Reviewing the classical music of 1958.
I don’t know much about Hindustani classical music, but this tape is pretty good.
Aside from John Cage’s “4’33,” Pierre Boulez’s “Le Marteau sans Maître” was the most talked-about premiere of the decade. It showed that high modernism could indeed be “popular,” and that classical music in general could still drive the musical conversation. That being said, it’s far from the best composition of the year. 1954 | […]
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1954.
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1953.
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1952.
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1951.
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1950.
Every two months, I will give a comprehensive wrap-up of the happenings of the music world. For more comprehensive analyses, look towards specific album reviews (plenty of links in the article). I hope you will find my opinions insightful and honest. My only credentials are that I listen to a LOT of music. Rock and Roll […]
The Radiohead guitarist has truly come into his own as a classical composer.
Have Steve Reich’s early phase-shifting compositions stood the test of time?