).

From what little I've read, he has more sympathy for his early music these days, even as his own style has become more and more conservative. Certainly, I think there's something of a critical consensus as to there being lasting value in some of the earlier works, particularly the cantata Brief an Gosta Ostwald, which, to me, manages to combine a largely serialist language with an expressive directness reminiscent of the earlier Nono.
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 05:48:07 PM »
the enormously long farting noises that end Drei Szenen,

You KNOW what happens when someone takes their first sip of hot tea from an overfull cup and reads that? I'm just thankful I don't have to get a new computer!

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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2013, 10:37:10 PM »
the enormously long farting noises that end Drei Szenen

Where are these at? I didn't hear them when I listened on eclassical.
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013, 01:31:48 AM »
Where are these at? I didn't hear them when I listened on eclassical.
Sometimes you can confuse music coming from the speakers with noises made inside the room.

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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013, 05:32:28 AM »
Where are these at? I didn't hear them when I listened on eclassical.
I'm referring to the fortissimo chord that ends the third of the three movements--I read (can't find the source right now) that originally it was much longer.
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Re: Bo Nilsson (b. 1937)
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013, 09:46:16 PM »
I'm referring to the fortissimo chord that ends the third of the three movements--I read (can't find the source right now) that originally it was much longer.

You know we take our farting sounds seriously around here. You promised farting, and LOOK! :o, the Called come expecting some holy grail of outrageous '60s excess. Let us all collect the papers on our desk, and sharpen our pencils, and take a deep breath, and say, Do-De-Ca-Pho-Ne,...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......... ok, are we all back to thinking bleeps and bloops? :P