Dr. Ciaran Taylor

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: Dublin
Anniversary: April 5
Birthday: Sept. 3
In My Own Words:
Mathematician, artist and very bad go-player. Mad about music (serious/classical) and love good hi-fi to listen to it with. Good concerts are even better, but what about that OAP beside you coughing and whispering to their spouse? If I had the time and resources, I'd make some large sculptures in bronze or stone. Then I'd relax at an all-Mahler concert in the Concertgebouw!


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Comp Str Trios/Duos ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Comp Str Trios/Duos ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
To me, the main work in this set is the Trio in E flat, K 563. It is in the form of a (very serious) divertimento: a sequence of varied movements, including a really ingenious set of variations. The inventiveness, seriousness and wit on display put it on a par with Mozart's greatest chamber works. The string quartets are part of a long and famous series of works which draw attention to each other, but the trio is out on its own and for that reason it's been passed over unnoticed. Do yourself a favour and notice it: join the elite group who know it exists and have experienced its magnificence.
With these players it's in the safest of hands. The great Belgian violinist and… Read more
United States Live (4 CD) ~ Laurie Anderson
United States Live (4 CD) ~ Laurie Anderson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I saw Laurie Anderson perform "United States" in London shortly after this recording was made, and it stayed with me as a very special event, so I was very excited when I got these CDs. After a while I was struck by how much is missing: the concert was a very visual experience, and on the CDs you sometimes are reminded of this when you hear the audience respond to something you can't see. Also I feel that most of what's best here is done better on "Big Science", so unless you're a Laurie Anderson-obsessive you're probably better off with that. Still... I'm glad I have "United States".