Category Archives: music (from the point of view of a listener)

re the development of musical appreciation, as seen in myself

    I am afraid some people will see this post as boastful. It is not intended to be.     *****************************************************     I have a good friend whom I share with my wife. He was a former teaching … Continue reading

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Beethoven; nature

  I was listening to the fifth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale) conducted by Simon Rattle:     “Hirtengesänge – Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm” (Shepherds’ song. Happy and thankful feelings after the storm). Great rendition. It … Continue reading

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“The Seasons,” Tchaikovsky; a piano concert … Roger’s musings

                I attended a concert by Bulgarian pianist Maria Prinz at Carnegie Hall last evening. It consisted of: Tchaikovsky, The Seasons, op. 37a Prokofiev, Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, op. 75 I … Continue reading

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last night’s concert

              I attended a concert yesterday evening at Carnegie Hall. The program consisted of: Rossini, “William Tell Overture” (1829) Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 (1916-1917) Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 … Continue reading

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another concert; thoughts about Bartók

      Last night, Tuesday, April 10, I saw a chamber music concert by the Artemis Quartet at Carnegie Hall which consisted of Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3; Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. … Continue reading

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thoughts on another concert … on performers … on acting

    Last night, I attended a concert at Carnegie Hall by the pianist András Schiff. The program consisted of: Robert Schumann, Variations on an Original Theme, WoO 24 Brahms, Three Intermezzos, Op. 117 Mozart, Rondo in A Minor, K. … Continue reading

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reflections on yesterday

    I had a long day yesterday. It began with an early morning appointment in Manhattan. It concluded (the Manhattan part of my day) with a concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert program included a performance of a lengthy … Continue reading

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