Rx: Gain greater connection to Henze’s “S. Biagio 9 Agosto Ore 1207”
Learning more about the music we play is a great way to develop a deeper connection to the music itself and leads, hopefully, to a better performance.
Here is an undergraduate essay on Henze’s “S. Biagio 9 Agosto Ore 1207” by Milo Fultz. In addition to the musical structures of the music, Fultz includes a brief biography of the composer and some interesting speculation on the meaning of the title.
This is a great, brief read on this work and I hope to see more of this sort of thing from Mr. Fultz and others.