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Rachel Cusk, Kudos

Author: Rachel Cusk Title: Kudos Published: 2018 Rachel Cusk’s works are important pieces of literature, in fact so important that they are the kind of books that...

Barenboim, Brahms, The Symphonies

This is Brahms as it should be. Bold, grand, shamelessly romantic. Of course, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin have given us first-rate symphony cycles...

Nelsons, Shostakovich Symphonies 4 & 11

First the good news: This Shostakovich album by Nelsons is better recorded than the previous releases in this set (symphonies 5, 8, 9 and...

Ari Aster, “Hereditary”

Title: Heredirary Director: Ari Aster Release date: 2018 So much has already been written about Hereditary: for some, it’s the new Exorcist, for others it’s a combination...

Tommy Orange, There There

Title: There There Author: Tommy Orange Published: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 This is Tommy Orange's debut novel and what a debut it is. What we have here is a...

Tara Isabella Burton, Social Creature

One could argue that admiration and jealousy between friends have existed since the beginning of time, but the burst of social media has exacerbated...

Bruckner Symphony 8 – Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

"Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is the zenith of symphonic writing." — Sergiu Celibidache Is this the best symphony ever written? Quite possibly: even if it is...

Christian Lindberg, Steppenwolf

It's no surprise that this disc is immediately accessible and a joy to listen to. Lindberg's own compositions have always been a rewarding experience,...

Lisa Halliday, Asymmetry

A lot has been written about this book. Its title is Asymmetry, and this applies to its structure, content and meaning. The first part...

Brabbins, Ferneyhough, La Terre est un Homme

OK, this is as complex as it gets: Ferneyhough's La Terre est un Homme. It seems like a nightmare trying to imagine the rehearsals...