Vox Satanae – Episode 451 – 140 Minutes – Week of September 23, 2019 This week we hear works by Johann Friedrich Peter, Anton Bruckner, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Tomás Marco. Stream Vox Satanae episode 451. Download Vox Satanae episode 451.
In Memoriam Christopher Rouse (1949-2019) I consider Dr. Christopher Rouse to be one of the great symphonists of our time, and I’ve been following his exquisitely dark and expressive compositions since I discovered his earlier orchestral works GORGON and The Infernal Machine. I recall him commenting in program notes that so much contemporary music had lost the ability to work in a true “allegro” tempo, so he deftly remedied that in several of his pieces. He’s also a master of “adagio” tempi—and everything in between. It was always exciting for me when his new works were performed and released—I knew […]
Greetings to all who share our celebration of the Earth’s successive seasons! Here in the Northern Hemisphere Fall’s arrival exhilarates—cool evenings are here, upcoming are bountiful harvests and soon the leaves will blaze with vivid colors. Those in the Southern Hemisphere rejoice in the triumph of Spring’s warmth over frigid Winter. Nature shakes free from stasis, surging forth with renewed vigor. We luxuriate in vital, carnal existence, embracing these seasonal pivot points. We resonate with the majestic cycles of our precious, fragile island in space. Such cognizance invokes humbling respect for we seek an ever-deepening understanding of our beautiful and dreadful […]