Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Long Gestation

In Joshua Kosman's obit for Henry Brant - whose music, I'm sorry to say, I don't know at all - there's this:
His orchestration textbook, "Textures and Timbres," begun in the 1940s and completed last year, is due to be published this year.


Anonymous said...

Brant's best music is probably impossible to appreciate on recordings. He wrote most of his spatial music specifically for the auditoriums it was to be played in. I've heard a couple of his works in Davies, and he really does make remarkable use of the space.

Lisa Hirsch said...

That makes sense. Maybe I'll get to hear one of his pieces at Davies.