A classical music blog by music critic Tim Mangan
Coronavirus Conditions Make Us Rethink the Classical Music Scene in the Decade Ahead. Voice of OC, May 6, 2020.
A beautiful, playful and uncharacteristic piece by Bernd Alois Zimmermann.
Liszt’s spectacular transcription of the Overture to ‘William Tell.’ Great fun.
Review: Yuja Wang Displays Virtuosity and Temperament for a Puzzled Segerstrom Audience. Voice of OC, Feb. 22, 2019.
Review: Early Beethoven Gets the (Emanuel) Ax Treatment. Voice of OC, Jan. 22, 2020.
Fashion is still TBD.
Baldassare Galuppi – C major Sonata, first movement
Bach – C minor Toccata
Brahms – Intermezzo in A minor Op. 116 No. 2
Chopin – Mazurka Op. 67 No. 4
Chopin – Mazurka Op. 67 No. 3
Brahms – Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119 No. 2
Chopin – Mazurka Op. 30 No. 4
Brahms – Intermezzo in C-sharp minor Op. 117, No. 3
Chopin – Mazurka Op. 68 No. 3
Brahms – Romance in F major, Op. 118 No. 5
Scriabin – Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major Op. 30
Ravel – Une Barque sur L’Ocean
Berg – Piano Sonata
Federico Mompou – Secreto
Scriabin – Sonata No. 5 Op. 53
Merry Christmas to all. Here’s a bit of annual listening for me, not Christmas music per se, but certainly in the right mood. One of the best orchestral trombone sections in the history of the universe — Byron Peebles (my teacher), Ralph Sauer, Herbert Ausman and Jeff Reynolds — performs music by Pergolesi (or perhaps just attribute to him), recognizable from its use in Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” Suite.