Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor : Glenn Gould – Leonard Bernstein
Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor : Glenn Gould – Leonard Bernstein
The composition of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is linked to a number of musical innovations that mark the character of this weighty work in C minor. Unlike his two previous concertos for the keyboard, in the Third Beethoven does not permit the piano part to melt with the orchestra, but lets the instrument act for itself as a opponent, as it were, within the symphonic context.
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Beethoven : Symphony No. 5 – Symphony No. 4 – Bruno Walter
Beethoven : Symphony No. 5 – Symphony No. 4 – Bruno Walter
Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Korngold – Bruno Walter knew them all: musicians who sought refuge from the henchmen of the Nazi Party in the New World and found artistic fulfilment there. And they all knew him and his meteoric rise to success at all the great houses in Europe. Formed by working with Gustav Mahler in Hamburg, under whose wing he rose from répétiteur to Chorus Director and then to Kapellmeister, Walter took on further posts as Chief Conductor in Vienna, Munich and Leipzig where the talented artist matured to become a true maestro.
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Johnny and Edgar Winter : Together
Johnny and Edgar Winter : Together
Facing the audience together and live – the two white blues brothers couldn’t have rocked themselves more authentically and intimately into the hearts of their fans. But their lovey-dovey style still leaves enough room for a wide range of all sorts of rock ’n’roll.
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Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh
Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh
What a great rhythm group! A dream comes true: Oscar Pettiford and Kenny Clarke – and then Billy Bauer on the guitar and alternately Ronnie Ball (UK) or Sal Mosca (USA) on the piano. No wonder that things really take off when these masters of improvisation from the Lennie Tristano school get going.
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Milstein: Prokofiev – Sonata no.2 in D major / Handel – Sonata No. 4 in D major / Vitali – Chaconne
Milstein: Prokofiev – Sonata no.2 in D major / Handel – Sonata No. 4 in D major / Vitali – Chaconne
This pleasant recital of pieces, ancient and modern, show up Milstein in an unusual light ... the fiendishly difficult passages, where chains of descending thirds are followed immediately by a scarcely predictable leap in octaves, are thrown off without a tremor by Milstein, whereas Vitali would have probably dropped down dead at the mere sight of them ... The coupling of this new Capitol disc may appeal to many lovers of violin music, and if they choose it they will have three brilliant performances, sensitively recorded ... (and) enjoyable. - Gramophone
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Mozart : Clarinet Quintet in a Major K 581
Mozart : Clarinet Quintet in a Major K 581
Leopold Wlach is a masterly clarinet player; he plays ... with beautiful tone and sensitivity, coupling them with perfect intonation and faultlessly smooth technique. - Gramophone Recording: in mono
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