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Current Listening: Oliver Knussen Conducts Elliott Carter's Music

The great American composer Elliott Carter had composed a large number of important and inspiring works. This recording features three orchestral works by the composer: the Three Occasions for Orchestra, Violin Concerto, and the Concerto for Orchestra (one of Carter’s most well-known works). 220 more words


Current Listening: Takemitsu's Piano Music Played By Kotaro Fukuma

Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu may not have composed very much piano music, but his works for solo piano have become an important part of the twentieth century repertoire. 132 more words


Favourite Recording: Boulez's Répons and Dialogue de l'ombre double

Pierre Boulez’s music may not be “easy listening,” but these 2 compositions by the French composer are outstanding. Répons is a masterpiece of contemporary music, and… 251 more words


Current Listening: Salonen Conducts Magnus Lindberg's Piano Concerto, Kraft

Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg is undoubtedly an important and talented composer of today. This recording, released by Ondine, contains excellent performances of two orchestral works by the composer: the Piano Concerto (No.1), and… 197 more words


Current Listening: Carl St.Clair Conducts Works by Takemitsu

This recording features 3 orchestral works by the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu: From me flows what you call Time, Twill by Twilight, and… 211 more words


Current Listening: Krystian Zimerman and Anne-Sophie Mutter Play Lutosławski

Witold Lutosławski is one of the big figures of 20th century music. On this disc, Lutosławski himself conducts 3 of his later works (all composed in the 1980s). 128 more words


Mouse on the Keys

A fusion of rhythmically pulsating minimalism evocative of Philip Glass and the hard-hitting dynamism of jazz, electronic and post-rock styles is perhaps a good way to describe… 489 more words