Articles tagged 'Feldman'

Scardanelli’s April Motley

The Creation is a big, exuberant work that, properly engineered, fills the listening room with voluminous riches – as many discs fail to do.

Scardanelli’s April Motley

The Creation is a big, exuberant work that, properly engineered, fills the listening room with voluminous riches – as many discs fail to do.

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.

Taking Random for a Walk

My too-early listening – at a low volume setting so as not to disturb Best Beloved – includes late-Feldman anything and, these days especially, Haydn’s string quartets most handsomely performed on the Tacet label by Auryn Quartet.

Taking Random for a Walk

My too-early listening – at a low volume setting so as not to disturb Best Beloved – includes late-Feldman anything and, these days especially, Haydn’s string quartets most handsomely performed on the Tacet label by Auryn Quartet.

Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry

Perhaps I’m reading into what I hear: a trace of melancholy sentiment in a flawless execution…

Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry

Perhaps I’m reading into what I hear: a trace of melancholy sentiment in a flawless execution…

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

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.