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  1. Remembering Bob Kerr

    En français


    When I was an undergraduate, I used to help Jerry Markiza, one of the Physics Lab coordinators at Concordia University. His office – for those who are familiar with the place – was in the old Drummond Science building on the Loyola Campus, and he would have his radio tuned consistently on what was known then as “CBC Stereo”, the FM classical music network that has since evolved into CBC
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    Updated Nov-06-2012 at 11:29 by itywltmt

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  2. César Franck (1822 - 1890)

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    I had originally programmed this post for our Organ and Lent series, but decided to push it off to make room for my Marie-Claire Alain post. Let's call this some bonus organ, shall we...

    According to Britannica online, Belgian-French composer César Franck “was the chief figure in a movement to give French music
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    Updated Apr-09-2013 at 13:15 by itywltmt

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    Composers , Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. Recommended Recordings Intro and Entry Links

    Now that I have reached a point of relative familiarity with the "standard repertoire," I have started to look more closely at recordings. Recently, there have been some instances of performances that significantly elevate my opinion of the corresponding works, such as Kondrashin's Dvorak 9 and Hill's Intimations of Immortality (as opposed to the Hickox one that I found bland). It is for this newfound pleasure that I am now fairly interested in performances, especially of the repertoire
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    Updated Sep-12-2020 at 18:15 by Trout

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  4. Ludwig van Beethoven, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini ‎– Missa Solemnis

    Today's post combines our ongoing #Beethoven2020 series and Holy Week with a Once Upon the Internet share sourced from the old Japanese Public Domain Classic site we so often have acknowledged in past Tuesday Blogs.

    A few days ago on my Friday Blog and Podcast, I began a look at Beethoven's sacred choral works with the oratorio Christus am Ölberge and a YouTube share of the Mass in C. Today, we complete the trifecta with the Missa Solemnis in a vintage performance featuring the Robert
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  5. The Greatest Composers of Chamber Music (Part 1 of 3)



    Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. Most broadly, it includes any art music that is performed by a small number of performers with one performer to a part. The word "chamber" signifies that the music can be performed in a small room, often in a private salon with an intimate atmosphere.
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