In our June look at “music by the numbers”, time to look at number “9”.
In past blogs, I have discussed some famous nines already: Bruckner’s and Beethoven’s Ninth symphonies come immediately to mind. In today’s playlist, I bring up another pair of favourite ninth symphonies: Dvořák‘s and Mahler’s
Updated Jun-12-2012 at 12:32 by itywltmt
The (classical) music legacy of MP3.COM
Mp3.com, co-founded in November 1997 by Michael Robertson and Greg Flores is a historically significant URL for indie artists, who in the site's heyday provided most of its content. From its beginning to when Vivendi took over and eventually evicted the indies, it was a once ever mecca for unsigned bands and solo acts. Now
Updated Jun-05-2012 at 12:39 by itywltmt
No, this isn’t Tuesday.
But again, this isn’t a “regular” Tuesday Blog post.
This is a bit of a peronal milestone of sorts, as I consider my post entitled How do you get your music these days? as the “first ever” instalment of my Tuesday Blog – and I have been publishing a continuous stirng of weekly blogs here on TalkClassical ever since. Our post from this past Tuesday is recorded as my 69th post, but my official count is more 64, and that includes my twelve days
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 May-29-2012 at 12:37 by itywltmt
All this month, we have woven major Beethoven works on PTB, as we complete our Beethoven project on Youtube consisting of all his symphonies and concertos, along with some other orchestral works (most notably overtures and masses). As an ice-breaker, I thought I would start with an overture I featured on a recent Friday montage, performed here by Otto Klemperer and the Philharmonia Orchestra:
Earlier this year,
Updated May-23-2012 at 02:19 by itywltmt