Prokofiev
Piano Concerto Nº 4 in B-flat, Op. 53
(for the left hand)
I. Vivace
II. Andante
III. Moderato
IV. Vivace

Rudolf Serkin
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, cond.

One of a number of major works commissioned by pianist Paul Wittgenstein, Prokofiev’s fourth piano concerto for the left hand alone was rejected by the performer—notoriously finicky in his tastes—and remained unheard at the time of the composer’s death over twenty years later, as Prokofiev made no attempt to promote it afterward.

5 August 2014 ·

sifflet:

Rachmaninoff - Prelude Op. 23 No. 4

Vladimir Ashkenazy

26 July 2014 ·

Tchaikovsky
"Sleeping Golden Cloud"

1 April 2014 ·

859 plays

Glazunov
Chant du ménestrel, Op. 71

Clara Rockmore, theremin
Nadia Reisenberg, piano

(Munch | Melancholy (detail)

29 March 2014 ·

3,631 plays

Shostakovich
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
III. Scherzo: Allegretto

Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Yuri Bashmet,
MIscha Maisky, Itamar Golan

(img: I. I. Brodsky)

15 February 2014 ·

79 plays

Borodin
Symphony Nº 2 in B minor
III. Andante

Rotterdam Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev

(Mikhail Vrubel | The Demon in Flight [det.])

3 January 2014 ·

Sviridov
The Night Clouds, cantata
"Little Tent at the Fair" / "The Puppet Show"

Moscow State Chamber Choir
Vladimir Minin

20 November 2013 ·

imaginarydances:

String Quartet #9 Op. 66, Yuri Levitin (Russia, 1912-1993).

II. Fuga

III. Burlesque

13 October 2013 ·

Shostakovich
Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 134 (1968)
I. Andante
II. Allegretto
III. Variations on a Theme

Gidon Kremer
Andrei Gavrilov
1978

25 September 2013 ·

Artur Lourié
A Phoenix Park Nocturne
from Two Compositions for Piano (1936)

I love this piece so much. Those opening gestures always remind me of Baladamenti’s score for Twin Peaks

23 September 2013 ·

Schnittke
Requiem
X. Sanctus

Russian State Symphonic Cappella and Orchestra
Valery Polyanksy

9 September 2013 ·

Balakirev
Toccata in C-sharp minor

Alexander Paley

6 September 2013 ·

1,125 plays

Prokofiev
March, Suite from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33

Emil Gilels

This year’s back-to-school theme. 

12 August 2013 ·

359 plays

Tchaikovsky
Symphony Nº. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
I. Andante sostenuto — Moderato con anima — Moderato assai, quasi Andante — Allegro vivo

Orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw
Bernard Haitink

2 August 2013 ·

219 plays

Kalinnikov
Symphony Nº. 1 in G minor
III. Scherzo: Allegro non troppo

USSR Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Svetlanov

22 July 2013 ·

Curtis Lindsay
Pianist, composer,
expert in nonsense.



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