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1  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Didier Schein (*1969): Sonata for viola solo "Nachdenken" (2012) on: January 13, 2018, 12:40:21 am
Didier Schein is a French-born composer living near Cluj-Napoca in Romania.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuVM6iflEV8
2  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Luboš Fišer (1935-1999) on: January 13, 2018, 12:29:53 am
If one thinks of Luboš Fišer, it is either of his multi-stylistic film music - for which he could be called Czechoslovakia's Ennio Morricone - or of his mostly atonal, very serious, intense and expressive concert works.

Piano sonata no. 1 (1955)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv2VJNsy3_s

Symphony no. 1 (1955-1956)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy9lGdCig54

Piano sonata no. 3 (1960) - the work that marked Fišer's breakthrough to his personal style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzloJYfymKM

"Symphonic fresco" for orchestra (1963)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhUBlvkDAQo

"Relief" for organ (1964)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvhgkClOeY

"Fifteen pages after Dürer's Apocalypse" for orchestra (1965)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md-N_vKEnRY

"Crux" for violin, timpani and bells (1970)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbA8lL-lz5k

"Lament over the ruined town of Ur" on an ancient Sumerian text, for soprano and baritone soloists, three reciters, children's, mixed and reciters' choirs, seven tympani, bells, and two conductors (1970)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnMxvXlL8QI

Sonata for cello and piano (1975)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhzJxnxQbxk

Piano sonata no. 6 "Fras (The devil)" (1978)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1oLvm_Ehsw

Sonata for violin solo "In memoriam Terezín" (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMQZgrhXJF8

Piano sonata no. 8 (1995)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vICUBs8wmWk

Sonata for orchestra (1998)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62-0gRK79JM
3  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Richard Maxfield (1927-1969) on: January 13, 2018, 12:07:42 am
Richard Maxfield was a composer of instrumental, electro-acoustic, and electronic music. Born in Seattle, WA he began composing in high school. He later enrolled at Stanford University, but shortly transferred to U.C. Berkeley in 1947 to study with Roger Sessions, whose work he had developed a great admiration for. After graduating in 1951, Maxfield traveled to Europe, where he was introduced to Boulez, Stockhausen, Nono, and crucially electronic tape music for the first time. He composed instrumental scores in a Neo-Classical style, and then adopted 12-tone techniques, eventually studying at Princeton University with Milton Babbitt. Maxfield also studied with Krenek, Copland, Maderna, and Dallapiccola. It was the work of John Cage however, who Maxfield met in 1958, that had the biggest influence on the composer. Maxfield began to adopt Cage's technique of chance operations during composition, sometime selecting strips of tape from a bowl at random to splice together. However, unlike other composers who used chance when composing, Maxfield often later edited works according to his taste. Along with his mentee La Monte Young, Maxfield co-curated early Fluxus concerts in New York, and also presented his works at the Living Theatre, and other New York City loft performances (notably Yoko Ono's loft) beginning in the late 1950s. Outside of composing, Maxfield was significantly involved in music education. New Grove's Dictionary of Music calls him "the first teacher of electronic music techniques in the United States." Maxfield taught at the New School in New York City in 1959 (taking over a class taught by Cage) and later at San Francisco State in 1966 and 1967. Maxfield's life was cut tragically short on June 27, 1969, when the composer, then 42 years old, committed suicide by jumping out of a window at the Figueroa Hotel in Los Angeles.
(http://www.pytheasmusic.org/maxfield.html)


The best introduction to his music - and a wonderful thing in itself - is this radio interview from 1960:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_sZxUfzrDY


Piano sonata no. 2 (1948-1949)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0xh0JOkWcE

"Structures" for wind ensemble (1951)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzR8_vRLOtE

Symphony for string orchestra (1951), movement I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jP6TKqYJGk

Variations for string quartet (1954)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAzbcsB_H1k

Composition for violin and pianoforte (1955)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDv3LfVRXJs

Sine music (a swarm of butterflies encountered over the ocean) (1958)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJWlW3uJl0

Cough music (1959)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AsJ2ID_59M

Pastoral symphony (1959)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0-0BBbigL4

