Hum 1: Arts of Our Times -- Listening List


Part 1: Modernism, Minimalism

1. Milton Babbitt (b. 1916) -- Excerpt from Philomel (1964). Bethany Beardslee, soprano. (4:43)
2. John Cage (1912-1992) -- 4'33" (1952). David Tudor, piano. (4:33)
3. John Cage -- Excerpt from Indeterminacy (1950-59). John Cage, voice, and David Tudor, piano. (5:55)
4.George Crumb (b. 1929) -- Sections 6 and 7 from Black Angels (1970). Kronos Quartet. (3:10)
5.La Monte Young (b. 1935) -- Excerpt from 90 XII 9 c. 9:35-10:52 PM NYC The Melodic Version (1984) of the Second Dream of the High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China (1962) (1990). The Theater of Eternal Music Brass Ensemble. (4:30)
6.Terry Riley (b. 1935) -- Rainbow in Curved Air (1969). (18:47)
Philip Glass (b. 1936) -- Two excerpts from Einstein on the Beach (1976). Philip Glass Ensemble, cond. Michael Riesman.
7."Building" (7:30)
8."Knee 5 (Two Lovers)" (5:30)
9.Steve Reich (b. 1936) -- Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ (1973). (16:47)


Part 2: Postmodernism, New Romanticism, Multiculturalism

1.John Zorn (b. 1953) -- Excerpt from Spillane (1985). ()
2. John Adams (1947-) -- Excerpt from movement 1 of Harmonielehre (1987). Edo de Waart cond. San Francisco Symphony. (9:59)
3.David Del Tredici (b. 1937) -- Excerpt from In Memory of a Summer Day (1983). Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano, with Leonard Slatkin cond. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. (4:45)
4. John Corigliano (b. 1938) -- Movement II "Tarantella" from Symphony #1 (1990). Daniel Barenboim cond. Chicago Symphony Orchestra. (8:42)
5-6.Steve Reich (b. 1936) -- Two excerpts from Drumming (1973). Steve Reich and Musicians. (3:15, 3:41)
7.Kevin Volans(b. 1949)--First movement from White Man Sleeps (1985). Kronos Quartet. (3:41)
8.Lou Harrison (1917-2003)-- Threnody for Carlos Chavez (1979). Susan Bates, viola, and Gamelan Sekar Kembar (7:16)
9.David Borden (b. 1938)-- Excerpt from Part 6 from The Continuing Story of Counterpoint (1978). Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece ()
10.Laurie Anderson (b. 1947)--"New Jersey Turnpike" from United States (1980). Laurie Anderson and musicians. (5:00).
11.Paul Dresher (b. 1951) -- "Sleeping with the Light On" from Slow Fire (1984). Rinde Eckert and the Paul Dresher Ensemble (6:09)
12.Michael Daugherty (b. 1954) -- Excerpt from Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover (1992). Kronos String Quartet (with tape) (3:08)