All posts tagged “Music”

On Herbert von Karajan

Like him or not, he remains one of the great conductors

 Essays     2018-12-07

The Case Against Audiophile

The pursuit of the perfect sound comes at the expense of music itself

 Essays     2018-10-05

Franz Schubert: Grand Duo, D 812

Schubert’s finest work for piano duo

 Music     2016-08-26

Operas and Their Absurd Stories

As a form of storytelling, operas have some of the most ridiculous stories ever told

 Essays     2016-07-05

La Soledad

A beautifully nostalgic Spanish-language song

 Music     2016-07-02

Peter I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

String Sextet in D minor

 Music     2016-06-29

Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet

The only chamber work by Gustav Mahler

 Music     2016-06-05

On musical structure and storytelling

If a novel is like a symphony, a well-crafted short story is like a piano piece by Chopin

 Essays     2016-05-16

On happy endings

Real lives are boring and ambiguous

 Essays     2016-05-11

Franz Schubert: Winterreise

A moving song-cycle about unrequited love

 Music     2015-12-16