Articles by Year: La Folia, 2012.
An enormous stack of string quartet releases beckons. I’ll try for concision rather than rumination in this first of several posts.
The brilliant young group counter)induction performed a concert of Lachenmann, Nono and Schoenberg at the Italian Academy at Columbia University last night (March 4).
Suppose you’re writing an opera and want it to run at the Metropolitan Opera. For best results, make it minimal with a political subject.
Despite a US sojourn which included scoring a few Disney films, Dessau remains obscure outside of East Germany, his home from 1948 until his death in 1979.
Released in 2011, Despite and Still is named for a song cycle in Samuel Barber’s plentiful range of vocal chamber music, much of it inspired by the work of early 20th century authors.
In this case, a trio of autumnal concerts, more “pain” is displayed than “pleasure,” but such is the nature of music making in Chicago.