#268 Antecedents

There’s a subsection of contemporary music called ‘Musical Historicism;’ a genre of music that uses historical elements and revives them in modern works.

From Minimalism to Totalism, Modernism to Post-Modernism to Neomodernism; we’re taking a look at pieces that influence contemporary compositions, either to mimic the past or to be the antithesis.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Dan Goldberg

Music

A Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky by Charles Wuorinen
London Sinfonietta; Oliver Knussen, conductor

Concerto for Orchestra by Luciano Berio
Orchestre National de France; New Swingle Singers; Pierre Boulez, conductor

Absolute Jest by John Adams
San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

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