Mozart’s Notturno in D major for FOUR ORCHESTRAS?! Guess he beat Stockhausen to it. Great echo effects here.
What do you all think about mixing western orchestras with traditional instruments from other countries? Check out the tunes below (btw Takemitsu is one of my fav’s)
Takemitsu, November Steps
Hagen, Koto Concerto: Genji
Was recently turned on to this piece by fellow Obie and violinist Yuri Popowycz,
Anthemes 2 is a piece for violin and electronics composed by Pierre Boulez the last living composer/conductor of a generation that included Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono and so on… These composers studied directly with Olivier Messiaen and took the theories of serial and 12-tone music, pioneered by Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, into the latter half of the 20th century.
I have also attached some videos corresponding to a few of the composers mentioned above. Enjoy! ppp
Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time
Schoenberg – Pierrot Lunaire
Nono – Canto Sospeso