Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Composed in 1838 and dedicated to his friend F. Chopin, Kreisleriana is a pianistic standout, worth perhaps two Carnavals.

Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Composed in 1838 and dedicated to his friend F. Chopin, Kreisleriana is a pianistic standout, worth perhaps two Carnavals.

Piano Factory 13.

Manhkopf’s vigorous attacks remind that the piano does not sustain. Indeed this conceit sparks Rhizom, a Glenn Gould homage, in which multiple layers of material intersect and interfere.

Piano Factory 13.

Manhkopf’s vigorous attacks remind that the piano does not sustain. Indeed this conceit sparks Rhizom, a Glenn Gould homage, in which multiple layers of material intersect and interfere.

Atopos Survey 2. / EA Bucket 19. / Italian Vacation 12.

Curran’s Endangered Species is likely to be one of the best CDs I will have heard all year, and it’s on a favorite new label.

Atopos Survey 2. / EA Bucket 19. / Italian Vacation 12.

Curran’s Endangered Species is likely to be one of the best CDs I will have heard all year, and it’s on a favorite new label.

Where Varèse lived

Captured in New York City with snow on the streets after a winter storm, views of the house where Edgard and Louise Varèse lived.

Where Varèse lived

Captured in New York City with snow on the streets after a winter storm, views of the house where Edgard and Louise Varèse lived.

Used Bin Troll Tweets G.

What’s wrong? I’m starting to like everything. Perhaps I just like the piano.

Used Bin Troll Tweets G.

What’s wrong? I’m starting to like everything. Perhaps I just like the piano.

Of Light through the Clouds

The Rands Concerto is, contrary to its title, much more a series of interactions between piano and different sections of the orchestra.

Of Light through the Clouds

The Rands Concerto is, contrary to its title, much more a series of interactions between piano and different sections of the orchestra.

Ensemble Klang’s Colors and Melodies

The recent arrival of Goebbels’ Walden sparked revisiting a few prior Ensemble Klang albums.

Ensemble Klang’s Colors and Melodies

The recent arrival of Goebbels’ Walden sparked revisiting a few prior Ensemble Klang albums.

Personal Discoveries: Mieczysław Weinberg

For this needful listener, ECM 2368/69, with Gidon Kremer as soloist and concert master of the rather immodestly named Kremerata Baltica, arrives in timely fashion as a Year’s Best.

Personal Discoveries: Mieczysław Weinberg

For this needful listener, ECM 2368/69, with Gidon Kremer as soloist and concert master of the rather immodestly named Kremerata Baltica, arrives in timely fashion as a Year’s Best.

Atopos Survey 1. / Italian Vacation 11. / Piano Factory 12.

Although Atopos has been around for over a decade, I’ve only just discovered them. The emphasis is of course Italian, the sensibility suggesting various late-20th century Italians taking cues from European (Darmstadt) and American (Cage, Feldman, et al.) trends.

Atopos Survey 1. / Italian Vacation 11. / Piano Factory 12.

Although Atopos has been around for over a decade, I’ve only just discovered them. The emphasis is of course Italian, the sensibility suggesting various late-20th century Italians taking cues from European (Darmstadt) and American (Cage, Feldman, et al.) trends.

James Erber’s The “Traces” Cycle

My entry into this rewarding series came via a scenario I always enjoy – a highly evolved structure is interrogated, at first through hesitations and “mistakes,” and eventually falls apart.

James Erber’s The “Traces” Cycle

My entry into this rewarding series came via a scenario I always enjoy – a highly evolved structure is interrogated, at first through hesitations and “mistakes,” and eventually falls apart.