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  1. Mozart, Mozart (... and Barylli & Badura-Skoda)

    Once Upon the Internet this week takes us back to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for another post in our “Double, Double” series, this time with some pieces for a pair of performers – violinist Walter Barylli and pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.

    Badura-Skoda is not in his first visit on our OUTI posts, being part of our very first one (almost three years ago!) and later in more Mozart, as a recitalist in a trio of Mozart piano sonatas. This is, however, Mr. Barylli’s first time here and this merits ...
  2. Brahms, Brahms

    This week, Vinyl’s Revenge returns with a pair of vinyl recordings from the early 1980’s, featuring Daniel Barenboim (as a pianist, and mot as a conductor) and the New-York Philharmonic under its long-time Music Director, Zubin Mehta.

    On 15 June 1967, Barenboim and British cellist Jacqueline du Pré were married in Israel at a Western Wall ceremony and, acting as one of the witnesses, was his longtime friend Mehta. Du Pré’s career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, forcing her to ...
  3. Mozart, Mozart (... and Mendelssohn)

    This month’s selection from the Podcast Vault bridges our January “Mad for Mendelssohn “ theme with “Double, Double:”, which is our theme for this month. All three works are concertos for two soloists, with a “double shot” of Mozart Double concertos.

    But first, in order to cap off our Mendelssohn series, let’s look at the filler piece on this old podcast. In a recent post from my blog , ...

    Updated Feb-03-2015 at 11:29 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. Happiness is nothing much happening...

    Taggart is in hospital - he's had his endoscopy to remove a polyp from his duodenum, but they're keeping him in tonight. I have just seen him, and now feel a little happier. Most of the day has been spent in worrying so intense that I hope to be excused a few K years in Purgatory.
    My music lessons both went well this week. In my piano lesson, I took along the new book Rho asked me to order - Pam Wedgwood's Up-Grade! - Light Relief between grades. That's ...

    Updated Jan-30-2015 at 17:59 by Ingélou

  5. La Chronique du Disque (January 2015)

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My Suggestions for January

    Mendelssohn - Complete Symphonies/Overtures - Abbado

    Seems I have unearthed quite a bit of Abbado’s early recordings over the last year – and shared ...