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Piano Music Of Lubomir Pipkov

Lubomir Pipkov (1904-1974) was a Bulgarian composer whose prolific output decisively contributed to the development of professional music in his native country. Following youthful studies

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Valentina Lisitsa’s 1908

Valentina Lisitsa’s “1908” recital purportedly offers two works produced in that year: Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonata No. 1. Actually, the

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Dave's Faves No. 302 (Fiesta in Hi-Fi!)

3 hours ago

Howard Hanson and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra and Chorus: Fiesta in Hi-Fi. Mercury Living Presence
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10 ESSENTIAL ATONAL/12-TONE WORKS for BEGINNERS

5 hours ago

Come on! You can do it! Here's the bottom line: classical "aficionados" claim that this music is "not for beginners" because it's really not for THEM. Who are they to tell you what you may or may not like? So here's the list: 10 Essential Atonal/12-Tone Works for Beginners:

Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra
Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw
Berg: Wozzeck
Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra
Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra
Webern: Six Bagatelles for String Quartet
Stravinsky: Agon
Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
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Review: Stokowski's Stunning Sony Box

7 hours ago

10 CDs of late Stokowski, and not a dud in the bunch. If this set reveals anything, it's that Stokowski retained both his personal magnetism and his technique right until the end of his storied career, and in a huge range of repertoire too--everything from Bach to Ives, and an amazing variety of stuff in between, including outstanding discs of Brahms, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Falla, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and many others. ...

Dave's Faves No. 301 (Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini)

12 hours ago

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini (1994 Recording). State Orchestra of the Russian Federation, Yevgeny Svetlanov (cond.) Canyon Classics/Melodiya
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Dave's Faves No. 300 (Mignone [Trust Me])

September 30, 2022 2:00 pm

Francisco Mignone: Festa das Igrejas; Sinfonia Tropical; Maracatu de Chico Rei (ballet). São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, John Neschling (cond.) BIS
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Review: The Irrepressible Art of Carmen Dragon

September 30, 2022 12:00 pm

Carmen Dragon was one of the great American conductor/arrangers of the 1950s (and beyond). He made many recordings with the Hollywood Bowl and other orchestras for Capitol Records--delightful mixtures of classical favorites intermingled with traditional tunes, Broadway melodies and other pop standards. This 17-disc set on Scribendum pays tribute to his seductive and scintillating arrangements--it's a feast of nostalgia. ...

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