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  1. La Chronique du Disque (February 2014)

    by , Feb-25-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    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 February


    Schumann: Symphony No. 3 & Faust Overture
    [iTunes]

    I ...
  2. Sergio Fiorentino (1927 –1998)

    by , Feb-18-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    Today on “F” for February, Once Upon the Internet turns to Italian pianist Sergio Fiorentino whose sporadic performing career spanned five decades.


    Hailed by critics for his unusual technical and musical endowments, Sergio Fiorentino showed his exceptional talent at an early age; he was granted a scholarship by the Italian Government at age 11 to study at the Conservatorio "San Pietro a Majella" ...
  3. The Fleet Fingers of Ruggerio Ricci

    by , Feb-11-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    This month, I have programmed two Once Upon the Internet posts. This week’s completes last week's audition of the complete Caprices for Solo Violin by Paganini, in the legendary first recording by American violinist Ruggerio Ricci.


    Born in San Francisco in 1918, Ricci began learning the violin at age six and was taught by Yehudi Menuhin's teacher, Louis Persinger. A recognized child prodigy, and winner ...
  4. The Fibonacci Sequence

    by , Feb-04-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)


    On my platforms this month, it's "F" for February, a fun look at themes that share in common the letter "F", like, well, the Fibonacci Sequence.

    In the book Liber Abaci (Translation: The Book of Calculation, published in 1202), the author considers the growth of an idealized (biologically unrealistic) rabbit population:

    A newly born pair of rabbits, one ...

    Updated Feb-04-2014 at 12:28 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  5. La Chronique du Disque (January 2014)

    by , Jan-28-2014 at 10:00 (Pierre's Tuesday Blog)
    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 January


    Sibelius The Simphonies Paavo Berglund
    [Torrent]

    The late Paavo Berglund (1929-2012) has demonstrated himself to be a versatile conductor, ...
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