“Text, Gesture and Performance in Debussy’s ‘Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé'” (Joseph Acquisto)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG8vTvTopGU Debussy's "Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé" (1913) are among the relatively infrequent instances of musical settings of Mallarmé's poetry. Following Jankélévitch on Debussy and a host of critics on Mallarmé, Professor Joseph Acquisto argues that these poems and songs comment on communicating the ineffable. This is a part of the conference, 'Debussy: Text and … Continuar lendo “Text, Gesture and Performance in Debussy’s ‘Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé'” (Joseph Acquisto)

“György Ligeti: the M.C. Escher of music” (David Bruce)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5yF44IlmzU&pp=qAMBugMGCgJwdBAB Who is the master of musical illusions? The Music equivalent of M.C. Escher? Escher himself would probably say J.S. Bach but in this video I make the case for Hungarian composer György Ligeti, whose work is full of Musical Illusions. In this video I look at the following musical illusions: 03:36 The Infinite Loop … Continuar lendo “György Ligeti: the M.C. Escher of music” (David Bruce)