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Zany Written Musical Instructions: "Shouting-in-the-pub Voice," and Crazier...

Most musical directions are written in Italian. Percy Grainger and others began using their native language (gasp! the sacrilege!), because, why wouldn’t you? It’s what Italian composers did in the way-back because the musicians reading it were, well, Italian. 448 more words


Holy Week Music & Ligeti & Kyrie

As we approach Holy Week our music will the Kyrie from György Ligeti’s Requiem (1963-65). It is not easy listening. We are continuing with our Stanley Kubrick related sacred music thing. 70 more words


Un capolavoro del Novecento: Atmosphéres

Compositore di primo piano che ha rivoluzionato la concezione del suono orchestrale, György Ligeti ha lasciato un testamento musicale di impressionante coerenza e spessore speculativo. Tra le composizioni più note al pubblico delle sale da concerto, abbiamo scelto Atmosphères, un brano risalente ai primi anni Sessanta. 79 more words

Critica Musicale

He ain't got rhythm

Or should that be “he ain’t got no rhythm”?  I fear I am no expert on the demotic or the language of the streets (and I don’t have Mike Skinner’s contact details to hand).   837 more words

Sunday Music & Lux Aeterna & Ligeti

Lux Aeterna, by György Ligeti, performed by Cambridge Clare College Choir, conducted by Timothy Brown. From the album Illumina (1999). OK, I admit I’m kind of going out on the outer edge with this one. 73 more words