LD_hpicListening Diary

My comprehensive reviews (CD comparisons in particular) are a lot of work. If I were to do a comprehensive review of all music that I listen to, I would instantly be overwhelmed. So, I decided to add a new category of blog posts which I called “Listening Diary” — even though I never intended to produce one diary entry per day. The reviews in this section cover

  • Groups of (related) recordings that receive brief comments
  • Recordings with mixed / heterogeneous content (recordings with a variety of artists / ensembles, or recordings with a variety of composers or genres, such as the “theme CDs” that are popular especially as debut CDs, or with artists at the beginning of their career).

However, in this section, I do not include

  • major comparisons and detailed reviews on specific works (you find these under “Media Reviews“),
  • “casual listening” (e.g., stuff that I listen to only once in the review period), and
  • recordings that I receive from artists, agencies, or recording labels for the purpose of reviewing. These are posted under “Media Received for Reviewing“.

Here, I want to give a chronological (sortable) table of these “listening diary” posts (highlighting indicates the most recent entries).

For searching the blog site use the search utilities in the menu for finding posts featuring a specific artist or ensemble, a specific work, or music by a specific composer. Alternatively, you may use the generic search feature (loupe) in the menu.

Interactive Table of Listening Diary Posts

Last update: 2024-04-04
Composer: Work(s)Artist(s)Post DateLast Update
Abel: Solos for Viola da gambaLucile Boulanger2024-01-022024-01-02
Albéniz: Piano pieces / encoresArthur Rubinstein, Alicia de Larrocha2014-06-292018-01-05
Bach: 4 Duetti BWV 802-805Ton Koopman, Christophe Rousset2013-03-152013-03-15
Bach: Partita B minor, BWV 831Gieseking, Gould, Rousset, Staier2013-03-312013-03-31
Bach: Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903Landowska, Staier, Rousset, Koopman2013-03-152013-03-15
Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971Gieseking, Landowska, Leonhardt, Staier, Rousset, Koopman2013-03-312013-03-31
Bach: Solo works in transcriptions for Viola da gambaLucile Boulanger2024-01-022024-01-02
Bach & other composers: Organ worksScholze, Meinhold, Scheidegger, Koopman2012-10-022012-10-02
Bartók: Violin concerto No.1Isabelle Faust / Daniel Harding2014-05-282014-05-28
Bartók: Violin concerto No.2Isabelle Faust / Daniel Harding, Patricia Kopatchinskaja / Péter Eötvös2014-05-282014-05-28
Beethoven: Bagatelles op.126Schnabel, Gould, Ashkenazy, Brendel, Brautigam2012-07-282012-07-28
Beethoven: Allegretto B minor WoO 61Olli Mustonen, Ronald Brautigam2013-03-212013-03-21
Beethoven: 6 Ecossaises WoO 83Olli Mustonen, Alfred Brendel2013-03-212013-03-21
Beethoven: Piano Sonata op.13Gulda, Gilels, van Immerseel, Brautigam2012-12-312015-08-20
Beethoven: Piano Sonata op.27/2Schnabel, Backhaus, Badura-Skoda, Barenboim, Gulda, Pletnev, Gilels, van Immerseel, Brautigam2012-12-312015-08-20
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, lecture series at Wigmore HallAndrás Schiff2012-12-312012-12-31
Beethoven: Variations “Venni amore” WoO 65Mikhail Pletnev, Ronald Brautigam2012-07-282012-07-28
Beethoven: Variations “A la Viganò” WoO 68Pletnev, Brautigam, Mustonen2013-01-262013-01-26
Beethoven: Variations WoO 77Olli Mustonen, Ronald Brautigam2013-03-212013-03-21
Beethoven: Sonata for horn and piano, op.17Anneke Scott / Kathryn Cok2013-09-302014-08-22
