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From Dispersion, a new Mode CD. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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 5 days ago at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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Bow Ideal. The New Yorker, Dec. 17, 2018. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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
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Previously: At the grave of [X]. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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How Orson Welles's "The Other Side of the Wind" Was Rescued from Oblivion, on the New Yorker website, Sept. 26, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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— Cassandra Miller, O Zomer!, Philip the Wanderer, For Mira, Duet for Cello and Orchestra; Apartment House, Philip Thomas, Mira Benjamin, Charles Curtis with Ilan Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony (another timbre) — Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson, Temporary... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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And a new season begins. Next weekend in NYC brings a Feldman festival entitled Softly, curated by Marilyn Nonken. Alongside familiar landmarks like Triadic Memories and Patterns in a Chromatic Field there will be early piano works, to be announced,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Hero Worship. The New Yorker, Sept. 17, 2018. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
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At some point I'd like to publish a book of essays with the title And the World Was Calm. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise