Snapshots: Miroslav Srnka

Piano concertos are experiencing a surge – and not merely from populist corners of the musical spectrum.

Snapshots: Miroslav Srnka

Piano concertos are experiencing a surge – and not merely from populist corners of the musical spectrum.

Concerto Concentrations 1.

Of course Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso for saxophone quartet and orchestra is going to be good.

Concerto Concentrations 1.

Of course Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso for saxophone quartet and orchestra is going to be good.

Lying down with Stax phones 1.

“Already in bed, lying on my back and wearing headphones” is my standard listening mode, hence my interest.

Lying down with Stax phones 1.

“Already in bed, lying on my back and wearing headphones” is my standard listening mode, hence my interest.

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.