Posts Tagged “recording”

New Elgar 1: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

by Glenn on August 21, 2014

This sometimes happens to me, I get into an Elgar’s First rut and find myself turning to it again and again over a short period of time. Here is a new release that was recorded in May 2012 that I (…)

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The Greatest Symphony … at least for me

by Glenn on August 6, 2014

This evening I listened to the Symphony No. 1 in A flat major by Sir Edward Elgar. I chose a live recording of the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli on 24 July 1970. The symphony opens with an (…)

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Gypsy Music?

by Glenn on August 3, 2014

I got in the car the other day and turned to 89.1, Portland’s local classical station. Playing was the most delightful piece for piano trio. It had the qualities of Haydn but there was this folk element—”Is that gypsy music?” (…)

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