Curious György Continues

Composer Sebastián Zubieta Gets Us Ready for Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre

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Monday, May 24, 2010

This week, as part of Q2's ongoing Curious György, I'll be highlighting Ligeti film scores, his music machines (real and imagined), and offering a close look at Le Grand Macabre and Ligeti's multiple sources of inspiration in writing the opera. We'll also discuss his musical legacy, as we listen to music by some of his students. 

We also remember the recently departed pianist Yvonne Loriod (which will give us a chance to listen to more Messiaen!); explore the music of Italy's reclusive composer, Giacinto Scelsi; and continue our survey of song cycles with chamber ensemble accompaniment. Come share this great music with me! 

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Sebastián Zubieta
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Comments [2]

Richard from Oakland-

Ain't Q2 just grand?

I hope that you are a member.

May. 26 2010 06:10 PM
Richard Friedman from Oakland, CA

I just want to add my support to the series of programs you've done on Ligeti, with excursions into the music of Scelsi and, now Messiaen (with the sad passing of Yvonne Loriod). I am fortunate to work at home and have been listening to Q2 most days, and for long stretches at a time. The programming on Q2 far exceeds my expectations. Everyone involved should be congratulated.

By the way, who actually does the programming ... decides on what to play and when? Is it the on-air host, or is there a hand behind the scenes?

While I'm quite versed in 20th and 21stC music (see MUSIC FROM OTHER MINDS, http://otherminds.org/mfom ), there's always something that sends me running to my computer to see what it is. Bravos all around.
(E.g. thanks for introducing me to Caleb Burhans and itsnotyouitsme, and New Amsterdam Records!)

May. 26 2010 03:37 PM

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