Songs from Liquid Days
From 'Songs From Liquid Days' (1986) [Philip Glass] Music by Philip Glass. Words by Suzanne Vega. Vocals by Linda Ronstadt. With the Kronos String Quartet. F...
Offertorium (Gubaidulina)
Offertorium, a violin concerto by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina (born 1931), was inspired by and dedicated to Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer. The compos...
Gilgamesh (Brucci opera)
Gilgameš (Serbian Cyrillic: Гилгамеш) is an opera in three acts by Rudolf Brucci. The libretto by Arsenije Arsa Milošević is based on the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. It premiered on November 2, 1986 S...
Tromba Lontana
Tromba Lontana (lit. "distant trumpet") is a piece written by American minimalist composer John Adams in 1986. The piece was composed for the Houston Symphony in commemoration of the 150th anniversary...
Histoire du Tango
Histoire du Tango is one of the most famous compositions by tango composer Ástor Piazzolla, for flute and guitar written in 1986. It is often played with different combinations, including violin subs...
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (opera)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a one-act chamber opera by Michael Nyman to an English-language libretto by Christopher Rawlence, adapted from the case study of the same name by Oliver Sacks...
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Earth Dances
Earth Dances is a 1986 orchestral work by British composer Harrison Birtwistle. Its title is part of a geological metaphor that is also found in the piece's structure: Birtwistle has divided the orche...
X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X
X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X is an opera with music by Anthony Davis and libretto by Thulani Davis. Based on the life of the civil rights leader Malcolm X. The opera premiered in a semi-staged ...
Voss (opera)
Voss is an opera by Australian composer Richard Meale with libretto by David Malouf. It is an adaptation of Patrick White's novel of the same name. The opera was commissioned by The Australian Opera...
Weiße Rose (opera)
Weiße Rose (White Rose) is a chamber opera in one act by composer Udo Zimmermann. The opera tells the story of Hans and Sophie Scholl, a brother and sister in their early twenties, who were guillotine...
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Die schwarze Maske
Die schwarze Maske (The Black Mask) is an opera by composer Krzysztof Penderecki using a German libretto by the composer and Harry Kupfer which is based on a 1928 play by Gerhart Hauptmann. The opera ...
Yan Tan Tethera (opera)
Yan Tan Tethera is a chamber opera (subtitled A Mechanical Pastoral) by the English composer Harrison Birtwistle with a libretto by the poet Tony Harrison, based on a supernatural folk tale about two ...
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Short Ride in a Fast Machine
John Adams applies the description "fanfare for orchestra" to Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986) and the earlier Tromba lontana (1985). The former is also known as Fanfare for Great Woods because it ...
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L'écume des jours (opera)
L'écume des jours (English: The Foam of Days) is an opera in three acts (14 scenes) by the Russian composer Edison Denisov. The French (also German and Russian) text is by the composer based on the no...
Symphony No. 9 (Arnold)
The Symphony No. 9, Op. 128 by Malcolm Arnold was finished in 1986. It is in four movements:The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons. 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 tromb...
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Offertorium (Gubaidulina)
Offertorium (Russian Жертвоприношение) is a concerto for violin and orchestra composed by Sofia Gubaidulina in 1980 and revised in 1982 and 1986. It was dedicated to Gidon Kremer, who in touring with ...
Liberty Fanfare
Liberty Fanfare is a composition for orchestra by John Williams. Written in 1986, the piece was commissioned to celebrate the centennial of the Statue of Liberty on July 4 of that year. However, the ...
Songs from Liquid Days
Songs from Liquid Days is a collection of songs composed by composer Philip Glass with lyrics by Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, David Byrne and Laurie Anderson. Glass began the project scoring lyrics by By...
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Salvatore Giuliano (opera)
Salvatore Giuliano is an opera in one act by Lorenzo Ferrero to an Italian-language libretto by Giuseppe Di Leva, which was conceived to be performed in tandem with Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusti...
The Mask of Orpheus
The Mask of Orpheus is an opera with music by Harrison Birtwistle and a libretto by Peter Zinovieff. It was premiered in London at the English National Opera on May 21, 1986 to great critical acclaim....
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String Quartet No. 4 (Carter)
The Fourth String Quartet by American composer Elliott Carter was composed in 1985–86 in New York and Rome, and completed in June 1986. It was premiered on September 17, 1986 at Festival Miami, Univer...