Listening: Ran, Jolas, Tower, Chen Yi

A whole disc of solo clarinet seems like a lot of just one flavor, but I found the pieces varied and delightful. I was drawn to it because I was looking for music by Betsy Jolas, with whom I studied a long time ago at Yale.

Listening: Zwilich

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Symphony No. 2, “Cello” played by the Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Leighton Smith on First Edition Heard via Naxos Music Library (Naxos ID FECD-0004)

Naxos Music Library via IMSLP

If you become a subscribing member to IMSLP for only $22, you get access to Naxos Music Library, a wonderfully comprehensive collection of classical-music recordings, from most of the standard record labels. I subscribed as a regular Naxos member for several years for $150/year and I thought it was well worth it. Any classical piece   Read More...