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Music is Hard 57: Size

This week:
This week, we are inspired by the recent premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s gargantuan Mittwoch aus Licht. Why did it take so long to be premiered? How do we think about works that flirt with the border between “impossible” and “really, really hard”?

Links:
Timothy Rutherford-Johnson: Mittwoch—the Reviews”

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Music is Hard 38: Scale

This week:
Tim provides anecdotal evidence of composers writing an increasing number of short works. Is this a trend that should concern us? What is the importance of scale to our perception of new works?

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