Press enter to see results or esc to cancel.

Search Results for: "mali"

 

Mon 09 Oct, 2017:
Schoenberg: String Quartets – No 2, Op 10; No 4, Op 37

The “catchy little theme” (the sleeve-writer’s phrase) that opens Schoenberg’s Fourth Quartet (1936) always reminds me of Korngold’s Much...

Continue reading

Mon 07 Aug, 2017:
Mali in Oak

Recorded live in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London during a series of concerts curated by guitarist John...

Continue reading

Wed 12 Jul, 2017:
Dove: In Damascus; Out of Time; Piano Quintet

Composed from remembered impressions of a peaceful Syria to a war-torn text by native poet Ali Safar, Jonathan Dove’s ‘In Damascus’ proves a...

Continue reading

Thu 16 Mar, 2017:
Adam Schoenberg: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies

“My music comes straight from the heart – striving to be beautiful and inspiring, and simultaneously challenging and rewarding.” The well-chosen...

Continue reading

Wed 15 Jun, 2016:
Reich: Clapping Music; Music for Pieces of Wood; Sextet

A quite exceptional SACD. Sextet, which draws musical sustenance from the darkly chromatic Desert Music that preceded it, dates from 1984-86, the...

Continue reading

Wed 27 Apr, 2016:
Reich: Mallet Quartet; Sextet; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Pieces of Wood

The most recent work here is Mallet Quartet (2009), which frames a gently rocking slow section with mellow motorized ostinatos topped with treble...

Continue reading

Thu 28 Jan, 2016:
Bartók: Sonata for two piano and percussion; Hindson: Pulse Magnet: Ravel: Boléro

A varied programme here of works for piano duo and percussion. Ravel’s Boléro risks monotony without its orchestral colours, but this arrangement,...

Continue reading

Tue 05 Jan, 2016:
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice – Original Version (Vienna 1762); Highlights from Revised Version (Paris 1774)

Here’s an opportunity to compare two versions of Gluck’s Orfeo with a complete performance of the original 1762 Vienna version on two CDs and a...

Continue reading

Mon 24 Aug, 2015:
Time Present and Time Past – Works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Górecki, CPE Bach, Geminiani, Reich & JS Bach

The almost ubiquitous Mahan Esfahani has now popped up on Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv label with what threatens to be a curate’s egg of a recital...

Continue reading

Fri 10 Apr, 2015:
Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor; Piano Trio No 3 in G minor, Op 110

At first hearing, Isabelle Faust and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra under Pablo Heras-Casado seem hell-bent on waltzing through the Schumann...

Continue reading

Thu 18 Dec, 2014:
Rameau: The Sound of Light – An Anthology of the Baroque master's music

Popular prejudice notwithstanding, eccentricity is not the peculiar prerogative of the English, as this delightfully Gallic celebration of Rameau’s...

Continue reading

Fri 03 Oct, 2014:
Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71

Handel’s last oratorio is the kind of heavy-handed allegorical tale beloved of 18th-century audiences but which tended to leave later generations...

Continue reading

Wed 27 Aug, 2014:
Richard Reed Parry: Music for Heart and Breath

Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire has carved out a singular niche as an outfit that marries pop accessibility to compositional intelligence....

Continue reading