Here is a recommendation for a video of the day:
Okay, let’s try again sans chat.
First, invest in a Penguin Guide. It has its faults but, in my opinion, is the best single source for information on classical music recordings.
Here is a small list of works, in no particular order, which I would suggest you familiarize yourself with and recordings I would recommend. Many of my favorites recordings are historical and lack modern sound quality and so can’t be suggested as first choices. Also, this list veers from the canon a bit into works which might not be considered ‘essential’ but which I find particularly accessible or appealing in some other way .
Bach: Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould), English Suites (Murray Perahia)
Tchaikovsky: Pathetique symphony (Yuri Temirkanov)
Brahms: complete symphonies (Gunter Wand)
Beethoven: complete symphonies (Herbert von Karajan, 1963 on Deutsche Gramophon)
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass (Riccardo Chailly), Sinfonietta (Simon Rattle)
Satie: Three Gymnopedies, etc. (Pascal Roge)
Mozart: symphonies 25, 29, 38, 40 (Benjamin Britten), piano concerto 27 (Enil Gilels/Karl Bohm)
Poulenc: Gloria, etc. (Richard Hickox)
Bruckner: complete symphonies (Gunter Wand)
Wagner: overtures and preludes (Karajan on EMI), Die Meistersinger (Karajan on EMI), the Ring cycle (Karajan on Deutsche Gramophon)
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (Diego Fasolis)
Schubert: symphonies 3, 5, 6 (Sir Thomas Beecham), Winterreise (Christoph Pregardien, Andreas Staier)
Pfitzner: Palestrina overture, etc. (Christian Thielemann)
Holst: The Planets (John Eliot Gardiner)
Elgar: Enigma Variations (John Eliot Gardiner)
Grainger: Famous Folk-Settings (Kenneth Montgomery)
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras (Villa-Lobos, Victoria de los Angeles)
Strauss: Four Last Songs (Karajan, Gundula Janowitz), Alpine symphony (Christian Thielemann)
Scriabin: third symphony (Mikhail Pletnev)
Berwald: symphones 1-4 (Ulf Bjorlin)
Sibelius: complete symphonies (Karajan, Kamu on Deutsche Gramophon)
Tormis: Litany to Thunder (on ECM records)
I hope you find this very incomplete, highly debatable list valuable.
A thoroughly delightful, moving, and inspiring 100% Diversity free, Whites Only moment.
We’ll look back on our memories of things like this, because the real thing will be banned, and say, “It was wonderful back then when we still had Whiteness”.
We hear about what outstanding and transformation leaders Diversity make (really just means they prevented a White from advancing into an earned position, which we are supposed to celebrate), but when do we ever see high cultural or scientific achievement from a White who is surrounded by depressing Diversity?
We’ll see less White achievement and beauty in the near future, because these are called “unearned racist White privilege”. Cultural Jew Marxism demands Whites feel like we are stealing something from blacks when we advance. If we break through that barrier and do succeed anyway, we are told we are an obstacle to racial reconciliation because we are benefitting from systemic privilege and must do more to advance Diversity.
Can you feel it? Can you feel the total Evil that has now soaked into and controls everything.
What must it be for older Whites who can remember segregation and pre MLK? They must feel that that the USSR really did win the Cold War.
Read my above comment, follow the link, go to the 8:53 mark, and you’ll find a great example of the truth in your words.
I was/am so disheartened.
I’m new to classical music … is there a starter list of works with which I should familiarize myself.
I just made you a list of twenty or twenty-five recordings to check out and my cat walked across my computer and deleted them. I will do it all over again tomorrow. (groan)
I’ll add that to my “to do” list. In the meantime, though, follow the Videos of the Day. I can give you a pretty good exposure that way.
I’m really enjoying the musical posts. Browsing other performances, I came across an interview of the violinist (I do not speak her language), I was just enjoying the Whiteness of the dialog and nothing more, when, out of left field, a negress appears on the screen behind her, followed by hanging negros.
Have a look for yourself, at the 8:53:
Is there nowhere to enjoy Whiteness, for Whiteness’ sake alone?
Except for the jabberer at the beginning and the end, this was exquisite. I want to take it to my favourite mountain meadow and let it fly.