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  1. Once Upon the Internet - Rodrigo Alqiuati Plays Brahms

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    Today's post is the last in our summer series on sonatas, and another instalment in our Once Upon the Internet series featuring the musical legacy of the original MP3.COM.

    MP3.Com was indeed a conduit for independent artists, and Brazilian cellist Rodrigo Alquati was no exception - his self-issued 2001 CD of the two cello sonatas of Johannes Brahms
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  2. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Six

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    ISGM Music Library


    For our last sonata recital from the Gardner museum, I thought it would be a nice change to not feature a single artist, but rather offer a few sonatas from different composers and instrument combinbations from the Gardner's excellent music library.

    Charles Ives' "Concord" Sonata
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  3. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Five

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    We have three more installments to our summer series on sonatas in August - this week's and next's are from the Gardner museum in Boston, and our last will be a Once Upon the Internet, featuring another complete album from the days of the original MP3.COM.

    This week, we return to piano sonatas, and our performer is Finnsih pianist Paavali Jumppanen, often featured
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  4. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Four

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    Violinist and conductor Guillermo Figueroa is our featured artist today in this installment of the Summer of the Sonata, which doubles as our monthly Once Upon the Internet feature.

    Guillermo Figueroa is the nephew of Narciso Figueroa, considered to be the "Father of the Modern Danzas" and an important musical figure in
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  5. The Summer of the Sonata - Part Three

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    Glenn Herbert Gould (1932-1982)


    Part three of the Summer of the Sonata is another installment in our year-long look at Glenn Gould, with sonata works from the baroque, classical and Second Viennese School.

    Not unlike the Goldberg Variations, there are some works that are indelibly
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