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  1. Charles-Marie Widor (1844 - 1937)

    En français

    Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent (the forty days of spiritual reflection and atonement that precede Easter). During the lenten season, I have programmed four PTB posts dedicated to the king of instruments, the organ.

    The series will be interspersed with la Chronique du disque (next week and on March 27) and a special post for Daylight Saving Time (March 13). I haven't done much in these pages with the organ, so I hope you won't mind this tiny
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    Updated Feb-22-2012 at 14:42 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Musicians , Recorded Music
  2. The Piano Society, featuring Neal O'Doan


    En français

    This week's installment of the January Pianothon will try and do two things: point out a collection of substantial, openly available piano music and highlight one of its many contributors.

    The Piano Society (http://pianosociety.com/) “is proud to present its large collection of more than 5,000 high-quality classical keyboard recordings, produced
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    Updated Jan-24-2012 at 11:40 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Musicians , Recorded Music
  3. André Mathieu, pianist and composer

    Related Thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/16426-a...hlight=mathieu

    En français


    As part of my Friday blog and montage this week, I will be featuring music by Montreal composer and pianist André Mathieu (1929-1968). I thought I would spend some time today discussing Mathieu, and illustrating some of his music through available materials.

    A Tragic Life
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    Updated Jan-10-2012 at 13:34 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Musicians
  4. 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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    Classical Music , Musicians
  5. Vladimir Horowitz on YouTube

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

    En français


    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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    Classical Music , Musicians
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