Saturday, March 18, 2017

Rachmaninov / Respighi: "The Sea and Seagulls" (Lopez-Cobos)

In 1929, Serge Koussevitzky had the idea that some of Rachmaninov's 'Etudes-Tableaux' for piano solo would sound well if orchestrated and he suggested Respighi for this task. Rachmaninov himself was delighted with the idea and suggested five of the pieces, additionally supplying Respighi with various programmatic ideas and titles. The first number in the set is "The Sea and Seagulls" and it is heard here in a performance by the Cincinnati Orchestra under Jesus Lopez-Cobos.

Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux op. 39 (Vladimir Ashkenazy)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Rachmaninov - Respighi: 5 Etude-tableaux for orchestra (M. Marvulli)

Sergei Rachmaninov: 5 Etude-tableaux for orchestra
Orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi

I. La Mer et les mouettes (op.39 n.2)
II. La Foire (op.33 n.4)
III. Marche fun├Ębre (op.39 n.7)
IV. Le Chaperon rouge et le loup (op.39 n.6)
V. Marche (op.39 n.9)

Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari
Direttore: Michele Marvulli
Bari, Villa Romanazzi Carducci, 1997

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mendelssohn: Concerto for 2 Pianos in A-flat major

Felix Mendelssohn, Concerto for 2 Pianos in A-flat major

Alexander Ghindin - Ekaterina Metchetina, Piano
Academic Symphony Orchestra of Moscow State Philharmonic
Conductor: Vladimir Ponkin

May 26, 2016

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mahler: Symphony No 10 (Performing Version by Deryck Cooke)

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.10 (Performing Version by Deryck Cooke)
The Japan Gustav Mahler Orchestra
Cond. by Hisayoshi Inoue

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mahler: Symphony No 9 (Norrington)

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 9 in D major

BBC Proms 2011
Cond. Sir Roger Norrington

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mahler: Symphony No 9 (Barenboim)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No 9 in D major

Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim

Berlin, April 2009