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  1. Clarinetist Jože Kotar

    Today's Once Upon the Inernet showcases Slovenian clarinetist Jože Kotar in works I believe were downloaded from the original MP3.COM, though my notes aren't quite as clear on that as I wold have liked. I fact, the date of the release of some of these tracks indicate either late 2003 or early 2004, which is awfully close to when the site stopped operating.


    According to the artists' official website,
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  2. Das Musikalische Opfer

    April has five Tuesdays, so we have a “bonus” PTB this month, and it will be our last Tuesday post in our month-long look at “single works” here and on my Friday Podcasts. When I originally planned out the work selection for April, I had lined up a “complete” performance of the Art of the Fugue, but since we touched the work on an earlier Podcast Vault selection and in the Chronique du Disque, I changed things up, without straying too far from Johann Sebastian Bach and the fugue compilations that
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  3. Virgil Fox in Recital

    A few weeks ago, we showcased some works performed by British born American-based organist E. Power Biggs. Among Biggs’ rivals was concert organist Virgil Fox, who was known for a more flamboyant "Heavy Organ" style of performance. Fox decried Biggs' insistence on historical accuracy, claiming that it was "relegating the organ to a museum piece".


    According to the Virgil Fox Legacy website, Fox was born
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  4. La Chronique du Disque (March 2014)

    En français

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My acquisitions for March


    Bach: The Art of Fugue
    [eMusic]

    We began the month on PTB with the “incomplete” recording of the Art of the Fugue by
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  5. E. Power Biggs (1906 – 1977)

    As part of our organ programming for the Lenten season, I am planning a pair of YouTube-inspired posts on two of the most notable American-based organists of the latter half of the 20th century, beginning with British-born, adoptive American organist E. Power Biggs.


    If parents today would choose “Power” as the given name of their son, with the surname Biggs, the kid had better be built like a linebacker!
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