Amazing Grace (1960)

https://ubusound.memoryoftheworld.org/maxfield_richard/maxfield_richard-04-Amazing_Grace.mp3

Fermentation (1960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdDHAAJaAJo

Night music (1960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD39nFWQHxM

Peripateia (1959-1961)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yygRLG8EAE8

Dromenon (1961)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEWIvsBK_7U

Perspectives II for La Monte Young (1961)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvd0AZCso9I

Piano concert for David Tudor (1961)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9wPh4lM4NI

Wind (1961)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eVu-CaZzFc

Bacchanale (1963)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QcMcL3TpE

Electronic symphony (1964)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtKFpEnOcZE

For Sonny Wilson (~1966)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEbN8-Ndhwg
4  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Gottfried Müller (1914-1993) on: January 12, 2018, 11:41:36 pm
Gottfried Müller was recognized as a very promising young composer during the Nazi era - which is exactly what after that era prevented his music from being recognized as much as it would have deserved. Born in Dresden, he taught at the conservatories of Leipzig (1942-1945) and Nuremberg (1961-1979), and when the first Wikipedia article was published about him it almost told nothing else about his music than that he wrote a cantata titled "Führerworte" in 1942. But during the long remainder of his life he no longer was a Nazi and composed very erudite, heartfelt and soft-spoken music in a conservatively modernistic idiom.

Concerto for large orchestra (1934)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPjUls57l-Y

Canzona in mirror counterpoint for string orchestra or string quartet (1944)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of0YZkqR7cM

Sonata for oboe solo (1948)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_SwlXwfYMY

Dürer symphony (1962)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIKTHwqpSYM

Fantasy on the Lutheran hymn "From my heart I hold you dear, o Lord" for string quartet (1976)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBifMzE_lf8

Motet for nine voices "Vater unser (Our Father)" (1978)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRyivCanCLk

Motet for five voices "In derselbigen Nacht (That night)" (1980s?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM-ZJOGo-so

Saxophone quartet (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9QUzOXRwJA

Clarinet quintet (1986)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h009jti4dlQ

Oboe quintet (1992)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMMSQU0YI9M

Motet for four voices "O Licht (O Light)" (1993)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us6Y-G1gASw
5  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Gennady Vorobyov (1918-39) on: December 30, 2017, 09:45:00 pm
You're welcome  Cheesy

A piano score of Vorobyov's symphony can be downloaded here:
http://elbib.nbchr.ru/lib_files/0/ichk_0_0000008.pdf
6  Little-known music of all eras / Discussion of obscure composers / Re: Gennady Vorobyov (1918-39) on: December 30, 2017, 12:01:21 am
Hello, I am the one who uploaded the Vorobyov symphony on YouTube. Thank you for correcting my spelling of the conductor's name, I have corrected it now in the video as well. Hopefully I can help you with some information. Since Chuvashia has not produced many composers, Vorobyov is well remembered there, as you can see on this site: http://kapella21.ru/diskografiya/126-gennadij-vorobev-neperekhodyashchie-tsennosti-iskusstva where you can even hear some other works by him and a more recent performance of the symphony.

Here is my translation of a text I found on the site http://gov.cap.ru/hierarhy.asp?page=./1/13313/34350 :

