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  1. J.S. Bach "en Espańa"

    Today’s Once Upon the Internet presents tracks uploaded from the site which a few years ago discontinued the distribution of “complete” works, only offering samples or streaming content). We owe the site to Michael Reckling, a trained German organist and visual artist who moved to Spain over 40 years ago.

    Reckling, who frequented the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation of Marbella was impressed with the location’s acoustics, and he took upon himself to ...
  2. #21 - Furtwangler/BPO/Schneiderhan - Beethoven - Violin Concerto [1953]

    Ah, Furtwangler's Beethoven. Always a classic. Whether it be the symphonies or the concertos for piano or for violin or opera or overtures. Even Große Fuge as the picture above would make clear.

    Onto the performance itself, this performance is not the critically acclaimed and commercially successful with Yehudi Menuhin one from 1947.

    Rather, it is from 1953 with Herr ...
  3. #20 - Furtwangler conducting BPO - Schubert - Symphony No. 9 [1942]

    Sorry for the late posting but I've been sort of busy playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut. Wait, that's a filthy excuse. Its not even an excuse. I'll promise to update more frequent, most loyal frequent readers. {Albert}

    Continuation of Furtwangler month:

    Oh, my, the more I hear of Herr Furtwangler, the more enraptured I am by him. A most troubled man. Socially, politically, personally ...

    Updated Mar-12-2015 at 09:17 by Lord Lance

    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Concerts
  4. #19 - Furtwangler conducting BPO - Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6

    A performance of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony.

    I won't be providing an intellectual review wherein I break down every movement and analyse the reviews. Keeping things brief here:

    1. The tempi choices are wonderful and very much agreeable. Not as grand as Bernstein's DG retake.

    2. The intensity {The God of Power and Passion, after all} is thrilling here, even if the poor ...
  5. J.S. Bach - Ton Koopman‎ - Organ Works

    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 ...
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