Menu Sidebar
Menu

Kirkville

TECHMUSICBOOKSARTSETC.

My Latest Books

My Podcast

classical music

6106yshEkDL._AA1425_

Music Review: November, by Dennis Johnson

Buy from: Amazon.com | Amazon UK | iTunes The musical avant-garde has created a number of very long pieces of music. Morton Feldman’s String Quartet No. 2, for example, runs for around six hours; other works by the same composer last from one to four hours. La Monte Young’s Well-Tuned Piano runs around five to […]

Some New and Forthcoming Classical Box Sets

It looks like it’s going to be another bumper year for low-priced classical box sets. If you’re a classical music fan, you may like picking up these sets, because they fill in your collection, or they let you get a lot of music by a favorite performer or composer. Here’s a list of some of […]

Is iTunes About to Start Selling Hi-Res Music, or Is a Record Label Confused?

I came across a curious announcement from Warner Classics this morning. They say that they will be releasing some music in high definition on iTunes. Talking about some remastered albums by Herbert van Karajan, they say: This treasure trove has been painstakingly remastered at London’s Abbey Road Studios in 24-bit/96kHz from the original tapes, available […]

Who Had the Bright Idea of Designing a Box Set Like This?

The John Eliot Gardiner Collection, from DG, has 30 discs across Gardiner’s career, covering a broad range of music: Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, operas and passions, and some symphonies. I bought this box set last year when it came out, but hadn’t gotten around to ripping it, so I pulled it off my shelf, and […]

Newer Posts
Older Posts