21 June 2005

Currently Listening To

More music from RadioWave. I'm listening through all of the Schumann works that I've aquired. Some of the major piano suites (Papillons Op. 2; Carnaval Op. 9; Fantasiestücke Op. 12; Scenes from Childhood Op. 15; Kreisleriana, Op. 16; Arabeske, Op. 18); his Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54; two String Quartets Op. 41 #s 1 and 3; his Symphonies #s 2 and 4; and Marchenbilder, Op. 113 for viola and piano. I know Papillons and Carnaval and Scenes (mostly from my fractured readings in college), but several of those other works are new. These RadioWave recordings, far from hi-fi, are great for getting familiar with the standard repertoire--and to share them with others.

Someone had recently recommended the new recording of the Ligeti [Wikipedia] piano etudes, but I swear I can't remember who. This disk includes book 1 (1985), book 2 (1988-1994), and the first etude from book 3 (1995-2001). The dates are according to Wikipedia, although I believe Ligeti says in the liner notes that he hasn't finished the third book.

The CD was released in 1996, so the third book of the Ligeti is probably floating around somewhere.

Works for Piano (Etudes, Musica Ricercata)
Works for Piano (Etudes, Musica Ricercata); Ligeti, György [Radio from the Ether]

Bebop Spoken Here
Bebop Spoken Here; Various Artists [Radio from the Ether]

[ posted by sstrader on 21 June 2005 at 1:15:37 AM in Current Interests , Music ]