Rachmaninoff “Vocalize” (Op.34 No.14)

image Oh, Sergei, What are you doing to our hearts? I just listened this piece for the first time as a piano and violin duet. Very beautiful. But it is even more piercing when it is sung by the human voice… Oh, Sergei, What are you doing to our hearts?

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No Comments 19 December 2004

Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chlo

imageI have heard the main piece of this synphony many times but never with the ears that were given to me tonight. It reminded me of the momentus transition in the history of life when animals moved from the sea onto the shore. I wonder if I will have same association after having listened to the entire symphony.


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No Comments 16 April 2004

Rachmaninoff’s “Variations Number 17”

image Variation Nr. 17 on a theme of Paganini is a very beautiful piece. One does not have to have much experience with classical music to grasp and enjoy the sense of drama and celebration that Rachmaninoff was able put into this composition.

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No Comments 22 December 2003

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