Music is a magic. I love classical music, especially compositions by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin. I tried to expand my taste, but not yet sucessfully. Perhaps that will happen naturally some day in future. By the way, I think my taste of scientific work is very similar to my musical taste.
I started to learn playing the piano at the time of primary school, and the violin at high school, though I don’t know for sure how much progress I have made till now. Recently I also found recorder a beautiful instrument! (the figure below is from Yamaha’s website)
Below I list some recordings I was listening recently and love so much. I hope my readers who come across this page will resonate. I will update this list regularly.
Bach played by Glenn Gould. I also just watched a documentary about Gould, which is so inspiring and encouraging.
Mozart’s piano concerto played by Maurizio Pollini, with Karl Bohm and the Wiener Philharmoniker. I bought a CD of this performance in Japan ten years ago. I’m surprised I can find its video on youtube!
Bach played by András Schiff.
Beethoven piano concerto (“Emperor”, No. 5) played by Glenn Gould, Leopold Stokowski, and the American Symphony Orchestra. I first listened to this recording in junior high school, and (fortunately or unfortunately) it became my stereotype of this concerto.
Schubert piano sonata (D.960) played by Sviatoslav Richter.