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24.6.18

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson; Through The Piano Glass


...It’s easier to quip about Philip Glass’ music than to write intelligently about it. But Víkingur (Heiðar) Ólafsson, the young and trendy Icelandic pianist, shows how it’s done in the liner notes to his first release on Deutsche Grammophon. I first heard the Juilliard-taught student of Ann Schein and Seymour Lipkin when he was a stiff tween at the Icelandic Ambassador’s residence. His image has changed, since...

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson; Through The Piano Glass



#morninglistening to @VanHalen’s #Panama - to little avail...



#morninglistening to @VanHalen’s #Panama - to little avail - in honor of #PAN vs. #ENG @FIFAWorldCup:

http://a-fwd.to/79y2DzG

6:1! #ENGPAN

Not #classicalmusic but a classic, certainly.

#VanHalen #cdcollection
Next up: Rock You Like A Harry Kane!



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#morninglistening to #IgnazHolzbauer’s “Tod der...



#morninglistening to #IgnazHolzbauer’s “Tod der Dido” on @CarusVerlag w/#SandrinePiau et al.

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#Singspiel in one act in the early Viennese style, a bit like immature Mozart + half a Mannheim Rocket.


#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection Early #WienerKlassik #Opera #vocalmusic #CarusVerlag

#KammerchorStuttgart #BarockorchesterStuttgart #FriederBernius



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23.6.18

#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composers on @CapriccioRec...



#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composers on @CapriccioRec w/@ORF #RSOWien

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2bd3rK8

w/#BenjaminSchmid, #ClaireHuangci & #HarrietKrijgh.

Two completely different #SovietComposer, musically & politically.

(My liner notes.)

#MieczysławWeinberg
#DmitryKabalevsky
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #orchestralmusic

#ORFViennaRadioSymphonyOrchestra

#capricciorecords #noFilter #SurprisedByBeauty #20thcenturyclassical #SovietClassicalMusic #RussianClassicalMusic



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21.6.18

#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composer Ernő v. #Dohnanyi...



#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composer Ernő v. #Dohnanyi w/#MartinRoscoe & #VerbrughQuartet on #ASV:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/AEPlgos

#PianoQuintet op.1, Suite in the Old Style, #PQ5t op.26

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ChamberMusic #surprisedbybeauty #pianoquintets #HungarianClassicalMusic



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20.6.18

#morninglistening to the sublime @surprisedbeauty composer...



#morninglistening to the sublime @surprisedbeauty composer #OthmarSchoeck on #Jecklin. Songs & #ChoralMusic

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w/wonderful #ErnstHaefliger et al. The #choralworks almost have a Scandinavian ring to them.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thcenturyclassical #surprisedbybeauty #vocalmusic #liedmelodieartsong



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19.6.18

#morninglistening to @GuerzenichOrch w/#DmitriKitayenko in...



#morninglistening to @GuerzenichOrch w/#DmitriKitayenko in #Sibelius + #Grieg:

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on @OEHMSclassics w/the Second #Symphony

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #SurprisedByBeauty music! #orchestralmusic #symphonies #nordicMusic #Gürzenich #EdvardGrieg #DmitrjKitajenko #CologneMusic #MusikInKöln



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18.6.18

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Dresden Gems And Storks In Love


...Now Alfredo Bernadini and his Ensemble Zefiro, one of the hottest numbers among original instrument ensembles, have brought out a delicious album that samples some of that goodness by bringing together eight works from this embarrassment of riches associated with the Dresden Court Chapel, featuring seven different composers. The chamber sonatas for two oboes, bassoon and continuo by Fasch, Quantz, Henichen, Vivaldi, Telemann, Lotti – and the much less well known Arcangelo Califano are a baroque delight among the less familiar musical spheres and a great sampler for what else, other than the usual suspects, one might want to explore in music from that period and region. ..

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Dresden Gems And Storks In Love