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Die Sänger und die Musiker
Spotlighting artists who sang and played with freedom.
Helping familiarize today’s music lovers with names and performances of those from the past, both singers and instrumentalists.
Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra in F minor, Sz. 116, BB. 123(c) Georg Szell, The Cleveland OrchestraJune 22, 2022
I have a strange history with this piece. I had a radio show in college, and I remember playing a performance... Read More
Bruckner Symphony No. 8 in C minor, WAB 108, (c) Eugen JochumJune 16, 2022
I am selecting Bruckner's 8th Symphony because it is tremendous music, possibly because people don't listen to Bruckner very often, and... Read More
Beethoven Symphony No.9, in D minor op. 125, Ferenc Fricsay (c)June 12, 2022
I would like to highlight another composer who is perhaps little known today. This is a performance with an outstanding cast... Read More
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Felix Weingartner (c)June 6, 2022
I don't think that I have posted anything about Felix Weingartner in several years. I am going to remedy that with... Read More
J.S. Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, played by Wanda Landowska and Mieczyslaw HorszowskiMay 24, 2022
Call me repetitious. I last posted Landowska in 2018, but I am posting her again. She was and is that important.... Read More
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64, Nathan MilsteinMay 23, 2022
I decided that this week I would post an instrumentalist instead of a singer. This is Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E... Read More
Brahms: String Quintet No.2 in G Major, Op. 111May 6, 2022
As early as the 1850s, Robert Schumann wrote prophetically of Johannes Brahms as a messiah who would not so much emerge... Read More