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  1. The Piano Music of Scott Joplin (Part 1)

    This month has five Tuesdays and, as luck would have it, I happen to have some spare material to share. So here's the first of a two-part series, for your listening pleasure.

    This week's installment of Once Upon the Internet brings in music from two source sites: the old MP3.COM and an Italian public domain site that is no longer active, vitaminc.it.

    Back in the day, I amassed quite a few tracks from the piano music of the great African-American composer Scott Joplin ...
  2. RR: 165. Liszt: Piano Concerti, S. 124 & 125

    1. Richter, Kondrashin (cond.), London Symphony Orchestra (1961)




    2. Zimerman, Ozawa (cond.), Boston Symphony Orchestra (1987)




    3. Janis, Kondrashin (cond.), Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (#1); Rozhdestvensky (cond.), Moscow Radio Symphony
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  3. RR: 164. Weber: Clarinet Concerti, opp. 73 & 74

    1. S. Meyer, Blomstedt (cond.), Staatskapelle Dresden (1985)




    2. Manasse, Foss (cond.), Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra (1989)




    3. Pay (clarinet & cond.), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (1987)

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  4. In Memoriam - Sir Neville Marriner (1924 – 2016)

    November is typically when I take time in these pages to share music created by some of the artists and composers we lost over the past year. As it turns out, a little less than a month ago, we lost Sir Neville Marriner, a conductor memorable for his stewardship (and establishment) of a great chamber/early music ensemble, The Academy of St-Martin in the Fields.

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  5. RR: 163. Handel: Water Music, HWV 348-350

    1. Pinnock (cond.), English Concert (1983)




    2. Savall (cond.), Le Concert des Nations (1993)




    3. Gardiner (cond.), English Baroque Soloists (1991)

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