Friday, December 16, 2011

21st century music

I started a thread on Reddit,  asking for suggestions for 21st century classical music to listen to. It's not that I've listened to, and become bored of, everything that's been written in the 20th century, or any other century, rather it's just an excuse to find some new music. Many people responded, and I collected the ideas, found links to samples where needed, and put them all in alphabetical order. (I'm like that.) I haven't had a chance to listen to much yet, but I will.


John Adams String Quartet, Son of Chamber Symphony to pick a couple post-millenial pieces
John Luther Adams Red Arc/Blue Veil
Thomas Ades Violin Concerto, Piano Quintet
Julian Anderson Book of Hours, Heaven is Shy of Earth
Gerald Barry La Plus Forte
Harrison Birtwistle Night's Black Bird, interview Three Settings of Celan, The Shadow of Night, Cry of Anubis, Mask of Orpheus, Angel Fighter
John Corigliano Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra
Nathan Davis
Brett Dean Viola Concerto Rehearsal clip
Nicholas Deyoe String quartet
Henri Dutilleux Still active, but no vids of recent work
Ludovico Einaudi Oltremare
Gabriela Lena Frank Crying Song
Beat Furrer Orpheus' Bücher
Osvaldo Golijov Lúa descolorida
Michael Gordon Timber
Anthony Green Refraction Aberrance A young guy
Jonny Greenwood Popcorn Superhet Receiver
Georg Friedrich Haas In Vain
John Harbison Symphony No. 4, Piano Sonata No. 2
Jonathan Harvey Speakings
Jennifer Higdon Violin Concerto No. 1 Won a Pulitzer
Joe Hisaishi One Summer's Day Incidental music for anime
Elena Kats-Chernin Elena's aria "Classical / Experimental / Pop" says her official MySpace
Phil Kline Zippo Songs Beats and poetry
Helmut Lachenmann Grido His third string quartet.
Bernhard Lang Differenz/Wiederholung 7 Orchestra + looper
Angel Lam Midnight Run
David Lang Little Match Girl Passion, Child | Sweet Air
Liza Lim Invisibility
Steve Mackey Micro-concerto
Bruno Mantovani Jazz Connotations
Nico Muhly Bright Mass with Canons, Clear Music, Skip Town, It goes without saying
Steve Reich WTC 9/11
Todd Reynolds Centrifuge Rehearsal clip
Philip Rothman Monument Fanfare
Ryuichi Sakamoto Energy Flow Reminds me of New Age
Esa-Pekka Salonen Piano Concerto My one non-YT link.
Simon Steen-Andersen Rerendered The composer's site has the score!
Frank Ticheli Vesuvius For concert band.
Erkki-Sven Tüür Architectonics III
Nobuo Uematsu Aerith's Theme
Julia Wolfe Cruel Sister
Eric Whitacre Lux Aurumque Popular for a reason.


John Adams
John Luther Adams Drums of Winter from Earth and the Great Weather
Luciano Berio
Elliot Carter String Quartet No. 5
John Corigliano
Henri Dutilleux Tout un monde lointain His celebrated cello concerto
Osvaldo Golijov
Karel Husa
Einojuhani Rautavaara 6th Symphony, String Quintet "Unknown Heavens"
Steve Reich Different Trains
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Joan Tower
Charles Wunorinen

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