[REPOST] Corollary #1

When schoolchildren are taught to use a ruler, are they being taught how to measure, or are they being taught why to measure? (originally posted 10 June 2015)

[REPOST] Arnold and Edmund and Ralph…

…and William and Edward and Gustav and Ernest (aka “Old Raspberry” from his habit of, quite literally, falling down drunk). Wait, who now? British symphonists of the 1930s. For whatever reasons, possibly not totally unrelated…

[REPOST] Ravel

I have been listening to some of Pierre Boulez’s recordings of Ravel from the 1970s and 1980s, with the Cleveland and the New York Phil. Boulez pays Ravel the compliment (if such it be) of…

[REPOST] Brahms Op. 15, again

Listening to the radio the other day – I know, a vicious habit – I chanced upon the Concerto for Orchestra by Lowell Liebermann. Liebermann’s works usually leave me with an impression of cynical eclecticism….