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  1. In Memoriam - Sir Neville Marriner (1924 – 2016)

    November is typically when I take time in these pages to share music created by some of the artists and composers we lost over the past year. As it turns out, a little less than a month ago, we lost Sir Neville Marriner, a conductor memorable for his stewardship (and establishment) of a great chamber/early music ensemble, The Academy of St-Martin in the Fields.

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  2. Two Schubert Symphonies

    For the last few Once Upon the Internet posts in our monthly series, I shared some "complete" recordings I downloaded from now defunct sites. Today's share is from the old Public Domain Classic site, but borrows from two separate recordings.

    As I stated not so long ago on a post, when we think of Schubert, we think lieder and other intimate settings and not necessarily of symphonies. That having been said, Schubert did leave us 12 works (many of them fragmentary) that are ...
  3. Wagner overtures: Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Die Feen

    Vinyl's Revenge returns this month with a nearly 35 year old release by the Philips label, which will act as a segue to this week's Friday Blog and Podcast featuring Richard Wagner operatic selections (read our below "teaser" for links).

    My vinyl collection has three Wagner LPs, all of "orchestral favourites": the unavoidable "Highlights from the Ring" (George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, CBS "Great Performances" re-issue), an analogue disc ...
  4. Guido Cantelli - Tchaikovsky: The Last Three Symphonies

    En français

    I wanted to continue my ongoing look into Tchaikovsky's music on Once Upon the Internet this month, and to do so I will "cheat" a bit and recycle for the most part a post from my Blogspot blog dating May 17 2001.


    The Italian conductor, Guido Cantelli (1920-1956), was both the youngest and shortest-lived of the world-class conductors born between 1908 and 1920, ...

    Updated Dec-19-2013 at 00:33 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music
  5. In Memoriam: Sir Colin Davis (1927-2013)

    En français


    Read also: http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...davis-obituary

    Sir Colin Davis, the world-renowned conductor who led the London Symphony Orchestra for many years left us this past April after a six-month illness. He was 85.

    According to his obituary (link provided above), Davis’ rich and fulfilling conducting ...

    Updated Nov-12-2013 at 11:29 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music
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