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
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,
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 07:10 by Trout
This month I have three Tuesday Blog posts lined up – two of them explore trios, and this one explores some of the piano music of Peter Tchaikovsky.
When we think of Tchaikovsky, we think of his ballets and his great orchestral works, but often neglect his quite substantive piano catalog , which includes two piano sonatas, and numerous “collections” of anywhere between three and eighteen piano pieces. The most famous of these collections is his set of twelve “characteristic
1. Gilels, Jochum (cond.), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1972)
2. Fleisher, Szell (cond.), Cleveland Orchestra (1963)
3. Serkin, Szell (cond.), Cleveland Orchestra (1968)