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  1. 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)

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

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  2. Elena Kuschnerova Plays Tchaikovsky

    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
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  3. RR: 108. Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 in D minor, op. 15

    1. Gilels, Jochum (cond.), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1972)




    2. Fleisher, Szell (cond.), Cleveland Orchestra (1963)




    3. Serkin, Szell (cond.), Cleveland Orchestra (1968)

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    Updated Aug-04-2016 at 07:57 by Trout

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  4. Glazunov's Writings, Blog 4: ON THE DANGERS OF MUSIC

    A humorous (but maybe also serious?) article Glazunov submitted to a magazine after he was asked to make an opinion about Richard Strauss... yep, we can see where this is going...

    On the Dangers of Music

    I can cite a few examples of the negative impact of music, but I can not help, first of all, not expressing perplexity for the following reason.
    How can the public understand the work of Strauss's Elektra? We, the professionals do not understand the
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    Updated Feb-27-2016 at 01:52 by Huilunsoittaja

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  5. The Power of Performance: Impressions on Stephen Coombs' Glazunov Project, Part II

    PART 2

    Coombs divides the solo piano music of Glazunov into 4 volumes, each one featuring at least one long work. Thus, the Theme and Variations op. 72, the 2 piano sonatas, and the Prelude and Fugues op. 101 are all on separate discs. Coombs made sure to add works without opus number as well, including a few student works of bizarre maturity. In this way, Coombs gives each work its due, and thus making the volumes have a kind of big-picture progression in and of itself.
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    Updated Feb-27-2016 at 01:52 by Huilunsoittaja

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