I fondly recall the first time I heard his Sinfonia for 8 Voices and Orchestra--performed by the Swingle Singers, of course. What an ear opener and a fun piece! Definitely a 20th-century classic!!! His Sequenza V for Trombone is also an amazing work. The same goes for Coro (brilliant!) and the Chemin series. Alas, I haven\'t been paying much attention to his more recent works (e.g., Rendering) or his new ending to Turandot. I guess it\'s time to augment my CD and score collections.
Sigh! A very sad day, indeed! [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] I feel like a lost a dear teacher of years past.
The Sequenza series are amazing. I am especially fond of the sequenzas for harp, flute, piano, bassoon and voice. I have a recording of Cathy Berberian performing the Sequenza for voice. It\'s very kinetic and as old as it is it still sounds quite contemporary with an avant-garde demeanor.
I remember the Folk songs directed by him and performed by Katy Berberian,soprano,and Scarlatti orchestra in the end of \'80 (if i remember well)at RAI (Italian television brodcasting network)auditorium of Naples,IT .