Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
On his new blog Unquiet Thoughts, Alex Ross introduces us to Aleksandr Hrustevich, a young Ukranian who plays Bach's tremendous Passacaglia in C minor, originally written for the organ, on an accordion! For comparison's sake, here's organist Karl Richter performing the original. Incredible how little is lost in translation (er, transcription).
Posted by Stephen Planas at 3:08 PM
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
After a long absence, I've returned with good tidings for the holiday season and a favorite seasonal tradition: the "Messiah" on Crack. We've all had one of those days. But no all of us have those days recorded for posterity. Enjoy!!
(Clip from The Rambler.)
Posted by Stephen Planas at 9:29 PM