Shura Cherkassky in Amsterdam

Introduction (in Dutch language) JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY Suite de Pièces 00:03:07 I. Allemande 00:06:59 II. Air tendre 00:09:21 III. Courante 00:11:06 IV. Gigue FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN 00:14:10 Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 (Andante con moto) 00:26:17 Nocturne No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1 (Andante) JOSEF HOFMANN 00:33:14 From Charakterskizzen, Op. 40: Kaleidoscop, No. 4 FRANZ LISZT 00:38:15 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C sharp minor S. 244/12 MORTON GOULD 00:48:15 Boogie-Woogie Etude Intermission MODEST MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition 00:51:14 1) Promenade 00:52:36 2) Gnomus 00:54:54 3) Promenade II 00:55:53 4) The Old Castle 01:00:17 5) Promenade III 01:00:47 6) Tuileries 01:01:43 7) Bydlo 01:04:18 8) Promenade IV 01:05:00 9) Ballet of Unhatched Chicks 01:06:15 10) Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuÿle 01:08:33 11) Promenade 01:10:11 12) Limoges, le marché 01:11:44 13) Catacombæ 01:13:19 14) Con mortuis in lingua mortua 01:15:37 15) The Hut on Hen’s Legs – Baba Yaga 01:19:20 16) The Great Gate of Kiev FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN 01:26:02 Tarantelle in A flat major, Op. 43 (Presto) SHURA CHERKASSKY, piano. Filmed in Amsterdam (Prinsengracht Concert 1992), 27 August 1992.


Pacific Overtures, February

My February newsletter, with concert listings, interviews, a playlist, a video, a ticket deal for students, and classical music news and views from around the internet. …

Pacific Overtures. February, 2018.

Interview: Alexander Romanovsky

Interview: Pianist Alexander Romanovsky to make Pacific Symphony debut with Prokofiev’s Second Concerto. Pacific Symphony Blog, Jan. 29, 2018.

Pacific Overtures, January

My January newsletter has been published.

Pacific Overtures. January, 2018.

Program from New Year’s in Vienna 2018

A quick rundown, including repertoire…

Program for New Year’s concert from Vienna. Pacific Symphony Blog, Dec. 27, 2017.

Listen to this: ‘Bolero’

Sound file, with annotation of the instrumentation…

Listen to this: ‘Bolero.’ Pacific Symphony Blog, Dec. 19, 2017.

Great moments in commercial music: Lincoln

Music by Shostakovich, the second waltz from his Jazz Suite No. 2.

Video: Leonard Bernstein conducts Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, ‘Sinfonia Espansiva’

Interesting video over on the other blog I run …

Video: Leonard Bernstein conducts Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, ‘Sinfonia Espansiva.’ Pacific Symphony Blog, Dec. 12, 2017.

Review: Walton symphonies

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Playlist: Scherzos

Nine orchestral scherzos, some well known, others not, chosen by me.

Playlist: Scherzos. Pacific Symphony Blog, Dec. 5, 2017.

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