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  1. Glazunov 150th Birthday Celebrations: Part Four

    There's only so little I can do more, isn't there?

    I will commemorate this date with only one entreaty to all of TalkClassical and beyond.

    GO!

    Run free! A whole journey awaits! You only need take a step, a click, a minute. Where to begin? Anywhere

    Although I do personally recommend Symphonies 4 and 5, Ballets Raymonda and the Seasons, the Lyric Poem op. 12 and the tone poem Stenka Razin op. 13, the Violin Concerto and 2 Piano ...

    Updated Aug-10-2015 at 23:06 by Huilunsoittaja (EDIT)

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    Classical Music , Composers , Personal , Recorded Music , Other
  2. La Chronique du Disque (June 2015)

    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.


    BACH, C.P.E.: Complete Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 1
    [eMusic]

    We begin our monthly look at my recent purchases with a pair of BIS recordings, one from the latte-baroque/early-classical era, ...
  3. Prokofiev - Love Of Three Oranges/Classical Symphony/Lieutenant Kije

    Today’s installment of Vinyl’s Revenge considers one of the many recordings by British conductor Neville Marriner. .


    Marriner studied at the Royal College of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, later playing violin in the string sections of the Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestras. After taking private conducting lessons with Pierre Monteux at his school in Maine, he founded the Academy ...
  4. J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Part 2)

    This week’s PTB concludes our look at the J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin with the three partitas and – as a bonus, the partita for solo flute all performed on the viola by Scott Slapin.


    According to notes available on the Eroica Classical Recordings website Myron Rosenblum, founder and first president of the American Viola Society wrote, "Scott Slapin is a musician of great talent and abilities - ...
  5. J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Part 1)

    For the next two weeks, we will be sampling the set of six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The set consists of three sonatas da Chiesa (or church sonatas), in four movements, and three partitas (or partias), which are “dance suites”. The set was completed by 1720, but was only published in 1802 by Nikolaus Simrock in Bonn. Even after publication, it was largely ignored until the celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim started performing ...
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