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 on the playlist, some recordings are not available. They have been replaced by other records of the same works. You can listen at  

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 …