28 August 2004

Currently Listening To

One of the best concerts I ever went to was a movie. Philip Glass was touring with an ensemble performing his movie music in theaters while the movies were projected on the screen behind them. They came to Atlanta and performed at The Fox. We only got to see Koyaanisqatsi, but it was stunning. I had never watched it before but had heard much about it. The performance, often blazingly fast, was flawless.

I had originally listened to the Stravinsky piano music from inexpensive albums purchase through The Musical Heritage Society. They were white covers with no-frills, black & white printing and liner notes on the back (Naxos seems to have similar intentions). MHS always had some good obscure stuff that I could experiment with--I got a recording of the Messiaen piano preludes from them. This Stravinsky recording includes two works from his neo-classical period: the sonata and the concerto.

Koyaanisqatsi (1998 Re-recording)
Koyaanisqatsi (1998 Re-recording); Glass, Philip

String Quartets Op. 1 & 54
String Quartets Op. 1 & 54; Haydn, Franz Joseph

Violin Concertos, Nos. 1 and 2
Violin Concertos, Nos. 1 and 2; Penderecki, Krzysztof

Hail to the Thief
Hail to the Thief; Radiohead

Sonic Nurse
Sonic Nurse; Sonic Youth

Music for Two Pianos (Music For Four Hands)
Music for Two Pianos (Music For Four Hands); Stravinsky, Igor

[ posted by sstrader on 28 August 2004 at 12:17:28 PM in Current Interests , Music ]