Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte (Diary 2015-10-26)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte) played by Ilse von Alpenheim, in her complete recording from 1980 — there’s more to this than mere encores! Also included are two interesting sets of variations (opp.82 & 83), and the Andante cantabile e presto agitato in B major

Richard Strauss (Diary 2015-10-03)

Richard Strauss, Violin Sonata in E♭ major, op.18 in three interpretations: Haifetz / Sándor (1934); Spivakov / Bezrodnyi (2001); Frang/Lifits (2010) — and memories only (sadly) of an LP recording with Ulf Hoelscher and Michel Béroff (1978)