CDs, records, DVDs, downloads, etc.
Sometimes, I have presented CDs cover-to-cover on Once Upon the Internet, and this month’s installment is one of those occasions, featuring a 1987 CD I downloaded from MP3.COM more than 10 years ago.
The CD features a then 20-year old Shauna Rolston accompanied by pianist Menahem Pressler in a chamber recording of two of the most popular French sonatas (the sonatas in A by Gabriel Fauré and César Franck), but transcribed for the cello.
Updated Apr-16-2013 at 11:20 by itywltmt
I had originally programmed this post for our Organ and Lent series, but decided to push it off to make room for my Marie-Claire Alain post. Let's call this some bonus organ, shall we...
According to Britannica online, Belgian-French composer César Franck “was the chief figure in a movement to give French music
Updated Apr-09-2013 at 14:15 by itywltmt
For awhile now, we have had a fairly popular message thread on the forum "http://www.talkclassical.com/15023-keep-looking-up.html".
Of course, music and the bodies that occupy the night skies is a combination that conjures up many possibilities, like this one...
This thread is what inspired a montage on my weekly
Updated May-01-2013 at 11:32 by itywltmt
The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.
Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:
About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard
Updated Mar-26-2013 at 10:46 by itywltmt
My second Once Upon the Internet post in our Lenten organ series presents the complete sets of Preludes and Fugues for organ of French composer and organ virtuoso, Camille Saint-Saëns.
For all his notoriety as a dominant figure in French music, we seem to forget that Saint-Saëns played the organ at various churches in Paris and in the surrounding area. In 1857, he replaced Louis Lefébure-Wely at the eminent position of organist at the Église de la Madeleine,
Updated Mar-19-2013 at 13:02 by itywltmt