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  1. Beethoven - Sviatoslav Richter, Piano Concerto No. 3

    This week's post on our ongoing #Beethoven2020 series is a Vinyl program featuring Sviatoslav Rchter playing Beethoven's third piano concerto.

    Beethoven composed his Piano Concerto No. 3 at the time when he still performed himself, his increasing deafness would soon end his career as a piano virtuoso.

    A quick review of Richter's Beethoven output on record has him performing cello sonatas as accompanist, and as soloist on the piano sonatas (he probably recorded them
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  2. Mozart - Symphony No.1 - 9 - Leinsdorf - 1956

    This week’s Tuesday Blog ushers in the return from our Summer semi-hiatus and to our bi-monthly format. For September, I have two posts planned (and, for reasons of programming logistics, there won’t be a “fifth Tuesday” montage for the quarter). Among other news. In addition to our traditional YouTube share, I am also posting this share to my podcasting channel – check it out when you have a chance!

    Three of the final four Cover2Cover shares this year will be dedicated to Mozart,
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  3. Beethoven - Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia ‎– Symphony No. 7 In A / Symphony No. 8 In F

    For the last few installments of our #Beethoven2020 series, we considered Liszt’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies no. 4, 5 and 6. Today, we return to the orchestral versions of these symphonies, with Otto Klemperer’s renditions of the symphonies number 7 and 8.

    According to the Penguin Guide, Klemperer recorded his first cycle of Beethoven symphonies for EMI with the Philharmonia orchestra from 1954 onwards, in mono. He made another series from 1961, recording in stereo.
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  4. Wagner: Rienzi (Edward Downes recording)

    The last of Wagner's early operas and his overall longest opera ever at 4 hours and 40 minutes. There's lots of pomp and circumstance here with choruses and ensembles, processions, and a 39 minute ballet. It was well worth the long time to listen to it all in my opinion. I actually quite like its over-the-top nature.

    There are many great selections. The overture, the opening scene, the Act I final, the Act II opening, the ballet, the Act II final, Adriano's aria "Gerechter Gott",
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    Updated Jul-26-2020 at 16:29 by adriesba

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    Classical Music , Opera
  5. Wagner: Das Liebesverbot (Edward Downes recording)

    BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra and BBC Northern Singers

    Friedrich - Raimund Herincx
    Luzio - Alexander Young
    Claudio - Ian Caley
    Antonio - Neil Jenkins
    Angelo - William Elvin
    Isabella - April Cantelo
    Mariana - Ilse Wolf
    Brighella - Lawrence Richard
    Danieli - Leslie Fyson
    Dorella - Elizabeth Gale
    Pontio Pilato - David Lennox

    From the DG Wagner: Complete Operas box.

    Well, this was rather odd. It's hard
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    Updated Jul-24-2020 at 00:50 by adriesba

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    Classical Music , Opera
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