Joachim Raff: Symphony no. 3 in F, op. 153 ‘Im Walde’

performed by the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra under Urs Schneider on Naxos, or below by Francesco D’Avalos and the Philharmonia or this recording for better recording quality, maybe my preference Yes, you read that right, a symphony no. 3, op 153. … Continue reading Joachim Raff: Symphony no. 3 in F, op. 153 ‘Im Walde’

Chopin: Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ for piano and orchestra, Op. 2

performed by Idil Biret and the Slovak State Philharmonic orchestra under Robert Stankovsky Eusebius came in quietly the other day. You know the ironic smile on his pale face with which he seeks to create suspense. I was sitting at … Continue reading Chopin: Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ for piano and orchestra, Op. 2