Articles tagged 'Feldman'

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.

Random Noise 6: Super OTW Lives!

Back when hi-fi’s included AM-FM tuners, I would listen now and again to a New-York-area DJ who played music of the Baroque, for the most part Italian.

Random Noise 6: Super OTW Lives!

Back when hi-fi’s included AM-FM tuners, I would listen now and again to a New-York-area DJ who played music of the Baroque, for the most part Italian.

Random Noise 2

Russia and the USA, Shostakovich and Feldman

Random Noise 2

Russia and the USA, Shostakovich and Feldman

Mark Levinson No. 390S CD Processor

Not long ago, an audio hardware reviewer noted an irony: As the vinyl medium wanders yet farther into its dusk, its playback hardware improves.

Mark Levinson No. 390S CD Processor

Not long ago, an audio hardware reviewer noted an irony: As the vinyl medium wanders yet farther into its dusk, its playback hardware improves.