Articles tagged 'Tan Dun'

String Theory 33: Mostly Cellos and Basses

The boldest surprise in Patterns in a Chromatic Field is how after ten minutes, plus or minus, the activity level plummets.

String Theory 33: Mostly Cellos and Basses

The boldest surprise in Patterns in a Chromatic Field is how after ten minutes, plus or minus, the activity level plummets.

Mostly Symphonies 21.

Salonen’s 20-minute Nyx churns quickly, but the less frequently recorded Dutilleux sticks in the mind.

Mostly Symphonies 21.

Salonen’s 20-minute Nyx churns quickly, but the less frequently recorded Dutilleux sticks in the mind.

Armchair Operas 8.

A week spent in Stockholm put me near the Raoul Wallenberg memorial, sited within view of the capitol’s water and synagogue. Easy to miss at first, the granite sphere soon becomes a landmark.

Armchair Operas 8.

A week spent in Stockholm put me near the Raoul Wallenberg memorial, sited within view of the capitol’s water and synagogue. Easy to miss at first, the granite sphere soon becomes a landmark.

Taking Random for a Walk

My too-early listening – at a low volume setting so as not to disturb Best Beloved – includes late-Feldman anything and, these days especially, Haydn’s string quartets most handsomely performed on the Tacet label by Auryn Quartet.

Taking Random for a Walk

My too-early listening – at a low volume setting so as not to disturb Best Beloved – includes late-Feldman anything and, these days especially, Haydn’s string quartets most handsomely performed on the Tacet label by Auryn Quartet.

Mozart and Tan Dun at the Met (with a Detour to China)

Presumably change comes slowly to venerable institutions, especially when art, tradition and money collide.

Mozart and Tan Dun at the Met (with a Detour to China)

Presumably change comes slowly to venerable institutions, especially when art, tradition and money collide.

Fresh and Canned

Wozzeck may be this season’s biggest surprise at The Metropolitan Opera.

Fresh and Canned

Wozzeck may be this season’s biggest surprise at The Metropolitan Opera.

Collections and Colecciónes

Nuits — weiß wie Lilien, The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book, Kronos’ Nuevo, etc.

Collections and Colecciónes

Nuits — weiß wie Lilien, The Carnegie Hall Millennium Piano Book, Kronos’ Nuevo, etc.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.