Of Infertile Soil

This essay is my reply to the various people over the years who have asked me to write about American composers and American music.

Of Infertile Soil

This essay is my reply to the various people over the years who have asked me to write about American composers and American music.

Mostly Symphonies 34.

Every reviewer and annotator of these works cites Dvořák whose Ninth with its European form and American flavors established a stylistic precedent.

Mostly Symphonies 34.

Every reviewer and annotator of these works cites Dvořák whose Ninth with its European form and American flavors established a stylistic precedent.

Used Bin Troll Tweets LL.

An uncomfortable and explicit melodrama (ennui, lovers, incest) inelegantly filmed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets LL.

An uncomfortable and explicit melodrama (ennui, lovers, incest) inelegantly filmed.

(Dis)Arrangements 10: Miscellany

Step aside Süssmayr, Mozart’s Requiem sustains Cassol’s impassioned reinterpretation.

(Dis)Arrangements 10: Miscellany

Step aside Süssmayr, Mozart’s Requiem sustains Cassol’s impassioned reinterpretation.

Used Bin Troll Tweets KK.

This Baroque quintet plays 18th-century Scottish and Irish traditional music.

Used Bin Troll Tweets KK.

This Baroque quintet plays 18th-century Scottish and Irish traditional music.

Concerto Concentrations 4.

The soloist starts at one side of the stage, discovering a bow only at the end of the first movement which he flourishes like a sword.

Concerto Concentrations 4.

The soloist starts at one side of the stage, discovering a bow only at the end of the first movement which he flourishes like a sword.

String Theory 29.

Sauguet knows where consonance lies, but earnestly dallies among ambiguity before resolving.

String Theory 29.

Sauguet knows where consonance lies, but earnestly dallies among ambiguity before resolving.

Gone Fishing

Compared with the vastly superior Carmen, Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles has but one big tune. A highlight of the performance occurred during the overture, when behind the scrim, graceful dancers on wires simulated diving from the top of the stage to the bottom.

Gone Fishing

Compared with the vastly superior Carmen, Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles has but one big tune. A highlight of the performance occurred during the overture, when behind the scrim, graceful dancers on wires simulated diving from the top of the stage to the bottom.

Used Bin Troll Tweets JJ.

An excellent collection of memorials and elegies.

Used Bin Troll Tweets JJ.

An excellent collection of memorials and elegies.

Piano Factory 25.

Liberated from traditional scale passages and gestures, Aperghis’ particular brand of energetic filigree is unfurled across four piano works.

Piano Factory 25.

Liberated from traditional scale passages and gestures, Aperghis’ particular brand of energetic filigree is unfurled across four piano works.