Ethelbert Nevin

Ethelbert Nevin, a retired technical draftsman, resides in a quiet New England backwater. Currently translating a novel about Continental pinsetters, Nevin longs for the days when music didn’t try to please everybody.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets B.

Gilbert’s freshness makes the comparison wonderfully simple.

Used Bin Troll Tweets B.

Gilbert’s freshness makes the comparison wonderfully simple.

Used Bin Troll Tweets A.

Sparked in part by Record Store Day… Here are notes from recent field trips…

Used Bin Troll Tweets A.

Sparked in part by Record Store Day… Here are notes from recent field trips…

Tome Tweets 1.

Relive bygone days when Tonkünstlers were schooled in Rhetoric.

Tome Tweets 1.

Relive bygone days when Tonkünstlers were schooled in Rhetoric.

Top 12 Reasons Why Somebody Broke into a Warehouse and Stole Hundreds of Luigi Nono CDs

Hard to believe, but I’ve read reports of someone breaking into a Viennese storage facility specifically to steal the new col legno SACD recording of Nono’s Prometeo (WWE 2SACD 20605).

Top 12 Reasons Why Somebody Broke into a Warehouse and Stole Hundreds of Luigi Nono CDs

Hard to believe, but I’ve read reports of someone breaking into a Viennese storage facility specifically to steal the new col legno SACD recording of Nono’s Prometeo (WWE 2SACD 20605).

Boo Hoo

The End Is Near! The End Is Nearer! The End Was Last Week!

Boo Hoo

The End Is Near! The End Is Nearer! The End Was Last Week!

Touching on This and That

At La Folia’s semi-annual writers’ brunch… I learned that I receive the most mail.

Touching on This and That

At La Folia’s semi-annual writers’ brunch… I learned that I receive the most mail.

Composer Rebuses

Rebuses (with hints and solutions)

Composer Rebuses

Rebuses (with hints and solutions)

Letter from the Provinces: Countdown and Wrap-up

As Tower went down for the count, I found myself giving them money yet again.

Letter from the Provinces: Countdown and Wrap-up

As Tower went down for the count, I found myself giving them money yet again.

Holst Seven, Matthews Nil

The last time a living composer’s comments raised hackles (the only time perhaps?), that German gent, the one who’s working at a seven-day opera, uttered some “misconstrued” words about 9/11.

Holst Seven, Matthews Nil

The last time a living composer’s comments raised hackles (the only time perhaps?), that German gent, the one who’s working at a seven-day opera, uttered some “misconstrued” words about 9/11.