I’m traveling this week, so I’m a day late on a couple links. Over at NewMusicBox this week, I consider the composer’s relationship with musical material from the vantage point of an early out.
Also, Ethan Iverson, a fellow Charles Rosen fan, asked for some reflections on his passing, which I was more than happy to attempt. If there’s a more entertaining way to expand one’s mind than a “Do the Math” post, I haven’t found it; to be part of one is flattery indeed.
Let me pull your coats to this lovely recording of the Davidsbundlertanze, which I think Rosen owns: