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Italian Vacation 13.

In Verrando’s universe, noise enriches but does not obliterate.

Italian Vacation 13.

In Verrando’s universe, noise enriches but does not obliterate.

You Too Can Program Your Local Symphony!

Yes, that time of year has arrived when one orchestra after another trickles in with season brochures.

You Too Can Program Your Local Symphony!

Yes, that time of year has arrived when one orchestra after another trickles in with season brochures.

Diary of a Pianist’s Day

The morning went quickly
starting with unidentified birds
hidden in the trees

Diary of a Pianist’s Day

The morning went quickly
starting with unidentified birds
hidden in the trees

Utopian Listening: Reinvigorating Nono in America

Years from now, we will look back at a conference held in Boston at the end of March 2016 as the defining event that reinvigorated worldwide – American especially – interest in the work of Luigi Nono.

Utopian Listening: Reinvigorating Nono in America

Years from now, we will look back at a conference held in Boston at the end of March 2016 as the defining event that reinvigorated worldwide – American especially – interest in the work of Luigi Nono.

(Dis)Arrangements 7: Beethoven

This Ninth is fascinating, hugely musical, a testament to Beethoven and Liszt’s combined brilliance.

(Dis)Arrangements 7: Beethoven

This Ninth is fascinating, hugely musical, a testament to Beethoven and Liszt’s combined brilliance.

String Theory 18: Bundled Quartets and a few Trios

I imagine that Gorton enjoys a good joke. In Fosdyke Wash, a sighing cello part is marked “like distant agricultural machinery.” At that point, the cello sounds like a mewling chainsaw at a far remove.

String Theory 18: Bundled Quartets and a few Trios

I imagine that Gorton enjoys a good joke. In Fosdyke Wash, a sighing cello part is marked “like distant agricultural machinery.” At that point, the cello sounds like a mewling chainsaw at a far remove.

Soloists Steal Spotlight in Carnegie Hall Concerts

Two international-class orchestras came to Carnegie Hall within two weeks of each other, performing under the capable batons of highly (and deservedly) acclaimed conductors.

Soloists Steal Spotlight in Carnegie Hall Concerts

Two international-class orchestras came to Carnegie Hall within two weeks of each other, performing under the capable batons of highly (and deservedly) acclaimed conductors.

Feldman’s SQ2 in Boston

There were rubberneckers who wandered in for shorter periods to catch a lingering glimpse of this anomaly, but about 80 of us stuck through to the transcendent end.

Feldman’s SQ2 in Boston

There were rubberneckers who wandered in for shorter periods to catch a lingering glimpse of this anomaly, but about 80 of us stuck through to the transcendent end.

An American?

John McGuire is proof that music in the late 20th century and early 21st century may be simple without teetering into asininity.

An American?

John McGuire is proof that music in the late 20th century and early 21st century may be simple without teetering into asininity.

Henze, Abrahamsen and Tsontakis with the BSO

I may have been the only person at Symphony Hall in Boston on a Saturday evening last month more eager to hear Henze than the preceding Weber or subsequent Mendelssohn.

Henze, Abrahamsen and Tsontakis with the BSO

I may have been the only person at Symphony Hall in Boston on a Saturday evening last month more eager to hear Henze than the preceding Weber or subsequent Mendelssohn.