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Tag: classical

Track of the Day: Yuja Wang plays Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Eurydice) Act 2: Melodie dell’Orfeo (arr. Sgambati)

Daniil Trifonov, Verbier 2012 performance. Plus a few words on his Nov. 2016 Kauffman Center concert in Kansas City

Daniil Trifonov plays Chopin, Debussy, and Stravinsky at the 2012 Verbier festival in this video (not mine, just found it out there in the wild). I added a track list below.  (The SoundHound app is great for digging up information on pieces you know but can’t recall the name of). 0:00  Chopin. Étude, Op. 10 No. 11… Read More ›

Brahms, 4 Ballades Op.10 No.3. Oh, and RimWorld

After hunting around for a while for a piano piece that suits my current abilities and tastes, I decided I’ll learn this Brahms piece next.  Finally, after an unreasonably long initial struggle, I’ve found the finish line on Claude Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin.  Learning that piece was much more difficult than I expected,… Read More ›

Richter plays Ravel, “Le Gibet.” Plus some thoughts on French Romantic poetry.

Sviatoslav Richter playing Maurice Ravel’s “Le Gibet,” the second of the suite of pieces for solo piano titled Gaspard de la Nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand.  Recorded live in Moscow, 1954. “Le gibet” is composed around a grisly subject: in the original poem, the dead occupant of the gibbet (gallows) is described in painstakingly lurid detail.  The poem seems to… Read More ›

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