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I pulled my 2011 winter music montage out of the vault this month.
They don't call my part of the world the Great White North for nothing - seems that we have six months of winter every year, and you'd better find something to like about it or you may be in for some hard times...
The montage focuses on works that find their inspiration in two things that can be both a curse and
Updated Dec-14-2013 at 00:45 by itywltmt
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 November
Menotti: The Medium - The Telephone
Sometimes, the line between opera and musicals can be blurtred (think
Updated Nov-27-2013 at 01:35 by itywltmt
This week’s installment of Once Upon the Internet doesn’t require much preamble – I have packaged together a number of Vivaldi concertos for your listening pleasure.
The first four concertos come from Vivaldi’s opus 4 (1712–1713) known as La stravanganza ("The Extravagance"). The set was first published in 1716 and was dedicated to a Venetian nobleman Signor Vettor Delfino. All of the concertos were scored for solo violin, strings, and basso continuo
Updated Nov-19-2013 at 13:34 by itywltmt
Read also: http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...davis-obituary
Sir Colin Davis, the world-renowned conductor who led the London Symphony Orchestra for many years left us this past April after a six-month illness. He was 85.
According to his obituary (link provided above), Davis’ rich and fulfilling conducting
Updated Nov-12-2013 at 11:29 by itywltmt
November is the month in our blogging activities when we take time to remember artists and composers we have lost – next week, I plan a Playlist featuring Sir Colin Davis. Today’s Podcast Vault selection goes back to last year’s month-long look at the 75th anniversary of the passing of four composers: Gershwin, Widor, Vierne and Ravel. The podcast I chose is my Ravel homage, and will also introduce a very
Updated Nov-05-2013 at 11:30 by itywltmt