Mai 26, 2014

Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka: Wet Nurses’ Dance

Pétrouchka was the second of Stravinsky’s works for the Ballets Russes, the famous row of ballets led by Sergei Djagilew. Stravinsky’s debut there was Firebird (1910) and he started writing his outstanding and shocking Le Sacre Du Printemps afterwards. The composing process of the Sacre was paused for Pétrouchka that was premiered in 1911, the Sacre later in 1913. The Wet Nurses’ Dance part in particular is a densely sounding and humorous one with great recourse on folklore music. I only posted this but it only makes full sense and fun in the whole context of Pétrouchka.
Sad there is no comment on who plays this in the video but the performance doesn’t give any special perspective anyway…

Note for Jazz lovers: Know the roots and the roots are not only Blues! ;)


Mai 11, 2014

Mai 8, 2014


Who needs an orchestra, anyway? Check out Liszt’s solo piano transcription of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (yes, including the choir parts!), performed stunningly by French pianist Cyprien Katsaris.

This is impossible. I simply can’t believe it that a human can do that.

(via bachmaninovsky)

April 28, 2014

Igor Stravinsky: Firebird (Complete)

The quality is bad but still: Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky!

April 25, 2014

Modest Mussorgsky - Ballet des petits poussins dans leurs coques
From Pictures At An Exhibition

One minute and eighteen seconds of fuuuun. 

April 23, 2014

Claude Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune



April 23, 2014
Maurice Ravel, 1912

Maurice Ravel, 1912

April 1, 2014
A little too late. It was yesterday.

A little too late. It was yesterday.

März 19, 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavie, Buch 1: Präludium und Fuge II C-moll BWV 847

März 9, 2014

Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 String Quartets op. 18: No. 3 in D major

Played by the Végh Quartet

The presto, the presto, oh, can you hear that presto part?!


I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro
IV. Presto

Végh Quartet
Sándor Végh, 1st violin
Sándor Zöldy, 2nd violin
Georges Janzer, viola
Paul Szabo, violoncello

März 2, 2014

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Quintet, op. 34 in F minor

Ermerson String Quartet & Leon Fleisher

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Andante, un poco adagio
  3. Scherzo
  4. Finale

Februar 7, 2014

Steve Reich - Drumming, Part III

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