Walt Mundkowsky

Walt Mundkowsky was born 1944 in San Antonio, TX. As a teenager, he had a dachshund named after Hugo Wolf. Extensive writings on film (cf. his “Cinema Obscura” column in Home Theater, 1995-2001). He favors the mine-shaft approach to music listening — in-depth exploration of tiny, unrelated areas. A resident of Beverly Hills, he has lived in basements in Denver, London and Stockholm, and may very well do so again.

Album Tweets 3: Strange Arts

Several Die Kunst der Fuge recordings

Album Tweets 3: Strange Arts

Several Die Kunst der Fuge recordings

42 Amens

With Marcel Dupré’s backing, Messiaen left the Silesian prison camp in March 1941 and found work at the Paris Conservatoire as professor of harmony. He also saw his muse in a piano student who attended his first class and wrote Visions de l’Amen for them to play together.

42 Amens

With Marcel Dupré’s backing, Messiaen left the Silesian prison camp in March 1941 and found work at the Paris Conservatoire as professor of harmony. He also saw his muse in a piano student who attended his first class and wrote Visions de l’Amen for them to play together.

Enthusiasms Updated

Messiaen, Beethoven, La Rue, Brumel

Enthusiasms Updated

Messiaen, Beethoven, La Rue, Brumel

Dowland Our Contemporary: String Quartets

With detours, these days I go straight from the 1620s (deaths of Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland and Bull) to the modern era…

Dowland Our Contemporary: String Quartets

With detours, these days I go straight from the 1620s (deaths of Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland and Bull) to the modern era…

Recordings Revisited 1.

Paul Bley, Bob James, Obrecht and Purcell

Recordings Revisited 1.

Paul Bley, Bob James, Obrecht and Purcell