Articles by Year: La Folia, 2003.

Heavy Rotation in 2003: Czernowin, Formenti, Guerrero, Harada, Harrison, Serkin, Pollini

Possibly, a more truthful title: “Best of 2003 Based on an Arbitrary and Random Selection Assembled by Someone with Predictable Tastes.”

Heavy Rotation in 2003: Czernowin, Formenti, Guerrero, Harada, Harrison, Serkin, Pollini

Possibly, a more truthful title: “Best of 2003 Based on an Arbitrary and Random Selection Assembled by Someone with Predictable Tastes.”

Random Noise 4: Picking Nits and Winners

Expanded capabilities notwithstanding, we can safely predict for the SACD / DVD-A era, should it ever fully supplant the reviled CD, that a badly produced recording will continue to sound like…

Random Noise 4: Picking Nits and Winners

Expanded capabilities notwithstanding, we can safely predict for the SACD / DVD-A era, should it ever fully supplant the reviled CD, that a badly produced recording will continue to sound like…

OONY’s Star-Studded Concert Version of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena

’Twas a dark and stormy winter night, the snow drifts in front of Carnegie Hall melting under the lashes of pounding rain. But inside the hall 2,500 opera buffs basked in the warm, welcoming glow of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, one of his finest works, bristling with dramatic arias and ensembles suitable for world-class virtuoso singers.

OONY’s Star-Studded Concert Version of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena

’Twas a dark and stormy winter night, the snow drifts in front of Carnegie Hall melting under the lashes of pounding rain. But inside the hall 2,500 opera buffs basked in the warm, welcoming glow of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, one of his finest works, bristling with dramatic arias and ensembles suitable for world-class virtuoso singers.

Letter from the Provinces: The End of Music Spells the End of Us All

What prompts such a fatalistic letter? Why, nothing short of the end of the music we know and love.

Letter from the Provinces: The End of Music Spells the End of Us All

What prompts such a fatalistic letter? Why, nothing short of the end of the music we know and love.

Nono at the Close: “Hay que caminar„ soñando

“Caminantes, no hay caminos, hay que caminar.” — Travelers, there are no roads, but we must go on.

Nono at the Close: “Hay que caminar„ soñando

“Caminantes, no hay caminos, hay que caminar.” — Travelers, there are no roads, but we must go on.

A Pianist’s Thoughts on Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

The opening chords seem to carry the weight of worldly sadness. A descending arpeggio in C-sharp minor supported by chords succeeds in resisting forward motion, giving the theme its somber beauty.

A Pianist’s Thoughts on Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

The opening chords seem to carry the weight of worldly sadness. A descending arpeggio in C-sharp minor supported by chords succeeds in resisting forward motion, giving the theme its somber beauty.

Through a Format Darkly

I propose to discuss how the compact disc’s (perhaps) successor, the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD), sounds not at its full-fledged best but rather in terms of its compatibility via a two-channel, CD-only system.

Through a Format Darkly

I propose to discuss how the compact disc’s (perhaps) successor, the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD), sounds not at its full-fledged best but rather in terms of its compatibility via a two-channel, CD-only system.

Tales of Two Cultures: Hashimoto and Hosokawa

Although they both studied in Europe, the two men were exposed to different educational missions. Hashimoto would assimilate himself into the Western aesthetic, whereas Hosokawa’s European teachers encouraged him to consider his identity and culture.

Tales of Two Cultures: Hashimoto and Hosokawa

Although they both studied in Europe, the two men were exposed to different educational missions. Hashimoto would assimilate himself into the Western aesthetic, whereas Hosokawa’s European teachers encouraged him to consider his identity and culture.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Random Noise 3: The Bittersweet Spot

If you cohabit with a lower-case stereophile, you are accustomed to said specimen slouching about the premises with a pinched and earnest look. One never knows, he might even be you.

Random Noise 3: The Bittersweet Spot

If you cohabit with a lower-case stereophile, you are accustomed to said specimen slouching about the premises with a pinched and earnest look. One never knows, he might even be you.