30 December 2009

Look Back, Look Ahead

As to this, the recording of the Messiaen which at the time struck me as a bit blanched, must have been the Haitink/Concertgebouw recording. (Of course, if I were to go back and listen to the recording today, I should likely hear it differently.)

2010 could turn out to be The Year of Musical Visition from Elsewhere. Ivan Moody is projecting a visit to Boston to deliver the paper “Arvo Pärt: Aspects of Spirituality, Music and Text in the 21st Century” — and I hope the visit may be timed to allow his attendance at the Sine Nomine performance of the Opus 92.

And in June, flutist/composer Nicole Randall Chamberlain (with whom the recent concert in Atlanta was such an assured triumph) will be coming to Boston with her husband Brian (a guitarist, and also a composer). There must be playing, I believe . . . .

Audio of the entire 17 November concert can be harkened unto at InstantEncore.

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