Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.16

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2, op.16 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Yundi Li, Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker (live, 2007) / Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (live, 2013); comments on “blind” comparisons on the radio

Debut CD: Croisé, Shevchenko (Diary 2015-08-31)

The debut CD of the young cellist Christoph Croisé, accompanied by Oxana Shevchenko (piano), featuring compositions by Sergei Prokofiev (Cello Sonata in C major, op.119), Johannes Brahms (Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Pezzo Capriccioso), Niccolò Paganini (Variations on a theme from Rossini’s “Mosè in Egitto”), and David Popper (Dance of the Elves, op.39)

Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schnittke (Diary 2015-03-27)

Listening Diary — violin sonatas by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, & Schnittke, played by the late Lydia Mordkovich (1944 – 2014). Cross-checking Shostakovich’s op.134 against Gringolts/Vonsattel, and Faust/Melnikov

Yulianna Avdeeva — Warsaw (Live Webcast), 2014-05-30

On 2014-05-30, the final concert from the season 2013/2014 in the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall was broadcast online. The concert featured Yulianna Avdeeva, the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir under the direction of Jacek Kasprzyk, and the tenor Thomas Warmijak. The program for the concert included…

20th Century Violin Concertos (Diary 2014-05-28)

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto Nr.2 in G minor, op.63 — Kopatchinskaja; Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D — Kopatchinskaja; Bartók: Violin Concerto No.1, Sz.36 / BB 48a & Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112 / BB 117 — Faust vs. Kopatchinskaja; Eötvös: Violin Concerto “Seven” — Kopatchinskaja; Ligeti: Violin Concerto — Kopatchinskaja