Perry Goldstein http://wrti.org en Mischievous, Menacing, and Minuetting Dances http://wrti.org/post/mischievous-menacing-and-minuetting-dances <p>Mischievous, menacing, or minuetting, it's dancing on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, December 7th at 9 pm</strong>—our new time, every Saturday night at 9 on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.<br /><br />From her CD <em>How She Danced</em> comes Elena Ruehr's String Quartet No. 4. It includes, as do her other quartets, a dance—in this case, a minuet—among the four movements. There is always much going on beneath the surface of her music, but whether it's mathematics or literature, what we always hear is a focus on beautiful sound. Saxophone and clarinet comprise the sounding beauties of Perry Goldstein's <em>Mischief</em>. It pirouettes, dips, and delights on its way, and is over before we know it. We want to hear more.<br /><br />Wanting more, desiring the other, and death are elements of opera; Daron Hagen brings them all together, to violent effect, in <em>Bandanna</em>, set on the U.S./Mexico border in the 1960s. Immigrants, law corrupted, and jealousy combine in this finely wrought yet roiling tragedy. We'll hear much of Act Two, where misunderstandings and machinations during a wedding dance propel the drama toward its conclusion.<br /><br />Next week: <strong>Now Is the Time</strong> Show #200!<br /> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:56:00 +0000 Kile Smith 6774 at http://wrti.org Mischievous, Menacing, and Minuetting Dances