Classical Music Collection

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – This one is a must have for any classical music collection. Play it in background, or just sit and listen to it and imagine the changing seasons. About the Music The Four Seasons, composed in 1723, is one of Baroque legend Vivaldi’s most famous works for violin, but it accounts […]

Mozart: Piano Sonatas

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There are so few “perfect” recordings of classical music in this world, but this one is definitely one of them. Christoph Eschenbach is a sensitive & warm musician, and sadly for his fans, he rarely records nowadays, preferring the conductor’s baton. In this case, Eschenbach plays a magnificent Mozart set. This is the purest form […]

Brahms: The Piano Concertos; Fantasia

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CD Emil Gilels, Berliner Philharmoniker, Eugen JochumRecord Label: Deutsche Grammophon These performances mount the only serious competition as a complete set to the Leon Fleisher/George Szell versions on Sony Classical. Emil Gilels was an extraordinary virtuoso who decided to place his technical wizardry in the service of the most disciplined and demanding classical masterpieces. No […]

Schubert: Piano Works

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Schubert: Piano Works (Alfred Brendel): Sonatas / Moments Musicaux / Impromptus / ‘Wanderer’ Fantasia. This is a terrific set of Schubert and no one does it better than Herr Brendel. This set is highly recommend for anyone who likes listening to the piano, or playing the piano, studies music, studies Schubert, and loves Vienna. A […]

Brahms: The Cello Sonatas

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Here’s a complete review of Brahms: The Cello Sonatas Audio CD. Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin are just fantastic on their instruments, though the recording recording does give slight prominence to the cello of Rostropovich ahead of the piano; however, the music doesn’t drown the piano all together. The playing is sensitive and full of […]

Chopin: The Piano Works

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If you love music of Chopin and admire Ashkenazy, you’ll no doubt enjoy these 13 CDs. Regarding the recordings, these span ten years from 1974 to 1984 and although the overall piano sound is well captured, there is some variation in the recording quality depending on the venue. Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy Composer: Frederic Chopin Number […]

Adoration: Solo Piano Hymns

David’s landmark tenth CD, Adoration: Solo Piano Hymns, contains David’s beautiful renditions of fifteen favorite hymns, including Be Still My Soul, Just As I Am, How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace. A Note from the Artist… What does it mean to adore God? The American Heritage Dictionary defines the phrase to adore as to regard […]