01 January 2013

Ring ’er in

In the tradition of rockin’ in the new year without the aid of any superannuated TV bandstand celebrity, my last listening of 2012 was (drumroll, please):

  • Tchaikovsky, String Quartet № 1 in D, Op.11(The Endellion String Quartet)
  • Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in g, Op.57(Boris Berman & The Vermeer String Quartet)
  • Rakhmaninov, Variations on a Theme of Corelli, op.42(Andrei Nikolsky)

(The listening followed ritual viewings of Christmas with the Addams Family and A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim.)

Why all the Russian listening? Well, honestly, it just happened that way.

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