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Beethoven – Symphony Nos.5 & 7 Conducted by Fritz Reiner

Published on October 7, 2010 By Music Mook

Ah, Beethoven. My absolute favorite classical composer of all time. And who better to conduct than the extremely cool, red sweater wearing Fritz Reiner. I mean just look at him. Look at that determination on his face, that look of complete immersion in the music. I have to admit, of all the versions out there […]

Book Review – 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die by Tom Moon

Published on September 16, 2010 By Music Mook

I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive about writing a review of a book about reviews. But when a book is this darn entertaining I just have to share it with the rest of you! 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die is an excellent book of, well, music reviews by critic, writer, […]

Ravel’s Bolero – Perhaps the Greatest Piece of Music Ever Written

Published on July 19, 2010 By Music Mook

I can very clearly remember my first encounter with the glorious sounds of Ravel’s Bolero. I was probably in 8th grade, perhaps earlier. Flipping around the TV I landed on PBS who were showing this incredible animation of dinosaurs roaming the earth set to an incredibly moving musical score. The excerpt turned out to be […]