28. January 2019 · Comments Off on A New Composer to Me · Categories: Composers, Contemporary Composers, NewToMyEars™

There are so many new composers I know nothing about. Perhaps I’ll start a series that features composers who are new to my ears. We shall see.

This composer was great fun to listen to, especially as she talks about her composition process.

Hannah Kendall, talking about her work Baptistry.

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Robert Kahn · Categories: NewToMyEars™

I’d never heard of this work, much less the composer. I’d love to perform this sometime! I think it was originally for French horn but perhaps included an “or English horn” on the front page. I’ve not seen the music since it’s not available on imslp in the US yet and I’m careful not to download things that are still under copyright.

Robert Kahn: Serenade, Opus 73 for Oboe, English horn and Piano
Alexey Konoplyannikov, oboe; Alexey Sorokin, English horn; Vera Almazova, piano

03. December 2016 · Comments Off on New To Me · Categories: English horn, NewToMyEars™

Last night as I was driving home from our final Symphony Silicon Valley rehearsal I heard a piece I’d never heard before for English horn and strings. How did I not know about this sweet piece?

Concertino In a Flat Major, Op. 34
English horn and orchestra
I. Preludio
II. Capriccio (05:49)
III. Adagio (13:19)
IV: Finale (21:28)

Jose Antonio Masmano
Corno Inglés

Peter Csaba, Director
Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Auditorio Manuel de Falla
Granada, 11 y 12 noviembre de 2011

23. October 2014 · Comments Off on New To Me · Categories: NewToMyEars™

I haven’t posted anything about a composer being new to me in eons. But since I found a few videos by Johann Hermann Schein and enjoyed the music here’s one for you:

With Nicholas Daniel and Warren Jones.

This is a new work to my ear. I’m liking what I hear!

31. July 2013 · Comments Off on Cliffs of Moher, Concertino para Oboe y Orquesta – Javier Martínez Campos · Categories: NewToMyEars™, Oboe, Videos

For those of you looking for new works, this appears to be one!

Here’s the info directly from the YouTube page:

Concertino para Oboe y Orquesta
(Premio en el IX Concurso de Composición “Andrés Gaos” 2011 de la Diputación de A Coruña)
Estreno: Palacio de la Ópera de A Coruña – enero 2013 – Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia OSG/ Director: Josep Pons. Oboe solista: Casey Hill.
Cliffs of Moher – Javier Martínez Campos (2.010)

(Prize in the IX Composition Competition “Andrés Gaos” 2011)
Premier: Palacio de la Ópera de A Coruña – january 2013 – Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia OSG/ Conductor: Josep Pons. Oboe solist: Casey Hill.

I’ve never seen these before … at least not as far as I remember (so, considering my memory, that’s not saying much, eh?) …

The piece sounds like a hymn. Anyone know it?

22. February 2012 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment, NewToMyEars™

… and new to my ears, the AZAHAR ENSEMBLE plays À Chloris by Reynaldo Hahn:

Info provided:
Frederic Sánchez – Flauta
María Alba Carmona – Oboe
Gonzalo Esteban – Clarinete
Antonio Lagares – Trompa
María José García – Fagot

Direcció de vídeo, Igor Cortadellas

So. Zoom

Càmeres: Marc Campà, Igor Cortadellas

04. February 2012 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Violoncello da spalla · Categories: BachTrac™, NewToMyEars™

Wow …

Up until now my NewToMyEars™ has included only composers I’d not heard of, and I’ve only posted them on Thursdays at 10:00. But what about instruments? Guess I may as well start that up too. Because I can. And in my new effort to not have to be so darn rigid I’m going to post things when I feel like it. how ’bout that?!

Here is the Friction Harp, which looks like an antenna to me:

YouTube Info:

Musician and Instrument Builder Tom Kaufmann plays his prototype friction harp with a recorded keyboard accompaniment. To read more about this instrument go to: http://www.tinkertunes.com/friction-harp