Showdown at the OK Corral...
Account of painful argument with Fiddle Guru - available on request...
Updated Jun-01-2016 at 22:55 by Ingélou
This week’s Vinyl’s Revenge is an old favourite recording of mine, featuring Karl Böhm conducting four works by his friend and mentor Richard Strauss, including two of his oft-heard tone Poems: Till Eulenspiegel and Don Juan.
I thought I would sjhare with you excerpts from a Gramophone interview from 1972 authored by music critic Alan Blyth. In it, there are a pair of long anecdotes about Richard Strauss and their mutual admiration:
"[…] I met Strauss for the
In February 2015 KenOC challenged us to estimate how much time we spent listening to various composers as a percentage of the total time we spent listening to music. Because I listen to music almost exclusively on iTunes, I was able to make a fairly precise reckoning. I will try to find that thread so that I can post my numbers from that time here.
Edit: Found it:
8.00% - Beethoven
7.69% - Bach
3.55% - Mozart
3.21% - Haydn
3.06% - Brahms
Updated May-17-2016 at 08:54 by science
I joined TalkClassical in May of 2011, and started my Tuesday Blog a few weeks later. The landscape hasn’t changed much – some of the TC lurkers have come and gone, but I have tried to stay the course, though my contributions have been limited to a few per month over the last while. Balancing work, home and my pastimes can be a challenge!
Allow me to take a moment to thank my fellow TC’ers – past and present – for their continued support and readership, as well as for their
This week’s Vinyl’s Revenge considers another EMI re-edition from my personal vinyl collection.
As was the case with the Klemperer disc I shared in March, and the Muti/Tchaikovsky disc I shared last year, today’s recording was part of the Angel “Red Label” series of reissues I purchased in the early 1980’s. A fourth disc – Giulini’s recording of the Brahms First Symphony – made it to a Brahms montage on my Friday Podcast series in 2013. Those three discs all had in common