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  1. "S" For.. Scarlatti Sonatas

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    Read also: Ralph Kirkpatrick: A Bibliography and Discography

    Once Upon the Internet turns to the music of Domenico Scarlatti, the great Italian keyboard master whose sonatas paved the way for the massive works by Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the many classical and late-baoique works of Padre Soler, Mozart and Haydn.

    Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911 – 1984), whose performances are featured today, was an American musician, musicologist and
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    Updated May-15-2015 at 20:24 by itywltmt

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  2. Cecile Licad “In Camara” at the Gardner Museum

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    I first heard Filipino pianist Cecile Licad one hot mid-week summer evening at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal over 30 years ago. On that evening, the then 20 year old played the Tchaikovsky first with the MSO under Charles Dutoit and she must have made a strong impression on the conductor, as he selected her to tour with him and his other orchestra at the time (the NHK Symphony).
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    Updated Jul-16-2013 at 13:27 by itywltmt

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  3. Once Upon the Internet: Fauré/Franck: Cello Sonatas

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    Sometimes, I have presented CDs cover-to-cover on Once Upon the Internet, and this month’s installment is one of those occasions, featuring a 1987 CD I downloaded from MP3.COM more than 10 years ago.

    The CD features a then 20-year old Shauna Rolston accompanied by pianist Menahem Pressler in a chamber recording of two of the most popular French sonatas (the sonatas in A by Gabriel Fauré and César Franck), but transcribed for the cello.

    Shauna
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    Updated Apr-16-2013 at 10:20 by itywltmt

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  4. Jonathan Orwig Plays Saint-Saëns

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    My second Once Upon the Internet post in our Lenten organ series presents the complete sets of Preludes and Fugues for organ of French composer and organ virtuoso, Camille Saint-Saëns.

    For all his notoriety as a dominant figure in French music, we seem to forget that Saint-Saëns played the organ at various churches in Paris and in the surrounding area. In 1857, he replaced Louis Lefébure-Wely at the eminent position of organist at the Église de la Madeleine,
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    Updated Mar-19-2013 at 13:02 by itywltmt

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  5. Marie-Claire Alain (1926-2013)

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    Related thread: RIP: Marie-Claire Alain

    I had prepared a post for our Lenten organ series on the organ music of Cesar Franck, and had planned to use that today, However, the recent passing of French organist Marie-Claire Alain has prompted me to change my plan. I will use the Franck post at a later date, and will spend today showcasing the recorded legacy of Madame Alain, who died this past February 26 in a nursing home in a suburb of Paris.

    [IMG]http://orgues.chartres.free.fr/images/MC-ALAIN.jpg
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    Updated Mar-12-2013 at 10:33 by itywltmt

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