By Rachel Stone
FEB 2020 | Dance
The ushers at the New York City premiere of choreographer Pam Tanowitz and pianist Simone Dinnersteins New Work for Goldberg Variations at The Joyce Theater warn me that the program is 75 minutes75 minutes!with no intermission. Its possible they have to tell me this, but either way, the length of Bachs Goldberg Variations (which, apocrypha alleges, he composed in 1741 as an anti-Scherezade to help an insomniac count finally sleep) intimidates.
By Jamison Pfeifer
JUNE 2019 | Music
Sometime around 1914, the American composer Charles Ives outlined a daily schedule for life at his Redding, Connecticut home in a diary called Our Book that he shared with his wife, Harmony. By 6:30 am, Ives was up & at them, followed by chores and then a quarter-of-an-hour playing Bach.