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wed 14 jun 2017 20:00 

Neoclassicism: The Pioneers.

Neoclassicism: An elastic concept for wonderful, often very melodical music. Music that stands on the crossroad of pop, minimal music, ambient and classical composing techniques. From Olafur Arnalds to Nils Frahm and in between, they are all young composers who now revert to a very tonal, classical style. In today’s Feature we look back at some of this genre’s pioneers. Well known and less well known composers such as Wim Mertens, Harold Budd, Peter Garland and Lubomyr Melnyk will pass in review.

Playlist:

1. Harold Budd: ‘The Serpent (In Quicksilver)’ (suite in six parts; 1980-81) from The Serpent (In Quicksilver)/Abandoned Cities
Harold Budd (keys) and others.
Opal 926025-2 CD
2. Michael Nyman: ‘String Quartet No. 1’ (1985) from String Quartets 1-3
Balanescu Quartet
Argo 433 093-2 CD
3. Lubomyr Melnyk: ‘Cloud Passage No. 3’ (2012) from Three Solo Pieces.
Lubomyr Melnyk, piano.
Unseen Worlds UW11 CD
4. Wim Mertens: ‘Maximizing The Audience’ (1984) from Maximizing The Audience.
Wim Mertens + Soft Verdict
Les Disques du Crépuscule TWI 480 CD
5. Wim Mertens: ‘Whisper Me’ (1984) from Maximizing The Audience.
Wim Mertens + Soft Verdict
Les Disques du Crépuscule TWI 480 CD
6. Peter Garland: ‘The Days Run Away’  (1971) from Peter Garland: The Days Run Away.
Aki Takahashi, piano.
Tzadik TZ7053 CD