Articles by Year: La Folia, 2008.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 2.

The triplet as upbeat, reiterated in the middle voice and the bass, has a pulling effect to the downbeat made more powerful by each repetition.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 2.

The triplet as upbeat, reiterated in the middle voice and the bass, has a pulling effect to the downbeat made more powerful by each repetition.

Golden Oldies: EMI’s Icon Series — The Singers

….here are five Icon boxes that deliver many hours of great vocalism.

Golden Oldies: EMI’s Icon Series — The Singers

….here are five Icon boxes that deliver many hours of great vocalism.

Eastern Kingdom 1, Federal Republic 0

Austrian composer Clemens Gadenstätter (born 1966), as his age might suggest, comes from the generation of composers awash with second-rate Grisey and Lachenmann clones.

Eastern Kingdom 1, Federal Republic 0

Austrian composer Clemens Gadenstätter (born 1966), as his age might suggest, comes from the generation of composers awash with second-rate Grisey and Lachenmann clones.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 1.

The music expands quickly from piano to forte with pointed bass notes and a dashing sforzando at the second beat of measure 3.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, Part 1.

The music expands quickly from piano to forte with pointed bass notes and a dashing sforzando at the second beat of measure 3.

Elliott Carter at 100

Just in time for Elliott Carter’s hundredth on December 11, Boydell teamed with the Paul Sacher Foundation to produce a nifty collection of biography, pictures, letters, essays and reproduced manuscript pages…

Elliott Carter at 100

Just in time for Elliott Carter’s hundredth on December 11, Boydell teamed with the Paul Sacher Foundation to produce a nifty collection of biography, pictures, letters, essays and reproduced manuscript pages…

Golden Oldies: EMI’s Icon Series — The Instrumentalists

EMI’s Icon Series, ambitious multi-disc boxed sets that restore to circulation the work of great musicians… offers newbies the opportunity to hear transcendent artists at the top of their game and gives veteran collectors opportunities to plug gaps in their CD shelves.

Golden Oldies: EMI’s Icon Series — The Instrumentalists

EMI’s Icon Series, ambitious multi-disc boxed sets that restore to circulation the work of great musicians… offers newbies the opportunity to hear transcendent artists at the top of their game and gives veteran collectors opportunities to plug gaps in their CD shelves.

Piano Factory 3.

Upon consideration, Fray’s programming makes sense: Both composers, lording over their respective periods, required and require subsequent generations to instigate new styles and techniques.

Piano Factory 3.

Upon consideration, Fray’s programming makes sense: Both composers, lording over their respective periods, required and require subsequent generations to instigate new styles and techniques.

Of Wisps and Peals: Mark André’s ‘…auf…’ Triptych

Massive metallic fusillades permeate the crackling stillness. Knocks, rattles and blowing wind are recurrent motifs.

Of Wisps and Peals: Mark André’s ‘…auf…’ Triptych

Massive metallic fusillades permeate the crackling stillness. Knocks, rattles and blowing wind are recurrent motifs.

Armchair Operas 3.

With a knowing nod towards Pasolini’s Salò, McVicar and Devlin have set Strauss’ luscious single act (and last avant-garde salvo) in a high-ceilinged, multi-purpose cellar whose dingy tiles and fittings suggest a kitchen, showers, or more appropriately, an abattoir.

Armchair Operas 3.

With a knowing nod towards Pasolini’s Salò, McVicar and Devlin have set Strauss’ luscious single act (and last avant-garde salvo) in a high-ceilinged, multi-purpose cellar whose dingy tiles and fittings suggest a kitchen, showers, or more appropriately, an abattoir.

Erster Spaziergang

Notions of the cyclical and the fragmentary permeate the 40-year output of Wolfgang Rihm, perhaps the most prolific composer of our era.

Erster Spaziergang

Notions of the cyclical and the fragmentary permeate the 40-year output of Wolfgang Rihm, perhaps the most prolific composer of our era.