Saturday, July 16, 2016



July 12, 2016
Falsche Welt, dir trau Ich nicht BWV 52 - J. S. Bach - Gächinger Kantorei, Helmut Rilling
Keyboard Sonata in B-flat Major Wq. 54/4 - C.P.E. Bach - Miklos Spanyi

Segmented, like a puppet.

Keyboard Sonata in E Major Hob. XVI.31 - Haydn - Christine Schornsheim

My long-time collaborator Aaron Keyt wrote a Sonata a few years ago that uses this as its measure-by-measure basis for pitch collection roil. As an analysis, it can be heard as an abstraction that maps pitch-content without also mapping interval content. Interestingly, the sense of narrative also remains, but in absurdist vein, i.e. a narrative without content. Christine plays it on a multi-keyboard harpsichord.

July 13, 2016
Le Nozze di Figaro Act III - Mozart - New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer

An act of small arcs, an intermezzo, an aria sublime, a delicately hushed ensemble, a chorus.

July 14,2016
Symphony in B-flat Major Op. 60 (#4) - Beethoven - Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter

Less a drama than a location, a locale, a here in which to apprehend the time.
Time as place. Now as here. Here as now.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

Gradus 293 - Neal Kosály-Meyer

The rungs go by so quickly here.

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