Articles tagged 'Brahms'
The Spektral Quartet advises hitting shuffle so that Lewis may frolic amongst Crawford and Schoenberg.
Presumably Ives would not have thought much of Beach’s conservatism, likewise Beach would have faulted Ives’ technique.
My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.
With a blunt motif, 31 variations and a coda, Riotte’s Météorite et ses métamorphoses establishes itself as a concentrated chain of modernist miniatures.
These four high-wattage pieces are invigorating and brilliantly executed.
An ever widening, ever brighter circle. Levin’s deep conversancy with the Romantic canon informs her spirited approach to both modern and period works.
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.
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.
As Gardiner tells it, Brahms was not the progressive Schoenberg thought he was.