Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
A Night in the Life|
Last night I stayed up, installed Debian GNU/Linux on two computers at home, while reading (for the first time) the Acts of the Apostles. Kinky.
Current Mood: silly
Current Music: Violin concerto op.77 by Brahms -- Jasha Heifetz and the NY phil.
|Date:||September 3rd, 2002 03:49 am (UTC)|| |
what are you doing up so early ?
I'm shocked !
|Date:||September 3rd, 2002 06:49 pm (UTC)|| |
hee hee hee Debian :). I had to kick my Debian box a few times tonight.
Oh, uh, I found you when, to my great shock, I wasn't the only LJ user with the interest "autodidacts." Then, bizarrely enough, it turned out you knew some people I know. Uh. Yeah. Small world.
|Date:||September 4th, 2002 07:36 pm (UTC)|| |
vague comment about music
I've always liked Brahms's violin concertos, of course. But when was the last time you sat down to a really
good recording of his Double Concerto for Violin and Cello? More than anything else of his, I think that one leaves me gasping.
In the unlikely event that you were wondering, I got here from your post on classics
. Good luck with your studies; cupio omnia, quae vis. Would you mind terribly if I were to add you to my 'friends' list?
Lingua Latina optima est.
|Date:||September 5th, 2002 08:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: vague comment about music
A good investment is the two-CD Brahms symphony set. I can't find my own right now, but they're all under von Karajan with the Berliner Philharmoniker, maybe.
As a cellist, I've got three rather cello-focused recordings. One is part of a Rostropovich set put out by EMI Classics and has him and David Oistrakh on violin under Szell/Cleveland; another is on an uncommon label (Grammofono 2000) and is Casals with Jacques Thibaud. The best of my recordings is on a "Russian Disc" label, unless I'm reading the label wrong, and features Rostropovich with Boris Gutnikov on violin and the USSR Symphony Orchestra under Boris Khalkin.
Hope all's well; I'll be popping in again by and by.