Friday, January 11, 2019

So You Saw Turangalila

So you went to the BSO last night and loved Turangalila and maybe you're looking for other mid-to-late 20th century megaliths that include everything in the heavens and the earth. One per composer...
Rued Langgaard - Music of the Spheres:
Alfred Schnittke - 1st symphony:
Krzystopf Penderecki - 7th Symphony 'The Seven Gates of Jerusalem':
James MacMillan - Quickening:
Osvaldo Golijov - La Pasion Segun San Marcos:…
Alberto Ginastera - Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianem:
Hans Werner Henze - Phaedra:
Einojuhani Rautavaara - Rasputin:
Heitor Villa-Lobos - Forest of the Amazon:
Bohuslav Martinu - The Greek Passion
Sofia Gubaidulina - Canticle of the Sun:
Benjamin Britten - War Requiem:
Charles Ives - Symphony no. 4:
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony no. 13 'Babi Yar':…
Karol Szymanowski - King Roger:
And last but oh my god not least:
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Licht:
Plus 10 other pieces by Messiaen for both orchestra and/or organ and/or chorus, dozens of others by these same composers, and god knows how many others I missed (I'm on vacation and still pissed about missing Turangalila). Now let's start twisting the arms of the BSO to get this shit performed

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