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  1. La chronique du disque (April 2012)

    by , Apr-24-2012 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    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

    by , Apr-17-2012 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    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

    by , Apr-10-2012 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    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)

    by , Apr-03-2012 at 14:34 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    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 ...