Philip Grange: Homage

If Philip Glass’s take on Vivaldi is aimed at mass appeal, this work from Philip Grange is at some other end of a spectrum. It’s far from difficult but it’s also not a lightweight piece you can instantly relax into. Grange is an academy and professor of music at Manchester University and there is a […]

Dmitri Tymoczko: Rube Goldberg Variations

An off-beat album with even madder sleeve notes, this album is surprisingly enjoyable in a low-key sort of way. The title refers to Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist and inventor: a Rube Goldberg Machine is a crazy contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated, and funniest, way possible. He is to the […]