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Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra in F minor, Sz. 116, BB. 123(c) Georg Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra
June 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 Jochum
June 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 Horszowski
May 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 Milstein
May 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
Geraldine Farrar, dramatic soprano
May 14, 2022

Geraldine Farrar was an American soprano, known for her beauty and dramatic talent and the intimate timbre of her voice. Farrar... Read More
Brahms: String Quintet No.2 in G Major, Op. 111
May 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
Giovanni Martinelli, dramatic tenor
April 26, 2022

Giovanni Martinelli ranks among the greatest tenors of the 20th century, and perhaps came to be the true Caruso-successor after Caruso’s... Read More