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March 14, 2015

Mozart Meets Hollywood! Mozart Laughs!

The film Amadeus depicts Mozart as a silly, childish boor, but it brought popular attention to the composer's great music.


January 24, 2015

Stereo Treasures

A bargain label with brilliant acoustics and low surface noise.


January 17, 2015

Beethoven: Accompaniment for drama

Beethoven's life offers strong material for drama: his struggles with deafness, his custody battle for his nephew Karl, and the enigma of "The Immortal Beloved." His music, full of storm and stress, is ideal to accompany the personal crises. All this makes for a good recipe for such a film as "Immortal Beloved." We'll hear to what dramatic purposes Beethoven's great music is put in this film. 


January 10, 2015

Recordings of Polish pianist Paderewski

From the 1890s on, he was the most famous performing artist. For his adoring concert audiences, Paderewski was the embodiment of the concept "piano virtuoso." His stirring advocacy of independence for his native Poland complemented his artistic image. He made a number of recordings, especially of the piano music of Chopin. We'll look at his recorded legacy.


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