Epic ruination or guilty pleasure?

One of Tchaikovsky's greatest works for piano, his Concerto No 1 in B Flat Minor, Op23 was nearly ruined forever in the early 1980s by one of the UK's most beloved orchestras. Here is a recent performance by the world-famous virtuoso Lang Lang and the Orchestre De Paris. In 1981, at the height of the disco era,…

What did you do when you were 8?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed this, his first symphony in E flat major when he was eight years old in 1764. What must that have been like?  Did he know he had an unusual ability?  In all probability, yes he did.  His father touted him and his sister, Anna Marie around Europe to show them off…