Articles tagged 'Adams'

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

(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.

Concerto Concentrations 3.

City Noir’s three connected panels satisfy Adams’ need to extend and revive his impressions of old movie cues. The gestures are immediately familiar, yet they’re Adams’ own.

Concerto Concentrations 3.

City Noir’s three connected panels satisfy Adams’ need to extend and revive his impressions of old movie cues. The gestures are immediately familiar, yet they’re Adams’ own.

Used Bin Troll Tweets I.

Finely played lute music from a musical dynasty.

Used Bin Troll Tweets I.

Finely played lute music from a musical dynasty.

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.

String Theory 6: 27 Quartets, etc.

An enormous stack of string quartet releases beckons. I’ll try for concision rather than rumination in this first of several posts.

String Theory 6: 27 Quartets, etc.

An enormous stack of string quartet releases beckons. I’ll try for concision rather than rumination in this first of several posts.

History Lessons: Nixon and Gandhi visit the MET

Suppose you’re writing an opera and want it to run at the Metropolitan Opera. For best results, make it minimal with a political subject.

History Lessons: Nixon and Gandhi visit the MET

Suppose you’re writing an opera and want it to run at the Metropolitan Opera. For best results, make it minimal with a political subject.

Armchair Operas 5.

A pair of DVDs present some of the short-lived Vivier’s most important works in theatrical performances, a two-evening spectacle, Rêves d’un Marco Polo, assembled by de Leeuw and Audi.

Armchair Operas 5.

A pair of DVDs present some of the short-lived Vivier’s most important works in theatrical performances, a two-evening spectacle, Rêves d’un Marco Polo, assembled by de Leeuw and Audi.

Piano Factory 3.

Upon consideration, Fray’s programming makes sense: Both composers, lording over their respective periods, required and require subsequent generations to instigate new styles and techniques.

Piano Factory 3.

Upon consideration, Fray’s programming makes sense: Both composers, lording over their respective periods, required and require subsequent generations to instigate new styles and techniques.

Piano Factory 1.

Having negotiated the 20th century’s main styles, Silvestrov abandons them for an introspective Romantic cloud.

Piano Factory 1.

Having negotiated the 20th century’s main styles, Silvestrov abandons them for an introspective Romantic cloud.