(Dis)Arrangements 7: Beethoven

This Ninth is fascinating, hugely musical, a testament to Beethoven and Liszt’s combined brilliance.

(Dis)Arrangements 7: Beethoven

This Ninth is fascinating, hugely musical, a testament to Beethoven and Liszt’s combined brilliance.

String Theory 18: Bundled Quartets and a few Trios

I imagine that Gorton enjoys a good joke. In Fosdyke Wash, a sighing cello part is marked “like distant agricultural machinery.” At that point, the cello sounds like a mewling chainsaw at a far remove.

String Theory 18: Bundled Quartets and a few Trios

I imagine that Gorton enjoys a good joke. In Fosdyke Wash, a sighing cello part is marked “like distant agricultural machinery.” At that point, the cello sounds like a mewling chainsaw at a far remove.

Soloists Steal Spotlight in Carnegie Hall Concerts

Two international-class orchestras came to Carnegie Hall within two weeks of each other, performing under the capable batons of highly (and deservedly) acclaimed conductors.

Soloists Steal Spotlight in Carnegie Hall Concerts

Two international-class orchestras came to Carnegie Hall within two weeks of each other, performing under the capable batons of highly (and deservedly) acclaimed conductors.

Feldman’s SQ2 in Boston

There were rubberneckers who wandered in for shorter periods to catch a lingering glimpse of this anomaly, but about 80 of us stuck through to the transcendent end.

Feldman’s SQ2 in Boston

There were rubberneckers who wandered in for shorter periods to catch a lingering glimpse of this anomaly, but about 80 of us stuck through to the transcendent end.

An American?

John McGuire is proof that music in the late 20th century and early 21st century may be simple without teetering into asininity.

An American?

John McGuire is proof that music in the late 20th century and early 21st century may be simple without teetering into asininity.

Henze, Abrahamsen and Tsontakis with the BSO

I may have been the only person at Symphony Hall in Boston on a Saturday evening last month more eager to hear Henze than the preceding Weber or subsequent Mendelssohn.

Henze, Abrahamsen and Tsontakis with the BSO

I may have been the only person at Symphony Hall in Boston on a Saturday evening last month more eager to hear Henze than the preceding Weber or subsequent Mendelssohn.

String Theory 17: 21 String Quartets

The versatile Kreutzer Quartet takes a whirl in the time machine and journeys to Australia for four string quartets composed between 1964 and ‘75.

String Theory 17: 21 String Quartets

The versatile Kreutzer Quartet takes a whirl in the time machine and journeys to Australia for four string quartets composed between 1964 and ‘75.

Après l’artisanat furieux or Post-Boulez

Most of us can only look back and marvel at the mid-century Darmstadt classes, at Boulez’s overlapping tenures with the Cleveland Orchestra, the BBC Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, and the creation of IRCAM.

Après l’artisanat furieux or Post-Boulez

Most of us can only look back and marvel at the mid-century Darmstadt classes, at Boulez’s overlapping tenures with the Cleveland Orchestra, the BBC Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, and the creation of IRCAM.

Used Bin Troll Tweets P.

The Viennese Cartellieri emerges distinctly as a bridge between Mozart and Beethoven.

Used Bin Troll Tweets P.

The Viennese Cartellieri emerges distinctly as a bridge between Mozart and Beethoven.

Descending

A representation of a composer on the verge of brilliance, this recording is essential and, for now, the only option.

Descending

A representation of a composer on the verge of brilliance, this recording is essential and, for now, the only option.