Classical Music off the beaten track with Fred Portnoy … #1
Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich paid a visit to Bach’s former home in Leipzig in 1950 and decided to compose one prelude and fugue for every major and minor key as Bach had done in “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” …Jazz and classical pianist Keith Jarrett plays the number 15 in D flat major.
Then, John McKay and Joseph Werner on Piano and John Back and David Mancini on Percussion in Bartok’s Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion.
Michael Boriskin plays Irving Fine’s ‘Music for Piano’
Clara Iannotta’s Il colore dell’ombra played by Longleash
Bob Atwell of Tucson Arizona wrote Fanfare for the uncommon woman in honor of former congressperson Gabby Giffords:
A 15th century English carol,: Deo gracias Anglia…anon….”render thanks to God, o England, for the victory at Agincourt”. Musica Reservata conducted by John Beckett. Eugene Ormandy, the Philadelphia Orchestra,
Three Places in New England by Charles Ives, which he completed in 1914. The 3 places are:
i. The “Saint Gaudens” in Boston Common (Col. Shaw and His Colored Regiment)
ii. Putnam’s Camp, Redding, Connecticut
iii. The Housatonic at Stockbridge
La Femme a Barbe written in 1958 by Jose Berghmans. Ronald Barron, trombone and Fredrik Wagner, piano.
Pablo Heras-Casado conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a 2015 recording, with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto.