Articles by Year: La Folia, 2004.

Walt’s Ratatouille 7.

Hard on the instrument and on the players, Beethoven’s piano-four hands transcription of his Grosse Fuge is also hard to find.

Walt’s Ratatouille 7.

Hard on the instrument and on the players, Beethoven’s piano-four hands transcription of his Grosse Fuge is also hard to find.

Random Noise 9: Philip Glass as Culture Meter, etc.

The music lover for whom classical’s multi-century inventory occupies the core of his interests thinks of present-day pop, that gallery of calculated oddities, if he thinks of it at all, more or less dismissively.

Random Noise 9: Philip Glass as Culture Meter, etc.

The music lover for whom classical’s multi-century inventory occupies the core of his interests thinks of present-day pop, that gallery of calculated oddities, if he thinks of it at all, more or less dismissively.

End-of-the-Year Ramble

This is an exciting discovery. In terms of significance, Gérard Pesson’s opera Forever Valley belongs with Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici and Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern.

End-of-the-Year Ramble

This is an exciting discovery. In terms of significance, Gérard Pesson’s opera Forever Valley belongs with Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici and Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern.

A Tebaldi Memory

My clearest memory of Renata Tebaldi traces back to a La Bohème in the Dade County Auditorium on a Saturday night in 1959.

A Tebaldi Memory

My clearest memory of Renata Tebaldi traces back to a La Bohème in the Dade County Auditorium on a Saturday night in 1959.

Early Rehearsal

Seven Poems

Early Rehearsal

Seven Poems

To Stand or Not to Stand

What takes priority, the audience’s desire to follow a tradition, or the chance to hear unimpeded the music’s every bar?

To Stand or Not to Stand

What takes priority, the audience’s desire to follow a tradition, or the chance to hear unimpeded the music’s every bar?

Elliott Carter on the Big Screen

Elliott Carter passed through these parts when, last month, the Boston Symphony Orchestra performed the composer’s Micromicón and Symphonia.

Elliott Carter on the Big Screen

Elliott Carter passed through these parts when, last month, the Boston Symphony Orchestra performed the composer’s Micromicón and Symphonia.

The Listening Room

“A friend of mine designed a listening room, A place where foliage and music bloom”

The Listening Room

“A friend of mine designed a listening room, A place where foliage and music bloom”

Wittgenstein’s Music, Music’s Wittgenstein, and Josef Labor

Commenting upon Wittgenstein’s indifference, observers have wondered why the famously arrogant thinker who attempted to infuse philosophy with logic didn’t find Schoenberg’s 12-tone system attractive.

Wittgenstein’s Music, Music’s Wittgenstein, and Josef Labor

Commenting upon Wittgenstein’s indifference, observers have wondered why the famously arrogant thinker who attempted to infuse philosophy with logic didn’t find Schoenberg’s 12-tone system attractive.

A Concert in Vienna, 1944

“The hall was frigid, and the audience, Dressed for early winter, kept their coats”

A Concert in Vienna, 1944

“The hall was frigid, and the audience, Dressed for early winter, kept their coats”