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  1. The Kairos Quartet

    A couple of years ago, I shared an all-Beethoven chamber music playlist in a Once Upon the Internet post emanating from Central Washington University, whose faculty shared a lot of their tracks on the old MP3.COM.

    As I dug through more of my old downloads for more old Internet finds, I found a few more CWU tracks, and I plan to share some more of these in the coming months.

    According to their website the Kairos Quartet, established in 1993, has been the quartet-in-residence ...
  2. Last Night of the Proms (2004)

    A yearly tradition, this coming Saturday will be the Last Night at the Proms. I thought it would be appropriate to recycle an old broadcast to illustrate and discuss this special concert and its unique format.

    The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in central London, England.

    Founded in ...

    Updated Sep-06-2016 at 16:04 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Concerts , Recorded Music
  3. Amateur Night at Harvard

    This week, Once Upon the Internet returns after taking a break last month to listen to “professionals” playing at Boston’s Gardner Museum. We will stay in Boston, and indeed will take in another concert, but this one is of a different kind.

    According to the University’s website, Harvard’s vast and varied music scene offers multiple opportunities for students in both the curricular and extracurricular realms. The Office for the Arts oversees and supports several professionally-led ...
  4. Five Years of Tuesday Blogs

    I joined TalkClassical in May of 2011, and started my Tuesday Blog a few weeks later. The landscape hasn’t changed much – some of the TC lurkers have come and gone, but I have tried to stay the course, though my contributions have been limited to a few per month over the last while. Balancing work, home and my pastimes can be a challenge!

    Allow me to take a moment to thank my fellow TC’ers – past and present – for their continued support and readership, as well as for their ...
  5. Once Upon... The Airwaves

    For this month's Once Upon the Internet, I chose to share a rather recent discovery, and one that brought back lots of personal memories.

    About 30 years ago, I was in Graduate School and I was still doing a lot of Classical Music Radio listening. One of the shows I listened to regularly was a CBC Stereo program whose name has changed many times over the years - I think it was then called In Performance.

    The program, weeknights at 8 PM, regularly featured live concerts, ...
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