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  1. Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky

    This month, the posts I have planned for the Tuesday blog and on my weekly podcast is “S” for “September”, where the topics have in common well, you know, the letter “S”. For the Podcast Vault, another October 2012 montage, this one featuring Igor Stravinsky as both composer and conductor.



    In 1962 (or thereabouts), Columbia Masterworks embarked with Stravinsky in an ambitious 80th birthday ...

    Updated Sep-07-2013 at 03:15 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Recorded Music
  2. Russian Composer Photo Spoof Blog. BECAUSE I CAN.


    Arensky: We got this guys, we got this.
    Taneyev: Who ever said trimming a cigar with a violin bow would be so hard?
    Zvantsev: I know, right? But we'll be the first ever to succeed!
    Arensky: Just focus guys...
    *camera flash*
    Arensky turns at camera: Scriabin! What are you doing with that camera?! Get back here!! *runs after him*
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    Updated Sep-04-2013 at 04:19 by Huilunsoittaja

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    Classical Music , Composers , Personal , Other
  3. Who was this man? An hommage to Glazunov, Part III

    The incidents of 1905 will go down in Russian history forever, involving strife between the Czars and the growing dissenting establishment that would later lead to Revolution. The Conservatory locked-down after the Czar dismissed Rimsky-Korsakov from his composition chair and all the rest responded with resignations of their own, including Glazunov. The lock-down resulted in a whole recreation of the administration in which the students voted for placements. Despite his own secret wishes, Glazunov ...

    Updated Aug-17-2013 at 23:46 by Huilunsoittaja

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    Classical Music , Composers , Personal
  4. Who was this man? An hommage to Glazunov, Part II

    "It is impossible for me to occupy myself with other things, I'm obsessed with music. When I could not compose, I had the feeling of wasting my time." - Glazunov
    He soon became acquainted with the musical establishment in St. Petersburg and beyond. It was a rigorous life of composing 3-4 major compositions each year for Belyayev, literally a full-time position. He was originally stylistically a Nationalist, and loved all things related, and took up the opinions of his mentors for ...

    Updated Aug-10-2013 at 17:55 by Huilunsoittaja

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    Classical Music , Composers , Personal
  5. Who was this man? An hommage to Glazunov, Part I

    I’m fond of studying composers as human beings. When you think about it, they weren’t anyone too spectacular. They walked streets, interacted with the world, had opinions, experiences, emotions, troubles, just like you and me. And even though they could do things that probably many of us never could do in our lifetimes, they were still real people. Not legends, not gods, not even the stuff of fiction. Just ordinary, mortal beings.
    Glazunov was indeed an unusual human being, but he was ...

    Updated Aug-20-2013 at 04:45 by Huilunsoittaja

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    Classical Music , Composers , Personal
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