72 plays

Schubert (orch. Anton Webern)
German Dances, D. 820

Berliner Philharmoniker
Pierre Boulez

(photo by ob8)

31 January 2014 ·

85 plays

Borodin
Symphony Nº 2 in B minor
III. Andante

Rotterdam Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev

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

3 January 2014 ·

Vaughan Williams
Symphony Nº. 1, A Sea Symphony (1903-1909)
on texts by Walt Whitman

I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships
II. On the Beach at Night, Alone
III. Scherzo: The Waves
IV. Finale: The Explorers

Felicity Lott, Jonathan Summers
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Bernard Haitink

"He is the only one of my students who does not try to write like me."
- Maurice Ravel

"He was aware of the common aspirations of generations of ordinary men and women with whom he felt a deep, contemplative sympathy. And so there is in his work a fundamental tension between traditional concepts of belief and morality and a modern spiritual anguish which is also visionary.”
- Ursula Vaughan Williams

14 December 2013 ·

Rautavaara
Cantus arcticus,
concerto for birds and orchestra

Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern
Christoph Poppen (2011, live)

29 November 2013 ·

180 plays

Webern
Five Movements, Op. 5 (1909)
V. In zarter Bewegung

Berliner Philharmoniker
Pierre Boulez

30 September 2013 ·

Messiaen
Turangalîla Symphony

Introduction / Chant d’amour 1 / Turangalîla 1 / Chant d’amour 2 / Joie du sang des étoiles / Jardin du sommeil d’amour / Turangalîla 2 / Développement d’amour / Turangalîla 3 / Final

Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Paavo Järvi

13 September 2013 ·

190 plays

Martinů 
Double concerto for two string orchestras, piano, & timpani
I. Poco allegro

Endellion Quartet
City of London Symphony
Richard Hickox

6 September 2013 ·

169 plays

Jean Françaix
Symphony Nº. 3 in G major
à la memoire de Joseph Haydn (1953)
III. Menuet et trio

Ulster Orchestra
Thierry Fischer

29 August 2013 ·

Debussy
Fantasy for piano and orchestra (1890)
I. Andante ma non troppo — Allegro giusto

Zoltán Kocsis
Budapest Festival Orch.
Iván Fischer

Debussy’s Fantasy — a three-movement piano concerto or concertino in all but name — was an early work which the composer completed, scheduled for premiere, and then summarily withdrew after a dispute with d’Indy, who had been scheduled to conduct. It was not performed until 1918 (by Cortot) and has been scarcely revived since then.

This is not mature Debussy: the piano figuration perhaps approaches brainless bravura at times, and the work reads much like a Franck-inspired pièce de concours. But it certainly has its merits, probably deserves to be heard more often, and offers interesting insight into the tradition of which its composer was inextricably a part. 

22 August 2013 ·

613 plays

dailyclassicalmusic:

Composer: Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)

Work: Sea Interlude - Sunday Morning (Allegro spiritoso) from Peter Grimes (1945)

Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Leonard Bernstein

(via tierradentro)

14 August 2013 ·

"Then, with an extended, falling glissando of disgust, the whole string section, plus flutes and piccolo, surged toward the brass, leaving the music critic and his deed - an early evening frites and mayonnaise on Oude Hoogstraat - illuminated under a lonely chandelier."

~ Ian McEwan,
Amsterdam

11 August 2013 ·

clevelandorchestra:

This 1986 photo shows the Orchestra during a summer concert in the Flats under the direction of Jahja Ling. Maestro Ling first conducted the Orchestra in 1984 and has held the positions of Associate and Resident Conductor, Blossom Festival Director, and Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. 

clevelandorchestra:

This 1986 photo shows the Orchestra during a summer concert in the Flats under the direction of Jahja Ling. Maestro Ling first conducted the Orchestra in 1984 and has held the positions of Associate and Resident Conductor, Blossom Festival Director, and Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. 

6 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 ·

Ginastera
Variaciones concertantes (1953)

Israel Chamber Orch.
Gisèle Ben-Dor

At a time when Ginastera was in conflict with the Perón government, his Variaciones concertantes represents some of the composer’s best-developed essays in Argentine folk music. E, A, D, G, and B, the open pitches of the guitar in standard tuning, are heavily used; this work, after featuring a variety of orchestral instruments in each of nine variations, closes with a tenth for the full ensemble which is a form of malambo, a competitive gaucho dance. 

28 July 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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