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  1. La chronique du disque (April 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 Apr-24-2012 at 12:37 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. My Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycles

    En français

    *** According to my count, this is my 50th Tuesday Blog (excluding la Chronique du Disque and including my 12 days of Blogging over Christmas ***

    Related:
    Which Beethoven Cycle(s) Do You Own?
    http://www.talkclassical.com/16451-b...concertos.html

    To launch my Beethoven Project last August, I posted a PTB discussing the four Beethoven symphony cycles I own in my personal music collection, In today’s PTB, I wanted to ...

    Updated Apr-17-2012 at 13:38 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Musicians , Recorded Music
  3. Glenn Gould, the Broadcaster

    En français

    Related Articles:
    http://www.talkclassical.com/18599-s...-standard.html
    http://www.talkclassical.com/11472-glenn-gould.html

    As many of you know, 2012 is a double-anniversary for Glenn Gould: his 80th birthday and the 30th anniversary of his passing. I have been working on some posts here and on my Friday Blog, and plan a few more before the year is done.

    [IMG]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hAr4UcNoCRM/TCJBkaiS8lI/AAAAAAAAAP0/ewoNLmrK-UQ/s1600/GlennGould.jpg ...

    Updated Apr-10-2012 at 12:34 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Other
  4. Healey Willan (1880-1968)

    En français

    For this fourth and final installment of our Lenten organ series, we will veer off our French organ path and look at the music of another composer/organist, long-time Toronto resident Healey Willan.


    According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Healey Willan maintained that he was born with the ability to read music and, when he was four-and-a-half, both his mother ...