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Daily Dose of Classical Music.

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Leonid Kogan plays “Ayesha’s Dance" from Aram Khachaturian's ballet “Gayaneh”.

Anonymous asked: Do you have a girlfriend?

are you sure you are in the right blog?

Anonymous asked: 'Rozhinkes mit Mandlen' is wonderful. Thank you again Hintersatz.

you are welcome. 

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Perlman plays “Rozhinkes mit Mandlen”.

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Herr Kempff plays Ludwig van Beethoven's Six Variations on “Nel cor più non mi sento" in G major for piano, WoO 70.

Anonymous asked: what are you doing in your spare time?

writing emails.

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Gergiev conducts Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final completed symphony / monument. Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, (Pathétique) IV. Finale: Adagio lamentoso – Andante.

Waited ages to post this. 

It is curious, but till that moment I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man…I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of cutting a life short when it is in full tide. This man was not dying, he was alive just as we were alive. All the organs of his body were working - bowels digesting food, skin renewing itself, nails growing, tissues forming - all toiling away in solemn foolery. His nails would still be growing when he stood on the drop, when he was falling through the air with a tenth of a second to live. His eyes saw the yellow gravel and the grey walls, and his brain still remembered, foresaw, reasoned - reasoned even about puddles. He and we were a party of men walking together, seeing, hearing, feeling, understanding the same world; and in two minutes, with a sudden snap, one of us would be gone - one mind less, one world less.

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RIP Lorin Maazel.

Lorin Maazel conducts (also plays the violin!) Overture from Johann Strauß II's operetta “Die Göttin der Vernunft”.