Play It Again, Glenn

The other day, I listened to Glenn Gould record the Goldberg Variations. Not play them—that's easy enough with three recordings available—but record. Sony Classical has released a new multiple CD set that is the entirety of Gould's 1955 Goldberg’s session: Glenn Gould—The Goldberg Variations—Complete Unreleased Recording Sesssions June, 1955. The master release, again, is easy enough … Continue reading Play It Again, Glenn

Martial Music

Culture, civilization, humanity: all these things are far too important and sensitive to be left to the judgement of the endless parade of smug, amoral assholes who, somehow, have an opinion on every conceivable thing that might briefly dazzle their eyes or vibrate their smart phones. Yet there they are everyday, in the papers and … Continue reading Martial Music