The Altenberg-Lieder feature Alban Berg at his most direct and concise, as well as his most sumptuous.
Rethinking the Repertorie
Max Bruch’s music is smart, strong, crafty, and, often, quite endearing.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s , Antar packs a world of chimeric colors, impellent drama, and memorable tunes into less than thirty minutes.
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Frieze is, without a doubt, one of the major symphonic scores of our century.
So, is the “Gaelic” Symphony an unalloyed masterpiece? I’d argue in the affirmative.
Surely the time has come for a major revival of Night Ride and Sunrise.