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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. Cecile Licad “In Camara” at the Gardner Museum

    by , Jul-16-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français

    I first heard Filipino pianist Cecile Licad one hot mid-week summer evening at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal over 30 years ago. On that evening, the then 20 year old played the Tchaikovsky first with the MSO under Charles Dutoit and she must have made a strong impression on the conductor, as he selected her to tour with him and his other orchestra at the time (the NHK Symphony). ...

    Updated Jul-16-2013 at 14:27 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Musicians , Recorded Music
  2. Brahms “In Camara” at the Gardner Museum

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

    Today's post is the first of three that I have planned for this series that uses material from the Gardner Museum's Music Library, a place we have turned to consistently in past chamber series.

    Brahms' attitude toward the importance of the string quartet as the ultimate expression of the composer's craft can be understood when it is considered that he reputedly sketched and destroyed ...

    Updated Jul-12-2013 at 12:36 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Concerts , Recorded Music
  3. Museum Inspirations

    by , Jul-02-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)

    During July and August, as I try and do every year, we change gears on the Tuesday Blog, and turn our attention to chamber music, or music in a chamber setting, like solo instruments. Our Podcast Vault selection for this month launches this summer tradition for us today.

    Our regulars know that one of my go-to sites for this sereies is the Music Library at Boston's Gardner Museum, and so it is ...

    Updated Aug-01-2013 at 16:58 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. La Chronique du Disque (June 2013)

    by , Jun-25-2013 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 Jun-25-2013 at 11:31 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  5. Beethoven "In Camara" at Central Washington University

    by , Jun-18-2013 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    En français

    I’d like to take a few moments this morning to extend my wife Marian my warmest and heartfelt salutations as today marks the 25th year of her putting up with me, as we were married on this day in 1988. More anniversary music on my next Friday Blog and Podcast (read the below teaser).

    For the occasion, our Once Upon the Internet features a husband and wife team – though they are only playing “together” in one of the three selections. Also, this ...

    Updated Jun-18-2013 at 11:17 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music