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GIACINTO SCELSI :: ANAHIT, for violin & 18 instruments

Scelsi subtitled this splendid work “Lyrical Poem on the Name of Venus,” “Anahit” being the ancient Egyptian name for the goddess Venus. The piece is a major work of Scelsi’s and among the most important works of the 1960s. 436 more words

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A Brief History of Western Music – Unit 4, Lesson 5

Here are two folk idiom compositions, one Romanian and one American:

Bela Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances performed by the Danubia Orchestra

Aaron Copeland’s “Hoe Down” from the ballet Rodeo performed by the U.S. 85 more words

Music History

The Power of Recurrence: Further Thoughts on Form

I recently had the pleasure of seeing a live performance of Mario Davidovsky’s Synchronisms No. 10 for guitar and tape. Davidovsky is an Argentine-born composer who has spent most of his career in the US, especially at Columbia and Harvard universities. 970 more words

Philosophy