Schumann: Symphony No.1 in B♭ major, op.38

Schumann, Symphony No.1 in B♭ major, op.38 — comparing 5 recordings: Bernstein / Vienna Philharmonics (1984); Harnoncourt / Chamber Orchestra of Europe (1996); Gardiner / Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (1997); Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (2004); Dausgaard / Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro (2007)


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Harnoncourt — Monteverdi: Operas (Diary 2015-08-04)

Harnoncourt / Ponnelle’s legendary Zurich Monteverdi cycle on DVD — and memories of getting addicted to its live performances at the Zurich Opera in the late 1970’s


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Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, op.61

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, op.61 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Batiashvili (2007), Busch/Busch (1942), Faust/Abbado (2010), Francescatti/Walter (1961), Grumiaux/Galliera (1966), Heifetz/Munch (1955), Huberman/Szell (1934), Jansen/Järvi (2009), Kennedy (2007), Kopatchinskaja/Herreweghe (2009), Kreisler/Blech (1926), Kremer/Harnoncourt (1992), Menuhin/Furtwängler (1947), Milstein/Szell (1964), Mullova/Gardiner (2002), Oistrakh/Gauk (1952), Oistrakh/Cluytens (1959), Stern/Bernstein (1959), Szeryng/Schmidt-Isserstedt (1965), Suk/Konwitschny (1962), Tetzlaff/Zinman (2005), Zehetmair/Brüggen (1997)


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Smetana: Má Vlast — Dvořák: Symphonic Poems (Diary 2014-04-17)

Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast — Harnoncourt, Vienna Philharmonics;
Dvořák: Symphonic Poems opp.107, 108, 109, & 110 — Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


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Bach: St.John Passion BWV 245

Bach, St.John Passion BWV 245, with the following artists: Harnoncourt / Equiluz (1965), Jochum / Haefliger (1967), Rotzsch / Schreier (1976), Koopman / de Mey (1993), Suzuki / Türk (1998), Gardiner / Padmore (2003), Layton / Bostridge (2012)


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Bach: The Motets

Bach: The Motets — comparing recordings with the following artists: Bernius (2012), Christophers (1989), Gardiner (1980), Gardiner (2011), Harnoncourt (1980), Herreweghe (1985), Junghänel (1995), Katschner (2012)


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