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#2052054 - 03/21/13 04:59 PM Re: A favorite accessible contemporary piano concerto, anyone? [Re: bennevis]  
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Originally Posted by bennevis
Is the Lindberg 2nd one of those concertos for piano against orchestra? I've liked the Lindberg I've heard so far, but a concerto where the pianist is constantly struggling to be heard is somewhat off-putting........

It sounds relatively fine in the recording, but its a massive orchestration...Balance is very much of an issue in piano concertos by modernist composers of our times as doublings and octaves aren't an accepted procedure in certain circles. Doublings/octaves, however, is usually what makes the piano audible in a concerto context...There's a funny story about this regarding Lindberg's FIRST piano concerto where he had troubles with balance issues and discussed the matter with my current piano teacher, as well as with Pierre Boulez. Linberg explained to Boulez that he wanted the piano to be heard at all times, to which Boulez replied - "well, then you're going to have another Chopin concerto...". My teacher, who has been a friend of Magnus since they were in their teens, mentioned that for the piano to be heard at all times, octaves and doublings would be necessary - now, with Magnus' compositional aesthetics at that time, he seemed shocked by such a suggestion. Octaves are indeed the worst dissonance for a forward-looking modernist!! (at least I do believe it was Magnus who was shocked by the suggestion, though it might have been Boulez. Lindbergs composigional aesthetics, of course, have changed since then)

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#2052116 - 03/21/13 07:24 PM Re: A favorite accessible contemporary piano concerto, anyone? [Re: Polyphonist]  
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Here's my concerto. It's derived (admittedly a long way) from minimalism. I'm including an earlier (solo) piece to compare. The concerto is midi, but works surprisingly well (except at the beginning where there's that weird "pp" = "distance" effect.) Enjoy.

www.cheyennesd.net/other/other.html


Interesting.


Thanks.

#2052277 - 03/22/13 05:25 AM Re: A favorite accessible contemporary piano concerto, anyone? [Re: bennevis]  
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I'm fond of James MacMillan's "The Berserking". You can hear short samples at AllMusic , and the full recording's on Spotify if you have that.

#2052956 - 03/23/13 01:33 PM Re: A favorite accessible contemporary piano concerto, anyone? [Re: fnork]  
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Originally Posted by fnork
Someone beat me to it, I was just about to mention Lindberg's 2nd concerto wink I was able to find the recording of the premiere through classical archives (try here - http://www.classicalarchives.com/work/72052.html ), and the score is available for browsing through on Booseys website.


Thanks for the link. I attended the West coast premiere in SF, so I'm thrilled to have a recording of the piece.


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#2052981 - 03/23/13 02:57 PM Re: A favorite accessible contemporary piano concerto, anyone? [Re: bennevis]  
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Wow, a Second Piano Concerto from Lindberg! He's another personal favorite. I hope I can somehow procure the recording (oddly, ArkivMuic doesn't carry it).


Die Krebs gehn zurücke,
Die Stockfisch bleiben dicke,
Die Karpfen viel fressen,
Die Predigt vergessen.

Die Predigt hat g'fallen.
Sie bleiben wie alle.
#2053499 - 03/24/13 01:50 PM Re: A favorite accessible contemporary piano concerto, anyone? [Re: Janus K. Sachs]  
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Originally Posted by Janus K. Sachs
Wow, a Second Piano Concerto from Lindberg! He's another personal favorite. I hope I can somehow procure the recording (oddly, ArkivMuic doesn't carry it).


It hasn't been officially released as far as I can tell. This work would greatly benefit from a studio recording so the balances can be properly corrected--unless Lindberg wants the piano covered by the orchestra at times!


Yama B3
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