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  1. itywltmt's Avatar
    We are repurposing the music from this post as a new montage in our ongoing A la Carte series on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast October 19, 2021. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.

    The original post, featuring cello music by Beethoven and Bach, is being “mashed up” into a pair of new playlists, the first of which features Bach’s suites for solo cello.

    This new musical share, in tandem with another playlist from the Once Upon the Internet series completes the set of six suites.

    The second suite was taken from the complete set recorded by Mr. Markevitch, found on YouTube at the following URLs:

    Volume 1 (Suites 1, 3, 5) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...DI1a6kqo25eiFs

    Volume 2 (Suites 2, 4 6) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...CkEyvngReC9Pdw

    Happy (further) listening!

    Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

    Cello Suite no 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
    Cello Suite no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
    Cello Suite no 6 in D major, BWV 1012

    Dimitry Markevitch, cello

    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/01-alc-0...o-suites-2-5-6
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    We are featuring the music from this post as part of our ongoing “222 day Binge Challenge” on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast October 11, 2021. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.

    Many of the early posts in the Vinyl’s Revenge series did not have an archive page, as we relied entirely on the YouTube playlist discussed in the original post. The archive page for this share uses converted YouTube material:

    https://archive.org/details/01MozartPianoConcertoNo18K4

    The entire TIME-LIFE collection of 10 concertos can be still found on our YouTube channel at the below address:

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...u2RzkYabMIovFH
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    We are featuring the music from this post as part of our ongoing “222 day Binge Challenge” on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast October 9 and 10, 2021. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.

    Many of the early posts in the Vinyl’s Revenge series did not have an archive page, as we relied entirely on the YouTube playlist discussed in the original post. The archive page for this share uses our original digital transfer files:

    https://archive.org/details/03-quatu...ineur-op.-20-n

    The YouTube clips I provided in the original post have since been removed. However, the Aeolian String Quartet’s complete recordings of the Haydn quartets are provided to YouTube by the Universal Music Group in the below playlist:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...siAlpx1tyEmP_0

    A word about the transfer quality: I used my old Crosley “One touch” recording system. It is convenient but sometimes introduces digital glitches. In spite of some wear and surface noise, the transfer is generally good.
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    We are featuring the music from this post as part of our ongoing “222 day Binge Challenge” on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast September 29, 2021. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.

    Over the next few months, I will be creating archive pages for our posts featuring music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum. So far, none of the links found on these old posts have disappeared; the ISGM music library portal itself has changed however, with more fine-grained filters.


    ISGM Music Portal page – https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/music

    Archive page for this ISGM share - https://archive.org/details/02Souven...enceForStringS

    Happy (further) listening!
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  5. Roger Knox's Avatar
    I have played a lot of games, and find it a challenge to balance my personal favorites with ones that are potential winners. Sometimes you sense the participants shying away from a too obvious choice, but coalescing around a less well-known work. You may question "Why am I voting for X?" and realize that the reason is trivial at best, e.g. "I feel sorry for this work & composer having 0 points so I'm going to vote for it." Or a few participants can be so massively for one choice that there is hardly a game at all! Really, you learn something about both people (including oneself) and music.
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    We are repurposing the music from this post as a new montage in our ongoing Friday series on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast September 24, 2021. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.


    The montage (ITYWLTMT #367) adds tracks from another Gundula Janowitz Schubert studio recording to the Milanese recital we featured in these pages nearly four years ago:

    Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
    All songs feature Gundula Janowitz, soprano

    Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister (Lied der Mignon), D. 877 Nos 2-4
    Text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Irwin Gage, piano
    Recording: Berlin, Studio Lankwitz (1977-78)

    15 Lieder (Recital Milan, Italy, 1989)
    [Cover2Cover # 5]
    Charles Spencer, piano

    Full Commentary - http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2021/09...-schubert.html
    Playlist Details – https://archive.org/details/pcast367-Playlist
    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/367-gund...-sings-schuber

    Happy (further) listening!
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    We are featuring the music from this post as part of our ongoing “222 day Binge Challenge” on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast September 23, 2021. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.

    Over the next few months, I will be creating archive pages for our posts featuring music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum. So far, none of the links found on these old posts have disappeared; the ISGM music library portal itself has changed however, with more fine-grained filters.

    ISGM Music Portal page – https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/music

    Archive page for this ISGM share - https://archive.org/details/001-stri....-1-in-c-minor

    Happy (further) listening!
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    We are featuring the music from this post as part of our ongoing “222 day Binge Challenge” on the For Your Listening Pleasure podcast September 21, 2021. The following notes are an update with useful links we have created or discovered since the original post.


    We can’t help but feel nostalgic about that magical evening in 1963, two months before the Kennedy assassination and in the midst of Montréal’s “golden age”. The hall that was inaugurated that evening stopped being the MSO’s home base September 7, 2011 but that hall’s inaugural gala concert didn’t have the same cachet in my humble opinion.

    The original post’s archival links from Radio-Canada are no longer active, but we did manage to find the below broadcast footage of the entire concert on YouTube. The sound quality is not the greatest (I get the impression this was filmed off an old Philco TV set) but we never the less get transported to the night that was, with the pomp and circumstance launched with great zeal by Maestro Pelletier leading the orchestra in the two anthems representing Canada’s two solitudes (remember that O Canada was not officially our National Anthem until 1980!)

    How quickly we forget how young Zubin Mehta was at the time (27 years old!!). The MSO’s newest Music Director, Rafael Payare, is an old man at age… 42! The quality of the orchestra has also greatly improved – some of the mishaps in the Mahler are quickly overlooked given the solemnity of the night but would garner unanimously bad reviews were they present at a regular subscription concert.

    More Montréal nostalgia: the official program for the evening…

    Links of interest:

    The official program – https://archive.org/details/programm...1963-compresse
    Archived copy of the concert (video) – https://archive.org/details/ravel-ma...montracal-1963
    Archived (edited) audio track - https://archive.org/details/pda-1963



    Happy (further) listening!
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