Articles by Year: La Folia, 2002.

A Letter from the Provinces: In the Dentist’s Chair

A recent (and overdue) session in the dentist’s chair began with the most unusual accompaniment: an excerpt from Górecki’s Third Symphony.

A Letter from the Provinces: In the Dentist’s Chair

A recent (and overdue) session in the dentist’s chair began with the most unusual accompaniment: an excerpt from Górecki’s Third Symphony.

Buxtehude and H. Praetorius

It’s always gratifying to bring worthy new releases of Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) to your attention.

Buxtehude and H. Praetorius

It’s always gratifying to bring worthy new releases of Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) to your attention.

Why Must Audiophiles Be So Predictable?

Shibboleth in its figurative sense encapsulates an aspect of human nature near to universal.

Why Must Audiophiles Be So Predictable?

Shibboleth in its figurative sense encapsulates an aspect of human nature near to universal.

Recordings Alone: Part III, Cage Done Right and Cage Done In

… [a] two-CD set celebrating John Cage enters the category of recordings alone through the intermediation of its producer, Gary Davis, who enables us to listen to the 23 works on the discs as random sequences of arbitrary fragments of the works.

Recordings Alone: Part III, Cage Done Right and Cage Done In

… [a] two-CD set celebrating John Cage enters the category of recordings alone through the intermediation of its producer, Gary Davis, who enables us to listen to the 23 works on the discs as random sequences of arbitrary fragments of the works.

Dear La Folia 7.

Until a few months ago, I hardly knew the music of Sibelius.

Dear La Folia 7.

Until a few months ago, I hardly knew the music of Sibelius.

A Log for End of Summer

After the Fringe Festival in August I barely touched the piano.

A Log for End of Summer

After the Fringe Festival in August I barely touched the piano.

Fifteen Poems about Composers

“My most influential teacher? The Statue of Liberty.”

Fifteen Poems about Composers

“My most influential teacher? The Statue of Liberty.”

An Assorted Ramble

I had never heard of Swiss composer Hermann Meier before this disc, and now I am eager for more.

An Assorted Ramble

I had never heard of Swiss composer Hermann Meier before this disc, and now I am eager for more.

Cuz Horses Don’t Sing

I’m a field-recordings man, and a rocker, and I also love old-timey, bluegrass, roots reggae, skronk and punk-jazz.

Cuz Horses Don’t Sing

I’m a field-recordings man, and a rocker, and I also love old-timey, bluegrass, roots reggae, skronk and punk-jazz.

A Look at Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C Minor (Part II)

Sweetness gives way to untamed power. Harmony, not melody, is the focus, presented in driving scales.

A Look at Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C Minor (Part II)

Sweetness gives way to untamed power. Harmony, not melody, is the focus, presented in driving scales.