Articles tagged 'Scarlatti'

Used Bin Troll Tweets Z.

With an assured understanding of the music, Zhu Xiao-Mei’s second take is incredibly personal, perhaps too quirky and nutty for purists.

Used Bin Troll Tweets Z.

With an assured understanding of the music, Zhu Xiao-Mei’s second take is incredibly personal, perhaps too quirky and nutty for purists.

Piano Factory 18.

If you like your Bach straight up, then Chan’s minimalist constellations will not amuse. Chan doesn’t provide the familiar melody, but instead organizes or jumbles the chorale’s pitch materials into chowder, deeply obscuring Bach’s poignant original.

Piano Factory 18.

If you like your Bach straight up, then Chan’s minimalist constellations will not amuse. Chan doesn’t provide the familiar melody, but instead organizes or jumbles the chorale’s pitch materials into chowder, deeply obscuring Bach’s poignant original.

(Dis)Arrangements 6. / Piano Factory 14.

Bach and Scarlatti on piano are intrinsically arrangements, music relocated to an instrument unanticipated by their composers. Some 19th and 20th-century composer-pianists found Bach and Scarlatti too spindly for the ivories. They added notes and fleshed out chords, and took other liberties such as composing new voices or adjusting harmonies.

(Dis)Arrangements 6. / Piano Factory 14.

Bach and Scarlatti on piano are intrinsically arrangements, music relocated to an instrument unanticipated by their composers. Some 19th and 20th-century composer-pianists found Bach and Scarlatti too spindly for the ivories. They added notes and fleshed out chords, and took other liberties such as composing new voices or adjusting harmonies.

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Words Fail Me 3.

For years Rangell has opened recitals with a 17th-century piece, so his interest is no whim.

Words Fail Me 3.

For years Rangell has opened recitals with a 17th-century piece, so his interest is no whim.

An Eclectic Piano Ramble

This handful of discs features the piano in all sorts of forms and genres. We examine works intended to be played at the keyboard and inside the piano, others that alter the piano’s tuning, and those that require a synthesized instrument.

An Eclectic Piano Ramble

This handful of discs features the piano in all sorts of forms and genres. We examine works intended to be played at the keyboard and inside the piano, others that alter the piano’s tuning, and those that require a synthesized instrument.

Dear La Folia 3.

Schumann is something of a mystery to me.

Dear La Folia 3.

Schumann is something of a mystery to me.