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
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.
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)