Re-visiting John McCabe’s Red Leaves.

Re-visiting John McCabe’s Red Leaves.

As it’s still Autumn I thought I’d listen to John’s Red Leaves, a really fine and painterly piece, included on a Signum release (SIGCD053) with the Brunel Ensemble conducted by Christopher Austin. The disc as a whole, recorded February 1996, includes...
Paavo Järvi’s Alpha Tchaikovsky Symphony cycle with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. Ateş Orga’s personally styled survey of it and reminiscences of collecting.

Paavo Järvi’s Alpha Tchaikovsky Symphony cycle with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. Ateş Orga’s personally styled survey of it and reminiscences of collecting.

Guest Writer, Ateş Orga This isn’t going to be one of those bar-by-bar overviews. Nor about who’s worse or better. I have no scores to hand. Just memories and encounters. Gut reactions. Back in the 70s and 80s during the early days of the music...