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  1. "Back to Bach" - A different take on the Brandenburgs (1st of 2)

    This month on ITYWLTMT and on PTB, it is "Back to Bach" month, where we feature discussions on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, "two-for" style. Later this month, we will discuss the Well-Tempered Clavier on a pair of Once Upon the Internet posts, and for the next couple of weeks, a chance to dust up my two montages that take a “different look” at the Brandenburg Concertos (from December last year).


    Updated Oct-01-2013 at 11:27 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. La Chronique du Disque (September 2013)

    En français

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My acquisitions for September

    Mendelssohn / Schubert

    This month, I posted a podcast featuring Leopold Stokowski, and it is only fair that ...

    Updated Sep-24-2013 at 14:04 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. LE #2: Pavel Chesnokov

    I love this composer, and it's all Huilunsoittaja's fault!
    Here's my playlist:
    1. We Praise Thee (or Divine Liturgy), Op. 27, No. 6
    St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
    Directed by Nikolai Korniev
    Vladimir Pavolvich Pasjukov, basso profundo
    First and foremost, that bass voice made me automatically think of Avi Kaplan.

    Anyway, back on track...
    This song just makes me want to cry. ...
  4. Huilu's "Wandering Tower" Story Blog: Feedback please!!!

    Yeah, back when blogs were started here, I called my entire short story section of my blog "The Wandering Tower" Blog, named after one of Prokofiev's own creations. I was very excited to find out that he wrote lots of short stories too, we must have many things in common after all.

    So what did you think of the latest story I posted? It took me a long long time to do the actual historical research, in which I melded fictional events into. You may never know which are real ...
  5. Anton: Chapter 25, Part III (Denouement)

    Two weeks later, Anton Stepanovich was dead. He embraced one of his books while he died, weeping with his last breaths they say. The book was flipped to this poem:

    A Wish
    The days drag on, each moment multiplies
    Within my wounded heart the pain and sadness
    Of an unhappy love and, dark, gives rise.
    To sleepless dreams, the haunting dreams of madness
    But I do not complain - instead, I weep;
    Tears bring me solace, comforted they leave me.