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  1. Ormandy Conducts Sibelius

    This week's Vinyl's Revenge post is the first of two Tuesday musings featuring the symphonies o Jean Sibelius.

    It is fair to say that Eugene Ormandy had the good fortune of performing the music of some great Late Romantic compsers he had the pleasure of meeting himself: Bela Bartok, Sergey Rachmaninov, and Jean Sibelius figure especially in his repertoire.

    Eugene Ormandy talks about Sibelius:

    Meeting Sibelius for the first time, I had the impression of
  2. Chopin / Arthur Rubinstein, Skrowaczewski, Wallenstein – Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

    This week’s Cover2Cover is part of a week-long series on our podcasting channel I have dubbed “The One-Two Punch”, focused on pairs of concerti that follow that numerical sequence. Our share is focused on the coupling of Chopin’s two piano concerti featuring the late great Arthur Rubinstein.

    Here is a post tken nearly verbaim from Classics Today by Jed Distler:

    [Rubinstein’s 1961 Chopin E minor concerto recording is easily] the finest of Rubinstein’s three recorded
  3. PTB Classic - Xavier Cugat

    My last Tuesday Blog for 2021 follows the classic format we brought back this year.

    My mom would have been 90 this year, and in some small way, this post is a wink in her direction. As an awkward teenager, my mom tried to teach me (and my brother before me) what she thought to be a basic life skill – ballroom dancing. She tried her best to get us to learn the basic steps to Latin dances, particularly the cha-cha and rumba. Her go-to vinyl record was an old Mercury disk featuring
  4. Bizet, Seiji Ozawa, Orchestre National – Carmen / L'Arlésienne Suites

    This week’s Vinyl’s Revenge is one of many available couplings of Georges Bizet’s most popular suites from his stage works, notably his two suites from the incidental music he wrote for Alphonse Daudet's play L'Arlésienne and musical selections from his final opera, Carmen.

    The incidental music Bizet composed for L'Arlésienne consists of 27 numbers (some only a few bars) for voice, chorus, and small orchestra, ranging from short solos to longer entr'actes. Bizet himself played the
  5. Remembering Bob Kerr

    Blogger’s Note: As we review our many musical shares from our musical forum activities under our ongoing “222 Day Binge Challenge”, today's quarterly podcast revisits a Tuesday post originally issued on November 6, 2012. The programme reuses some of the same works and the below commentary is taken almost verbatim from the original post.

    In the early 1980's, “CBC Stereo” was the FM classical music network

    Updated Nov-30-2021 at 12:51 by itywltmt

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