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  1. Mozart, Mozart (... and Barylli & Badura-Skoda)

    Once Upon the Internet this week takes us back to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for another post in our “Double, Double” series, this time with some pieces for a pair of performers – violinist Walter Barylli and pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.

    Badura-Skoda is not in his first visit on our OUTI posts, being part of our very first one (almost three years ago!) and later in more Mozart, as a recitalist in a trio of Mozart piano sonatas. This is, however, Mr. Barylli’s first time here and this ...
  2. Brahms, Brahms

    This week, Vinyl’s Revenge returns with a pair of vinyl recordings from the early 1980’s, featuring Daniel Barenboim (as a pianist, and mot as a conductor) and the New-York Philharmonic under its long-time Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

    On 15 June 1967, Barenboim and British cellist Jacqueline du Pré were married in Israel at a Western Wall ceremony and, acting as one of the witnesses, was his longtime friend Mehta. Du Pré’s career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, forcing her ...
  3. Mozart, Mozart (... and Mendelssohn)

    This month’s selection from the Podcast Vault bridges our January “Mad for Mendelssohn “ theme with “Double, Double:”, which is our theme for this month. All three works are concertos for two soloists, with a “double shot” of Mozart Double concertos.

    But first, in order to cap off our Mendelssohn series, let’s look at the filler piece on this old podcast. In a recent post from my blog , ...

    Updated Feb-03-2015 at 11:29 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. La Chronique du Disque (January 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.

    My Suggestions for January

    Mendelssohn - Complete Symphonies/Overtures - Abbado

    Seems I have unearthed quite a bit of Abbado’s early recordings over the last year – and shared ...
  5. Felix Mendelssohn on MP3.COM

    This week's installment of the Tuesday Blog - the first Once Upon the Internet for 2015 - continues the overall Mendelssohn theme with more intimate works.

    To begin, a pair of chamber works: a string quartet and a song without words (more about that on our teaser below) set for cello and piano.

    From his piano works, a pair of virtuoso pieces, including his variations sérieuses, which compares favorably to his friend Schuman's symphonic variations. Finally, a piece for ...
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