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Ian Bostridge Sings Schubert

Composer Franz Schubert was a master at setting to music the works of both contemporary and old poets. And I love this music because of its huge emotional range. On this new recording we hear the following: “Songs by Schubert 3” Recorded ...

June 20   -  

Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Two of my grandsons visited me this week. One of them is a serious music student at age 13. I am proud of all of my six grandkids! My grandson is studying the Sonata number 2, Opus 2, number 2 by Beethoven. So… while he was at my home, l put of ...

June 18   -  

More About Esther Abrami

On February 7th and 15th this year, I published an interview with the delightful violinist, Esther Abrami, aa French violinist now living in London. At that time I shared with you information about her training and her approaching concerts. Today, I ...

June 18   -  

Grigory Sokolov: Performing Mozart…

Music is often a matter of taste. Over the past 48 hours I have listened to several,pianist perform the Mozart piano sonata number 14. In each case, according to my taste, the tempo of each performance was too fast. When it is music I love, I want to ...

June 17   -  

My Interview with Violinist Joshua Bell

Interview with Joshua Bell: June 16, 2017 On June 16, 2017 I conducted a telephone interview with violinist Joshua Bell, who is in San Francisco to perform the Sinfonie Espagnole by Eduard Lalo with the San Francisco Symphony on June 15-18. We ...

June 16   -  

Dragon Quartet Performs Schubert and Dvorak

Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 ‘American’ Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’ Performed by the Dragon Quartet The Dragon String Quartet is an ensemble that was formed in ...

June 15   -  

Perlman and Zukerman long ago…

These two famous violinists became friends many years ago… Here is a recording that also goes back a while, when these two giants in music gave a concert in London. Have a look at the joking, the fun, the kidding, and the amazing music making ...

June 14   -  

Music of Bach: Still Great to This Day

For me, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach is still so enjoyable, even though it has been with us 300 years. Here is my example for you:

June 13   -  

The Four Symphonies by Brahms

Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons conducting. The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the release of their latest recordings on BSO Classics-a three-disc set of the four Brahms symphonies, ...

June 12   -  

Friedrich Gulda Plays Mozart

Austrian pianist Friedrich Gulda died on January 27, 2000. He died at his home which was located at Steinbach am Attersee, in Austria, the same town where Gustav Mahler had a home and spent several summers composing there. Gulda loved the music of ...
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