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The Operas of High Modernism
« on: July 18, 2016, 10:24:47 AM »
This WILL be random.

And, I mostly thought of this since these kinds of Composers usually seem to only have one Opera under their belt. The first two that come to mind are:

Ferneyhough 'Shadowtime'
Feldman 'Neither'
Stockhausen 'Licht'
Ligeti 'La Grand Macabre'
Lachenmann 'The Little Matchstick Girl'
Penderecki 'The Devils of Loudon'
Penderecki "Paradise Lost'
Messiaen 'St. Francis of Assisi'
Blomdahl? 'Ariana' (first "space Opera")
PHILIP GLASS (yes, technically High Modernism)

oh... drrrr..... Zimmermann 'Die Soldaten'

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Re: The Operas of High Modernism
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 11:00:29 AM »
Cristóbal Halffter: Don Quijote (available on CD--Glossa), Lázaro (DVD--NEOS), Schachnovelle (not available AFAIK).

Gilbert Amy: Le premier cercle (CD--MFA Radio France)

Luigi Nono: Al gran sole carico d'amore, Intolleranza 1960, Prometeo (?)

Henri Pousseur: Votre Faust

A whole lot of Luciano Berio pieces.

Bruno Maderna: Don Perlimplin, Satyricon, Hyperion (?)

Alexander Goehr, Philippe Manoury, Michaël Levinas...

Alberto Ginastera: Don Rodrigo, Bomarzo, Beatrix Cenci

Luigi Dallapiccola: Volo di notte, Il Prigioniero, Ulisse

Roger Sessions's Montezuma

Elliott Carter: What next? (here the "?" is part of the title  ;) ).

Emmanuel Nunes: Das Märchen

Goffredo Petrassi: Il Cordovano

Giacomo Manzoni: Atomtod, Doktor Faust

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