Articles tagged 'Janáček'

Mostly Symphonies 27.

I’ve previously expressed impatience with Mahler’s First, however, this release bucks the trend doubly. First, this 2004 live performance is bright and energetic. Second, perhaps because this is a Hungarian effort and the symphony’s five-movement incarnation originally premiered in Budapest, Kocsis restores the Blumine movement.

Mostly Symphonies 27.

I’ve previously expressed impatience with Mahler’s First, however, this release bucks the trend doubly. First, this 2004 live performance is bright and energetic. Second, perhaps because this is a Hungarian effort and the symphony’s five-movement incarnation originally premiered in Budapest, Kocsis restores the Blumine movement.

Hungarian Holiday 3.

Intended as comic contrast to Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Vajda’s 30-minute Barbie Blue gives the woman the upper hand. Seven scenes echo Bartók’s seven doors as Mrs. Blue lurches through different emotional states after her husband returns home inopportunely.

Hungarian Holiday 3.

Intended as comic contrast to Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Vajda’s 30-minute Barbie Blue gives the woman the upper hand. Seven scenes echo Bartók’s seven doors as Mrs. Blue lurches through different emotional states after her husband returns home inopportunely.

Scardanelli’s Other April Motley

Not for your maiden aunt.

Scardanelli’s Other April Motley

Not for your maiden aunt.

String Theory 10: 23 Quartets, etc.

Schnittke’s four make a mismatched family.

String Theory 10: 23 Quartets, etc.

Schnittke’s four make a mismatched family.

Netherlands Winds and Friends

A few months ago, two delicious surprises appeared in my mailbox, both leading to other discoveries. I had never heard the impeccable Netherlands Wind Ensemble, despite their varied Chandos releases…

Netherlands Winds and Friends

A few months ago, two delicious surprises appeared in my mailbox, both leading to other discoveries. I had never heard the impeccable Netherlands Wind Ensemble, despite their varied Chandos releases…

Scardanelli’s Motley, Part 2

Leos Janácek’s two string quartets are among the century’s most enduringly astonishing.

Scardanelli’s Motley, Part 2

Leos Janácek’s two string quartets are among the century’s most enduringly astonishing.