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  1. Preview of my novel "Brother" from Chapter 16

    Chapter 16

    As promised, Sasha went to the Thursday rehearsal later in the afternoon and took Ana Pavlovna out. She didn’t act much different from how she was at the gathering, except that she felt no pressure to fight for his attention anymore. Sasha decided to take her somewhere intimate and simple, not overly ostentatious and luxurious. Perhaps then he could reveal a different side to her. In this little tavern at twilight, he had an interesting conversation with her.
    “How ...
  2. RR: 111. Haydn: Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI/2

    1. Karajan (cond.), Janowitz, Ludwig, Wunderlich, Krenn, Fischer-Dieskau, Berry, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Singverein (1966)

    2. Gardiner (cond.), Brown, McNair, Stormer, Schade, Finley, Gilfry, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir (1996)

    3. McCreesh
  3. Leopold Wlach Plays Brahms

    For our second Tuesday Blog for January, I have another Once Upon the Internet post for your enjoyment, this time a downloaded from the Japanese site Public Domain Classic a few years back.

    In a past PTB post, I discussed how in 1890 Johannes Brahms vowed to retire from composing, and how this plan turned out to be short lived.

    In January 1891 he made a trip to Meiningen for an arts festival and was captivated by performances of the Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 and the ...
  4. RR: 110. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245

    1. Richter (cond.), Lear, Töpper, Haefliger, Prey, Engen, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Münchener Bach-Chor (1964)

    2. Suzuki (cond.), Schmithüsen, Mera, Türk, Sakurada, Hida, Urano, Kooy, Bach Collegium Japan (1998)

    3. Gardiner (cond.), Rolfe Johnson, Varcoe, Hauptmann,
  5. RR: 109. Mozart: Piano Concerto #23 in A, K. 488

    1. Pollini, Böhm (cond.), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1976)

    2. Gulda, Harnoncourt (cond.), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1983)

    3. Horowitz, Giulini (cond.), Orchestra del Teatro all Scala di Milano (1987)


    Updated Jan-06-2016 at 06:10 by Trout