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Carly Simon -The Best of Carly Simon
Best of Shocking Blue
Prog rock (classics)
Sun Ra - Mayan Temples
Alan Sorrenti - Radici
Shocking Blue - Scorpio's Dance
Funky psychedelia fron the Dutch band Shocking Blue. Scorpio's Dance is one of the great, unsung hard rock albums of the 70's.
The Sebadoh - SebadohStone Temple Pilots - No. 4
Classical Arnold Schoenberg
During the opening decade of the century, Schoenberg (1874-1951) evolved a freely atonal style that overturned the tonal system which had dominated Western music since the time of Bach. But the final victory over tonality only occurred after World War I, with his discovery, or invention, of serialism. The first completely serial work was the Suite for Piano (1921-3), where unity of the work and equality between all 12 tones is achieved by ordering them in a "series". This determines their appearance throughout the work -- E always followed by B flat for instance, and so on. Although this appears mechanical, Schoenberg rightly insisted that he wrote "12-note compositions, not 12-note compositions".A. Schoenberg- Pierrot Lunaire, etc. (Boulez, Schäfer, et al.) It is a song cycle, in that it sets 21 poems in the proto-expressionist style; it is a theatrical work from the cabaret tradition intended for some sort of staged presentation by a soprano singing in Sprechstimme, a method of declamation somewhere between song and speech; it is rooted in the comedy cult of the time; it is a chamber work for vocalist and five instrumentalists; and it is a mature exploration of the possibilities of the atonal style that often looks forward to serialism. Pierrot Lunaire, featuring a grotesque harlequin figure, introduced the world to a hitherto unthought -- of musical landscape; to call it innovative would be an absurd understatement.
A. Schoenberg- Piano Concertos, Symphonies (Brendel, Gielen)
In Schoenberg's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1942) a 12-tone row is established early on--but so is a precise logic of form and evolution of theme... Schoenberg's rejection of tonality does not mean the rejection of structure or the possibility of other ways music can be pleasing. He practically invented 20th century music, or at least freed it from the spell of Romanticism, and his famous Chamber Symphony 1 fairly started the revolution. Almost all subsequent Western classical music was influenced by Schoenberg, especially in the immediate vicinity of Vienna, where his two pupils Weber and Berg hastily mastered his innovations and passed them on to the post-war generation.
A. Schoenberg- The Piano Music (Maurizio Pollini)
The first great pianist to record all of Schoenberg's piano music was Glenn Gould, and if you grew up with Gould's interpretations, then you're in for a shock. In the first place, Pollini actually plays what Schoenberg wrote -- Gould freely altered the text in ways that would have driven the composer insane. And then there's the humming -- yes, believe it or not, Gould did manage to sing along as he played. Pollini's quieter, less vocal approach conveys much more of what Schoenberg actually wrote...
A. Schoenberg- Transfigured Night, etc. (Salonen, Stockholm CO)
Transfigured Night was originally composed for string sextet, but it has since become popular in the composer's arrangement for full string orchestra. Since the Second String Quartet (1908) was also arranged by the composer in a similar fashion, it's amazing that no one has had the idea to couple the two works together before now. The first three movements of the Second Quartet are, in theory at least, still tonal, but in the concluding fourth movement Schoenberg definitively slips the time-honoured moorings of musical history, breathing freely what his soprano soloist (another innovation) refers to as "the air of another planet". Salonen is, along with Pierre Boulez, the most persuasive advocate of contemporary music on the podium today.
Tim F. Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins - Soul Harvest: The Word Takes Sides (Left Behind)
Having survived the wrath of the Lamb--a global earthquake in the 21st month of the Tribulation--pilot Rayford Steele and reporter Buck Williams now embark on a journey of absorbing adventure and Christian triumph. Carpathia and the devastated globe hurtle toward the midway point of the Tribulation, and already the small band of believers finds itself struggling merely to survive.
Soul Harvest is book four in the enormously popular Left Behind series (seven books are planned in all), based on those who are left behind in the Rapture.
Silicon Embrace by John Shirley
Concerned about aliens, secret societies, and goverment conspiracies? In Silicon Embrace, Shirley weaves together these themes along with up-to the-minute pop culture references and older myths. A great book with a lot going on.
11-9:September 11, 2001
Thom Jones - Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine: Stories
Strong collection of short fiction. Thom Jones is the new powerful voice from America.
Starring: Ben Gazzara, Steve Martin, Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon, et al.
Taut thriller directed by David Mamet (also script).
Sex and the City VHS
complete second season.
Saboteur (1942) VHS - Black & White
Cummings, Priscilla Lane, et al.
Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Kevin Spacey
Very, very funny comedy about a deaf man and a blind man who inadvertently become murder suspects and take it on the lam, hoping to catch the real killers.Great performances by Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, and Kevin Spacey is a hoot with that mustache and accent.
& Transputer Qasar. 2005.