Carter and Woolrich reviewed

My review of Elliott Carter and John Woolrich, played by the London Sinfonietta, is up at Musical Pointers.

I wonder if I’m too cynical to get the most out of Carter? I appreciate his tremendous craft, but there’s a slightly synthetic nostalgia about his music that reminds me of fake Parisian cafés in New York. I’m always a little bit disappointed at how willingly he subscribes to the conventions of a past Europe.

Read on.

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