Ravel: ‘La valse’

Rare footage of Ernest Ansermet leading the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande — in Ravel’s ‘La valse.’

Dudamel conducts Hartke premiere, Saint-Saens war horse

Review: Dudamel and L.A. Phil make Saint-Saens king. Orange County Register, Nov. 17, 2014.

Berlioz: ‘Romeo and Juliet’: Introduction (Combat and Tumult – Intervention of the Prince)

The Chicago Symphony, the brass in their prime. Carlo Maria Giulini conducts.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Scherzo

Igor Markevitch conducts the London Symphony Orchestra.

Respighi: ‘The Pines of Rome’: ‘The Pines Of The Villa Borghese’

Fritz Reiner conducts the Chicago Symphony.

Trio Celeste

Review: Trio Celeste impresses at Nixon Library. Orange County Register, Nov. 17, 2014.

Philharmonic Society revives Eclectic Orange

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Philharmonic Society brings back Eclectic Orange. Orange County Register, Nov. 17, 2014.

Interview: Cameron Carpenter

Taking flight with Cameron Carpenter. Orange County Register, Nov. 16, 2014.

Pacific Symphony plays Ades, Mozart, Brahms

Review: Guests are a pleasure at Pacific Symphony. Orange County Register, Nov. 14, 2014.

Mozart: String Quartet, K. 157, Andante

The second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 4, K. 157, part of the so-called “Milanese” quartets, composed in Milan when he was 16, or perhaps 17. I think it’s pretty profound for one so young. The Amadeus Quartet performs; I’m not wild about the performance (too soupy) but it gives you a good idea of the piece. Incidentally, I ran across this on YouTube when the video had a total of 1 view. The post says it was “Auto-generated by YouTube.”

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