Phil Kline : October 2012

Sensuality and Coldness in Debussy and Boulez

Monday, October 22, 2012

Like the back end of a cosmic echo, Pierre Boulez’s Rituel of 1975 makes use of gamelan methods, something first evoked in Claude Debussy’s Pagodes, written in 1903.


The Shostakovich Symphonies

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Shostakovich Symphonies are a maddeningly mixed bag, ranging from experimental to conservative, sublime to bombastic, and, most oddly, magnificent to awful. Hear them featured all...

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