Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Young composers' wiki

http://wiki.youngcomposers.com

Includes links to various instruments, with information on ranges, effective trill fingerings, etc.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Ligeti, Piano Etude No. 6, "Automne à Varsovie"

An amazing recording of Ligeti's Etude No. 6, "Autumn in Warsaw," with amusing commentary by Jeremy Denk. Many years ago I wrote an analysis of this piece, which you can find here:

Chopin, Pygmies, and Tempo Fugue: Ligeti's "Automne a Varsovie"

Ligeti, Piano Etude No. 13, "L'escalier du diable"


A fun recording of Ligeti's 13th Piano Etude, "The Devil's Staircase," played by Greg Anderson.

Ligeti Etude 2, "Cordes à vide"


György Ligeti, Piano Etude No. 2 "Cordes à vide." Idil Beret, piano.


Finale of The Rite of Spring, "Sacrifical Dance of the Chosen One".


A recording of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, including the score of the two-piano version so you can follow along.