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  1. 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, ...
  2. By George!

    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 04:04 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. 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, ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 - ...
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