|Quattro Mani / Kindred Spirits|
|Add Date:||2009-07-19||Pull Date:||2009-09-20||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||13 Sep||6 Sep||30 Aug||23 Aug||16 Aug||9 Aug||26 Jul|
|1.||Fri, 11 Sep 09:||Wedge|
Memory Select - w/The Bad Plus
|4.||Tue, 25 Aug 09:||La Chanteuse|
That's Not That's Not Bluegrass!
|2.||Mon, 31 Aug 09:||Romain|
Mixed Up Class
|5.||Sat, 22 Aug 09:||Eme O|
|3.||Sat, 29 Aug 09:||Big D|
Party at Grandma's
|6.||Tue, 18 Aug 09:||Wedge|
Jena & Gomorrah (sub)
Classical pieces for two pianos ("four hands"). Modern compositions done up in a "normal" classical-sounding vein. Like any classical music, the fast segments really get your attention, and of course both pianists can really fly. (5,8,|
Susan Grace and Alice Rybak - pianos.
1,2,3- Ragtime! in a classical but still upbeat vein. 1,3 are fast; 2 is slower and flowery.
4- An old-jazzy touch in some off-time rhythms. Upbeat.
5- Racing, almost a little stomping. Cool.
6- Serious "classical," fast notes in a slow setting
7- Lightly flickering high notes
8- Fast and showy
9- Slow. Gets into a hypnotic two-chord pattern at the end.
10- Catchy mid/fast, with an intriguing melody
11- Grand classical with some ridiculously fast/accurate runs. Slow, stately feel overall.
12- Wow, sounds almost like glam rock. Lotta low notes, thumping beat. (Apparently composesr William Bland used Limp Bizkit as a source. Aw, come on, William, you can find better rock than that!)
13- Fast and fun. Admittedly could be more "manic." It gets into repetitious pecking that's fun in the way it builds up rhythms.
14-23- A suite of ten short movements, most of them less than 1 minute each. Probably best to play them all together. Mostly nice, esp. 14,15,17, but ends sternly and hammering.