Tuesday, August 24, 2004

On a Mozart binge

Currently I'm on a Mozart binge. Started with the (augmented) Grumiaux Trio recordings of the String Quintets.


Apart from being sublime music these are wonderful recordings. Some of the best string sound around, and its analogue. Although I'm told the sound quality is not so much the technology as the playing.

Moved onto the String Trios yesterday. Again Grumiaux Trio. Discovered the Mozart Preludes and Fugues, how have I never heard these before?

On the reading front coming to the end of Iris Murdoch's The Bell. A thought provoking book, but one that could be taughter in its construction. But the monastic theme is one of those threads I will be returning to.



Fun day yesterday teaching for three hours learners how to use a web site that just happened to be down that day. But an interesting discovery in the evening - www.musicplasma.com One of those (many) ideas I had a while back. Only seems to be pop (and a little jazz) at present but very interesting concept.
Also pondering over two other recent purchases. The Tippett Piano Sonatas and Volume 1 of the complete piano music of Richard Rodney Bennett (on Metronome). More postings on those to follow.

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