Category Archives: Classical

Brahms – Double Concerto – Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Haitink, Clara Schumann, Robert Hausmann, Franz Wullner, Hans Keller, Sum Raj Grubb, Michael Gray, Michael Sheady, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Haitink, Marie milford, Barry Millington

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A Minor, Op. 102 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 Itzhak Perlman, Violin Mstislav Rostropovich, Violoncello Concertgebouworkest, Amsterdam (Bernard Haitink, Conductor) Recorded …Read More

Brahms – Piano Sonata No. 3, Opus 5 (Emanuel Ax)

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily's Music Dump, Emily Sachs, Johannes Brahms, Emanuel Ax, Piano Sonata No. 3, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Joseph Joachim, ETA Hoffman, Kreisler, Sternau, Edouard Marxsen, Hermann Richter, Joan Chisell, Michael Danner, Tritonus, Andreas Neubronner, Peter Laenger

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Opus 5 3 Intermezzi, Opus 117 Emanuel Ax, Piano Recording Location: Henry Wood Hall, London, 1989 ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: Emanuel Ax sort of knows what he’s doing… …Read More

Brahms – Ballades – Rhapsodies – (Glenn Gould)

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Glenn Gould, Johannes Brahms, Ballades, Rhapsodies, Peter Eliot Stone, Dr. W. Steuhl, Stan Tomkel, Larry Keyes, Ray Moore, Kevin Doyle, Don Hunstein, Samuel H Carter, Chopin, Adam Mickiewicz, Robert Schumann, Elisabeth von Herzogenberg

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Ballades, Opus 10 Rhapsodies, Opus 79 Glenn Gould, Piano Recording Location: CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY, 1982 ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: There is nothing to review about Glenn Gould’s final piano recordings – just …Read More

Brahms – Symphony No. 4 (Bruno Walter)

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Johannes Brahms, Symphony No 4, Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, John McClure, Thomas Frost, Larry Keyes, Ted Bernstein, Mary Evans, Art Nouveau

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Tragic Overture, Opus 81 Symphony No. 4, in E Minor, Opus 98 Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter (Conductor) Recording Location: American Legion Hall, Hollywood, California (Tragic Overture 1960; Symphony No. 4 1959) ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: The …Read More

Brahms – Symphony No. 3 (Solti)

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Johannes Brahms, Sir Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Medinah Temple, Robert Schumann, Hanslick, Hans Richter, Joachim, Lionel Salter, James Mallinson, Kenneth Wilkinson, Colin Moorfoot, Yvette Debergues, Henning Weber

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Opus 90 Akademische Festouverture, Opus 80 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti Recording Location: Medinah Temple, Chicago, May 1978 ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: The greatest performance of the greatest Brahms symphony [best …Read More

Brahms – Symphony No. 2 (Masur)

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Johannes Brahms, Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Mohr, Martin Fouque, Eberhard Sengpiel, Ultrich Ruscher, Christoph Closen, Wolftram Nehis, Ruodlieb Neubauer, Martina Schon, Edwin F. Kalmus, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Elisabeth von Herzogenberg, Hans Richter, Eduard Hanslick, Suppe, Jim Svejda

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 73 Akademische Festouverture, Opus 80 New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur – Conductor Recording Location: Avery Fisher Hall, New York (1-4 February 21-24, 1992; 5 December …Read More

Boulez – Piano Sonata No. 1 (Also Koering and Messiaen)

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Pierre Boulez, Rene Koering, Olivier Messiaen, Michael Levinas, Bertrand Espouy, Solf Schaefer, Eike Georg, Christine Nilson, Andreas Heinztzeler, Gilbert Preneron, Bernard Pages, Rene Leibowitz, Yvette Grimaud

Pierre Boulez  (1925-): Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonata No. 1 Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Olivier Messiaen: Regard de L’Esprit de Joie Rene Koering (1940-): Rene Koering: Piano Sonata Michael Levinas, Piano Recorded at the studios of Radio Breme on April 1985 …Read More

Borodin: String Quartets No. 1 and No. 2

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Classical Music, Classical, Alexander Borodin, Borodin, Borodin String Quartet, Mikhail Kopelman, Andrei Abramenkov, Dmitri Shebalin, Valentin Berlinsky, Yuri Kazhayan, Melodiya, String Quartet No 1, String Quartet No 2, KIsmet, And This Is My Beloved, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Russian Musical Society, Yegorov, Panov, Leonov, Alexander Kuznetsov, Stassov, Mussorgsky, Prince Igor, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vassily Prokunin, Sergey Dyanin, John Warrack

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) Borodin – String Quartet No. 1 in A Borodin – String Quartet No. 2 in D Borodin String Quartet (Mikhail Kopelman – violin; Andrei Abramenkov – violin; Dmitri Shebalin – viola; Valentin …Read More

