Category: Musical

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Seven

The year 1992 – Part One Another Banner Year for Recording The year 1992 was a very active year when it came to recording. We made four recordings for EMI that year. I say four because although one of them was initially released on the Virgin label, it was EMI that provided the recording personnel …

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My Musical Career | Part Forty – One

At the Chandler Pavilion

The Year 1991 I left off with the preparations for our US tour in the fall of 1991. This would be the second of three tours to the United States that I would make with the Oslo Philharmonic, the first being undertaken in the fall of 1987 (and which I have already reported on.) This …

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The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Six

Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 6 & 9

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Six The year 1991 Shostakovich and Wagner Like the year 1990, the year 1991 saw the Oslo Philharmonic produce two recordings for EMI. The first was in the early part of the year –if memory serves me correctly, we did this recording in late January 1991. These sessions were devoted to …

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Cloyd Duff | Reflections on a Remarkable Musician

Cloyd Duff

  Cloyd Duff | Reflections on a Remarkable Musician   I have been lucky in my musical career to have come into contact with several outstanding musicians who have in one way or another influenced my musical style and preferences. The first and biggest influence was the late Fred D. Hinger, who was the subject …

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The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997 | Part Five

Bartok

  The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Five The year 1990 Bartok and Sibelius   In my last blog post, My Musical Career | Part Thirty-Nine, I wrote a little about our recordings for the year 1990, but confined myself to a broader overview of the happenings of that particular season. In this blog post, I can …

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The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997 | Part Four

Respighi, Ravel and Dukas 1989

The EMI Recordings- 1987-1997|Part Four The year 1989 By the beginning of the year 1989, the Oslo Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons had finished six recordings for EMI. This averaged out to three recordings per season. The year 1989 was to be a little different. It would turn out that we would make two recordings for …

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The EMI Recordings 1987-1997| Part Three

Dvorak's New World Symphon

  The EMI Recordings 1987-1997| Part Three     Pokofiev –Mussorgsky –Dvorak   The previous two blog posts in this particular series were devotes to the first three recordings that we made for EMI – namely our Tchaikovsky 1812/Romeo/Francesca recording, which was the first in the series, followed in quick succession by the Shostakovich Fifth …

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A Blast from the Past | Part Two

Oslo Philharmonic Onstage

A Blast from the Past| Part Two Stravinsky and Strauss Since my last post, I have been going through the video archive of the NRK that feature the Oslo Philharmonic of my era (1983 -1998) and was able to come up with several that were of more than passing interest to me. The archive included …

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A Blast from The Past | Viewing Concert Videos from the Past

Oslo Konserthus

A Blast from the Past| Viewing Concert Videos from the Past The Back Story During my fifteen or so years with the Oslo Philharmonic, part of each season was devoted to making radio and TV recordings for the Norsk Riks Kringkasting (Norwegian Radio and Television Broadcasting – NRK for short) as part of the government …

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My Musical Career | Part Thirty-Four

The Maestro and His Pupils

The Year 1987 – I begin to use calf heads As I mentioned in the last three blog posts, the year 1987 was a pivotal year for both the Oslo Philharmonic and for me. 1987 saw the emergence of the orchestra onto the international music scene through its tours to Italy and Spain in the …

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