Articles tagged 'Brahms'

Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

An elegant Baroque theme eight measures long, proper, structured, lovingly ornamented. A string of 16th notes in the opening measure lends itself to an articulation of slurs and dots, reminiscent of a harpsichordist’s performance practice.

Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

An elegant Baroque theme eight measures long, proper, structured, lovingly ornamented. A string of 16th notes in the opening measure lends itself to an articulation of slurs and dots, reminiscent of a harpsichordist’s performance practice.

Mostly Symphonies

Tal’s six tightly coiled symphonies excite like no other covered here.

Mostly Symphonies

Tal’s six tightly coiled symphonies excite like no other covered here.

End-of-the-Year Ramble

This is an exciting discovery. In terms of significance, Gérard Pesson’s opera Forever Valley belongs with Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici and Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern.

End-of-the-Year Ramble

This is an exciting discovery. In terms of significance, Gérard Pesson’s opera Forever Valley belongs with Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici and Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern.

Heavy Rotation in 2003: Czernowin, Formenti, Guerrero, Harada, Harrison, Serkin, Pollini

Possibly, a more truthful title: “Best of 2003 Based on an Arbitrary and Random Selection Assembled by Someone with Predictable Tastes.”

Heavy Rotation in 2003: Czernowin, Formenti, Guerrero, Harada, Harrison, Serkin, Pollini

Possibly, a more truthful title: “Best of 2003 Based on an Arbitrary and Random Selection Assembled by Someone with Predictable Tastes.”

Dear La Folia 9.

Thinking back to my last missive and your parenthetical comment, I withheld the brand name of the DAC I was auditioning…

Dear La Folia 9.

Thinking back to my last missive and your parenthetical comment, I withheld the brand name of the DAC I was auditioning…

Karajan, Carmina Mystica, Beecham

Although it is almost ten years since the death of Herbert von Karajan, aside from the obvious lack of podium appearances to review, it is business as usual in the American and English press.

Karajan, Carmina Mystica, Beecham

Although it is almost ten years since the death of Herbert von Karajan, aside from the obvious lack of podium appearances to review, it is business as usual in the American and English press.