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  1. ¿Qué tal Carmén?

    Related thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/12624-g...ts-carmen.html

    En français: http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2011/09...al-carmen.html

    One thing I haven't done much is discuss operas on this blog. There's no particular reason, it just happens that's how the cookie crunbles. Today, I thought I would share my faviourite recording of Carmen by Georges Bizet, provide some highlights and propose three works inspired by the opera.

    Carmen
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    Updated Sep-28-2011 at 02:19 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Opera , Recorded Music
  2. Music for 17 days

    I am leaving on this Wednesday for boot camp. I will be spending my first 18 days of confinement.....and pain and torture. And to alleviate the situation, i have brought along a 6 years old 2GB ipod nano! But now i would have to, for the first time, restrict what i have to put in my mp3 player.

    Hence i have created the following playlist (Not much thought have been given, i select instinctively from itunes till my ipod is full.)

    Bach - Goldberg Variation(Aria, Var
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  3. Listening to Elgar, Episode Two

    Written during the same calendar year as “The Language of Flowers”, but after he turned fifteen, Elgar’s “Chantant” is a piano piece composed in the basic form of a Mazurka.

    And, though “Mazurka” may suggest something Chopinesque, to my ears there is something a little more Schumannesque going on here. All I can say is that Schumann, even in his younger years, would probably have shortened this piece considerably. Clocking in at just over five minutes in length in the version
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    Classical Music , Composers
  4. Listening to Elgar, Episode One

    I'm going to try to share my observations on Elgar's music as I make an attempt to listen to as much of it as I can in chronological order, starting with his earliest known composition....

    In the TV adaptation of P G Wodehouse’s story “Jeeves and the Song of Songs”, Bertie Wooster’s friend Tuppy thinks he’s fallen in love with Cora Bellinger, a noted soprano. We are first given a glimpse of the somewhat unprepossessing La Bellinger as she sings to piano accompaniment in
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    Classical Music , Composers
  5. La chronique du disque (August 2011)

    Related thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/1006-latest-purchases.html

    En français: http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2011/08...aout-2011.html

    Facing the truth

    Writing (in my case two) blogs isn’t as easy as it looks… I had the wind in my sails for the summer, with our (successful?) series on String Quartets… The truth is, I kind of liked the idea of establishing a “battle rhythm”, because it helps with those times where inspiration
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    Updated Aug-30-2011 at 11:43 by itywltmt

    Categories
    Classical Music , Recorded Music