I’ll work on a better post soon, but I wanted to say a few things.
1) I just listened to Richard Goode’s recording of the Adagio from Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto. I don’t like it. I think I wrote about his performance of this a while back, but I just heard the album and I have the same problems with it. Rudolph Serkin still does it best.
2) I’ve been listening to Shostakovich’s string quartets. His 8th is really good- it will be the subject of my next post on here.
3) I have a lot of work to do.
4) I wish I could be at the Mahler festival in New York.