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  1. Empty Nest

    by , Today at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)


    After taking the summer off, the Tuesday Blog returns to its weekly format, and we begin with our monthly selection from the Podcast Vault, as we revisit a montage from March of 2012.

    One of the many things that was on our plate for the past few weeks was packing up two of our kids: one for University, the other (who finished in the spring) finally moving out. With these last two departures, ...

    Updated Today at 11:24 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. Beethoven's Summer Vacation

    by , Aug-05-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    I am stepping out of "Vacation Mode" to share some music and provide some listening suggestions for August - though Trout and Oskaar have been keeping the blog space thoroughly entertained with their ongoing series, which I've taken the time to sample myself...

    Last month, I left you with a month's worth of Canadian music, and this month - as many music institutions do in the Summer - I will concentrate on a "Composer Festival" format.

    Remembering ...

    Updated Aug-05-2014 at 11:35 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  3. Canada Day

    by , Jul-01-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)


    The Tuesday Blog takes a Summer Break

    Before we discuss this week’s selection from the Podcast Vault, I wanted to advise the community that I’m taking a break this summer, and won’t be posting weekly as I’ve done in an uninterrupted string for three years.

    Iron man no more.

    As this Tuesday blog and my Friday Blog and Podcast on ITYWLTMT have become part ...

    Updated Jul-01-2014 at 15:21 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. La Chronique du Disque (June 2014)

    by , Jun-24-2014 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 acquisitions for June - Four suggestions totalling 5 CDs...


    MENDELSSOHN: Songs without Words
    [eMusic - Vol 1, Vol 2]

    Mendelssohn wrote eight volumes ...
  5. Antonín Dvořák on MP3.COM

    by , Jun-17-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Today’s Once Upon the Internet turns to music of the Czech composer Antonín Dvorák, and in particular to music deeply inspired by folk idioms.

    In his native Bohemia, Dvorák was exposed to music at a young age at his father's inn, where local folk music was a part of every day life. Before the age of twelve, Dvorak was a proven musician, able to accompany local performers on his violin in various Bohemian dances and folk songs.

    Much of Dvorák's most famous compositions, ...
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