Author Archives: John

About John

Classical, rock, blues, jazz...what interests me. I listen to many hours of music a week and sift out what I consider of particular interest for this site. [My personal background is rooted in classical and the "San Francisco Sound"; but, of course it's just the center. Everyone has a center, no matter how much exploration and elaboration throughout life.] If you are interested in more than is posted here, you can check my Facebook page where I publicly post much more music most days. https://www.facebook.com/john.mcdonald.334 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://twitter.com/nvsierra

McCoy Tyner – Live in Norway 1975

McCoy Tyner

From: VHS Dust

 

 

 

 

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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