Saturday, 12/31/11

by musicclipoftheday

more favorites from the past year

I sometimes feel as if I’m making my way, page by page, through a book titled The 10,000 Musical Performances You Must Hear Before You Die. Rarely does a week go by that I’m not astonished, at least once, by something I’ve never heard before. Yesterday it was this tiny gem.*

Sergei Prokofiev, Vision Fugitive No. 18, Con una dolce lentezza
Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997), piano

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*S. Richter, Richter Rediscovered: Carnegie Hall Recital 1960 (RCA)

(Originally posted 5/5/11.)

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Classical music would be better off if folks quit calling it “classical music.”

Arnold Schoenberg, Op. 19, Six Little Piano Pieces
Michel Beroff, piano, live

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(Originally posted 6/23/11.)