June 24, 2016
The Tom Price Desert Classic
The Shanty Tavern, Seattle
Firmly planted roots rock, no nonsense. The Shanty Tavern is about the size of a large elementary school classroom, low ceiling, wooden floor and wooden walls, a magnificent chamber for sound. Bang on.
June 21, 2016
Symphony in B-flat Major Op. 60 (#4) - Beethoven - Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood
How: one sonority is occupied by another.
How: the tone colors are pressed into other tone colors.
Performance Proposition: If a tiny fiddly bit was worth writing out it is worth making clearly audible.
Tarantelle in A-flat Major Op. 43 - Chopin - Alfred Cortot [5.VII.1933]
"Who's th . . ."
"Impatient New Phrase."
Klaviertrio in G minor Op. 110 - Schumann - Quatuor Via Nova, Jean Hubeau
Each thing that is a thing here is a densely packed mass, under high pressure, beneath layers of earth. To pry any thing that is a thing here apart requires immense effort. Or to simply let go.
4 Ernste Gesänge Op. 121 - Brahms - Maureen Forrester, John Newmark
A narrowest passage, a tiniest fissure. How we twist to pass through.
Le Martyre de Saint-Sebestien - Debussy - Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, James Conlon
It emanates, rises into being, a portent that pulls us further in. The earth engulfs us to beyond the conception of surface. At the end, unimagined, a sublime day.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
June 20, 2016
Gradus 292 160620 - Neal Kosály-Meyer
In which the second G-natural down from the top, performed pianissimo, sets off a car alarm in the distance.
June 22, 2016
4 St. Rage Songs, bass and 12-string tracks. - Neal Kosály-Meyer