June 2022

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A minor, Sir John Barbirolli (c)
June 26, 2022

There are many recording of this symphony. I chose John Barbirolli's rendition. Barbirolli was not without his critics, especially in the... Read More
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