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Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967)
« on: September 04, 2020, 03:35:31 AM »
Based on the handful of works I've heard by Rebecca Saunders, she is a force to be reckoned with. This afternoon, hearing more of her work, thanks to the Berlin Philharmonic's Digital Concert Hall and Klangforum Wien:

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53506

More coming on Monday and Wednesday, from other artists, and a third concert later in September. All look fascinating.

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53300
https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53500
https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53188

PS, at the moment, these concerts are being offered free, with email registration. Audio and video quality are outstanding.

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Re: Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967)
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 03:59:07 AM »
I agree, she is one of the most interesting of composers working today.  It is also nice to see a major orchestra programming her works.

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Re: Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967)
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 03:29:44 AM »
I gave "Stasis" and "Crimson" a listen.   :-X
Is there something better - a 'magnum opus' to date?
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Re: Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967)
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 04:00:22 AM »
On CD which impressed me is Stirrings Still

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Re: Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967)
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 04:37:16 AM »
On CD which impressed me is Stirrings Still



Wow, yeah. This sounds excellent! I wasn't so impressed with another piece of hers that I heard recently (it was a 20 minute piano piece; can't remember the name) but this one is giving me a promising vibe. Seems like Ms. Saunders is one to pay attention to.

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Re: Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967)
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 05:21:58 AM »
Didn't care for that piece (I and II) either - this is one contemporary composer I don't think I'm going to be able to warm up to.
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Re: Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967)
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 06:12:58 AM »
Coming up in two hours, another big helping of music by Rebecca Saunders, this time from Ensemble Musikfabrik:

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53500

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