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wed 24 jul 2019 20:00 

Colourful chamber sounds.

From Pierrot sextet to Double Sextet, and from Triple Duo to Quintet. In their search for unheard timbres and instrumental harmonies composers like to juggle with strange strengths. In chamber music one can experiment to one’s heart’s content with strange compositions. From the six-strong Pierrot Ensemble to the peculiar instrument pairs from different centuries. In particular the American composers don’t like to follow the rules of classical chamber music strengths. In this Theme broadcast, some colourful examples of Elliott Carter, Robert Erickson, Steve Reich and Max Giteck Duykers a.o.

Playlist:

1. Elliott Carter: ‘Risoluto’ from ‘Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord’ (1952) on Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective. Harvey Sollberger (flute) Charles Kuskin (oboe), Fred Sherry (cello), Paul Jacobs (harpsichord). Nonesuch 510893-2 CD-box

2-7. Elliott Carter: ‘Triple Duo’ (1982) on Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective. The Fires of London. Nonesuch 510893-2 CD-box

8. Robert Erickson: ‘Fives’ (1988) for quintet on Robert Erickson: Duo, Fives, Quintet, Trio. Camera Lucida. New World Records 80808-2 CD

9. Robert Erickson: ‘Trio’ (1986) for clarinet, cello and harp, on Robert Erickson: Duo, Fives, Quintet, Trio. Camera Lucida. New World Records 80808-2 CD

10. Max Giteck Duykers: ‘Folding Music’ (2017) for sextet, on Max Giteck Duykers: Folding Music. Ensemble Ipse. New World Records 80811-2 CD

11. Max Giteck Duykers: ‘Twilight for Adored and Breathless Moments’ (2007) for sextet, on Max Giteck Duykers: Folding Music. Ensemble Ipse. New World Records 80811-2 CD

12-14. Steve Reich: ‘Double Sextet’ (2007) for sextet, on Steve Reich: Double Sextet/2×5. Ensemble eight blackbird. Nonesuch 7559-79786-4 CD

15 . Robert Erickson: ‘Quintet’ (1985) for quintet, on Robert Erickson: Duo, Fives, Quintet, Trio. Camera Lucida. New World Records 80808-2 CD

 

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