Russell Lichter

Russell Lichter: “I have been listening to classical music since I was a little kid. Listening to music, really listening, is an act of supreme intimacy and impeccable communication between listener, performer and composer. I have never been able to put into words the complexity and intensity of my feelings hearing Richter playing Beethoven or Michel Block playing Albéniz or Berglund conducting Sibelius. The best I can hope for as a writer is to influence others to partake of the feast.”

Dear La Folia 13.

The season’s changed and it’s no longer mandatory to light an evening fire. This means music listening unaccompanied by the fan in our wood-burning stove.

Dear La Folia 13.

The season’s changed and it’s no longer mandatory to light an evening fire. This means music listening unaccompanied by the fan in our wood-burning stove.

Dear La Folia 12.

I don’t know that a month has elapsed in the past five years without periods of audiophile anguish over imaging.

Dear La Folia 12.

I don’t know that a month has elapsed in the past five years without periods of audiophile anguish over imaging.

Dear La Folia 11: This Time ’Round, Amplifiers

Perceived acoustic certainties appear like Venus on the half shell, only to crumble in a penumbra of doubt: Do these two amplifiers, a Bel Canto eVo2 and a Spectron Digital One, really sound different?

Dear La Folia 11: This Time ’Round, Amplifiers

Perceived acoustic certainties appear like Venus on the half shell, only to crumble in a penumbra of doubt: Do these two amplifiers, a Bel Canto eVo2 and a Spectron Digital One, really sound different?

Dear La Folia 10.

I am Black Point’s foremost collector of Bach’s Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen.

Dear La Folia 10.

I am Black Point’s foremost collector of Bach’s Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen.

Dear La Folia 9.

Thinking back to my last missive and your parenthetical comment, I withheld the brand name of the DAC I was auditioning…

Dear La Folia 9.

Thinking back to my last missive and your parenthetical comment, I withheld the brand name of the DAC I was auditioning…

Dear La Folia 8.

Lately I have been having fun playing around with a new DAC.

Dear La Folia 8.

Lately I have been having fun playing around with a new DAC.

Dear La Folia 7.

Until a few months ago, I hardly knew the music of Sibelius.

Dear La Folia 7.

Until a few months ago, I hardly knew the music of Sibelius.

Dear La Folia 6.

You know how the classical music market is these days, tapes dying slow deaths in dusty vaults, superb performances disappearing like drachmas tossed into the Aegean by an indifferent tourist.

Dear La Folia 6.

You know how the classical music market is these days, tapes dying slow deaths in dusty vaults, superb performances disappearing like drachmas tossed into the Aegean by an indifferent tourist.

Dear La Folia 5.

It’s late night here. One can hear the whispered prayers from neighboring homes that the NASDAQ goes up again, and the plaintive call of the great horned owl.

Dear La Folia 5.

It’s late night here. One can hear the whispered prayers from neighboring homes that the NASDAQ goes up again, and the plaintive call of the great horned owl.

Dear La Folia 4.

We had an earthquake in the neighborhood a couple or three weeks ago, five point something.

Dear La Folia 4.

We had an earthquake in the neighborhood a couple or three weeks ago, five point something.