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Mostly Symphonies 36.

The brief Scherzo startles with unfathomable harmonies in duple meter contradicting a bucolic trio.

Mostly Symphonies 36.

The brief Scherzo startles with unfathomable harmonies in duple meter contradicting a bucolic trio.

Used Bin Troll Tweets NN.

This may very well be the future.

Used Bin Troll Tweets NN.

This may very well be the future.

Josef Labor Discography Update

A second update to the Josef Labor discography.

Josef Labor Discography Update

A second update to the Josef Labor discography.

EA Bucket 28.

It has been a long time since Mariétan has appeared in these pages, and so sharing this loving portrait of France is an overdue delight.

EA Bucket 28.

It has been a long time since Mariétan has appeared in these pages, and so sharing this loving portrait of France is an overdue delight.

Ramble with Gigantic Mythical Bird

It’s just a quartet (bass flute, violin, cello, piano), but this group unleashes mysterious fury.

Ramble with Gigantic Mythical Bird

It’s just a quartet (bass flute, violin, cello, piano), but this group unleashes mysterious fury.

Used Bin Troll Tweets MM.

Independently conceived, but likely best appreciated as a prickly suite for percussion and electric guitar.

Used Bin Troll Tweets MM.

Independently conceived, but likely best appreciated as a prickly suite for percussion and electric guitar.

Mostly Symphonies 35. / (Dis)Arrangements 11: The Finale of Bruckner’s Ninth

Anton Bruckner died having completed an orchestral draft of all four movements of his Ninth. There are plenty of sketches and autograph pages, and it has been possible to construct a satisfactory performing edition. Many passages deserve to be heard, perhaps some of Bruckner’s most inventive cascading string arpeggios and luminous brass chorales.

Mostly Symphonies 35. / (Dis)Arrangements 11: The Finale of Bruckner’s Ninth

Anton Bruckner died having completed an orchestral draft of all four movements of his Ninth. There are plenty of sketches and autograph pages, and it has been possible to construct a satisfactory performing edition. Many passages deserve to be heard, perhaps some of Bruckner’s most inventive cascading string arpeggios and luminous brass chorales.

Collecting Is Forgetting

Is the zeal of a music collector, if one traces it to its roots, fundamentally any different in nature from the man who assembles his birds, books, coins, stamps, trains, or watches?

Collecting Is Forgetting

Is the zeal of a music collector, if one traces it to its roots, fundamentally any different in nature from the man who assembles his birds, books, coins, stamps, trains, or watches?

Letter to Bill (after performing the Hammerklavier sonata at Festival Baltimore)

The Hammerklavier felt like playing a great role like King Lear.

Letter to Bill (after performing the Hammerklavier sonata at Festival Baltimore)

The Hammerklavier felt like playing a great role like King Lear.

Three Concerts

I’m startled to realize how well today’s pattern of Overture — Concerto — Symphony actually works.

Three Concerts

I’m startled to realize how well today’s pattern of Overture — Concerto — Symphony actually works.