Ethelbert Nevin, a retired technical draftsman, resides in a quiet New England backwater. Currently translating a novel about Continental pinsetters, Nevin longs for the days when music didn’t try to please everybody.
Our resident curmudgeon is hardly a team player. We considered not publishing these comments as several run counter to other well-placed verdicts.
Independently conceived, but likely best appreciated as a prickly suite for percussion and electric guitar.
An uncomfortable and explicit melodrama (ennui, lovers, incest) inelegantly filmed.
This Baroque quintet plays 18th-century Scottish and Irish traditional music.
Carbonelli went to England and latterly sold claret to the royals.
Reicha’s 57 dawdle upon an insipid ditty. It is a lot of work for player and audience to make it to the end.
These four high-wattage pieces are invigorating and brilliantly executed.