Cereal Music playlist for 07/07/2011

Zoë Harris
Artist Title Album Label Link
Stravinsky, Igor. Orpheus Chamber Ensemble & The Gregg Smith Singers (Robert Craft, conductor) Les Noces Les Noces/Symphonies of Winds/Chant du Rossignol Columbia Masterworks (LP)
Satie, Erik. Orchestre Symphonique et Lirique de Nancy (Jerome Kaltenbach, conductor) Relâche: Entr'acte symphony Relâche (no performance today) Naxos (CD)
Les Six (Excluding Louis Durey) & Jean Cocteau. Erwartung Ensemble (Bernard Desgraupes, conductor) Les maries de la Tour Eiffel Les maries de la Tour Eiffel Marco-Polo (CD)
Takemitsu, Toru. Sapporo Symphony Orchestra (Hiroyuki Iwaki, conductor), Hiroyuki Koinuma (shinobue) Highlights from the Original Soundtrack of the Film "Ran" Highlights from the Original Soundtrack of the Film "Ran" Fantasy (LP)
Feldman, Morton. UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus (Philip Brett, director) David Abel (viola), Karen Rosenak (celeste), William Winant (percussion) Rothko Chapel Rothko Chapel, Why Patterns? New Albion Records (CD)

The 1923 Bolshoi premiere of Stravinsky's ballet "Les Noces" featured costumes by Productivist artist and designer Natalia Goncharova and was choreographed by Nijinska.

Satie's "Relâche" was composed for a dadaist ballet written by artist Francis Picabia and featured the Rene Clair's 1924 dadaist film "Entr'acte."

"Les maries de la Tour Eiffel" began as the brainchild of Jean Cocteau and Georges Auric. They were later joined by Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud and Germaine Tailleferre to create this dadaist ballet, premiered in 1921. Choreography was done by Jean Börlin, and costumes by Jean Hugo.

Takemitsu's compositions were featured in Akira Kurosawa's 1985 epic film "Ran."

Feldman's compositions were commissioned for and inspired by the Rothko Chapel in 1971, which features 14 works by Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko and is located in Houston, Texas.