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Ryoji Ikeda's 100 Cymbals and Alison Knowles's Proposition #2: Make a Salad were performed last night at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The salad was quite delicious. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
DR. SCHÖN: It must be your husband's blood. LULU: No traces remain. — Lulu, Act II Previously: An Alban Berg Valentine, Another Alban Berg Valentine, Yet Another Alban Berg Valentine, Return of Alban Berg Valentine, Nothing says forever like an... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Deep Cuts. The New Yorker, Feb. 18 and 15, 2019. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
A Cultural Comment on the New Yorker website. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
"How much of what we did was good?" Just about everything. Aside from the extraordinary performances of John Adams's music, which matched Sylvan's voice in uncanny fashion, I cherish the memory of an intensely searching Winterreise at Corpus Christ Church... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
De Profundis. The New Yorker, Jan. 28, 2019. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Trash and Vaudeville. The New Yorker, Dec. 24 and 31, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
From Dispersion, a new Mode CD. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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Marion Stein (Monica Dolan) in A Very English Scandal: "Jeremy, I'm not a fool. I practically grew up with Benjamin Britten. I've seen something of the world. I fled from Hitler, for God's sake. My own son married a hippie... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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Bow Ideal. The New Yorker, Dec. 17, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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Chris Kallmyer performing George Brecht. At the New Yorker website may be found my list of Notable Performances and Recordings of 2018. The Rest Is Noise Person of the Year is Chad Smith, the Chief Operating Officer of the L.A.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
On the New Yorker website, an interview with Esa-Pekka Salonen, on the occasion of his appointment as the next music director of the San Francisco Symphony. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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Chris Kallmyer performs George Brecht's "Drip Music." Orchestra of the Future. The New Yorker, Nov. 26, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
A Cultural Comment for the New Yorker website, Nov. 13, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Escaping Hitchcock. The New Yorker, Nov. 5, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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New publications of interest. Heidi Waleson, Mad Scenes and Exit Arias: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America (Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt) Anthony Tommasini, The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide (Penguin)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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Anima Sacra: Sacred arias of Fago, Heinichen, Terradellas, Sarro, Feo, Zelenka, Hasse, Schiassi, Durante; Jakub Józef Orliński, Il pomo d'oro (Warner) Kate Soper, IPSA DIXIT; Wet Ink (New World) Du Yun, Dinosaur Scar and other works; ICE (New Focus) Tyshawn... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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Beauty in the Void. The New Yorker, Oct. 29, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
The Meyerbeer Case. The New Yorker, Oct. 22, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
A recommendation on the New Yorker website. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
A Cultural Comment on the New Yorker website, Oct. 4, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise