Over the course of a forty-five-year career Ton Koopman has established himself as a leader in the “authentic” movement. He trained in Amsterdam, where he studied organ, harpsichord and musicology and was awarded the Prix d'Excellence for both instruments.
From the beginning of his musical studies he was fascinated by authentic instruments and a performance style based on sound scholarship and
This month’s selection from the Podcast Vault is the first of three posts n the Tuesday Blog dedicated to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. It also serves to conclude our previous month’s “Double, Double” series, with a pair of double concertos by the Cantor, and feeds another ongoing arc on concertos of all sorts.
Bach, like many of his Baroque contemporaries, was instrumental in creating
Updated Mar-03-2015 at 11:40 by itywltmt
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 Febrary
Mozart, Schubert - Music for Two Pianos - Perahia, Lupu
My feature recommendation for this month’s “Double, Double” series is this first of two discs
Once Upon the Internet this week takes us back to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for another post in our “Double, Double” series, this time with some pieces for a pair of performers – violinist Walter Barylli and pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.
Badura-Skoda is not in his first visit on our OUTI posts, being part of our very first one (almost three years ago!) and later in more Mozart, as a recitalist in a trio of Mozart piano sonatas. This is, however, Mr. Barylli’s first time here and this merits
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