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  1. 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 still ...

    Updated Aug-20-2013 at 05:45 by Huilunsoittaja

    Classical Music , Composers , Personal
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  2. La Chronique du Disque (July 2013)

    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 Aug-01-2013 at 17:14 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  3. LE #1: Gustav Mahler

    1. Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection")
    --I: Allegro maestoso
    --II: Andante moderato
    --III: In ruhig fließender Bewegung
    --IV: Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht
    --V: Im Tempo des Scherzos
    Seiji Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra
    Emika Suga, Soprano
    Nathalie Stutzmann, Contralto
    Shinyukai Chorus (Shin Sekiya, Chorus Master)

    This isn't really much of a playlist, is it?
    Anyway . . . ...
    Classical Music , Composers
  4. My Listening Expeditions

    Starting now, I will be posting about my current listening expeditions in the vast, unending world of classical music.
    Each entry will consist of a playlist of one composer, with a varying amount of music on it, followed by my own commentary.

    My first entry can be read below.
    Classical Music , Composers
  5. César Franck (1822 - 1890)

    En français

    I had originally programmed this post for our Organ and Lent series, but decided to push it off to make room for my Marie-Claire Alain post. Let's call this some bonus organ, shall we...

    According to Britannica online, Belgian-French composer César Franck “was the chief figure in a movement to give French music ...

    Updated Apr-09-2013 at 15:15 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
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