August 13 marks the 85th anniversary of the birth of one of the most gifted of a new generation of Chuvash composers that came up in the late 30’s, Gennady Vasilyevich Vorobyov (1918-1939). He lived a very short life, but his works were so great that the best of them entered the golden fund of Chuvash music.
Gennady Vorobyov was born in 1918 in Cheboksary, Chuvashia, in the family of the composer and choral conductor Vasily Petrovich Vorobyov, one of the founders of the Chuvash professional music.
Since childhood, Gennady Vorobyov’s craving for music was so obvious that he began his studies at a music school, and only then in general education.
The first piano compositions by G. Vorobyov – “Carousel” and “Children’s Suite” (1934-1935) – were written during his studies at the music college of Cheboksary. After brilliantly finishing college, Gennady Vorobyev entered the Moscow Conservatory. On September 15, 1935 in the newspaper “Krasnaya Chuvashia” a TASS report was published “17-year-old composer,” which quoted the head of composition department of the Moscow Conservatory, Professor G. Litinsky: “Vorobyov made a strong impression on the members of the commission at his talent test. In Vorobyov, Chuvashia has a very valuable creative musical force.” It is in the class of Professor G. I. Litinsky that Gennady Vorobyov honed his technique to the level of professionalism, contributing to the solution of large creative tasks. Already in the first two years he wrote a Sonatina for piano, a Sonata for violin and piano, about a dozen treatments of Chuvash folk songs, including the famous “Amartkayak” (“Eagle”) songs on poems by A. S. Pushkin, translated into Chuvash language, and some choral songs.
The creative activities of Gennady Vasilyevich Vorobyov lasted only for six years. But during this time he wrote about 70 works: instrumental chamber and orchestral works, choral songs and ballads, arrangements of Chuvash folk songs. The biggest piece, his four-movement symphony, can be conted among the best creations of Chuvash music ever.
The works of G. Vorobyov were at the same time published in Moscow and Cheboksary. But they have become a rarity. In the state archives of the Chuvash Republic Vorobyov’s printed works are carefully kept. Among them: “Five Chuvash folk songs” (1939), “Holiday on the farm” (1946), “Juras” (Song) (1947), “Pieces for piano” (1969), etc.
On the brief but extremely bright and intense creative searchings and findings in the life of the talented composer Gennady Vorobyov, its wonderful, genuine poetry, expressed in a variety of genres and forms, you can get information in the book by the well-known composer from the Chuvash ASSR and RSFSR, Viktor Alexandrovich Hodyashev, “Gennady Vorobyov: A brief sketch of the life and work,” published by the Chuvash Publishing House in 1968.
7  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: Bulgarian Music on: October 05, 2017, 06:43:01 pm
Thank you very much for the Goleminov upload! Guerguan Tsenov already put the "Dobri Hristov" variations on YouTube, I could do that with the first symphony (as I did with the second and third - not with the fourth, since it's commercially available). I have also got two different recordings of Goleminov's third string quartet: one by the Avramov Quartet (Sofia, Bulgarian National Radio, Studio 1, 1971), and one by the Sofia Quartet (released by Gega in 1998). Besides, I recently uploaded some Nikolov on YouTube, including his "Prometheus" opera.
8  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Music by Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea on: September 16, 2017, 01:34:00 am
Music by Romanian composer Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea (*1959)


Sonatina for piano (1985)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1R71QgjroQ&t=34s


Flute concerto "Ritual pentru fermecarea aerului (Rite for enchanting the air)" (1998)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0wcb9SKvbg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFhgUquyEMY


Le rouge et le noir. Ballet in three acts with prologue and epilogue, based on the eponymous novel by Stendhal (1999)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdilltiM9mQ&t=24s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_ARDxJFS-k&t=21s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP01uMNu2FY


"Tabaluga Tango" for two bassoons, four contrabassoons, piano, and accordion (2003)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrzErYiJ9Xc


Romulus şi Remus (Romulus and Remus). Trio for two violins and piano (2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of4gWdekz5w


Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra "Lebenskraft" (2008, rev. 2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Xuotz4TTs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGxOclOtQgI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydv6bKdVDpQ


"Endeavour bells" for piano and tape (2008, rev. 2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rolQjfXh_RY


Archimedes symphony (2011, rev. 2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W91CzLnUtqU


"Magna Mater – Cybele" for two pianos (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ox_-9xYbU


"Vecernie (Vespers)" for mixed choir (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3wcc6Qh6H4&t=120s
9  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Music by Gerardo Gandini on: September 16, 2017, 01:16:19 am
Music by Argentinian composer Gerardo Gandini (1936-2013)


Concerto for viola and orchestra (1979)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFsK2jFdsE&t=11s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJUKCstZaq0&t=8s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq-rMaYf6ns&t=21s


Soliloquio para oboe (Monologue for oboe) in memoriam Francis Poulenc (1982)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je-8lfmZe4U


La ciudad ausente (The absent city). Opera in two acts on a libretto by Ricardo Piglia (1993-1994)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrAMVwXuFWM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_LsD7Pn83E


