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Tag: Beethoven

Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin: Missa Luba (él Records)

El Records’ latest box set compiles most of the original studio recordings of the Congolese boys choir Les Troubadours du Roi Bauduoin, and then uses it as a springboard to examine the use of classical music in postwar cinema. At nearly four hours, it is a veritable feast for the ears.

Twilight Music: Glenn Gould, Beethoven Piano Sonata 17, Opus 31, “Tempest” (1960)

Perfect music for a cool, fall evening….

The Walter Murphy Band: A Fifth of Beethoven (Hot Shot)

Walter Murphy was a young musical prodigy, making a name for himself as a talented preteen musician. His talent would lead him to a very brief gig on The Tonight Show, but he really made his name in 1976, when he hit upon the unique notion of blending the trendy contemporary sound of disco with… Read More ›