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  1. Robin Alciatore Plays Chopin

    I know I'm a few days shy of Valentine's Day, but I thought I would share some romantic music for this moth's installment of Once Upon the Internet, and delve into some downloads from the defunct MP3.COM.

    For those of us who emember the site, there were a few "special pages"of classical content, and one of them was aptky titled "The Music of Frederic Chopin" and featured ...
  2. My thoughts on BBC's adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace

    Tolstoy's War and Peace always has protagonist groups of 3. Above, we see the main 3. But there are other trios who come and go, and mix together. My favorite character is Marya Bolkonsky, who I related to the most in the story. Her "trio" shifted around between her brother Andrei, Natasha Rostova, and eventually Nikolai Rostova. She is one of the great heroines of the ...

    Updated Feb-09-2016 at 06:15 by Huilunsoittaja

    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Literature , Other
  3. RR: 116. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, op. 61

    1. Heifetz, Munch (cond.), Boston Symphony Orchestra (1955)

    2. Perlman, Giulini (cond.), Philharmonia Orchestra (1980)

    3. Oistrakh, Cluytens (cond.), French National Radio Orchestra (1958)

  4. RR: 115. Puccini: La Bohème

    1. Beecham (cond.), De Los Angeles, Björling, Amara, Merrill, Reardon, Tozzi, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Columbus Boychoir (1956)

    2. Karajan (cond.), Freni, Pavarotti, Harwood, Panerai, Maffeo, Ghiaurov, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Schöneberg Boys Choir, Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus (1972)

  5. Night Train - Oscar Peterson Trio

    In the third of three posts this January, we now turn to my vinyl collection and another look at trios. In my last post, I suggested that the “standard classical trio” consists of piano, violin and cello, however trios come in all shapes, be it the Brahms trio we featured last time, or as is the case today, the “standard jazz trio” combination of piano, bass and drums.

    In jazz (as in all ensemble play, really) there are several types of trios. In addition to the piano/bass/drum ...
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