Music that makes no noise of intrusion
My world and my music are never one and the same. Which means my music of the moment varies from day to day. Last night dependent arising dictated that it was the Ukrainian Valentin Silvestrov's Stille Lieder - unmissable sample here. These songs deserve better than my own clumsy prose; so here is the opening from Paul Griffiths' masterly sleeve note for ECM's recording of Stille Lieder:
We may feel we have always known these songs, and in a sense we have. The first hearing will not seem the first, though we will remember it for that slow shock of familiarity, how it awakens memories - those we knew we had, and those we did not. This is part of these songs' silence, that they make no noise of intrusion.Also on Facebook and Twitter. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s).
You will know I hate the cliche "neglected masterpiece". But I can think of no words to describe Silvestrov's Requiem other than a neglected masterpiece - http://www.overgrownpath.com/2010/04/his-works-revive-past-music.html