Articles tagged 'Stravinsky'

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.

String Theory 7: 32 Quartets, etc.

Naxos’ third installment of Coates’ quartets delivers what appears to be her most recent quartet.

String Theory 7: 32 Quartets, etc.

Naxos’ third installment of Coates’ quartets delivers what appears to be her most recent quartet.

Armchair Operas 4.

I recall when this 1987 recording first appeared, suddenly illuminating a forgotten genre. The French Baroque gestures made a strong impression, and I subsequently trusted Christie and Les Arts Florissants for period favorites…

Armchair Operas 4.

I recall when this 1987 recording first appeared, suddenly illuminating a forgotten genre. The French Baroque gestures made a strong impression, and I subsequently trusted Christie and Les Arts Florissants for period favorites…

Dowland Our Contemporary: String Quartets

With detours, these days I go straight from the 1620s (deaths of Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland and Bull) to the modern era…

Dowland Our Contemporary: String Quartets

With detours, these days I go straight from the 1620s (deaths of Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland and Bull) to the modern era…

Mostly Symphonies 5.

This auspicious recording, the first on the CSO’s own label, is a keeper to shelve near Horenstein’s beloved Third.

Mostly Symphonies 5.

This auspicious recording, the first on the CSO’s own label, is a keeper to shelve near Horenstein’s beloved Third.

Anomalies Pleasant and Surprising

Berio may have been the postwar generation’s most sentimental if not most wistful composer. Unlike many of his peers, he acknowledged music’s history and would freely adapt, orchestrate and reinterpret the music of others, as well as his own.

Anomalies Pleasant and Surprising

Berio may have been the postwar generation’s most sentimental if not most wistful composer. Unlike many of his peers, he acknowledged music’s history and would freely adapt, orchestrate and reinterpret the music of others, as well as his own.

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.

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.

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.

Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff

I am generally not the adventurous sort, tending to abide by Voltaire’s alleged remark that “marriage is the only adventure for the cowardly.”

Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff

I am generally not the adventurous sort, tending to abide by Voltaire’s alleged remark that “marriage is the only adventure for the cowardly.”