Tag Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

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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Bernstein: Schubert’s Great and Mozart’s Late

I think musicians shall be allowed to take liberties in their interpretations of works, even if they diverge from the score. This approach creates a diverse selection of readings and sometimes real gems. Amazon.co.uk WidgetsOne such interpretation is by Leonard … 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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Gil Shaham: Devil’s Dance

I like to check out collections of encores, showpieces, favorites or whatever else they may be called. These are albums consisting of mostly short and melodic pieces, often showcasing a particular soloist. My favorite solo instruments in this regard are … Continue reading

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