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Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto in B-flat major, op. 83
November 23, 2020

I seem to find myself in a Brahmsian universe. As such, I am posting this performance of the Brahms 2nd Piano... Read More
Brahms Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2
November 21, 2020

I am going to do with a Brahms piano piece what I have done with singers. I am going to have... Read More
Lotte Lehmann, dramatic soprano
November 14, 2020

After my recent excursion into instrumental music, I decided to return to vocal music with one of my favorite sopranos, Lotte... Read More
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Mravinsky, Richter
November 11, 2020

Well, I'm not back to vocal music yet, but I will get there soon. Sviatoslav Richter Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter was a... Read More
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
November 4, 2020

I will just point out here the title of the third movement of the is quartet. It is "Heiliger Dankgesang eines... Read More
Brahms Sextet No.1 in B-flat major, Op. 18
October 27, 2020

Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18 For most of the nineteenth century, a shadow hung over German music, a... Read More
Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat, Op. 20
October 26, 2020

In this posting, I am doing something different.Rather than choose string players who were famous in the past and long dead,... Read More
Brahms Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111, Budapest Quartet
October 24, 2020

I have been on a chamber music kick. I only have a few more to post, and then I will get... Read More
Dvořák Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81
October 18, 2020

I am taking a little break from vocal music. Instead, I will be posting about chamber music. The first one of... Read More
Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, op.34, no.14
October 15, 2020

I wanted to post Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, but I had a hard time finding a singer whom I thought could do it... Read More