Happy birthday, Malcolm Bilson! Born this day in 1935.

 Who he, you ask?

 Well, he’s a longtime member of the Cornell Musick Department, a trailblazer period performance guy and more or less the dean of the fortepiano. I consider Bilson’s recording of the complete cycle of Mozart’s piano concerti with John Eliot Full of Himself Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists to be the best available, and would heartily recommend them to anybody.

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