musanim on Music this morning: tdmorley on Music this morning:
Monthly Archives: April 2013
My favorite Prokofiev Piano Concerto — though they are all wonderful: Concerto #1 performed by Sviatoslav Richter. Db major Op 10.
The Lieutenant Kije Suite by Prokoviev. All hail the famous but non existent Lieut. Kije. Courageous beyond description! A hero beyond other heroes. Used in many films and often used as a stub in film trailers,
J. S. Bach. Goldberg Variations. Played by Gustav Leonhardt. Wow! I always hear something new when I listen to the Goldberg Variations, but especially when I listen to Gustav Leonhardt. Variation 4. Wow.
Leonard Bernstein conducting the Prelude to Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. Controversially slow. But is it Fm7b5? Or some sort of slightly weird sus II or V (in A minor) or something else entirely?
Vera Lynn. We’ll meet again. A famous WWII song, also made famous by its use by Stanley Kubrick
As some of you might know, I just (more or less) got done teaching a coursera course in Combinatorial Game Theory. Here is a review by a student: http://gregorulm.com/review-games-without-chance-combinatorial-game-theory-coursera/