Thaïs Méditation performed by Yo Yo Ma
aka my early autumn string jam
All About That Bass Clef
This is the version I’ve been waiting for.
Shostakovich embraces Bernstein after the NY Philharmonic’s performance of Symphony No. 5. 1959.
Credit: Bert Bial NY Philharmonic Archives
listening to Vivaldi always puts a little
in my step
GUESS WHOSE BIRTHDAY IT IS TODAY
I just got into a “Who can blast their music louder on the highway battle: Shosty vs. Rap Edition.” I won.
An X-ray of Shostakovich’s hands from 1964; poliomyelitis eventually forced him to give up playing the piano.
Source: DSCH Shostakovich journal, issue no. 41
Dmitri Shostakovich (conducted by Leonard Bernstein)