CDs, records, DVDs, downloads, etc.
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.
Updated Aug-05-2014 at 11:35 by itywltmt
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
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
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,
In past posts - here and elsewhere - we've looked at overtures and choruses from many stage works, and today's playlist comes at stage works from a not too dissimilar angle, focusing this time on interludes - intermezzi, entr'actes and other tension breaking (or tension making) musical inserts within operas.
In many cases, these are curtain risers in their own way - though mid-stream, to reset the stage as the action resumes after an intermission. However (like in the case of Massenet's