I found the performance lecture series by Andras Schiff (via theguardian.com) to be a really enjoyable and education listen, in terms of learning more about and appreciating classical music (classical in the broad sense of the category). Are there other similar talks available done by musicians or music teachers? [more inside]
posted by polymodus
on Jan 23, 2014 -
I'm looking for a recording of the complete Eroica Symphony transcribed for piano four hands (or two pianos) with quality comparable to a compact disc. (To get a taste of what I'm looking for, here's a partial video recording
that's quite good.)
I'm aware of the two-hand Liszt transcriptions, and can recommend Scherbakov over Katsaris, but two hands are not enough!
posted by Napoleonic Terrier
on Apr 15, 2013 -
I've been trying to find/download a Beethoven piano sonata, op. 109 and have only been able to grab the first movement performed by Walter Klein. Does anybody know where I can download the whole piece? Who do you especially like performing it?
posted by sluglicker
on Apr 13, 2006 -
Very specific question - for about ten years, I've been trying to hunt down a copy of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata as performed by a symphony (I do not know which one). I initially heard it on a tape sent along with my mother's Reader's Digest subscription. The tape was full of piano music played by symphonies - Blue Danube, Flight of the Bumblebee, Fantaisie Impromptu and Moonlight Sonata. I'd love to buy a cd of any of these songs, but mostly, I'm looking for Moonlight Sonata, performed by a symphony instead of on piano.
I've tried the usual suspects, Amazon, p2p clients, etc. Any ideas?
posted by annathea
on May 26, 2004 -