Author Archives: Sigbjørn

Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem

Yesterday I attended a performance of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and conductor Eivind Aadland. I had listened to the work—or more correctly—started to listen to it several times on CD, but never got any further after … Continue reading

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One Year with Fine Music

It’s now one year since the first post was published at musicride.org. Before that, the first three reviews were published on testsites at Blogspot and WordPress; Mozart: Complete Works for Horn and Orchestra or: good music well presented on 12 … Continue reading

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V for Victory Music

When I’ve accomplished something and want to celebrate it, I like to listen to what I call victory music. That’s symphonic film music of a heroic character. Below, I’ve collected the finest victory music that I know of. Erich Wolfgang … Continue reading

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Glorious Recordings of Vivaldi’s Gloria

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsI have to say that Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria (RV 589) is among my favorite works of sacred music. The first recording I heard of it was the one with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his period instrument ensemble Concentus musicus Wien … Continue reading

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Spotify one Step Closer to Perfection

Spotify is an excellent service, making tons of great (and many more tons of not so great) music instantly available. It’s even better now that I’ve upgraded to Spotify Premium, avoiding commercials and the countless and increasingly irritating messages from … Continue reading

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Marjan Mozetich: The Passion of Angels

Late one evening, while very tired, my attention was gradually cought by some unknown music emerging from the radio. The more I listened, the more impressed I became. It was a work for orchestra and two harpists. The music was … Continue reading

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Beethoven: The Complete Piano Concertos

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsRecently I stumbled over Beethoven’s complete piano concertos with Murray Perahia as the soloist. He’s accompanied by Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, which was named the world’s best modern romantic orchestra in a 2008 poll by Gramophone … Continue reading

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