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  1. In Memoriam - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)


    November is a month I usually reserve on this and my other platforms for remembering those we have lost. This is the first of two posts on the Tuesday Blog underscoring the passing of great musicians.


    On October 14 1990 - a little more than 25 years ago ...

    Updated Nov-03-2015 at 11:24 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. Vivaldi - New Philharmonia Orchestra - Leopold Stokowski ‎– Le Quattro Stagioni

    This month. Vinyl’s Revenge returns with a somewhat nostalgic look (or should I say listen) at a “guilty pleasure” recording that has been part of my vinyl collection for years.

    An Amazon reviewer says it best:
    Stokowski's performance of The Four Seasons made me enjoy this work as no other performance has […] If you already love this music, please listen to it as conducted by this great artist.
    Indeed, as teased in my recent post on Leopold Stokowski, we are ...
  3. The Great Leopold Stokowski


    Both of my Tuesday Blog posts this month are dedicated to the late great conductor and arranger, Leopold Stokowski. In fact, this week’s selection from the Podcast Vault features three relevant aspects of Leopold – his adaptations of great works for Symphony Orchestra, his incisive conducting and his love for the Baroque.

    In recent years, advocates of early instruments and “Historically ...

    Updated Oct-07-2015 at 00:08 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. Porgy And Bess - The Jazz Version

    This installment of Once Upon the Internet looks at a 1950's studio version of Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess, featuring singers Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, which I uploaded years ago from (as I re all) a Russian site.

    The Porgy discography is vast - from the 1940's "original cast" recording, the soundtrack to the Otto Preminger feature film, to large opera productions by established opera companies, with "concept albums" inspired from the Gershwin work, ...
  5. By George!

    PROGRAMMING NOTE
    Yes, the Tuesday Blog returns after a summer hiatus, but we will be changing things somewhat programming-wise.

    One thing I discovered during this long summer break was that it’s really nice to have time to dedicate to other things! In an effort to try and do just that going forward, I decided to significantly reduce my activities here and elsewhere, at least for the foreseeable future. I plan to post maybe a few times a month on TC, with an emphasis on providing ...

    Updated Sep-28-2015 at 03:04 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
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