I’m making music more than ever. It was so unexpected to have all this free time on my hands. I’ve been spending a lot with Bach and Beethoven. Bach, because everything starts and ends there, so I’ve been playing the “Goldberg” Variations; the toccatas; a beautiful Busoni piece, “Fantasia on J.S. Bach.” And Beethoven, reading through all the piano sonatas, especially spending time with the “Hammerklavier” and Opus 111. I’ve been getting to know more recent music, too: works by Rebecca Saunders, Unsuk Chin, Enno Poppe. I’m learning Berio’s Sequenza, which I’m scheduled to play at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival this summer, if it happens. I’ve also been studying the Brahms symphonies, and the Wagner operas — the “Ring,” “Tristan” — partly through the Met broadcasts. I played through the score to “Das Rheingold” at the piano. How great is that? … [Read more...] about Bedroom Composers All: Musicians Are Making Art in a Pandemic
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