The greatness of Cecil Taylor (1929-2018)
7 April 2018 | 12:02 am

Cecil Taylor, one of the most important musicians of our time, and one of the pioneers of what is roughly called "free" or avant-garde jazz, died on April 5, 2018, at 89 years old.  Ben Ratliff has written an obituary … Continue reading

De Guise-Langlois & Morgenstern Trio in Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, and Dover String Quartet in Mendelssohn Op. 80, at the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival
2 April 2018 | 7:31 pm

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Leo Rich theater in the Tucson Convention Center, I heard two of the best chamber music performances I've ever heard.  As part of the 25th Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, clarinetist Romie de … Continue reading

Ensembl Mitdvest: Muczynski, Bach, Birtwistle, and Dvorak at Kastelskirken, Copenhagen
19 November 2017 | 8:12 pm

At Kastelskirken in the Kastellet fort in Copenhagen today (19.11.2017) a wind quintet drawn from the Danish Ensembl MidtVest played Robert Muczynski's woodwind quintet, opus 45; J. S. Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute and basso continuo (bass … Continue reading

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