Sunday, September 14, 2014

Colin McPhee - Symphony No.2 - Concerto for Piano with Wind Octet - Nocturne - Balinese Ceremonial Music

The most "Balinese" - and also most fascinating - music on this second Colin McPhee disc is the "Balinese Ceremonial Music" for two pianos, with its complex rhythms and use of complicated displacements of what may perhaps be termed "stacks of harmony"; it really is a wonderful, evocative and stirring work. Similar techniques permeate his excellent, though relatively modest, Symphony No.2 (the symphony is also on the disc that I posted just before this one, as is the "Nocturne", so we get two versions of each). The other piece besides the
two piano "Balinese Ceremonial Music" that is unique to this disc is the Concerto for Piano with Wind Octet,
an early work (1928). It's conventionally neo-classical (no gamelan elements here), enjoyable, and clearly indebted to Stravinsky. Enjoy.




Colin_McPhee_Balinese_Ceremonial_Music.zip

http://www22.zippyshare.com/v/51670471/file.html

15 comments:

cjvinthechair said...

Mr(?) Tzadik - nice to hear from you; glad you got lots of replies to your plea for contact !
Will try to communicate a little more frequently, though no wish to become a bore.
Have a few of Rosner's larger-scale works; will download the chamber CD & try it, thanks. Not convinced I'll ever learn to appreciate these smaller works.
This Mcphee will augment my small collection of his music - many thanks !

theblueamos said...

I m taking the opetunity to thank you for both Rosners and Mc fees.The firt Mc fee post is thoroughly enjoyable ,so I waiting with anticipation for the rest.So far all the best from jerusalem.

Anonymous said...

Thanks,Symphony 2 of Mcphee,(hace muchos años que la quería oir,gracias,Tzadik),thanks,un abrazo de Tapirman!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!

You might want to check out rutracker's McPhee shares: http://rutracker.org/forum/tracker.php?nm=mcphee%20colin

Regards,
Piterets

Tzadik said...

Hello again cjvinthechair. Yes, I am a sir, lacking knighthood however (it's coming I'm sure). No, you won't become a bore, I love to discuss music so should you fancy do leave comments when you can and I shall eagerly get back to you; I have very few friends whom I can discuss (Classical) music with. Happy you enjoyed the McPhee! Kind regards

Tzadik said...

cjvinthechair I meant to ask-the Rosner works you already have, did you purchase them or just stumble upon them someplace? I;m always curious when someone actually already has his music!!

Tzadik said...

theblueamos you are very welcome of course :) Happy you enjoy! -Was it a typo of sorts when you said "so far" all the best (from Jerusalem)? Sounds a bit ominous , should I be concerned? ;) Although to be serious I'm not up to date on news (cannot afford cable tv at the moment) as I dislike reading from bbc news etc. online, too much glare for me. Anyhow I'm not kidding, hope it was just a typo! Regards friend

Tzadik said...

Tapirman you are very welcome! Happy you don't have to wait anymore to listen :) Saludos

Anonymous said...

Hola,amigo,sere breve:gracias por atender a la sugerencia acerca de
las letras violetas sobre fondo negro y de esta manera conservar la visión de su prójimo por más tiempo,hecha por un señor que decia
"con un pathos de fliparlo" (sic),
en fin,que dire,la música que nos ha puesto esta muy bien,y le doy las gracias por compartirla,pero veo que lo que usted verdaderamente anhela
es que nos comuniquemos con usted,lo entiendo,
la soledad es un plaga, y creame,
da igual que estemos rodeados de gente,pero en mi modesta opinión,
es por que ni sabemos lo que queremos,ni sabemos lo que buscamos,somos como dijo una vez
Isaac Newton:"como niños que juegan en la playa,buscando una concha o una piedra más pulida que de costumbre,mientras el vasto océano de la verdad permanece ignoto delante de nosotros",no queria ponerme mistico,lo detesto,pero acabare con unas palabras del Maestro:"Marta, Marta, afanada y turbada estás con muchas cosas.
Pero sólo una cosa es necesaria"
Si amigo,si estoy equivocado con lo que digo,comamos y bebamos pues mañana hemos de morir.
Espero que estas palabras le sirvan de consuelo y ánimo.
PD.Juan 17:3
PD.de PD:Vaya!parece que esto se alargo hasta dejar de ser breve.
Juanito,pa no confundir jejeje!!!

Tzadik said...

Thanks Piterets. I thought one has to join rutracker, or that it's torrent. I guess I'm wrong. Anyhow I do have about 5 other McPhee discs, so I might have the same ones. I shall check though! -Cheers

Tzadik said...

Hola (Juan?) Y gracias por ese comentario reflexivo. Estoy de acuerdo con todo lo que ha dicho y hecho, así es como me "siento" todo el tiempo. Ser humano es luchar contra "el vacío" al lado de los buenos tiempos. Me encanta la cita de Isaac Newton. Elocuente y oh tan verdad!
Sí creo que el texto blanco es más fácil para los visitantes por lo felices que lo cambié. Gracias de nuevo, por favor pase por aquí a menudo amigo. Saludos !!

Anonymous said...

More McPhee is welcome! I would love to collect all his recorded works. I did not think that he has many recordings.

Tzadik said...

Yep there's more, and some pieces are repeated on several discs, but worth having diff versions

cjvinthechair said...

Ah, Mr.Tzadik, sure the knighthood's 'in the post' - as it should be for all you selfless internet uploaders; amazing what happiness can be created by a common interest amongst strangers from around the world !
Rosner - well, wish I could recall. Have learnt so much on so many sites from internet folk over the last 3/4/5 years. If it hasn't come from You Tube,probably from one of the specialist sites like ArtMusicForum, where the level of expertise, for a musical idiot like myself, is overwhelming !
If you truly can do with some communication...perhaps we'll correspond further ! Clive (UK).

Tzadik said...

Musical idiot?? Oh please do not call yourself that....I cannot have any idiots visiting my site, tis bad for my image ;P Happiness created indeed, I wish there were some sort of local "meet up" group for classical lovers, but nothing around here. Sure, correspondence is great; can be via comments or via email. Kind regards