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“The Hubble Cantata” in Brooklyn.
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What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
#91 • 08.02.2018
On “dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii).”
#85 • 21.12.2017
The cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras embraces transience.
#68 • 10.08.2017
Uri Caine’s classical improvisations.
#91 • 08.02.2018
Does music really have the power to heal veterans?
Video of the Week
Yury Kunets – Reflection
In his music, Yury Kunets combines elements of classical music, jazz and pop music. The melodic richness and romantic character of his orchestral works are the foundation of the composer. “My music has a very lyrical character; I try to convey my view of life and my feelings. It is, so to speak, the result of my philosophical reflections, little stories about our existence surrounded by nature, which in turn is closely connected with our emotional being”, says Kunets. For his new album Reflection together with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, which will be released on 12th July 2019 on the label Solo Musica, Yury once again collaborated with arranger and conductor Lee Holdrige and award-winning recording producer Christopher Alder. Reflection contains images that draw on a series of inspirations; from the beauty and magic of moonlight and the winter scenes of Yury’s homeland Russia to nostalgia, spirituality and true self-observation.
Audio of the Week
“Tonus – Music for Orchestra VI,” a new piece by Jay Schwartz, who we profiled in 2018, makes an excellent accompaniment to thunderstorms. It distorts tonal harmonies with microtones in a way that makes your ears distrust them. Turn the headphones up.
Collection: Brian Ferneyhough at 75
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Coventry-born composer Brian Ferneyhough, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has invited the pioneering Arditti Quartet to perform his music in the heart of the Midlands. Also featuring Oliver Janes on clarinet and the conductor Emilio Pomarico, a concert on December Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. will present works by Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Charlotte Bray and Michael Wolters.
Kampela on Ferneyhough’s “La terre est un homme” and other strange, beautiful music.
“When you follow Ferneyhough, well, you are going to be alone with your music.”