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  1. One Degree of Separation


    Let me take a few moments to introduce a new monthy feature on the Tuesday Blog that I will call Pierre's Podcast Vault.

    Once a month, I will reach into my archive of past Friday podcasts, and will dust off a past montage. I plan to provide a fresh take on the musings and commentary that I originally provided when the podcast was first published.

    Additionally, for the remainder of
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    Updated Feb-03-2013 at 14:27 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. The Curtain Rises

    En français


    To start the New Year, I put together a playlist of concert overtures – that is, overtures meant for concerts and not overtures from stage works. There are, of course, plenty to choose from, and the ones I chose span a large arrays of composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
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    Updated Jan-01-2013 at 15:18 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. La chronique du disque (December 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 earbud-type
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    Updated Dec-25-2012 at 14:35 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  4. Pierre's Gumdrops for 2012

    This year again, I wanted to share some of my finds and acquisitions for 2012 that haven't made it to either a Tuesday Blog post or a Chronique du DIsque post.


    To begin, how about a good cup of coffee. Tim Horton was (I would argue) a better-than-average defenceman in his day, and he tried his hand on a number of business ventures outside of hockey. As legend has it, the few
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  5. Once Upon the Internet – Louis de Froment and l'Orchestre symphonique de RTL

    En français

    There are a good number of great «French» orchestras within the loose grouping of nations known as la Francophonie – most of them are associated with the French language broadcasters: The CBC Montreal Orchestra (in French, l'Orchestre de Radio-Canada) l’Orchestre National de France is a rebranding of the Symhony Orchestra of l'Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF) are obvious examples.

    Another is what is now known as the Luxembourg Philharmonic
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    Updated Dec-11-2012 at 13:23 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music