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Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:09:27 AM »
i am not a haas fan and i think his music is overrated so


fite me >:D








Also, my intention for this thread is to use it as a place to learn a bit more about which pieces of music by Haas everyone loves most and maybe things I would have otherwise missed........(considering I am not his biggest fan so far......   :-\) I tend to hear his name mentioned most often when people talk about music these days, so I guess I should get to know his music better and also in the end probably enjoy it more anyway.

What are your top five favourites, GMG?  ;D

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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 01:24:23 AM »
Not much of a "fan" tbh honest but these pieces are cool:

"Hyperion"
"I Can't Breathe"
"Cello Concerto"
"Guitar Quartet" (your kind of thing  ;)
"....... for viola and 6 voices"


His music is generally to static for me to get into much, those pieces lend themselves out of his typical rut.
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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 05:36:54 PM »
limited approximations
String Quartet No. 7
Hyperion
Violin Concerto
Baritone Saxophone Concerto

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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 01:44:21 AM »
There are 3 composers with this last name
Pavel
G.-F.
Nicolas
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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 02:25:41 AM »
There are 3 composers with this last name
Pavel
G.-F.
Nicolas

I think Jessop meant Georg.

But Pavel has some incredible string quartets btw

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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 08:43:47 AM »
I think Jessop meant Georg.

But Pavel has some incredible string quartets btw
Damn right. A Study for Strings is cool, too.
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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 09:09:20 AM »
And his song cycles (8 out of his 22 compositions).  This very recent CD has 4, including the one on chinese poetry composed a TerezinStadt and Fata Morgana a 30min piece scored for tenor and string quintet.  The combination voice+quartet/quintet is rare in the repertoire and yet so effective.

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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 01:16:45 PM »
There are 3 composers with this last name
Pavel
G.-F.
Nicolas
I know nothing of Pavel and Nicolas, having only heard the names far less often than I've seen articles and promotions and GMG mentions of Georg's music

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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 01:24:53 PM »
I like watching 'In Vain' with the light show. So does Rattle!

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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 01:26:48 PM »
And his song cycles (8 out of his 22 compositions).  This very recent CD has 4, including the one on chinese poetry composed a TerezinStadt and Fata Morgana a 30min piece scored for tenor and string quintet.  The combination voice+quartet/quintet is rare in the repertoire and yet so effective.



The audio samples for that Pavel Haas disc sounded so lovely. I’m tempted to buy it.
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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 03:10:47 PM »
limited approximations is pretty ok, not gonna set the world on fire but has probably been the largest-scale and best-exposed exploration of microtonality in 21st century Europe. It’s incredibly rare that any big orchestra or whatever is willing to take something like that on. Also Wer, wenn ich schrei, hörte mich (?? I don’t speak German well enough to know if that’s right) has been praised by people who know a lot, and is a perfectly pleasant listen, but I don’t remember much else about it.

In vain honestly sounded to me like Melodien stretched out to an hour.

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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 07:22:26 PM »
In vain honestly sounded to me like Melodien stretched out to an hour.

I kinda thought similar but didn't think of the specific Ligeti piece. Contrary to the usual pseudo-spectral associations he gets, he seems to riff on textural-Ligeti way too more then he really should  :-X

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Re: Top 5 Favourite Haas Works
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 03:25:03 AM »
I like limited approximations and SQ7... don't care too much for the rest of his output...