#3703: Rewriting the Classics

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"Michael Gordon: Dystopia"

Listen to music based on or inspired by classic works of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach for this New Sounds. Finally, Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon’s rewrite of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is commercially available on a new release from Cantaloupe Music, “Dystopia,” from a live recording done at Beethovenfest Bonn. We’ll hear two of its four deconstructed movements. Also, there’s a mass by Palestrina done Bulgarian-style and Mozart done Egyptian-style. Then, listen to Olafur Arnalds doing a rewrite of a Chopin Nocturne. Plus hear J.S. Bach done up as both West African Style, and as a mix of Middle Eastern musical traditions together with Jazz improvisations, and more.

PROGRAM #3703– Rewriting the Classics (First aired on 03/03/2015)             





Chad Lawson

The Chopin Variations

Chopin nocturne in F minor, excerpt [1:20]

Hillset Records

Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott

The Chopin Project


Eyes Shut – Nocturne in c minor [6:41]

Mercury Records
Due out March 17, 2015

Ivan Lantos, Bulgarica Trio + 1 (Bulgarka Jr)

Palestrina Missa Primi Toni

Kyrie eleison I [1:33]

Celluloid / Ballon Noir/Lambarena 66951
Out of print, but see ivanlantos.com for info
Try Amazon.fr

Lambarena (Hughes de Courson et al)

Bach to Africa (Hommage an Albert Schweitzer)

Sankanda [5:07]

Sony Classical #64532
Out of print. Try Amazon.fr 

Hugues de Courson et al

Mozart L'Egyptien

Yaman Hawa + Thamos Roi D'Égypte [4:49]

Virgin #71727. Out of print. Try Amazon.com or musique.fnac.com

Michael Nyman Band

Mozart 252

In Re Don Giovanni [2:38]

Michael Nyman MNRCD113

Bamberger Symphoniker |
Jonathan Nott, conductor

Michael Gordon: Dystopia

Michael Gordon: ReWriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, parts 1 & 2 [13:31]

Cantaloupe Music #CA 21105

Ensemble Sarband, Fadia El-Hage

The Arabian Passion According to J.S. Bach

Bach: Konnen Tranen meiner Wangen nichts erlangen [10:34]