Signor Scardanelli

Signor Scardanelli, formerly of Tübingen, Germany, took up residence in the editor’s attic in 2002. He visits the listening room once or twice monthly to listen to, and write about, recordings. For recreation he plays the air lute.

Scardanelli’s Other Motley: More or Less Classical

As concerns the American new-music aficionado, until recently, Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based label had been sending releases to the US which tend to position ECM a click or two away from the vanguard’s hard core.

Scardanelli’s Other Motley: More or Less Classical

As concerns the American new-music aficionado, until recently, Manfred Eicher’s Munich-based label had been sending releases to the US which tend to position ECM a click or two away from the vanguard’s hard core.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.

Scardanelli’s Motley, Part 2

Leos Janácek’s two string quartets are among the century’s most enduringly astonishing.

Scardanelli’s Motley, Part 2

Leos Janácek’s two string quartets are among the century’s most enduringly astonishing.

Scardanelli’s Motley, Part 1

Propriety to the winds! Moments into Act One, Scene One, the time 1990: the Electrician, mimicking the Duchess, sings for the maid’s amusement a naughty hit of yesteryear, its subject the Duchess…

Scardanelli’s Motley, Part 1

Propriety to the winds! Moments into Act One, Scene One, the time 1990: the Electrician, mimicking the Duchess, sings for the maid’s amusement a naughty hit of yesteryear, its subject the Duchess…

Harmonic Technology: Initial Impressions

Conspicuous consumption. Thorsten Veblen named the behavior a century ago, when the carriage trade actually rode about in horse-drawn carriages.

Harmonic Technology: Initial Impressions

Conspicuous consumption. Thorsten Veblen named the behavior a century ago, when the carriage trade actually rode about in horse-drawn carriages.

Scardanelli’s Motley: A Survey of Recent Releases

As the reader of La Folia 1:1 has already discovered, Signor Scardanelli is a gentleman of a delusional cast of mind.

Scardanelli’s Motley: A Survey of Recent Releases

As the reader of La Folia 1:1 has already discovered, Signor Scardanelli is a gentleman of a delusional cast of mind.

Confessions of a Marginal Man

Marginality occurs, of course, within contexts. While your reporter is certainly an audiophile, he sports a smudged pedigree.

Confessions of a Marginal Man

Marginality occurs, of course, within contexts. While your reporter is certainly an audiophile, he sports a smudged pedigree.

Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9

Here are peformances of the period-restoration school to which like and unlike endeavors are bound to be compared.

Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9

Here are peformances of the period-restoration school to which like and unlike endeavors are bound to be compared.