Articles tagged 'Beethoven'

EA Bucket 28.

It has been a long time since Mariétan has appeared in these pages, and so sharing this loving portrait of France is an overdue delight.

EA Bucket 28.

It has been a long time since Mariétan has appeared in these pages, and so sharing this loving portrait of France is an overdue delight.

Letter to Bill (after performing the Hammerklavier sonata at Festival Baltimore)

The Hammerklavier felt like playing a great role like King Lear.

Letter to Bill (after performing the Hammerklavier sonata at Festival Baltimore)

The Hammerklavier felt like playing a great role like King Lear.

Piano Factory 24.

Variation sets on popular tunes often helped pay the rent. A gifted improviser, Beethoven was known to delight friends for hours if the mood struck.

Piano Factory 24.

Variation sets on popular tunes often helped pay the rent. A gifted improviser, Beethoven was known to delight friends for hours if the mood struck.

Narrow-Minded Opinionism 2.

It’s like a cable series that improves at midpoint.

Narrow-Minded Opinionism 2.

It’s like a cable series that improves at midpoint.

Innovation in Boston

Three recent concerts in Boston featuring Adès, Ives and Shepherd.

Innovation in Boston

Three recent concerts in Boston featuring Adès, Ives and Shepherd.

Observations on the Hammerklavier Slow Movement

Beethoven’s Hammerklavier sonata as a whole, and its third movement in particular, has always elicited mournful superlatives from commentators.

Observations on the Hammerklavier Slow Movement

Beethoven’s Hammerklavier sonata as a whole, and its third movement in particular, has always elicited mournful superlatives from commentators.

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.