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  1. Vladimir Horowitz. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 / Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2

    This week’s installment of Once Upon the Internet brings us back to the Italian Public Domain siteLiberMusica, for a pair of concerti featuring Vladimir Horowitz, his Father-in-Law Arturo Toscanini and his NBC Symphony Orchestra.

    The source pages from the Italian site don’t clearly identify the performances – a search on the Web using the title of the source album strongly suggests that the tracks come from a Classica D'oro recording which, according to AllMusic.com, was a March 2001
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  2. Michael Haydn & Mozart

    2018’s first “fifth Tuesday” quarterly montage proposes as its key work one of Mozart’s numbered symphonies that should be rightly assigned to Joseph Haydn’s brother; the so-called Symphony No. 37 adds an introduction by Mozart to a symphony in G by Michael Haydn.

    According to Wikipedia , the number of symphonies actually written by Mozart is imprecisely known; of the 41 formally numbered, three (Nos 2, 3 and 37) are established as by other composers and another, No. 11, is considered
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    Updated Jan-30-2018 at 14:42 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  3. Stravinsky, RSO Berlin • Riccardo Chailly ‎– Symphonie De Psaumes

    Riccardo Chailly was chief conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1982 to 1989, making dozens of fine recordings during that time period, including a splendid trio of recordings from 20th Century masters – I featured his Carmina Burana in one of my Friday montages last year, and I appreciated his reading of Deryck Cooke’s “reconstruction:” of Mahler’s 10th. Today’s edition of Vinyl’s Revenge pairs Chailly with another 20th Century composer, Igor Stravinsky in a trio of short works
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  4. A Tale of Two TOSCAs

    From its stern and then scurrying opening measures and its several, famous, semi-spoken lines (Tosca: "Non posso piu"; "Quanto?...Il prezzo"; "Questo e il bacio di Tosca"; "E avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma"), to its tense second act and tragic third, Puccini's Tosca (1900) is to opera-goers so familiar as to be almost a cliché. This writer can hear the whole work, from start to finish, in her mind's ear; "definitive" renditions like the 1953
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    Updated Jan-20-2018 at 02:11 by Bellinilover

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    Classical Music , Conductors , Opera , Recorded Music
  5. Tchaikovsky - The Shakespeare Trilogy

    YouTube giveth, YouTube taketh away…

    One of the first posts I made in my Cover 2 Cover series was of a double-CD set of Tchaikovsky’s tone poems. In that post, I discussed four of the eight tracks in that set. At that time, all eight tracks were active on YouTube.

    Since then, the tracks have been removed; it’s happened to me before, which is why I always back up the tracks into my digital music collection.

    All this to say that the tracks we will be discussing
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