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  1. La Chronique du Disque (November 2014)

    by , Yesterday at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My Suggestions for November


    Ravel, Sayat-Nova & Kradjian: Troubadour and the Nightingale
    [eMusic]

    There are many excellent chamber ensembles out there, but one of the ...
  2. Dimitry Markevitch on MP3.COM

    by , Nov-18-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Today’s Once Upon the Internet unearths some tracks recorded by the Swiss-Ukrainian cellist, author and musicologist Dimitry Markevitch. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because he’s the younger brother of the renowned conductor, Igor Markevitch.


    Born in Switzerland of Ukrainian parents, Dimirty Markevitch (1923–2002) started cello at age six. He studied with Maurice Eisenberg at the ...
  3. Lest We Forget

    by , Nov-11-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)


    Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Europe and the Commonwealth countries to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ...

    Updated Nov-11-2014 at 12:29 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. The Aeolian String Quartet Plays Haydn (Part 1)

    by , Nov-04-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Vinyl's Revenge starts a two-part look (or should I say, listen) at the string quartets of Joseph Haydn.

    Haydn was Kapellmeister to the Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, a great lover of music. Haydn presided over the busy musical life of the court, producing operas, oratorios, and symphonic and chamber concerts, and writing a steady stream of new music for the prince's amusement. If that weren't enough, it turns out Prince Nikolaus had a fondness for playing a peculiar musical instrument ...
  5. La Chronique du Disque (October 2014)

    by , Oct-28-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My Suggestions for October


    Handel: Streams of pleasure
    [eMusic]

    George Frideric Handel composed both oratorios and early operas seria, some ...
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