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  1. 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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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Musicians
  2. 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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  3. Clarinetist Jože Kotar

    Today's Once Upon the Inernet showcases Slovenian clarinetist Jože Kotar in works I believe were downloaded from the original MP3.COM, though my notes aren't quite as clear on that as I wold have liked. I fact, the date of the release of some of these tracks indicate either late 2003 or early 2004, which is awfully close to when the site stopped operating.


    According to the artists' official website,
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  4. May 7th, 1824 – The Premiere of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

    [Some Background]

    Beethoven's ninth symphony premiered in 1824, but the seeds of this monumental work had been planted in his head for years. Beethoven had always been inspired by Enlightenment Era artists. As a teenager, he went to hear lectures by Immanuel Kant at the University of Bonn, Beethoven's hometown. He was also a fan of the German poet, Friedrich Schiller. He "kept that volume of poetry with him, always intending to set to music a poem that particularly appealed
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    Updated Jan-17-2015 at 19:18 by DiesIraeCX

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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Musicians , Singers
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  5. Das Musikalische Opfer

    April has five Tuesdays, so we have a “bonus” PTB this month, and it will be our last Tuesday post in our month-long look at “single works” here and on my Friday Podcasts. When I originally planned out the work selection for April, I had lined up a “complete” performance of the Art of the Fugue, but since we touched the work on an earlier Podcast Vault selection and in the Chronique du Disque, I changed things up, without straying too far from Johann Sebastian Bach and the fugue compilations that
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