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Recorded Music

CDs, records, DVDs, downloads, etc.

  1. 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
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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
  4. Glazunov 150th Birthday Celebrations: Part Four

    There's only so little I can do more, isn't there?

    I will commemorate this date with only one entreaty to all of TalkClassical and beyond.

    GO!

    Run free! A whole journey awaits! You only need take a step, a click, a minute. Where to begin? Anywhere

    Although I do personally recommend Symphonies 4 and 5, Ballets Raymonda and the Seasons, the Lyric Poem op. 12 and the tone poem Stenka Razin op. 13, the Violin Concerto and 2 Piano ...

    Updated Aug-10-2015 at 23:06 by Huilunsoittaja (EDIT)

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Personal , Recorded Music , Other
  5. La Chronique du Disque (June 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.


    BACH, C.P.E.: Complete Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 1
    [eMusic]

    We begin our monthly look at my recent purchases with a pair of BIS recordings, one from the latte-baroque/early-classical era, ...
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