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  1. Sergio Fiorentino (1927 –1998)

    Today on “F” for February, Once Upon the Internet turns to Italian pianist Sergio Fiorentino whose sporadic performing career spanned five decades.


    Hailed by critics for his unusual technical and musical endowments, Sergio Fiorentino showed his exceptional talent at an early age; he was granted a scholarship by the Italian Government at age 11 to study at the Conservatorio "San Pietro a Majella"
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  2. The Fleet Fingers of Ruggerio Ricci

    This month, I have programmed two Once Upon the Internet posts. This week’s completes last week's audition of the complete Caprices for Solo Violin by Paganini, in the legendary first recording by American violinist Ruggerio Ricci.


    Born in San Francisco in 1918, Ricci began learning the violin at age six and was taught by Yehudi Menuhin's teacher, Louis Persinger. A recognized child prodigy, and winner
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  3. Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (2nd of 2)

    En français

    Read also: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/NVD/BWV870-893.htm

    The second of our two-part Once Upon the Internet look at the Well-Tempered Clavier provides the second book from the 1968-71 set recorded by Jörg Demus.


    According to the Bach Cantatas Website (link provided above), Austrian pianist Jörg Demus has maintained a substantive solo career, noted for combining
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    Updated Mar-25-2015 at 12:49 by itywltmt

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  4. Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (1st of 2)

    En français

    When we began our monthly series Once Upon the Internet last year, our intent was to use it to share some of the finds we made over the years on now defunct sites, so that other music lovers could enjoy them, or add them to their digital collection.

    For the next two weeks, I’m very pleased to bring you what I personally consider to be my “best ever find” through data mining, dating back almost 12 years now, from the original MP3.COM. Today’s discussion
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    Updated Oct-15-2013 at 10:22 by itywltmt

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  5. "S" For.. Scarlatti Sonatas

    En français

    Read also: Ralph Kirkpatrick: A Bibliography and Discography

    Once Upon the Internet turns to the music of Domenico Scarlatti, the great Italian keyboard master whose sonatas paved the way for the massive works by Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the many classical and late-baoique works of Padre Soler, Mozart and Haydn.

    Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911 – 1984), whose performances are featured today, was an American musician, musicologist and
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    Updated May-15-2015 at 20:24 by itywltmt

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