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  1. I Love a Parade!

    En français

    For years growing up in Montreal, May 1st was the province-wide starting date for leases, making May 1st moving day in the province of Québec. In the 1970’s, this date moved three months to the right and (in what some would argue was an affront to Canadian patriotism) that date moved to July 1st (Canada Day, a week to the day after June 24th, Québec’s Fête Nationale, the date Quebecketrs traditionally celebrate as their national holiday).

    One of my best friends
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    Updated May-01-2012 at 10:51 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. La chronique du disque (April 2012)

    En français

    The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.

    Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:

    • About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard
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    Updated Apr-24-2012 at 10:37 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. My Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycles

    En français

    *** According to my count, this is my 50th Tuesday Blog (excluding la Chronique du Disque and including my 12 days of Blogging over Christmas ***

    Related:
    Which Beethoven Cycle(s) Do You Own?
    http://www.talkclassical.com/16451-b...concertos.html

    To launch my Beethoven Project last August, I posted a PTB discussing the four Beethoven symphony cycles I own in my personal music collection, In today’s PTB, I wanted
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    Updated Apr-17-2012 at 11:38 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Musicians , Recorded Music
  4. Healey Willan (1880-1968)

    En français

    For this fourth and final installment of our Lenten organ series, we will veer off our French organ path and look at the music of another composer/organist, long-time Toronto resident Healey Willan.


    According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Healey Willan maintained that he was born with the ability to read music and, when he was four-and-a-half, both his mother
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  5. La chronique du disque (March 2012)

    En français

    The rules will be kept simple: here’s what I found, here’s where I found it, here’s a couple of sentences about it and (possibly) some opinions.

    Not unlike Olympic Figure Skating, I will provide two sets of marks (letters A to D) on sound quality (SQ) and on overall impression (OI). These grades are entirely subjective, but here are some guidelines:

    • About “sound quality”: my point of reference is my iPod (160 GB iPod Classic) with standard
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    Updated Mar-27-2012 at 10:35 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music