Articles by Year: La Folia, 2009.

Armchair Operas 4.

I recall when this 1987 recording first appeared, suddenly illuminating a forgotten genre. The French Baroque gestures made a strong impression, and I subsequently trusted Christie and Les Arts Florissants for period favorites…

Armchair Operas 4.

I recall when this 1987 recording first appeared, suddenly illuminating a forgotten genre. The French Baroque gestures made a strong impression, and I subsequently trusted Christie and Les Arts Florissants for period favorites…

Album Tweets 3: Strange Arts

Several Die Kunst der Fuge recordings

Album Tweets 3: Strange Arts

Several Die Kunst der Fuge recordings

Thumbing Around: Ives’ 114 Songs

“Though there is little danger of it, it is hoped that this song will not be taken seriously, or sung, at least, in public.”

Thumbing Around: Ives’ 114 Songs

“Though there is little danger of it, it is hoped that this song will not be taken seriously, or sung, at least, in public.”

Dritter Spaziergang, gekürzt

I offer another Rihm stroll, now in very abbreviated tones, though maybe not legally quite brief enough.

Dritter Spaziergang, gekürzt

I offer another Rihm stroll, now in very abbreviated tones, though maybe not legally quite brief enough.

Tome Tweets 1.

Relive bygone days when Tonkünstlers were schooled in Rhetoric.

Tome Tweets 1.

Relive bygone days when Tonkünstlers were schooled in Rhetoric.

Armer Brahms, prima pars

The Brahms symphonies were an area that I avoided for much of my life. I equated Brahms with tradition and sterility.

Armer Brahms, prima pars

The Brahms symphonies were an area that I avoided for much of my life. I equated Brahms with tradition and sterility.

Golden Oldies: A Century of Singing

Veteran collectors grew up on sandpaper vinyl from obscure labels like OASI (word had it that the letters stood for Old And Scratchy Indeed)…

Golden Oldies: A Century of Singing

Veteran collectors grew up on sandpaper vinyl from obscure labels like OASI (word had it that the letters stood for Old And Scratchy Indeed)…

Solos and Underdogs

Low, breathy woodwind timbres are among my favorites (there’s a great passage in the first movement of Mahler’s Ninth), and the two double concertos offer ample room for dexterity and color.

Solos and Underdogs

Low, breathy woodwind timbres are among my favorites (there’s a great passage in the first movement of Mahler’s Ninth), and the two double concertos offer ample room for dexterity and color.