Articles by Year: La Folia, 2010.

The Enchanted Kielbasa

Words without Songs

The Enchanted Kielbasa

Words without Songs

Pièces de Clavecin 5.

It’d be pleasure enough merely to listen to this 1751 Jean-Henri Hemsch doing anything. As it happens, Haas offers perhaps the best, newest Le Grand on the market.

Pièces de Clavecin 5.

It’d be pleasure enough merely to listen to this 1751 Jean-Henri Hemsch doing anything. As it happens, Haas offers perhaps the best, newest Le Grand on the market.

A New Music Concert in St. Peter’s Church

“The Jazz Church” as it is called recently hosted a New York Composer’s Circle program of varied new music (April 27, 2010).

A New Music Concert in St. Peter’s Church

“The Jazz Church” as it is called recently hosted a New York Composer’s Circle program of varied new music (April 27, 2010).

EA Bucket 11.

Wind and water provide the background for Lotis’ dreams. Most of the music operates in the treble range and uses precisely positioned pitched sounds, rarely with noise or distortion.

EA Bucket 11.

Wind and water provide the background for Lotis’ dreams. Most of the music operates in the treble range and uses precisely positioned pitched sounds, rarely with noise or distortion.

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Trios

Compared with the string quartet, contemporary piano trios are in short supply. After Ravel, Ives, Shostakovich and perhaps Schnittke, few 20th-century works have become staples.

Piano Trios

Compared with the string quartet, contemporary piano trios are in short supply. After Ravel, Ives, Shostakovich and perhaps Schnittke, few 20th-century works have become staples.

Qualche tedeschi, qualche gaijin

A direct comparison of the existing recordings of Lachenmann’s three quartets seems pointless.

Qualche tedeschi, qualche gaijin

A direct comparison of the existing recordings of Lachenmann’s three quartets seems pointless.

String Theory 2: Violoncellos and Basses with Support

Canonici produces vivid playing, a wonder to behold. However, these modernist solos with their brutal snap pizzicatos, soaring harmonics, low growling and frenetic tremolos tend to blur together.

String Theory 2: Violoncellos and Basses with Support

Canonici produces vivid playing, a wonder to behold. However, these modernist solos with their brutal snap pizzicatos, soaring harmonics, low growling and frenetic tremolos tend to blur together.