BRUNO MADERNA : Complete Works For Orchestra Vol.3

  • Format: CD [NEOS10935]
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  • Label: Neos


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Featured works: Ausstrahlung (1971) for female voice, flute, oboe, large orchestra and tape; Biogramma (1972) for large orchestra; Grande Aulodia (1970) for flute, oboe and orchestra. "Of the leading figures of Europe's postwar avant-garde, Bruno Maderna was the embodiment of the free spirit. More than any other, he was at once a visionary and a pragmatist and referred to his music with modest understatement as 'conductor's music.' The truth was that, being an expressive and highly sensitive conductor with no patience for arid sobriety, he knew more about the orchestra and bestrode a more spacious music-historical terrain than his colleagues. His repertoire, which included early music as well as the great symphonic masterpieces, reads like a lexicon of advanced modernism. He had a low opinion of the rigorous radicalism championed by Boulez, Stockhausen and Nono, and compared rigid ideological stances with the religious wars of the Reformation and Counter- Reformation. His music represents a fruitful interaction between tradition and the new and unknown; he considered the idea of stylistic hermeticism to be a dead end incompatible with human nature." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACD that can be played on any CD player.

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