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A Cultural Comment on the New Yorker website, June 22, 2018. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Philip the Wanderer, named for the brilliant Philip Thomas, who plays here. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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On June 24, the New Opera Days Ostrava festival will give the belated world premiere of Thy Kingdom Come, by the pioneering Czech microtonal composer Alois Hába. Completed in 1942, the work draws inspiration from the Anthroposophical writings of Rudolf... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
The formidable Russian conductor has died at the age of eighty-seven. One of his signal feats was leading the world première of Alfred Schnittke's First Symphony in 1974 — a venture that would have been daring in any context, but... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
"It's astounding how easily everything collapses." —Victor Klemperer, March 10, 1933 Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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New and recent releases of interest. — James Tenney, Harmonium; Scordatura Ensemble (New World) — Philip Venables, Below the Belt; David Hoyle, the London Sinfonietta, Phoenix Piano Trio, Ligeti Quartet, Leigh Melrose, Nick Blackburn, Melinda Maxwell, Richard Baker (NMC) —... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Markus Hinterhäuser at the Ojai Festival 2018 — one of the more stupendous things I've witnessed in recent years. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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A Tale of Two Sopranos, New Yorker web site, June 6, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Courtesy of New Zealand rock eminence Shayne Carter. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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A bay colt named Wagnerian, jockeyed by Yuichi Fukunaga, has won the Toshio Yushun, or Japanese Derby. The Bayreuthian equine "parlayed clear sailing and firm footing to a half-length victory," according to one report. Congratulations, Wagnerian! Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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John Nixon, Auckland Art Gallery Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Controlled Explosion. The New Yorker, May 28, 2018. Also: a note about Wang Lu's Urban Inventory. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Jennifer Walshe writes: "Like most people of my generation, I studied the work of Peig Sayers (1873-1958) at school, and the opening lines of her 1936 autobiography Peig are burned into my consciousness. Peg 2018 takes those opening lines as... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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Auckland, New Zealand. I am attending the Auckland Writers Festival; I will then go on tour with STROMA, hosting a program inspired by The Rest Is Noise. Happily, we'll make it as far south as Dunedin, wellspring of some of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Pluck. The New Yorker, May 21, 2018. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise