Articles tagged 'Brahms'

Piano Factory 26.

With a blunt motif, 31 variations and a coda, Riotte’s Météorite et ses métamorphoses establishes itself as a concentrated chain of modernist miniatures.

Piano Factory 26.

With a blunt motif, 31 variations and a coda, Riotte’s Météorite et ses métamorphoses establishes itself as a concentrated chain of modernist miniatures.

Josef Labor Discography Update

A second update to the Josef Labor discography.

Josef Labor Discography Update

A second update to the Josef Labor discography.

Used Bin Troll Tweets GG.

These four high-wattage pieces are invigorating and brilliantly executed.

Used Bin Troll Tweets GG.

These four high-wattage pieces are invigorating and brilliantly executed.

Odes to Music

An ever widening, ever brighter circle. Levin’s deep conversancy with the Romantic canon informs her spirited approach to both modern and period works.

Odes to Music

An ever widening, ever brighter circle. Levin’s deep conversancy with the Romantic canon informs her spirited approach to both modern and period works.

Pièces de Clavecin 8.

Hardly noble, Royer’s Allemande is a heavy-footed ogre. Rockets launch in Vertigo. Le Marche des Scythes is among the most extroverted and virtuosic keyboard pieces of the age.

Pièces de Clavecin 8.

Hardly noble, Royer’s Allemande is a heavy-footed ogre. Rockets launch in Vertigo. Le Marche des Scythes is among the most extroverted and virtuosic keyboard pieces of the age.

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

Munich Streets and Statues

A brief trip put me in Munich just after Oktoberfest.

Munich Streets and Statues

A brief trip put me in Munich just after Oktoberfest.

Mostly Symphonies 15.

As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.

Mostly Symphonies 15.

As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Album Tweets 5.

Walt Mundkowsky [December 2009.] Michael PRÆTORIUS / Samuel SCHEIDT / Johann Hermann SCHEIN: Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning “as it might have been celebrated around 1620” (rec. 1993). Gabrieli Consort & Players, Boys’ Choir and Congregational Choir of Roskilde Cathedral,

Album Tweets 5.

Walt Mundkowsky [December 2009.] Michael PRÆTORIUS / Samuel SCHEIDT / Johann Hermann SCHEIN: Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning “as it might have been celebrated around 1620” (rec. 1993). Gabrieli Consort & Players, Boys’ Choir and Congregational Choir of Roskilde Cathedral,

Album Tweets 4: Late Brahms

Walt Mundkowsky [November 2009.] Johannes BRAHMS: Seven Fantasien, Op. 116 (1891-2); Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 (1892)*; Six Pieces, Op. 118 (1892-3)*; Four Pieces, Op. 119 (1892-3) (rec. 1950*, 1953). CD 4 in “Wilhelm Kempff Original Masters: complete 1950s solo recordings.”

Album Tweets 4: Late Brahms

Walt Mundkowsky [November 2009.] Johannes BRAHMS: Seven Fantasien, Op. 116 (1891-2); Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 (1892)*; Six Pieces, Op. 118 (1892-3)*; Four Pieces, Op. 119 (1892-3) (rec. 1950*, 1953). CD 4 in “Wilhelm Kempff Original Masters: complete 1950s solo recordings.”

Armer Brahms, prima pars

The Brahms symphonies were an area that I avoided for much of my life. I equated Brahms with tradition and sterility.

Armer Brahms, prima pars

The Brahms symphonies were an area that I avoided for much of my life. I equated Brahms with tradition and sterility.