30 June 2011


1. Debussy, Images Book I № 3, Mouvement (Zoltán Kocsis)
2. Stravinsky, Mass, Gloria (cond. Jas O’Donnell)
3. Webern, from Cantata № 1, op29, i. Zündender Lichtblitz (cond. Boulez)
4. Prokofiev, Visions fugitives, op22 № 15, Inquieto (Eteri Andjaparidze)
5. Talking Heads, “Seen and Not Seen” from Remain in Light
6. Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms, iii. Psalm 150 (cond. Robt Craft)
7. Copland, Dance Symphony, i. (Slatkin, St Louis)
8. Stravinsky, Canticum sacrum, viii. Illi autem profecti (cond. Jas O’Donnell)
9. Prokofiev, Cinderella, op87, I/11 The Second Appearance of the Fairy Godmother (Ashkenazy, Cleveland)
10. Jethro Tull, “A New Day Yesterday” from Stand Up
11. Prokofiev, Cinderella, op87, III/39 The Prince & the Cobblers (Ashkenazy, Cleveland)
12. The Bobs, “Bulky Rhythm” from My, I’m Large
13. JS Bach, Trio Sonata № 4 in e minor, BWV528, i. Adagio. Vivace (Helmut Walcha)
14. Jeff Beck, “Suspension” from You Had It Coming
15. JS Bach, Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 685 (Helmut Walcha)
16. Genesis, “Alone Tonight” from Duke
17. Stravinsky, Les noces, Scene i (cond. Robt Craft)
18. The Beatles, “She’s a Woman” from Mono Masters vol. I
19. Thelonious Monk, “Black and Tan Fantasy” from Monk Plays Duke Ellington
20. Prokofiev, Cinderella, op87, III/43 Oriental Dance (Ashkenazy, Cleveland)
21. Elgar, Cello Concerto in e minor, op85, iv. Allegro ma non troppo (Navarre, Barbirolli, Hallé)

13 June 2011

Just wondering

Some days I could listen to nothing but Bach organ music. Is that worrisome?

05 June 2011

Day of rest

A most curious dream last night, in which a former teacher & I talked a good deal about our respective music. Whatever else, it must mean that right down into my subconscious, I have full confidence in the Viola Sonata.

At FCB this morning I met Jaya; she has perused the first pages of The Mystic Trumpeter, and she is enthusiastic.

Still, I’ve been making progress mostly on the Cello Sonatina . . . largely contrapuntal for a piano interlude.

A few days ago when I was revisiting the texts for the Cantata, I also discovered that I had printed out Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee” . . . and this morning, I recalled what I had in mind for that text: an unaccompanied setting for Carola’s crack quartet.

I don’t know if I deserve to be so happy just for remembering this . . . but I am.