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.
PatKop’s sprechstimme may be too brazen for some, however, Pierrot should unnerve us.
The Spektral Quartet advises hitting shuffle so that Lewis may frolic amongst Crawford and Schoenberg.
Obscure but catchy. Bialas’ crisp serial grammar is thoroughly infused with jazz rhythms.
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.