Author Topic: Piano Masters: 1950-2000  (Read 12891 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

snyprrr

  • Guest
Re: Piano Masters: 1950-2000
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2011, 11:00:13 PM »
Trying not to hit too many that have already been mentioned ...

German - minimalist?:
Peter Michael Hamel
Wilfried Hiller
Hans Otte

Prague spring:
Bohuslav Martinů
Miloslav Kabeláč esp Preludes Op. 30
Czesław Marek

North Americans:
Henry Cowell
André Mathieu
Conlon Nancarrow
Leo Ornstein
Ned Rorem

Tricky Italians:
Luigi Dallapiccola
Marco De Bari
Francesco Pennisi
Giacinto Scelsi

Soviets, well you won't find a whole lot of wild and wacky here tho Mosolov ceased to be appreciated:
Anatoly Alexandrov
Sergei Bortkiewitz (just sneaks in)
Samuil Feinberg
Dmitri Kabalevsky
Nikolai Kapustin
Alexander Mosolov
Nikolai Myaskovsky (d. 1950)
Nikolai Obouhov
Shosty

Forgettable Frenchmen:
Darius Milhaud
Paul Hindemith

Poms:
York Bowen
Brian Ferneyhough
Robert Simpson

Aussie, punching well above his weight:
Carl Vine

Orient:
Akira Miyoshi

Don't waste your life like I have wasted mine:
Claude Ballif
Paul Cooper
Robert Helps
William Hibbard

Niiice! 8) Hamel's a name that pops up from decade to decade.

Miyoshi!

Offline petrarch

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1452
  • Luigi Nono (1924-1990)
  • Location: Boston, MA
Re: Piano Masters: 1950-2000
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2011, 08:00:36 PM »


(...)

Interestingly, I didn't find it that alluring. Sounded somewhat mechanical to me.

Listened to this in full today. This isn't a terribly interesting CD and what I had written previously still applies; Suite hétéroclite (1954-55) and Visage I (1956) are listenable, but the rest is either too mechanical or merely is momentarily passable. This is not the work of someone with an ear for sonority and contour.
//p
The music collection.
The hi-fi system: Esoteric X-03SE -> Pathos Logos -> Analysis Audio Amphitryon.
A view of the whole

snyprrr

  • Guest
Re: Piano Masters: 1950-2000
« Reply #62 on: March 19, 2011, 09:52:48 AM »
Listened to this in full today. This isn't a terribly interesting CD and what I had written previously still applies; Suite hétéroclite (1954-55) and Visage I (1956) are listenable, but the rest is either too mechanical or merely is momentarily passable. This is not the work of someone with an ear for sonority and contour.

Of course, NOW I want to hear how 'bad' it is, haha! ;D

snyprrr

  • Guest
Re: Piano Masters: 1950-2000
« Reply #63 on: March 19, 2011, 09:56:48 AM »
Currently I'm in a rotation with these Composers' Piano Music:

Boulez
Stockhausen
Ligeti
Xenakis

Bussotti
Castiglioni
Denisov
Halffter
Sciarrino
Donatoni

Finnissy
Ferneyhough
Barrett
...etc.,...


Yea,... it's a slooow day. 8)

Offline petrarch

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1452
  • Luigi Nono (1924-1990)
  • Location: Boston, MA
Re: Piano Masters: 1950-2000
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2011, 06:11:37 AM »
Nah, I want the Mode CD!

Just got the Bussotti today :). It took a while to track an "as new" copy that didn't go for extortionate prices.

http://www.moderecords.com/catalog/065bussotti.html


//p
The music collection.
The hi-fi system: Esoteric X-03SE -> Pathos Logos -> Analysis Audio Amphitryon.
A view of the whole

snyprrr

  • Guest
Re: Piano Masters: 1950-2000
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2011, 05:23:48 AM »
Just got the Bussotti today :). It took a while to track an "as new" copy that didn't go for extortionate prices.

http://www.moderecords.com/catalog/065bussotti.html



Where/How did you get it? Haha,... good work!

I actually find myself putting this cd on quite frequently. I can hear differences throughout the decades. I especially like the Sonatina Gioacchina (which says '5mins.' on the cd, but is actually @15mins.), which is pretty friendly, not that the rest of the program isn't pretty hot. The short Petit bis, also, has some fingers on the strings stuff that's cool.

The score for Pour Clavier is pretty unbelievable, no? I'm finding that I have a weakness for these looong Avant piano pieces. Just the sound of the piano being Avant-ed makes me happy, haha!