The Haiku Reviews: A 400-Year-Old Premiere, Some Beethoven, and Plucked-Up Bach

As I make my way through the piles of new CDs on my desk at work, from time to time I'll also share some rapid-fire reviews of said albums...in haiku form. Because: Sometimes the best way to quickly review CDs is to use haiku. ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞   Cantatas arranged as Brandenburg Concerti. Interesting, but why?   … Continue reading The Haiku Reviews: A 400-Year-Old Premiere, Some Beethoven, and Plucked-Up Bach

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Beethoven is not Enough…Apparently

Growing up, when my sister and I would fight, my mother would trot out the old adage, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." So when this bizarre and inexplicable recording of the Beethoven 9th Symphony + narration landed on my desk a couple of weeks ago, my first … Continue reading Beethoven is not Enough…Apparently

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

I remember the first time I heard about "9 Beet Stretch". Sound artist Leif Inge took a recording of Beethoven's 9th Symphony and stretched to last 24 hours, with no change in pitch. That's a 70 minute symphony stretched out to 1,680 minutes. 9 Beet Stretch was featured on an episode of RadioLab all about … Continue reading Slow Down, You Move Too Fast