Articles tagged 'Glass'

Piano Factory 15: Micro and Macro

Here are nine renditions of ten Holt’s most famous opus. Built from multi-measure cells which can be repeated ad lib, this may be the longest work constructed on an unbroken stream of quintuplets. It is also a potent dose of B-flat minor.

Piano Factory 15: Micro and Macro

Here are nine renditions of ten Holt’s most famous opus. Built from multi-measure cells which can be repeated ad lib, this may be the longest work constructed on an unbroken stream of quintuplets. It is also a potent dose of B-flat minor.

Piano Factory 11.

Finnissy’s huge and nigh impenetrable opus suggests that music may comment only upon itself.

Piano Factory 11.

Finnissy’s huge and nigh impenetrable opus suggests that music may comment only upon itself.

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…

String Theory 6: 27 Quartets, etc.

An enormous stack of string quartet releases beckons. I’ll try for concision rather than rumination in this first of several posts.

String Theory 6: 27 Quartets, etc.

An enormous stack of string quartet releases beckons. I’ll try for concision rather than rumination in this first of several posts.

History Lessons: Nixon and Gandhi visit the MET

Suppose you’re writing an opera and want it to run at the Metropolitan Opera. For best results, make it minimal with a political subject.

History Lessons: Nixon and Gandhi visit the MET

Suppose you’re writing an opera and want it to run at the Metropolitan Opera. For best results, make it minimal with a political subject.

Piano Factory 6.

Played in keeping with the epoch, Casals renders Blasco de Nebra’s unexpected dissonance and striking rhythms as the more exciting.

Piano Factory 6.

Played in keeping with the epoch, Casals renders Blasco de Nebra’s unexpected dissonance and striking rhythms as the more exciting.

Piano Factory 3.

Upon consideration, Fray’s programming makes sense: Both composers, lording over their respective periods, required and require subsequent generations to instigate new styles and techniques.

Piano Factory 3.

Upon consideration, Fray’s programming makes sense: Both composers, lording over their respective periods, required and require subsequent generations to instigate new styles and techniques.

Mostly Symphonies 2.

With tour experience the proving ground, Fischer bucks convention, placing the Andante before the Scherzo.

Mostly Symphonies 2.

With tour experience the proving ground, Fischer bucks convention, placing the Andante before the Scherzo.

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.

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.