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  Ken Perschke

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Happy 238th B-day LvB!
December 22, 2008
Can I cheat and list the Op. 131 quartet three times? It's my favorite piece not only of Beethoven, but in all of music. The other two... c# quartet, Op. 131 Symphony no. 8 (yes 8, not a typo) Piano Concerto no.5 "Emperor" Lot of others of course, Pathetique sonata, Hammerklavier, Diabelli variations, violin concerto, etc. ... more
Discussion: Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 - Dausgaard
February 25, 2007
Epic scale and higher excitement aren't going to be served by a chamber orchestra, anyway. It's a much different experience. Personally, I much prefer it because I love being able to hear all the inner details and have the balance come out correctly. Now, I'm probably biased towards the original version because that's the one I first became ... more
Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Bartók
February 5, 2007
Thankfully, time has given us a much better perspective on music from the first half of the last century. Bartok was still alive in 1942, and had yet to write what would become his most popular and well known work, the Concerto for Orchestra. Certainly no critic or musicologist today would say what Haggin said back then. About the atonal ... more
Discussion: Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 - Dausgaard
December 23, 2006
I don't know how I missed this but it looks very exciting! I played the original version of Schumann 4 back in college, and I've never been able to listen to the revised version without cringing a bit because it's so heavy in comparison. I'll be buying this as soon as it becomes available in the states! ... more
Discussion: Beethoven: Complete Symphonies - Masur
December 8, 2006
Lack of tolerance is what I was talking about. I have no problem with anybody liking anything over something else. I have a problem when that something else has to be demeaned and degraded to make the point. Maybe the problem is that I'm hearing inflection that isn't supposed to be there, but the tone of madisonears review strikes me as incredibly ... more