There are a good number of great «French» orchestras within the loose grouping of nations known as la Francophonie – most of them are associated with the French language broadcasters: The CBC Montreal Orchestra (in French, l'Orchestre de Radio-Canada) l’Orchestre National de France is a rebranding of the Symhony Orchestra of l'Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF) are obvious examples.
Another is what is now known as the Luxembourg Philharmonic
Updated Dec-11-2012 at 13:23 by itywltmt
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 earbud-type
Updated Sep-12-2012 at 03:32 by itywltmt
As Glenn Gould put it in a documentary I posted in these pages not so long ago, there were two conductors that dominated the North-American airwaves in the first half of the twentieth century: Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.
No doubt, Toscanini was a legendary figure in opera and orchestral concerts, both in Europe and in America.
Updated May-15-2012 at 11:32 by itywltmt
Related thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/13383-mahler-new-york.html
Related Article: http://www.ashevillesymphony.org/con...am%20Notes.pdf
Carnegie Hall, New York , 16 January 1910: In a memorable evening, Sergey Rakhmaninov gives the third performance of his Piano Concerto no.3, with the New York Philharmonic under its new music director, Gustav Mahler.
Rachmaninov appeared as soloist in the
Updated Jan-16-2012 at 11:32 by itywltmt
This is the third of Pierre's Twelve Days of Blogging.
Related thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/15299-s...-ma-vlast.html
Cette réflexion en français
Back in June, I posted a TDMH post (the first one I wrote) on Glenn Gould and the Goldberg Variations. Today, my topic is another encounter between musician and masterpiece, this time involving a major orchestral work recorded by the same conductor several times.
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