Articles by Year: La Folia, 2009.

Musique de Chambre de Musique (l’Amérique et plus nord)

Bridge has embarked on a Lerdahl series.

Musique de Chambre de Musique (l’Amérique et plus nord)

Bridge has embarked on a Lerdahl series.

Allan Pettersson’s Greatest Hits

For some, it may simply be enough to know that there’s a Scandinavian composer straddling Romantic and modern styles who thought his work was being suppressed and who wrote long and depressive symphonies, often deliberately ugly, despite fleeting moments of beauty.

Allan Pettersson’s Greatest Hits

For some, it may simply be enough to know that there’s a Scandinavian composer straddling Romantic and modern styles who thought his work was being suppressed and who wrote long and depressive symphonies, often deliberately ugly, despite fleeting moments of beauty.

Abbey Simon in Concert

Today’s pianists think of Simon’s playing style as old-school, and it is true that at times during the concert I felt I was listening to one of those 78 rpm records…

Abbey Simon in Concert

Today’s pianists think of Simon’s playing style as old-school, and it is true that at times during the concert I felt I was listening to one of those 78 rpm records…

Josef Labor Discography Update

An update to the Josef Labor discography.

Josef Labor Discography Update

An update to the Josef Labor discography.

Springtime with Bach

In the midst of my current Bach-fest, I came across a New Yorker article that quoted Schopenhauer’s distinction between talent and genius: “Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target as far as which others cannot see.”

Springtime with Bach

In the midst of my current Bach-fest, I came across a New Yorker article that quoted Schopenhauer’s distinction between talent and genius: “Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target as far as which others cannot see.”

Eötvös, Vidovszky, Szollosy: Hungarian Holiday 1.

I have been meaning to tackle some Hungarian composers and a few colorful Budapest Music Center releases for quite some time, even before Ligeti’s passing (June 12, 2006) made the stack shift ever so slightly.

Eötvös, Vidovszky, Szollosy: Hungarian Holiday 1.

I have been meaning to tackle some Hungarian composers and a few colorful Budapest Music Center releases for quite some time, even before Ligeti’s passing (June 12, 2006) made the stack shift ever so slightly.

Andriessen at 70 I: Italienisches Liederbuch (Bitte um Verzeihung, Herr Wolf)

Louis Andriessen, who celebrates his 70th birthday in June, is an unlikely radical.

Andriessen at 70 I: Italienisches Liederbuch (Bitte um Verzeihung, Herr Wolf)

Louis Andriessen, who celebrates his 70th birthday in June, is an unlikely radical.

Enthusiasms Updated

Messiaen, Beethoven, La Rue, Brumel

Enthusiasms Updated

Messiaen, Beethoven, La Rue, Brumel

Piano Factory 4.

No desiccated embryos here. The LTM pair enshrines Satie compositions from the early to mid-1890s, the period preceding the ironic collections with the wacky titles.

Piano Factory 4.

No desiccated embryos here. The LTM pair enshrines Satie compositions from the early to mid-1890s, the period preceding the ironic collections with the wacky titles.