October, 2011

37 Posts
The Loft of Contention and Scandal
Charles Gounod and Georgina Weldon
In an interview, conducted by a special correspondent to the New York Times in London on 2 June 1874, Georgina Weldon defiantly declared “according to some authorities, an atmosphere of scandal is not only favorable to the development of musical
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Giuseppe Valentini
Oboe Concerto in D major Violin Sonata in A major “La Montanari” Bizzarrie per Camera no.2 in E major op. 2 Giuseppe Valentini (1681-1753) was an Italian violinist, composer of operas, oratorios, cantatas and inventive instrumental music.
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Francis Poulenc: Complete chamber music with winds
Un joueur de flute berce les ruines (World Premiere) Les Solistes de l’Orchestre de Paris From Francis Poulenc: Complete chamber music with winds (2010) Released by Indésens Poulenc: Un joueur de flute berce les ruines For the great fan of
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Dispatch from Canada: Toronto Symphony Orchestra strikes gold with the kids
The 2010-11 season has been a tough one for classical music across the continent. In most cities, a sticking of heads in the sand in regard to how technology has changed our relationship with live performance and an insistence that
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Brooklyn Rider : Debussy String Quartet
Performing in HK on November 21st.
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SchumannSymphonic Etudes, Op. 13 Fantasy in C minor, op. 17 Performed by Yuri Boukoff, piano Recorded in 1953 Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
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Wunderkind to Take La Fenice Helm
Another success story for El Sistema has emerged, with the announcement that 27-year-old conductor and violinist Diego Matheuz is to be the new resident principal conductor of La Fenice, starting next year. He succeeds Eliahu Inbal and has signed a
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Analogue to Digital Conversion
The advent of storing music digitally allowed consumers to carry a significant library of music on a player little larger than a CD. For the classical listener, with an ear to fidelity and musical quality rather than portability, new developments
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