A Guide to Better Appreciation of 20th-century Music

“A Guide to Better Appreciation of 20th-century Music”

lecture and concert series

2:The German music before the 2nd World War (Dec.16 ’95)

Post Mahler composers

 

Lecture by Seiji Choki

Concert program

P. Hindemith : Sonata für Solo Cello  Op.25 Nr.3

A. Schönberg : 6 Kleine Klavierstücke  Op.19

A. Webern : Fünf Sätze Streichquartett  Op.5

W.A.Mozart ~ F. Busoni : Fantasie  K.608

 4:Pioneers (Jun.15 ‘96)

The history of the “rediscovery”

 

Lecture by Yuji Itoh

Concert program

E. Satie:“Socrate”, drama symphonique en trois parties avec voix

H. Cowell:

The Tides of Manaunaun / The Lilt of the Reel / Fabric / Anger Dance / Advertisement / The Banshee / Aeolian Harp / The Fairy Bells / Piece for Piano with Strings

E. Varèse:Ionisation

E. Varèse:Density 21.5

C. Ives:Three Quarter-tone Pieces

5:The 20th century seen among the music festivals(Sep.8 ’96)

The standard bearers in Donaueschingen, Darmstadt

 

Lecture by Seiji Choki

Concert program

K. Stockhausen:Zyklus

I. Xenakis:Nomos alfa

P. Boulez:2éme Sonate pour Piano

L. Berio:O King

6:The quest for the new form (Dec.8 ‘96)

Diversity

 

Lecture by Yoriaki Matudaira

Concert program

Y. Matsudaira:Why not ?

M. Kagel:Atem

E. Brown:4 Systems

V. Grobokar:Echanges

J. Yuasa:Calling Together

G. Scelci:Quattro Illustrazioni

7:”Music” of John Cage (Mar.9 ‘97)

 

Lecture by Miyuki Shiraishi

Concert program

John Cage:

Six Melodies for Violin and Keyboard

Daughters of the Lonesome Isle

Water Music

TWO 4 

9:Composer series 1 (Dec.14 ’97)
Interview with Jo Kondo
Interview / Jo Kondo, Yuji Itoh

 

Concert program

A. Webern:Variationen Op.27

J. Kondo:High Window

J. Kondo:Pergola

J. Cage:Ryoanji 

J. Kondo:Knots

11:Composer series 2 (Oct.11 ’98)
Interview with Yuji Takahashi
 

Interview / Yuji Takahashi, Yuji Itoh
Concert program
Y. Takahashi
The Pain of the Wandering Wind

Vom Erde voller kaltem Wind 

The winds are calling me outside (1986-94)

The House of Yûgao [Moonflower] (1997~ )

Recollections (1996~ )
Qu Xiao - song
JI # 7 (1997)
Ramon Pagayon Santos
Gong-an (1982,84,90)

1:The Gold Age ~ Paris, in the early 20th  (Sep. 8 ‘95)

 

Lecture by Takashi Funayama

Concert program

C. Debussy : Fêtes Galantes

M. Ravel : Shéhérazade

E. Satie : Trois Mélodies des 1916

“Les Six” : Album de Six

I. Stravinsky : Histoire de Soldat

 3 The sounds from outskirts(Mar.16 ’95)

Post Mahler composers

 

Lecture by Seiji Choki

Concert program

P. Hindemith : Sonata für Solo Cello  Op.25 Nr.3

A. Schönberg : 6 Kleine Klavierstücke  Op.19

A. Webern : Fünf Sätze Streichquartett  Op.5

W.A.Mozart ~ F. Busoni : Fantasie  K.608

8:New Winds from U.S. ( Jun.7 ‘97)

 

Lecture by Mamoru Fujieda

Concert program

S. Reich:Piano Phase

M. Feldman:The Rothko Chapel

P. Garland:Sones de Flor

L. Harrison:Varied Trio

10:The 20th century in Japan (Mar.30 ’98)
 

Lecture by Kazushi Ishida
Concert program
S. Mitsukuri:Ⅰ Night Rhapsody, from 3 Piano Pieces after the Flower Op.16
Y. Matsudaira:Sonatine for Flute and Piano
Ⅳ: mi “Hyojo” from Trois Improvisation sur le mode de Ritsu
K. Satoh:Calligraphy for Piano
T. Takemitsu:Sacrifice
M. Shiomi:Falling Event for a Grand Piano
M. Fujieda:Tunes of Seven from “The Patterns of Plants”

 

12:For Tomorrow (Mar.14 ’99)
Young Composers

 

Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Haruyuki Suzuki, Akira Onda Interview by Yuji Itoh
Concert program

All the pieces are world premier
H. Yamamoto    Trio the Relay
H. Suzuki    Sidetrack
A. Onda    
Y. Itoh    “The Garden It Sings” for 2 pianos