The Day The Earth Stood Still | Soundtrack Suite –Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)

One of the great Hollywood film composers. Here his use of the theremin is distinctive, although he used it in a number of other scores.

From: Soundtrack Fred

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

 

D’un soir triste — Lili Boulanger (1918)

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)

She composed many pieces before her premature death at age 24. There used to be talk among classical music musicians and enthusiasts about which composers who died young would have contributed increasingly great music had they lived. I’m quite sure she would have.

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