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    Cool OTF - Short Stories Edition

    Greetings from your “On Again, Off Again” OperaLively contributor.

    Proud to say I’m “On Again”.

    It’s been nearly a year since I last contributed to these pages. Work, life and other competing projects have kept me from finding the quality time I need to put together posts for this forum. Some of you may have been following my posts on my personal Classical Music blog page, and may even have been enjoying daily podcasts on my podcasting channel, For Your Listening Pleasure. If you have, you probably saw that I regularly re-purpose some of the opera and lyrical material I discussed here over the past eight-plus years.

    This got me thinking about the best way I could marry the daily podcasts and my contributions on this forum. It is that thought process that got me to the thread I am starting here today.

    When I post opera or lyrical material on my podcasting channel, I plan to post a “short story” with relevant information and the link to the podcast on this thread. These are not my “classic” OTF shares (which, I promise, I will still do from time to time) but could be “throwbacks” to old discussions or new performances I have found of works I shared musings about.

    From a logistics/programming perspective, July and August complete what I have dubbed “Project 366”, a long-term project I undertook four years ago that acts as the overall thrust behind the first year of my daily podcast. Since I have limited server space with my host provider, podcasts are typically on the “active roster” for two weeks and cycle out to my Podcast Vault (link here) for download anytime. The program calendar (link here) gives you a taste of what I have in store.

    Off then to our first Short Story…

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    Lightbulb The Daily Podcast Backlog

    I thought I’d launch by sifting through the titles currently posted on the podcasting channel – exceptionally, I will keep the below titles on the roster until July 15, after which I will be rotating these out to make room for new titles.

    "Happy Birthday Igor Stravinsky" 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. This listener guide features recordings he made for Columbia Masterworks in honour of his 80th birthday. Of particular note a performance of his Symphony of Psalms with the CBC Festival Choir and Symphony Orchestra.

    Active Podcast - https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/i...07_00_00-07_00
    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/BirthdayIgorStravinsky

    "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.

    Original OTF Discussion - https://operalively.com/forums/showt...c-sait-chanter
    Active Podcast - https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/i...07_00_01-07_00
    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/pcast315

    "Charpentier: Louise" Paul Dukas once wrote of Louise: "The first and last acts are those of a master; the other two are those of an artist; the whole is the work of a man." Louise is an opera that may be known today as a work with only one hit "Depuis le jour" to its credit, but at one time it was a staple at the great opera houses of the world and was reputed to be a favorite of the Metropolitan Opera's Sir Rudolf Bing who could never remember its name and referred to it as "the one with the girls and the sewing machines."


    Original OTF Discussion - https://operalively.com/forums/showt...e-Loves-Julien
    Active Podcast - https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/i...07_00_00-07_00 (Acts 1 & 2), https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/i...07_00_00-07_00 (Acts 3 & 4)
    Archive Page - https://archive.org/details/G.Charpe...cquierBerbiNpo

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