Ever tried cyber music? It's such fun – free classical download #6
December 31, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht
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 here, here, here, here 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.
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