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  1. E. Power Biggs (1906 – 1977)

    by , Mar-11-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    As part of our organ programming for the Lenten season, I am planning a pair of YouTube-inspired posts on two of the most notable American-based organists of the latter half of the 20th century, beginning with British-born, adoptive American organist E. Power Biggs.

    If parents today would choose “Power” as the given name of their son, with the surname Biggs, the kid had better be built like a linebacker! ...
  2. Three Organs and Three Organists

    by , Mar-04-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Today’s crawl through the podcast vault is the first of three posts this month dedicated to the organ - part of our yearly tradition around the Lenten season to dedicate more space to organ and sacred music on our platforms.

    This post (originally part of our Fall 2013 "Back to Bach" series) presents three organists, three organs and three very different works (or set of works).

    Seeing all these colonnades of bone so methodically ranged about, would you not

    Updated Mar-04-2014 at 11:31 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. La Chronique du Disque (February 2014)

    by , Feb-25-2014 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 February

    Schumann: Symphony No. 3 & Faust Overture

    I ...
  4. Sergio Fiorentino (1927 –1998)

    by , Feb-18-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Today on “F” for February, Once Upon the Internet turns to Italian pianist Sergio Fiorentino whose sporadic performing career spanned five decades.

    Hailed by critics for his unusual technical and musical endowments, Sergio Fiorentino showed his exceptional talent at an early age; he was granted a scholarship by the Italian Government at age 11 to study at the Conservatorio "San Pietro a Majella" ...
  5. The Fleet Fingers of Ruggerio Ricci

    by , Feb-11-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    This month, I have programmed two Once Upon the Internet posts. This week’s completes last week's audition of the complete Caprices for Solo Violin by Paganini, in the legendary first recording by American violinist Ruggerio Ricci.

    Born in San Francisco in 1918, Ricci began learning the violin at age six and was taught by Yehudi Menuhin's teacher, Louis Persinger. A recognized child prodigy, and winner ...
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