We're sure the duck whistle technique was good
At the Los Angeles Times, Mark Swed reviews the latest modern music recital by Gloria Cheng, one of my favorite pianists. She was "consistently compelling." (On a less serious note, she played a John Cage piece that compelled her to blow a duck whistle in a bowl of water.) It's a shame she doesn't issue more solo albums; only the people who live in LA get to hear most of her music. The Messiaen piece Swed mentions, however, is the highlight of her excellent Messiaen album, available at Emusic.