Started by Henk, August 15, 2008, 07:07:16 AM
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Quote from: Henk on August 15, 2008, 07:07:16 AMOne of Austria's contemporary composers. I think he's interesting to investigate. Someone familiar with (some of) his works?
Quote from: some guy on August 15, 2008, 05:06:08 PMOne of Austria's oldest composers, for sure.I just finished listening to Spiegel, again. And to the other two pieces on that set.And to the cello concerto, which I bought this afternoon. So that I could respond to this thread and receive great glory. Oh, and so I could have another piece by this interesting composer. I wasn't too taken with the cello concerto on one hearing, but that only means that I'm not always all that good at making snap judgments. I thought it was less edgy, less interesting, less various than Spiegel from around thirty years earlier. But I also thought that Für K, which is on the two CD set with Spiegel, and later than the concerto, is pretty interesting. Long spaces inbetween things. Quirky changes from one thing to something completely different. Pretty cool, actually. The other piece, Monumentum für Karl Prantl, from around the same time as the cello concerto, late 80s, is also kind of a throwback. It's as if someone asked him to write some "pretty" music, and he agreed!! I much prefer the beautiful stuff, myself, I must say. I had some Cerha on an LP, Wergo as I recall. I must not have been all that impressed by it, as I didn't burn a CD of it when I got rid of all my LPs. Idiot! It was probably very cool. Like the cello concerto may turn out to be, once I get to know it well.
Quote from: Guido on April 24, 2009, 02:07:39 PMKeep trying with the cello concerto.
Quote from: some guy on April 24, 2009, 09:49:04 PMFive or six more CDs of Cerha's music wouldn't hurt, would it?
Quote from: petrArch on April 25, 2009, 02:45:51 AMHave you seen the Cerha "Dokumente" 12-CD boxset on ORF? I passed on that once, not sure if I would do again.
Quote from: petrArch on June 15, 2009, 02:58:49 PMNow, if only the Arditti CD with his quartets showed up for sale somewhere at a more normal price (i.e. less than the eye-gouging US$130 some sellers are asking)...
Quote from: Sean on July 25, 2009, 01:07:40 PMHis name's been on my to-get list for years: he's represented at no library I've ever been a member of and I've never seen anything of his broadcast on radio. Is he a boring serialist?
Quote from: petrArch on July 25, 2009, 01:23:54 PMDefine boring...
Quote from: Sean on July 25, 2009, 01:27:50 PMA serialist.You asked for it.
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