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  1. Broadway-Lafayette: Ravel, Lasser, Gershwin

    by , Oct-11-2015 at 15:54 (I was cured, all right!)


    Simone Dinnerstein / Kristjan Järvi / MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Broadway-Lafayette: Ravel, Lasser, Gershwin


    As a point of interest, I used the mentioned Broadway-Lafayette stop for years (F line NYC Subway) and this is the best rendition of Rhapsody I have heard.
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    Updated Aug-27-2017 at 20:24 by eljr

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    Classical Music
  2. The Chopin Project

    by , Oct-11-2015 at 15:01 (I was cured, all right!)


    Ólafur Arnalds / Alice Sara Ott
    The Chopin Project
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    Updated Aug-27-2017 at 20:25 by eljr

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    Classical Music , Avant Garde
  3. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5; Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 4

    by , Oct-11-2015 at 14:04 (I was cured, all right!)


    Hilary Hahn / Paavo Järvi
    Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5; Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 4
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    Updated Aug-27-2017 at 20:26 by eljr

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    Classical Music
  4. Glazunov's Writings, Blog 3: Collaborative Diatribe against the Autocracy, 1905

    Being written in collaboration, I can only guess that Glazunov wouldn't have normally spoken this harshly unless he had people to stand with him, i.e. other St. Petersburg Conservatory Professors. With that said, it is still impressive statement.

    Context: In the winter before, Rimsky-Korsakov was dismissed from the Conservatory for supporting student demonstrations (see 1905 demonstrations of Russia). Glazunov, Liadov, and a few others in turn left the school, basically shutting down
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    Updated Oct-07-2015 at 21:28 by Huilunsoittaja

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    Classical Music , Composers , Personal
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  5. The Great Leopold Stokowski


    Both of my Tuesday Blog posts this month are dedicated to the late great conductor and arranger, Leopold Stokowski. In fact, this week’s selection from the Podcast Vault features three relevant aspects of Leopold – his adaptations of great works for Symphony Orchestra, his incisive conducting and his love for the Baroque.

    In recent years, advocates of early instruments and “Historically
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    Updated Oct-06-2015 at 23:08 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music