Magnus Lindberg's Kraft

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tonight's broadcast features one of the most attention-getting pieces of the fall season in New York: Magnus Lindberg's 1985 industrial work Kraft. That piece, which got its New York premiere, features an arsenal of noise-making instruments augmented by various found objects, including scrap metal, an oxygen tank and other junk, all of which were picked up from a Staten Island junkyard. The program also features Joshua Bell performing the Violin Concerto of a much earlier Finn, Jean Sibelius, and Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun.

Program Details:

Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloists: Joshua Bell, violin; Magnus Lindberg, piano; Carter Brey, cello; Christopher S. Lamb, percussion; Markus Rhoten, timpani; Juhani Liimatainen, electronics

Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Lindberg: Kraft

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Comments [3]

LES from Washington, DC

Sibelius Concerto -- brilliant stuff and well-played Wish I could've heard it live. As for Kraft, it too was fascinaring. If they ever make a Planet of the Apes sequel, it would make a great score. Sort of reminiscent of the original, with all due respect to the composer.

Nov. 18 2010 11:37 PM
TJ Harvey from Huntington, NY

Kraft? Junk indeed. What an affront to music lovers.


Nov. 18 2010 10:29 PM

Yes, I heard about this but I didn't like the sound of it. I won't be listening but, then again, I have a rehearsal to go to anyway.

Nov. 18 2010 02:41 PM

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