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Album of the Week
Lucia Dlugoszweski’s “Avanti” with Klangforum Wien and Ivan Vollkov
The work of the Polish-American composer Lucia Dlugoszewski (1925-2000) is a thrilling rediscovery. With the kind support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Klangforum Wien will present the first comprehensive sound portrait of the artist. A representative of the John Cage’s New York School, Dlugoszewski created unique works, which explore experimental tendencies of Western modern music while remaining unmistakable. As an instrument inventor and in her collaboration with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, she expanded the horizon of what is possible to play.
Video of the Week
Thomas Guthrie and the Alehouse Boys: “Die schöne Müllerin”
In arrangements for guitar and strings, Thomas Guthrie and the Alehouse Boys free Schubert’s much-loved cycle from the formality of established lieder recitals, bringing colour to the songs with their playful, warm-hearted arrangements.
Guthrie’s charity Music and Theatre For All present here an animation of Der Neugierige by illustrator Chris Glynn as part of their Schubert 200 project.
“If you look at the character list in ‘Nixon in China,’ you’ve only got one principal character who isn’t directly responsible for the death of anyone. That’s setting the bar pretty low.”Alice Goodman