Articles by Year: La Folia, 2010.

Rocket Science

“I dream a string quartet plays Haydn on the moon.”

Rocket Science

“I dream a string quartet plays Haydn on the moon.”

Threes and Sevens

Is Brucknerophilia a recognized medical condition? I caught it early in life and find that it grows worse, by which I mean better, with age.

Threes and Sevens

Is Brucknerophilia a recognized medical condition? I caught it early in life and find that it grows worse, by which I mean better, with age.

Awrite, Erik Chisholm!

Erik Chisholm (1904-1965) is the most interesting 20th-century Scots musician you’ve never heard of.

Awrite, Erik Chisholm!

Erik Chisholm (1904-1965) is the most interesting 20th-century Scots musician you’ve never heard of.

Diabelli Days

Looking back on the Diabelli Variations after only five performances might seem premature.

Diabelli Days

Looking back on the Diabelli Variations after only five performances might seem premature.

String Theory 4: String Orchestras

Ever willful, Pettersson forges sternly lyric melodies in which every pitch counts. Typical of the composer, gorgeous tonal moments, usually cadential, emerge from dissonance.

String Theory 4: String Orchestras

Ever willful, Pettersson forges sternly lyric melodies in which every pitch counts. Typical of the composer, gorgeous tonal moments, usually cadential, emerge from dissonance.

Olivier Greif 1.

Composer-pianist Olivier Greif (1950-2000) passed away seated at his instrument, where he was discovered days later. Despite his obscurity, Greif attracted first-rank interpreters.

Olivier Greif 1.

Composer-pianist Olivier Greif (1950-2000) passed away seated at his instrument, where he was discovered days later. Despite his obscurity, Greif attracted first-rank interpreters.

Mostly Symphonies 15.

As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.

Mostly Symphonies 15.

As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.

String Theory 3: Viols and Violas

What are the odds that we’d have two shakes at one Aperghis opus?

String Theory 3: Viols and Violas

What are the odds that we’d have two shakes at one Aperghis opus?

Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Kempff Monos

Kempff recorded three intégrales — 1926-45 (on shellac), this one (mono) and a 1964-65 stereo remake.

Beethoven Piano Sonatas: Kempff Monos

Kempff recorded three intégrales — 1926-45 (on shellac), this one (mono) and a 1964-65 stereo remake.

Four Centuries Apart 3.

This CD moves on alternating fronts, music in Dowland’s sphere and readings from the Corpus Hermeticum, attributed in the Renaissance to an ancient Egyptian sage.

Four Centuries Apart 3.

This CD moves on alternating fronts, music in Dowland’s sphere and readings from the Corpus Hermeticum, attributed in the Renaissance to an ancient Egyptian sage.