17/05/2013

Tom Service: A Guide to Contemporary Classical Music

Reading time: 1 min. Tom Service

A year ago, Tom Service of the Guardian started his excellent guide to contemporary classical music, a blog where he introduced one composer a week to his audience. As the comments show, Tom Service’s blog has struck a chord with listeners of contemporary music, and it is safe to say that each one of his articles is worth your time. Whether this is because of his witty style, his smart observations or the abundance of audio and video links he recommends – the articles always left me craving for one more video, one more recording.

Out of the 51 composers he picked for this year-long series, 13 are UE-composers – that’s a quarter! It goes without saying that this fills us with great pride. And here they are, in all their glory, from Sir Richard Rodney Bennett to Karlheinz Stockhausen:

(c) Chester Novello
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
(c) Eric Marinitsch, Universal Edition
Luciano Berio
(c) Eric Marinitsch, Universal Edition
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
(c) Universal Edition, Eric Marinitsch
Pierre Boulez
(c) Barbara Monk-Feldman
Morton Feldman
(c) Katie Vandyck
Michael Finnissy
(c) Biennale di Venezia
György Kurtág
(c) Schott Music
György Ligeti
(c) Universal Edition, Eric Marinitsch
Arvo Pärt
(c) Universal Edition, Eric Marinitsch
Steve Reich
(c) Universal Edition, Eric Marinitsch
Wolfgang Rihm
(c) Universal Edition, Eric Marinitsch
Alfred Schnittke
(c) Kathinka Pasveer
Karlheinz Stockhausen

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