Dutch men-o'-war and other shipping in a calm
By Willem van de Velde the Younger - Unknown, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17501085
December 03, 2016

The British Love of the Sea

From arts to music, the sea has had its effects on the English people.


Levine in the orchestra pit of the Metropolitan Opera House in 2013
By ralph and jenny, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31741443
November 26, 2016

James Levine

Hear a sampling of his work as an orchestral conductor.


César Franck at the console, painting by Jeanne Rongier, 1885
By Painting: Jeanne Rongier (1852-1934)[2]; Photo: Braun & Co - This photo was published in: Indy, Vincent d'; Newmarch, Rosa (translator) (1910) [1907] César Franck: a Translation from the French of Vincent d'Indy, London &
November 19, 2016

French Chamber Music of late 19th Century

The year 1871 was a decisive year for French instrumental music.


statue of Beethoven
"BEETHON" by Hans Weingartz - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 de via Wikimedia Commons
November 12, 2016

Beethoven in the 1950s

Thanks to two of the outstanding Austrian/German conductors, his works were brought to life. 


By Scan by NYPL - http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-e34c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49797715
November 05, 2016

Conductors with many pseudonyms

In the 1960s, the famous magazine Readers Digest went into the record business.


A man conducting an orchestra
October 28, 2016

Great Conductors of Wagner

Three famous maestros and their memorable recordings of Wagner's music. Details within. 


Joseph Stalin 1938
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R80329 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5368597
October 15, 2016

Joseph Stalin, record collector

The dictator of the Soviet Union was a music lover who enjoyed special privileges.


Painting of Mozart
"Wolfgang-amadeus-mozart 1" by Barbara Krafft - Deutsch, Otto Erich (1965) Mozart: A Documentary Biography. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
October 08, 2016

Mozart Complete

His genius on CD, where to begin or where to end?


a stack of records
Wikimedia Commons
October 01, 2016

Vintage Vinyl

Record collection: Hobby, obsession, career.


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