Articles tagged 'Cage'

Piano Factory 10.

Alongside Zagny’s gently wandering preludes (there are 12 of them) we hear a gentle strumming much like a radiator in the room next door, altogether describing a fragile interior scene.

Piano Factory 10.

Alongside Zagny’s gently wandering preludes (there are 12 of them) we hear a gentle strumming much like a radiator in the room next door, altogether describing a fragile interior scene.

Tome Tweets 2.

A few influential empty measures prompt a likable book.

Tome Tweets 2.

A few influential empty measures prompt a likable book.

Used Bin Troll Tweets A.

Sparked in part by Record Store Day… Here are notes from recent field trips…

Used Bin Troll Tweets A.

Sparked in part by Record Store Day… Here are notes from recent field trips…

Armchair Operas 8.

A week spent in Stockholm put me near the Raoul Wallenberg memorial, sited within view of the capitol’s water and synagogue. Easy to miss at first, the granite sphere soon becomes a landmark.

Armchair Operas 8.

A week spent in Stockholm put me near the Raoul Wallenberg memorial, sited within view of the capitol’s water and synagogue. Easy to miss at first, the granite sphere soon becomes a landmark.

Piano Factory 9.

Shepherding the work’s first if not best-documented performance, Cage took Satie’s ludicrous directions seriously and stabled a team of pianists to crank out Vexations’ 840 required repetitions.

Piano Factory 9.

Shepherding the work’s first if not best-documented performance, Cage took Satie’s ludicrous directions seriously and stabled a team of pianists to crank out Vexations’ 840 required repetitions.

String Theory 5: Sometimes with Piano

First heard ages ago in concert, Hartke’s violin duo Oh Them Rats is Mean in My Kitchen (1985) made a lasting impression

String Theory 5: Sometimes with Piano

First heard ages ago in concert, Hartke’s violin duo Oh Them Rats is Mean in My Kitchen (1985) made a lasting impression

Mostly Symphonies 18.

The late 18th-century American musical experience during the Washington, J. Adams and Jefferson presidencies would have included medleys alternating popular tunes and Continental fare.

Mostly Symphonies 18.

The late 18th-century American musical experience during the Washington, J. Adams and Jefferson presidencies would have included medleys alternating popular tunes and Continental fare.

String Theory 4: String Orchestras

Ever willful, Pettersson forges sternly lyric melodies in which every pitch counts. Typical of the composer, gorgeous tonal moments, usually cadential, emerge from dissonance.

String Theory 4: String Orchestras

Ever willful, Pettersson forges sternly lyric melodies in which every pitch counts. Typical of the composer, gorgeous tonal moments, usually cadential, emerge from dissonance.

String Theory 2: Violoncellos and Basses with Support

Canonici produces vivid playing, a wonder to behold. However, these modernist solos with their brutal snap pizzicatos, soaring harmonics, low growling and frenetic tremolos tend to blur together.

String Theory 2: Violoncellos and Basses with Support

Canonici produces vivid playing, a wonder to behold. However, these modernist solos with their brutal snap pizzicatos, soaring harmonics, low growling and frenetic tremolos tend to blur together.

Piano Factory 4.

No desiccated embryos here. The LTM pair enshrines Satie compositions from the early to mid-1890s, the period preceding the ironic collections with the wacky titles.

Piano Factory 4.

No desiccated embryos here. The LTM pair enshrines Satie compositions from the early to mid-1890s, the period preceding the ironic collections with the wacky titles.