I don’t know about you, but I love ‘score reading’ videos on YouTube. You know, the ones where you not only get the music, but you also get scans of the score synched up alongside.
So I’m thrilled to have discovered ch252525′s channel. Over 250 music-plus-score videos, all of them 20th-century/contemporary. There are too many gems in there to list them all. You will surely find your own. But here are a few things I was particularly happy to find:
Richard Barrett – EARTH, for trombone and percussion.
Helmut Lachenmann – Serynade, for piano
John Cage – Aria, for voice
Luigi Nono – Ommagio a György Kurtág, for contralto, flute, clarinet and tuba
Finally, most eye-opening of all: Brian Ferneyhough’s (now withdrawn) Sonatina for 3 clarinets and bassoon, of 1963: