Saturday, May 23, 2015



May 17, 2015
The Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner - Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Establishing the apex of the action in the same sense that the Rheingold prelude evokes the nadir.

Symphony in c minor (#1) op. 68  - Brahms - Vienna Philharmonic, Claudia Abbado

Fighting forward with determination grim and with ideals high. Nested pairs of two in three.

4 Ogives - Satie - Frank Glazer

May 21, 2015
Symphony in d minor (#3) - Mahler - Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink

Putting a brave face on the ghastly is no panacea for the sublime destruction barely slumbering a scratch away. The long benediction, attempting to be exhaustive, only succeeds at tying itself in knots.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

May 18, 2015
Gradus 266 - Neal Kosály-Meyer

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