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Composer: Mackey, Steven (b. 1956)

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Year of birth1956
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
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Micro-Concerto
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ManchesterPsappha: A Wonderful Day

Psappha: A Wonderful Day
Clyne, Romitelli, Mackey
Stephen Barlow; Mike Walker; Iain Dixon; Psappha

Salt Lake CityNOVA Chamber Music presents Micro-Concerto

Beethoven, Mackey, Rosenzweig
Ulysses Quartet; Keith Carrrick

New York CityConcerto Night!

Leclair, Mozart, Bach, Janáček, Mackey
Stewart Rose; Anne-Marie McDermott; Gilles Vonsattel; Aaron Boyd; Bella Hristova
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Revolt against tradition: Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan at Wigmore Hall

Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
The unmistakable approach of the American cellist lent itself easily to both Stravinsky and a recent work by Steven Mackey. It also twisted Brahms a little beyond recognition.
***11
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A Mackey concerto from the Sydney Symphony

Anthony Marwood © Pia Johnson
Steve Mackey's Violin Concerto entitled Beautiful Passing was the highlight in this Sydney Symphony concert which also explored popular Czech repertoire. 
****1
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Intriguing pairing of Mackey and Reich leads to provocative results

© Steven Mackey
Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Ensemble Signal perform a world première by Steven Mackey and Three Tales by Steve Reich.
****1
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Bang on a Can and the New York Phil

Bang on a Can All-Stars © Peter Serling
In addition to the “Mickey Pick-Slate” chants, the score of Anthracite Fields incorporates the banging of a can, the spinning of bicycle wheels, whistling, and shouting.
****1
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eighth blackbird in challenging and pleasing Cleveland concert

eighth blackbird © Luke Ratray
Works by Bryce Dessner, Ligeti, Steven Mackey and others create an intellectually stimulating evening of new music.
*****
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