Monthly Archives: April 2009

Four versions of Modest Mussorgsky’s
St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsModest Mussorgsky composed his tone poem St. John’s Night on the Bare Mountain, which describes the wildness of a witches’ sabbath, in a hurry in 1867. It was written in only twelve days (and nights) and finished on St. … Continue reading

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A Note About the Word “Slow”,
Put in a Fitting Context

Amazon.com WidgetsI can’t remember having heard many recordings by Colin Davis, sorry, Sir Colin Davis, but the ones I have heard suggest a trend: His conducting is slow. Maybe he’s paid for the minute—I don’t know. The recordings that I … Continue reading

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Sony DAB/FM Radio with CD-Player

In order to receive news updates and fresh musical inputs in the morning and otherwise, I bought Sony’s XDR-S100CD, a combined DAB- and FM-radio with CD-player. It’s a good-looking piece of work that blends old and new design in a … Continue reading

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Spotify :)

I simply love Spotify. The minimalistic interface, the decent sound quality, the ever-growing number of albums, the speed of search, the possibility to share playlists, the fact that it’s free and the non-intrusive commercials are all factors that contribute to … Continue reading

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Long Live the King, the King is Dead!

When I bought my very first CD-player one of the very first CDs I aquired was Catalog#: 439 403-2 Beethoven: Symphonien Nr. 5 & 6 ‘Pastorale’ on Deutsche Grammophon conducted by Karajan himself (1962-recording). I already knew the lead theme … Continue reading

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