Reviewing the classical music of 1958.
I don’t know much about Hindustani classical music, but this tape is pretty good.
Classical Check-Up – 1955
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 | […]
Classical Check-Up – 1954
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1954.
Classical Check-Up – 1953
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1953.
Classical Check-Up – 1952
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1952.
Classical Check-Up – 1951
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1951.
Classical Check-Up – 1950
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1950.
State of the Union I: January-February ’18
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 […]
Phantom Thread (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Jonny Greenwood
The Radiohead guitarist has truly come into his own as a classical composer.
The Early Steve Reich (1965 – 1969)
Have Steve Reich’s early phase-shifting compositions stood the test of time?