• Colin Currie talks about Steve Reich’s new piece, Quartet. It…

    Colin Cur­rie talks about Steve Reich’s new piece, Quar­tet. It came to Amer­ica for the first time Wednes­day night, here’s what it was like. http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • David Rees: “We’ve got to acknowledge that Taylor Swift is sort…

    David Rees: “We’ve got to acknowl­edge that Tay­lor Swift is sort of ter­ri­fy­ing. Aphex Twin is famously cam­era shy, and employs a lot of cryptic/creepy imagery in his videos. Of course, I wouldn’t describe Tay­lor Swift as camera-shy … but her incred­i­ble poise and super­hu­man com­pe­tence are, to me, just as alien and intim­i­dat­ing as(…)

  • More stylish than most

    More styl­ish than most http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • If this is the kind of thing you need on your shelves, you can…

    If this is the kind of thing you need on your shelves, you can pre-order here. http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

  • Mahler: The Movie

    My friends at medici.tv, who stream and record excel­lent clas­si­cal music con­certs, and now offer­ing their first film: Holy shit, how could you not watch that? Russell’s ver­sion of Mahler’s life is, unsur­pris­ingly, a bit deranged, but that’s why we love him, and love Mahler. Do check it out, and all the other great music medici has(…)

  • The Latest

    Paucity of posts does not mean lack of con­tent. Solo par­ent­ing for a month meant I only got out to one con­cert, but it was notable, and I still pro­duced a good amount of work, here’s where to find it: At the New York Clas­si­cal Review, read my pre­view of The Death of Kling­hof­fer and my review of open­ing night I published(…)

  • Pierre Boulez: The Return of The Magus

    This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Con­sumer Reports

    Feast your eyes on that beauty above! I’ve been wait­ing to see this appear in the domes­tic mar­ket since a reader pointed me to a list­ing for it at Ama­zon UK a cou­ple months ago. This box is all the record­ings Boulez made for Colum­bia Records, and that includes fine and impor­tant per­for­mances of the core of(…)

Colin Currie talks about Steve Reich’s new piece, Quartet. It…

Colin Cur­rie talks about Steve Reich’s new piece, Quar­tet. It came to Amer­ica for the first time Wednes­day night, here’s what it was like. http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

David Rees: “We’ve got to acknowledge that Taylor Swift is sort…

David Rees: “We’ve got to acknowl­edge that Tay­lor Swift is sort of ter­ri­fy­ing. Aphex Twin is famously cam­era shy, and employs a lot of cryptic/creepy imagery in his videos. Of course, I wouldn’t describe Tay­lor Swift as camera-shy … but her incred­i­ble poise and super­hu­man com­pe­tence are, to me, just as alien and intim­i­dat­ing as(…)

More stylish than most

More styl­ish than most http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

If this is the kind of thing you need on your shelves, you can…

If this is the kind of thing you need on your shelves, you can pre-order here. http://thesmallercity.tumblr.com

Mahler: The Movie

My friends at medici.tv, who stream and record excel­lent clas­si­cal music con­certs, and now offer­ing their first film: Holy shit, how could you not watch that? Russell’s ver­sion of Mahler’s life is, unsur­pris­ingly, a bit deranged, but that’s why we love him, and love Mahler. Do check it out, and all the other great music medici has(…)

The Latest

Paucity of posts does not mean lack of con­tent. Solo par­ent­ing for a month meant I only got out to one con­cert, but it was notable, and I still pro­duced a good amount of work, here’s where to find it: At the New York Clas­si­cal Review, read my pre­view of The Death of Kling­hof­fer and my review of open­ing night I published(…)

Pierre Boulez: The Return of The Magus

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Con­sumer Reports

Feast your eyes on that beauty above! I’ve been wait­ing to see this appear in the domes­tic mar­ket since a reader pointed me to a list­ing for it at Ama­zon UK a cou­ple months ago. This box is all the record­ings Boulez made for Colum­bia Records, and that includes fine and impor­tant per­for­mances of the core of(…)

From The New World

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Con­sumer Reports

My friends at New Ams­ter­dam con­tinue to pro­duce a steady run of con­sis­tently fine, enjoy­able recordings—that’s what we call taste. Out next week is the lat­est from yMu­sic cham­ber ensem­ble: Bal­ance Prob­lems. This is their strongest release yet, with vibrant new pieces from Nico Muhly, Andrew Nor­man, Mark Dan­cigers, Jeremy Turner, Mar­cos Bal­ter, and Timo Andres (you can(…)

Making September Tracks

Rail Tracks, the pod­cast of the Brook­lyn Rail music sec­tion, is up for Sep­tem­ber: we talk about the com­ing sea­son with Melissa Smey of Miller The­atre, Thomas Craw­ford, the con­duc­tor of the Amer­i­can Clas­si­cal Orches­tra, Limor Tomer at the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Museum, and Elliott Sharp stops in to describe his opera on Wal­ter Benjamin’s last moments(…)

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