It's Time to Listen

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Einstein once said, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." This week, All Ears spotlights music that ticks n' tocks, hypnotizes and shows the importance that composers place on the clock.

Soon after the clock strikes 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sebastian Currier's Variations on Time and Time Again acts as an All Ears alarm clock, prepping you for Miguel Frasconi's Telling Time, a trance-inducing exploration by way of  Gamelan-instruments and electronics; Theo Bleckman's I Build My Time, an exploration of the notion of passing the time; and Carolyn Yarnell's The Same Sky, an hallucinatory piano piece whose breakneck tempos might speed up your day. 

Also, Vivaldi's Violin Concerto, The Cuckoo; Peter Askim's Spring Essence; and Oliver Nelson's Stolen Moments.

After listening, it's your turn. Please hip us to some of your favorite time-themed pieces of music. Please leave your comments below.


Prelude No.1
Avner Dorman
Eliran Avni, piano

Variations on "Time and Time Again"
Sebastian Currier
Paul Lustig Dunkel, flute
Michael Boriskin, piano

Telling Time

Miguel Frasconi
Gamelan Son Of Lion

I build my time
Theo Bleckmann
Theo Bleckmann, vocals
Fumio Yasuda, piano
Todd Reynolds, violin
Courtney Orlando, violin
Caleb Burhans, viola
Wendy Sutter, cello
Winter & Winter

Songs and Poems for Solo Cello
Philip Glass
Wendy Sutter, cello
Orange Mountain Music

Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A Major
Johannes Brahms
Vengerov & Virtuosi
Maxim Vengerov, violin
Vag Papian, piano

The Same Sky
Carolyn Yarnell
Kathleen Supove, piano

Violin Concerto in A, RV 335, "The Cuckoo"
Antonio Vivaldi
Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Andrew Manze, violin

Two Elegiac Melodies: "Spring," Op. 34/2
Edvard Grieg
Stockholm Chamber Ensemble
Jan-Olav Wedin, conductor
Gunilla von Bahr, pic./flute

Spring Essence
Peter Askim
Judith Kellock, soprano
Peter Askim, double bass

Spring Fleets Fast  Op 13/4

Jean Sibelius
New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Phyllis Curtin, soprano
NY Philharmonic

Stolen Moments
Oliver Nelson
Ken Schaphorst Big Band
Ken Schaphorst, conductor
Josh Roseman, trombone
John Medeski, piano
JCA Recordings

Comments [1]

Scott from Sarasota fl

Phillip glass is our bach. This piece has wonderful balanced themes, Modern ,symmetrical,reverent less busy and profound. Thank you.

Apr. 11 2011 08:52 PM

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