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  1. Once Upon the Internet - Schubert for two pianists, four hands

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    The (classical) music legacy of MP3.COM


    Mp3.com, co-founded in November 1997 by Michael Robertson and Greg Flores is a historically significant URL for indie artists, who in the site's heyday provided most of its content. From its beginning to when Vivendi took over and eventually evicted the indies, it was a once ever mecca for unsigned bands and solo acts. Now
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    Updated Jun-05-2012 at 10:39 by itywltmt

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  2. My Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycles

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    *** According to my count, this is my 50th Tuesday Blog (excluding la Chronique du Disque and including my 12 days of Blogging over Christmas ***

    Related:
    Which Beethoven Cycle(s) Do You Own?
    http://www.talkclassical.com/16451-b...concertos.html

    To launch my Beethoven Project last August, I posted a PTB discussing the four Beethoven symphony cycles I own in my personal music collection, In today’s PTB, I wanted
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    Updated Apr-17-2012 at 11:38 by itywltmt

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  3. Healey Willan (1880-1968)

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    For this fourth and final installment of our Lenten organ series, we will veer off our French organ path and look at the music of another composer/organist, long-time Toronto resident Healey Willan.


    According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, Healey Willan maintained that he was born with the ability to read music and, when he was four-and-a-half, both his mother
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  4. Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

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    For this our third post of the Lenten organ series, we turn to an organist that had a supporting role in both of of our past two posts – Marcel Dupré.

    Dupré is probably one of the most dominant French organists of the first half of the 20th century to have extensively recorded as an artist. In a lot of ways, that
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    Updated Mar-20-2012 at 10:41 by itywltmt

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  5. Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

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    This second Lenten organ post is also the second of a two-part series dedicated to the spiritual music of Olivier Messiaen, this one solely focused on the organ, with some selections featuring Messiaen himself.

    After showing improvisation skills on the piano Messiaen studied organ with Marcel Dupré and inherited the tradition of great French organists (Dupré had studied with Charles-Marie Widor and Louis Vierne, Vierne in turn was a pupil of César Franck
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    Updated Mar-06-2012 at 11:34 by itywltmt

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