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  1. The Complete Gershwin (Siegel/Slatkin/St-Louis SO)

    Our Vinyl’s Revenge for October is this VOX BOX collection issued in 1974 featuring all the major concert works for orchestra and piano and orchestra by George Gershwin.

    The title of the 3-LP box set is a bit of an oversell, as these are not “all” the works for orchestra and piano and orchestra attributed to Mr. Gershwin. Absent in this set are his musical comedy overtures, orchestral settings from the Gershwin songbook and a version of Rialto Ripples for piano and orchestra. All of
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  2. Quartets by Dvořák

    This week’s Tuesday Blog is a variation on our PTB Classic series, with a return to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s on-line library of chamber performances and three works for string quartet by Anonin Dvořák.

    A viola player himself, Dvořák felt a natural affinity to writing for strings. His chamber work is heavily inspired by folk culture (Czech, and later American), while also maintaining his Czech roots. Over a period of thirty years, Dvořák composed over forty chamber
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  3. Paganini: Violin Concertos (Complete)

    Blogger’s Note: As we mark the ten-year milestone of the Tuesday Blog and entertain our 222 day binge challenge on For Your Listening Pleasure, we are planning “collections” as part of our monthly shares over the coming months.

    This week’s Cover2Cover starts the ball rolling with a Brilliant Classics three-disk release of the complete violin concertos of Nicolò Paganini performed by Alexandre Dubach and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic. Here are a few thoughts collected from the Brilliant
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  4. Glenn Gould Plays the Goldberg Variations

    Today’s “Fifth Tuesday” montage marks a number if milestones:
    • it is our 365th montage in our ongoing series,
    • it marks the end of a year-long survey of all of our montages in this series and
    • serves as a launch point for a new programming arc dedicated to revisiting our many contributions to TalkClassical through our Tuesday Blog, which marked its tenth anniversary a few months ago.


    For the next few months, our montages will take a fresh look at some themes we explored
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    Updated Aug-31-2021 at 13:03 by itywltmt

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  5. Artur Schnabel plays Beethoven sonatas

    For the third and final installment in our abbreviated look at Beethoven piano sonatas, let’s turn to a pianist who made the first-ever recording of the entire corpus, and evaluate how well these interpretations have stood the test of time.

    Artur Schnabel (1882 –1951) was an Austrian-born classical pianist, composer and pedagogue. Among the 20th century's most respected and important pianists, Schnabel has few equals, especially in the Austro-German classics, particularly the
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