New to me at least. As my journey through complete cycles of Beethoven
My experience with Alan Rawsthorne has been quite limited thus far. I
Moving on to the next work finds an opera I
I figured it was about time to try another disc of Leonardo Balada
Huang RAO, didn't he loose on American Idol, and go on to sell a bucnh of albums anyway? Why would some parents name their kid hung low anyway, guess they didn't like him?
For years I planned on getting this disc, yet I only recently got around to doing so. I didn
Heitor Villa-Lobos isn
I figured it was time for two things: some new Mozart, and a brief Brazilian aside in my on-going journey. How to do both? Follow up new music by Heitor Villa-Lobos with music by Mozart Camargo Guarnieri. Guarnieri, who according to the Naxos notes is
How does one approach a recording like Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Something entirely new seemed warranted. You know, music by a composer I
I was so impressed by the Naxos
I so enjoyed the third volume of Sonia Rubinsky
After a few moments I fumbled around my CD pile to make sure I hadn
Poor us! I
Time for some more. This time I went for a more recent volume
Johann Jakob Froberger is a name I
Another entirely new composer for me, though the music on this disc sounds suspiciously familiar. Boris Tishchenko lives and studied in Russia, and studied with Shostakovich himself. It rather shows, at least here. That
How much more exotic than a blend of East and West can one get? (Perhaps Mongolian throat singing or Gambian folk music I suppose.) Surely then Tan Dun should be worth a listen. I mean, I inaugurated this thread with a recording of similar (well, not really) works by Huang Ruo, so another success should be assured.
Such is not the case. The disc Bitter Love, which is a series of extracts from Tan Dun
When I first learned that Naxos had commissioned ten string quartets from Peter Maxwell-Davies several years back, my curiosity was piqued. I
A few years ago I picked up a fine disc, from Naxos, of decidedly obscure music. It
When Rzewski Plays Rzewski first came out early this decade, I was interested in getting it, but for some reason I never quite got around to it until now. In some ways I can
I figured it was time for another
After three successful discs in a row, I figured I should go with a proven winner and try another disc of music by Leonardo Balada. How about a nice, big choral work? I asked myself. So I went with his
Excellent review of No Res; I feel as if I have heard the piece after reading your review.
I find Einojuhani Rautavaara a reliable composer. I
I had immense success when I picked up the Naxos Nancarrow
So far in all my listening I
Up until I bought this disc, I believe the only work by Jean Fran
Todd, this is one of my favorite threads... keep it up. I especially liked your coverage of Isang Yun. Talk about off the beaten path! I bought an LP of Isang Yun's music a couple of months ago but still haven't gotten to it yet...
That's quite a find, Todd.
I must confess that Resphigi is not a composer I
Time for another completely new composer for me. I
How many flute aficionados are out there? They
Time for some decidedly Heavy Duty, High Art-type music. Hans Werner Henze should work. I
Time for another work of High Art! After such a success as the Henze disc, another heavy-duty, intellectual, superbly crafted work should be the ticket. There are many choices out there, of course, but I determined that I should try an opera this time around (for no particular reason), and that something by Ferruccio Busoni would be nice (again, for no particular reason). This led me to Kent Nagano
Time to give Leonardo Balada another listen, this time in the realm of opera, or rather operetta. This disc contains two brief operettas, one being a sequel to the other. Generally, when I go in for opera, I like
I so enjoyed my first disc of music by Stephen Hartke that I determined I should try another. Alas, there aren
Joseph Canteloube was not a composer I was looking to explore. But I noticed that one of my favorite singers, V