Day 56 – Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (CD 56)

In addition to some strange spellings and a few glaring omissions (both having to do with the album-replica CD sleeves), there’s also a fair bit of repetition going on with this Fritz Reiner box set. Case in point: Today’s performance is a repeat – 55 days later! – of the first CD in this set. … [Read more…]

Day 36 – Bartok Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta (CD 36)

I noticed two things about Bartok’s Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta (well, three things, actually; I have no idea what a Celesta is): First, this is creepy, moody music, and Second, it’s creepy, moody music, some of which Stanley Kubrick used for his creepy, moody 1980 movie horror film The Shining. In fact, in … [Read more…]