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Recorded Music

CDs, records, DVDs, downloads, etc.

  1. ITYWLTMT's Tchaikovsky Festival

    On my regular blog, I have put together a three-week series on the Tchaikovsky's Symphonies 4 to 6, featuring the "definitive" recordings by Evgenii Mravinsky and the Leningrad Philharmonic.

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  2. "I Think You Will Love This Music Too"

    As of April 1 this year, I began blogging on classical music, and my (modest) music collection.

    The link is:

    Let me state up front: I am not a music expert, nor am I a trained musician. What I am, however, is a music collector and (in my own mind) a music enthusiast. I have been collecting music for well over 30 years – I own about 200 vinyl records, about an equal number of CDs and countless number of digital tracks that I have
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    Updated May-29-2011 at 21:09 by itywltmt (Added categories)

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. Yesterday's Music I: Non-Classical

    I didn't have time to post last night, so I'll catch up a bit.

    I continued my self-education in classic rock with the Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed.

    I knew "You Can't Always Get What You Want" from the radio, but I think the rest of the songs were new to me.

    I admit my prejudices: I did not expect this album to be so good. What impressed me the most
  4. Rebel, Four Seasons, Janacek's Sinfonietta, Quartet for the End of Time

    I took a long, long walk through the park and the city today, and listened to four works while I did so. First was Rebel's Les Elemens.

    By listening to Reinhard Goebel, I position myself in opposition to a league of internet snobs, and tomorrow I will listen to Jordi Savall to entrench myself here.

    Anyway, the first part of Les Elemens is must-hear music, whether you indulge
  5. Today's Music

    As a mere "advanced beginner" in the world of classical music, I won't pretend to give any lectures here. No map, just a record of my stumbles through the vast uncharted territories of human culture.

    Too much ado already.

    And anyway, today was a pop day.

    For the first time, I listened to If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, an album bt The Mamas & the Papas. The experts tell us it's a classic.


    Updated Apr-18-2011 at 18:52 by science

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    Classical Music , Non-Classical Music , Personal , Recorded Music