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Varese’s Density 21.5, composed in 1936, is a piece which definitely sits in the realm of modernism. Other 20th century flute pieces, such as Debussy’s Syrinx, or even the Sonatas by Hindemith, Martinu and Poulenc, while being “different” and having a musical language which is obviously distinct from the “classical” tradition, remain “pleasant” to the ear, and in that sense “approachable”. 439 more words
How much of the classical repertoire do we actually perform or listen to? This question is prompted by a remark baritone Luca Pisaroni made after a recital he gave in DC last (for which I wrote the program note). 1,013 more words
Numbers are just numbers. They do not usually mean much and they certainly have to be considered carefully and within the specific contexts.
That said, the… 180 more words