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  1. "Back to Bach" - A different take on the Brandenburgs (1st of 2)

    This month on ITYWLTMT and on PTB, it is "Back to Bach" month, where we feature discussions on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, "two-for" style. Later this month, we will discuss the Well-Tempered Clavier on a pair of Once Upon the Internet posts, and for the next couple of weeks, a chance to dust up my two montages that take a “different look” at the Brandenburg Concertos (from December last year).

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    Updated Oct-01-2013 at 10:27 by itywltmt

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  2. La Chronique du Disque (September 2013)

    En français

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My acquisitions for September


    Mendelssohn / Schubert
    [eMusic]

    This month, I posted a podcast featuring Leopold Stokowski, and it is only fair that
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    Updated Sep-24-2013 at 13:04 by itywltmt

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  3. "S" For.. Scarlatti Sonatas

    En français

    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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  4. Scherzos and Minuets

    En français

    "S" for "September" continues with "S" for "Scherzo", as in the dance-like, musical joke that has come to replace the minuet in three or four-movement works. The transition from the minuet (espooused by Haydn in particular) to the scherzo is a key step in the evolution from the classical period to the early romantic.

    I don't now if we can call this the first instance of a scherzo, but certainly the third movement
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    Updated Sep-10-2013 at 10:26 by itywltmt

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  5. Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky

    This month, the posts I have planned for the Tuesday blog and on my weekly podcast is “S” for “September”, where the topics have in common well, you know, the letter “S”. For the Podcast Vault, another October 2012 montage, this one featuring Igor Stravinsky as both composer and conductor.



    In 1962 (or thereabouts), Columbia Masterworks embarked with Stravinsky in an ambitious 80th birthday
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    Updated Sep-07-2013 at 02:15 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Recorded Music