I’m with Geoffrey Norris, only the other day somebody asked me to name the pianist and music I would most like to hear if they could be magicked out of thin air at that very moment. My immediate answer was Piotr Anderszewski and Bach.
As Harriet Smith notes, Anderszewski’s CDs are all too infrequent, so let’s cherish this . . .
With five or so days to go for the year, I’ll collate five or so, Beethoven Piano Concerto performances.
Top of the primo Pops these five peaks.
Aim to cover principle conductors/orchestras, and players.
On a auto YT came a feisty third
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna, 1989.
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Happy Virgin Birth Day
Thought I’d do TS Awards....
Last year 25/12 I posted on Tap (but canny re-find the post) - that it was ‘WWW-er of the Year’ followed by Aangirfan. This year A-fan wins hands-down, Tap leaping along in second place. Not only do these two pump out what all good (wo)men should pay attention to but keep on ‘doing’ god-etc. Dem . . .
Paul on Putin
For a couple a three weeks before moving to silvrback (which I can mucho recommend. Aside from all else, the personal/community-like and responsive customer service) - I wrote daily. Below is one of ‘em, unedited/but needs it/not even inclined to wade through a reread.
I’ll bung up the rest over the next little while, why waste . . .
Arthur on nos 2
88 and smashing it.
London Symphony Orchestra under Andre's direction. 1975.
Hélène G on Brahms 1
Prince might have quipped at a concert so many hits, so little time but hey Top-Funk Master, in Brahms and co, so many hits and - hit-makers, (barely/unheard), so...
Came on a YT auto-play, a first for me...
Hold on to your seats.
“Shoot us all or not at all”
Aangifan’s love/hate titled MOSLEMS DEFENDING CHRISTIANS AGAINST THE CIA/MOSSAD is another candle in the dark.
The first part, an account of the bus journey in Kenya that speaks to the ‘hope of the nations’. “Don’t shoot...” quote, however verbatim, by all accounts, was the message. The rest is this sites distinctive boil . . .