22 May 2023
Dina Koston, founder of the RSF, complained about neo-romantic music. The phrase I remember her using was “warmed-over Schumann”. But that was directed at other names, not at Del Tredici.
I was surprised to learn that she programmed the music of …
28 May 2018
I laughed I cried, it was better than Bolero!
The entire Beijing Modern Music Festival finished with a passacaglia by Tan Dun. A knockout.
Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
An easy thing done exceptionally well. I capitulate to Tan Dun because …