Articles by Year: La Folia, 2002.

An Eclectic Piano Ramble

This handful of discs features the piano in all sorts of forms and genres. We examine works intended to be played at the keyboard and inside the piano, others that alter the piano’s tuning, and those that require a synthesized instrument.

An Eclectic Piano Ramble

This handful of discs features the piano in all sorts of forms and genres. We examine works intended to be played at the keyboard and inside the piano, others that alter the piano’s tuning, and those that require a synthesized instrument.

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

The eight-measure theme is in 3/4 time, strong in meter, in spine, in sound — chords and melody walk chromatically away from C minor, reach a climactic sforzando on IV (F minor), then quickly run home again.

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

The eight-measure theme is in 3/4 time, strong in meter, in spine, in sound — chords and melody walk chromatically away from C minor, reach a climactic sforzando on IV (F minor), then quickly run home again.

Playing In Tongues: New And Improvised Music

Speaking recently with a gentleman in Carnegie Hall who was researching what folks get out of hearing music performed live, I began to think a lot about the various methods by which, and reasons why, we listen.

Playing In Tongues: New And Improvised Music

Speaking recently with a gentleman in Carnegie Hall who was researching what folks get out of hearing music performed live, I began to think a lot about the various methods by which, and reasons why, we listen.

Walt’s Ratatouille 6.

Utrecht’s Rosa Ensemble is another of the category-crossing bands that renders the New Music scene in Holland so vital.

Walt’s Ratatouille 6.

Utrecht’s Rosa Ensemble is another of the category-crossing bands that renders the New Music scene in Holland so vital.

Recordings Alone: Part II, Silence & Speech

Cage is famous for showing that silence is sounds.

Recordings Alone: Part II, Silence & Speech

Cage is famous for showing that silence is sounds.

Recordings Alone: Part I, Introduction

Most recordings of music and sounds are records of events, analog or digital versions of sonic waveforms… A very small number of recordings are themselves originals.

Recordings Alone: Part I, Introduction

Most recordings of music and sounds are records of events, analog or digital versions of sonic waveforms… A very small number of recordings are themselves originals.

Buxtehude: Vocal Works

To dispel all blues and banish gray clouds, go directly to cut # 3: Nun danket alle Gott…

Buxtehude: Vocal Works

To dispel all blues and banish gray clouds, go directly to cut # 3: Nun danket alle Gott…

WHRB’s Spring 2002 Orgy Period

This season, listeners were treated to about 176 hours of Franz Joseph Haydn.

WHRB’s Spring 2002 Orgy Period

This season, listeners were treated to about 176 hours of Franz Joseph Haydn.

Rebecca Saunders on Kairos

One of the obvious conclusions I drew from listening to this music is Saunders’ delight in the palpable nature of sound and in the physicality of its creation.

Rebecca Saunders on Kairos

One of the obvious conclusions I drew from listening to this music is Saunders’ delight in the palpable nature of sound and in the physicality of its creation.

Modern Nasty Recordings

or Why Did Everyone Go So Terribly Wrong?

Modern Nasty Recordings

or Why Did Everyone Go So Terribly Wrong?