music + life
A former intern checks in after fifteen years.
Shepherding American Opera.
Julius Rudel remembers.
High Folk Art
A period-instrument ensemble embraces Americana.
To the Future
Michael Nyman: prototypical minimalist renegade.
Chamber Music of Another Sort
Skúli Sverrisson lives off the grid.
Respighi: Beyond Rome
Respighi’s set of variations is cast away for his more ’Roman’ repertoire.
Christian Ludwig conducts Fuchs Serenades; Striggio’s wall of sound; Russian Tatjana Masurenko plays Russian solo viola; Andrew Litton returns Rite to its folk roots; Trio Medieval brings us a beguiling Ladymass; Alexandre Tharaud plays Scarlatti; a live album from Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Ensemble Villa Musica gets Romantic with Raff; Wilhelm Kempff’s Goldbergs still got it; Wagner highlights from myriad luminaries; and Michael Tilson Thomas channels Copland and Ives.
Variations on a Theme by Gesualdo.
On the Road
Connection in the Middle Kingdom
An old-world sensibility, rediscovered in the new.