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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Classical & Avantgarde Weekend - Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Elliott Carter, György Kurtag, Alvin Curran, Abton Trio, Hilliard Ensemble etc.

As the internets will be occupied by mère ubu this weekend, here's a three-in-one post that should keep inquiring minds busy for a moment...

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The Abaton Trio of Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman and Erik Friedlander do both compositions (by Couvoisier) and free improvisations. They have a very good 2CD set out on ECM with one disc of both. Here you get both sides, too, though this comes from a festival more directed towards composed modern/classical music (I don't know how that is called in English, I'd call it "Neue Musik" or something, not much helpful either, as a term of description).
Thomas Demenga also has a homepage to check out.



Davos Festival 2003
Davos (Switzerland), Kongresszentrum
August 5, 2003



BERND ALOIS ZIMMERMANN
1. Sonate für Violoncello Solo [1960] (13:51)

SYLVIE COURVOISIER
2. unknown (17:16)
3. Abaton (12:50)

THOMAS DEMENGA
4. Aus den Fugen (10:24)

ABATON TRIO
5. Icaria (Improvisation) 5:18
6. Ianicum (Courvoisier) 17:06


#1,4: Thomas Demenga - violoncello

#2,3,5,6: Abaton Trio:
Sylvie Courvoisier - piano
Mark Feldman - violin
Eric Friedlander - violoncello


TT: 76:47

Sound: A
Source: DRS 2 broadcast "Neue Musik im Konzert" or "CH-Musik im Konzert" / 2003
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,ver)
Additional (2009): EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred files) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Recorded, tranferred & shared on dimeadozen by ubu (Jan. 2009)


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Ittinger Pfingskonzerte 1999
Kartause Ittingen (Switzerland)
May 22-24, 1999 (I think this was Sunday evening, May 23)



Brumel - Missa victimae paschali laudes
Machaut - 4 Motetten

Hilliard Ensemble:

David James - Countertenor
Rogers Covey-Crump, John Potter - Tenor
Gordon Jones - Bariton


Elliot Carter
György Kurtág

Instrumentalensemble Heinz Holliger:

Silvia Nopper - Sopran
Felix Renggli - Flöten
Heinz Holliger - Oboen, Englischhorn
Elmar Schmid - Klarinetten
Kathrin Rabus & Hansheinz Schneeberger - Violinen
homepage - Violoncello


ANTOINE BRUMEL
Missa victime paschali laudes
1. Kyrie [3:43]
2. Gloria [6:14]

ELLIOTT CARTER
3. Tempo e tempi (Eugenio Montle) (1998) für Sopran und Ensemble [2:19]
4. Ed e subito sera (Salvatore Quasimodo) (April 1999) für Sopran und Ensemble (Uraufführung) [0:54]
5. L'oboe sommerso (Salvatore Quasimodo) (April 1999) für Sopran und Oboe (Uraufführung) [2:29]

BRUMEL
6. Credo [8:44]

GYÖRGY KURTAG
7. Ein Sappho-Fragment (Februar 1999) für Englischhorn Solo (Uraufführung) [1:47]
8. Due fiori (1998) [2:52]
9. Hommage à Yehudi Menuhin [3:28]

BRUMEL
10. Sanctus [7:50]

GUILLAUME DE MACHAUT
11. Motette #22 [3:00]
12. Motette #8 [2:10]
13. Motette #12 [3:07]
14. Motette #23 [3:47]

BRUMEL
15. Agnus Dei [3:21]


TT: 55:45

Sound: A
Source: DRS 2 live broadcast
Lineage: FM > tape > minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > CDR
Additional: EAC (secure) > Cool Edit Pro (centred all tracks) > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Shared on dimeadozen by ubu in January 2009


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The Alvin Curran Philharmonia
"May I Know"

Taktlos Bern 2002
Bern (Switzerland), Dampfzentrale
September 14, 2002


Alvin Curran - keyboards
Fred Frith - guitar
Joan Jeanrenaud - violoncello
Shelley Hirsch - voice
William Winant - drums
Domenico Sciajno - computer

1. May I Know (63:50)
2. Interview (10:46)

TT: 74:36

Sound: A
Source: DRS 2 broadcast ("Neue Musik im Konzert") / 2002
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Taped (2002), transferred & shared on dimeadozen (Jan 2009) by ubu

4 comments:

ubu said...

All FLAC (tagged) + info:

Davos:
http://rapidshare.com/files/209867959/Davos_Festival_2003-08-05_Demenga_AbatonTrio.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/209864628/Davos_Festival_2003-08-05_Demenga_AbatonTrio.part2.rar

Ittingen:
http://rapidshare.com/files/210227531/Ittinger_Pfingstkonzerte_1999.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/210227208/Ittinger_Pfingstkonzerte_1999.part2.rar

Curran:
http://rapidshare.com/files/209743596/Alvin_Curran_2002-09-14_Bern.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/209729652/Alvin_Curran_2002-09-14_Bern.part2.rar

carlo87 said...

Rare and fine material:thank you!!

cbacas said...

Looking forward to the cartert and Machaut as weel as the Boulez. Thanks for these inspired pairings.

mike said...

could I beg for a repost of the curran set? just discovered this and would love to get it

cheers

ild