1. Richter (1960, Moscow)
2. Gilels (1973)
3. Richter (1960, studio)
4. Rubinstein (1963)
1. Karajan (cond.), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1989)
2. Chailly (cond.), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (1984)
3. Wand (cond.), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1999)
One of the most enduring of all theatre songs written in the 1980's has been “Anthem” from the Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus/Tim Rice musical, Chess. Soviet chess grandmaster Anatoly, having just defected to the United States, expresses his heart’s loyalty to the Russia that existed “long before nations’ lines were drawn.” This is the situation and the message of the song that brings Act I of Chess to such a stirring conclusion. The composers of Chess, Andersson and Ulvaeus, are Swedish (formerly
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1. Dutoit (cond.), Montreal Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (1986)
2. Boult (cond.), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir (1978)
3. Steinberg (cond.), Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Chorus (1970)
A couple of years ago, I shared an all-Beethoven chamber music playlist in a Once Upon the Internet post emanating from Central Washington University, whose faculty shared a lot of their tracks on the old MP3.COM.
As I dug through more of my old downloads for more old Internet finds, I found a few more CWU tracks, and I plan to share some more of these in the coming months.
According to their website the Kairos Quartet, established in 1993, has been the quartet-in-residence