发行版本:CPO (999 590-2)
专辑类型:Avantgarde, 20th Century, Modern, Orchestral
Gloria Coates（1938 - ），美国作曲家，现在好像人在德国。“滑音女王”，作品色调相当灰暗，且因为大量地长时间运用滑音和微分音，有点摧残大脑,其他信息不详,不过这张古典专辑的演奏比较边缘,显得比较另类,曲子的优美程度也实在是对听者耐心的考验.但仍然具备极大的可听度
This is the second of two discs of orchestral music by the American composer Gloria Coates that were released in the late 1990s by the German label cpo (the other includes the First, Fourth and Seventh Symphonies). The composer (who also paints: the cover artwork is a reproduction of her painting Illuminatio in Tenebris) has spent much of her life in Germany, developing a distinctive style that piles up simultaneous layers of music: often pitting piled-up glissandi against simple tonal melodies in a different register.
The Second Symphony of 1988 (in fact a version for large orchestra of her 1974 chamber orchestra piece Planets) is a case in point. It is written in three movements (Northern Lights, Southern Lights and Dawn), each lasting about five minutes, and the first movement mixes (often quite banal and repetitive) tonal melodies and chorales against slow, gliding microtonal canons for the strings. The string glissandi recede in importance in the first half of the finale--based on repetition of brief melodic fragments--but return in the hectic build-up to the climax.
The Quinces' Quandary: Homage to Van Gogh was written simultaneously with the Ninth Symphony and is in fact a version of it for chamber orchestra (the present recording is in fact of its world premiere in Dresden in 1995). A single movement, lasting just under 25 minutes, it progresses slowly and austerely through a sequence of microtonal glissandi, open fifths on the strings, rumblings from the percussion and--in the later stages--chorale melodies. Though the work is very striking in sonic terms, it strikes me as about twice the length the material merits, and I find myself losing interest before the end.
Fragment from Leonardo's Notebooks, "Anima della Terra", written in 1972, is the only vocal work on this disc. This ten-minute setting, part of a still-incomplete oratorio project, is scored for soprano, alto, tenor and bass as well as a large orchestra. This work is far more conventionally written than the other pieces on this disc, and features slow-moving dissonant tonal music in the orchestra that gradually builds to a climax: over this rather bleak landscape intermittent eruptions occasionally burst the vocalists.
Time Frozen, a twenty-minute chamber-orchestra work analogous to the Sixth Symphony in the way that Homage to Van Gogh relates to the Ninth Symphony, was first performed in 1995, and that performance is featured here. This work is one of the most extreme examples of Coates' obsessively canonic writing, as all three movements are in canon form. The first movement is a slow canon in clashing tunings over distantly rumbling drums; the shorter second movement applies canonic procedures to slow glissandi; the finale switches to glissandi that slide up and down like wailing sirens while the rumble of drums returns.
Coates' voice is a very distinctive one, and her music is certainly intriguing, though I tend to find that one or two pieces at a time is enough for me. Her work has something of the single-minded obsessiveness of lone figures such as Ustvolskaya and Scelsi, though I think she is somewhat less of a composer than those two. Nonetheless, this disc should appeal to a small but enthusiastic subset of experimental and contemporary music enthusiasts.
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01. (00:05:31) Stuttgarter Philharmoniker & Wolf-Dieter Hauschild - Symphony No. 2 'Illuninatio in Tenebris' for Orchestra (1974/1988): I. Aurora Borealis
02. (00:04:39) Stuttgarter Philharmoniker & Wolf-Dieter Hauschild - Symphony No. 2 'Illuninatio in Tenebris' for Orchestra (1974/1988): II. Aurora Australis
03. (00:05:31) Stuttgarter Philharmoniker & Wolf-Dieter Hauschild - Symphony No. 2 'Illuninatio in Tenebris' for Orchestra (1974/1988): III. Dawn
04. (00:23:24) Musica-viva-ensemble Dresden & J黵gen Wirrmann - Homage to Van Gogh for Chamber Orchestra (1992-1993)
05. (00:08:40) Orchester des Internationalen Jugendfespieltreffens Bayreuth 1984 & Matthias Kuntzsch - Fragment from Leonardo's Notebooks 'Anima della Terra' for Soloists & Large Orchestra (1972/1976)
06. (00:08:12) Ensemble Das Neue Werk Hamburg & Dieter Cichewiecz - Time Frozen for Chamber Orchestra (1984/1988): I. Times Advances to No Destiny
07. (00:05:01) Ensemble Das Neue Werk Hamburg & Dieter Cichewiecz - Time Frozen for Chamber Orchestra (1984/1988): II. I go through Time
08. (00:08:25) Ensemble Das Neue Werk Hamburg & Dieter Cichewiecz - Time Frozen for Chamber Orchestra (1984/1988): III. Where There is Life, there is Time