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  1. Orchestral Music
    I'm curious how the BWV 1052+ concerti of J.S. Bach would sound performed on Classical Era fortepiano, but I cannot find any recording like that. There are various harpsichord and modern piano renditions but I find both too aggressive to go well with carefully weighted string accompaniment Bach...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Sonata No. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight" Even though this sonata (the opening, anyway) is familiar to many listeners to the point of banality, I listen to it freshly every time I hear it. The sonata is unusual, in that its opening sounds more like a Prelude than a sonata introduction; also, it's only...
  3. Blog
    Hearing the works for the first time. To mark the occasion, I chose fortepiano performances of the various bagatelles instead of a standard grand piano performance. The sound of the fortepiano is just lovely. Like the Harpsichord actually. You either hate them or adore them. I suspect a lot of...
  4. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hello. My name is Stuart Simon, and I am studying at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to become a music librarian. I have a very obscure identification request. I know that tracks 3 and 4 at are mislabeled. In case the URL does not work, search the iTunes Store for "Andrea Vigh." The...
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