Boulanger Trio | Teach me!

Listening this week in the studio to this great album by the Boulanger Trio called Teach me! I think the idea behind this album is to reveal how Nadia Boulanger excelled in her teachings by being able to let her composition students find their true voice. The album showcases works by Jean Françaix, Leonard Bernstein, [...]

Helene Grimaud | The Messenger

In my ears this week, Helene Grimaud's new album : The Messenger. Hélène Grimaud has created a fascinating pianistic dialogue between Mozart and the Ukrainian-born contemporary composer Valentin Silvestrov. "The album includes three works by Mozart: the unfinished Fantasia in D minor K 397, the famous Piano Concerto in D minor K 466, and the Fantasia in C minor K 475. [...]

Mushroom Variations

John cage was an intense mushroom lover. All kinds of mushrooms. I bought "John Cage: A Mycological Foray: Variations on Mushrooms", an absolutely beautiful book not long ago and could not be happier. Such a gorgeous and interesting object. John Cage's life philosophy and thoughts are shared and weirdly are all linked to fungi. There [...]