Music for Several Instruments
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Schoenberg and the moment of doing
Schoenberg: Klavierstucke, op. 11, 23 & 33; 17 Fragments In the liner notes for a 1959 LP that included Arnold Schoenberg's Thr...
Friday, February 15, 2019
True gold, glittering
Berlioz: Les Nuit d'Ete, Ravel: Sheherazde, Debussy orch. John Adams: Le Livre de Baudelaire When early in his career as a composer...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Grief and consolation and branding
Lichtwechsel: Mendelssohn String Quartet no. 6; Purcell Fantasias 6, 8, 10, 11 Part of the pleasure of listening to string quartet musi...
Shiny new Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2; Works for Piano Concertante I was excited when I saw that Ronald Brautigam was making a new rec...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
A stimulating music synthesis
Gernot Wolfgang's Vienna and the West: Road Signs, Passage to Vienna, Route 33, Windows, Impressions, From Vienna With Love From Bi...
Friday, January 25, 2019
The indomitability of the human spirit
Music for Violin & Piano by Clara Schumann, Ethel Smyth, Amy Beach Tasmin Little brings her considerable technique and star powe...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
A classical backbone & a lushly romantic outlook
Agustin Barrios: Guitar Music, vol. 5 Naxos chose the young Turkish guitar virtuoso Celil Refik Kaya to complete their 5-CD Barrios Guit...
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