Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

by Aaron Green Updated October 23, 2017 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerto is unmistakably Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous work. Outside of the concert hall, you’ve heard movements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in movies like Tin Cup, Spy Game, A View to Kill, What Lies Beneath, White Chicks, Saved!, Pacific Heights, and The Other Sister just to name a few. You’ve heard it […]

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PHILIP GLASS: Symphony No.9 reviewed by Stephen Mejia

“I have no real foundation on which to discuss the merits or shortcomings of symphonic music—I’m too busy contemplating Drake, Mike Posner, and Nicki Minaj—but I have heard that the Ninth is considered “the cursed” symphony.  I think it begins with Beethoven, who died after completing his Ninth. Mahler, I’ve read, was so disturbed by […]

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Shostakovich: Symphony No 4, review

Vasily Petrenko ensures the proportions and sometimes wild discourse of this symphony are held in perspective, says Geoffrey Norris. The chequered performance history of Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony has lent it a mystique over and above all the interpretations of what his message – whether public or private – might have been in the other 14 […]

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SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C, D956, review

Geoffrey Norris writes: Coming in at No 3 behind Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, Schubert’s C major String Quintet of 1828 has long been a favourite on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, with 72 guests selecting it as a castaway essential since the programme started in 1942. It is the Adagio […]

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NOW HEAR THIS: Wagner, Joe Bonamassa, Beethoven

CDs and LPs; sometimes DVDs too. As editor I get advanced notification of music releases and so I’m sharing it. Primarily Blues, Jazz, Classic and Rock. I make no value judgements here i.e I am merely …. the conduit. Updated pretty much 24/7 @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/770803929775708/?source=create_flow Thanks HP More like this HERE

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SCHNABEL: The RCA Victor Recordings

  We are told: Sony Classical pays tribute to Artur Schnabel one of the 20th centurys most influential pianists and musical thinkers. Artur Schnabel The RCA Victor Recordings brings together all of the pianists sessions for RCA Victor, recorded within an intense two months of activity in 1942. Beethovens G major and Emperor Concertos with […]

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