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  1. 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

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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  2. 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

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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  3. 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

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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  4. 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

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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Recorded Music
  5. La Chronique du Disque (July 2013)

    by , Jul-30-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français

    The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.

    Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:

    • About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard
    ...

    Updated Aug-01-2013 at 16:14 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
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