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Of Scotch and Stardust

A composer pair with nil in common. Life is meant to be paradoxical.

Of Scotch and Stardust

A composer pair with nil in common. Life is meant to be paradoxical.

Pièces de Clavecin 9: Older and Newer Rameau

Esfahani’s complete Rameau moves towards the front of a crowded field. It’s possible to hear Esfahani maturing as does Rameau.

Pièces de Clavecin 9: Older and Newer Rameau

Esfahani’s complete Rameau moves towards the front of a crowded field. It’s possible to hear Esfahani maturing as does Rameau.

Beethoven and Schnittke in Boston with the Danish String Quartet

At Jordan Hall in Boston this past Saturday, the Danish String Quartet offered spotless performances of two Beethoven quartets. There’s not much that can stand up to Beethoven, but the group made a persuasive and unflustered case for Schnittke.

Beethoven and Schnittke in Boston with the Danish String Quartet

At Jordan Hall in Boston this past Saturday, the Danish String Quartet offered spotless performances of two Beethoven quartets. There’s not much that can stand up to Beethoven, but the group made a persuasive and unflustered case for Schnittke.

Love and Lust, Near and Far

As a Christmas Eve grouping, L’Amour de Loin and Salome are an unthinkable pair, but those were the operas on the roster this past December 24, 2016.

Love and Lust, Near and Far

As a Christmas Eve grouping, L’Amour de Loin and Salome are an unthinkable pair, but those were the operas on the roster this past December 24, 2016.

Piano Factory 18.

If you like your Bach straight up, then Chan’s minimalist constellations will not amuse. Chan doesn’t provide the familiar melody, but instead organizes or jumbles the chorale’s pitch materials into chowder, deeply obscuring Bach’s poignant original.

Piano Factory 18.

If you like your Bach straight up, then Chan’s minimalist constellations will not amuse. Chan doesn’t provide the familiar melody, but instead organizes or jumbles the chorale’s pitch materials into chowder, deeply obscuring Bach’s poignant original.

Used Bin Troll Tweets W.

A modest perplexing explosion as a small, nervous troupe gives life to various French texts while playing.

Used Bin Troll Tweets W.

A modest perplexing explosion as a small, nervous troupe gives life to various French texts while playing.

String Theory 23 / EA Bucket 24: Violin, sometimes with tape

There will be those who get the pun in Rynes’ title, but I wasn’t one of them. Rynes’ nine-item program presents old and new friends.

String Theory 23 / EA Bucket 24: Violin, sometimes with tape

There will be those who get the pun in Rynes’ title, but I wasn’t one of them. Rynes’ nine-item program presents old and new friends.

EA Bucket 23.

Herbert is contemplating the experience of listening and ruminating upon the Adagio of Mahler’s unfinished Tenth.

EA Bucket 23.

Herbert is contemplating the experience of listening and ruminating upon the Adagio of Mahler’s unfinished Tenth.

String Theory 22: Ensembles with Piano

Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet offer a second release of Polish chamber music.

String Theory 22: Ensembles with Piano

Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet offer a second release of Polish chamber music.

Used Bin Troll Tweets V.

Hahn’s effervescent pieces stand agreeably between frivolity and pretension.

Used Bin Troll Tweets V.

Hahn’s effervescent pieces stand agreeably between frivolity and pretension.