The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.
Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:
About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard
Updated Mar-27-2012 at 12:35 by itywltmt
So I'm preparing to enter, someday, the fray. There are several armies afield already: the partisans of objective taste, the partisans that all taste is subjective, the partisans of tonality, the partisans of what I'll for convenient shorthand call avant-gardism. Maybe there are more subtleties hidden in their ideologies and military alignments.
Though I realize it is self-indulgent, I want to re-post a few things I've written recently on this, both in the hope of getting constructive
For this our third post of the Lenten organ series, we turn to an organist that had a supporting role in both of of our past two posts – Marcel Dupré.
Dupré is probably one of the most dominant French organists of the first half of the 20th century to have extensively recorded as an artist. In a lot of ways, that
Updated Mar-20-2012 at 11:41 by itywltmt
As a smart man once told me, “Give a man a watch, and he knows what time it is. Give him two watches, and he can’t be sure anymore.”
At 2 AM this past Sunday, continental North-America (except for the province of Saskatchewan and the state of Arizona) “sprang forward” to Daylight Savings Time. It is a fairly recent phenomenon that DST
Updated Mar-13-2012 at 11:59 by itywltmt
1. Beethoven: Piano Sonata #32 in C minor (op. 111)
2. Beethoven: Symphony #5 in C minor (op. 67)
3. Schubert: String Quintet in C (D 956)
4. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
5. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier
6. Shostakovich: String Quartet #8 in C minor
7. Beethoven: String Quartet #14 (op. 131)
8. Beethoven: Piano Sonata #30 in E (op. 109)
9. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 in C minor (op. 18)
10. Mozart: Requiem Mass in D minor (K.