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  1. 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

    We begin our monthly look at my recent purchases with a pair of BIS recordings, one from the latte-baroque/early-classical era, ...
  2. Prokofiev - Love Of Three Oranges/Classical Symphony/Lieutenant Kije

    Today’s installment of Vinyl’s Revenge considers one of the many recordings by British conductor Neville Marriner. .

    Marriner studied at the Royal College of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, later playing violin in the string sections of the Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestras. After taking private conducting lessons with Pierre Monteux at his school in Maine, he founded the Academy ...
  3. J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Part 2)

    This week’s PTB concludes our look at the J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin with the three partitas and – as a bonus, the partita for solo flute all performed on the viola by Scott Slapin.

    According to notes available on the Eroica Classical Recordings website Myron Rosenblum, founder and first president of the American Viola Society wrote, "Scott Slapin is a musician of great talent and abilities - ...
  4. J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Part 1)

    For the next two weeks, we will be sampling the set of six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The set consists of three sonatas da Chiesa (or church sonatas), in four movements, and three partitas (or partias), which are “dance suites”. The set was completed by 1720, but was only published in 1802 by Nikolaus Simrock in Bonn. Even after publication, it was largely ignored until the celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim started performing ...
  5. Invitation to the Dance

    This montage from four years ago is a reminder of what June meant for my family - dance recitals!

    Our montage gets its name from my first selection: a vintage recording by Artur Schnabel of Weber’s “Invitation to the Dance”. The piece of music depicts the ritual of a man asking a partner to dance with him, then they partake in a dizzying waltz, and finally the suitor accompanies his ...

    Updated Jun-02-2015 at 11:26 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
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