My Top 10 Playlist of Contemporary Classical Music

So there was this thing going around (yes, a thing) where people wrote up their 10 favourite post-war contemporary classical music pieces (just like it says in the title). This is where I hop (a month later) on the bandwagon and do the same thing. Here it is, in chronological order:

  1. Pierre Henry & Pierre Schaeffer – ‘Orphee 53’ | 1953
  2. Igor Stravisnky – ‘Epitaphium’ | 1959
  3. Morton Feldman – ‘Crippled Symmetry’ | 1983
  4. Horatio Radulescu – ‘Clepsydra’ | 1983
  5. Iannis Xenakis – ‘Thallein’ | 1984
  6. Beat Furrer – ‘Voicelessness. The Snow Has No Voice’ | 1986
  7. Bernard Parmegiani – ‘Rouge-Mort: Thanatos’ | 1987
  8. Johannes Maria-Staud – ‘Violent Incidents’ (Hommage à Bruce Nauman) | 2005/2006
  9. John Luther Adams – ‘Dark Waves’ | 2007
  10. Bernhard Gander – dirty angel | 2010

It’s funny that I entirely missed out the ‘main’ period of contemporary music – the 60’s, 70’s, (well and the 90’s, but there was nothing but Nirvana in the 90’s). Pierre Henry and Igor Stravinsky are the only composers who’s piece are featured here that wrote in the 50’s, all the other ones starting from Morton Feldman and ending with Bernhard Gander have pieces featured starting from the 80’s ending in 2010.

The playlist is based entirely on personal preferences and

Here are two playlist (one on Spotify and one on Youtube) that have most of the pieces in them, some pieces are excluded because they just were not on Spotify, Youtube, or both: