Options Martha: Playlist from January 22, 2012 Options

Music for your inner 17-year old.

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Options January 22, 2012

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Benjamin Britten  Te lucis ante terminum   Options Curlew River: A Parable for Church Performance  London  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
  I am the ferryman       0:05:05 (Pop‑up)
  I come from the Westland       0:05:57 (Pop‑up)
  But first may I ask you what is that strange noise?       0:06:30 (Pop‑up)
  Clear as a sky without a cloud       0:07:02 (Pop‑up)
  Near the Black Mountains there I dwelt       0:07:36 (Pop‑up)
  A thousand leagues may sunder a mother and her son       0:08:02 (Pop‑up)
  Ignorant man! You refuse a passage to me...       0:08:32 (Pop‑up)
  I beg your pardon       0:08:49 (Pop‑up)
  Curlew River, smoothly flowing...       0:09:18 (Pop‑up)
  Today is an important day       0:09:51 (Pop‑up)
  Look! While you were listening to my story...       0:10:29 (Pop‑up)
  Ferryman, tell me, when did it happen?       0:10:58 (Pop‑up)
  Hoping, I wandered on       0:11:25 (Pop‑up)
  He whose life was full of promise       0:11:56 (Pop‑up)
  The moon has risen       0:12:26 (Pop‑up)
  Go your way in peace, mother       0:12:51 (Pop‑up)
  Good souls, we have shown you       0:13:15 (Pop‑up)
Morton Feldman  For Samuel Beckett   Options For Samuel Backett  Newport Classic  1:13:25 (Pop‑up)
Francis Poulenc  Bientot   Options Figure Humaine  Harmonia Mundi  2:04:09 (Pop‑up)
  Le role des femmes       2:06:24 (Pop‑up)
  Aussi bas que le silence       2:06:53 (Pop‑up)
  Patience       2:07:04 (Pop‑up)
  Premiere march: La voix d'un autre       2:07:52 (Pop‑up)
  Un Loup       2:08:10 (Pop‑up)
  Un feu sans tache       2:08:30 (Pop‑up)
  Liberte       2:08:53 (Pop‑up)
Anton Webern  Symphonie Op. 21   Options Complete Works    2:24:02 (Pop‑up)
Carlos Chavez  Toccata for Percussion   Options The View from the Edge (V/A)  El/Cherry Red  2:33:24 (Pop‑up)
Jacques Charpentier  Suite Karnatique: I. Jalavarali. II. Vagaprya. II. Nettimatti.   Options Messiaen et Autour de Messiaen for Onde Martenot and Piano  ReR  2:46:20 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:07pm Martha:

Warning: we are going to have a very 20th Century night this evening.
  9:13pm tony:

That's cool. I dig Britten.
  9:14pm jeff-m:

beautiful for sure
  9:15pm Arthur:

Does this make you the true born queen of all Britten?
  9:18pm r from va:

But how will we manage without those 17th/18th century masterpieces?
  9:22pm Martha:

Good one - though not so sure I am a true born anything! And as for other centuries they can fend for themselves.
  9:25pm Betsy:

Hi Martha! This is good accompaniment to the muted Giants-49ers game on me telly.
  9:26pm Richard from Venezuela:

Hello Martha and all the listeners.
  9:26pm Martha:

As a little background, which I likely should have explained on the air first, this is one of three parables for church performance influenced by Britten's admiration of Japanese Noh (or Nogaku) dramas, which he first saw in in Tokyo in 1956. It is meant to be performed in a church, with no conductor and all the players on the stage, much in the manner of a medieval religious drama. Of the three, this is the only on based directly upon a Noh drama, Sumida-Gawa, though transplanted to Britain.
  9:26pm Martha:

  9:28pm david:

Hi Martha and all... first time I've been able to catch you back in this time slot since your away time... happiness prevails.
  9:29pm Martha:

Thanks again! - and hello to all -
  10:11pm The Count of Al Dente:

Great piece. Thanks.
  10:13pm david:

  10:17pm Martha:

Glad you enjoyed it - have been wanting to play it for a while now!
  10:27pm jones:

Hi Martha! Lovvin' the Morton Feldman out here in Michigan, land of frozen, black swamps and vacant farms! Come visit! all the best to u.
  10:29pm Martha:

Hey - thanks for the good words and the invite - nice scene to listen to Morton Feldman to!
  10:44pm david:

I think if I mixed this Feldman with this Britten I'd get a little bit Ligeti. Who says band math doesn't work on composers? ;)
  10:50pm Martha:

I think you might be right there! Band math, I'd forgotten about that...
  10:51pm Fan:

Giants to the Super Bowl!!!!
  10:56pm Martha:

  11:10pm jones:

Giants 20
49ers 17
  11:12pm Martha:

  11:54pm Martha:

And thanks all for listening - have a great week!
  11:55pm jeff-m:

was great
  12:01am Maestro:

Great show! Would you happen to have any lip balm?
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