Boccherini – Guitar Quintets – Volume 1

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Luigi Boccherini, Guitar Quintets, Zoltan Tokos, Danubius String Quartet, Judit, Toth, Adel Miklos, Eniko Nagy, Ilona Ribli, Ibolya Toth, Istvan Berenyi, Keith Anderson, Wattean, Giovan Gastone, Joseph Haydn, Antonio Salieri, Maria Ester, Onorato Vigano, Salvatore Vigano, Manfredi, Nardini, Cambini, Infante Don Luis, King Charles III, Font family, Benavente-Osuna, Friedrich Wilhelm, King of Prussia, Lucien Bonaparte, Mozart, Beethoven, Marques de Benavent, Szendrey Karper Laszlo, John Williams, Leo Brouwer

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) Quintets for Guitar and String Quarter – Volume 1 Quintet in D Minor, G. 445 Quintet in E Major, G. 446 Quintet in B-Flat Major, G. 447 Zoltan Tokos, Guitar Danubius String …Read More

Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Leonard Bernstein, Arias and Barcarolles, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mozart, Gershwin, Dwight Eisenhower, Jennie Bernstein, Yankev-Yitskhok Segal, Charles Webb, Joyce Castle, Louise Edeiken, John Brandstetter, Mordechai Kaston, Amalia Ishak, Raphael Frieder, Irit Rub-Levy, Ariel Cohen, Judy Kaye, William Sharp, Michael Barrett, Steven Blier, Bright sheng, Susan Graham, Kurt Ollimann, Gerard Schwarz, Bruce Coughlin, London Symphony Orchestra, Trouble In Tahiti, Jerome Robbins, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal, Lukas Foss, Jack Gottlieb, Steven Blier, Thomas Hampson, Frederica von Stade, Alison Ames, Pal Christian Moe, Christian Gansch, Gregor Zielinsky, Jobst Eberhardt, Klaus Behrens, Stephan Flock, Boosey & Hawkes, Arthur Umboh, Kiyotane Hayashi, Christina Burton, Don Carlos Bell, Fred Munzmaier, Don Hustein

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Arias and Barcarolles (1988) A Quiet Place (1983) West Side Story: Symphonic Dances London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas – Conductor Recorded September 1993 – London, Henry Wood Hall ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: I was …Read More

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (BBC)

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, BBC Symphony, Andrew Davis, Harriet Smithson, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Francois-Antoine Habeneck, Robert Cowan, Eugene Delacroix

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis – Conductor Recorded live at Hitomi Kinen Kodo, Tokyo, on May 28, 1993 (BBC Music) ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: What to say about this version of …Read More

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Manka Bros., Khan Manka Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Classical Music, Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Riccardo Muti, Philadelphia Orchestra, John Willan, Michael Sheady, Fussli, James Agate, Hippolyte Chelard, Richard Wagner, Mozart, Haydn, James Harding, Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, Theophile Gautier, Victor Hugo, Delacroix, Beethoven, Hummel

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti – Conductor Recorded in 1985 (EMI Records) ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: Symphonie Fantastique – it’s not just the creepy music from the insipid Julia Roberts movie “Sleeping …Read More

Berg – Stravinksy: Violin Concertos

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Alban Berg, Igor Stravinsky, Itzhak Perlman, Seiji Ozawa, Rainer Brock, Klaus Hiemann, Hans-Peter Schweigmann, Reinhild Schmidt, B. Schoott's Sohne, Dr Volker Scherliess, Christian Steiner, Franz Neuss, Samuel Dushkin, Louis Krasner, Manon Gropius, Alma Mahler-Werfel, Walter Gropius, John Coombs, Jacques Fournier, Gabriele Cervone

Alban Berg (1885-1935) Violin Concerto (“To the memory of an angel”) —— Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Violin Concerto Itzhak Perlman, Violin Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa – Conductor Recorded in 1980 (Deutsche Grammophon) ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: Itzhak rules! …Read More

Beethoven – The Last Three Piano Sonatas – Glenn Gould

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Classical Music, Glenn Gould, Beethoven, Ludwig Van Beethoven, 3 last sonatas, Charles Rosen, Marc Vignal, Robert Cushman, Antonie Brentano, Maynard Salomon, Archduke Rudolph, Maximiliane Brentano, Schubert, Haydn

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata for Piano No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109 Sonata for Piano No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110 Sonata for Piano No. 32 in C Minor, Opus 111 Glenn Gould, Piano Recorded in …Read More

Beethoven – Piano Sonatas 3, 7 and 19

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Emily Sachs, Emily's Music Dump, Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sviatoslav Richter, Leningrad Master, Sonata No 3, Sonata No 7, Sonata No 19, Heinrich Neuhaus, Emil Gilels, Sergei Prokofiev, Mstislav Rostropovitch, USSR Piano Competition, JS Bach, Dmitri Shostakovich, A Montferrand, Leningrad Masters

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata for Piano No. 3 in C Major, Opus 2/3 Sonata for Piano No. 7 in D Major, Opus 10/3 Sonata for Piano No. 19 in G Minor, Opus 49/1 Sviatoslav …Read More