Articles tagged 'Ives'

String Theory 15: Piano Trios, Quartets and Quintets, etc.

This two-CD set’s anchor is the big Piano Quintet, whose music went missing after initial performances. The autograph score was delivered anonymously to the Schnabel archive in 2001 and this is its first recording. At three movements spanning 55 minutes, it’s a monster.

String Theory 15: Piano Trios, Quartets and Quintets, etc.

This two-CD set’s anchor is the big Piano Quintet, whose music went missing after initial performances. The autograph score was delivered anonymously to the Schnabel archive in 2001 and this is its first recording. At three movements spanning 55 minutes, it’s a monster.

String Theory 12: Violin (with Piano, Mostly)

Fokkens declares a natural and mature style through efficient notes and rhythm.

String Theory 12: Violin (with Piano, Mostly)

Fokkens declares a natural and mature style through efficient notes and rhythm.

Used Bin Troll Tweets K.

Alas, they don’t make them like this anymore!

Used Bin Troll Tweets K.

Alas, they don’t make them like this anymore!

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.