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
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
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
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.
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