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  1. La Chronique du disque (August 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 Sep-12-2012 at 02:32 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music
  2. Arturo Toscanini on YouTube

    En français

    As Glenn Gould put it in a documentary I posted in these pages not so long ago, there were two conductors that dominated the North-American airwaves in the first half of the twentieth century: Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.


    No doubt, Toscanini was a legendary figure in opera and orchestral concerts, both in Europe and in America.
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    Updated May-15-2012 at 10:32 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music
  3. This Day in Music History - 16 January 1910

    Related thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/13383-mahler-new-york.html
    Related Article: http://www.ashevillesymphony.org/con...am%20Notes.pdf

    En français

    Carnegie Hall, New York , 16 January 1910: In a memorable evening, Sergey Rakhmaninov gives the third performance of his Piano Concerto no.3, with the New York Philharmonic under its new music director, Gustav Mahler.

    Rachmaninov appeared as soloist in the
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    Updated Jan-16-2012 at 11:32 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Concerts
  4. Rafael Kubelik and Ma Vlast

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

    Related thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/15299-s...-ma-vlast.html
    Cette réflexion en français

    Back in June, I posted a TDMH post (the first one I wrote) on Glenn Gould and the Goldberg Variations. Today, my topic is another encounter between musician and masterpiece, this time involving a major orchestral work recorded by the same conductor several times.

    About the Work

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  5. This Day in Music History - November 14, 1954

    En français: http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2011/11...mbre-1954.html

    The Golden Age of Television

    To appreciate today’s TDMH post, we must take a few moments to discuss what has come to be known in North America as the Golden Age of Television, that time span between, say, the first broadcast of the Texaco Star Theater (starring Milton Berle) and the Kennedy assassination.

    In 1947, there were about 44,000 TV sets in the US,
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    Updated Nov-20-2011 at 00:40 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors
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