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  1. RR: 125. Respighi: Pini di Roma

    1. Reiner (cond.), Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1959)




    2. Toscanini (cond.), NBC Symphony Orchestra (1953)




    3. Maazel (cond.), Cleveland Orchestra (1976)

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  2. RR: 124. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3 in D minor, op. 30

    1. Argerich, Chailly (cond.), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (1982)




    2. Horowitz, Reiner (cond.), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (1951)




    3. Cliburn, Kondrashin (cond.), Symphony of the Air (1958)

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  3. Amateur Night at Harvard

    This week, Once Upon the Internet returns after taking a break last month to listen to “professionals” playing at Boston’s Gardner Museum. We will stay in Boston, and indeed will take in another concert, but this one is of a different kind.

    According to the University’s website, Harvard’s vast and varied music scene offers multiple opportunities for students in both the curricular and extracurricular realms. The Office for the Arts oversees and supports several professionally-led ...
  4. Showdown at the OK Corral...

    Showdown at the OK Corral...

    Account of painful argument with Fiddle Guru - available on request...

    Updated Jun-01-2016 at 22:55 by Ingélou

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  5. Karl Böhm Conducts Richard Strauss

    This week’s Vinyl’s Revenge is an old favourite recording of mine, featuring Karl Böhm conducting four works by his friend and mentor Richard Strauss, including two of his oft-heard tone Poems: Till Eulenspiegel and Don Juan.

    I thought I would sjhare with you excerpts from a Gramophone interview from 1972 authored by music critic Alan Blyth. In it, there are a pair of long anecdotes about Richard Strauss and their mutual admiration:

    "[…] I met Strauss for the
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