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  1. No problem, 99% of all albums don't need to be explored much further 🙂
  2. After a series of rather bland and very unimpressive recordings as the new Chefdirigent of Berliner Philharmoniker, Petrenko finally got closer with a recording of Mahler's 6th. There is no value in direct comparison with the best available interpretations, but it is perfectly listenable on its own.
  3. There are devices such as the Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation - everything in one box. You can play Spotify wirelessly and there's no need to think about separate speakers.
  4. Mr. Marsalis obviously thinks otherwise. As for me, I don't think anyone would have a good enough reason to think something is his or her own. That includes thoughts and feelings as well. We are all captives of certain cultural prejudices, nothing more.
  5. In fact, there are two opposing schools of thought. One argues that jazz improvisation must be based on the historic African-American tradition, the other is based on the thesis that improvisation is largely free from tradition and can draw its inspiration from anywhere - a widely documented dispute between Wynton Marsalis and Keith Jarrett. Accordingly, adherents of the former view can have a claim against any white musician.
  6. Fumiko Shiraga has recorded several fine albums with chamber arrangements of works by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. Johann Nepomuk Hummel made quite a few arrangements in his time, he was commissioned for this purpose by publishing houses. Before the advent of gramophone recording, this was very practical - large scale works became suitable for home performance and listening.
  7. Cataclysmic. In order to hear and recognize why Furtwängler was and remains un-rivaled. The 1944 live recording for Deutsche Rundfunk on an early Magnetofon transmits everything.
  8. It is rather lamentable that arranging large orchestral works for a small chamber ensemble to perform at home is no longer en vogue. Mozart's famous pieces arranged by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
  9. No excessive complexity, easy and to the point.
  10. Bardo, the gap between past and future incarnation in the manifested world in an unexpectedly effective narrative from Laurie Anderson.
  11. Why can't you accept the fact that the other person thinks differently than you do? For reasons that are irrelevant? Be at peace and be free.
  12. Wonderful recording made 35 years ago in Prague.
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