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  1. Why Karajan's 1963 Beethoven 9th Is My Definitive 9th Recording: The First Movement

    I'll jump right into what I consider the deal-breaker for Beethoven's Ninth symphony: The first movement, "Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso". For others, it's the Finale and I can certainly understand that. However, for myself, the first movement sets the tone of the entire symphony. Not to mention that it's such an amazing movement that others have called it a veritable symphony in and unto itself. It's extremely difficult to perfectly capture the weight, depth and emotion that
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    Updated Dec-07-2014 at 09:48 by DiesIraeCX

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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors
  2. Guido Cantelli - Tchaikovsky: The Last Three Symphonies

    En français

    I wanted to continue my ongoing look into Tchaikovsky's music on Once Upon the Internet this month, and to do so I will "cheat" a bit and recycle for the most part a post from my Blogspot blog dating May 17 2001.


    The Italian conductor, Guido Cantelli (1920-1956), was both the youngest and shortest-lived of the world-class conductors born between 1908 and 1920,
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    Updated Dec-19-2013 at 00:33 by itywltmt

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  3. In Memoriam: Sir Colin Davis (1927-2013)

    En français


    Read also: http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...davis-obituary

    Sir Colin Davis, the world-renowned conductor who led the London Symphony Orchestra for many years left us this past April after a six-month illness. He was 85.

    According to his obituary (link provided above), Davis’ rich and fulfilling conducting
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    Updated Nov-12-2013 at 11:29 by itywltmt

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  4. Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky

    This month, the posts I have planned for the Tuesday blog and on my weekly podcast is “S” for “September”, where the topics have in common well, you know, the letter “S”. For the Podcast Vault, another October 2012 montage, this one featuring Igor Stravinsky as both composer and conductor.



    In 1962 (or thereabouts), Columbia Masterworks embarked with Stravinsky in an ambitious 80th birthday
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    Updated Sep-07-2013 at 02:15 by itywltmt

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  5. Once Upon the Internet – Louis de Froment and l'Orchestre symphonique de RTL

    En français

    There are a good number of great «French» orchestras within the loose grouping of nations known as la Francophonie – most of them are associated with the French language broadcasters: The CBC Montreal Orchestra (in French, l'Orchestre de Radio-Canada) l’Orchestre National de France is a rebranding of the Symhony Orchestra of l'Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF) are obvious examples.

    Another is what is now known as the Luxembourg Philharmonic
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    Updated Dec-11-2012 at 13:23 by itywltmt

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