The viola has been undervalued and scorned since time immemorial, with much major viola literature having only been written within the past hundred years. Interestingly, this 2012 album, Œuvres pour alto et piano (Works for viola and piano), features a generous selection of 19th century works, or perhaps more commonly referred to as Romantic era … More Review (CD): Œuvres pour alto et piano / Gérard Caussé; Brigitte Engerer (2012)
Starting off my virgin album review with a familiar work, Rachmaninoff’s second symphony. This work means especially much to myself as it was on the programme of the second symphonic concert I ever attended, back in my early teens. Written in 1906-07, the second symphony of Sergei Rachmaninoff remains to be among the most lastingly popular of works written by the … More REVIEW (CD): S. Rachmaninoff – Symphony no. 2 / Ivan Fischer; Budapest Festival Orchestra (2004)
it was a pretty spontaneous decision to create a platform to organise some of the thoughts i’ve been desiring to share with everyone on the music which so inspires me everyday. the idea to start this blog was perhaps conceived by my desire to share western art music with the wider population. classical music, as it is … More welcome!