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  1. Ballets français

    This week’s Tuesday post is another in our ongoing series Once Upon the Internet with three works taken from the Italian public domain music site LiberMusica. The common thread shared by the three works featured this week is French ballet music, emanating from two different eras.

    André Ernest Modeste Grétry was a Belgian composer from the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, who worked from 1767 onwards in France and took French nationality. Staged during the French Revolution, his one-act
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  2. The Complete Gershwin (Siegel/Slatkin/St-Louis SO)

    Our Vinyl’s Revenge for October is this VOX BOX collection issued in 1974 featuring all the major concert works for orchestra and piano and orchestra by George Gershwin.

    The title of the 3-LP box set is a bit of an oversell, as these are not “all” the works for orchestra and piano and orchestra attributed to Mr. Gershwin. Absent in this set are his musical comedy overtures, orchestral settings from the Gershwin songbook and a version of Rialto Ripples for piano and orchestra. All of
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  3. Quartets by Dvořák

    This week’s Tuesday Blog is a variation on our PTB Classic series, with a return to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s on-line library of chamber performances and three works for string quartet by Anonin Dvořák.

    A viola player himself, Dvořák felt a natural affinity to writing for strings. His chamber work is heavily inspired by folk culture (Czech, and later American), while also maintaining his Czech roots. Over a period of thirty years, Dvořák composed over forty chamber
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  4. The Talk Classical Games

    Usually there are a number of games running simultaneously in the "polls" sub-forum, mostly run by Bulldog:
    https://www.talkclassical.com/classi...cussion-polls/

    Many people who do not play these games yet have expressed bewilderment about the what, why and how of these games. In this blog post I will try to clarify this.

    What are these games?

    Let's start by stating what they are not: they are not a serious attempt to generate
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  5. A short guideline for new members

    Welcome to Talk Classical!

    A bit of background information that may answer questions you may have now or soon...

    As a new member, certain features are disabled (e.g. profile access, blogs, adding attachments, and certain forum areas until you have submitted at least 10 posts to any of the classical music sections of the forum and up to 12 hours have elapsed since post #10, regardless of the total number of posts one has accumulated. Posts made in the Community Forum
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    Updated Sep-18-2021 at 07:55 by Art Rock

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