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  1. Sir Clifford Curzon on YouTube

    This is the twelth of Pierre's Twelve Days of Blogging


    Finally, we come to the end of this blogging marathon - 12 blogs in 12 days. What was I thinking of when I decided to do this?

    Our final blog of thsi 12-day series is our last of three "on YouTube" tributes to great pianists of the past. My choice: Sir Clifford Curzon (1907-1982).

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  2. Vladimir Horowitz on YouTube

    This is the eleventh of Pierre's Twelve Days of Blogging

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    Our next pianist featured in this "On YouTube" series is Russian-born piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989).

    We have come to know and love Horowitz through the myriad of recordings he produced for over 60 years; beginning in 1926 on a piano roll system for Welte-Mignon, then with audio
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    Updated Jan-03-2012 at 11:31 by itywltmt

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  3. Rachmaninov (the pianist) on YouTube

    This is the tenth of Pierre's Twelve Days of Blogging


    The next three instalments of the blog will feature YouTube playlists of famous pianists - in keeping with the ITYWLTMT Pianothon theme for January. The first such playlist is dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninov - not as a composer, but as a conecert pianist. This is nothing new - Liszt made a fine career as a concertist as
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  4. New Year's Day Concert in Vienna

    This is the ninth of Pierre's Twelve Days of Blogging.

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    From the Vienna Philharmonic's website:

    It has long been a Philharmonic tradition at the New Year to present a program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the Johann Strauss family and its contemporaries. These concerts not only delight the
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    Updated Jan-01-2012 at 20:29 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Concerts
  5. Die Fledermaus

    This is the eighth of Pierre's Twelve Days of Blogging.

    What if you had to go to jail on New Year's Eve - what would you do?

    Party, of course!

    That's essentially the plot for the Johann Strauss operetta DIe Fledermaus (The bat). There's of course love, flirtations, drinking and the great music of Strauss! What else could you ask for?

    Austrians have a long tradition of welcoming the New Year with a performance of Die Fledermaus. Musical
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    Updated Dec-31-2011 at 14:30 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Opera