December, 2012

47 Posts
Haydn
HaydnThe Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51, Hob. III/50-56 Performed by Quatuor Guilet Recorded in 1954 Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51, Hob. III/50-56 – Introduction
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Curtain’s Up! Wagner and Weber
It is generally acknowledged that no single operatic composer influenced Richard Wagner as decisively as Carl Maria von Weber. When Richard was nine, Weber came to Dresden to rehearse and conduct his opera Der Freischütz. In his autobiography, Wagner gives
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Presenting Jian Wang – Chopin, Barber, Schumann
Chopin Sonata Op. 65 Largo Jian Wang, cello Carol Rosenberger, piano From Presenting Jian Wang – Chopin, Barber, Schumann (1990) Released by Delos Records Chopin: Cello Sonata Op. 65 – Largo Recording debut of Jian Wang in 1990. A wonderful
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The 10 Greatest Pianists of All Time
The most influential legendary pianists, as voted by modern day masters of the instrument.
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Dvořák’s Legacy!
In 1884/85, a wealthy patron of classical music named Jeanette Thurber set out to establish a uniquely American school of classical music composition. To accomplish this ambitious undertaking, she founded in quick succession the National Conservatory of Music of America
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Tchaikovsky
TchaikovskyPiano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, op. 23 Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35 Performed by Daniel Wayenberg, piano Devy Erlih, violin Laszlo Somogyi, conductor Orchestre du Südwestfunk (Baden Baden) Recorded in 1958 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in
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Typewriter (accompanying an orchestra)
Time to have some fun.
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Do you know Ashkenazy?
Last month, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, led by chief conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, performed a six-concert tour in China. This included visiting Qingdao and Wuhan ‒ two cities where few big orchestras get to play, due to the financial constraints of
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