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To start the New Year, I put together a playlist of concert overtures – that is, overtures meant for concerts and not overtures from stage works. There are, of course, plenty to choose from, and the ones I chose span a large arrays of composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Updated Jan-01-2013 at 15:18 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 earbud-type
Updated Dec-25-2012 at 14:35 by itywltmt
This year again, I wanted to share some of my finds and acquisitions for 2012 that haven't made it to either a Tuesday Blog post or a Chronique du DIsque post.
To begin, how about a good cup of coffee. Tim Horton was (I would argue) a better-than-average defenceman in his day, and he tried his hand on a number of business ventures outside of hockey. As legend has it, the few
There are a good number of great «French» orchestras within the loose grouping of nations known as la Francophonie – most of them are associated with the French language broadcasters: The CBC Montreal Orchestra (in French, l'Orchestre de Radio-Canada) l’Orchestre National de France is a rebranding of the Symhony Orchestra of l'Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF) are obvious examples.
Another is what is now known as the Luxembourg Philharmonic
Updated Dec-11-2012 at 13:23 by itywltmt
This wee's Tuesday Blog doesn't have a musical theme and illustration, but rather 75.
Starting on April 1st 2011, I have produces a new music montage almost every week - as of last Friday, I had 83. In a shameless bit of self-promotion, I wanted to provide TCers with a detailed directory of my first 75 music montages - nearly 100 hours of music, all of which is accessible anytime on the Internet Archive.