Karl Weigl – Symphony No. 6 in A Minor (1947)

Another 20th century composer for your enjoyment: [Read more…]

Uuno Klami – Symphony No. 2 Op. 35 (1945)

A Finnish composer of the 20th century who deserves to be more widely listened to. [Read more…]

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger – Symphony No. 2 in E Flat Major “The Journey on Southerly Winds” (1910)

Another example of the hauntingly beautiful and melodic symphonic music produced in Sweden in the early 20th century. [Read more…]

Eugene Goossens, Symphony No. 1 Op. 58 (1938)

A 20th century composer who is too little know, getting wider exposure thanks to YouTube: [Read more…]

Missa Mirabilis: Doubt as an Act of Worship

Tonight (actually, yesterday by the time I am posting this) I went to hear a concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. The centerpiece of the concert was the world premiere of Stephen Hough’s mass, “Missa Mirabilis,” as arranged for choir and orchestra. The composer was [Read More…]

Biblical Minimalism at its Finest

And if you are interested in a minimalist treatment of a wider range of religious texts, then this may be of interest… [Read more…]

My Favorite Music: Kurt Atterberg, Symphony No.2, 2nd movement

Joel Watts recently discovered 20th century orchestral music in the form of The Planets by Gustav Holst. I was all set to leave a recommendation of my favorites and complain about the fact that there is nowhere online to listen to one of my all-time favorite pieces of music, Kurt Atterberg’s Second Symphony, when a [Read More…]