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Michael Levinas Lives Here
« 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



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.)

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Re: Michael Levinas Lives Here
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2020, 11:15:33 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/JnefNsb0bjk&amp;ab_channel=Micha%C3%ABlLevinas" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/JnefNsb0bjk&amp;ab_channel=Micha%C3%ABlLevinas</a>

Errr . . . I thought the piano was just an instrument for museum pieces . . . and then I heard this.
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Re: Michael Levinas Lives Here
« Reply #2 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.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/9I0CANk10Io&amp;ab_channel=LeBalcon" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/9I0CANk10Io&amp;ab_channel=LeBalcon</a>
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