Starting with January, the most popular post was on the Piano Sonata no. 2 by Prokofiev:
I didn't see that coming! And the second most popular post was on the Piano Sonata no. 1:
I guess I am going to continue to do series of posts on specific repertoire. If you have some suggestions, just leave them in the comments.
Let's have a listen to that sonata. This performance is by Sviatoslav Richter:
The most popular post in February was one about Lady Gaga's vocal coach, and I presume that was simply because of her fame as a pop star:
The second most popular post came the day before with one on the sub-culture of orchestral musicians:
I ended that last post with a clip of Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in the last movement of the Symphony No. 88 by Haydn. That particular performance is so amusing that we should watch it again. Once he starts them off Lennie just stands there making facial expressions as if to demonstrate that this orchestra hardly needs a conductor to play Haydn!