Articles tagged 'Webern'

In 1908…

In 1908 Mahler (48) made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Jan. 1), wrote Das Lied von der Erde, and premiered his Seventh in Prague (Sep. 19).

In 1908…

In 1908 Mahler (48) made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Jan. 1), wrote Das Lied von der Erde, and premiered his Seventh in Prague (Sep. 19).

(Dis)Arrangements 8: More Schubert

Schubert left no concertos, but we do have Liszt’s overstuffed quasi-symphonic Fantasy for piano and orchestra.

(Dis)Arrangements 8: More Schubert

Schubert left no concertos, but we do have Liszt’s overstuffed quasi-symphonic Fantasy for piano and orchestra.

Feldmania

It feels so stupid to write about late Feldman. Those of us who take up the task can’t help but show off how much of a worthwhile effort it was to submit to the large time span. Let’s admit it, the cult of Feldman is a club where membership is gained through persistent endurance.

Feldmania

It feels so stupid to write about late Feldman. Those of us who take up the task can’t help but show off how much of a worthwhile effort it was to submit to the large time span. Let’s admit it, the cult of Feldman is a club where membership is gained through persistent endurance.

Mostly Symphonies 17.

Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.

Mostly Symphonies 17.

Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.

Neben Wagner

Leveraging Google’s big-brother technology, I discover that I’ve only mentioned the lucky recipient of “Mad King” Ludwig II’s patronage in passing. In this line of work, avoiding Wagner is like a wine snob steering clear of Bordeaux.

Neben Wagner

Leveraging Google’s big-brother technology, I discover that I’ve only mentioned the lucky recipient of “Mad King” Ludwig II’s patronage in passing. In this line of work, avoiding Wagner is like a wine snob steering clear of Bordeaux.

Solos and Underdogs

Low, breathy woodwind timbres are among my favorites (there’s a great passage in the first movement of Mahler’s Ninth), and the two double concertos offer ample room for dexterity and color.

Solos and Underdogs

Low, breathy woodwind timbres are among my favorites (there’s a great passage in the first movement of Mahler’s Ninth), and the two double concertos offer ample room for dexterity and color.

Piano Quintets from Varied Lands

In his piano quintet, Swiss composer / trombonist Dahinden echoes Richard Long’s sculptural stone arrangements.

Piano Quintets from Varied Lands

In his piano quintet, Swiss composer / trombonist Dahinden echoes Richard Long’s sculptural stone arrangements.

Up from the Archives

Deutsche Grammophon’s Echo 20/21, Wergo’s Fortieth, and ENHB

Up from the Archives

Deutsche Grammophon’s Echo 20/21, Wergo’s Fortieth, and ENHB

Collections and Colecciónes

Nuits — weiß wie Lilien, The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book, Kronos’ Nuevo, etc.

Collections and Colecciónes

Nuits — weiß wie Lilien, The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book, Kronos’ Nuevo, etc.

Walt’s Ratatouille 4.

Cole’s highlights package hasn’t been assembled with great care, but it does lend an old fan the excuse to spill some opinions.

Walt’s Ratatouille 4.

Cole’s highlights package hasn’t been assembled with great care, but it does lend an old fan the excuse to spill some opinions.