Happy Father’s Day!
Johana Harris plays with astounding grace and taste.
Frescobaldi: Fugue in G Minor. Major innovator in fugal writing for keyboard during the early Baroque.
StockhausenIsMyCat has built a great YouTube playlist of “memorable moments” showcasing various bits of technique at the keyboard. I think I’ll be spending some time here!
Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (“Game of Tones”). Embodiment of the composer’s non-diatonic musical system; a modern WTC.
My home for the summer
Matthias Goerne singing Schubert’s Du Bist die Ruh.
I only recently started listening to Goerne. He’s been around for some time now, and I’ve totally fallen in love with his voice and the subtleties of his performances.
This is the first Schubert I ever learned (as an accompanist). Gotta say this tempo stretches the limits of what works, but they really pull it off. Hang in there for the climax towards the end, totally worth it.
Unbelievable control of that dramatic decresendo that starts around 1:10.
What a moment!
Bach - Keyboard Concerto No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052
Glenn Gould with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Excerpt from the first movement. Two giants, together.
Pierre thinks the piano is his couch…
— – Popular Mechanics, 1902 (via futility closet)
Things I love about this:
1. Video footage of Richter
2. He’s playing French music!
3. These old TV sets for piano music always seem crazy in one weird way or another. What’s with the chandeliers?
Sviatoslav Richter, piano