As Glenn Gould put it in a documentary I posted in these pages not so long ago, there were two conductors that dominated the North-American airwaves in the first half of the twentieth century: Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.
No doubt, Toscanini was a legendary figure in opera and orchestral concerts, both in Europe and in America.
Updated May-15-2012 at 12:32 by itywltmt
For today's poat, I thoght I would explore a topic that was inspired by some TC threads over the last year. TC's aptly named Fsharpmajor noticed that one of the keys that is least used in symphonies is, well, F Sharp Major. In conrtrast, C Major is probably the most common key..
Updated May-08-2012 at 14:33 by itywltmt
For years growing up in Montreal, May 1st was the province-wide starting date for leases, making May 1st moving day in the province of Québec. In the 1970’s, this date moved three months to the right and (in what some would argue was an affront to Canadian patriotism) that date moved to July 1st (Canada Day, a week to the day after June 24th, Québec’s Fête Nationale, the date Quebecketrs traditionally celebrate as their national holiday).
One of my best friends
Updated May-01-2012 at 12:51 by itywltmt
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 Apr-24-2012 at 12:37 by itywltmt
*** According to my count, this is my 50th Tuesday Blog (excluding la Chronique du Disque and including my 12 days of Blogging over Christmas ***
Which Beethoven Cycle(s) Do You Own?
To launch my Beethoven Project last August, I posted a PTB discussing the four Beethoven symphony cycles I own in my personal music collection, In today’s PTB, I wanted to
Updated Apr-17-2012 at 13:38 by itywltmt