Mstislav Rostropovich at the Berlin Wall
I always find it so interesting to hear composers playing their own pieces, and compare it to our modern interpretations. The differences are so vast sometimes… especially with Bartok, if you can believe it.
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102
Dmitri Shostakovich, piano
Orchestre national de la radiodiffusion française
André Cluytens, cond. (1958)
So many <3s. Shostakovich appears to have slight problems managing his own tempo at times, but at least we know that when he wrote “allegro,” he meant it!
This recording was made about a year after Shostakovich finished the work. Written as a 19th birthday present for his son Maxim, the Piano Concerto No. 2 is much lighter and more cheerful in character than the brooding, powerful First. Shostakovich is said to have regarded this concerto as being “without merit,” though some speculate this may have been done to avoid Party criticism.
- oil for frying
- 2 Avocados
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 and 1/3 Cup Bread Crumbs
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce
- 5 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 3 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- Juice from 1/2 of Lemon
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, lemon pepper, salt and cumin. Set it aside. Cut the avocados in half and then slice them vertically into 4 inch by 1 inch wedges. Set them aside. Heat the vegetable oil to 335 degrees Fahrenheit in a large frying pan, adding enough oil so that the oil is about 3 to four inches deep. Dredge the avocado slices in the breadcrumb mixture, then in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumb mixture again. Place them in the hot oil and fry them for about 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove them with a slotted spoon or tongs, and set them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Allow them to dry for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a serving tray and serve them immediately with the Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce.
- For the Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce, place the mayonnaise, cilantro, and lemon juice in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy in texture.
L’Officiel Paris, 1980
Bach Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat Major - I. Prelude
very very cute Bon Iver + St. Vincent
I’m only really intersted in the first two videos on this playlist, which is
Penderecki Concerto for Viola: performed by Tabea Zimmerman, one of my all time favorite violists and personal role model. I played the condensed version of this piece inspired by the concerto. Look up the Penderecki “Cadenza for Viola” if you have time. Amazing writing by an inspirational and groundbreaking (and living!) contemporary composer.
Debussy Sonata for Harp, Flute, and Viola 3mvnt
Get a lil fantastic up in there
Had a fucked up dream about trying to go to an Xmen bar to meet a lady vampire but first my clarinet friend and I were forced to shotgun PBRs