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4:5 is a English-speaking blog specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, 4:5 is a qualified source of soClassiQ, like CutCommon or Sharps & Flatirons and many others. The oldest article indexed by soClassiQ is dated 2017-12-30. Since then, a total of 311 articles have been written and published by 4:5.

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With 40 articles published in the last 90 days, 4:5 is currently a quite active news source. "Quite active" does not mean that 4:5 is less interesting than another more prolific source or more interesting than a less dynamic source. Each blog follows a specific editorial line, publishing according to its own rhythm.

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The last article in 4:5, "The Isolation Mixtapes : R", is dated 2020-08-03. By 2019, this source had published 124 articles (74 since the beginning of 2020). Over the past 12 months, 4:5 has published an average of 11 articles per month.

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2020-08-03 07:52:14

Number 18 in my weekly serious of Isolation Mixtapes explores some of the best music from the last decade by artists, composers and groups beginning with the letter R. As always, there are two tracks from each of the years 2010 to 2019, featured in chronological order. Here’s the tracklisting in full, together with approximate timings and links to obtain the music. As usual, the mixtape can be downloaded or streamed via MixCloud. 00:00:00 Rose Elinor Dougall – May Holiday (from …

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2020-07-29 12:23:48

A couple of years ago i wrote about the world première of Erkki-Sven Tüür‘s Symphony No. 9, subtitled ‘Mythos’. It was a fantastic performance of what turned out to be a marvellous piece (i often find myself marvelling while listening to Tüür’s music), so it’s exciting to see that original performance being issued on CD by the Alpha Classics label. It comes with two additional pieces, one light, one more weighty. Incantation of Tempest is a 4½-minute flash in the …

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2020-07-27 09:10:59

For the latest Isolation Mixtape i’ve had to take a slightly different approach from usual. We’ve reached the letter Q in my alphabetical celebration of some of the best music from the last decade and, quite frankly, though i scoured my music collection like never before, trying to put together a mix featuring artists, groups and composers beginning with (or even, for that matter, including) the letter Q for each of the years 2010 to 2019 turned out to be …

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2020-07-24 10:11:19

The most fascinating – and the most extensive – campaign of reissuing earlier work that i’ve ever encountered is by US artist Matt Waldron, better known as irr. app. (ext.). His earliest releases date from the late 1990s, a time when Waldron’s access to and capabilities with technology were apparently limited. As a consequence one of the earliest irr. app. (ext.) albums Dust Pincher Appliances, originally released in 1997, was revised just four years later and subsequently reissued in an …

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2020-07-21 04:00:28

Another composer who has been polishing off, smartening up and reissuing old works recently is Canadian Paul Dolden. It always surprises me how underappreciated and even unknown Dolden’s music continues to be, particularly as it’s among the most extreme stuff i’ve ever encountered (and, for good or ill, people love to get worked up by extremes), and in many respects is both sonically unique and way ahead of its time. One of the key characteristics of a lot of Dolden’s …

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2020-07-20 07:33:49

This week’s Isolation Mixtape focuses on artists, groups and composers beginning with the letter P. As usual the mix celebrates some of the best and most striking music from the last decade, with two tracks from each of the years 2010 to 2019, featured in chronological order. Here’s the tracklisting in full, together with approximate timings and links to obtain the music. As usual, the mixtape can be downloaded or streamed via MixCloud. 00:00:00 Philippe Petit & Friends – Night …

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2020-07-16 04:00:50

A few months back i wrote about about the appearance of various releases by The Hafler Trio on Bandcamp, which quite apart from being highly unexpected (hitherto Andrew M. McKenzie had seemed opposed to his output being released in a digital format) is a very good thing indeed, since most Hafler releases – many of which, for anyone passionate about electronic music, are quintessential – are by now long out of print and as a result difficult to obtain. More …

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2020-07-14 04:00:03

A noticeable musical side-effect of the lockdown has been to take the opportunity to reissue composers’ earlier work, usually in some newly-polished or otherwise revised form. Four artists in particular – Roland Kayn, The Hafler Trio [Andrew M. McKenzie], Paul Dolden and irr. app. (ext.) [Matthew Waldron] have reissued work in recent weeks and months, and it’s been an engrossing experience to spend time with them and consider them both on their own terms and, where possible, in light of …

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2020-07-13 08:14:57

Week number 15 of my Isolation Mixtapes celebrates music and sound art by composers, groups and artists beginning with the letter O. Once again there are two tracks for each of the years 2010 to 2019, featured in chronological order. The final track in particular may (or, more likely, may not) provide some useful if tongue-in-cheek advice for those struggling to cope with the ongoing pandemic situation. Here’s the tracklisting in full, together with approximate timings and links to obtain …

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2020-07-06 07:02:24

With this week’s Isolation Mixtape, we enter the second half of the alphabet, focusing on artists, composers and groups beginning with the letter N. As ever, there are two of the most interesting tracks from each of the years 2010-2019, featured in chronological order. Here’s the tracklisting in full, together with approximate timings and links to obtain the music. As usual, the mixtape can be downloaded or streamed via MixCloud. 00:00:00 Neil Rose – Marsh Mills Flyover (from CCPCP – Cafe …

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