Jürgen Jürgens’ Trauer-Ode

Another important reissue (out 6-25-13) involves Bach’s powerful Trauer-Ode.

Jürgen Jürgens’ Trauer-Ode

Another important reissue (out 6-25-13) involves Bach’s powerful Trauer-Ode.

Piano Factory 11.

Finnissy’s huge and nigh impenetrable opus suggests that music may comment only upon itself.

Piano Factory 11.

Finnissy’s huge and nigh impenetrable opus suggests that music may comment only upon itself.

(Dis)Arrangements 2: Goldberg Fever

A recent check disclosed 228 available recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Most are for a single keyboard as intended, but there are also arrangements and transcriptions. Here’s a random scattering of BWV 988 arrangements and digressions.

(Dis)Arrangements 2: Goldberg Fever

A recent check disclosed 228 available recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Most are for a single keyboard as intended, but there are also arrangements and transcriptions. Here’s a random scattering of BWV 988 arrangements and digressions.

Acoustic Revive’s RAF-48H Air-Floating Board

This manner of magical thinking suggests that electronic components floating, so to speak, on air ought to produce a sound of spectral delicacy.

Acoustic Revive’s RAF-48H Air-Floating Board

This manner of magical thinking suggests that electronic components floating, so to speak, on air ought to produce a sound of spectral delicacy.

Piano Factory 10.

Alongside Zagny’s gently wandering preludes (there are 12 of them) we hear a gentle strumming much like a radiator in the room next door, altogether describing a fragile interior scene.

Piano Factory 10.

Alongside Zagny’s gently wandering preludes (there are 12 of them) we hear a gentle strumming much like a radiator in the room next door, altogether describing a fragile interior scene.

Gunar Letzbor’s early Biber

I’m happy to welcome this Biber program (inessential but lots of fun) back into circulation.

Gunar Letzbor’s early Biber

I’m happy to welcome this Biber program (inessential but lots of fun) back into circulation.

Danses, Pièces et Suites. Pièces de Clavecin 7b.

At the German court, violist and composer Hesse fashioned an arrangement of Rameau’s ballet-opera, Les Surprises de l’Amour, for two viols. The transcription might sacrifice lines; nevertheless, the effect, scored for two viols plus continuo with occasional soprano and baritone, convinces.

Danses, Pièces et Suites. Pièces de Clavecin 7b.

At the German court, violist and composer Hesse fashioned an arrangement of Rameau’s ballet-opera, Les Surprises de l’Amour, for two viols. The transcription might sacrifice lines; nevertheless, the effect, scored for two viols plus continuo with occasional soprano and baritone, convinces.

Tome Tweets 2.

A few influential empty measures prompt a likable book.

Tome Tweets 2.

A few influential empty measures prompt a likable book.

Italian Vacation 10: Recent Sciarrino on Kairos

Taking advantage of the quartet’s ability to execute microtones and glissandos, longer pitches quiver and slide like entreating vowels. These pleading lines are often prefixed or suffixed for pungency with a jumping interval.

Italian Vacation 10: Recent Sciarrino on Kairos

Taking advantage of the quartet’s ability to execute microtones and glissandos, longer pitches quiver and slide like entreating vowels. These pleading lines are often prefixed or suffixed for pungency with a jumping interval.

Used Bin Troll Tweets D.

The astronomer’s star charts guide Johnston’s microtones. I crave Vol. 3.

Used Bin Troll Tweets D.

The astronomer’s star charts guide Johnston’s microtones. I crave Vol. 3.