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  1. 2021 Listening Project - Mar 2

    Milhaud
    Ballade for Piano and Orchestra
    Michael Korstick, piano
    SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
    Alun Francis, conductor

    As with the Milhaud Etudes, this is more modernist (and less melodic) than I prefer, but I still thought this was OK.

    Bach
    Orchestral Suite No. 3
    The English Concert
    Trevor Pinnock

    Here's what I though immediately upon listening. The Ouverture was immediately familiar to me, The Air
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  2. 2021 Listening Project - Mar 1

    Bach
    Sonata for Solo Violin, No. 2
    Paul Galbraith, guitar (his own transcription)
    Sergiu Luca, violin
    Nathan Milstein, violin

    This time I listened to Galbraith first, in an attempt to be able to listen with more "fresh" ears. And I did like this more than his Sonata No. 1. In particular I really enjoyed his Fuga. The Grave and the Andante were still too slow for my taste (though the Andante was still very pretty).

    Between Milstein
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  3. 2021 Listening Project - First Two Months

    I'm really enjoying this, but it's even harder to find dedicated listening time than I had anticipated. But nevertheless, I've now covered 32 hours of music, so I'm averaging about 30 minutes per day. At this rate I'll be finished some time in mid-July. And since that's before Dec 31, I'll count that as a success!

    I'm really looking forward to continuing with the French Piano Concertos set. An advantage of that set is that many of the pieces are short, so I should be able to fit in
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