Music For Writers: Ville Matvejeff’s ‘Resurrections’

‘Each Composition’s Own DNA’ Of course, I would come calling with questions just as the man is trying to put Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex on its feet at Croatia’s Rijecka Opera House — opening Friday if you’re in the area. But composer Ville Matvejeff, among the busiest conductors and composers today, was gracious to a fault in… Read More

Music For Writers: The Colorist Kaija Saariaho’s ‘Instants’ Of Love

‘Perfume Of The Instant’ While writers talk of “color commentary,” they actually mean something not that different from what in music we might call great “colorists” among composers. And in world music, Finland’s composers are surely among those most prized for their work in creating sonic “color.” Einojuhani Rautavaara is perhaps chief among the great… Read More