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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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    Classical Music , Musicians , Recorded Music
  2. La chronique du disque (May 2012)

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    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 May-29-2012 at 10:37 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. Beethoven Concertos on YouTube

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    All this month, we have woven major Beethoven works on PTB, as we complete our Beethoven project on Youtube consisting of all his symphonies and concertos, along with some other orchestral works (most notably overtures and masses). As an ice-breaker, I thought I would start with an overture I featured on a recent Friday montage, performed here by Otto Klemperer and the Philharmonia Orchestra:



    Earlier this year,
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    Updated May-23-2012 at 00:19 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  4. Arturo Toscanini on YouTube

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    As Glenn Gould put it in a documentary I posted in these pages not so long ago, there were two conductors that dominated the North-American airwaves in the first half of the twentieth century: Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.


    No doubt, Toscanini was a legendary figure in opera and orchestral concerts, both in Europe and in America.
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    Updated May-15-2012 at 10:32 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Conductors , Recorded Music
  5. Symphonies in C

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    Related threads
    http://www.talkclassical.com/15725-b...onies-key.html
    http://www.talkclassical.com/9274-be...s-f-major.html

    For today's poat, I thoght I would explore a topic that was inspired by some TC threads over the last year. TC's aptly named Fsharpmajor noticed that one of the keys that is least used in symphonies is, well, F Sharp Major. In conrtrast, C Major is probably the most common key..

    So, because
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    Updated May-08-2012 at 12:33 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Recorded Music