Contemporary music! Some time ago, after a long period of obscurity, some composers decided to rebound with the old concept of pleasure.
This was not easy : since the Second World War, composers were attracted by intellectual compositional processes. Dodecaphonism and serial music expressed a rage to build systems based on logic. The audience didn't follow and contemporary music concerts became ghettos for a nomenklatura of commissioned composers. Classical music is a language, and any langage grows with evolution while it is killed with revolution.
For the new consonant composers, the problem of the kind of language is not a problem. Their music can be tonal, atonal, microtonal... who cares? The point is that their music is understood by both performers and audience. So, New Consonant Music is nothing but the resurgence of an old and simple idea : if you have something to say, just say it!
Who are these composers? The pioneers are Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, Steve Reich, Michael Nyman, John Adams or Phil Glass. But we want to make you discover many others like Frédéric Devreese, Dominique Dupraz, Piotr Lachert, Michel Lysight, Gilberto Mendes or Georgs Pelecis among many others.
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HISTORY OF AN ERA
A study of two major viola works : Shostakovitch's Sonata and Bartók's Concerto by one of the most famous contemporary viola-players. This luxury edition contains the text in English and in German. Numerous illustrations by courtesy of the original publishers. - 40.40 EUR