Vol. 2, No. 4

Music of Mexico: Manuel Ponce and Beyond

Wherever you go in Mexico, there is music.

Music of Mexico: Manuel Ponce and Beyond

Wherever you go in Mexico, there is music.

Really Old Music

The sacred music that enjoys a popular profile falls into two groups, the High Renaissance and the Late Renaissance (sometimes termed the Counter-Reformation).

Really Old Music

The sacred music that enjoys a popular profile falls into two groups, the High Renaissance and the Late Renaissance (sometimes termed the Counter-Reformation).

Dictatorship? In Music? Man The Barricades!

Mike Silverton and Walt Mundkowsky blindside a CD annotator.

Dictatorship? In Music? Man The Barricades!

Mike Silverton and Walt Mundkowsky blindside a CD annotator.

Helicopter String Quartet

The product of a commission Stockhausen couldn’t accept (“The string quartet is a typical genre of the 18th century”) and a later dream, the work places the members of the Arditti String Quartet in separate airborne helicopters.

Helicopter String Quartet

The product of a commission Stockhausen couldn’t accept (“The string quartet is a typical genre of the 18th century”) and a later dream, the work places the members of the Arditti String Quartet in separate airborne helicopters.

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Helicopter Quartet

There’s nothing in the least meretricious about Karlheinz Stockhausen (but mystical most certainly and another story altogether).

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Helicopter Quartet

There’s nothing in the least meretricious about Karlheinz Stockhausen (but mystical most certainly and another story altogether).

Dear La Folia 2.

I apologize for not writing sooner but I have been so busy meditating on suffering, old age and death, trying to fathom the meaning of my unlikely existence in a universe that is even more unlikely (and increasingly appears to be composed not of quarks or strings, but of imagination), that I’ve had precious little time for the really important things, like whether SACD will become the de facto new standard, or whether the Spectron Digital One amplifier is truly digital in nature.

Dear La Folia 2.

I apologize for not writing sooner but I have been so busy meditating on suffering, old age and death, trying to fathom the meaning of my unlikely existence in a universe that is even more unlikely (and increasingly appears to be composed not of quarks or strings, but of imagination), that I’ve had precious little time for the really important things, like whether SACD will become the de facto new standard, or whether the Spectron Digital One amplifier is truly digital in nature.

Three Reviews

A longtime staple of the Harmonia Mundi catalogue, Gregorio Paniagua’s La Folia deserves comment for its title alone.

Three Reviews

A longtime staple of the Harmonia Mundi catalogue, Gregorio Paniagua’s La Folia deserves comment for its title alone.

The Music of Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey’s new book/CD In Quest of Spirit (University of California Press) sets forth a sensitive philosophy of the rôle of music in spiritual change.

The Music of Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey’s new book/CD In Quest of Spirit (University of California Press) sets forth a sensitive philosophy of the rôle of music in spiritual change.