Sonic Rebellion: Naxos Sampler

This looks like a great deal and, despite a horrid cover, a great selection of pieces for those who are interested in “sampling” contemporary (classical) music – I saw this on Sequenza21 and looked at the tracks on Amazon – plus it only costs you $3.99! 

Here is a track list:

1. Glass – Symphony No. 4, “Heroes” (Marin Alsop; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)
2. Penderecki: Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima (Antoni Wit; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra)
3. Nancarrow: Toccata for Violin and Player Piano (Boris Berman)
4. Cage: First Interlude
5. Werner Henze – Fünf Nachtstücke (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Aaron Shorr)
6. Scelsi – Quattro pezzi per orchestra (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken; Hans Zender)
7. Riley – In C
8. Wuorinen: Second String Quartet
9. Varèse: Déserts – Third Electronic Interpolation (Maryse Castets, Christopher Lyndon-Gee; Polish National Radio Symphony Orch.)
10. Crumb – Songs, Drones, And Refrains Of Death (Nicholas Isherwood, Ensemble New Art, Fuat Kente)
11. Ligeti – Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (Albert Schweitzer Quintett)
12. Gubaidulina: Silenzio
13. Plaetner Beta
14. Adams: Shaker Loops – A Final Shaking (Nathan Gunn, Marin Alsop; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)
15. Rautavaara: Piano Con. 1
16. Pärt: Fratres For Strings & Percussion (Tamas Benedek; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra)

OPERA ALERT: For those of you interested in attending “Met At The Opera” this upcoming weekend (Saturday, January 12th HD Broadcast or Sunday, January 13th Encore Broadcast), please go here to see where in your area of United States or internationally you can enjoy Verdi’s MACBETH (with Maria Guleghina, Roberto Aronica, Lado Ataneli, John Relyea – conducted by James Levine).

3 thoughts on “Sonic Rebellion: Naxos Sampler

  1. Wow, that does look like a great sampling, especially for 4 bucks. One that I would add to the list in case anybody wants to check out more stuff is Henryk Gorecki, a Polish composer. I also really like Rautavaara’s concerto for birds and orchestra.

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