Entries by Peter Cates

REVIEWS: Composer: Prokofiev; Film: Baby’s Day Out

REVIEW POTPOURRI by Peter Cates How I Started Collecting Records- Part 2! With respect to the Burl Ives 78s discussed in last week’s column, I had the privilege of interviewing the head producer for Columbia’s popular records division and later tv sing along personality, Mitch Miller (1911-2010) in 1992 at Houston’s Lancaster Hotel. When I […]

Composer: Brahms; Composers: Mendelsohn & Beethoven; Guitarist: Big Bill Broonzy; Band leader: Glen Gray

REVIEW POTPOURRI by Peter Cates Brahms Two Piano Concertos Dimitris Sgouros, piano, with Emil Tabakov conducting the Sofia Philharmonic; 1 plus- 51 000; 2 CDs, recorded 1999. Sgouros plays with commendable musical feeling the two very powerful Concertos, still among my top five in this genre. Tabakov and his players provide exciting support, making this […]

REVIEWS: Pianist: Sunwook Kim; Band leader: Count Basie; Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham

REVIEW POTPOURRI by Peter Cates Beethoven Emperor Concerto and Symphony No. 5 Sunwook Kim, pianist (in the Emperor), and Myung-Whun Chung conducting the Seoul Philharmonic; Deutsche Grammophon- 481 031-2, CD, recorded live January 17-18, 2013. I have lost track of how many recordings I own of both of these Beethoven masterpieces – ones that continue […]