• Wow, Rihm at his most expressionist... Isn't it amazing to see (hear) how Rihm's compositional voice had already fully matured by his early twenties (this symphony dates from 1975 when he was just 23).

    Wolfgang Rihm : 2. Symphonie (1/2) - Duration: 10:21.

    • 5 years ago
    Wolfgang Rihm : 2. Symphonie für grosses Orchester
    1/ Erster Satz
    Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Jonathan Stockhammer, direction.
  • It is an opinion to state that you don't enjoy this music. It IS painfully ignorant, however, to state there there's no talent behind this music or that anyone can do it. Schoenberg's music is highly personal, well crafted and intensely expressive. Also, listen to his early, still tonal works like Verklärte Nacht or Gurrelieder and you'll see that even in the tonal vein Schoenberg was a highly accomplished composer.

    Arnold Schoenberg: Six Little Piano Pieces opus 19 - Duration: 5:49.

    • 7 years ago
    Me playing Arnold Schoenberg's Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke opus 19; despite the brevity of these pieces, I think it's a very important work in the 20th century piano literature.
  • I agree that Rihm's first String Quartet is not yet on the same level as his later, mature string quartets. Still, it's amazing to realize that Rihm was only an 18-year-old boy when he wrote this music.

    Rihm- String Quartet No. 1 - Duration: 9:21.

    • 6 years ago
    Wolfgang Rihm's String Quartet No. 1 Op. 2 (1970)

    Possibly a bit immature in comparison to his later output (some of which I will be uploading later on) but still a very enjoyable piece. Just s...
  • Henri Dutilleux - Prélude I: D'ombre et de silence (1973) - Duration: 3:11.

    • 6 years ago
    Me playing the first of the three piano preludes composed by the eminent French composer Henri Dutilleux (b. 1916). This first prelude, entitled "D'ombre et de silence" was written in 1973 for pian...
  • Something's telling me that this sketchbook is a fake...

    "Van Gogh treasure" stolen by Nazis surfaces in Athens - Duration: 2:34.

    • 7 years ago
    A tiny sketchbook said to have belonged to the Dutch master painter Vincent Van Gogh has surfaced in the Greek capital Athens.
    The note book,containing drawings resembling several of Van Gogh's ma...
  • A tribute to Julius Eastman (1940-1990) - Duration: 5:32.

    • 7 years ago
    A tribute video to an unjustly neglected African-American composer called Julius Eastman who composed in a very personal minimalist idiom.
  • Charles Ives plays Charles Ives - Duration: 5:00.

    • 7 years ago
    UNIQUE historical recording of Charles Ives at the piano, playing the third movement "The Alcotts" from his Piano Sonata No.2 (Concord Sonata).
  • Zwiesprache III, by Wolfgang Rihm - Duration: 3:19.

    • 7 years ago
    Zwiesprache III, in memoriam Heinrich Klotz. A piano piece by eminent German composer Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952), arguably the foremost German composer of our time. Some wonderful diatonic harmonies i...
  • Henry Cowell - The Tides of Manaunaun - Duration: 3:00.

    • 7 years ago
    The tides of Manaunaun (1917), a piano piece by American maverick composer Henry Cowell (1897-1965) in which he explores the use of tone clusters.
  • Toru Takemitsu - Rain Tree Sketch II (1992) - Duration: 3:50.

    • 7 years ago
    Me playing what is arguably Toru Takemitsu's finest piano piece: Rain Tree Sketch II (1992), in memoriam Olivier Messiaen.
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