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  1. Dimitry Markevitch on MP3.COM

    by , Nov-18-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Today’s Once Upon the Internet unearths some tracks recorded by the Swiss-Ukrainian cellist, author and musicologist Dimitry Markevitch. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because he’s the younger brother of the renowned conductor, Igor Markevitch.


    Born in Switzerland of Ukrainian parents, Dimirty Markevitch (1923–2002) started cello at age six. He studied with Maurice Eisenberg at the ...
  2. Lest We Forget

    by , Nov-11-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)


    Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Europe and the Commonwealth countries to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty since World War I. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ...

    Updated Nov-11-2014 at 12:29 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. The Aeolian String Quartet Plays Haydn (Part 1)

    by , Nov-04-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Vinyl's Revenge starts a two-part look (or should I say, listen) at the string quartets of Joseph Haydn.

    Haydn was Kapellmeister to the Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, a great lover of music. Haydn presided over the busy musical life of the court, producing operas, oratorios, and symphonic and chamber concerts, and writing a steady stream of new music for the prince's amusement. If that weren't enough, it turns out Prince Nikolaus had a fondness for playing a peculiar musical instrument ...
  4. La Chronique du Disque (October 2014)

    by , Oct-28-2014 at 10:00 (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 October


    Handel: Streams of pleasure
    [eMusic]

    George Frideric Handel composed both oratorios and early operas seria, some ...
  5. Wagner overtures: Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Die Feen

    by , Oct-21-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Vinyl's Revenge returns this month with a nearly 35 year old release by the Philips label, which will act as a segue to this week's Friday Blog and Podcast featuring Richard Wagner operatic selections (read our below "teaser" for links).

    My vinyl collection has three Wagner LPs, all of "orchestral favourites": the unavoidable "Highlights from the Ring" (George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, CBS "Great Performances" re-issue), an analogue disc ...
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