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The Notorious 2nd

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2

Jorge Bolet, piano / Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Thor Johnson with Piano Concerto No. 5
Alfred Brendel, piano / Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Jonathan Sternberg… 360 more words

Classic jazz in a digital age, part 1: the Rudy Van Gelder edition

Although self-styled “audiophiles” will always wring their hands over minute differences in resolution and stereo presentation, the truth is that the digital era has been pretty kind to old jazz. 1,131 more words

Artist Essay

Snow-Globes & Onion Domes

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Edith Farnadi, piano / Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Hermann Scherchen

The Hungarian pianist Edith Farnadi is one of those great “undiscovered” musicians overdue for a revival. 157 more words

Vintage Records

The Prodigy

Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 7 / Scherzos / 4 Fugitive Pieces / Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann 240 more words


The lover writes

There was a man, a German soldier. It was the First World War, and he had been captured by the army of Tsarist Russia. Then there was a revolution, and the Tsar was overthrown. 326 more words


Vinyl vs. Digital

In recent years, retro has become the newest trend. Songs from the 80s are popular again, trends from the 90s are making a comeback, and records have made a resurgence as a popular way to listen to music. 425 more words