Beethoven: LiederFritz Wunderlich / Hubert Giesen2012-11-012012-11-01
Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus op.43Otto Klemperer, Thomas Dausgaard, David Zinman2013-11-092013-11-09
Berg: Violin Concerto “Dem Andenken eines Engels”Isabelle Faust / Claudio Abbado2013-12-042013-12-04
Berlioz: Requiem op.5Seiji Ozawa2013-02-172013-02-17
Brahms: Violin Sonata No.2 A major, op.100Szeryng / Rubinstein, Kavakos / Wang, Faust / Melnikov2015-10-172015-10-17
Brahms: Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, op.38Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko2015-08-312015-09-24
Britten: Hymn to St. CeciliaHarry Christophers, Cantalea2012-07-302012-07-30
Brüll: Piano WorksAlexandra Oehler2017-07-262017-07-26
Bull: Keyboard worksKathryn Cok2014-08-242014-08-24
Busoni: Transcription of Bach’s Toccata, Adagio & Fugue, BWV 564Arthur Rubinstein2014-04-132014-04-13
Busoni: Bach’s Violin Partita, BWV 1004, Chaconne (transcription)Arthur Rubinstein2014-04-282014-04-28
Byrd: Quadran Paven & Galliard; “Have with yow to Walsingame”Davitt Moroney2014-08-242014-08-24
Carreño: Ballad op.15, Piano piecesAlexandra Oehler2014-08-072014-08-07
Chabrier: Piano piecesArthur Rubinstein2014-04-302014-04-30
Chopin: Etudes op.25Ashkenazy, Pollini, Sokolov2012-11-222014-03-26
Chopin: Préludes op.28Argerich, Askenase, Barenboim, Pollini, Sokolov2012-11-222014-03-26
Chopin: Sonata op.39Argerich, Askenase, Avdeeva, Pollini, Sokolov2012-11-222014-03-26
Corelli: SonatasSteger / Kitaya, Holloway / Mortensen, Montanari / Dantone2014-02-072015-05-22
Crusell: Clarinet Concerti E♭ op.1, F minor op.5, B♭ op.11Emma Johnson, Martin Fröst2017-05-052017-05-05
Debussy: Images, EtudesPierre-Laurent Aimard2012-11-162012-11-16
Debussy: PréludesPierre-Laurent Aimard, Friedrich Gulda2012-11-162012-11-16
Duphly: Pièces de ClavecinChristophe Rousset2013-01-182013-01-18
Dvořák: Symphonic Poems, opp.107 – 110Nikolaus Harnoncourt2014-04-172014-06-13
Enescu: String Octet in C major, op.7Gringolts Quartet / Meta4, Vilde Frang & Friends2023-07-242023-07-24
Eötvös: Violin concerto “Seven”Patricia Kopatchinskaja / Péter Eötvös2014-05-282014-05-28
de Falla: Piano pieces / encoresArthur Rubinstein2014-06-292014-06-29
Fauré: Piano piecesArthur Rubinstein2014-04-302014-04-30
Franck: Prélude, Choral & FugueArthur Rubinstein2014-12-292014-12-29
Franck: Cello (Violin) Sonata in AIsserlis / Hough, Spivakov / Bezrodnyi, Perlman / Argerich2012-07-302012-07-30
Gallay: Concerts cachés, for Horn soloAnneke Scott2014-11-232014-11-23
Gallay: Chamber music for natural horn ensembleLes Chevaliers de Saint Hubert2014-11-232014-11-23
Gershwin: Piano piecesArthur Rubinstein2014-05-072014-05-07
Godowsky: 54 Studies on Chopin’s EtudesCarlo Grante, Marc-André Hamelin2013-06-282013-06-28
Górecki: Symphony Nr.3, op.36Yuri Simonov, David Zinman2013-10-272013-10-27
Górecki: Miserere op.44, Amen op.35John Nelson2012-11-252012-11-25
Granados: Piano pieces / encoresArthur Rubinstein2014-06-292014-06-29
Grieg: Ballad op.24, Lyric PiecesArthur Rubinstein2014-07-262014-07-26
Handel: Giulio Cesare in EgittoCurtis / Lemieux / Gauvin2013-03-092013-03-09
Handel: Sonatas for wind instrumentsBrüggen / Hayes, Schneider, Steger2014-03-262014-03-26
Haydn: Andante con Variazioni F minorRubinstein, Buchbinder, Schornsheim, Staier2014-05-092014-05-09
Krufft: Sonata for horn and pianoAnneke Scott / Kathryn Cok2013-09-302014-08-22
Leidesdorf: Sonata for horn and pianoAnneke Scott / Kathryn Cok2013-09-302014-08-22
Ligeti: Violin concertoPatricia Kopatchinskaja / Péter Eötvös2014-05-282014-05-28
