Sunday, July 02, 2006
Updated gift card list
- Found the recording for Beethoven's final piano sonatas - Misuko Uchida
- Also wish to remove WTC - while Bach's chamber music is sublime, I don't really care for any of his solo piano music.
- Minneapolis has a couple of wonderful public radio stations, and while I was driving around, I heard Rossini's first string sonata written when he was 12. I had a hard time believing my ears, but my ears were not deceivers - Sei sonate a quattro (1804) .
- Finally wish to add Blood, Sweat & Tears - obviously a sign of aging baby-boomerism.
Next update: Should add a Nina Simone to get me out of my classical rut. Before Sunrise's use of her music for its ending (ranks up in the top 10 all time endings) was my true introduction to her. Also thought I needed some Mendelssohn for my collection & today's WSJ mentioned his Octet in E-Flat as a masterpiece.
Next next update: Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in c, BWV 582
Czech Philharmonic / Leopold Stokowski. Just played on KUSC & really caught my ear. Typical of Bach, but still extraordinary music - immediately recognizable as a Johann composition.