Articles by Year: La Folia, 2011.

Re: Duke redux

A slice of Duke Ellington’s 50-year recording history — especially one as thick, rare, and mouth-watering as this — is a slice of Americana…

Re: Duke redux

A slice of Duke Ellington’s 50-year recording history — especially one as thick, rare, and mouth-watering as this — is a slice of Americana…

Passion, Passion

The version here is mostly 1724, much more so than Haller, though the inclusion of the duet Himmel reiße, Welt erbebe was an adroit choice.

Passion, Passion

The version here is mostly 1724, much more so than Haller, though the inclusion of the duet Himmel reiße, Welt erbebe was an adroit choice.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 2.

Perhaps too eagerly I mentioned that there would be a second part in this string of Nono explorations.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 2.

Perhaps too eagerly I mentioned that there would be a second part in this string of Nono explorations.

The Thirty-Three: Beth Levin

Linking the Diabelli Variations to the Goldbergs began with Diabelli himself, but I could find only 15 pianists who’ve recorded both, never mind how successfully. Levin joins the clan1 on her second Centaur release.

The Thirty-Three: Beth Levin

Linking the Diabelli Variations to the Goldbergs began with Diabelli himself, but I could find only 15 pianists who’ve recorded both, never mind how successfully. Levin joins the clan1 on her second Centaur release.

Random Noise 28

To pose an obvious question: How do we judge greatness without mediocrities with which to compare?

Random Noise 28

To pose an obvious question: How do we judge greatness without mediocrities with which to compare?

Rameau, présent et absent

Nearly 270 years after its first publication, Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts perpetuate a modest enigma: What sort of ensemble should play them?

Rameau, présent et absent

Nearly 270 years after its first publication, Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts perpetuate a modest enigma: What sort of ensemble should play them?

Nine Plus

The Bruckner obsession is now tempered only slightly.

Nine Plus

The Bruckner obsession is now tempered only slightly.

Mostly Symphonies 17.

Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.

Mostly Symphonies 17.

Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 1.

I’ve postponed covering a stack of relatively recent Nono releases, music impossible to contemplate casually.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 1.

I’ve postponed covering a stack of relatively recent Nono releases, music impossible to contemplate casually.

Bruckner’s Mass No. 2

Layton and his recording team get proportions in the Mass as right as anyone’s.

Bruckner’s Mass No. 2

Layton and his recording team get proportions in the Mass as right as anyone’s.