Brahms’ Intermezzo in A minor, op. 116 no. 2

Here is Emil Gilels playing Brahms' Intermezzo in A minor - a soulful piece. It is like Brahms is thinking through some philosophical question here:

Richter playing Chopin’s Fourth Scherzo

I just went to Kinokuniya's bookstore at Siam Paragon. It's a huge shopping center in the middle of Bangkok close to my office. I found out that they had just put a nice collection of sheet music of all kind, piano, violin, voice, etc. And the price was very reasonable. So I bought a collection … Continue reading Richter playing Chopin’s Fourth Scherzo

Arturo Michelangeli Playing Debussy

It's Saturday and I have nothing much to do. So I played around in YouTube and found this gem. It's the great Arturo Michelangeli playing Debussy's "Reflections on the Water". This piece is typical of impressionistic music. Debussy is "painting" the image of water and its reflections with the piano.

Well Tempered Clavier Prelude and Fugue in f# minor, Book II

I am now attending to a seminar on critical thinking and philosophical practice held at the Department of Philosophy here at Chula. There was one commentator who had the view that those who practice or teach critical thinking is an 'epistemic machine,' by which he means some kind of automaton that processes information only but … Continue reading Well Tempered Clavier Prelude and Fugue in f# minor, Book II