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Free Music May: The Grieg Piano Concerto

Free Music May: The Grieg Piano Concerto

Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor by Rubinstein with Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orch. circa 1942 This is actually a quite nice performance of this almost too-famous work, Rubinstein in his younger days had a bit more edge in his playing than in later years. Details and recordings at: http://archive.org/details/GriegPianoConcertoInAMinorrubinstein-ormandy1942  

Bargain Box: Slatkin’s Tchaikovsky Ballets

Bargain Box: Slatkin’s Tchaikovsky Ballets

Leonard Slatkin conducts Tchaikovsky Ballets Leonard Slatkin recorded the three Tchaikovsky ballet music scores in the 1980’s-1990’s for RCA. The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake get a lush, great sounding recording from Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. These are treated like true symphonic works, not just ballet pieces, and are my favorite incarnations of complete music recordings. I think these recordings have been forgotten since their first release, and it is nice to get all of them…

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