The Rest is Noise
December 1, 2009

Articles, a blog, and a book by the music critic of The New Yorker

Recommended New CDs

- Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto (arr. Tertis/Carpenter), Schnittke, Viola Concerto; David Carpenter, Christoph Eschenbach conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra (Ondine)

- John Cage, Sixteen Dances; Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP/sound)

- Bernstein, Mass; Marin Alsop conducting the Baltimore Symphony (Naxos)

- Messiaen, St. Francis of Assisi; Rod Gilfry, Hubert Delamboye, Henk Neven, Camilla Tilling, and Tom Randle, with Ingo Metzmacher conducting the Netherlands Opera Chorus and Hague Philharmonic (Opus Arte DVD)

- Thomas Adès, The Tempest; Simon Keenlyside, Cyndia Seiden, Ian Bostridge, Kate Royal, Toby Spence, Philip Langridge, Adès conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (EMI)