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  1. La Chronique du Disque (April 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.

    My Suggestions for April


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  2. Cellist Reiner Hochmuth plays Boccherini and Tchaikovsky

    This week, I have retained four works downloaded years ago off the original MP3.COM, featuring cellist Reiner Hochmuth and two East-Europpean orchestras. Mr. Hochmuth was featured a few years back in performances of the Haydn cello concertos.

    Born in 1743 in Lucca, Italy, Luigi Boccherini began studying the cello at an early age with his father, a double-bass player who had also some knowledge of the cello. At thirteen he was sent to Rome where the well-known cellist G. B. Costanzi ...
  3. Zara Nelsova Plays Dvořák

    Vinyl’s Revenge stays true to our ongoing look at concertos with a broadcast performance of Dvořák 's cello concerto by Canadian cellist Zara Nelsova (1918 - 2002).


    Born of Russian-Jewish parentage in Winnipeg, she studied at London’s Royal College of Music and went on take lessons from Casals, Piatigorsky and Feuermann. She made her concerto debut at age 12 in 1932 in London ...
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  4. Don't be frightened, Mr. Gould is here



    The podcast I retrieved from the Vault this week is one of my favorite montages, and one that exceptionally lasts more than 90 minutes.

    Before I begin, let me say that I rarely program “repeat works” in these pages, and certainly would avoid programming a major work I discussed only a few weeks ago. However, the circumstances – and the performance – are noteworthy enough ...

    Updated Apr-11-2015 at 13:23 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  5. The Way of the Cross



    As our Holy Week installment of the Tuesday Blog, I chose to program a "bonus" selection from the Podcast Vault which will be posted on our Podcast channel exceprionally for one week only.

    This particularpodcast presents two works that pertain to the Biblical events surrounding the Crucifixion. The works span nearly 150 years, from the latter part of the 19th century to the 1930’s. ...

    Updated Mar-31-2015 at 11:28 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
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