Saturday, February 4, 2012

My 100th Post!

Bryan Bishop, 2008
Believe it or not, eighteen months after starting this blog, I have reached my 100th post!  So, something rather unique seems in order, and I therefore offer three of my own performances as a pianist.  I've posted the Haydn here before, but only as MP3 files, so here are the FLACs to go with them.  The Vaughan Williams I have posted to YouTube, but the Brandenburg Concerto is truly new - I only got the CD myself this past Monday.  So, without further ado, here are the links:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050
DaSalo Solisti Chamber Orchestra conducted by Norman Bernal
Bryan Bishop, piano
Teodora Stoyanova, flute
Norman Bernal, violin
Live recording by Carey Carlan [a member of the orchestra], November 13, 2011
Link (FLAC files, 101.35)
Link (MP3 files, 24.33)

Haydn: Piano Trio in G, Hob.XV:25 ("Gypsy") and
Haydn: Andante with Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6
Bryan Bishop, piano
Laura Nadine, violin
James Woodall, cello
Live recording, November 7, 2009
Link (FLAC files, 95.58 MB)
Link (MP3 files, 33.49 MB)

Vaughan Williams: Suite of Six Short Pieces
Bryan Bishop, piano
Live recording, October 12, 2008
Link (FLAC files, 44.65 MB)
Link (MP3 files, 14.91 MB)


  1. Congratulations, Bryan!

    Are those 45 inserts on your tie? Outstanding!

    1. Yes, they are! Alas, I lost this tie (and many others) in the Great Georgia Flood of '09.

  2. Congratulations!
    Now, on to your 1000th post!

  3. Congratulations, Bryan! That's a lot of work! And every post makes my day, so please, continue!

  4. Beautiful, intimate recording...stately, relaxed performance. Are you related to British composer/ musician(now living in America) Geoffrey Bishop?

    1. Thank you for the kind words! I don't think I am related to Geoffrey Bishop, unless very distantly. The farthest back my ancestry has been traced is to a great-great-great grandfather, Benjamin Bishop, born in South Carolina around 1780.

  5. Bryan,

    A hearty congrats to you! How can I begin to thank you for all of your superb transferring efforts and breadth of knowledge?! It's staggering! Here's to another 100 posts!



  6. Fantastic !
    Much looking forward to listening to the 1OO upcoming ones !!!!!

  7. Congratulations Bryan with your 100th post. I discovered your blog some time ago and following it since. I have heard lots of wonderful music thanks to you effort and now I'm going to listen to your own performances.
    Love to hear posts no. 101 - 200!

  8. Congratulations and thank you for your superb transfers.
    Best wishes.