Articles tagged 'Mahler'

Schoenberg’s “Mis-Handel-ing” and Other Curiosities

We dwell rather on a few monstrous creations by composers who should have known better. Step at your own risk behind a dingy sideshow curtain to gawk at a shelf of specimens in dirty jars.

Schoenberg’s “Mis-Handel-ing” and Other Curiosities

We dwell rather on a few monstrous creations by composers who should have known better. Step at your own risk behind a dingy sideshow curtain to gawk at a shelf of specimens in dirty jars.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Echt und Ersatz: Mahler, Bruckner, Rott, Zemlinsky, et al.

With Berg just ’round the corner, it’s been easier to tackle Boulez’s explorations of the purely orchestral Mahler symphonies, especially the Sixth, Seventh and Ninth.

Echt und Ersatz: Mahler, Bruckner, Rott, Zemlinsky, et al.

With Berg just ’round the corner, it’s been easier to tackle Boulez’s explorations of the purely orchestral Mahler symphonies, especially the Sixth, Seventh and Ninth.

Mahler on the Radio

It’s easy to imagine the Symphony of a Thousand’s cast standing alert, their bright, beaming faces ready to emit three cheers for Faust.

Mahler on the Radio

It’s easy to imagine the Symphony of a Thousand’s cast standing alert, their bright, beaming faces ready to emit three cheers for Faust.

Dear La Folia 5.

It’s late night here. One can hear the whispered prayers from neighboring homes that the NASDAQ goes up again, and the plaintive call of the great horned owl.

Dear La Folia 5.

It’s late night here. One can hear the whispered prayers from neighboring homes that the NASDAQ goes up again, and the plaintive call of the great horned owl.

The Year’s Best

The Year’s Best Piano release, plus Mahler, Andriessen, Aluminum and Glass

The Year’s Best

The Year’s Best Piano release, plus Mahler, Andriessen, Aluminum and Glass

Scardanelli’s Motley

Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.

An Assortment of Recommendations

…the editor suggested that instead of reviewing a new acquisition, I write something about CD’s I have known and loved. I agreed to the proposal and hence the list below.

An Assortment of Recommendations

…the editor suggested that instead of reviewing a new acquisition, I write something about CD’s I have known and loved. I agreed to the proposal and hence the list below.