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  1. ROSSINI: Six Sonatas for Quartet

    by , Oct-14-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    At first glance, there seems to be two groups of opera composers: those that dabbled mainly in concert music and those that dabbled mainly in opera. We can clearly say Gioachino Rossini falls in the latter category – but it’s not to say that he composed exclusively for opera.

    Indeed, Rossini “retired” from opera composing in 1855 when he and his new bride settled in Passy, a suburb of Paris. He spent the remaining years of his life writing sacred music as well as delectable miniatures ...
  2. Cowboy Classics

    by , Oct-07-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)


    The popular perception of the Western is a story that centers on the life of a semi-nomadic wanderer, usually a cowboy or a gunfighter. The Western depicts a society organized around codes of honor and personal, direct or private justice (such as the feud), rather than one organized around rationalistic, abstract law, in which social order is maintained predominately through relatively impersonal institutions. ...

    Updated Oct-07-2014 at 11:33 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. La Chronique du Disque (September 2014)

    by , Sep-30-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My Suggestions for September


    Schubert: Wanderers Nachtlied
    [eMusic]
    Despite dying at age thirty-one, Schubert was extremely prolific. His output numbers well-over ...
  4. Clarinetist Jože Kotar

    by , Sep-23-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Today's Once Upon the Inernet showcases Slovenian clarinetist Jože Kotar in works I believe were downloaded from the original MP3.COM, though my notes aren't quite as clear on that as I wold have liked. I fact, the date of the release of some of these tracks indicate either late 2003 or early 2004, which is awfully close to when the site stopped operating.


    According to the artists' official website, ...
  5. La Chronique du Disque (Summer 2014)

    by , Sep-16-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    Since we have a "bonus Tuesday" this month, I thought I would catch up with the "collector" portion of my blog, and suggest some titles I acquired over the Summer.

    ...
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