Articles tagged 'Ligeti'

(Dis)Arrangements 13. / Scarlatti para siempre 3.

It is fascinating to see which composers and performers felt it necessary to enhance the Baroque master, and which were content to simply orchestrate.

(Dis)Arrangements 13. / Scarlatti para siempre 3.

It is fascinating to see which composers and performers felt it necessary to enhance the Baroque master, and which were content to simply orchestrate.

Pièces de Clavecin 13. / Scarlatti para siempre 1.

We could imagine the span of Scarlatti’s sonatas as a twilight diary.

Pièces de Clavecin 13. / Scarlatti para siempre 1.

We could imagine the span of Scarlatti’s sonatas as a twilight diary.

Piano Factory 28.

My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.

Piano Factory 28.

My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.

Used Bin Troll Tweets TT.

Historic radio broadcast from February 17, 1962, in memoriam Bruno Walter.

Used Bin Troll Tweets TT.

Historic radio broadcast from February 17, 1962, in memoriam Bruno Walter.

Piano Factory 25.

Liberated from traditional scale passages and gestures, Aperghis’ particular brand of energetic filigree is unfurled across four piano works.

Piano Factory 25.

Liberated from traditional scale passages and gestures, Aperghis’ particular brand of energetic filigree is unfurled across four piano works.

Narrow-Minded Opinionism 2.

It’s like a cable series that improves at midpoint.

Narrow-Minded Opinionism 2.

It’s like a cable series that improves at midpoint.

Innovation in Boston

Three recent concerts in Boston featuring Adès, Ives and Shepherd.

Innovation in Boston

Three recent concerts in Boston featuring Adès, Ives and Shepherd.

String Theory 21: Mostly Viola(s)

Royer is an inspired Scelsi performer. He plays as if improvising, easing into Scelsi’s languid microtones with grace notes flicked away like involuntary twitches.

String Theory 21: Mostly Viola(s)

Royer is an inspired Scelsi performer. He plays as if improvising, easing into Scelsi’s languid microtones with grace notes flicked away like involuntary twitches.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

String Theory 16: 17 Quartets, some with voices, tapes, etc.

After wrestling with Schnittke, the Molinari get into the ring with Gubaidulina.

String Theory 16: 17 Quartets, some with voices, tapes, etc.

After wrestling with Schnittke, the Molinari get into the ring with Gubaidulina.

Atopos Survey 3.

We come to a third and final installment in a survey of Atopos recordings. It’s not that I’ve saved the best for last, but rarities, yes. Any recordings of Vinko Globokar and Jean-Pierre Drouet, whether together or separate, are a reason to celebrate.

Atopos Survey 3.

We come to a third and final installment in a survey of Atopos recordings. It’s not that I’ve saved the best for last, but rarities, yes. Any recordings of Vinko Globokar and Jean-Pierre Drouet, whether together or separate, are a reason to celebrate.

Hungarian Holiday 3.

Intended as comic contrast to Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Vajda’s 30-minute Barbie Blue gives the woman the upper hand. Seven scenes echo Bartók’s seven doors as Mrs. Blue lurches through different emotional states after her husband returns home inopportunely.

Hungarian Holiday 3.

Intended as comic contrast to Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Vajda’s 30-minute Barbie Blue gives the woman the upper hand. Seven scenes echo Bartók’s seven doors as Mrs. Blue lurches through different emotional states after her husband returns home inopportunely.