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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. La Chronique du disque (August 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 earbud-type

    Updated Sep-12-2012 at 03:32 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music
  2. Once Upon the Internet - Rodrigo Alqiuati Plays Brahms

    Summer of the Sonata
    “The Summer of the Sonata” Community Project
    Artist Page (in Portuguese)

    Today's post is the last in our summer series on sonatas, and another instalment in our Once Upon the Internet series featuring the musical legacy of the original MP3.COM.

    MP3.Com was indeed a conduit for independent artists, and Brazilian cellist Rodrigo Alquati was no exception - his self-issued 2001 CD of the two cello sonatas of Johannes Brahms ...
  3. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Six

    Summer of the Sonata
    “The Summer of the Sonata” Community Project
    ISGM Music Library

    For our last sonata recital from the Gardner museum, I thought it would be a nice change to not feature a single artist, but rather offer a few sonatas from different composers and instrument combinbations from the Gardner's excellent music library.

    Charles Ives' "Concord" Sonata ...
  4. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Five

    Summer of the Sonata
    “The Summer of the Sonata” Community Project
    Artist's Website

    We have three more installments to our summer series on sonatas in August - this week's and next's are from the Gardner museum in Boston, and our last will be a Once Upon the Internet, featuring another complete album from the days of the original MP3.COM.

    This week, we return to piano sonatas, and our performer is Finnsih pianist Paavali Jumppanen, often featured ...