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Pierre's Tuesday Blog

Weekly blog on music, featuring selections openly available on the Web. Also, a "teaser" of things to come on my Friday blog and podcast on Blogspot.

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  1. One year already!

    No, this isn’t Tuesday.

    But again, this isn’t a “regular” Tuesday Blog post.

    This is a bit of a peronal milestone of sorts, as I consider my post entitled How do you get your music these days? as the “first ever” instalment of my Tuesday Blog – and I have been publishing a continuous stirng of weekly blogs here on TalkClassical ever since. Our post from this past Tuesday is recorded as my 69th post, but my official count is more 64, and that includes my twelve days ...
    Talkclassical , Personal
  2. La chronique du disque (May 2012)

    En français

    The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.

    Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:

    • About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard

    Updated May-29-2012 at 11:37 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. Beethoven Concertos on YouTube

    En français

    All this month, we have woven major Beethoven works on PTB, as we complete our Beethoven project on Youtube consisting of all his symphonies and concertos, along with some other orchestral works (most notably overtures and masses). As an ice-breaker, I thought I would start with an overture I featured on a recent Friday montage, performed here by Otto Klemperer and the Philharmonia Orchestra:

    Earlier this year, ...

    Updated May-23-2012 at 01:19 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  4. Arturo Toscanini on YouTube

    En français

    As Glenn Gould put it in a documentary I posted in these pages not so long ago, there were two conductors that dominated the North-American airwaves in the first half of the twentieth century: Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.

    No doubt, Toscanini was a legendary figure in opera and orchestral concerts, both in Europe and in America. ...

    Updated May-15-2012 at 11:32 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music
  5. Symphonies in C

    En français

    Related threads

    For today's poat, I thoght I would explore a topic that was inspired by some TC threads over the last year. TC's aptly named Fsharpmajor noticed that one of the keys that is least used in symphonies is, well, F Sharp Major. In conrtrast, C Major is probably the most common key..

    So, because ...

    Updated May-08-2012 at 13:33 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
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