Sunday, May 17, 2015



May 9, 2015
Asciugate i begli occhi - Gesualdo - Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley

Each statement of a poetic line possesses its own through-composed harmonic trajectory. Each breath and line break a unique response

Konzert in D Major BWV 1050 - J.S. Bach - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

May 10, 2015
Keyboard Sonata in E Major Wq. 48 #3 - CPE Bach - Mikos Spanyi

For JSB ongoingness is a given, for CPEB it is a choice often unmade: backgoingness and restepping are close to being the norm.

Keyboard Sonata in F Major Hob. XVI.9 - Haydn - Christine Schornsheim

Anchored in the sensibility of the rational.

Concerto in F Major (#7) K 2424 - Mozart - English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Malcolm Bilson, Robert Levin, Melvyn Tan

This triple concerto is quite charming but a bit unwieldy, even for Mozart.

Sonata in E-flat Major Op. 27 #1 - Beethoven - Wilhelm Kempff

Sinking into the stability implied by repetition, the variations eventually destabilize the whole. Music thirsting for its own destruction.

May 14, 2015
Allegro in B minor op. 8 - Schumann - Peter Frankl

A balloon fixed to an anchor, whipped by a typhoon.

12 Etudes op. 25 - Chopin - Alfred Cortot

Fancy, within strict bounds.

Reminiscences de Don Juan - Liszt - Jorge Bolet

This could be an episode from Dante: we chat with Don Juan in hell, defiant past the last.

In Session in the Tintinabulary
May 11, 2015
Banned Telepath 34 150511 Seattle
Banned Telepath 34 150511 Somerville
Banned Rehearsal 885 150511 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, and Neal Kosály-Meyer (in Seattle); and Aaron Keyt (in Somerville)

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