Warm, lyrical, and aristocratic in his interpretations, Artur Rubinstein performed impressively into extremely old age, and he was a keyboard prodigy almost from the time he could climb onto a piano bench. He came from a mercantile rather than a musical family, but fixated on the piano as soon as he heard it. At age three he impressed Joseph Joachim, and by the age of seven he was playing Mozart, Schubert, and Mendelssohn at a charity concert in his hometown.
Ace's Songwriter Series continues to pay tribute to the most eminent tunesmiths of the 20th Century. This month they bring you our salute to one of the UK's highest profile singer-songwriters, with more than 50 years of hits under his belt Graham Gouldman. Listen People offers an overview of almost half a century of great British songwriting, from Graham's early 60s songs for his own first group the Mockingbirds, to his 21st century collaborations with Kirsty MacColl and McFly. Just about all of Graham's best-known songs are included, many of them performed by singers and groups with whom he has long been associated such as the Hollies, Herman's Hermits, the Yardbirds and both Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders…
Outstanding performances of de Falla's, Granados and Albeniz's works.Unmistakable quality of a past standard of excellence that is hardly matched today.Rodzinski's austere conducting and his vitality and precision refined and developed some of the major orchestras of the time.These Rodzinski's memorable recordings include the Maestro's farewell to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at his last recording session for Westminster.
Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatory, this is a truly legendary performance. Any experienced veteran could be proud of it; that a boy of 12 should possess the necessary technique, the musical understanding and maturity, and the sustained concentration, is almost beyond belief. Reveling in his own limitless virtuosity, Kissin seems to be playing with as well as on the piano with elfin grace and delicacy; yet his command of the keyboard his warm, singing, powerful, varied tone are only tools for expressing his spontaneous response to the music.