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  1. Organ and Orchestra



    There’s something iconic about seeing a full symphony orchestra on stage, with an organ in the background, like this picture of the Boston Symphony in front of the venerable organ at Symphony Hall.



    I own an old vinyl recording of the BSO, daring the caretaker years of William Steinberg, performing
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    Updated Apr-03-2013 at 10:24 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  2. La chronique du disque (February 2013)

    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
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    Updated Feb-26-2013 at 11:28 by itywltmt

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  3. Henrik Behrens Plays Mendelssohn and Bach Organ Works

    En français

    For our first post of our yearly Lenten Organ Festival, I am proposing some of Mendelssohn and Bach's organ music played on a "Churn Organ" by organist Henrik Behrens from Wuppertal, Germany.


    I don't know much about the artist - in fact, I have tried in vain to contact him to find out more aboout him and the instrument he is recorded
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    Updated Feb-19-2013 at 11:32 by itywltmt

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  4. Mardi Gras

    En français

    Tomorrow will be Ash Wednesday – the official start to the Lenten season – and as we did last year, we will try and program more organ music during that time, starting next week with Once Upon the Internet.

    But, as is the custom around the Christian world at this time, we get one last “kick at the can” before giving up some of the things we like best…

    They call it Mardi Gras, or as the folks in New Orleans call it, Fat Tuesday.
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    Updated Feb-12-2013 at 14:44 by itywltmt

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  5. Two-Part Titles



    Every so often, I program music based on numerical themes, and this month it’s all around the number two. I did something not too dissimilar last year, and I thought I would pick one of those from the old Podcast Vault.

    There are many works in the repertoire that have two-part titles. Things like “Introduction and Allegro”, or “Prelude and Fugue” or, like in this case, “Schnell und beweglich
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    Updated Feb-05-2013 at 11:32 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music