Sunday, 17 February 2013

Notes on composers

Hello again!

This a list of some composers from "our "period and some of their most interesting (or intriguing) works

- Alban Berg - Lulu (opera with only two acts - 1937; finished post mortem)

-John Cage (this one is VERY difficult but...well perhaps Sonata for Clarinet and Sonata for two voices - 1933)

-Manuel de Falla ( The Ballet The Magistrate and the Miller´s Wife - El corregidor y la molinera. In 1917, it became known as The Three Cornered Hat - El sombrero de tres picos)

-George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue, 1924; Porgy and Bess - folk opera, 1935)

-Arthur Honegger (Jeanne D´Arc au Bûcher, 1935)

-LeoŠ JaváČek (String Quartet No.2 - "Intimate Letters"- 1928)

-Aram Kachaturian (Sabre Dance from the Ballet Gayane, 1942)

-Carl Orff (Also Sprach Zarathustra - Thus Spoke Zarathustra - 1911/1912; The trilogy Trionfi - Triumphs - where Carmina Burana is included - 1937)

-Sergei Prokofiev (Ballet Romeu and Juliet - 1935/1936 which includes the famous March of the Capulets; Ballet Cinderella - 1940-1944; Peter and the Wolf - 1936)

-Giacomo Puccini (Il Trittico, a three-one act operas: Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Shicchi. The last one is the most popular, thanks to the famous aria "O mio Babbino Caro" 

:) Ana de Fátima

1 comment:

  1. Just want to add to your list what I consider is an important name: Igor Stravinski.
    The "Firebird" and "The Rite of Spring", although written somewhat earlier than our time frame (1910 and 1913 respectively) were undeniably "new", different, scandalous even. These works pre-date WWI and the Russian Revolution - major catalysts of change- but are already a sign of what was about to come. Even if, from the 20s onwards, Stravinsky veered towards a Neoclassicist stance and away from Modernism, his works of the beginning of the century award him a place with those that made things new.
    Isabel Q. Baptista