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  1. Quartets by Dvořák

    This week’s Tuesday Blog is a variation on our PTB Classic series, with a return to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s on-line library of chamber performances and three works for string quartet by Anonin Dvořák.

    A viola player himself, Dvořák felt a natural affinity to writing for strings. His chamber work is heavily inspired by folk culture (Czech, and later American), while also maintaining his Czech roots. Over a period of thirty years, Dvořák composed over forty chamber
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  2. The Talk Classical Games

    Usually there are a number of games running simultaneously in the "polls" sub-forum, mostly run by Bulldog:
    https://www.talkclassical.com/classi...cussion-polls/

    Many people who do not play these games yet have expressed bewilderment about the what, why and how of these games. In this blog post I will try to clarify this.

    What are these games?

    Let's start by stating what they are not: they are not a serious attempt to generate
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  3. A short guideline for new members

    Welcome to Talk Classical!

    A bit of background information that may answer questions you may have now or soon...

    As a new member, certain features are disabled (e.g. profile access, blogs, adding attachments, and certain forum areas until you have submitted at least 10 posts to any of the classical music sections of the forum and up to 12 hours have elapsed since post #10, regardless of the total number of posts one has accumulated). Posts made in the Community Forum do
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    Updated Nov-08-2021 at 11:20 by Art Rock

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  4. September 2021, part 1

    by , Sep-17-2021 at 01:00 (What have you been listening to?)
    ADAMS, JOHN
    Doctor Atomic Symphony*
    - Robertson / St. Louis Symphony (my collection)

    BACH, J.S.
    Brandenburg Concerti
    - Amsterdam Bach Soloists (1-6, my collection)
    - Winschermann / Deutsche Bach Soloists (1-6, my collection)
    - Goebel / Musica Antiqua Koln (1-6, my collection)

    BEETHOVEN, L. van
    Egmont Overture
    - Bernstein / VPO (YouTube)
    String Quartet 1*
    - Suske Quartet (YouTube)
    String Quartet
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  5. Paganini: Violin Concertos (Complete)

    Blogger’s Note: As we mark the ten-year milestone of the Tuesday Blog and entertain our 222 day binge challenge on For Your Listening Pleasure, we are planning “collections” as part of our monthly shares over the coming months.

    This week’s Cover2Cover starts the ball rolling with a Brilliant Classics three-disk release of the complete violin concertos of Nicolò Paganini performed by Alexandre Dubach and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic. Here are a few thoughts collected from the Brilliant
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