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Elegy for Tohoku

Dedicated to the people of the Tohoku region First performance: 26 June 2011, Amagasaki Cultural Center Archaic Hall, Amagasaki Amagasaki Municipal Wind Orchestra conducted by Yoshihiro Kimura Publisher: Opus 33 Music

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Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme (Vita Aeterna Variations), Op. 62 no.2

Introduction and Theme. Variation I. Adagio Variation II. Allegro energico Variation III. Tempo di valse in modo subdolo Variation IV. Largo Variation V. Adagio Variation VI. Tempo di marcia Finale: Fugue and Apotheosis. Allegro vivace

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Busoni’s Garden

Plea for a new concept of contemporary music

The way the general view of contemporary ‘serious’ music relates to everyday reality is awkward, to say the least. On the one hand, we are told that those more or less contemporary composers of so-called ‘serious’ music, who are considered great composers, have – as it were – taken over the torch from their illustrious predecessors from the past, on the other hand the interest in their music is most limited. According to Ed de Boer, this phenomenon is related to the current concept of contemporary art in general, a concept that, in his view, sprouts from the 19th century concept of progress. Continue reading

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