— Played 50 times
George Frideric Handel’s epic “Zadok the Priest” (HWV 258).
why am i spending so much time and effort posting classical music?
— Played 63 times
Oscar Shumsky plays Pierre Rode’s 24 Caprices en formes d’etudes: No. 2 in A minor.
“When I am completely myself, entirely alone… or during the night when I cannot sleep, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how these ideas come I know not nor can I force them.”
— Played 211 times
Arthur Grumiaux and Clara Haskil plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Sonata in A for Violin and Keyboard, K. 526 II. Andante, in D major. Mozart wrote this sonata in 1787 (after his father died.)
— Played 74 times
Lebanese pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha plays Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1.
One of the best interpretations I’ve ever heard.
— Played 45 times
Anton Bruckner’s Nachspiel in D minor. Recorded with Anton Bruckner’s organ (Brucknerorgel) in Stift Sankt Florian (St. Florian Monastery in Austria).
Couple of years ago, I saw and listened the Brucknerorgel in Sankt Florian, it was incredible. Also Bruckner is buried right below his organ.
— Played 71 times
Joshua Bell plays Jean Sibelius’s Romance op.78 no.2.
“Not a single star will be left in the night.
The night will not be left.
I will die and, with me,
the weight of the intolerable universe.
I shall erase the pyramids, the medallions,
the continents and faces.
I shall erase the accumulated past.
I shall make dust of history, dust of dust.
Now I am looking on the final sunset.
I am hearing the last bird.
I bequeath nothingness to no one.”