Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eight Visions - A New Anthology for Flute and Piano

Here's a rather cool and varying disc from Naxos (American Classics) of mostly unknown works for Flute and Piano, by mostly "contemporary" composers (exception being, at least as far as age, Ned Rorem). My personal favorites are Kenji Bunch's "Velocity", a skitterish, then funky, then quiter, and once again skitterish work that is (as you can tell from the above) full of refreshing unpredictability.
Then Eve Beglarian's  "I will not be sad in this world" which is for Flute and Beglarian's pre-recorded track of her voice/singing-given an "electronic transformation" as she refers to it, and it's quite subtle and ethereal. I heard this work on a long-running late night radio show a few years ago, was transfixed, and thus sought out the disc. And Lastly the "4 Prayers" by Ned Rorem. Rorem is one of the great American composers and this piece is a nice example of his smaller instrumental compositions. Enjoy the program.



Eight_Visions_Anthology_Flute_Piano_Tz.zip

http://www3.zippyshare.com/v/54754891/file.html

17 comments:

theblueamos said...

Thank you and a very heartfelt Shana Tova to you.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!
Me voy un rato,y me encuentro un
festival de buena música.
Muchas gracias por su esfuerzo y
dedicación,y en especial por la música de Hovhaness y Martinů,
sublime!!!
"¡Qué preciosos me son, oh Dios, tus pensamientos! ¡Cuán grande es la suma de ellos!
Si los contara, serían más numerosos que los granos de arena."Salmo 139:17,18a.
Un saludo.
juanito


Anonymous said...

cold you give a list of your 5 o so favorite composers? for the sake of fetish :)

Hernán

Tzadik said...

You are very welcome TBA and a heartfelt L'Shana Tova to you as well. Sadly I haven't been with family so far, simply here in my apt with my music.. Kind regards, Tz

Tzadik said...

Hola Juanito, as always I'm happy you are enjoying the music! Usted va a un festival musical? Es todos los géneros clásicos u otros? Tener un buen amigo de tiempo.

Tzadik said...

Hello Hernan. For the sake of "fetish".....I take it you also used a translator for English, I assume you meant "out of curiosity" ;-) -It's VERY hard for me to list a "top 5". I love so very much, and every single period in music must be considered. W/O thinking too hard about it and driving myself crazy, I will randomly say:

Vaughan Williams
Prokofiev
Alan Hovhaness
Paul Hindemith
Arnold Rosner
Shostakovich
Palestrina
Tallis
Martinu
Bach (JS and CPE)
Cowell
Harrison
Janacek
Vagn Holmboe
Nielsen
Sibelius
Zdenek Liska
Kodaly
Eugene Ysaye
Saint-Saëns
Jon Leifs
Bartok
Ippolitov-Ivanov
Myaskovsky
Ernest Bloch
Braga Santos
Gavril Popov
Maurice Durufle
Charles Griffes
Mikhail Nosyrev
Paul Juon
Richard Arnell
Lazlo Lathja
Johannes Ockeghem
Debussy
Granville Bantock
Anton Arensky
Julian Orbon
Josquin des Prez
David Diamond
Rimsky-Korsakov
Allan Petterson
Iva Bittova
Schubert
Penderecki
Meredith Monk
Joseph Achron
Morton Lauridsen
Kamran Ince
Tobias Hume
Geirr Tveitt
Alexander Tcherepnin
Robert Ward
Harold Saeverud
Paul Creston
Howard Hanson
John Zorn
Gorecki
Lech Jankowski
Bax
Hans Krasa
Poulenc
Sculthorpe
Louis Spohr
Charles Alkan
Alwyn
Mosolov
Czeslaw Marek
Arnold Cooke
Arthur Honegger
Vadim Salmanov
Erwin Schulhoff
Jose Evangelista
Boris Tischenko
Terry Riley
Dello Joio
Franz Berwald
Philip Bimstein
Andrei Balanchivadze
Joachin Nin
Frank Martin
Carl Orff (for all his "other" music)
Lyatoshynsky
Loeffler
Germaine Tailleferre
Ibert
Alfred Schnittke
Vissarion Shebalin
Alexander Grechaninov
Boris Arapov
Arriaga
Herbert Howells
Amirov
Havergal Brian
Komitas Vartabed
Miloslav Kabelac
Julius Chajes
Taneyev
Ernst Toch
Rakhmadiev
Ok I'm getting overwhelmed..feeling dizzy lol

*too many other Russian/Soviet composer to list
*too many other American composers to list
*too many other Scandinavian composers to list
*too many other British composers to list
too many other composers on EARTH to list!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

jajaja!!!
No,no voy a ningun festival,
USTED es el festival,
gracias por la exquisita y variada
música.
Como dicen por Argentina,
¡que le vaya bonito!.
Un saludo!
juanito

Anonymous said...

Hi TZ! Thanks for the disc!

I liked Bunch's piece too, and you are interested in his music, do download his Boiling Boint I shared a while back on Avax.

Here's the link: http://avaxhm.com/music/classical/kenji_bunch_boiling_point.html

It is an excellent disc. Do get it while it is still available.

Piterets

theblueamos said...

Are these links still alive?I remember it being a fantastic cd.would like to D.L again beause my copy is from a not so perfect Cd.reuping would be very generous.All the very best from Jerusalem.

Anonymous said...

yeah, google translator kinda sucks ... :) thanks for answer

Hernán

Tzadik said...

Ha, google translate sucks 100%!! I need to find something better too. Kind regards

Tzadik said...

Juanito- that is really a NICE thing to say my friend! Ha, I figured to meant a concert somewhere.
-As always you are very welcome!! Keep on listening
:-) All the best, Tz

Juanito- que es realmente una cosa agradable decir a mi amigo! Ha, me imaginé que significaba un concierto en algún lugar.
-Como Siempre que son muy bienvenidos !! Sigue escuchando
:-) Todo lo mejor, Tz

Tzadik said...

Hi Piterets and thank you for the link! I actually already have Boiling Point though ;) -Do you actively post on Avax still? I never really go there. Regards, Tz

Anonymous said...

Boiling Point is lovely CD!

Yes, I do post there. Check it out sometimes - there are posters of contemporary music there whom I have not seen elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

theblueamos, you are right, the links to Kenji Bunch are unfortunately expired. :(

I will have to re-up then. I wish the links would stay alive longer....

Piterets

theblueamos said...

Thank you piterets! Tz Eight is a memorising cd.thank again

Tzadik said...

Hey blue, you're welcome friend. it is a mesmerizing program!