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.

Four Centuries Apart 2.

I’m pleased to welcome this 1995 compilation (of 1965-67 work) back to the catalog.

Four Centuries Apart 2.

I’m pleased to welcome this 1995 compilation (of 1965-67 work) back to the catalog.

Beth Levin’s Live(ly) Goldberg

Beth Levin is a poetic Schumann player (her Davidsbündlertänze would enrich the catalog), and this new Goldberg exhibits similar qualities of momentum, unity and wit.

Beth Levin’s Live(ly) Goldberg

Beth Levin is a poetic Schumann player (her Davidsbündlertänze would enrich the catalog), and this new Goldberg exhibits similar qualities of momentum, unity and wit.

A Requiem Done Right

A new recording of Pierre de la Rue’s Requiem is for me an event.

A Requiem Done Right

A new recording of Pierre de la Rue’s Requiem is for me an event.

Walt’s Ratatouille 8.

This 1998 CD (available here as Elektra / Asylum 22109) takes a wilder swing at updating John Dowland than ECM’s subsequent In Darkness Let Me Dwell would, so its “fixes” are more fun for the Dowland admirer.

Walt’s Ratatouille 8.

This 1998 CD (available here as Elektra / Asylum 22109) takes a wilder swing at updating John Dowland than ECM’s subsequent In Darkness Let Me Dwell would, so its “fixes” are more fun for the Dowland admirer.

Walt’s Ratatouille 7.

Hard on the instrument and on the players, Beethoven’s piano-four hands transcription of his Grosse Fuge is also hard to find.

Walt’s Ratatouille 7.

Hard on the instrument and on the players, Beethoven’s piano-four hands transcription of his Grosse Fuge is also hard to find.

No Longer and Not Yet

Some of us have hobbyhorses; French serialist Jean Barraqué (1928-1973) is one of mine.

No Longer and Not Yet

Some of us have hobbyhorses; French serialist Jean Barraqué (1928-1973) is one of mine.

Einstürzende Neubauten’s Die Hamletmaschine

Noise rockers Einstürzende Neubauten got the chance to record Die Hamletmaschine for East German radio in 1990.

Einstürzende Neubauten’s Die Hamletmaschine

Noise rockers Einstürzende Neubauten got the chance to record Die Hamletmaschine for East German radio in 1990.

Nono at the Close: “Hay que caminar„ soñando

“Caminantes, no hay caminos, hay que caminar.” — Travelers, there are no roads, but we must go on.

Nono at the Close: “Hay que caminar„ soñando

“Caminantes, no hay caminos, hay que caminar.” — Travelers, there are no roads, but we must go on.

Four Centuries Apart 1.

Bob van Asperen stood out in Gustav Leonhardt’s first wave of gifted pupils (Alan Curtis and Ton Koopman among them).

Four Centuries Apart 1.

Bob van Asperen stood out in Gustav Leonhardt’s first wave of gifted pupils (Alan Curtis and Ton Koopman among them).