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EA Bucket 28.

It has been a long time since Mariétan has appeared in these pages, and so sharing this loving portrait of France is an overdue delight.

EA Bucket 28.

It has been a long time since Mariétan has appeared in these pages, and so sharing this loving portrait of France is an overdue delight.

Ramble with Gigantic Mythical Bird

It’s just a quartet (bass flute, violin, cello, piano), but this group unleashes mysterious fury.

Ramble with Gigantic Mythical Bird

It’s just a quartet (bass flute, violin, cello, piano), but this group unleashes mysterious fury.

Used Bin Troll Tweets MM.

Independently conceived, but likely best appreciated as a prickly suite for percussion and electric guitar.

Used Bin Troll Tweets MM.

Independently conceived, but likely best appreciated as a prickly suite for percussion and electric guitar.

Mostly Symphonies 35. / (Dis)Arrangements 11: The Finale of Bruckner’s Ninth

Anton Bruckner died having completed an orchestral draft of all four movements of his Ninth. There are plenty of sketches and autograph pages, and it has been possible to construct a satisfactory performing edition. Many passages deserve to be heard, perhaps some of Bruckner’s most inventive cascading string arpeggios and luminous brass chorales.

Mostly Symphonies 35. / (Dis)Arrangements 11: The Finale of Bruckner’s Ninth

Anton Bruckner died having completed an orchestral draft of all four movements of his Ninth. There are plenty of sketches and autograph pages, and it has been possible to construct a satisfactory performing edition. Many passages deserve to be heard, perhaps some of Bruckner’s most inventive cascading string arpeggios and luminous brass chorales.

Collecting Is Forgetting

Is the zeal of a music collector, if one traces it to its roots, fundamentally any different in nature from the man who assembles his birds, books, coins, stamps, trains, or watches?

Collecting Is Forgetting

Is the zeal of a music collector, if one traces it to its roots, fundamentally any different in nature from the man who assembles his birds, books, coins, stamps, trains, or watches?

Letter to Bill (after performing the Hammerklavier sonata at Festival Baltimore)

The Hammerklavier felt like playing a great role like King Lear.

Letter to Bill (after performing the Hammerklavier sonata at Festival Baltimore)

The Hammerklavier felt like playing a great role like King Lear.

Three Concerts

I’m startled to realize how well today’s pattern of Overture — Concerto — Symphony actually works.

Three Concerts

I’m startled to realize how well today’s pattern of Overture — Concerto — Symphony actually works.

Of Infertile Soil

This essay is my reply to the various people over the years who have asked me to write about American composers and American music.

Of Infertile Soil

This essay is my reply to the various people over the years who have asked me to write about American composers and American music.

Mostly Symphonies 34.

Every reviewer and annotator of these works cites Dvořák whose Ninth with its European form and American flavors established a stylistic precedent.

Mostly Symphonies 34.

Every reviewer and annotator of these works cites Dvořák whose Ninth with its European form and American flavors established a stylistic precedent.

Used Bin Troll Tweets LL.

An uncomfortable and explicit melodrama (ennui, lovers, incest) inelegantly filmed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets LL.

An uncomfortable and explicit melodrama (ennui, lovers, incest) inelegantly filmed.