In light of the facts that
a) I punched out my computer and cannot access my records, and
b) I just purchased about $200 of CDs
the "No Purchasing Project" is temporarily postponed....
One example of why this project is necessary and worthwhile is Jongen's Symphony Concertante.
Evidently (according to an Amazon reviewer) that performance is a touch idiosyncratic, but it's the only one I've ever heard, and I heard it for the first time this weekend, despite having owned this recording for several months.
If you want that, look for the 3 disk Brilliant
Was listening to this earlier when I commented that I don't get Schumann's piano music. It's ok. Fun, I suppose. I wasn't able to give it proper attention because my wife kept asking me about the economy, the debt, and so on.
Khachaturian. Very nice but I need to get a better,
Updated Aug-06-2011 at 14:03 by science
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,
It's a good thing I'm doing, and one reason is the following:
Tchaikovsky's The Seasons. Naturally I bought that recording primarily for the Mussorgsky, but because of this project I've been listening to everything else, and last night The Seasons rolled around, and what a wonderful work it is. It doesn't displace Mussorgsky, but it definitely (for now) my favorite solo piano work by Tchaikovsky.