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Ever tried cyber music? It's such fun – free classical download #6

December 31, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht

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Matyas Seiber (1905-60) was a Hungarian exile who came to grief in South Africa when a steering wheel came off in his hands in Kruger National Park and he smashed into a tree. Although he wrote a James Joyce opera in 12-note rows, he also loved jazz and all things Magyar.

This upcoming release from Somm – and there are five separate tracks to download herehere, herehere and here – also has the fubkiest cover of the season so far. I just wish they’d spelled the composer’s name phonetically – so much more 21st century.


Comments (1)

  1. bjamog says:

    great to see this fine composers works being recorded! Also known under the pseudonym G. S. Mathis under which he composed a lot of great music.


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