Best available “youtube” version of this piece for 23 strings, particularly when coupled with the slideshow. Of course, if Levine’s recording was available, that would be another story…
Emil Gilels plays Beethoven. ’nuff said.
While listening to the hauntingly beautiful modern composition, “Song of the Cherubim”, by the contemporary Polish composer Penderecki, I thought I’d do a little precedent study and compare it to those Slavic versions which have preceded it and from which tradition he drew. So, first the Penderecki piece, and then subsequent pieces moving back in history:
Penderecki’s Song of the Cherubim:
A more direct precedent, aurally:
Hymn of the Cherubim, on the 2nd Tone:
Tchaikovsky’s Hymn of the Cherubim:
Bortniansky’s Hymn of the Cherubim:
A. Kastorsky’s Hymn of the Cherubim, sung by the Sretensky Monastery Choir:
Rachmaninov’s Hymn of the Cherubim
Idiosyncratic but HIGHLY enjoyable interpretations of Mozart’s piano sonatas….somewhat “bach-like” in quality. If one sets aside the historicist’s question of how the historical Mozart would have played them, these are simply wonderful performances to listen to in their own right. Worth setting alongside that standard-setting Brendel collection, Gould’s touch on the piano is truly exquisite. These are “through-interpreted” in a way that many others, who try to push and pull and overly-dramatize what is already present in the structure of Mozart’s music itself (see Helene Grimaud).
Acclaimed artist Alexander Creswell sketching sailboats live using a device of his own invention.
Acclaimed Classical artist and watercolourist Alexander Creswell in a time-lapse video showing the process of creating one of his watercolour paintings
Not quite F.C. Copleston vs. B. Russell, but a similar debate with similar results.
David Bentley Hart debates Richard Norman regarding issues expounded in the latest DBH book “Being, Consciousness and Bliss”