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  1. Some Vivaldi Concertos

    En français

    This week’s installment of Once Upon the Internet doesn’t require much preamble – I have packaged together a number of Vivaldi concertos for your listening pleasure.

    The first four concertos come from Vivaldi’s opus 4 (1712–1713) known as La stravanganza ("The Extravagance"). The set was first published in 1716 and was dedicated to a Venetian nobleman Signor Vettor Delfino. All of the concertos were scored for solo violin, strings, and basso continuo
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    Updated Nov-19-2013 at 13:34 by itywltmt

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  2. In Memoriam: Sir Colin Davis (1927-2013)

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    Read also: http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...davis-obituary

    Sir Colin Davis, the world-renowned conductor who led the London Symphony Orchestra for many years left us this past April after a six-month illness. He was 85.

    According to his obituary (link provided above), Davis’ rich and fulfilling conducting
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    Updated Nov-12-2013 at 11:29 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music
  3. Unraveling Bolero



    November is the month in our blogging activities when we take time to remember artists and composers we have lost – next week, I plan a Playlist featuring Sir Colin Davis. Today’s Podcast Vault selection goes back to last year’s month-long look at the 75th anniversary of the passing of four composers: Gershwin, Widor, Vierne and Ravel. The podcast I chose is my Ravel homage, and will also introduce a very
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    Updated Nov-05-2013 at 11:30 by itywltmt

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  4. La Chronique du Disque (October2013)

    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 October


    Nielsen Symphonies 1-6 - Blomstedt, SF Symphony
    [Torrent]

    Herbert Blomstedt has recorded the complete
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    Updated Oct-29-2013 at 10:34 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  5. Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (2nd of 2)

    En français

    Read also: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/NVD/BWV870-893.htm

    The second of our two-part Once Upon the Internet look at the Well-Tempered Clavier provides the second book from the 1968-71 set recorded by Jörg Demus.


    According to the Bach Cantatas Website (link provided above), Austrian pianist Jörg Demus has maintained a substantive solo career, noted for combining
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    Updated Mar-25-2015 at 12:49 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Musicians , Recorded Music