Lyadov: Complete works for PianoMarco Rapetti, Olga Solovieva2021-03-022021-03-02
Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Variations opp.82, 83Ilse von Alpenheim2015-10-262015-10-26
Mendelssohn: Lied ohne Worte op.67/4, “Spinnerlied”Arthur Rubinstein2014-05-092014-05-09
Mendelssohn: Organ sonatas op.65Gurtner, Schättin2013-01-262013-01-26
Mendelssohn: Octet in E♭ major, op.20Gringolts Quartet / Meta4, Emerson String Quartet2023-07-242023-07-24
Milhaud: Piano piecesArthur Rubinstein2014-04-302014-04-30
Mompou: Piano piecesArthur Rubinstein2014-05-072014-05-07
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (DVD)Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Jean-Pierre Ponnelle2015-08-042015-08-04
Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea (DVD)Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Jean-Pierre Ponnelle2015-08-042015-08-04
Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (DVD)Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Jean-Pierre Ponnelle2015-08-042015-08-04
Mozart: Rondo a minor, K.511Rubinstein, Gieseking, Brautigam, Bezuidenhout2014-05-112015-06-09
Mozart: Variations K.360David Oistrakh / Paul Badura-Skoda, Petra Müllejans / Kristian Bezuidenhout2014-04-052014-04-05
Mozart: Adagio & Fugue K.546Hagen Quartett, Chiaroscuro Quartet2014-04-052014-04-05
Mozart: Rondo for piano & orchestra in A, K.386Clara Haskil, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kristian Bezuidenhout2014-04-082014-11-11
Myaskovsky: Cello Sonata Nr.1 op.12Truls Mørk / Jean-Yves Thibaudet2012-07-302012-07-30
Paganini: Variations "Mosé in Egitto" for Cello and PianoChristoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko2015-08-312015-09-24
Pärt: Adam’s LamentTönu Kaljuste2012-11-252012-11-25
Popper: Dance of the Elves, for Cello & PianoChristoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko2015-08-312015-09-24
Poulenc: Piano piecesArthur Rubinstein2014-04-302014-04-30
Prokofiev: Visions fugitives op.22Arthur Rubinstein2014-05-012014-05-01
Prokofiev: Violin sonatas opp.80 & 94bis, 5 Melodies op.35bisAlina Ibragimova / Steven Osborne2014-08-192014-08-19
Prokofiev: Sonatas for solo violin op.115 / Sonata for two violins op.56Lydia Mordkovitch / Simone Young2015-03-272021-04-18
Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C major, op.119Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko2015-08-312015-09-24
Prokofiev: Violin concerto No.2, op.63Patricia Kopatchinskaja / Vladimir Jurowski2014-05-282014-05-28
Rachmaninoff: Prélude from “Morceaux de fantaisie” op.3Arthur Rubinstein2014-05-112014-05-11
Rachmaninoff: 2 Pieces for Cello & Piano op.2Truls Mørk / Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Steven Isserlis / Stephen Hough2012-07-302012-07-30
Rachmaninoff: VocaliseRebecca Evans / Steven Isserlis / Stephen Hough2012-07-302012-07-30
Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata G minor op.19Truls Mørk / Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Steven Isserlis / Stephen Hough2012-07-302015-10-03
Rameau: Suites d’OrchestreJordi Savall2012-07-272012-07-27
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, Miroirs, Tombeau de CouperinArthur Rubinstein, Walter Gieseking2014-12-272014-12-27
Music for RecorderSteger / Kitaya, Icarus Ensemble2014-01-312014-11-21
Music for Traverso or RecorderSvendsen, Kuijken, Laurin / London Baroque2013-12-212014-01-16
Ries: Piano WorksAlexandra Oehler2017-07-262017-07-26
Rubinstein, Anton: Piano piecesArthur Rubinstein2014-05-072014-05-07
