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I like dead composers, but ones that are actually recorded in history.
For me, this is all about discovery (happy discovery for the most part)... discovering different versions of known works - discovering new information on famous composers - discovering new conductors, orchestras, artists... and definitely discovering heretofore unknown composers (dead or otherwise). Between this thread, listening to Pandora, and surfing Amazon, JPC, Classics Online, etc etc... I'm just beginning to understand how very little I know about the very large world of classical music. 'Tis but a drop in the sea. But that drop is getting a little bigger every day it seems... thanks in part to each of you

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Ivan Fedele's Piano Concerto. An atonal "spectralist" composer.

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Ivan Fedele's Piano Concerto. An atonal "spectralist" composer.

Welcome to the classical thread Toccata!
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Ivan Fedele's Piano Concerto. An atonal "spectralist" composer.

Now that is a composer I've REALLY never heard of . . . But, while I'm too old to remember anything, I'm never too old to learn (but. of course, I'll forget it tomorrow)

This guy, Ivan Fedele, though, is known by a lot of people and there is a wealth of information on the web about him and his music.




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One of his greatest admirers is Pierre Boulez and it is in France that Ivan Fedele consolidated his reputation as a composer whose opus, currently, counts nearly one hundred titles and includes composition of every type: orchestral pieces, works for the theatre, electro-acoustic and chamber music. Without rejecting the teaching of the masters of the historic avant-garde, Fedele seems to put its principles into practice, freeing the music from the laboratory environment and leading it back to the freshness of listening, to the need and urgency of keeping the channels open with the interpreters and listeners.

Fedele was born in Lecce, Italy, in 1953. After studying at the Conservatory in Milan and the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome (though he also studied philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano), at the early age of 28 he won the Gaudeamus Award (for the first String Quartet and Chiari for orchestra), which launched him on the international scene. In 1989, his composition for orchestra Epos won the Petrassi Competition in Parma. Antigone, an opera commissioned by the Teatro Comunale in Florence for the opening night of the Maggio Musicale, was awarded the Premio Abbiati by the Association of Italian Music Critics as the best new work of 2007. The Cd Animus Anima received the Choc de la Musique 2003 from the magazine “Le Monde de la Musique”, whereas Maya was awarded the Coup de Coeur 2004 by the Académie Charles Cros and Mixtim won the Premio del Disco Amadeus in the contemporary category for the year 2007. In addition to his many chamber works, he has also composed pieces for orchestra alone, concertos or symphonic-vocal music, of which the most recent include En archè and 33 noms (a commission from the Teatro La Scala in Milan).

His music has been conducted, among others, by Boulez, Eschenbach, Chung, Saalonen, Muti, Slatkin, Robertson, Kalitze, Wit, Valade and Rophè and performed by orchestras and ensembles such as the BBC, Berlin Radio, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart SWR, National de France, National de Lyon, Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Santa Cecilia, Ensemble Intercontemporain, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien, etc.

In 2001 he was honoured by the French Ministry of Culture with the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Lettres et des Arts. In 2005 he was appointed a Member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 2007 the Italian Minister of Culture assigned him the Chair in Composition for the Master Courses in Music Studies at the Accademia.
Now, I, and everyone else, knows about Ivan Fedele. I can't wait to hear some of his stuff!

And, oh yes, Welcome Toccata to the Classical Music Thread. The biggest thing that drives us here is learning from each other and becoming friends.

Please post here often!
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This thread is becoming more and more interesting!
Thanks guys for posting about these hidden pearls.
And welcome Toccata!!

Now some obscure music from a composer I've never heard of... a certain Bach.



A very nice recording of these Motets.
Very clear voices, and a marvelous soundstage.
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For me, this is all about discovery (happy discovery for the most part)... discovering different versions of known works - discovering new information on famous composers - discovering new conductors, orchestras, artists... and definitely discovering heretofore unknown composers (dead or otherwise). Between this thread, listening to Pandora, and surfing Amazon, JPC, Classics Online, etc etc... I'm just beginning to understand how very little I know about the very large world of classical music. 'Tis but a drop in the sea. But that drop is getting a little bigger every day it seems... thanks in part to each of you

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My comment was totally tongue-in-cheek. After all, I listen to a whole bunch of medieval composers named "Anonymous"
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I like dead composers, but ones that are actually recorded in history.
I also like my composers dead and sometimes prefer my performers that way to... in an effort in part to make good am listening to Gidon Kremer - still fantastically alive I understand (I hope) and playing an Amati and Arvo Part still making plenty of soulful music last I heard - like this one - Tabula Rasa (the blank mind)



There is also on this Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten (who is one of my favourite and unfortunately also dead composers) but this is such a beautiful homage.

Alive or unfortunately dead the music is the memory thank heavens.

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My comment was totally tongue-in-cheek. After all, I listen to a whole bunch of medieval composers named "Anonymous"
Completely grasped the cheekiness... just thought I'd take the opportunity to express my appreciation for everything this thread has provided... either directly or indirectly.
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Oh yeah, dead artists too. About time to break out my some of my Gieseking recordings. Hmmm....Mozart, Ravel, Brahms, Debussy, Beethoven? What should it be?

Alright, ya talked me into it. I have a 5 LP box of Debussy going on the cleaner.

Damn....I had a recording of Wanda Landowska doing the Bach Goldberg Variations on harpsichord in Paris during the war. Now I can't find it. Argh!
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