Adés Conducts Adés (CD Review)

Adés Conducts Adés Kirill Gerstein, piano; Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano; Mark Stone, baritone;  Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adés, conductor Deutsche Grammophon CD/DL 4837998 Thomas Adés is in his third year as Artistic Partner of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It has been an extraordinarily fruitful pairing. Adés has performed with the ensemble as a conductor and pianist,Continue reading “Adés Conducts Adés (CD Review)”

August 22: Noteworthy Music on YouTube

Video of the Telegraph Quartet in a fantastic performance of one of my favorite pieces by Anton Webern. LCD Soundsystem just couldn’t stay broken up… The National’s new album, Sleep Well Beast, is out September 8th. Carson Cooman has another volume of organ works out now on Divine Art. Man Forever’s Play What They Want is out now on Thrill Jockey. Last weekendContinue reading “August 22: Noteworthy Music on YouTube”

Tanglewood FCM 2017 Highlights (Pt. 1)

This year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood (in Lenox, Massachusetts) was curated by three youngish stars of the new music community: pianist Jacob Greenberg (ICE), cellist Kathryn Bates (Del Sol Quartet), and violist Nadia Sirota (Q2, ACME). Each planned a chamber music concert, consisting of commissioned new works and contemporary repertory selections. The curatorsContinue reading “Tanglewood FCM 2017 Highlights (Pt. 1)”