The Caretaker: soundtrack from 78 recordings of Franz Schubert music

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10 Responses to “The Caretaker: soundtrack from 78 recordings of Franz Schubert music”

  1. Damn….that is beautiful. Thanks.

  2. Cliff Flood says:

    Reminds me a little of this beauty; http://youtu.be/dnYA0w4cWiE

  3. Melinda9 says:

    Nice music – wish there was a download for it.

  4. strangevibe says:

    This is a bit too static for me but if you like it, the music of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov after 1985 may be just the thing for you.  His philosophy of ‘musical postludes’ is to not deny the beauty and power of late romantic music, but to refer and meditate on it, deconstruct, slow down time, explore nuances of pedaling and dynamics, take it into places it wouldn’t normally go. 
    Youtube has plenty, symphony #5 is a good starter, but the songs and chamber music are a little closer to what’s here. 
    Nice intro here: 
    http://classicaldrone.blogspot.com/2010/02/ukrainian-piano-miniatures.html

    • David Pescovitz says:

      Lovely! Thanks for this. 

      • strangevibe says:

        Glad you and perhaps other readers enjoyed it.    Apparently his big stylistic shift was around 1972-74 with the cycle “Silent Songs”, but the ECM release was 1986.  Prior to that his style is more high modernist Darmstadt and would not have similar charms.   Better known composers like Arvo Pärt, Alfred Schnittke, and Gavin Bryars (composer of  Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet linked above) have expressed great admiration for him. 

  5. Absorbine_Sr says:

    Thanks for this. I purchased digital copies of Selected Memories from the Haunted Ballroom and An Empty Bliss Beyond This World. Listening to Ballroom now and it is chillingly beautiful.

  6. Robert martelli says:

    Don’t forget William Basinski

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