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Kitsch??

Today, you will not hear the music you are used to. We are going to play kitsch! At least, you are going to hear music that was once called that. What exactly is kitsch? Kitsch is culture with false artistic pretensions. Someone wants to make art, but does so with too many cheap associations, which does not make the other person think enough. It is a matter of interpretation, therefore, on which people differ considerably.

 

playlist:

  • Ludovico Einaudi: Divenire; Nuvole bianche. Lavinia Meijer, hp.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber,. (photo)Requiem: part II (Dies Irae), part III (Recordare), part IV (Ingemisco). Plácido Domingo (tenor), Sarah Brightman (soprano), Paul Miles-Kingston (boy soprano), Winchester Cathedral Choir en English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel.
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Fifth Symphony: IV. Allegro non troppo. New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein
  • Olivier Messiaen, Sainte Francois d’Assise: Les Laudes. José van Dam (Franciscus), Christiane Eda-Pierre (angel), Choeur & Orchestre de l’opera National de Paris conducted by Seiji Ozawa.
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