MILAN MIHAJLOVIČ (b.1945): 4 Bagateles for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord. Melancholy for Oboe, Strings and Piano, Fa-mi(ly) for Strings and Piano, Elegy for Strings, Memento for Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 07W060
Reference: 555 296-2
Description: Górecki, Kancheli, Pärt, and Finnish composers such as Rautavaara and Sallinen have shown that contemporary music can be immediately appealing and emotionally moving, that tonality has not at all said everything. Mihajlovic has a place on this list of prominent contemporary composers, making practical use of avant-garde and classical compositional techniques rooted in the vertical structures of the “Scriabin mode.” This musical concept for deriving the formal perfection of clear linear construction and skilled instrumentation from a personal expressive world characterizes all the works written by Mihajlovic since the mid-1980s. The thematic design is often reduced to little core elements – often over ostinato layers and pedal points – from which the motifs and lines of the musical work are created. Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt; Howard Griffiths.