• The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in…”

    The tow­ers are gone now, reduced to bloody rub­ble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our… http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • Never Say No to Rameau

    This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Con­sumer Reports

    In the There’s Always An Anniver­sary For Some­thing depart­ment, this com­ing Fri­day makrs the 250th year since the death of the great com­poser of the French baroque, Jean-Philippe Rameau. He was a mas­ter­ful, styl­ish opera com­poser and also wrote Trea­tise on Har­mony, which is still infor­ma­tive and rel­e­vant. The clas­si­cal music busi­ness being what it is,(…)

  • Eternal Cage

    Today is John Cage’s birth­day, as it will be for the next sev­eral bil­lion years. His ideas and accom­plish­ments will be eter­nally impor­tant and rel­e­vant. Every­one and their mother (espe­cially this awful book) namechecks 4’33”, but his mag­num opus—at least in my cur­rent view—is Song Books. Below are some moments from the fan­tas­tic per­for­mance Alarm Will(…)

  • New York Classical Review » Blog Archive » No fear or letup in a packed New York music season from Adams to Weill

    New York Clas­si­cal Review » Blog Archive » No fear or letup in a packed New York music sea­son from Adams to Weill http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • Rail Tracks, End of Summer Edition

    It will be at least a cou­ple more weeks before the Sep­tem­ber Brook­lyn Rail hits the stands, fill the gap with our July-August pod­cast, which fea­tures music we caught at Suoni per il Popolo, a talk with Ohad Tal­mor about his venue SEEDS and his new record, and a great inter­view with the incred­i­ble, and(…)

  • La Divina

    This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Con­sumer Reports

    I don’t believe in ghosts, because the stuff of the real world is far more more mys­te­ri­ous and haunt­ing. Think of sound record­ings: they’re not just com­modi­ties to sell and deliver a lis­ten­ing expe­ri­ence to any­one who holds them, they are frozen pieces of the past. And because, con­trary to the pop­u­lar notion that we(…)

  • Interim Listings

    Summer’s com­ing to a close, and the next round of Brook­lyn Rail list­ings won’t be up for a while. So here’s some things you might want to catch between now and Labor Day: August 24, Cor­nelia Street Cafe: Dave Ull­mann’ release show for his new disc Cor­duroy. An inter­est­ing and groovy jazz con­cept album, com­ing out of(…)

The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in…”

The tow­ers are gone now, reduced to bloody rub­ble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our… http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

Never Say No to Rameau

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Con­sumer Reports

In the There’s Always An Anniver­sary For Some­thing depart­ment, this com­ing Fri­day makrs the 250th year since the death of the great com­poser of the French baroque, Jean-Philippe Rameau. He was a mas­ter­ful, styl­ish opera com­poser and also wrote Trea­tise on Har­mony, which is still infor­ma­tive and rel­e­vant. The clas­si­cal music busi­ness being what it is,(…)

Eternal Cage

Today is John Cage’s birth­day, as it will be for the next sev­eral bil­lion years. His ideas and accom­plish­ments will be eter­nally impor­tant and rel­e­vant. Every­one and their mother (espe­cially this awful book) namechecks 4’33”, but his mag­num opus—at least in my cur­rent view—is Song Books. Below are some moments from the fan­tas­tic per­for­mance Alarm Will(…)

New York Classical Review » Blog Archive » No fear or letup in a packed New York music season from Adams to Weill

New York Clas­si­cal Review » Blog Archive » No fear or letup in a packed New York music sea­son from Adams to Weill http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

Rail Tracks, End of Summer Edition

It will be at least a cou­ple more weeks before the Sep­tem­ber Brook­lyn Rail hits the stands, fill the gap with our July-August pod­cast, which fea­tures music we caught at Suoni per il Popolo, a talk with Ohad Tal­mor about his venue SEEDS and his new record, and a great inter­view with the incred­i­ble, and(…)

La Divina

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Con­sumer Reports

I don’t believe in ghosts, because the stuff of the real world is far more more mys­te­ri­ous and haunt­ing. Think of sound record­ings: they’re not just com­modi­ties to sell and deliver a lis­ten­ing expe­ri­ence to any­one who holds them, they are frozen pieces of the past. And because, con­trary to the pop­u­lar notion that we(…)

Interim Listings

Summer’s com­ing to a close, and the next round of Brook­lyn Rail list­ings won’t be up for a while. So here’s some things you might want to catch between now and Labor Day: August 24, Cor­nelia Street Cafe: Dave Ull­mann’ release show for his new disc Cor­duroy. An inter­est­ing and groovy jazz con­cept album, com­ing out of(…)

Hours of Miles

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Bitches Brew

Because why skimp? This is a highly selec­tive playlist of Miles’ music up through Bitches Brew, and even cut­ting out the bulk of his great music mak­ing, it still amounts to twelve and a half hours of lis­ten­ing. That is a pow­er­ful indi­ca­tion of how cen­tral Miles was to mod­ern jazz. There at the beginning(…)

Palimpsests

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Con­sumer Reports

Hit­ting my inbox this morn­ing was an excit­ing sur­prise: the tracks for the newest Steve Reich record­ing, release date Sep­tem­ber 30. New music and older music newly done. The meat is the recorded pre­miere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, and strong syn­the­sis of the work he’s been doing with har­mony since City Life, his sub rosa interest(…)

Some surprising transcriptions in here

Some sur­pris­ing tran­scrip­tions in here http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com