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Favourite Recording: Salonen's Helix, Piano Concerto, and Dichotomie

Why are these pieces not frequently performed yet? Why??? When will they enter the repertory?

This recording features 3 brilliant works by composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen: a short tone-poem “Helix” for orchestra, the Piano Concerto played beautifully by Yefim Bronfman, and “Dichotomie” for piano solo (also played by Bronfman). 229 more words


Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil rehearsal

Friends of the LA Phil get invited to rehearsals as thanks for our donations so I went to the Hollywood Bowl this morning to hear the Phil prepare for tonight’s concert. 314 more words

Samuel Barber — String Quartet, Op. 11

June marks LGBT Pride month, and in recognition of that I will post 30 days of music by gay and lesbian, mostly American, composers.  In some instances, you can hear the unique struggle of identity within these works, and in some circumstances, these voices are clear and concise, and in others ambiguous and enigmatic. 403 more words