Articles by Year: La Folia, 2010.

Mostly Symphonies 14.

Independently wealthy Gouvy wrote amiable, conservative symphonies while the rest of France dallied with operas and ballets. As one would expect, he had more successes in Germany.

Mostly Symphonies 14.

Independently wealthy Gouvy wrote amiable, conservative symphonies while the rest of France dallied with operas and ballets. As one would expect, he had more successes in Germany.

EA Bucket 12.

As a sometime electroacoustic practitioner, I listened to this set as other than as critic. While all composers are critics, the obverse is not necessarily true — a discussion for another day.

EA Bucket 12.

As a sometime electroacoustic practitioner, I listened to this set as other than as critic. While all composers are critics, the obverse is not necessarily true — a discussion for another day.

Splatter 1: New & Improved!

Peripateia. Here I go airing “dirty laundry” again — I know how to make friends.

Splatter 1: New & Improved!

Peripateia. Here I go airing “dirty laundry” again — I know how to make friends.

Recordings Revisited 2.

A tour of the English viol consort’s heyday wasn’t news in 1997.

Recordings Revisited 2.

A tour of the English viol consort’s heyday wasn’t news in 1997.

Mostly Symphonies 13. / Italian Vacation 8.

Well before Rota hit his stride as film scorer, he wrote two symphonies in the late 1930s, sparkling quasi-Romantic works in traditional four-movement design.

Mostly Symphonies 13. / Italian Vacation 8.

Well before Rota hit his stride as film scorer, he wrote two symphonies in the late 1930s, sparkling quasi-Romantic works in traditional four-movement design.

Christian Marclay at the Whitney

I visited Christian Marclay’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum and was charmed by the older work and annoyed by the new.

Christian Marclay at the Whitney

I visited Christian Marclay’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum and was charmed by the older work and annoyed by the new.

Misdelivered

A Winterreise with tenor and period piano arouses my interest (hinting at Schubert’s own recital for his friends?).

Misdelivered

A Winterreise with tenor and period piano arouses my interest (hinting at Schubert’s own recital for his friends?).

Piano Factory 6.

Played in keeping with the epoch, Casals renders Blasco de Nebra’s unexpected dissonance and striking rhythms as the more exciting.

Piano Factory 6.

Played in keeping with the epoch, Casals renders Blasco de Nebra’s unexpected dissonance and striking rhythms as the more exciting.

Biber on Symphonia

I’m happy to find the Italian early-music label Symphonia back in the marketplace. Here’s a glance at a Biber release (inessential but lots of fun), with others to follow.

Biber on Symphonia

I’m happy to find the Italian early-music label Symphonia back in the marketplace. Here’s a glance at a Biber release (inessential but lots of fun), with others to follow.

Piano Factory 5: Haydn Sonatas

Coming off a Haydn year (2009), we’re awash in the man’s music. The piano sonatas are numbered according to Christa Landon’s ordering of the extant 62.

Piano Factory 5: Haydn Sonatas

Coming off a Haydn year (2009), we’re awash in the man’s music. The piano sonatas are numbered according to Christa Landon’s ordering of the extant 62.