Johannes Van Bree — Allegro for Four String Quartets
(Allegro for [string quartet]² ?)
…ah yes, another classic from the long list of works for four string quartets. I have to admire the work’s simplicity though — it seems like it was written mostly as an exercise in instrumentation. The themes are straightforward, playable, and really legible to the listener.
The hardest part about this work is finding the right group of people to play it with you…
re: the above — when will there be an application that generates these sorts of videos automatically from a given work/recording? can software be taught to listen to classical music and cue it with a scan of the score?
some of the pieces to coordinate: OCR, audio analysis, interface with IMSLP(/other library of scores), interface with Spotify(/other library of classical recordings)
Fiona Apple — Hot Knife
Robin Pecknold — White Lace Regretfully
Tears for Fears — Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Kraftwerk — Computer World
It blows my mind that this came out in 1981.
Gustav Mahler — excerpt from Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection): V.Im Tempo des Scherzos
conducted by Pierre Boulez, Myung-Whun Chung, Mariss Jansons, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Simon Rattle, and Christian Vásquez
I love the comparison between conductors here. This is such a powerful point in Mahler (and symphonic music in general) and to see each conductor’s personal touches on it side-by-side is pretty neat.
To stand on a podium in front of that kind of sound…