T.D.

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  1. Marion Brown: Porto Novo

    Me too. BTW, Dusty Groove maintains a good source of info on upcoming releases (incl. both of the aforementioned): https://www.dustygroove.com/coming-soon/jazz
  2. What music did you buy today?

    I'm not much into vocal Bach, but love the St. Matthew Passion and enjoy the Mass in B Minor and Christmas Oratorio. Have not thus far elected to explore the cantatas - it's a daunting prospect and there are too many other things competing for attention. Oddly, I discovered Renaissance polyphony a few years ago and became an enthusiast despite not having a big appetite for Christian religious music. But my collection thereof will never get overly big, because there are only so many Kyrie eleisons, Glorias, etc. I want to hear.
  3. Dusty Groove link Amazon shows it as May 3 release.
  4. What music did you buy today?

    Well, tastes obviously differ and you don't have to like Bach...I'm kind of a math nerd and love the structure of contrapuntal music. Regarding lack of "room for interpretation", I've found plenty in Bach. That said, the three Partitas recordings I currently own (Schepkin 1, Tipo, J. C. Martins; Schepkin 1 the favorite) all feature quite a bit of embellishment or "extravagance". Schepkin 2 supposedly tones down some of his earlier embellishments. (Other Bach solo keyboard performers: I own quite a bit of Gould and Schiff on piano, a Feltsman Art of the Fugue on piano, a Feinberg WTC on piano and a Hantai GV on harpsichord. Plus various recordings by those previously mentioned.) I recently read a review of a Morton Feldman recording in which the critic expressed the opinion that Feldman's piano music allows relatively little "r f i" and that recordings don't differ very much. I don't agree, but the dynamics (often pp to ppp ) tend to obscure differences. I've attended a couple of performances of Steve Reich's music recently, and he seems like a composer who might truly leave little "r f i", because the phasing has to be executed so precisely. But I haven't heard all that much Reich.
  5. What music did you buy today?

    I don't exactly need another recording of the Partitas, but they're personal favorites and I really enjoyed Schepkin's earlier (Ongaku) recording, so...
  6. [Tristano, Konitz, Marsh] +1
  7. Mostly to hear Tallis's Spem in alium.
  8. The Partitas, Busoni transcriptions and Goldbergs.
  9. Yep. Also: Although I'm not 100% sure "one-hit wonder" applies...
  10. Now reading...

    This is extremely interesting, but unfortunately it's rather sloppy and slipshod in many respects.
  11. Pedja Mužijević, solo piano concert "Bach Dialogues" J.S. Bach, Partita in C minor BWV 826 Fulmer, “whose fingers brush the sky” (2014) J.S. Bach, Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother BWV 992 Joslin, Cadaquésan Landscape (2017) J.S. Bach, Sarabanda con Partite BWV 990 This (free!) event was pretty good. The non-Partita Bach pieces are relative obscurities. The Fulmer piece involves piano "preparations" and strumming inside the piano; the Joslin piece utilizes 2 metronomes and a music box.
  12. Longtime favorite. Schepkin has re-recorded the Partitas on the Steinway & Sons label...I really should hear them, but to date have not.