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  1. Beethoven's Summer Vacation

    by , Aug-05-2014 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    I am stepping out of "Vacation Mode" to share some music and provide some listening suggestions for August - though Trout and Oskaar have been keeping the blog space thoroughly entertained with their ongoing series, which I've taken the time to sample myself...

    Last month, I left you with a month's worth of Canadian music, and this month - as many music institutions do in the Summer - I will concentrate on a "Composer Festival" format.

    Remembering ...

    Updated Aug-05-2014 at 11:35 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  2. Tchaikovsky: The Short Concertante Works

    by , Dec-10-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)

    En français

    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 11:33 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  3. Some Vivaldi Concertos

    by , Nov-19-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français

    This week’s installment of Once Upon the Internet doesn’t require much preamble – I have packaged together a number of Vivaldi concertos for your listening pleasure.

    The first four concertos come from Vivaldi’s opus 4 (1712–1713) known as La stravanganza ("The Extravagance"). The set was first published in 1716 and was dedicated to a Venetian nobleman Signor Vettor Delfino. All of the concertos were scored for solo violin, strings, and basso continuo ...

    Updated Nov-19-2013 at 13:34 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  4. Unraveling Bolero

    by , Nov-05-2013 at 08:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)

    November is the month in our blogging activities when we take time to remember artists and composers we have lost – next week, I plan a Playlist featuring Sir Colin Davis. Today’s Podcast Vault selection goes back to last year’s month-long look at the 75th anniversary of the passing of four composers: Gershwin, Widor, Vierne and Ravel. The podcast I chose is my Ravel homage, and will also introduce a very ...

    Updated Nov-05-2013 at 11:30 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  5. Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky

    by , Sep-03-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    This month, the posts I have planned for the Tuesday blog and on my weekly podcast is “S” for “September”, where the topics have in common well, you know, the letter “S”. For the Podcast Vault, another October 2012 montage, this one featuring Igor Stravinsky as both composer and conductor.

    In 1962 (or thereabouts), Columbia Masterworks embarked with Stravinsky in an ambitious 80th birthday ...

    Updated Sep-07-2013 at 03:15 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Recorded Music
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