Notes and Tones

Nice to see New York Times chief music critic Anthony Tommasini covering Dan Tepfer’s performance of his “Golbderg Variations/Variations” at (le) Poisson Rouge. Tepfer’s recording was my best for 2011, and if you haven’t heard it, it’s both audacious and accomplished, a run through of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and Tepfer’s own improvisational responses. It’s rewarding to see Tommasini point out what I did as well, that Tepfer’s Bach playing is as superior as his improvising. Buy the CD here.

gtra1n

I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.