For some reason, I can't create new playlists on rdio. My short-term workaround is to instead spend all week playing with the Amazon Cloud Player service. Amazon now allows you to play any MP3s you buy from them in a browser. But more importantly, you can upload MP3s you own and play those. So far, so good.
The first interesting thing I've noticed with my uploads is that I own at least five recordings of Aaron Copland's Four Piano Blues:
- Robert Silverman
- Dorello Sorro
- Lara Downes
- Mark Anderson
- Eugenie Russo
As I don't believe in performance discrimination, I recommend them all.
And as I also believe in "newness," here's a performance on YouTube I've not heard/seen before, in this case, by Alvaro Ordoñez:
And I had a nice summary of Four Piano Blues links back in 2006.