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  1. A Suite at the Movies

    December already! Another year comes to an end, and another season of shopping and partying begann in earnest last week - yes, even uus in Canada are no longer immune to Black Friday.

    Black Friday has now displaced Boxing Day (the day after Christmas, December 26) as the busiest shopping day of the year here in Canada. For me and my two younger cousins (who aren't t young ...

    Updated Today at 12:24 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. In Memoriam - Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)

    This week’s Once Upon the Internet highlights the 100th anniversary of the passing of mystic, visionary, virtuoso, and composer Alexander Scriabin with a modest sampling of some of his compositions.

    According to the AMG , Scriabin dedicated his life to creating musical works which would, as he believed, open the portals of the spiritual world. Scriabin took piano lessons ...
  3. In Memoriam - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

    November is a month I usually reserve on this and my other platforms for remembering those we have lost. This is the first of two posts on the Tuesday Blog underscoring the passing of great musicians.

    On October 14 1990 - a little more than 25 years ago ...

    Updated Nov-03-2015 at 12:24 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. Vivaldi - New Philharmonia Orchestra - Leopold Stokowski ‎– Le Quattro Stagioni

    This month. Vinyl’s Revenge returns with a somewhat nostalgic look (or should I say listen) at a “guilty pleasure” recording that has been part of my vinyl collection for years.

    An Amazon reviewer says it best:
    Stokowski's performance of The Four Seasons made me enjoy this work as no other performance has […] If you already love this music, please listen to it as conducted by this great artist.
    Indeed, as teased in my recent post on Leopold Stokowski, we are ...
  5. The Great Leopold Stokowski

    Both of my Tuesday Blog posts this month are dedicated to the late great conductor and arranger, Leopold Stokowski. In fact, this week’s selection from the Podcast Vault features three relevant aspects of Leopold – his adaptations of great works for Symphony Orchestra, his incisive conducting and his love for the Baroque.

    In recent years, advocates of early instruments and “Historically ...

    Updated Oct-07-2015 at 01:08 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
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