Late Advent Miscellany

Some random links to be visited by the light of the Advent Wreath, and after considering these meditations on the O Antiphons:

Jeremy Denk on Charles Rosen.

– a fascinating online collection of early Chopin editions.

– here’s a serious procrastination aid: the National Jukebox at the Library of Congress. (via George Blood.)

– I’ve been thinking more about my Carter/jazz musician post. Though I still think it is true that you could assemble a quite decent jazz combo from among the members of most American symphony orchestras, it is even more likely that the folks capable of Carter’s solo and chamber music will have some sort of jazz literacy. Consider this post by Davy Rakowski where he describes confirming that Amy Briggs knows the changes to the interlude of Night in Tunisia. In the other direction, surely Uri Caine could nail a Carter piano piece. His album where he performs with the Arditti Quartet (known as Carter advocates) will make you think more about the intersections among Carter, high modernism in general, and jazz.

 

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