Day 11 - Aug. 5
by, Aug-05-2011 at 04:19 (372 Views)
I thought I'd have a lot of time to listen to music yesterday, but then I didn't. Still, I did get a good hour or two in. Starting with:
Symphony #4. I might just give up on Schumann's symphonies. I don't get them.
Glazunov #2. Just beautiful. I don't remember the other works on there, though I've listened to them, but yesterday I really enjoyed Glazunov #2. I'm particularly senstive to timbres, and they come out really well in this recording.
Prokofiev Sonata #7. Much better than I remember it being. I think this time I must have finally got it. Prokofiev is growing on me - slowly.
Rachmaninoff. Love this work and this recording of it. The competition is Horowitz, and I'd say it really is worthwhile to hear them both. This was not part of the No Purchasing Project, I've heard it lots of times, and I'm not sure how it came to be playing. But as soon as it started I knew I would be listening all the way to the end. Great, great music.
I also listened to Rachmaninoff's The Bells, but I was not able to pay attention - there were so many distractions - so I will do that again this afternoon, I hope.
About 726 hours to go.