Category Archives: classical music

Serial alignments

Recently, I have been so busy that I overlooked the blog a bit too much. Even if I had no time to post anything, I didn’t put my ideas on the back burner and now I am ready to share … Continue reading

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Bricks

Here is the method I developed to compose an intricate corrente as part of a wider piano piece. First of all I chose a musical unit consisting of two superimposed pentachords (A and B). The inversion of the harmonic intervals … Continue reading

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A new birth

Sixteen months have passed since the opening of Epogdous’ channel on YouTube. So long time indeed. I’ve gained a lot of satisfaction in trying to do music “a grand service” as someone kindly pointed out on my page. I’m so … Continue reading

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Stravinsky & Venice

August 04, 2010. London, Royal Albert Hall. BBC Prom No. 25.  I was in London last week and I could not resist my first time of this incredible and old-established musical happening (“The Proms” is an eight-week summer season of … Continue reading

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Somewhere beyond the se…rialism! [Pt. 2]

My personal journey into serial composition doesn’t end up yet! Lately, I’ve taken a stab at applying the ten tones-row of Copland’s Piano Fantasy (1957) to the pattern assignment procedure I described in the previous post. I followed the coming … Continue reading

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Somewhere beyond the se…rialism! [Pt. 1]

Aaron Copland said that serialism is a “stimulus that enlivens musical thinking”. I think that this is the right way to approach to serialism. I’ve always been attracted by this elegant method of composition since I delved into Boulez’s totally serialized … Continue reading

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Janáček or the extrasensory experience

March 03, 2010. Milan, La Scala Theatre. From the House of the Death, opera by Leoš Janáček. Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor. Staging by Patrice Chéreau. When rumors about this incredible production spread out, I was beside myself. So, when Decemeber came, … Continue reading

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