"Québec sait chanter" The title of today’s post, Québec sait chanter (loosely translated as Quebec can sing), makes reference to an old television show from my youth, where host Yoland Guérard would welcome great operatic voices, share anecdotes and would feature their voices in studio. Names like Raoul Jobin, Robert Savoie, André Turp, Huguette Tourangeau and the husband and wife duo of Pierrette Alarie and Léopold Simoneau – most of whom featured today – had their turn on television with Mr. Guérard. Read our commentary @ https://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2019/06/quebec-sait-chanter.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast315-Playlist. (ITYWLTMT Montage #315 - 28 Jun 2019)
"George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)" Psalm 110 (also known under the Latin name Dixit Dominus), refers in the general sense to a King ruling over the enemies of the Israelites and is regarded by Jews and Christians as referring to the Messiah. Though they translate this Psalm similarly, Christians and Jews interpret its meaning very differently—Jews as referring to a righteous king favored by God to rule over Israel on earth and smite her enemies in battle, and Christians as referring to Jesus literally sitting at God's right hand in heaven as a divine being of equal stature to God. Read our commentary @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2017/03/george-frideric-handel-1685-1759.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast244-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Podcast #244 - 31 Mar 2017)
"Die Tageszeiten" Prince Esterházy spent some time in Naples as a diplomat and developed an Italian taste in music. His collection of Italian music included Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’. It has been suggested that the Prince mentioned to Haydn that he should compose a similar set of pieces inspired by the different times of the day, and thus this trio of works, first performed in May or June of 1761. Read our commentary @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2016/12/die-tageszeiten.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast236-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Montage #236 - 09 Dec, 2016 )
"Artur Schnabel plays Beethoven sonatas" For the third and final installment in our abbreviated look at Beethoven piano sonatas, let’s turn to a pianist who made the first-ever recording of the entire corpus, and evaluate how well these interpretations have stood the test of time. REad our commentary June 22 @ https://www.talkclassical.com/blogs/itywltmt/3475-artur-schnabel-plays-beethoven.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/05-beethoven-piano-sonata-no.-26-in-e
"Sonatas with orchestra and soloist" More sonatas, this time “concerto style” – works by Paganini, Mozart and Berio. Read our commentary @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2015/06/sonatas-with-orchestra-and-soloist.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast203-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Podcast #203 - 19 June 2015)
I don't know if it's just me, but why is it that composers, writers and other artists seem to have strained relationships with their fathers? Leopold and Wolfgang Mozart, Johan Strauss (father and son), Alexandre Dumas (father and son), Emile and David Nelligan, Richard and Franz Strauss (no relation with the other ones). My father wasn't an outdoors-man, he was more one of those “disaster” DIY kind of guys… But one thing my dad really enjoyed were long walks and, in the summer, baseball. Read my English commentary @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.ca/2011/06/montage-10-fathers-day.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast-010-playlist (ITYWLTMT Podcast # 10 - June 17, 2011)
We mark the Summer Solstice with a podcast montage dedicated to "everything Summer" with a few selections from French Canada to also mark "La Saint-Jean".
Read my English commentary @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.ca/2011/06/mission-accomplished-and-montage-11.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast-011-playlist. (ITYWLTMT Podcast #11 - June 24, 2011)
Igor Stravinsky found recordings a practical and useful tool in preserving his thoughts on the interpretation of his music. As a conductor of his own music, he recorded primarily for Columbia Records, beginning in 1928 with a performance of the original suite from The Firebird and concluding in 1967 with the 1945 suite from the same ballet. Yjos ;osteer guid features recordings he made for Columbia Masterworks in honour of his 80th birthday. Read our bilingual commentary @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.ca/2012/10/montage-75-birthdayanniversaire-igor.html. Details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast075-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Podcast #75 - 12 Oct, 2012)
"Sibelius & Prokofiev Symphonies no. 5" The year 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II and the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, so it is appropriate to consider two symphonies composed during the First and Second World Wars.
Read our commentary @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2014/05/montage-157-sibelius-prokofiev.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast157-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Podcast # 157 - 23 May 2014)