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Prom 40: Haitink and the LSO Trace a Mahlerian Journey through Childhood Innocence

Here’s my review for Bachtrack of Bernard Haitink’s Saturday concert with the London Symphony Orchestra (Prom 40):

Having celebrated his 85th birthday this past March, Bernard Haitink continues to demonstrate that he profits from the advantages of age whilst commanding the deftness of a conductor decades his junior. 48 more words


Death and the Maiden's New Clothes

It’s interesting to consider just how important a role the instrumentation and orchestration of a piece of music play in its overall aesthetic. I never gave it all that much thought. 627 more words

Something To Listen To

Under the Linden Tree

  Tilia cordata, the little leaf linden.

“Am Brunnen vor den Tore Da steht ein Lindenbaum”   Wilhelm Muller

And still I hear it whisp’ring You will find your peace with me.  38 more words

Diedrich Fischer Dieskau

Schumann, Schubert & Brahms for viola

Schumann: Märchenbilder, op. 113
Schubert: Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, op. 73
Brahms: Viola Sonata in F minor, op. 35 more words

The Enigma of Franz Schubert

This is the summer of great performances of Schubert. At the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ontario, we heard two of the major string quartets. 184 more words

I found Apollon through Classical Music

Of the Twelve Olympians, Apollon is the one that I had the most trouble finding. I have always related more to his twin sister, Artemis, and although I feel we would understand each other quite well I’ve never seemed to connect with him. 477 more words