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  1. Three Organs and Three Organists

    Today’s crawl through the podcast vault is the first of three posts this month dedicated to the organ - part of our yearly tradition around the Lenten season to dedicate more space to organ and sacred music on our platforms.

    This post (originally part of our Fall 2013 "Back to Bach" series) presents three organists, three organs and three very different works (or set of works).

    Seeing all these colonnades of bone so methodically ranged about, would you not

    Updated Mar-04-2014 at 12:31 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. something I want to save!

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenOBrien View Post
    I'm pulling the following from a blog comment I wrote a while ago on another site, so forgive me if it seems a little inconsistent or dumbed down at times. It contains a whole bunch of resources and courses that are available online, as well as links to some very helpful theory books.


    Basic Theory
    Yale lecture series to start you off
    How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, by Robert Greenberg
    Understanding the fundamentals of music, by Robert Greenberg

    Updated Jan-27-2015 at 07:40 by science

  3. La Chronique du Disque (February 2014)

    En français

    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 acquisitions for February

    Schumann: Symphony No. 3 & Faust Overture

    I ...
  4. Sergio Fiorentino (1927 –1998)

    Today on “F” for February, Once Upon the Internet turns to Italian pianist Sergio Fiorentino whose sporadic performing career spanned five decades.

    Hailed by critics for his unusual technical and musical endowments, Sergio Fiorentino showed his exceptional talent at an early age; he was granted a scholarship by the Italian Government at age 11 to study at the Conservatorio "San Pietro a Majella" ...
  5. The Fleet Fingers of Ruggerio Ricci

    This month, I have programmed two Once Upon the Internet posts. This week’s completes last week's audition of the complete Caprices for Solo Violin by Paganini, in the legendary first recording by American violinist Ruggerio Ricci.

    Born in San Francisco in 1918, Ricci began learning the violin at age six and was taught by Yehudi Menuhin's teacher, Louis Persinger. A recognized child prodigy, and winner ...