Episode 11 Playlist

Olivier Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Gil Shaham (violin), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Jian Wang (cello), and Myung-Whun Chung (piano). Deutsche Grammophon CD ‎– 289 469 052-2.   Pierre Boulez, Piano Sonata No. 1, Boulez: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3, Idil Biret. Naxos...
Confronting Tonality

Confronting Tonality

I came to avant-garde art music fairly early (and fairly easily), through the soundtrack album for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and my friendship with Robert Kermode. Robert had similarly obscure interests, and we played a game of trying to find the most...