Category Archives: Classical music

Iolanta, Messiah, and an American in Japan

About one and a half year ago I attended three quite different concerts in rapid succession at two different continents. Even though the concerts were of varying quality, I made some interesting observations which I’d like to share. The first … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate at Ten

Earlier today, Camilla and I were looking at the the programme for the Edinburgh Fringe, a relatively hefty tome at 340 pages, and trying to decide what we should go to. Among other things, we decided to attend a concert … Continue reading

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Riveting Fireworks Music

Pinnock’s is the most entertaining recording I’ve heard of Händel’s Royal Fireworks Music. The prominent drums, breakneck tempo and impeccable playing all contribute to making this a winner. Listen to it here. Pinnock and the English Concert also recorded the … Continue reading

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Philips’ Complete Mozart Edition

Philips’ Complete Mozart Edition has now been made available on Spotify. Initially released in 1990-91, to celebrate the bicentenary of Mozart’s death (5th of December, 1791), it was the first complete collection of Mozart’s music on recordings. Major contributors include … Continue reading

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Reissues

I want to draw your attention to some great reissue-series. Australian Eloquence of Universal music have started a grand reissue programme in order to get good recordings back into the catalogue. They draw the recordings from the back catalogues of … Continue reading

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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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