Category Archives: Records

A Sobering Lesson

A successful trip to Half Price Books yielded two new records tonight. Printed in the corner on the back of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is the following:   Important Notice This is a “New Orthophonic” High Fidelity recording, designed for … Continue reading

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Igor Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky first gained international fame at the age of 18 with his premiere of his ballet The Firebird in 1910. The following year he premiered another ballet, Petrushka. With two successful ballets under his belt, the premiere of his … Continue reading

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2001: A Space Odyssey

This will be the first of what I plan on being a pretty regular feature, in which I highlight classical music pieces in film. I’ll call it “Classical Music Pieces in Film”. In our first installment we’ll be discussing a … Continue reading

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