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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Once Upon the Internet – Louis de Froment and l'Orchestre symphonique de RTL

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    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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  4. La Chronique du disque (August 2012)

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    The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.

    Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:

    • About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard earbud-type
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    Updated Sep-12-2012 at 02:32 by itywltmt

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  5. Arturo Toscanini on YouTube

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    As Glenn Gould put it in a documentary I posted in these pages not so long ago, there were two conductors that dominated the North-American airwaves in the first half of the twentieth century: Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.


    No doubt, Toscanini was a legendary figure in opera and orchestral concerts, both in Europe and in America.
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    Updated May-15-2012 at 10:32 by itywltmt

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