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Lachenmann & His Hegelian Phonemenology

14 December 2019
Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt presents 21st-Century Wanderers: Jonathan HARVEY / Helmut LACHENMANN Manuel LAUFER, piano Dorothea HAYLEY, soprano Friday, December 13 at 8 pm Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East I could not imagine better …
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Leo Brouwer's El Decameron Negro

13 October 2019
The well deserved fuss about our favorite modernists left other interesting music unexamined, at least by that prideful modernist faction. We do not have to go so far as to say Schoenberg should be deposed and Sibelius or Tchaikovsky ensconced. …
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From Terry Riley, With Complements

12 October 2018
….the last bar of Terry Riley’s Y Bolanzero, for guitar orchestra–a wierd 8-note collection with no G#, no F#, no B, no D#…. Austrian guitar virtuoso Yvonne Zehner will be principal player with a crack group of Queens College …
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Curating New Music: The ISCM Delegates

29 May 2018
In Search of the Obvious Good Robert Levin, master pianist and Mozart expert, was fond of telling his students that Beethoven’s music caused people to run out of the concert hall and vomit. He told us the story of Haydn telling Beethoven to tone …
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A Moment for Chinese Music

28 May 2018
A Triumph for Chinese Music LIU Li — LIANG Nan — Zhang CHUN — Tan Dun Beijing Modern Music Festival Hosts ISCM World Music Days, 2018 in Beijing This is a personal response to the 2018 Festival and does not reflect an official Roger Shapiro …
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Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer

18 December 2016
The Bang on a Can composers are now in the enviable position to compose and produce evening-length works. David Lang’s “love fail” & “Little Match Girl” were followed in 2014 by Julia Wolfe’s “Steel …
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21st Century Music

19 October 2015
We are now mostly homophonists improvising primarily with a few big unordered collections of pitches–diatonic & octotonic, whole tone & chromatic hexachords. We are all tired of anything that moves like a row. We are tired of being …
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