?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

24 Hours of 21st Century Orchestral Music

Somebody named Will Robin has put together a program called Symphomania for WQXR, and it's comprised of 24 hours of 21st Century orchestral music. Robin's introduction gives context for the program, which includes a number of composers and pieces of music that I've heard or at least heard of, but also many composers I've never heard of. I'm mostly linking to the program for future reference.

Not 21st century, but on the orchestral music front I've got a ticket to the Seattle Symphony on Thursday, when they'll be playing Jean Sibelius' Symphonies 5, 6, and 7 conducted by Thomas Dausgaard. As I've mentioned here before, the 7th has become one of my favorite pieces of music. I've heard the 5th and 6th as well, but I'm not as familiar with them. I'm really looking forward to this show.

Tags:

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
kalimac
Mar. 25th, 2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
Of the 60 composers, I've heard music by maybe 35 of them, and there's a few others whose names I know. Some of them I really like. Some I definitely don't. I won't say at this point which, though I've mentioned a few in my past posts. But I don't think it can be all 21C music, though most of it is, since the first composer played (at the bottom of the page) is Luigi Nono, who died in 1990.

This will be well worth listening to.
randy_byers
Mar. 25th, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
Good catch on the Nono. I wonder if it could be a piece that was completed by somebody else posthumously, but if so you'd think the somebody else would be credited as well.
kalimac
Mar. 25th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
I forgot to add that I'd go to that Seattle Symphony concert like a shot.

Well, I will get to hear the Seventh later this weekend.
randy_byers
Mar. 25th, 2015 10:17 pm (UTC)
They've done the complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies plus the violin concerto, all with Dausgaard conducting.
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

April 2017
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner