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  1. César Franck (1822 - 1890)

    En français


    I had originally programmed this post for our Organ and Lent series, but decided to push it off to make room for my Marie-Claire Alain post. Let's call this some bonus organ, shall we...

    According to Britannica online, Belgian-French composer César Franck “was the chief figure in a movement to give French music
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    Updated Apr-09-2013 at 13:15 by itywltmt

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  2. Jonathan Orwig Plays Saint-Saëns

    En français

    My second Once Upon the Internet post in our Lenten organ series presents the complete sets of Preludes and Fugues for organ of French composer and organ virtuoso, Camille Saint-Saëns.

    For all his notoriety as a dominant figure in French music, we seem to forget that Saint-Saëns played the organ at various churches in Paris and in the surrounding area. In 1857, he replaced Louis Lefébure-Wely at the eminent position of organist at the Église de la Madeleine,
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    Updated Mar-19-2013 at 13:02 by itywltmt

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  3. The Podcast Directories

    This wee's Tuesday Blog doesn't have a musical theme and illustration, but rather 75.

    Starting on April 1st 2011, I have produces a new music montage almost every week - as of last Friday, I had 83. In a shameless bit of self-promotion, I wanted to provide TCers with a detailed directory of my first 75 music montages - nearly 100 hours of music, all of which is accessible anytime on the Internet Archive.
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  4. Once Upon the Internet: The Piano Music of Maurice Ravel

    En français


    Earlier this month on my Friday Blog and Podcast, I provided a sample of orchestral and piano music by Maurice Ravel to commemorate the 75th annioversary of his passing. This instalment of Once Upon the Internet considers some of his piano music, as downloaded years ago from the original MP3.COM.

    Although Ravel has often been compared to Claude Debussy, it is fair
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    Updated Nov-20-2012 at 11:33 by itywltmt

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  5. Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

    En français

    During our Lenten organ series, I peeked at three significant French organists: Widor, Dupré and Messiaen. During my look at Widor , I pointed out (accurately) that 2012 is the 75th anniversary of his passing, inexplicably ignoring another significant milestone – the 75th anniversary of the passing of his student Louis Vierne. Today’s post is meant to rectify this sin of omission from my part.

    Vierne and Widor are the subject of my Friday Podcast
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    Updated Nov-13-2012 at 18:36 by itywltmt

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