Most chosen *
J.S. Bach (60)
Richard Strauss (45)
Less chosen *†
Ina Boyle (5)
Victor Herbert (5)
Johann Strauss (5)
Reynaldo Hahn (6)
* Results may be skewed by the fact that musical items are listed individually in the database (e.g. individual Schubert songs).
† Composers with 5 to 10 entries are shown here. Several others have been chosen fewer times, including a long list with only one entry. Rather than include those once-onlys here, you can use this link to view/download a PDF which shows them.
28th November 2020 : Séamus
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A major op. 16
Julia Fischer, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie conducted by Matthias Pintscher
On DVD. Recorded in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt on New Year's Day 2008 during a concert in which Julia Fischer was soloist on both violin (Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 3) and piano (the Grieg).
21st November 2020 : Éamon
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 28 in A major op. 101
Beethoven: Rondo alla Ingharese quasi un capriccio in G major op. 129 ('Rage over a Lost Penny')
Grigory Sokolov (piano)
Recorded live in Verona in March 1991. Commemorating Grigory Sokolov's 70th birthday (18th April 2020) and Beethoven-Jahr 2020.
14th November 2020 : Ken
Gorecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs): 2nd & 3rd movements
Zofia Kilanowicz (soprano), Polish National Radio Orchestra Katowice conducted by Antoni Wit
YouTube video of performance marking the 30th anniversary of the composition, recorded in the presence of the composer. 12th November was the 10th Anniversary of Gorecki's death.
7th November 2020 : Dermot
Poulenc: Concerto in G minor for Organ, Timpani and Strings
Iveta Apkalna, hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony) conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Video recording of performance in the Alte Oper Frankfurt on 22nd November 2019
31st October 2020 : Ron
Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major op. 53 ('Waldstein')
Video recording of performance on 2nd April 2020 in Schloss Bellevue at the invitation of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany. Repeat of Igor Levit's first live-streamed House Concert on 12th March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
24th October 2020 : Jim
Berio: Rendering (1989-90)
Solistes Européens Luxembourg conducted by Christoph König
Rendering is a 'recomposition' after the sketches of Schubert’s final, uncompleted 10th Symphony, D.936a
17th October 2020 : Roy
Duruflé: Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens op. 10 (1960) – 1. Ubi caritas et amor & 2. Tota pulchra es
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge conducted by Richard Marlow
Louis Vierne: Messe solennelle in C sharp minor op. 16 (1899)
Joseph Cullen, Andrew Reid (organs), Westminster Cathedral Choir conducted by James O'Donnell
8th October was the 150th Anniversary of Vierne’s birth
10th October 2020 : Séamus
Bruckner: Symphony no. 8 in C minor (Haas edition): I. Allegro moderato & II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato – Trio. Langsam
NDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Günter Wand
On DVD. Recorded live at the Music- und Kongreßhalle in Lübeck on 9th July 2000 during the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
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