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 acquisitions for December - All Canadian selections
Vivaldi Complete cello concertos Ofra Harnoy Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Updated Dec-31-2013 at 19:23 by itywltmt
As we do every year, time for our yearly "gumdrops" post, kind of a special edition of our regular look at acquisitions, but picking up stuff I acquired or discovered through the year that hasn't made it on the Tuesday Blog.
I would not be a Blogger wort my salt if I didn't use Social Media to promote my activities, and Facebook has been very good for me at doing just that.
In the process of trying
Updated Dec-24-2013 at 15:26 by itywltmt
I wanted to continue my ongoing look into Tchaikovsky's music on Once Upon the Internet this month, and to do so I will "cheat" a bit and recycle for the most part a post from my Blogspot blog dating May 17 2001.
The Italian conductor, Guido Cantelli (1920-1956), was both the youngest and shortest-lived of the world-class conductors born between 1908 and 1920,
Updated Dec-19-2013 at 01:33 by itywltmt
On my Blogsport blogs (yes, because I now host two, my regular blog and a new French-only blog which we are trialling in BETA mode this December), I began a two-part look at some of the Tchaikovsky concertos.
Today’s PTB post broadens things a bit, and looks at some of Tchaikovsky’s “short” concertante works – in most cases, these are one-movement
Updated Dec-10-2013 at 12:33 by itywltmt
I pulled my 2011 winter music montage out of the vault this month.
They don't call my part of the world the Great White North for nothing - seems that we have six months of winter every year, and you'd better find something to like about it or you may be in for some hard times...
The montage focuses on works that find their inspiration in two things that can be both a curse and
Updated Dec-14-2013 at 01:45 by itywltmt