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CBS GP Playlist

A playlist of the CBS Great Performances recordings has been created by a reader, Germán Reyes (thanks for the work!). As per the notes …

Columbia ML 4002

Bach: Concerto In D Minor For Two Violins And Orchestra / The Busch Chamber Players

Christmas Is Here

  It is that time of year again, and all my posts are over at Head on over for all things holiday, …

Basic Rep: Pass One

Having created this site years ago to help new and casual listeners to classical music navigate the numerous versions of works available, I never got around to creating a basic list of some works and performances

Piano Pictures

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Michel Beroff, piano

LP Art: Vivaldi by Ormandy

Vivaldi: The Four Season
Eugene Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra
Anshel Brusilow: Violin
Columbia Masterworks MS 6195

LP Art: Mahler’s Blumine

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 With Newly Discovered “Blumine” Movement (From the Version of 1893)
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Frank Brieff, Conductor
Columbia Odyssey 32 16 0286

Virtuosi: A Collection

Back in 1985 the Smithsonian Institute published a 7 LP collection names “Virtuosi’, collecting great recordings from the dawn of electrical processes to the days before stereo.

Fasch Orchestral Music

A contemporary of Bach and Telemann, Johann Friedrich Fasch is a lesser known German composer. His major claim to fame is turning …

Thomas Tallis

Sometimes, it is easy to miss the works of a famous composer. While I have some selections of Thomas Tallis’ choral works …

Scarlatti and Horowitz

Domenico Scarlatti’s works for keyboard were originally composed for the harpsichord, but never mind that. Horowitz’s piano brings out these works in …