This is how we listen to music once we leave the rehearsal hall in the evening or abandon our listening carrel at the music library: We weightily throw our bag and keys on the table to the ponderous chords of Shostakovich and we greet the dawn deliriously to the sound of Ravel. Using effusive classical music, this mixtape replicates the way that our nights often progress. The Shostakovich furrows your brow while the unnerving sounds of the Harbison resonate well with your mood. At some late hour, the Brahms sedates you with its viola solo; the Piazzolla tango serves as somewhat of an interlude while the abrupt tones of the Bartok quartet jerk us out of our reverie. The movements from the Beethoven late string quartet is our favorite part of the mix: the Presto leaves you a little short of breath while the Adagio languishes over its fading harmonies. The Ravel’s fresh melody rocks us gently awake, particularly during the hollow harmonics in the opening phrases. The Adams fleshes out this motif in a way that seems appropriate for such a mixture of music — finally, a clearer sound, distinct from the somewhat chaotic and tumultuous beginning.
— Alexis Krumme ’07 and Liz Schurgin ’07 dabble in debauchery at Woolsey twice a week and know that YSO doesn’t stand for what you think it does.
mo’ mozart, mo’ problems
1) Piano Quintet, op. 57 : Prelude Lento : Shostakovich
2) Quintet For Winds : Intrada : John Harbison
3) Piano Quartet in c minor, op. 60 : Andante : Johannes Brahms
4) Astor Piazzolla Histoire Du Tango for flute and guitar : Johannes Brahms
5) String Quartet no.2 in a minor, op. 70 : Allegro Molto Capricioso : Bela Bartok
6) String Quartet no.14 in c# minor, op. 131, Presto : Ludwig v. Beethoven
7) String Quartet no.14 in c# minor, op. 131, Adagio : Ludwig v. Beethoven
8) Sonata for Violin and Cello, movement 1 : Maurice Ravel
9) Short Ride in a Fast Machine : John Adams
10) “Celebrity Art Party” : The Embarassment : Heyday 1979-1983