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The Music Room => Composer Discussion => Topic started by: Mandryka on December 10, 2020, 05:55:01 AM

Title: Michael Levinas Lives Here
Post by: Mandryka on December 10, 2020, 05:55:01 AM
I don’t know much about this composer. What I have heard has a very distinctive voice, often disorienting, often appealing. I’d like to explore his music more, hence a thread as a place to dump any thoughts.

Very much enjoying a string quartet on this CD, a string quartet which sounds totally like no other

(https://img.discogs.com/5ZYAMkYDZPsCde4GRcBRUPNJK4k=/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-6568697-1422189928-3222.jpeg.jpg)

And last night I dipped into this bizarre and totally morish (I mean when you start you want more) opera based on the eponymous Kafka novella - music every bit as original as, for example, Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy (and playful - that’s why I thought of the Birtwistle opera.)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61H7njYXgFL._AC_SX679_.jpg)
Title: Re: Michael Levinas Lives Here
Post by: Mandryka on December 17, 2020, 11:15:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/JnefNsb0bjk&ab_channel=Micha%C3%ABlLevinas

Errr . . . I thought the piano was just an instrument for museum pieces . . . and then I heard this.
Title: Re: Michael Levinas Lives Here
Post by: Mandryka on December 31, 2020, 01:50:48 AM
Nice little piano concerto with quite a distinctive sound here -- good video too. Concerto pour un piano espace No. 2.

https://www.youtube.com/v/9I0CANk10Io&ab_channel=LeBalcon