Articles tagged 'Feldman'

String Theory 3: Viols and Violas

What are the odds that we’d have two shakes at one Aperghis opus?

String Theory 3: Viols and Violas

What are the odds that we’d have two shakes at one Aperghis opus?

Piano Trios

Compared with the string quartet, contemporary piano trios are in short supply. After Ravel, Ives, Shostakovich and perhaps Schnittke, few 20th-century works have become staples.

Piano Trios

Compared with the string quartet, contemporary piano trios are in short supply. After Ravel, Ives, Shostakovich and perhaps Schnittke, few 20th-century works have become staples.

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 2.

Debussy and Messiaen live on in the filigree and chords of Murail’s poetic piano compositions.

Piano Factory 2.

Debussy and Messiaen live on in the filigree and chords of Murail’s poetic piano compositions.

Artur Schnabel’s “Love Affair”

We learn, perhaps to our surprise, that Artur Schnabel, the venerated Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert specialist, preferred composing to performing.

Artur Schnabel’s “Love Affair”

We learn, perhaps to our surprise, that Artur Schnabel, the venerated Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert specialist, preferred composing to performing.

Naxos Bowl 3: Some American Classics

Easily matching the Arditti’s premiere recording (Montaigne MO 782091), the Pacificas seem to delight in the Fifth’s halting momentum and casual recollection of the previous four.

Naxos Bowl 3: Some American Classics

Easily matching the Arditti’s premiere recording (Montaigne MO 782091), the Pacificas seem to delight in the Fifth’s halting momentum and casual recollection of the previous four.

Non-Trivial Simplicity

Neophyte composers love their materials to death. Been there, done that: repeating the same damned progressions simply because the suspension pleased me, unaware that neighbors were arranging for my untimely demise.

Non-Trivial Simplicity

Neophyte composers love their materials to death. Been there, done that: repeating the same damned progressions simply because the suspension pleased me, unaware that neighbors were arranging for my untimely demise.

You There! Yes, You! Why Are You an Audiophile?

As for challenging sensibilities with brash provocations — musical modernism’s once-vibrant subtext — Feldman’s subversions take the least assaultive route.

You There! Yes, You! Why Are You an Audiophile?

As for challenging sensibilities with brash provocations — musical modernism’s once-vibrant subtext — Feldman’s subversions take the least assaultive route.

The Forgotten, the Unfamiliar and the Unknowable

Sterling, a champion of the forgotten and unfamiliar, remains on target with these two releases.

The Forgotten, the Unfamiliar and the Unknowable

Sterling, a champion of the forgotten and unfamiliar, remains on target with these two releases.

Random Noise 9: Philip Glass as Culture Meter, etc.

The music lover for whom classical’s multi-century inventory occupies the core of his interests thinks of present-day pop, that gallery of calculated oddities, if he thinks of it at all, more or less dismissively.

Random Noise 9: Philip Glass as Culture Meter, etc.

The music lover for whom classical’s multi-century inventory occupies the core of his interests thinks of present-day pop, that gallery of calculated oddities, if he thinks of it at all, more or less dismissively.