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Bringing ancient music to life

... ain't easy, IMO. I'm still not decided on the Schumann Op. 17 Fantasy fave performance, for instance. Still, there are a few that I am sure of. Szell's Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Seventh Symphony and Carnaval are some. Another is Brahms Piano Concerto #2. Solomon is my choice here. Another ancient recording I love is Sena Jurinac in Strauss's Four Last Songs. How anyone could abandon these works and performances is beyond my ability to conceive.

Thinking back to the sixties, of course the Beatles, also some folk and folk rock. Some great geniuses like Jimi Hendrix I can no longer listen to. The cries of pain from him, Morrison, Janis, John Lennon, Velvet Underground and others are no longer life affirming for me. The seventies, especially the later years were mainly crap. Muskrat Love? Disco? Hot Stuff? Ok, fine if you find that inspiring, or even fun.

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