Articles by Year: La Folia, 2011.

An Open Letter to David Pogue

On a typical CD sold through a distributor (yes, still the bulk of our sales are wholesale), we may make a profit of $3-4 a unit.

An Open Letter to David Pogue

On a typical CD sold through a distributor (yes, still the bulk of our sales are wholesale), we may make a profit of $3-4 a unit.

Bridges and Arcades: Tristan Keuris

I tackled this brick as if it were a detective novel, wondering how it would all end.

Bridges and Arcades: Tristan Keuris

I tackled this brick as if it were a detective novel, wondering how it would all end.

Love at First Listen

Rumble, Shake and Tumble, the new album from Wagons, builds on the band’s storytelling folk bent, powerful, driving rhythms and the wilfully geeky charisma of Henry Wagons.

Love at First Listen

Rumble, Shake and Tumble, the new album from Wagons, builds on the band’s storytelling folk bent, powerful, driving rhythms and the wilfully geeky charisma of Henry Wagons.

Recordings Revisited 3.

In the wake of Art Lange’s knowing words on Ellington, I’d like to commend a curious trio session, taped on 9-17-62 with bop titans Charlie Mingus and Max Roach.

Recordings Revisited 3.

In the wake of Art Lange’s knowing words on Ellington, I’d like to commend a curious trio session, taped on 9-17-62 with bop titans Charlie Mingus and Max Roach.

Random Noise 30

Living with Voodoo

Random Noise 30

Living with Voodoo

Piano Factory 7.

I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.

Piano Factory 7.

I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.

Random Noise 29

Beginning in the mono era — my college years — my interest in good sound meandered along at a leisurely pace to where it’s become this ancient’s obsession.

Random Noise 29

Beginning in the mono era — my college years — my interest in good sound meandered along at a leisurely pace to where it’s become this ancient’s obsession.

200 Ans de Musique à Versailles

The 200 years can be navigated as a prelude with three acts. The booklet suggests a Prologue followed by an Apotheosis, Divertissement and Epilogue.

200 Ans de Musique à Versailles

The 200 years can be navigated as a prelude with three acts. The booklet suggests a Prologue followed by an Apotheosis, Divertissement and Epilogue.

Re: Duke redux

A slice of Duke Ellington’s 50-year recording history — especially one as thick, rare, and mouth-watering as this — is a slice of Americana…

Re: Duke redux

A slice of Duke Ellington’s 50-year recording history — especially one as thick, rare, and mouth-watering as this — is a slice of Americana…

Passion, Passion

The version here is mostly 1724, much more so than Haller, though the inclusion of the duet Himmel reiße, Welt erbebe was an adroit choice.

Passion, Passion

The version here is mostly 1724, much more so than Haller, though the inclusion of the duet Himmel reiße, Welt erbebe was an adroit choice.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 2.

Perhaps too eagerly I mentioned that there would be a second part in this string of Nono explorations.

Maestro di Suoni e Silenzi:
Necessary Nono 2.

Perhaps too eagerly I mentioned that there would be a second part in this string of Nono explorations.

The Thirty-Three: Beth Levin

Linking the Diabelli Variations to the Goldbergs began with Diabelli himself, but I could find only 15 pianists who’ve recorded both, never mind how successfully. Levin joins the clan1 on her second Centaur release.

The Thirty-Three: Beth Levin

Linking the Diabelli Variations to the Goldbergs began with Diabelli himself, but I could find only 15 pianists who’ve recorded both, never mind how successfully. Levin joins the clan1 on her second Centaur release.