Articles tagged 'Debussy'
My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.
Sauguet knows where consonance lies, but earnestly dallies among ambiguity before resolving.
Psenitsnikova takes us through four varied pieces, three requiring tape or tape delay, from Fritsch who founded the Feedback Studio in Cologne.
This portrait disc reveals a consistency across several decades, a witty composer who admired Prokofiev and Classical forms.
In 1908 Mahler (48) made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Jan. 1), wrote Das Lied von der Erde, and premiered his Seventh in Prague (Sep. 19).
Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.
Manhkopf’s vigorous attacks remind that the piano does not sustain. Indeed this conceit sparks Rhizom, a Glenn Gould homage, in which multiple layers of material intersect and interfere.
The Rands Concerto is, contrary to its title, much more a series of interactions between piano and different sections of the orchestra.
Naxos’ third installment of Coates’ quartets delivers what appears to be her most recent quartet.
No one’s about to launch a “Mostly Fauré Festival” these days but I found it interesting that a number of recent CD releases reflect his central position in French chamber music at the turn of the last century.