Johann Sebastian Bach – Goldberg Variations

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Glenn Gould, Pianist (CBS RECORDS MASTERWORKS) Recorded at 30th Street Recording Studios, New York City – May 1981. ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: Brilliant (but can someone please stop that …Read More

Johann Sebastian Bach – Double Concerto for Two Violins

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins and Orchestra, BWV 1043 Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, New York Philharmonic – Zubin Mehta, Conductor (CBS Great Performances) Concerto No. 1 in A Minor …Read More

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Trio Sonatas

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C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788) Sonata in A minor, Wq.156 (H.582) Sonata in F major, Wq.154 (H.576) Sonata in E minor, Wq. 55 (H.577) Sonata in B-flat major, Wq.158 (H.584) Sonata in D minor, Wq.160 (H.590) London …Read More

Malcolm Arnold – Four Scottish Dances – Symphony No 3

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Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59 Symphony No. 3, Op. 63 London Philharmonic Orchestra – Malcolm Arnold, conductor (Phoenix) ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: This recording is all about one little 3:45 piece, Scottish Dance No. …Read More

Thomas Arne – Alfred

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Thomas Arne (1710-1778) Alfred – An Early English Opera Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Nicolas Kraemer, Conductor (BBC Music) Recorded at Studio 1, Maida Vale, London, October 16-17, 1995 ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: Early English …Read More

Anton Stepanovich Arensky – String Quartets – Piano Quintet

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Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861-1906) String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, Op. 11 String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 35 Piano Quintet in D Major, Op. 51 Ilona Prunyi – Lajtha Quartet Recorded …Read More

Anton Stepanovich Arensky – The Piano Trios

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Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861-1906) Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32  Piano Trio No. 2 in F minor, Op. 73 Beaux Arts Trio Recorded at Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, USA – June …Read More

Louis Andriessen – De Tijd

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Louis Andriessen (1939-) De Tijd (Time) Schonberg Ensemble with Percussion Group The Hague and Netherlands Chamber Choir – Reinbert De Leeuw, Conductor Recorded March 9, 1990 at Muziekcentrum Vrendenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands ONE-SENTENCE REVIEW: If …Read More

Charles-Valentin Alkan – Grande Sonate ‘Les Quatre Ages’

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Charlies-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) Grande Sonate ‘Les Quatre Ages’ – Opus 33 Sonatine (Opus 61) Barcarolle (Opus 65, No. 6) Le Festin D’Esope (Op. 39, No. 12) Pianist: Marc-Andre Hamelin (Hyperion) Recorded November 23 & 24, …Read More

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger – Concertos for Jew’s Harp, Mandora and Orchestra

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Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809) Concerto for Jew’s Harp, Mandora and Orchestra in E Major Concerto for Jew’s Harp, Mandora and Orchestra in F Major Munich Chamber Orchestra – Hans Stadlmair (Orfeo) Recorded July 31, 1984 …Read More

John Adams – The Chairman Dances

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John Adams (1947 – ) The Chairman Dances Christian Zeal and Activity Tromba Iontana Short Ride In A Fast Machine Common Tones In Simple Time San Francisco Symphony – Edo de Waart, conductor (Nonesuch) Recorded …Read More

My Mission

Good afternoon. The purpose of this blog is to force me to listen to every single recording of music I have in my personal collection. The bulk of this collection is classical and I am …Read More