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  1. The Power of Performance: Impressions on Stephen Coombs' Glazunov Project, Part II

    PART 2

    Coombs divides the solo piano music of Glazunov into 4 volumes, each one featuring at least one long work. Thus, the Theme and Variations op. 72, the 2 piano sonatas, and the Prelude and Fugues op. 101 are all on separate discs. Coombs made sure to add works without opus number as well, including a few student works of bizarre maturity. In this way, Coombs gives each work its due, and thus making the volumes have a kind of big-picture progression in and of itself.
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    Updated Feb-27-2016 at 01:52 by Huilunsoittaja

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  2. The Power of Performance: Impressions on Stephen Coombs' Glazunov Project, Part I

    Stephen Coombs is the only person on the planet to have learned the near entirety of Glazunov's piano music, and also to have recorded it. There are a number of complete solo music compilations out there, most notably by Duane Hulbert and Tatiana Franova, but neither of those pianists have also done the 2 Piano Concertos whereas Coombs has, all for the Hyperion label. If there was a pianist who monopolized on a single composer, Coombs would be it for Glazunov. His discography:

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    Updated Dec-27-2015 at 05:23 by Huilunsoittaja

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  3. Mozart, Mozart (... and Barylli & Badura-Skoda)

    Once Upon the Internet this week takes us back to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for another post in our “Double, Double” series, this time with some pieces for a pair of performers – violinist Walter Barylli and pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.

    Badura-Skoda is not in his first visit on our OUTI posts, being part of our very first one (almost three years ago!) and later in more Mozart, as a recitalist in a trio of Mozart piano sonatas. This is, however, Mr. Barylli’s first time here and this
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  4. Beethoven: Classicism, Romanticism, Etc.

    Beethoven: Classicism, Romanticism, Etc.


    I have seen multiple threads on subjects related to this, two of them very recent. This is just a few more of my thoughts on the matter.

    There intermediary stage between Classicism and Romanticism is often-discussed (but also often ill-defined). Is the question even of great importance? Well, maybe it isn’t, but it certainly has been the subject of much debate and discussion from academics, composers, and laymen alike. From
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    Updated Dec-04-2014 at 02:26 by DiesIraeCX

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  5. Dimitry Markevitch on MP3.COM

    Today’s Once Upon the Internet unearths some tracks recorded by the Swiss-Ukrainian cellist, author and musicologist Dimitry Markevitch. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because he’s the younger brother of the renowned conductor, Igor Markevitch.


    Born in Switzerland of Ukrainian parents, Dimirty Markevitch (1923–2002) started cello at age six. He studied with Maurice Eisenberg at
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