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Tuesday 3 November 2009

7:00 Sshhhhhh

ANON: Hush now, go to sleep
Hesperion XXI, Montserrat Figueras (sop)
Alia Vox AV 9826

GIGER / DÄHLER: From Silence to Silence
Paul Giger (vln), Marie-Louise Dähler (hpschd)
ECM 2014

SAZDOV: Let All Mortal Souls Keep Silent
ACMA 2008-01

FUCHS: Quiet in the Land
Members of the London SO/JoAnn Falletta
Naxos 8.559335

SIMON: Sound of Silence
The Dickies
Captain OI 149

GORDON: Strange Quiet
Bang on a Can
Composer Recordings CD 628

BYRD: Hush! (take 1)
Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles (tpts), Duke Pearson (pno), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Walter Perkins (drums)
Black Lion BLCD 760 134

8:05 Live Music from Australia (2 of 2)

GRANDAGE: The Silence (premiere)
Humphrey Bower (narr), West Australian SO / Roland Peelman (ABC)

"… explores the theme of the loss of the parent, with brilliant use of musical quotations and parody; it captivated its intended young audience from beginning to end." (

9:05 Hallowe'en

VARESE: Arcana
Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Riccardo Chailly
Decca 460 208

GRUBER: Frankenstein!! A pandemonium for chansonnier & orchestra after children's rhymes by HC Artmann
BBC Phil/HK Gruber
Chandos CHAN 10404

RILEY: The Cusp of Magic
Kronos Quartet, Wu Man (pipa)
Nonesuch 360508

LEIFS: Groa's Spell
Gudrun Edda Gunnarsdottir (alto), Finnur Bjarnason (ten), Iceland SO/Hermann Bäumer
BIS CD 1080

11:00 New Music Dreams

SORABJI: Villa Tasca
Jonathan Powell (pno)
Altarus AIR-CD 9067