Articles tagged 'Martinů'

String Theory 19: Mostly Cello

Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.

String Theory 19: Mostly Cello

Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.

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.

String Theory 2: Violoncellos and Basses with Support

Canonici produces vivid playing, a wonder to behold. However, these modernist solos with their brutal snap pizzicatos, soaring harmonics, low growling and frenetic tremolos tend to blur together.

String Theory 2: Violoncellos and Basses with Support

Canonici produces vivid playing, a wonder to behold. However, these modernist solos with their brutal snap pizzicatos, soaring harmonics, low growling and frenetic tremolos tend to blur together.

Mostly Symphonies 3.

“…[W]e still sorely missed the symphonie that Rameau never wrote. And so we created it ourselves.”

Mostly Symphonies 3.

“…[W]e still sorely missed the symphonie that Rameau never wrote. And so we created it ourselves.”

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.