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.
Scratchy but acute snippets of Japan’s earliest commercial recordings.
Genial late-Romantic chamber pieces; Humperdinck was more than a Wagner acolyte.
Gesualdo murdered his first wife. Here’s the lugubrious story scored by a descendant as a grand music drama.
The first recording of an overlooked oratorio, tonal with buoyant cinematic colors.
A politically smart and timely collection of eleven works for trumpet with instruments, voices, electronics.
Historic radio broadcast from February 17, 1962, in memoriam Bruno Walter.
The concerto hums and rumbles, charming and clever, destined for greatness.
Looped from nondescript sources, thirteen electronic moods sketch a dehumanized metropolis.
Our resident curmudgeon is hardly a team player. We considered not publishing these comments as several run counter to other well-placed verdicts.