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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Musical Interlude

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I. Andante Sostenuto - Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto vivo e scherzando 17:11
III. Andante funebre e doloroso, ma con moto 20:55
IV. Finale: Allegro non troppo e risoluto 32:37

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  1. A shame no one has said a single word about this! I've been listening to Beethoven by various interpreters most of the day and have not had time for this Tchaikovsky, but I will certainly MAKE time to hear it later. I' not familiar with this particular work, but I love Tchaikovsky (WHY don't we spell it Chy-KOFF-ski?) When people put a COW in it, I go raving mad. It's like Paderewski. It's pronounced Padda-REFF-ski, so why not SPELL it that way? She thing with Bay-JING ;-)

    1. FT,
      I didn't expect the music to get much attention. It's election season, and the ravening wolves are foaming at the mouth.

      The spellings, of course, reflect the phonetic system of the names which have been transcribed to English -- not the English phonetic system.

      Chykoffski wouldn't look at all Russian. ;^)

  2. This is a welcome respite indeed and I thank you! Now back to my listening,,,,,

    1. Hello, Christopher! It's been a while.

      Glad to see you here.

      We political bloggers so need a respite, don't we?

  3. I am always amazed how much classical music I have never heard before. Thanks.

    1. Bunkerville,
      There is a treasure of classical music at YouTube!

    2. I have many happy memories of hearing the Philadelphia Orchestra while attending college in the '70's. For $2 bucks every Friday we would get tickets by standing in line about an hour ahead of the concert and climbing 5 stories and sitting literally in the ceiling! For some reason I doubt the youngins are getting exposed to this music very much, if at all.


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