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Wagner's Das Rheingold. I'm belatedly making my way through the Solti Ring cycle, after avoiding the Ring for years for some reason. I can hear where "Sonnenaufgang" from Strauss's Zarathustra must've come from.:D
 

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Lately I've been obsessed with Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and have been going through many recordings. So far I've preferred Brendel's third (I believe?) recording from the late-80s and Richter's recording in Prague. Here's the latter:
 

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Lately I've been obsessed with Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and have been going through many recordings. So far I've preferred Brendel's third (I believe?) recording from the late-80s and Richter's recording in Prague. Here's the latter:
Have you heard Piotr Anderszewski's recording? I think his is my favorite right now.
 

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Arnold Schoenberg: Wind Quintet Op. 26

Thanks to Neo Romanza for sharing this one earlier today elsewhere in the forum. Because of NR's notes, he piqued my interest, so I donned my headphones, found it on Spotify, and gave it a full listen. The experience was nothing like I'd encountered elsewhere! NR's sharing of Schoenberg's history brought it all home for me. All I can say is "Wow" :cool:
 
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