Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rudolf Buchbinder, born 1946, Vienna, Austria


Recently, we featured Rosina Lhevinne performing the last movement of this concerto in celebration of her eightieth birthday. It's such a profoundly beautiful, wonderfully energetic, eternally youthful piece, we thought we should give you the chance to hear it in its entirety.

Soloist RUDOLF BUCHBINDER at age 67 is still at the top of his game, and adds an element of virility too often lacking in performances of Mozart.  I doubt you'll ever hear a finer performance, and the ORCHESTRA is nothing less than SUPERB.

6 comments:

  1. Brilliant!

    Thank you for posting this selection, FT.

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  2. And...in that last portion, just look at the joy on Buchbinder's face!

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  3. He's also fully engaged with the orchestra.

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  4. I've never heard that cadenza played so well!

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  5. Even with my limited appreciation of Classical music and with my tin ear I can certainly tell that this is beautiful music. Culture and music as it was and ought to be again.

    In stark contrast stands the "eat shit" (as you cited below) served up by the purveyors of today's pop-culture. The polar opposite of beauty and elegance.

    Not sure if this would be considered an "anti-concept" representing the opposite of what culture and music might be and ought to be. What would the world be like if it was programmed to accept anti-concepts in place of original perceptions of reality accepted over the last couple of centuries? Could be that we are already there, IMO.

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  6. Gave this a listen, and it didn't really stun me. I gave K. 581 a try which was a little better (I generally prefer chamber ensembles), but still not great.

    Perhaps it's the gallant style which puts me off, which is surprising because in theory I'm well disposed to simplicity. I suppose it stands or falls on its freshness and charm -- if it doesn't strike you immediately as fresh then perhaps there's not much else going on to provide interest?

    What do you like about it? I think I owe one of Mozart's operas a listen. Would you recommend one?

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