Articles tagged 'Beethoven'

Used Bin Troll Tweets Y.

Is Via Crucis colorless and ephemeral? Is Socrate religious? This duo piano release crafts a universe where Liszt, Satie and Cage blur.

Used Bin Troll Tweets Y.

Is Via Crucis colorless and ephemeral? Is Socrate religious? This duo piano release crafts a universe where Liszt, Satie and Cage blur.

Beethoven and Schnittke in Boston with the Danish String Quartet

At Jordan Hall in Boston this past Saturday, the Danish String Quartet offered spotless performances of two Beethoven quartets. There’s not much that can stand up to Beethoven, but the group made a persuasive and unflustered case for Schnittke.

Beethoven and Schnittke in Boston with the Danish String Quartet

At Jordan Hall in Boston this past Saturday, the Danish String Quartet offered spotless performances of two Beethoven quartets. There’s not much that can stand up to Beethoven, but the group made a persuasive and unflustered case for Schnittke.

String Theory 22: Ensembles with Piano

Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet offer a second release of Polish chamber music.

String Theory 22: Ensembles with Piano

Plowright and the Szymanowski Quartet offer a second release of Polish chamber music.

Mostly Symphonies 30.

In 16 intentionally disjointed tracks, with internal repetitions and drop-kicked transitions, Play.list unspools like a pocket Strauss tone poem tracked randomly.

Mostly Symphonies 30.

In 16 intentionally disjointed tracks, with internal repetitions and drop-kicked transitions, Play.list unspools like a pocket Strauss tone poem tracked randomly.

Used Bin Troll Tweets T.

A lonely story lurks within 12 sections, perhaps Sephardic, Moravian or older, with nods to jazz, Gertrude Stein and Joaquín Rodrigo.

Used Bin Troll Tweets T.

A lonely story lurks within 12 sections, perhaps Sephardic, Moravian or older, with nods to jazz, Gertrude Stein and Joaquín Rodrigo.

Used Bin Troll Tweets S.

A group wedding that ends badly for all. Salieri’s early French success stems from Gluck’s influence.

Used Bin Troll Tweets S.

A group wedding that ends badly for all. Salieri’s early French success stems from Gluck’s influence.

String Theory 19: Mostly Cello

Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.

String Theory 19: Mostly Cello

Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.

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.

Composer haunts in Stuttgart, Berlin, Prague

A recent trip allowed for some exploring in Stuttgart, Berlin and Prague.

Composer haunts in Stuttgart, Berlin, Prague

A recent trip allowed for some exploring in Stuttgart, Berlin and Prague.