Author Topic: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.  (Read 4825 times)

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Art music only. CD referrals would be swell. Spotify availability a plus. Give it a shot, please.  :)

Thank you!

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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 03:48:56 AM »
Wuorinen, String Sextet



Louis Andriessen, Hout



Ivan Moody, Words of the Angel



Judth Shatin, Dreamtigers



Elizabeth Vercoe, Kleemation

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 04:04:43 AM »
Splendid, Karl! Can't wait.

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 04:11:10 AM »
I'm here for ya, buddy.
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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 04:27:23 AM »
Wait you listen to classical music Dave?  I forgot! ;D

I'll put out these names for your consideration: Lindberg, Aho, Penderecki, Gorecki.

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 04:45:33 AM »
Wait you listen to classical music Dave?  I forgot! ;D

Yes, yes, I do. Thanks for the names.

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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 04:46:22 AM »
There's this thread. 

But, works by composers Joseph Schwantner, Jacob Druckman, George Rochberg, George Crumb, and Jennifer Higdon, along with those already mentioned might fit the bill.

Cool thread. Thanks.

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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 04:47:29 AM »
Try anything from David Lang. Great music.

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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 04:49:44 AM »
Try anything from David Lang. Great music.

Okay. Any favorite recordings?

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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 04:50:29 AM »
I have not heard any Crumb works written within the past 30 years . . . but I see that there are some.  Mundus canis (guitar and percussion) looks interesting . . . .
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 05:41:54 AM »
I don't see Dave rapping any knuckles, anyway . . . .
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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 05:44:10 AM »
I don't know what you enjoy, Dave, but give Schnittke a listen at some point. Spotify has a lot of his recordings uploaded.
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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 05:49:05 AM »
I don't know what you enjoy, Dave, but give Schnittke a listen at some point. Spotify has a lot of his recordings uploaded.

Will do!

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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 05:52:38 AM »
Will do!
Perfect composer to listen to while writing all of those horror novels.  >:D

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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2013, 05:53:21 AM »
Perfect composer to listen to while writing all of those horror novels.  >:D

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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
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I'll add five discs.  You can pick and choose the works.
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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2013, 06:51:36 AM »
I'll add five discs.  You can pick and choose the works.

Great!

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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2013, 07:10:19 AM »
Some of my favorite contemporary composers include: Thomas Ades, Einojuhani Rautavaara, John Adams, Aulis Salinnen, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Magnus Lindberg, Kenneth Fuchs, Samuel Jones, Steven Stucky, John McCabe, Arnold Rosner, Ragnar Soderlind, Nicolas Bacri and Christopher Gunning, just to name a few. All of these composers write accessible and communicative music (Linberg's early works are avant-garde, though). I'll provide specific recommendations with pieces and recordings when I have more time. :)

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Re: 5 serious music works from the past 30 years that I might like.
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2013, 07:19:47 AM »
I now have 110 tracks lined up on Spotify from these recordings! I could only find one of Karl's suggestions on there.