Balakirev http://tpr.org en A Fresh Slavonic Wind From The East… http://tpr.org/post/fresh-slavonic-wind-east <p>On "The Piano" this Sunday, a collection of riveting pieces that have Slavonic roots. First, Sergei Rachmaninoff and his new, modular approach to music; whether he consciously or unconsciously chose tolling bell patterns as a basis for his 2nd piano sonata, the effect is the same as a great festival in which, at the conclusion, all the church bells get involved.</p><p>Then there is Mily Balakirev, who explored the height of piano virtuosity with his <em>"Islamey,"</em> featuring a soloist who was never known to rein in his power and audacity - Vladimir Horowitz.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:43:17 +0000 Randy Anderson 3295 at http://tpr.org A Fresh Slavonic Wind From The East…