Sunday, April 15, 2018

Classical Music - January 2018

Barber - Cello Concerto
Beethoven -  Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt
Beethoven - Triumph-March for "Tarpeja"
Brahms
  • String Sextet No.2
  • Piano Quintet
  • Variations on a Theme by Paganini 
Dvorak - String Sextet
Faure - Mirages
Haydn - Symphonies 56 and 57
Holten - Psalm 23
Mozart - Piano Sonata No.9
Nielsen - Symphony No.4
Schumann
  •  4 Duets, op.34
  • 12 Kerner Lieder
  • 6 Gedichte aus dem Liederbuch eines Malers 
  • Liederkreis (Eichendorff)
Sibelius -The Fool's Song of the Spider
Sibelius - The Three Blind Sisters from Pelleas and Melisande
Simpson - Symphony no.5

January wasn't all that active for classical music, either. The largest amount of activity came from my continuing exploration of the amazing number of songs that Schumann wrote in 1840. The most famous works do tend to be the most memorable, but the variety of styles of songs (including styles that don't suit modern tastes so well) is one of the most impressive things of all.

The best listening moment of the month came from combining the Brahms and Dvorak sextets on a Sunday morning while having an especially nice breakfast. It just so happened that my chronological listening projects for both composers had reached the correct point.  Sensory pleasure in abundance.

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