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