Playlist.

A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears lately.

Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the listed selections that follow, but maintains the playlist’s continuity and personality.


Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor – New York Philharmonic/Bruno Walter (Sony Classical; 1947/1995)


Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor – New York Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta (Teldec; 1991)


Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor – New York Philharmonic/Dmitri Mitropoulos (Music & Arts; 1960/2010)


Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor – New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein (Columbia Masterworks/Sony Classical; 1963/1997)


Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor – New York Philharmonic/Lorin Maazel (New York Philharmonic; 2003/2009)


Fossil Aerosol Mining ProjectThe Unlistening Place (Afterdays Media; 2017)


Steven WilsonHand. Cannot. Erase. (Kscope; 2015)


Ralph Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 8 in D minor – Hallé Orchestra/John Barbirolli (Beulah; 1956/2016)


Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithThe Kid (Western Vinyl; due Oct. 6, 2017)


Van der Graaf GeneratorAfter the Flood: At the BBC 1968-1977 (2015; Virgin)


Quatuor Bozzini – Arbor Vitae: James Tenney Quatuors + Quintettes (Edition QB; 2009)
> James TenneyArbor Vitae; Saxony; Stochastic String Quartet; String Quartet in One Movement; Koan for String Quartet; Cognate Canons; Diaphonic Study; Quintext I-V: Five Textures


Billington/Shippy/WycheBillington/Shippy/Wyche (Astral Spirits; 2017)


Arrington de Dionyso & Ted ByrnesThe Ballot or the Bullet (Astral Spirits; 2017)

Pascale CritonInfra – Ensemble Dedalus (Potlatch; 2017)
> Bothsways; Process; Steppings; Chaoscaccia


David Lee Myers – “World Tube” from Superpositions (Crónica; due Oct. 3, 2017)

David Lee MyersEther Music (Starkland; due Nov. 10, 2017)


Kris DavisCapricorn Climber (Clean Feed; 2013)


Sarah Cahill with Regina Myers and Samuel AdamsEighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley (Irritable Hedgehog; due Sept. 29, 2017)
> Terry RileyTwo Pieces; Keyboard Studies; Fandango on the Heaven Ladder; Simone’s Lullaby; Misha’s Bear Dance; Be Kind to One Another; Cinco de Mayo; Tango Doble Ladiado; Waltz for Charismas; Jaztine; Etude from the Old Country; Danny ClayCircle Songs; Gyan RileyPoppy Infinite; Samuel AdamsShade Studies; Christine SouthworthSparkita and Her Kittens; Keeril MakanBefore C; Elena RuehrIn C Too; Dylan MattinglyY E A R; Pauline OliverosA Trilling Piece for Terry


Joda ClémentTIME + PLACE (Glistening Examples; 2017)


Darren McClureNature Mirror (Glistening Examples; 2017)


Delphine Dora, Bruno Duplant, Paulo ChagasOnion Petals As Candle Lights (Wild Silence; 2012)


Long Distance PoisonPrison Tatt Records Collection (Prison Tatt/self-released; 2012/2017)

CelerEquinox (self-released subscriber exclusive; 2017)


Anthony BraxtonThe Montreux/Berlin Concerts (Arista; 1977)


Mdou MoctarSousoume Tamachek (Sahel Sounds; 2017)

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Further reading

Night after night.

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Welcome to Night After Night, since October 2005 a blog about conspicuous consumption of music, live and recorded, in New York City and points beyond – now rebooted and refreshed as a place for sharing on-the-fly responses to creative events, timely news items from throughout the musical world, and links to other items of interest on the web.

Performance Review: David Lang, the loser

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If you’ve followed the career of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang for any significant amount of time, you might…umm…worry just a bit about a seeming preoccupation with cruelty that extends from early works up to his newest.

Prologue

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