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  1. La Chronique du disque (July 2012)

    by , Jul-31-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    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 earbud-type

    Updated Jul-31-2012 at 11:36 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. turning people off to music

    by , Jul-31-2012 at 04:03
    I've often heard classical music fans worry that not enough people like our music. Classical music is dying, only old people go to concerts, etc....

    I've become convinced that at least some of this is wishful thinking. A lot of us wish to be the only people who like classical music. We hope to distinguish ourselves by our good taste from the rubes around us. We hope younger generations won't listen to the music so that we can be more elite, relative to them.

    We discourage ...
  3. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Four

    by , Jul-24-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Summer of the Sonata
    Artist's Website

    Violinist and conductor Guillermo Figueroa is our featured artist today in this installment of the Summer of the Sonata, which doubles as our monthly Once Upon the Internet feature.

    Guillermo Figueroa is the nephew of Narciso Figueroa, considered to be the "Father of the Modern Danzas" and an important musical figure in ...
  4. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Three

    by , Jul-17-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Summer of the Sonata
    Glenn Herbert Gould (1932-1982)

    Part three of the Summer of the Sonata is another installment in our year-long look at Glenn Gould, with sonata works from the baroque, classical and Second Viennese School.

    Not unlike the Goldberg Variations, there are some works that are indelibly ...
  5. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Two

    by , Jul-10-2012 at 09:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)

    A student of Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski at the Curtis Institute of Music, Seymour Lipkin won the prestigious Rachmaninoff Competition at age 19. He went on to appear with all of America"s "top five" orchestras (New-York, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, ...