Articles by Year: La Folia, 2005.

The Musical Moment

Pianist David Witten, an Associate Professor of Music at Montclair State University in New Jersey… never leaves his camera at home.

The Musical Moment

Pianist David Witten, an Associate Professor of Music at Montclair State University in New Jersey… never leaves his camera at home.

Loony for Tunes

If you can sing the tune to “The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down,” or if Carl Stalling and Scott Bradley are household names, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for.

Loony for Tunes

If you can sing the tune to “The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down,” or if Carl Stalling and Scott Bradley are household names, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for.

“Come io passo l’estate”: Italian Vacation 3.

A crisp division separates Castiglioni’s silvery Cangianti (Changes) from his other piano works. The 11-minute fingerbuster parallels other contemporaneous mid-century work, except that Castiglioni was more given to cantabile gestures than his Darmstadt pals.

“Come io passo l’estate”: Italian Vacation 3.

A crisp division separates Castiglioni’s silvery Cangianti (Changes) from his other piano works. The 11-minute fingerbuster parallels other contemporaneous mid-century work, except that Castiglioni was more given to cantabile gestures than his Darmstadt pals.

Marco Polo’s do-it-yourself Hymnen

By any reasonable measure, this is an insane undertaking, reflecting not just dedication, but a whole lot of research.

Marco Polo’s do-it-yourself Hymnen

By any reasonable measure, this is an insane undertaking, reflecting not just dedication, but a whole lot of research.

“This Represents At Least a Thousand Words I Was Not Counting On”

This new recording of Berio’s ambitious Sinfonia is the best yet, upstaging Boulez’s aggressive 1984 reading.

“This Represents At Least a Thousand Words I Was Not Counting On”

This new recording of Berio’s ambitious Sinfonia is the best yet, upstaging Boulez’s aggressive 1984 reading.

Kipple 4.

Simpson (c. 1605-1669) is recalled as the primary booster of divisions, a method for extemporizing variations over a ground bass.

Kipple 4.

Simpson (c. 1605-1669) is recalled as the primary booster of divisions, a method for extemporizing variations over a ground bass.

Jacques Du Phly: Harpsichord Works

Jacques Du Phly / DuFlitz (1715-1789) was the last of the great French clavecinists…

Jacques Du Phly: Harpsichord Works

Jacques Du Phly / DuFlitz (1715-1789) was the last of the great French clavecinists…

Pärt at 70

Let’s look at Arvo Pärt on his 70th…

Pärt at 70

Let’s look at Arvo Pärt on his 70th…

Defixiones by Diamanda Galas

Diamanda Galás’ voice is an incredible instrument, spanning a range of four octaves, which she wields like a weapon: moans, howls, shrieks, whispers, keens and croons, as the text requires.

Defixiones by Diamanda Galas

Diamanda Galás’ voice is an incredible instrument, spanning a range of four octaves, which she wields like a weapon: moans, howls, shrieks, whispers, keens and croons, as the text requires.

Conversations in Music

I’m sitting here today with two of the 19th century’s musical giants, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann.

Conversations in Music

I’m sitting here today with two of the 19th century’s musical giants, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann.