Re: Universe Symphony
- --- In email@example.com, "Gene" <gene_51@m...>
> First off, this piece is, for me, the wildest thing I ever recall
> hearing, totally unlike anything I have ever heard before. I
> would say unlike any Ives I have heard, but that was beforelistening
> to the first movement of the "Orchestral Set No. 2" (on theSamuel
> recording).Good call -- I am one of the few people I know who hears Ives
loud and clear in the Austin realization. Certainly a lot of work
was necessary to finish it but there are distinctive, wonderful
melodic lines and the structural idea of the Time Pulse was one
of his last brilliant, radically prescient ideas, foreshadowing
minimalism, the development of orchestral percussion,
polyrhythms, all in one go. Not to overstate, I'm just looking
forward to a five hour version on audio DVD.
I posted earlier comparing the Austin to the Reinhard
> I think the Gerhard pairing makes much more sense than theStern.
Thanks for the review of the Stern, I've held off on buying that,
though I have been curious.