Babbitt: Soli e Duettini
The Group for Contemporary Music
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||Around the Horn (1993): Part I||The Group for Contemporary Music||4:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Around the Horn (1993): Part II||The Group for Contemporary Music||4:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Whirled Series (1987)||The Group for Contemporary Music||15:29||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||None But the Lonely Flute (1991)||The Group for Contemporary Music||6:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Homily (1987)||The Group for Contemporary Music||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Beaten Paths (1987)||The Group for Contemporary Music||4:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Play It Again, Sam (1989)||The Group for Contemporary Music||6:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Soli e Duettini (1989)||The Group for Contemporary Music||10:18||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Melismata (1982)||The Group for Contemporary Music||18:39||Album Only||View in iTunes|
give it a try
if you haven't heard of The Group For Contemporary Music this would be a nice, inexpensive album to cut your teeth on. Terrific modern stuff!
A good introduction to the music of Babbitt
Ah Babbitt, the myth, the legend, the romantic.... This disc offers a good cross-section of the composer's work. Some may hate him, some may love him, but none can deny that he is a musical force to reckon with. It is wonderful to see one of the true giants of new music have his day. I only hope that Naxos has plans to record more of this excruciatingly beautiful music. Like a fine wine, Babbitts music continues to get better with age. Get this disc and you won't be disappointed!
It is what it is
Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean it's bad. Difficult to listen to? Maybe, but if you go into a Milton Babbitt CD expecting country music...well, that's just ignorant. There is a reason Babbitt is in the history books. I don't find this music very pleasing, I'll give you that, but there is a whole lot more than just noise here. And by the way, the saxophone player's tone leaves a bit to be desired.