On Thursday October 1st, the Da Capo Chamber Players commemorate the hundredth anniversaries of two recently deceased American modernists: Milton Babbitt and George Perle. They will perform Babbitt’s When Shall We Meet Again and two works by Perle: Sonata a Quattro and Nightsong. David Fulmer, a Babbitt student, contributes the world premiere of Cadenza, a piece built out of his violin concerto’s hyper-virtuosic soloContinue reading “Da Capo Performs Double Centennial Concert”
Monthly Archives: September 2015
Chick Corea and Béla Fleck’s live, double album, Two, was released Sept 11, 2015. Last night, I thoroughly enjoyed their performance at McCarter Theatre in Princeton.
Julia Holter: “Sea Calls Me Home”
Julia Holter’s Have You In My Wilderness out September 25 via Domino.
Telekinesis: “Sleep In”
Telekinesis’s latest LP, Ad Infinitum, is out now on Merge.
Andrew Rudin’s String Sonatas
Andrew Rudin Three String Sonatas Centaur CD CRC 3266 Composer Andrew Rudin worked on his three string sonatas in stages, premiering initial versions and then substantially revising them. He has also orchestrated two of the three into concertos (the violin and viola sonatas). The consummate craftsmanship is evident. These are pieces where every noteContinue reading “Andrew Rudin’s String Sonatas”
Arvo Pärt – Musica Selecta
Arvo Pärt Musica Selecta A Sequence by Manfred Eicher ECM New Series 2454/55 2xCD For over thirty years, producer Manfred Eicher has been one of the greatest champions of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Indeed, the very first ECM New Series release was Pärt’s Tabula Rasa. It seems only fitting that Eicher and ECM would celebrateContinue reading “Arvo Pärt – Musica Selecta”
Moving Sounds 2015
This Friday, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents a concert highlighting spectralist composers. The culmination of this year’s Moving Sounds Festival, it features the U.S. premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’ Introduction und Transsonation, Giacinto Scelsi’s violin concerto Anahit, and pieces by Tristan Murail. Hanna Hurwitz is the violin soloist. Michel Galante leads the Argento Ensemble in these performances. Moving Sounds 2015 FridayContinue reading “Moving Sounds 2015”
NYT on Vinyl Revival
New York Times video shows vinyl plant being revived
Helen: “Violet” (SoundCloud)
Helen is the latest project involving Liz Harris (Grouper). The LP The Original Faces is out now via Kranky Records.
Reiko Fueting: Names, Erased (CD Preview)
My friend and former Manhattan School of Music colleague Reiko Fueting has had a portrait CD released on New Focus Recordings. The program is very thoughtfully constructed, with chamber pieces for varying forces interspersed with solo vocal pieces from the song cycle ” …gesammeltes Schweigen.” The latter are performed with affecting poise by Nani Fueting. TheContinue reading “Reiko Fueting: Names, Erased (CD Preview)”