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  1. Brahms, Brahms

    This week, Vinyl’s Revenge returns with a pair of vinyl recordings from the early 1980’s, featuring Daniel Barenboim (as a pianist, and mot as a conductor) and the New-York Philharmonic under its long-time Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

    On 15 June 1967, Barenboim and British cellist Jacqueline du Pré were married in Israel at a Western Wall ceremony and, acting as one of the witnesses, was his longtime friend Mehta. Du Pré’s career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, forcing her to ...
  2. Mozart, Mozart (... and Mendelssohn)

    This month’s selection from the Podcast Vault bridges our January “Mad for Mendelssohn “ theme with “Double, Double:”, which is our theme for this month. All three works are concertos for two soloists, with a “double shot” of Mozart Double concertos.

    But first, in order to cap off our Mendelssohn series, let’s look at the filler piece on this old podcast. In a recent post from my blog , ...

    Updated Feb-03-2015 at 11:29 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. La Chronique du Disque (January 2015)

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My Suggestions for January

    Mendelssohn - Complete Symphonies/Overtures - Abbado

    Seems I have unearthed quite a bit of Abbado’s early recordings over the last year – and shared ...
  4. Felix Mendelssohn on MP3.COM

    This week's installment of the Tuesday Blog - the first Once Upon the Internet for 2015 - continues the overall Mendelssohn theme with more intimate works.

    To begin, a pair of chamber works: a string quartet and a song without words (more about that on our teaser below) set for cello and piano.

    From his piano works, a pair of virtuoso pieces, including his variations sérieuses, which compares favorably to his friend Schuman's symphonic variations. Finally, a piece for ...
  5. Josef Suk Plays Mendelssohn and Bruch

    We are now well-engaged in a month-long theme on the Tuesday (here) and Friday (see teaser) blog exploring the music of Felix Mendelssohn, and this week we turn to his great violin concerto in E Minor.

    I have several versions of this concerto in my collection featuring soloists like Kyung-Wha Chung (featured on a past Blog and Podcast), Leila Josefowicz, Michael Rabin, Frank-Peter Zimmermann and the one I am sharing with you today by Czech violinist Josef Suk.

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