Musica geriatrica

I call out these orchestras for their ineptitude. I call them out for pandering, for being complacent and for providing a disservice rather than enrichment to the cultural life of their respective cities.

Musica geriatrica

I call out these orchestras for their ineptitude. I call them out for pandering, for being complacent and for providing a disservice rather than enrichment to the cultural life of their respective cities.

Passion Texts

Aperghis treats us to nearly an hour of urgent, exhilarating nonsense.

Passion Texts

Aperghis treats us to nearly an hour of urgent, exhilarating nonsense.

Composer haunts in Stuttgart, Berlin, Prague

A recent trip allowed for some exploring in Stuttgart, Berlin and Prague.

Composer haunts in Stuttgart, Berlin, Prague

A recent trip allowed for some exploring in Stuttgart, Berlin and Prague.

Used Bin Troll Tweets M.

This wobbly No. 2 wouldn’t make any top-10 Mahler list, but the Twilight Zone composer’s Varèsian vignettes demand far more attention.

Used Bin Troll Tweets M.

This wobbly No. 2 wouldn’t make any top-10 Mahler list, but the Twilight Zone composer’s Varèsian vignettes demand far more attention.

Piano Factory 15: Micro and Macro

Here are nine renditions of ten Holt’s most famous opus. Built from multi-measure cells which can be repeated ad lib, this may be the longest work constructed on an unbroken stream of quintuplets. It is also a potent dose of B-flat minor.

Piano Factory 15: Micro and Macro

Here are nine renditions of ten Holt’s most famous opus. Built from multi-measure cells which can be repeated ad lib, this may be the longest work constructed on an unbroken stream of quintuplets. It is also a potent dose of B-flat minor.

Disagreeable Remarks

Bore me and I’ll soon dream of ways to safely dismantle the stage.

Disagreeable Remarks

Bore me and I’ll soon dream of ways to safely dismantle the stage.

Decca Sound: The Mono Years 1944 – 1956

Universal has been issuing handsomely boxed, abundantly annotated bargain priced bricks… Decca’s The Mono Years / 1944 – 1956, the latest arrival, is, for me, the most evocative.

Decca Sound: The Mono Years 1944 – 1956

Universal has been issuing handsomely boxed, abundantly annotated bargain priced bricks… Decca’s The Mono Years / 1944 – 1956, the latest arrival, is, for me, the most evocative.

Used Bin Troll Tweets L.

Gorgeous sound and stupendous playing in this sundry program of solo viola da gamba pieces.

Used Bin Troll Tweets L.

Gorgeous sound and stupendous playing in this sundry program of solo viola da gamba pieces.

(Dis)Arrangements 6. / Piano Factory 14.

Bach and Scarlatti on piano are intrinsically arrangements, music relocated to an instrument unanticipated by their composers. Some 19th and 20th-century composer-pianists found Bach and Scarlatti too spindly for the ivories. They added notes and fleshed out chords, and took other liberties such as composing new voices or adjusting harmonies.

(Dis)Arrangements 6. / Piano Factory 14.

Bach and Scarlatti on piano are intrinsically arrangements, music relocated to an instrument unanticipated by their composers. Some 19th and 20th-century composer-pianists found Bach and Scarlatti too spindly for the ivories. They added notes and fleshed out chords, and took other liberties such as composing new voices or adjusting harmonies.

Paul Bley’s singular Ballads

Reissues in Japan often exhibit a short life. This influential album hit CD 15 years ago, but only on the Japanese market, and will now appear there (briefly!) in SHM-CD attire.

Paul Bley’s singular Ballads

Reissues in Japan often exhibit a short life. This influential album hit CD 15 years ago, but only on the Japanese market, and will now appear there (briefly!) in SHM-CD attire.