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  1. The Podcast Directories

    This wee's Tuesday Blog doesn't have a musical theme and illustration, but rather 75.

    Starting on April 1st 2011, I have produces a new music montage almost every week - as of last Friday, I had 83. In a shameless bit of self-promotion, I wanted to provide TCers with a detailed directory of my first 75 music montages - nearly 100 hours of music, all of which is accessible anytime on the Internet Archive. ...
  2. La chronique du disque (november 2012)

    En français

    The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.

    Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:

    • About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard
    ...

    Updated Nov-27-2012 at 12:31 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. Once Upon the Internet: The Piano Music of Maurice Ravel

    En français


    Earlier this month on my Friday Blog and Podcast, I provided a sample of orchestral and piano music by Maurice Ravel to commemorate the 75th annioversary of his passing. This instalment of Once Upon the Internet considers some of his piano music, as downloaded years ago from the original MP3.COM.

    Although Ravel has often been compared to Claude Debussy, it is fair ...

    Updated Nov-20-2012 at 12:33 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  4. Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

    En français

    During our Lenten organ series, I peeked at three significant French organists: Widor, Dupré and Messiaen. During my look at Widor , I pointed out (accurately) that 2012 is the 75th anniversary of his passing, inexplicably ignoring another significant milestone – the 75th anniversary of the passing of his student Louis Vierne. Today’s post is meant to rectify this sin of omission from my part.

    Vierne and Widor are the subject of my Friday Podcast ...

    Updated Nov-13-2012 at 19:36 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  5. Remembering Bob Kerr

    En français


    When I was an undergraduate, I used to help Jerry Markiza, one of the Physics Lab coordinators at Concordia University. His office – for those who are familiar with the place – was in the old Drummond Science building on the Loyola Campus, and he would have his radio tuned consistently on what was known then as “CBC Stereo”, the FM classical music network that has since evolved into CBC Radio 2. ...

    Updated Nov-06-2012 at 12:29 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music