Monthly Archive: April 2014
Sean Chen combines two musical iconoclasts in one audaciously imaginative program, poetic and rebellious at once.
Of great historical interest, and showing the development of a very young composer, but beyond that of questionable long-term value.
A sizzler from Sisler? Not in my book, but many beg to differ.
A strange choice for a monodrama, and a touch exploitative. The music, unfortunately, doesn’t save it.
Pianist Yang and conductor Lazarev, two kindred spirits, collaborate in refreshed and often exciting realizations of the passionate Russian.
Some concepts should die on the drawing table—this is one of them.
by John Sunier/ April 29, 2014/ CD+DVD/
An interesting excursion into a little explored musical genre.
by John Sunier/ April 29, 2014/ Jazz CD Reviews/
This got rave reviews at the premiere—was the fuss really justified?
Secondary Brahms? Is there such a thing? Yes there is, but readings like this do a lot to dispel such …
Turns out that plenty can be said about nothing, and these active minds say it.
by John Sunier/ April 29, 2014/ DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews/