Monthly Archives: November 1998

Here Come the Brits With Strings Attached

Between a 1610 violin sonata by Giovanni Paulo Cima and the 1995 Fifth String Quartet by Elliott Carter there stretches a chronological and stylistic gap of nearly four centuries. Still, the music in both cases – the one played last week by the British group that calls itself Romanesca at one of the Da Camera […]

Pretty Notes All in a Row

Photo by Zoe DominicAlban Berg’s Chamber Concerto and Donald Martino’s Notturno, composed 50 years apart (1923 and 1973, give or take a few months), were performed two days apart here last week: the Berg by the Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen with pianist Mitsuko Uchida and violinist Mark Stein berg as soloists, the Martino in a […]