Articles tagged 'Ives'

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.

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.

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.

Thumbing Around: Ives’ 114 Songs

“Though there is little danger of it, it is hoped that this song will not be taken seriously, or sung, at least, in public.”

Thumbing Around: Ives’ 114 Songs

“Though there is little danger of it, it is hoped that this song will not be taken seriously, or sung, at least, in public.”

Mostly Symphonies 11.

This revealing 2007 compilation reaches back to recordings from 1966-67 and 1983-84, which opened a largely neglected chapter of Czech music.

Mostly Symphonies 11.

This revealing 2007 compilation reaches back to recordings from 1966-67 and 1983-84, which opened a largely neglected chapter of Czech music.

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.

Mostly Symphonies 9.

Bursting like firecrackers, Solbiati’s two symphonies strike the listener as difficult works born of equally hard labor.

Mostly Symphonies 9.

Bursting like firecrackers, Solbiati’s two symphonies strike the listener as difficult works born of equally hard labor.

Armchair Operas 2.

With broad, sweeping strokes, Alessandrini brushes away years of dust and speculation.

Armchair Operas 2.

With broad, sweeping strokes, Alessandrini brushes away years of dust and speculation.

Mostly Symphonies 6. / Naxos Bowl 2.

Melding hymn tunes, microtones, complex canons and continuous glissandos, Coates’ riveting symphonies take the Ives highway but go off-road after Ligeti’s exit…

Mostly Symphonies 6. / Naxos Bowl 2.

Melding hymn tunes, microtones, complex canons and continuous glissandos, Coates’ riveting symphonies take the Ives highway but go off-road after Ligeti’s exit…

Transcendentalist Studies: Aimard, Hamelin, Mayer, Mead Tackle Ives’ Concord Sonata

From the year of its publication, the sonata has infuriated as much as it intrigues. Many have attacked the music’s impracticality and presumptuousness. It is, in fact, a monster on the page.

Transcendentalist Studies: Aimard, Hamelin, Mayer, Mead Tackle Ives’ Concord Sonata

From the year of its publication, the sonata has infuriated as much as it intrigues. Many have attacked the music’s impracticality and presumptuousness. It is, in fact, a monster on the page.