(Dis)Arrangements 4: Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Mozart’s arrangements take slight liberties: His sources strayed from Bach’s original, not because Mozart thought to make improvements.

(Dis)Arrangements 4: Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Mozart’s arrangements take slight liberties: His sources strayed from Bach’s original, not because Mozart thought to make improvements.

Hungarian Holiday 3.

Intended as comic contrast to Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Vajda’s 30-minute Barbie Blue gives the woman the upper hand. Seven scenes echo Bartók’s seven doors as Mrs. Blue lurches through different emotional states after her husband returns home inopportunely.

Hungarian Holiday 3.

Intended as comic contrast to Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Vajda’s 30-minute Barbie Blue gives the woman the upper hand. Seven scenes echo Bartók’s seven doors as Mrs. Blue lurches through different emotional states after her husband returns home inopportunely.

Charlie Haden

Bassist Charlie Haden passed away in Los Angeles on July 11, 2014, aged 76.

Charlie Haden

Bassist Charlie Haden passed away in Los Angeles on July 11, 2014, aged 76.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 4.

Cuckson and Burns offer the first 5.1 surround sound release of La lontananza. Given the violinist moves through space, this format makes perfect sense.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 4.

Cuckson and Burns offer the first 5.1 surround sound release of La lontananza. Given the violinist moves through space, this format makes perfect sense.

EA Bucket 20.

Perhaps Hunt really was a technology-adept medium reinterpreting mystical pronouncements by John Dee and Edward Kelley. Or maybe the convoluted proclamations are mere sleight-of-hand.

EA Bucket 20.

Perhaps Hunt really was a technology-adept medium reinterpreting mystical pronouncements by John Dee and Edward Kelley. Or maybe the convoluted proclamations are mere sleight-of-hand.

Used Bin Troll Tweets H.

With Disklaviers and MIDI, BMOP recreates Antheil’s clangorous and insistent but unemotional ballet.

Used Bin Troll Tweets H.

With Disklaviers and MIDI, BMOP recreates Antheil’s clangorous and insistent but unemotional ballet.

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.