Boulez [In]Complete Work(s) in Progress

If audiences have warmed to Boulez’s Mahler, Ravel or Bartók, they ought to try something of the grand maître’s own.

Boulez [In]Complete Work(s) in Progress

If audiences have warmed to Boulez’s Mahler, Ravel or Bartók, they ought to try something of the grand maître’s own.

Charles Rosen’s Goldbergs

Even with 217 other Goldbergs in the catalog, I’m glad Charles Rosen’s is back (as of Sept. 24).

Charles Rosen’s Goldbergs

Even with 217 other Goldbergs in the catalog, I’m glad Charles Rosen’s is back (as of Sept. 24).

Airscoop Dest’ny

Airscoop Dest’ny: Life and Death Athwart Love’s Anvil; A Poem in Vers Atroce with Magic Lantern Slides.

Airscoop Dest’ny

Airscoop Dest’ny: Life and Death Athwart Love’s Anvil; A Poem in Vers Atroce with Magic Lantern Slides.

Mostly Symphonies 24: Schnittke’s Ten

BIS rebundles a most idiosyncratic and essential symphonic cycle.

Mostly Symphonies 24: Schnittke’s Ten

BIS rebundles a most idiosyncratic and essential symphonic cycle.

Seven more last words

Gidon Kremer’s Seven Last Words, 32 years ago and little remembered, ends this survey.

Seven more last words

Gidon Kremer’s Seven Last Words, 32 years ago and little remembered, ends this survey.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets C.

How can both plush and mannered be possible? Times have definitely changed.

Thea Kronborg, America’s Literary Diva

Of the few opera singers to appear in classic literature, Thea Kronborg is arguably the most humanly memorable.

Thea Kronborg, America’s Literary Diva

Of the few opera singers to appear in classic literature, Thea Kronborg is arguably the most humanly memorable.

Chamber ramble with accordion, guitars and percussion

Breath and shape are crucial to these pieces’ projection and the results entrance. There are times when duo or trio fuses together so successfully it’s hard to tell whether the high note is a trombone, the low note a clarinet, or the reedy sound an accordion.

Chamber ramble with accordion, guitars and percussion

Breath and shape are crucial to these pieces’ projection and the results entrance. There are times when duo or trio fuses together so successfully it’s hard to tell whether the high note is a trombone, the low note a clarinet, or the reedy sound an accordion.

Seven Last Words,
seven quartets

Some have downgraded the string quartet version as a mere reduction of the string parts in Haydn’s orchestral score of the previous year, but many of us want to hear it precisely this way.

Seven Last Words,
seven quartets

Some have downgraded the string quartet version as a mere reduction of the string parts in Haydn’s orchestral score of the previous year, but many of us want to hear it precisely this way.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.