In: Orchestral

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
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
August 26, 2021

I decided to do something a bit light-hearted for this post. We're going to hear the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms.... Read More
Beethoven 6th Symphony (Pastoral) Weingartner (c)/Tchaikovsky 6th Symphony (Pathétique) Mravinsky (c)
March 20, 2021

Believe it or not, I am wending my way back to vocal music. But it occurred to me that I have... Read More
Anton Bruckner 7th Symphony in E-major WAB 107, Eugen Jochum (c)
March 10, 2021

Yes, it's true. I am stuck in German symphonic mode, and I haven't even touched Brahms! At some point, I will... Read More
Mahler Symphony 9 D major/D-flat, Bruno Walter conductor 1938
March 8, 2021

This is one of those works in Western classical music that one should hear at least once.  Actually, it is a... Read More
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major “The Eroica” -Vienna Philharmonic, Felix Weingartner conducting
October 26, 2018

I have been in a non-vocal mood of late, which is strange since 99% of the postings on this site have…

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