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December 9, 2018

jfl #morninglistening to #Messiaen #OrganMusic w/#LouisThiry on…

#morninglistening to #Messiaen #OrganMusic w/#LouisThiry on @LaDolceVolta
Terrific 1972 recordings from the #Calliope label of the then complete #organworks of #OlivierMessiaen’s on the gorgeous 1965 #MetzlerOrgelbau organ in #SaintPierreDeGeneve
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #solokeyboard #ladolcevolta #noFilter

from Ionarts

Freya Parr Five essential works by Bartók


Concerto for Orchestra

Bartók wrote this brilliant, atmospheric orchestral showcase for the legendary conductor Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Recommended recording:
Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner
BMG Living Stereo 82876613902



Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Bartók creates an extraordinary range of colours and atmospheric effects from an unusual collection of instruments, including a virtuosic solo piano part.

Recommended recording:
Hungarian National PO/Zoltán Kocsis Hungaroton
HSACD 32510



Piano Concerto No. 3

Listeners who fear Bartók’s music may be too astringent for their taste should try the nature portrait at the heart of this Concerto’s slow movement.

Recommended recording:
András Schiff; Budapest Festival Orchestra/Iván Fischer
Warner Maestro 2564696558



Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

One of Bartók’s most powerful works, this psychological drama involves Bluebeard and his wife Judith, who insists on discovering all her husband’s dark secrets.

Recommended recording:
Elena Zhidkova, Willard White; LSO/Valery Gergiev
LSO Live LSO 0675



Romanian Folk Dances

Bartók at his most light and accessible, revealing in the blend of central European with a touch of the Moorish.

Recommended recording:
Hungarian National PO/Zoltán Kocsis
Hungaroton HSACD 32506


jfl #morninglistening to #LéonBerben play the #organworks of…

#morninglistening to #LéonBerben play the #organworks of #AntonioDeCabezón on @aeolusianer
#classicalmusic #renaissancemusic
#classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #organMusic #SpanishClassicalMusic
#AntonioDeCabezon, royal court organist (ca.1510-1566), was a #blindmusician

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Re-discovered Erroll Garner

Famed as “the most happy piano”, Erroll Garner (1921-77) has continued to delight fans with newly-discovered recordings of studio sessions and concerts. Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from these welcome additions to the joyous Garner legacy.

from Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz

On this Day December 09, 2006

Mariah Carey threatened legal action against porn star Mary Carey in an attempt to stop her trademarking her similar-sounding stage name. The singer believed fans could get the two performers confused if the adult film actress Mary Carey’s trademark application was successful.

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