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Live: Chicago Symphony. Elgar: In the South (Alessio). Tone poem with a lovely viola melody in one section. Written on an Italian vacation, reportedly the composer's "sunniest work. Beethoven: "Emperor" Concerto. His more raucous and fun Fifth, though no less serious than anything else he composed. A lifetime favorite for these ears. Rachmaninoff: Symphonic…Continue
I missed this when it was published, but fortunately it turned up on Twitter just now...
It's that time of year again... time for the dreaded Year-End Review. An attempt to make sense of 2014 and formulate an idea of where 2015 might lead.
I'm a little embarrassed to note that I didn't even do this last year! But 2013 was a quiet year, and I didn't work on anything solo. I recorded my parts for The Rage of Reason (see below) and Afterimages (from Memory Palace, below), and arranged my…Continue