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Current Listening: Lutosławski from Krystian Zimerman and Simon Rattle

Krystian Zimerman is back with another recording of the Lutosławski Piano Concerto, this time with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. The result? Fantastic! Coupled with the Piano Concerto is a rendition of Lutosławski’s Symphony No.2 by Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, which is also splendid. 137 more words


Unexpected Turns

For the past three weekends, I had been going to the mountains, enjoying the prolonged spells of good weather while it lasted. In early September, I ended up visiting a city I had already seen in 2011, but it wasn’t Zermatt as I would have expected: instead, I went to Berlin for the inaugural Lollapalooza in Europe. 822 more words


Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, 'Romantic'

Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic.

Classical Music

Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 3, 'Singuliere'

First movement, Igor Markevitch conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.

Classical Music

Berlin Philharmonic, Großes Festspielhaus (Salzburg)

Britten, Schostakowitsch

It was third time lucky this year with the Berlin Philharmonic.  They underwhelmed me in Vienna and Berlin in May, but in Salzburg this afternoon they hit their stride for the closing concert of the Festival.   226 more words


Current Listening: Yundi Li and Ozawa's Prokofiev and Ravel Concertos

The young pianist Yundi Li, who won the International Chopin Piano Competition back in 2000, shows that he is very capable of playing Prokofiev and Ravel in this recording. 185 more words