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  1. RR: 115. Puccini: La Bohème

    1. Beecham (cond.), De Los Angeles, Björling, Amara, Merrill, Reardon, Tozzi, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Columbus Boychoir (1956)


    2. Karajan (cond.), Freni, Pavarotti, Harwood, Panerai, Maffeo, Ghiaurov, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Schöneberg Boys Choir, Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus (1972)

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  2. Night Train - Oscar Peterson Trio

    In the third of three posts this January, we now turn to my vinyl collection and another look at trios. In my last post, I suggested that the “standard classical trio” consists of piano, violin and cello, however trios come in all shapes, be it the Brahms trio we featured last time, or as is the case today, the “standard jazz trio” combination of piano, bass and drums.

    In jazz (as in all ensemble play, really) there are several types of trios. In addition to the piano/bass/drum ...
  3. RR: 114. Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat, op. 44

    1. Serkin, Budapest String Quartet (1963)




    2. Rhodes, Bettelheim, Beaux Arts Trio (1975)




    3. Rubinstein, Guarneri Quartet (1966)




    4. Argerich, Schwarzberg,
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  4. RR: 113. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 in B-flat minor, op. 23

    1. Cliburn, Kondrashin (cond.), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (1958)




    2. Argerich, Kondrashin (cond.), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (1980)




    3. Horowitz, Toscanini (cond.), NBC Symphony Orchestra (1943)

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  5. RR: 112. Mahler: Symphony #4

    1. Szell (cond.), Raskin, Cleveland Orchestra (1965)




    2. Reiner (cond.), Della Casa, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1958)




    3. Maazel (cond.), Battle, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1983)

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