Rasch (1990)

Rasch (1990), Franco Donatoni

Donatoni is a composer of colorfully dramatic works, which depend upon a highly refined sense of color and texture to give them shape and direction. Donatoni's music tends to be very clear in its rhythmic organization. It is motivic, repetitive and tonally oriented. In spite of considerable complexity, his music has a beautiful sound, and can be quickly grasped by the listener. Donatoni will often harmonize instrumental lines in rhythmic unity, but with the harmony in 2nds, 7ths or 9ths and so on, producing more of a timbre than true harmony. Read more »

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