Episode #2842

EuroMinimalism, Part 1

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Close to a cello (drewm/flickr)

Though it developed in the States, Minimalism has spread, and now post-minimal music can be heard on both sides of the Atlantic. We'll hear music by Hauschka, Howard Skempton, Max Richter, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Wim Mertens, and more.  Hauschka is the alias of German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann, who playfully explores the  ‘prepared’ piano in his works.  We'll hear something from his latest release - "Ferndorf."  There's also music by British composer Howard Skempton, Belgian minimalist Wim Mertens, and much more.

PROGRAM # 2842, Eurominimalism, pt 1 (First aired on Wed. 9/10/08)





Philip Glass

Glass Box

Music In Similar Motion, excerpt [1:30]

Nonesuch #424508** *

Howard Skempton

Well, Well, Cornelius

Rumba [1:00]

Sony Classical # 66482** *



Blue Bicycle [5:30] Morgenrot [3:00]

Fat Cat #1308.



Miss Clare Remembers [2:00]

Reprise #26744**

Howard Skempton

Well, Well, Cornelius

Well, Well, Cornelius [3:00] Prelude 3 [2:00]

See above.

Max Richter


November [6:00] Last Days [4:30]

Late Junction / BBC, OR purchase on



Rode Null [4:30]

See above.

Penguin Café Orchestra

Music from the Penguin Cafe

Penguin Café Single [6:30]

Editions EG #27. Available at

Piccola Accademia degli Specchi


Wim Mertens: Gentleman of Leisure [4:30]

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