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Once Upon the Internet brings in music from two source sites: the old MP3.COM and an Italian public domain site that is no longer active, vitaminc.it.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
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
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)
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.
1. Pinnock (cond.), English Concert (1983)
2. Savall (cond.), Le Concert des Nations (1993)
3. Gardiner (cond.), English Baroque Soloists (1991)