Nocturne No. 12 struck me as the most surreal and fragmented of the series, using the pentatonic scale and chromatic harmonies with the right hand playing, for the most part, very high up on the keyboard. The last Nocturne, however, is also quite strange, suddenly shifting course in the middle with a loud, fast-paced section with a strong, non-nocturne-like rhythm. Relevant music from inspiring indie artists around the world at your fingertips. Get a license to the entire Artlist catalog with unlimited downloads for a full year. Upgrade to the full Artlist license now and start usinig Artlist music in all of your projects!
These features include two viewing rooms with large flat screen monitors, comfortable seating, fold-away tables, whiteboards, media players, gaming systems, 3D blu-ray, and more. Whereas Western music is arranged around specific major or minor keys that use specific notes contained in that scale, Hindustani music is arranged around the Indian equivalent of a Western major or minor key, with some differences. Hindustani music does not begin on a fixed pitch as in Western styles of art music, but rather can begin on any key. Indian classical music does not organize around harmony, but melody and the relative relationship of each note to the others.
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Then Witzel enters, bringing compositional order to the proceedings, and is again superb . Ho’s finest contribution to this album, however, is in his providing consistently swinging and appropriate bass lines in the left hand, supplanting the use of either a string or electric bassist. He’s so good at this that, at first, I re-read the album cover to make sure that there wasn’t a bassist in the group. And he keeps this up even when he himself is soloing with the right hand, showing that he is a fine musician if not a soloist on Witzel’s or Zinn’s level. This is a rather strange album, occupying a somewhat awkward spot between entertainment and art. Although most of these arrangements appear to be heads, Witzel and his talented group have a good read on each other’s musical ideas and bring them to fruition.
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We both have classical music backgrounds and have a completely open mind about how to organically deal with classical and jazz language in one piece as if it comes out of the same matrix. There is no question, however, that this is a virtuoso ensemble, or that Bychkov draws the very best out of them. He knows this music as well as anyone and, thankfully, has his own ideas on pacing and phrasing, all of which work very well.
The long but whimsical Ländler movement also has its surprises, again with accents and details normally glossed over. I also loved the swagger he gave to the music here; I’ve never heard this movement conducted as well. I also loved the way he did the “Rondo-Burleske,” almost making it an extension of the Ländler—but in the latter part of this movement, Rattle gets out of control. He makes up for it with a deeply-felt “Adagio,” however; this is as good as Solti’s performance. Although I get sick and tired of reviewing constantly-retreaded repertoire, I make exceptions for those few artists who are real interpreters and who have an affinity for certain composers of this kind of music. Simon Rattle is one such, particularly where Mahler or French impressionists are concerned.
The slow but loud and strident strings at the opening of the fourth movement are yet another indication of Weinberg’s internal angst. He was not only a unique composer in terms of musical style, using bitonality as both a means of expression and as an attack on insensitive listeners who couldn’t feel what he was feeling, but also highly unorthodox in form. His symphonies from about No. 5 onward have tremendous feeling in them, and this feeling must be brought out to make the performance work.
Russell’s book, which has inspired some and confused many, nonetheless led to his being championed by the late Gunther Schuller to head the jazz program at the New England Conservatory of Music. With Webern, Iman is more able to create his brand of “atonal lyricism,” at least in spots, and this is in line with the way Webern conducted his own music . The name of Gilbert Amy (b. 1936) was entirely new to me, but alas, the music was not. You can only do so much with it; it is not a device that frees composers, but on the contrary, locks them into a pattern that they must adhere to. As usual, Scopel is a master of both mood and articulation, bringing out the structure of these pieces without over-emphasizing anything yet still making every note, even in the inner voices, audible to the listener. With his truly genuine bel-canto voice, Celso Albelo is currently one of the most courted tenors on the international opera circuit.
Faculty also maintain active relationships with academic institutions and arts and heritage organizations around the world, and they frequently bring internationally renowned scholars and industry professionals to campus to work directly with students. Art & Music Histories offers courses covering global histories of art, architecture, and music from antiquity to the present day. Our programs are structured in a way that enables you to explore the histories of art, architecture, and/or music while also gaining hands-on experience in curatorial work, studio art, and music performance or production. In short, this is a highly entertaining piece if not a terribly deep one, but Zwilich’s sure grasp of the musical elements involved make it work. The third movement opens with light, high strings, almost like the Act I Prelude to Lohengrin, before moving on to a few comments from the soloist.