Posts tagged as "conradin-kreutzer"

Romantic Trios

April 28, 2016

One of Joan Sutherland’s last records was a disc of trios for soprano, horn and piano. All the music is virtually unknown (and texts/English translations are included), all of it charming and lovingly performed by the trio of Australians.

Romantic Chamber Music

April 20, 2016

This recording forms part of a series of 10 reissues celebrating the glorious Decca recordings from the 1950s-1970s of the Wiener Oktett (Vienna Octet), made up of key principals from the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Five titles were released in September and the remaining five are released this month. In addition to […]

Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli

April 18, 2016

In 1819, the Viennese publisher Anton Diabelli asked ‘the most excellent composers and virtuosi of Vienna and the Austrian Empire’, to write a variation on a waltz theme he had composed. Beethoven was also asked and although he at first refused, he did finally deliver a cycle of 33 variations as his own contribution to […]