Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mitsuko Uchida and Schoenberg

I was going to post something accesible and sweet, but I couldn't help myself. One of my all time favorite Youtube clips. Warning, it's 12 tone. But such 12 tones. Besides, Mitsuko looks like some stylized Edo period woodblock, and who knew Schoenberg had such warmth?

Just under six minutes of Arnold Schoenberg, Concert No. 42.


kerfuffler said...

I'll have to start listening to more Schoenberg. I had unfairly relegated him to the dustbin because of some unfortunate vocal piece of his that I had heard.
Mitsuko is great to watch!

Anonymous said...

We were forced to study the twelve tone technique and, I have to say, I learned to love it. Ligeti's cello concert is pretty rad too.

Allie said...

I know a girl with the last name of Uchida

Anonymous said...

what is wrong with you??? Posting a video like that with the resolution cut off?? It is going to take me hours to detangle my head and shoulders. Mmmph.

and wow, she is amazing.
and wow, so is schoenberg.

but still, ow!

love love love, katie

Anonymous said...

Our first intro into 12 tones. David likes the bassoons and the oboes. Melissa wondered why they were playing 2 songs at the same time.