Monthly Archives: February 1989

Record reviews

Reinhold Moritsevich Gliere died as recently as 1956; his musical style suggests a much earlier date. His memory is kept alive by two works, one tiny (a dance from his satiric ballet “The Red Poppy”)¬† the other huge (the Symphony No. 3, subtitled “Ilya Murometz”). Neither is what you’d call a masterpiece worthy of the […]

Beethoven 10+1

Did the world really need a Tenth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven? Apparently so, says a British musicologist named Barry Cooper, and who’s to say he’s wrong? Nothing would please me more, in fact, than to be able to greet this mangled, crippled, stillborn¬† product of Dr. Cooper’s fantasizing as the very Tenth we (some […]