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Josef Hofmann plays Chopin Ballade no. 4 in F minor, opus 52 and Scherzo in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39
July 7, 2022

I have a friend who mentioned to me today that he feels connected to Chopin. And, so I told him that... Read More
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58, Mieczysław Horszowski piano, (c) Alexander Schneider
July 2, 2022

This is my favorite pianist, conducted by Alexander Schneider of Marlboro Music fame during the Pablo Casals Festive in Puerto Rico.... Read More
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
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