Articles by Year: La Folia, 2009.

An Enigma of Germans

The latest offering in the KAIROS Lachenmann series has a famous work, an obscure work and a new work, spread across two discs but offering only 94:47 of music.

An Enigma of Germans

The latest offering in the KAIROS Lachenmann series has a famous work, an obscure work and a new work, spread across two discs but offering only 94:47 of music.

Kurtág’s Játékok, et al.: Hungarian Holiday 2.

As the years have gone by, Játékok (seven published volumes with at least two, possibly others, in preparation) has come to express Kurtág’s worldview through homages, in memoriams, calling cards and birthday greetings.

Kurtág’s Játékok, et al.: Hungarian Holiday 2.

As the years have gone by, Játékok (seven published volumes with at least two, possibly others, in preparation) has come to express Kurtág’s worldview through homages, in memoriams, calling cards and birthday greetings.

Of Fricatives and Plosives

Mark André must be a fearless man, a true frondeur. His 2001-04 stage work …22, 13…, a Musiktheater-Passion in drei Teilen, shows no hesitation either musically or theologically.

Of Fricatives and Plosives

Mark André must be a fearless man, a true frondeur. His 2001-04 stage work …22, 13…, a Musiktheater-Passion in drei Teilen, shows no hesitation either musically or theologically.

Visiting Scelsi

In ancient times, Via di San Teodoro was called Vicus Tuscus, “Etruscan Street,” consisting of booksellers and shops with offerings of rare perfumes and Chinese silks. The modern street faces the ruins of the Palatine Hill, just southeast of the Roman Forum’s remains. Giacinto Scelsi lived at number 8.

Visiting Scelsi

In ancient times, Via di San Teodoro was called Vicus Tuscus, “Etruscan Street,” consisting of booksellers and shops with offerings of rare perfumes and Chinese silks. The modern street faces the ruins of the Palatine Hill, just southeast of the Roman Forum’s remains. Giacinto Scelsi lived at number 8.

Statistically Speaking, the End Is Near

I’m the sort who types “xenakis” or “lachenmann” into search engines just for the hell of it.

Statistically Speaking, the End Is Near

I’m the sort who types “xenakis” or “lachenmann” into search engines just for the hell of it.

From the Diary of an Indolent Pianist

The building’s vines have overgrown the window. My sandals languish by the piano.

From the Diary of an Indolent Pianist

The building’s vines have overgrown the window. My sandals languish by the piano.

EA Bucket 9.

Reflecting his keen mind and spirit, Gould’s five radio documentaries marshal texts, interviews, ambient sounds and music. The “Solitude Trilogy” considers three once-isolated Canadian populations.

EA Bucket 9.

Reflecting his keen mind and spirit, Gould’s five radio documentaries marshal texts, interviews, ambient sounds and music. The “Solitude Trilogy” considers three once-isolated Canadian populations.

Six Curious Pair Bonds

Christina Pluhar makes her Virgin début with this offering — arrangements of some of Monteverdi’s “greatest hits,” alongside lesser-known but no less endearing pieces, largely from the middle or late madrigal books.

Six Curious Pair Bonds

Christina Pluhar makes her Virgin début with this offering — arrangements of some of Monteverdi’s “greatest hits,” alongside lesser-known but no less endearing pieces, largely from the middle or late madrigal books.

42 Amens

With Marcel Dupré’s backing, Messiaen left the Silesian prison camp in March 1941 and found work at the Paris Conservatoire as professor of harmony. He also saw his muse in a piano student who attended his first class and wrote Visions de l’Amen for them to play together.

42 Amens

With Marcel Dupré’s backing, Messiaen left the Silesian prison camp in March 1941 and found work at the Paris Conservatoire as professor of harmony. He also saw his muse in a piano student who attended his first class and wrote Visions de l’Amen for them to play together.

Mostly Symphonies 11.

This revealing 2007 compilation reaches back to recordings from 1966-67 and 1983-84, which opened a largely neglected chapter of Czech music.

Mostly Symphonies 11.

This revealing 2007 compilation reaches back to recordings from 1966-67 and 1983-84, which opened a largely neglected chapter of Czech music.