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Pierre's Tuesday Blog

Weekly blog on music, featuring selections openly available on the Web. Also, a "teaser" of things to come on my Friday blog and podcast on Blogspot.

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  1. The Equinox String Quartet - Camille Saint-Saens: Two String Quartets

    by , Aug-20-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français


    This week, a "complete CD" downloaded from the original MP3.COM, promoting Eroica Classical Recording artists, The Equinox String Quartet.

    Its members, Lun Jiang and Quan Jiang, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; and Ann Kim; violincello, have studied at the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, and Yale University; with some of the most prominent names ...
  2. Franz Schubert "In Camara" at the Gardner Museum

    by , Aug-13-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français



    The last of our posts using tracks from Boston's Gardner Museum Music Library is dedicated to the music of Franz Schubert, and features as pièce de résistance his quartet Death and the Maiden. This work is significant for several reasons. It is considered one of Schubert's finest chamber works, and it has always occupied a favored spot in the string quartet repertoire. The quartet is a striking ...

    Updated Aug-13-2013 at 11:24 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. Claude Debussy "In Camara"

    by , Aug-06-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)


    Technically, we have until midnight August 21st to celebrate Claude Debussy's 150th anniversary, and this selection from the Podcast Vault was one of my montages that did just that (see "More Music" below). In-keeping with our chamber music theme, I chose to recycle one from that series, dedicated to intimate music by the French musical impressionist.

    Two works stand out in the ...

    Updated Sep-01-2013 at 02:13 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. 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

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  5. Rachmaninov "In Camara"

    by , Jul-23-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français



    This week’s installment of Once Upon the Internet considers some tracks I downloaded some time ago featuring intimate music from Sergei Rachmaninov, which fits right in with my Summer-lomng look at his music.

    Rachmaninov wrote two piano trios; this one – his op. 9 – and a second youthful single-movement work in G minor written in four days in 1892. The later, three movement trio ...

    Updated Jul-23-2013 at 13:21 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music