London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (1938)

Here is an absolutely stellar performance of Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”), by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by George Szell, featuring Benno Moiseivitch on piano. The audio quality is superb, especially when you consider this was recorded in 1938 and only much later transferred to a digital medium. Here are all three movements, in two high resolution mp3s. Magnificent.

1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio, III. Rondo

Buck Mountain Band – “Those Cruel Slavery Days” mp3

A dark yet transcendent folk song looks back on the days of slavery, that shameful and discredited institution, from the first half of the 20th century, when the memory was still even more fresh than today.

Buck Mountain Band – “Those Cruel Slavery Days” mp3