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I think I can claim to be reasonably well-enough travelled in Scandinavian music to be embarrassed by having to admit I had never heard of Ludvig...

This remarkable recording of Gurrelieder was made in October 1953 for the Haydn Society (!) and funded by pianist Paul Jacobs, who was an avid fan...


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In his the first modern autobiography and still the most profound, Jean Jacques Rousseau laments the slowness with which his ideas are formed, and finally his...

Chamorel, who wrote his own liner notes, says that “The Concerto No. 2 … is structured in a surprisingly similar fashion to that of op. 25,” ...

One “s” or two? It’s rather like the case of Robert Casadesus who, when asked how he pronounced his name, is said to have replied that...

From whatever vantage point you wish to judge it, this recital by then-81-year-old Lowenthal is simply astounding, and not just because of his impeccable technical control....


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All of the music on Jerome Lowenthal’s new Bridge release is by composers who have been active in the lifetime of this veteran American pianist. In...

This is one of those very typical “girl singer with jazz group” LPs that came out by the dozens during the 1950s. Helen Carr, who tragically...

As promised at the end of my interview with John Axelrod in 37:3, here is the follow-up interview and review, covering John’s wrap-up of his Brahms...

Richard Locker has stretched the definition of his concept in order to fit some of these pieces in. Schubert’s “Serenade” and Massenet’s Élégie are here because...

Taken from the interview above: “The reason you’ve never heard of me as a composer is that I was pegged from the start as a performer...

“Everyone is a winner. They leave the competition either as a prize-winner or a finalist.” Melvin Stecher and Norman Horowitz, founders and executive directors of the...


Chamorel, who wrote his own liner notes, says that “The Concerto No. 2 … is structured in a surprisingly similar fashion to that of op. 25,” ...

From whatever vantage point you wish to judge it, this recital by then-81-year-old Lowenthal is simply astounding, and not just because of his impeccable technical control....

This remarkable recording of Gurrelieder was made in October 1953 for the Haydn Society (!) and funded by pianist Paul Jacobs, who was an avid fan...

In the record companies’ zeal to unearth music by Jewish composers who were hounded by the Nazis, Erwin (or Ervin) Schulhoff was one of those revived,...

I think I can claim to be reasonably well-enough travelled in Scandinavian music to be embarrassed by having to admit I had never heard of Ludvig...

One “s” or two? It’s rather like the case of Robert Casadesus who, when asked how he pronounced his name, is said to have replied that...

In his the first modern autobiography and still the most profound, Jean Jacques Rousseau laments the slowness with which his ideas are formed, and finally his...

This is one of those very typical “girl singer with jazz group” LPs that came out by the dozens during the 1950s. Helen Carr, who tragically...