Articles tagged 'Furtwängler'
Scratchy but acute snippets of Japan’s earliest commercial recordings.
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).
Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.
In his piano quintet, Swiss composer / trombonist Dahinden echoes Richard Long’s sculptural stone arrangements.
…as a music lover and audiophile (in close to equal measure), I’m here to shout “Eureka!”
Humor in music is a delicate business. Everybody involved — composer, performer and audience — must be familiar with a library’s worth of background in order to savor a moment-long gag.