Mostly Symphonies

Mostly Symphonies 41. / (Dis)Arrangements 14: Beethoven X

It’s arrogant to have gone straight for Beethoven’s Tenth.

Mostly Symphonies 41. / (Dis)Arrangements 14: Beethoven X

It’s arrogant to have gone straight for Beethoven’s Tenth.

Mostly Symphonies 40.

Röntgen wrote 24 symphonies, many of them relatively short and written incredibly quickly.

Mostly Symphonies 40.

Röntgen wrote 24 symphonies, many of them relatively short and written incredibly quickly.

Mostly Symphonies 39. / EA Bucket 32: Pierre Henry +/- Beethoven

There’s more going on here than just a few hours of musique concrète and three orchestras navigating a collage.

Mostly Symphonies 39. / EA Bucket 32: Pierre Henry +/- Beethoven

There’s more going on here than just a few hours of musique concrète and three orchestras navigating a collage.

Mostly Symphonies 38: Kalniņš, Kancheli and Silvestrov

Kalniņš’ seven, Kancheli’s seven and Silvestrov’s Seventh.

Mostly Symphonies 38: Kalniņš, Kancheli and Silvestrov

Kalniņš’ seven, Kancheli’s seven and Silvestrov’s Seventh.

Mostly Symphonies 37: Luc Ferrari’s Histoire du Plaisir et de la Désolation

We do not think of Luc Ferrari as a composer of symphonies, but his most effective symphonic work is perhaps Histoire du plaisir et de la désolation.

Mostly Symphonies 37: Luc Ferrari’s Histoire du Plaisir et de la Désolation

We do not think of Luc Ferrari as a composer of symphonies, but his most effective symphonic work is perhaps Histoire du plaisir et de la désolation.

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.

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.

Mostly Symphonies 34.

Every reviewer and annotator of these works cites Dvořák whose Ninth with its European form and American flavors established a stylistic precedent.

Mostly Symphonies 34.

Every reviewer and annotator of these works cites Dvořák whose Ninth with its European form and American flavors established a stylistic precedent.

Mostly Symphonies 33.

There are countless moments in Plötzlichkeit and La Terre est un Homme where I would not have been surprised if a page turn had transported us to Berg’s Reigen.

Mostly Symphonies 33.

There are countless moments in Plötzlichkeit and La Terre est un Homme where I would not have been surprised if a page turn had transported us to Berg’s Reigen.

Mostly Symphonies 32.

It becomes a bit of a game to guess what lies around the corner, like anticipating whether a rogue chef might festoon a sweet dessert with chopped parsley.

Mostly Symphonies 32.

It becomes a bit of a game to guess what lies around the corner, like anticipating whether a rogue chef might festoon a sweet dessert with chopped parsley.

Mostly Symphonies 31.

It is regrettable that late 19th-century American music is routinely ignored, or treated as a provincial curiosity, when entire generations were trained in Europe.

Mostly Symphonies 31.

It is regrettable that late 19th-century American music is routinely ignored, or treated as a provincial curiosity, when entire generations were trained in Europe.

New and Near New in Boston

Gubaidulina’s one-movement Triple Concerto is a consummate mystery. It does not present itself as a typical concerto requiring flamboyant soloists and an obliging orchestra.

New and Near New in Boston

Gubaidulina’s one-movement Triple Concerto is a consummate mystery. It does not present itself as a typical concerto requiring flamboyant soloists and an obliging orchestra.