Holmboe Violin Sonata no. 2, op. 16

performed by Johannes Søe Hansen, violin; Christina Bjørkøe, piano (cover image by Maciej Rusek) In her review of the album on which this recording appears, Catherine Nelson describes the work as “nimble and lovely” with “fluid, folk-inspired phrases.” If you read … Continue reading Holmboe Violin Sonata no. 2, op. 16

Darius Milhaud: Symphony No. 1

This article has been marked as in need of a revisit. That’s where I feel like I didn’t do the piece justice or have more to say (usually because I didn’t know it nearly well enough or didn’t have the right perspective). I’ll keep the original article for posterity, but publish a new version that will eventually be linked here for my new take on it. performed by the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Basel under Alun Francis I’ve listened to this one at least three or four times… Almost. Just not in its entirety. So I gave it my full attention this morning. … Continue reading Darius Milhaud: Symphony No. 1