[Music] Rachel’s – The Sea And The Bells [Full Album]

The first time I remember hearing this was at Aron’s Records, and I couldn’t quite wrap my mind what genre this album was.  I suppose Rachel’s could be seen as a precursor to post-rock or a lot of the modern classical music coming from labels like Erased Tapes.  This album remains gorgeous listening.

[Music] Ernst Stoltz – Turlough O’Carolan: Farewell To Music

Ernst Stoltz performs music on the viola da gamba of legendary Irish tunesmith Turlough O’Carolan’s final work.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day (yes, celebrated by Orthodox Christians as well) to my friends, and especially to those Patricks, Patricias and every other derivation of the name.

[Music] Charles Wuorinen’s 80th with Goeyvaerts String Trio

American composer Charles Wuorinen passed away a couple of days ago.  Here is a sample of his compositional prowess, along with a rather well-done interview.  He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for the purely electronic piece, Time’s Encomium.  Rest in peace, Charles.