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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Got 10 Bucks? Want Sibelius Symphonies?

Hat tip to Nico Muhly of all people for this one. The other day he tweeted: As a huge fan of the Osmo Vänskä cycle of Sibelius symphonies with the Lahti Symphony recorded in 1996-97, I checked the link. "Like free," turns out to be $9.99, but I see Muhly's point. Less than 10 bucks … Continue reading Got 10 Bucks? Want Sibelius Symphonies?