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    BBC Legends: Cherkassky plays Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov

    Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Cherkassky Prelude Pathetique Rimsky Korsakov ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ BBCL41602 Shura Cherkassky, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti by Derek Lim Shura Cherkassky (1909-95) was never boring, and this BBC Legends disc is an excellent […]

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  • INKPOT — Anna Netrebko — Sempre Libera — Mahler Chamber Orchestra,  Claudio Abbado

    INKPOT — Anna Netrebko — Sempre Libera — Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

    Anna Netrebko: Sempre Libera Giuseppe Verdi La traviata Scena ed Aria: strano! strano! – Ah, fors’ lui – Follie! Delirio vano questo! – Sempre libera” (Violetta, Alfredo) Vincenzo Bellini La sonnambula Scena ed Aria finale: Ah! se una volta sola rivederlo io potessi Ah! Non […]

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  • RACHMANINOV The Second Piano Concerto: Recordings Survey Part 1 – INKPOT

    PART 1 Rubinstein/Reiner (RCA) | Rösel/Sanderling (Berlin) |Rudy/Jansons (EMI) Biret/Wit (Naxos) | Ashkenazy/Kondrashin (Decca) | Gavrilov/Muti (EMI) Glemser/Wit (Naxos) | Wild/Horenstein (Chandos) |Vásàry/Ahronovitch (DG) Ogawa/Hughes (BIS) | Katchen/Solti (Decca) | Eresko/Provatorov (Melodiya) PART 2 Anievas/Atzmon (EMI) | Richter/Wislocki (DG) |Ashkenazy/Previn (Decca) Thibaudet/Ashkenazy (Decca) |Entremont/Bernstein (Sony) | Cliburn/Reiner (RCA) Grimaud/Lopez-Cobos (Denon) | Graffman/Bernstein (Sony) |Kissin/Gergiev (RCA) Janis/Dorati […]

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  • Carl Schuricht conducts Richard Wagner – Haenssler Classics

    Hänssler Verlag Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra Carl Schuricht Historical Recordings 1950 – 1966 Richard Wagner Parsifal : Prelude to Act I Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act I Götterdämmerung Morgendämmerung und Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt Trauersmarsch beim Tode Siegfrieds Siegfried-Idyll for small orchestra Parsifal Karfreitagszauber from  Act […]

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  • INKPOT#76 CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEWS: BARBER Symphonies Nos.1 & 2. The School for Scandal Overture. Adagio for Strings. Detroit SO/Järvi (Chandos)

    INKPOT#76 CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEWS: BARBER Symphonies Nos.1 & 2. The School for Scandal Overture. Adagio for Strings. Detroit SO/Järvi (Chandos)

    Samuel BARBER (1910-1981) Symphony No.1 in… [hisss cackle cackle.. bbzzzzssttt] We interrupt this review with some musings on “modern music”… by Chia Han-Leon I tend to assume (most likely to my detriment, since I have heard little) that all of Barber’s music is generally easy […]

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