Things to Do

Good stuff over the next few days: Tonight at the DiMenna Center you can hear Ghost Ensemble, which is made up of smart, cool, and curious musicians and composers like Sky Macklay and Ben Richter, with something of a release show for their upcoming album We Who Walk Again—they’ll be playing music off that album.   … Continue reading Things to Do

Budapest String Quartet, Beethoven: Complete String Quartets

Archives like those for the old Columbia Records are the gift that keeps giving, not just in easy money for Sony but in new opportunities for music consumers. And now, finally, they’ve reissued one of the absolutely essential recordings in the classical repertory, the Budapest String Quartet's 1951-52 complete Beethoven Quartets. This is arguably the finest cycle … Continue reading Budapest String Quartet, Beethoven: Complete String Quartets


There's been a lot written on Cecil Taylor this past week since his death, and as Taylor was an essential part of my coming of age as a serious musician and, especially, a serious listener and lover of music, it's been exciting to see how far he reached audiences outside of jazz and the even … Continue reading CT