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Allemande from Handel’s D minor Suite HWV 428, played on the William Smith (c1720) harpsichord at the Bate Collection in Oxford, by Douglas Mews. This instrument quite possibly was played by Handel himself and is certainly built in a style … Continue reading
In this clip, Sam Haywood performs Beethoven’s first piano sonata, which is dedicated to his teacher, Joseph Haydn.
I love this performance so much- there’s something very special about watching and hearing this great piano piece of Chopin’s being played on his very piano…
A great documentary which explores what inspired Beethoven to create the amazing 5th Symphony. What I especially love is the inclusion a visit to Bonn and Beethoven Haus, and conductor John Eliot Gardner’s period orchestra. Yes folks- the 5th in … Continue reading