Unfortunately, I have a lot more urgent things to do than update Postclassic Radio, but I did manage to give it a long overdue facelift today, and will continue. I acceded to listener demand by adding some of the out-of-print vinyl I’ve been transferring to disc, including the following:
Morton Feldman: Piece for Four Pianos
Per Nørgård: Spell
Per Nørgård: Gilgamesh, side one
Pauline Oliveros: Horse Sings from Cloud
Pauline Oliveros: The Well and the Gentle (excerpts)
Henri Pousseur: Trois Visages de Liège
Stefan Wolpe: Form IV: Broken Sequences (postclassical? dunno, but I love it)
It finally dawned on me that I have greatly neglected Jon Gibson, and I’ve been remembering how beautiful his early music is, so I’ve added a lot of that, along with some Lou Harrison (from Tony DeMare’s piano album), Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Paul Epstein, David Borden, and a blues, played by Jon Gibson, by one of the earliest minimalists, Terry Jennings. Golden stuff.
Were it not Postclassic Radio, I would also treat you to Franz Schmidt’s silken Piano Quintet in G Major, written in 1926 for the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein. It’s such a delight to discover it again.