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  1. Scottish Inspirations



    Keeping with our month-long look at the music of Felix Mendelssohn, today is the first of four planned Tuesday Blogs which will feature Mendelssohn content - along with five montages on our Friday series (more on that in our below teaser).

    Interestingly, today's post and next week's show a convergence of sorts between Mendelssohn and fellow German composer Max Bruch. Coincidence, I assure ...

    Updated Jan-06-2015 at 11:13 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. Moll Music in the Christmas Hols: decision time.



    I am widening the scope of this blog to include my violin lessons too, and the things I am learning about music. In fact, my fiddling will become the main emphasis. I am hoping it will be a sort of Adrian Mole for Codgers. I am certainly silly enough - as you will understand, dear reader, when I tell you ...

    Updated Jun-06-2015 at 19:41 by Ingélou

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  3. La Chronique du Disque (December 2014)

    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 December


    HOLMBOE / GRONDAHL: Trombone Concerto / HYLDGAARD: Concerto Borealis / JORGENSEN: Romance / Suite
    [eMusic]
    This past March, I commented on a disc of all-French ...
  4. Gumdrops for 2014


    It’s customary this time of year for me to provide a “bonus” version of my Chronique du Disque, where I review some acquisitions that failed to make it in one of my monthly instalments. When I do so, I usually don’t provide a “grade” – though, for the suggestions I retained, I would give them high marks for overall impression and good to very good marks for sound quality.

    Karajan ...
  5. Franz Liszt on MP3.COM

    Once Upon the Internet aligns well with my month-long podcast arc “Homage to Hungary”, with a sampling of piano music from one of Hungary’s most notable musicians of the 19th Century, Franz Liszt.


    Liszt is born into a musical family; his father Adam Liszt had ties with the musical entourage of Nikolaus II Esterházy. As a teenager, he played cello in the House ...