Women in Trousers: A Very Brief History of a Bizarre Operatic Tradition

Opera is full of little quirks, but the trouser role tradition may well be the icing on the cupcake of its peculiarities.

Women in Trousers: A Very Brief History of a Bizarre Operatic Tradition

Opera is full of little quirks, but the trouser role tradition may well be the icing on the cupcake of its peculiarities.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 9.

In Svoboda’s wide-ranging homage, original bits may be recostumed or might lurk beneath contemporaneous texts.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 9.

In Svoboda’s wide-ranging homage, original bits may be recostumed or might lurk beneath contemporaneous texts.

Used Bin Troll Tweets E.

Why has Jolivet’s Varèsian-Mexican Third fallen away?

Used Bin Troll Tweets E.

Why has Jolivet’s Varèsian-Mexican Third fallen away?

Falstaff Stands Tall

Falstaff is the bonus opera of Verdi’s long career, a comedy capping the final string of dramas.

Falstaff Stands Tall

Falstaff is the bonus opera of Verdi’s long career, a comedy capping the final string of dramas.

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.