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Italian Vacation 14.

To say Aldo Clementi uses canons, is like saying Wagner wrote operas or that Beethoven was good at variations.

Italian Vacation 14.

To say Aldo Clementi uses canons, is like saying Wagner wrote operas or that Beethoven was good at variations.

Vernal, Sylvan, Southern

The age of renewal is a potent reminder of life’s cycles.

Vernal, Sylvan, Southern

The age of renewal is a potent reminder of life’s cycles.

The Hemidemisemi-Monde

The Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher, his varied books and adventures, make solid fodder for a spectacle.

The Hemidemisemi-Monde

The Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher, his varied books and adventures, make solid fodder for a spectacle.

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.