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  1. La chronique du disque (March 2012)

    En français

    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 11:35 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. just saving a couple things I've written

    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 ...
  3. Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

    En français

    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 10:41 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Musicians , Recorded Music
  4. It's About Time!

    En français

    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 10:59 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  5. recommendations

    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. ...
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