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  1. Zubin Mehta Conducts Brahms

    It is hard to believe that Zubin Mehta turned 83 years old this past April. I have vague recall of Mehta as Music Director of my hometown Montreal Symphony (from 1961 to 1967), at a time of great civil and cultural transformation in my home province of Quebec – a relationship that he maintained for almost 20 years after he left, in part due to the fact his brother, Zarin, was the orchestra’s long time managing director.

    Mehta received praise early in his career for dynamic interpretations
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  2. A short break on my Fiddle Trek.

    After seven years with the same teacher, during which my fiddle has been my passion and I have learned so much from a very charismatic and clever musician, I am planning to move on.

    We're hoping that this is the year we make it to York, and once there, there's a wide variety of violin teachers available, ranging from music students charging much less than the going rate and who are presumably a bit temporary, through teachers who specialise in genres such as jazz, folk, and even
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    Updated Jun-02-2019 at 18:24 by Ingélou

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  3. GOLDEN BOY in a Golden Age of Broadway: An Original Cast Recording Review

    Golden Boy. Book by Clifford Odets and William Gibson; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams. With Sammy Davis, Jr. (Joe Wellington); Paula Wayne (Lorna Moon); Billy Daniels (Eddie Satin); Kenneth Tobey (Tom Moody); Johnny Brown (Ronnie); Terrin Miles (Terry); Lola Falana (Lola). Capitol Records, 1964.



    When it comes to Broadway musicals, there are hits, there are flops, and there are hits
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    Updated Yesterday at 23:27 by Bellinilover

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  4. Handel, Mozart, Herbert von Karajan ‎– The Water Music Suite / Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

    This week’s Vinyl’s Revenge share is a rare EMI recording of Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic – rare, simply because most of the discography of Karajan and his Berlin orchestra belongs to the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue. We forget, however, that Karajan’s career post-World War II had a somewhat formative period in London of all places. To discuss, let me borrow some excerpts from a five-year old article from an Australian publication.

    Karajan was born in 1908, which,
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  5. Joseph Haydn, András Schiff ‎– Piano Sonatas

    This week's YouTube share, in our Cover 2 Cover series, is kind of a follow-up to two past Friday montages, Haydn at the keyboard from about two years ago and a recent montage featuring Scarlatti and Mozart keyboard sonatas performed by András Schiff. Schiff is again featured, this time in a few Haydn keyboard sonatas.

    The classical piano sonata doesn't seem to achieve mass appeal until you reach Beethoven's contributions. Mozart's Sonatas are appreciated, but not really taken to
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