Classical Pacific, Tuesday, February 20, 2018: New Arrivals II
HPR receives new releases and other CDs regularly. I recently played some new arrivals, and I've found some more in the ever-bulging CD mountain in the basement of HPR. Today I'll share music of Ravel, Mendelssohn, Britten, Beethoven, Vanhal, Boccherini, Mozart, Jobim and D'Rivera. In the first hour, I'll also be remembering the amazing Beebe Freitas, who passed away this month. When my children were small, their school had a weekly chapel service, and Beebe was their accompanist. I would often sit in the back of the chapel loving her brilliant improvisations on the organ while the children were singing hymns like "Yes, Jesus Loves Me." After the service, I would thank Beebe for her beautiful music and say - "they have no idea what a blessing it is to have you here." However, I've seen the comments from former students today showing that they actually did know how special it was to have Beebe in their lives. Beebe was a world class musician and a truly generous and loving person. In her memory, I'm playing Bach Partita No 2 in c minor, performed by Rosalyn Tureck.
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