Once Upon the Internet aligns well with my month-long podcast arc “Homage to Hungary”, with a sampling of piano music from one of Hungary’s most notable musicians of the 19th Century, Franz Liszt.
Liszt is born into a musical family; his father Adam Liszt had ties with the musical entourage of Nikolaus II Esterházy. As a teenager, he played cello in the House
Vinyl’s Revenge returns for the second of a two-part series on the String Quartets of Joseph Haydn - last month's considered his six quartets of the opus 20.
Composed in 1790, the string quartets of Opus 64 constitute a second set of six quartets for violinist Johann Tost (the first set of six are the opp. 54 and 55), who had led the second violins of Haydn's orchestra at Esterháza from 1783 until his departure for Paris in 1788. In Paris Tost sold some of Haydn’s compositions,
Christmas time is upon us and I thought I would use this visit in the Podcast Vault to not only get us in the spirit of the Season, but also to propose some music that is appropriate for young (and young at heart) music lovers.
There are three main ideas that intermingle in this montage: children, children’s tales and (of course) toys. Let’s discuss these themes and my selections in no particular
Updated Dec-02-2014 at 12:16 by itywltmt
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.
My Suggestions for November
Ravel, Sayat-Nova & Kradjian: Troubadour and the Nightingale
There are many excellent chamber ensembles out there, but one of the
Today’s Once Upon the Internet unearths some tracks recorded by the Swiss-Ukrainian cellist, author and musicologist Dimitry Markevitch. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because he’s the younger brother of the renowned conductor, Igor Markevitch.
Born in Switzerland of Ukrainian parents, Dimirty Markevitch (1923–2002) started cello at age six. He studied with Maurice Eisenberg at the