"Canciones tristes" for mezzo-soprano, children's choir and orchestra on texts by Fernando Pessoa, Jacobo Fijman, Gottfried Benn and Juan Ramón Jiménez (2003)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV7E99B4MyE


"Música ficción III (Siete versiones de un canto)" for ensemble and piano (1981-2005)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbmfrbDkgGY
10  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Alberto Ginastera - Complete operas on: September 16, 2017, 01:03:20 am
Don Rodrigo. Opera in three acts on a libretto by Alejandro Casona op. 31 (1963-1964)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wUI8mmeTLg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8gESfmULvQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaj8TpmTuMY


Bomarzo. Opera in two acts based on the novel and the libretto by Manuel Mujica Láinez op. 34 (1966-1967)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUFmOAzZVgM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oe4KkGBVr8


Beatrix Cenci. Opera in two acts on a libretto by William Shand and Alberto Girri op. 38 (1971)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E68OZEoQYJQ
11  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Joăo Domingos Bomtempo - Piano sonatas on: September 16, 2017, 12:54:10 am
n° 1 em Fá maior op. 1 (1803)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTM6xI2Wz_8


n° 2 em dó menor op. 5 (1806)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bn0-vSX3gc


not to be found on YouTube, but in new commercial recordings by Philippe Marques:

n° 3 em Mi bemol maior op. 9,1 (1811)
n° 4 em Dó maior op. 9,2 (1811)
n° 5 em Dó maior op. 13 (1811)
n° 6 em Lá bemol maior op. 15,1 (1813-1814)


n° 7 em sol menor op. 15,2 (1813-1814)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xXmLR9pqwE


n° 8 em Sol maior op. 18,1 (1815)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6PO355TKBg


n° 9 em fá menor op. 18,2 (1815)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI9wcVeF7uc


n° 10 em Mi bemol maior op. 18,3 (1815)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ymaTRFREI


n° 11 em Mi bemol maior op. 20 (1812-1816)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTSY5GwPaBM
12  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Thorsten Gubatz - Works for solo clarinet on: September 14, 2017, 10:17:00 pm
Thorsten Gubatz (*1975, German)

Two bagatelles (1991)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqp3wj1pmQs

Ex voto (2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r02FAhj45U8

Chaconne (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJsCis4GhyE

Tvísöngur in memoriam Jón Leifs (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGLSHdAV_g4

Ad finem (2016-2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkTL6ETeGS4

In memoriam Avet Terterian (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOBqhX7suuk

Dunkle Wolken (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1c8G63JYEA

Χρόνια πολλά - for Dimitri Terzakis on his 80th birthday (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2KcOqvr_9Q
13  Little-known music of all eras / Youtube performances / Music by Jonas Nabažas on: September 14, 2017, 10:03:38 pm
Jonas Nabažas (Lithuanian, 1907-2002)


Song about sadness and joy (Daina apie liūdesį ir džiaugsmą).
Symphonic poem on a passage (i.e. the "Nachtwandler-Lied") from Friedrich Nietzsche's "Also sprach Zarathustra"

Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Modestas Pitrėnas
(Vilnius, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, December 15, 2007)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpfYW4gu1Dg


Three chamber works on a 1987 Melodiya LP:

Piano sonata (1930-1931)
played by Aleksandra Juozapėnaitė

String quartet no. 2 (1984)
played by the Vilnius Quartet

Three pieces for piano (1983)
played by Vytautas Korys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsoo7ddyUkg


Two songs on poems by Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas: "Gegutė kukuoja" & "Šaukia" (1970)

Birutė Almonaitytė & Gražina Ručytė-Landsbergienė (recorded October 25, 1971)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0UmwwRTfsI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTfhlk3B68


TV portrait of Jonas Nabažas (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74JVpkHB7rg
14  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: The Karelian Roine Rautio on: September 14, 2017, 06:55:04 pm
Mengelberg successfully flattered his audience with that bonmot - an audience that maybe still remembered Brahms' kindly devastating "You're nice people, but bad musicians"  Grin
15  Little-known music of all eras / Downloads discussion / Re: The Karelian Roine Rautio on: September 14, 2017, 05:00:50 pm
"Beethoven was, like me, a Dutchman" (Willem Mengelberg)  Wink
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