Night Fantasies (1980) — Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

I was interested in Elliott Carter’s music when I was first studying music. I was very surprised to find out he was still composing in the 2000’s as I had lost track of him. In fact, he composed his last piece at the age of 103! This is a bit Charles Ives-like, at least it seems so to me.


From: Ae Ithj


Five Movements for String Quartet Op5 – Anton Webern

Anton Webern (1883-1945) I’ve previously mentioned that I like the conversational sound of string quartets…This one breaks the mold. This is like a conversation with myself, possibly in the deep woods knowing I and everyone else is ultimately alone in nature. (Webern specifically talked about the “nature” aspect.) Webern is fascinating.


From: frogpitt


Syv Cirkler/Seven Circles — Else Marie Pade

Women are very prominent in the field of electronic music. I have posted many on my Facebook site through the years. Open Culture has also noted it in a few posts, for example: Hear Seven Hours of Women Making Electronic Music (1938-2014)

Else Marie Pade (1924-2016) was an electronic music pioneer as well as being active in the Danish resistance in World War II.


From: krabber negen