Vol. 3, No. 1

Walt’s Ratatouille 1: Mostly Strings

Mostly Strings: Schnittke, Paul Bley, et al.

Walt’s Ratatouille 1: Mostly Strings

Mostly Strings: Schnittke, Paul Bley, et al.

Franco Donatoni

I first encountered Franco Donatoni’s music in a stack of discarded reviewer’s copies. Perhaps I was taken by the familiar names of the performers, or the colorful CD booklet, or that most of the music had single word titles except for that enigmatic German phrase which somehow seemed familiar.

Franco Donatoni

I first encountered Franco Donatoni’s music in a stack of discarded reviewer’s copies. Perhaps I was taken by the familiar names of the performers, or the colorful CD booklet, or that most of the music had single word titles except for that enigmatic German phrase which somehow seemed familiar.

Franco Donatoni

Franco Donatoni: June 9, 1927 – August 17, 2000.

Franco Donatoni

Franco Donatoni: June 9, 1927 – August 17, 2000.

Franco Donatoni

It never occurred to me to respond to Donatoni’s music as an observer of the ego’s suppression.

Franco Donatoni

It never occurred to me to respond to Donatoni’s music as an observer of the ego’s suppression.

Piano Diary 1.

I sat down and practiced the program this morning and found it still breathing after a weekend of neglect. Facing the five movements of Schumann, the famous Fantasy and all the rest of it sometimes seems too much for me. I escape into baking a lasagne, feeding the bird, even doing laundry.

Piano Diary 1.

I sat down and practiced the program this morning and found it still breathing after a weekend of neglect. Facing the five movements of Schumann, the famous Fantasy and all the rest of it sometimes seems too much for me. I escape into baking a lasagne, feeding the bird, even doing laundry.

Two new Cage recordings

One expands the canon, the other controversial…

Two new Cage recordings

One expands the canon, the other controversial…

Scardanelli’s Motley

Atlantis is the disc’s title as well as one of three works.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Atlantis is the disc’s title as well as one of three works.

The Hyperion Schubert Lieder Edition, Part One

In his Introduction to the project, Graham Johnson notes that Schubert, when collating his songs for publication, gave careful consideration to the building of a program.

The Hyperion Schubert Lieder Edition, Part One

In his Introduction to the project, Graham Johnson notes that Schubert, when collating his songs for publication, gave careful consideration to the building of a program.

New Music on Montaigne Naïve

Largely because of the Arditti Quartet Edition’s 35 volumes, Auvidis Montaigne has become indispensable to fans of contemporary music’s modernist wing. Reorganized as Naïve Montaigne, the label is discounting 20 titles to midprice.

New Music on Montaigne Naïve

Largely because of the Arditti Quartet Edition’s 35 volumes, Auvidis Montaigne has become indispensable to fans of contemporary music’s modernist wing. Reorganized as Naïve Montaigne, the label is discounting 20 titles to midprice.

Stockhausen is Invisible

Stockhausen has historicised himself: very little of his work since embarking upon Licht has made it across the Atlantic, and he has almost vanished from America’s contemporary musical life.

Stockhausen is Invisible

Stockhausen has historicised himself: very little of his work since embarking upon Licht has made it across the Atlantic, and he has almost vanished from America’s contemporary musical life.