A Charles Ives survey of recordings site is on line, including a works list, recommendations, FAQ, and more.
Soon to launch is a new site dedicated to providing the music of Peter Maxwell-Davies:
Initially, the site will offer twenty five recordings of Peter Maxwell Davies’s music for purchase at low unit costs. This number will be increased continually, with many recordings being specially produced for Music.MaxOpus or previously unavailable.
Recordings will be available in a variety of formats, allowing flexibility of choice:
1. Download of high quality MP3 and WMA audio files directly to the customer’s computer,
2. Custom-made audio CDs to purchaser’s own choice (sent by post). Customers will be able to compile their own CDs, up to a maximum of seventy four minutes, from the titles available on Music.MaxOpus.
Julliard will host an Ives festival the last week in January, free to the public. The shows will span several days and feature some of his lesser known compositions.
What would the new year be without the inevitable top ten lists? Here’s a rather unique one, a list of 2003’s best modern classical, in the eyes of one writer. Interesting stuff.
Take a look at a recent account of a performance of Stockhausen’s Goldstaub. The piece requires that the performer not eat for the 4 days previous. Don’t try this at home.
Magma is offering a web-based press book featuring copies of and links to articles, historical features on Magma and Christian Vander, news, tourdates, and more. For those who have to know, the latest dates are:
FEVRIER / FEBRUARY
7 – NICE (06) – Théâtre Lino Ventura
6 – SIX FOURS (83) – Salle André Malraux
5 – MARSEILLE (13) – Espace Julien
JANVIER / JANUARY
31 – NANTERRE (92) – Maison de la musique
30 TRAPPES (78) – La Merise
24 – MONT SAINT MICHEL (50)
The first volume of a series of 20th century classical has been released in a 3CD set, featuring performances by the Vienna Philharmonic from 1951 on. Check out Andante for a review.
BBC Experimental reviews the latest Elliott Sharp effort, out on Emanem.
“Cory D. Byrom reports:
Lisa Gerrard, one-half of the ethereal, ambient, world beat duo Dead Can Dance, has been tapped to compose the score to the controversial new Mel Gibson film The Passion Of The Christ. This will mark her second solo outing in the film score game, as she also scored Niki Caro’s The Whale Rider back in 2002. Just because she’s only handled one other soundtrack on her own doesn’t mean she’s some sort of amateur, though. Gerrard has also contributed to the soundtracks for Gladiator, Ali, Heat, The Insider, Black Hawk Down, and many more…
Magaibutsu, home of Tatsuya Yoshida and his projects is offering a few new items:
V.A. Let’s Dance with Irregular Rhythms
(RUINS/Pochakaite Marko/Aburadako/Cicala Mvta)
“Koenji Hyakkei Live” now on sale
*DVD US$30 including postage*
“SAMLA-MAMMAS-MANNA in Japan Tour (September) with Yoshida Tatsuya” now on Sale
FujiiSatoko Quarted in NY from jazz print Rec.
Duo FujiiSatoko and YoshidaTatsuya in Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville from VICTO Rec.
RUINS + UchihashiKazuhisa Live form FMN Rec.
RUINS [TZOMBORGHA] from Magaibutsu