Today is Beethoven’s birthday, and in his honor, I’m featuring a work of his which is one of my favorites–Violin Concerto in D. I don’t know what acoustic properties make it so, but I find the violin one of the most appealing and expressive of all the instruments. That you find it used in nearly […]
never enough Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor; NHK Symphony Orchestra (Miltiades Caridis [1923-1998], cond.) with Annie Fischer (1914-1995), piano, live ********** lagniappe reading table Even now one is amazed by transience: how it outlasts us all. —Geoffrey Hill (1932-2016), from “Scenes with Harlequins” (TLS, 7/8/16)
A very young Sergiu Celibidache conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in 1950 in the ruins of the old Philharmonie.
June 28, birthday of Joseph Joachim: Cadenza from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D — Kurt Nemes’ Classical Music Almanac
Joseph Joachim (1831-1907) at the age of 12 took the stage under the baton of Felix Mendelssohn and performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D with this cadenza from the 3rd movement written by the boy violinist himself. While this concerto is probably one of my two favorite pieces of classical music of all time, this cadenza […]
DUANE: This a real find. Here we are in 2016, and Mark Zimmer brings this amazing website with unknown works of Beethoven. Great scholarship and commentary MP3 and MIDI files are offered (so they are no longer unheard Beethoven).
Please explore. You’ll learn a lot and have lots of fun!