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  1. RR: 172. Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, op. 87

    1. Nikolayeva (1987)




    2. Scherbakov (1999)




    3. Nikolayeva (1991)




    4. Ashkenazy (1995)

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  2. Mahler - Symphonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik ‎– Symphony #5

    This week’s Tuesday Blog, an edition of our ongoing series Vinyl’s Revenge, features Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. This, in s way, serves as a teaser for mire Mahler symphonies coming our way this Fall.

    In past blog posts, I have made references to my favourite Mahler symphony cycles on record, and undoubtedly point to the excellent set recorded for DG by Rafael Kubelik and his Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the 1960’s and 70’s. In my vinyl collection, I own the first, second,
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  3. RR: 171. Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21

    1. DeGaetani, Weisberg (cond.), Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (1970)




    2. Schäfer, Boulez (cond.), Ensemble InterContemporain (1997)




    3. Pilarczyk, Boulez (cond.), Conservatory Society Concert Orchestra members (1961)

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  4. six hypothetical listeners

    Here I discuss six hypothetical individuals and their reactions to a work of art.

    First is Sophie Laud. She is a highly educated individual, familiar with the elements and structures of the work, the techniques used in its composition, with the works to which it alludes and responds, with the social and political context of the work, and with the histories of all these things. She has gone over the work several times (if it's a work of music, she listens to it several times) with
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  5. RR: 170. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581

    1. Pay, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble (1979)




    2. King, Gabrieli String Quartet (1985)




    3. Fröst, Vertavo String Quartet (2002)

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