Arthur Rubinstein — The Complete Album CollectionArthur Rubinstein2014-04-132014-04-13
Scarlatti, Domenico: Keyboard SonatasPieter Jan Belder, Andreas Staier2012-08-312012-08-31
Scarlatti, Domenico: Keyboard SonatasPieter Jan Belder, Andreas Staier, Ottavio Dantone2012-09-292012-09-29
Scarlatti, Domenico: Keyboard SonatasPieter Jan Belder2012-07-272012-07-27
Schnittke: Praeludium in Memoriam D. ShostakovichLydia Mordkovitch / Simone Young2015-03-272021-04-18
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, op.90, D.899Arthur Rubinstein, András Schiff2015-10-312015-10-31
Schubert: Compositions for Violin & PianoIbragimova / Tiberghien, Shiokawa / Schiff, Wispelwey / Giacometti2013-11-212017-06-28
Schubert: Vocal duets, trios, quartetsAmeling / Baker / Schreier / Fischer-Dieskau2013-02-172013-02-17
Schubert: Lieder, incl. “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen”Ferrier / Walter, Wunderlich / Giesen, Price / Sawallisch, Haefliger / Dähler2014-08-132014-08-13
Schubert: Symphonies 7 & 8Wilhelm Furtwängler, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Thomas Dausgaard2012-07-282012-07-28
Schubert: Mass A♭ major, Mass E♭ majorNikolaus Harnoncourt2012-08-312012-08-31
Schumann: Novelletten op.21 Nr.2, 4, 8Svjatoslav Richter2012-07-302012-07-30
Schumann: Dichterliebe op.48, Liederkreis op.39, other LiederWunderlich, Fischer-Dieskau, Bostridge, Goerne, Terfel2012-11-012012-11-01
Schumann: Piano Quintet op.44, Piano Quartet op.47Melnikov/Jerusalem Quartet, Levine/LaSalle Quartet2012-11-012012-11-01
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129Queyras, Piatigorsky, Rostropovich2016-05-032016-05-24
Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 1Isabelle Faust, Christian Tetzlaff2016-05-012016-05-01
Scriabin: Piano piecesArthur Rubinstein2014-05-072014-05-07
Scriabin: Piano sonata No.3, op.23Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernd Glemser, Marc-André Hamelin2013-09-302014-08-22
Senfl: SongsHuber / Näf / Staempfli / Piguet, Denys / La Caccia2013-03-102013-03-10
Shostakovich: Violin sonata op.134Mordkovitch / Benson, Gringolts / Vonsattel, Faust / Melnikov2015-03-272021-04-18
Smetana: Má VlastNikolaus Harnoncourt2014-04-172014-04-17
R. Strauss: Violin Sonata E♭ major, op.18Haifetz / Sánder, Spivakov / Bezrodnyi, Frang / Lifits2015-10-032017-09-17
Stravinsky: Trois Mouvements de PétrouchkaArthur Rubinstein, Maurizio Pollini2014-05-072014-05-07
Stravinsky: Violin concerto in DPatricia Kopatchinskaja / Vladimir Jurowski2014-05-282014-05-28
Szymanowski: MazurkasArthur Rubinstein2014-05-112014-05-11
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons op.37aVladimir Ashkenazy2014-05-012014-05-01
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso for cello and piano, op.62Christoph Croisé / Oxana Shevchenko2015-08-312015-09-24
Telemann: Recorder musicMaurice Steger / Naoki Kitaya2014-02-072014-02-07
Tignor: Together Into This Unknowable NightBrooklyn Rider2012-07-302012-07-30
Tischhauser: Joggeli söll ga Birli schüttleRäto Tschupp2012-07-302012-07-30
Villa-Lobos: A Prole do Bebê, Suíte floralArthur Rubinstein2014-07-092014-07-09
Vivaldi: ConcertiSteger / Fasolis, Steinmann / Müller-Brühl, Carmignola2015-06-212015-06-21
Vivaldi: 12 Concerti op.9, “La Cetra”Rachel Podger2013-10-272013-10-27
Webern: Bagatellen op.9, 5 Stücke op.5Hagen Quartett2012-11-012012-11-01
Weiss: Lute SonatasYasunori Imamura2013-01-182013-01-18
Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin, op.27Shumsky / Zimmermann / Zehetmair / Baráti2017-12-292017-12-29

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