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Favourite Recording: Salonen's Helix, Piano Concerto, and Dichotomie

Why are these pieces not frequently performed yet? Why??? When will they enter the repertory?

This recording features 3 brilliant works by composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen: a short tone-poem “Helix” for orchestra, the Piano Concerto played beautifully by Yefim Bronfman, and “Dichotomie” for piano solo (also played by Bronfman). 229 more words


Current Listening: Beautiful Vasks Symphony and Violin Concerto from Storgårds and more

This release by Ondine couples two large works by Pēteris Vasks: the Symphony No.2 and Violin Concerto “Distant Light”. Both works feature John Storgårds; he conducts the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in the Symphony, and is the soloist in the Violin Concerto accompanied by Juha Kangas conducting the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. 165 more words


John Potter, "Amores Pasados" (CD Review)

Amores Pasados

John Potter, voice; Anna Maria Friman, voice and Hardanger fiddle; Ariel Abramovich and Jacob Heringman, lutes

ECM New Series 2441 CD

John Potter is best known for his work with the recently disbanded Hilliard Ensemble (writing recently disbanded for that estimable group is saddening indeed). 374 more words