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by Burchest
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 8-year old Rachel plays Ravel
Replies: 3
Views: 7968

Re: 8-year old Rachel plays Ravel

Q. What happens when a child's dexterity playing a video game is invested in a piano instead? A. a very promising future. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDac1UdBY6c N.B. Unfortunately, the music and the video are not well synchronized. It's kids like her that cause envy to creep into my life.....an...
by Burchest
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Scherchen on Westminster 1954
Replies: 9
Views: 5189

Thanks, did not know that, Scherchen is one of my favorite conductors. On of my favorite conductors also. His recording of the Beethoven 'Eroica" was one of the first, if not the first, to use a tempo in the first movement that back then was considered break neck speed. I have a reissue on cd of th...
by Burchest
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: de Larrocha's SCHUMANN now on a 2-CD set
Replies: 13
Views: 7092

Re: de Larrocha's SCHUMANN now on a 2-CD set

We don't hear much about de Larrocha these days. She's retired and played her last concert some time ago. From what I hear, she is alive and well. I would consider her to be among the finest pianists of the last half of the twentieth century. At the age of 78 she is indeed entitiled to retirement. ...
by Burchest
Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Bartok - string quartets
Replies: 24
Views: 28645

Re: Bartok - string quartets

I finished listening to all of Bartok's string quartets today. Why are they considered the best quartets since Beethoven's? :? Partly because music has moved on since Beethoven , even if you have not. Cheers, ~Karl Karl, your lessons with the Gurnster seem to be working wonders. You seem to have a ...
by Burchest
Fri May 05, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: How often do you listen to compilation CDs?
Replies: 43
Views: 13519

What I call compilations are Mp3 disc that I burn for use in my car. But then again these disc are made up of compete works.
by Burchest
Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: HILARIOUS 12-Tone "Greatest Hits" Commercial!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4325

Re: HILARIOUS 12-Tone "Greatest Hits" Commercial!!

IcedNote wrote:Sorry if this has been posted already, but it's HILARIOUS!!!!! :lol: :lol:

http://websrvr40nj.audiovideoweb.com/av ... 71/12T.mp3

:D 8) :D

-G
This just proves to me that 12 tone music in any form, commercial or other wise, is just a joke, and a bad one at that. :(
by Burchest
Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Rejoice! Katsaris' Rec. of LvB/Liszt Symphonies is Back!
Replies: 17
Views: 4223

Re: Katsaris' Beethoven Cycle

I also ordered the Mozart compete Piano Concerti performed by pianist Mitsuko Uchida with Jeffrey Tate conducting the ECO. I just got this really cheap on eBay, too. What do you think, Burchest? I think the recordings are quite good. Uchida did a fabulous job with the Piano Sonatas, I though. I hav...
by Burchest
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Rejoice! Katsaris' Rec. of LvB/Liszt Symphonies is Back!
Replies: 17
Views: 4223

Katsaris' Beethoven Cycle

I not only rejoiced, I ordered them on Monday, April 17th from Tower and they arrived on Friday April 21st. The cost was $32.29. I also ordered the Mozart compete Piano Concerti performed by pianist Mitsuko Uchida with Jeffrey Tate conducting the ECO. The price was $54.99 for the 8 disc set which br...
by Burchest
Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vox--RIP????
Replies: 20
Views: 5291

Who else out there is a member of the "Vox Box" LP generation? Sure, many of the recordings and performances weren't up to today's minimal standards. But they were inexpensive and precious to a young music lover with little money. Thanks for the memories, Vox. You said it, Thanks for the memories. ...
by Burchest
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dick Cheney Shot Someone Today (not a joke)!
Replies: 48
Views: 5881

Hush, Hush Sweet White House........ Why is it if John Doe shots a duck out of season its public knowledge and is on the 11 o'clock news but when Dick Cheney shots somebody there is protocol that has to be observed before the public hears about it, which by the way is explained away as looking after...
by Burchest
Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favorite INCIDENTAL MUSIC
Replies: 26
Views: 4853

Franz Schubert's Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus (complete)
The only Cd I know of this work complete is with Abbado and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Schubert was certainly a melody master and this work proves it.
by Burchest
Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Western music banned in Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

That's what I call 'looking toward the future.' The question is what kind of a future do Irans have to look forward to?
by Burchest
Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "Too much Mozart makes you sick"
Replies: 31
Views: 16691

Re: "Too much Mozart makes you sick"

[quote="Ralph"]Too much Mozart makes you sick
By Norman Lebrecht / December 14, 2005

[quote]

Yah, Like to much ice cream makes me sick but I still go back for more....
by Burchest
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: NEW: Hummel Chamber Music on Naxos
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

OK, went in the shopping cart for January (gotta stop spending before Christmas). I have a few Hummel chamber pieces and love them, but I was wondering if people have recommendations for his concertos. There seem to be a few more recordings than last time I looked. Any or all of them, piano, violin...
by Burchest
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: NEW: Hummel Chamber Music on Naxos
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Lance, there is a new Chandos CD of a Mass in D minor by Hummel that was just released and like the others is just as super. Coupled with the Mass is a Salve Regina. I too cannot get enough of Hummel. Along with that cd I bought a Chandos recording of three of Hummel's Piano Trios. This man was one ...
by Burchest
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Immortal Beloved.
Replies: 8
Views: 2421

I thought Immortal Beloved was quite good. The score sounds fantastic on a nice home theatre system. Beethoven Lives Upstairs is a good little film. I was the music director at Tulane's summer camp and I showed all the kiddies Beethoven Lives Upstairs (I don't think Immortal Beloved would have been...
by Burchest
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Beethoven's Cause of Death: Lead Poisoning
Replies: 32
Views: 7056

I think Buck makes a good point…In 1827 living to almost 57 was way beyond the norm…Look at Mozart and imagine what he could have produced given another 22 years Granted, but look at Haydn, a ripe old age of 77, Auber 89, Cherubini 82. In comparison LvB was a youngster. But Buck is right when you c...
by Burchest
Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Beethoven's Cause of Death: Lead Poisoning
Replies: 32
Views: 7056

Perhaps he meant to say "Schubert," instead of "Schumann." I frequently make mistakes like that. (If the "schu" fits....) Wasn't lead poisoning much more common in those times, as lead was commonly used in pigments for paints and ceramic glazes before its toxicity was understood?[/quote] No, I meant...
by Burchest
Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Beethoven's Cause of Death: Lead Poisoning
Replies: 32
Views: 7056

I think Buck makes a good point…In 1827 living to almost 57 was way beyond the norm…Look at Mozart and imagine what he could have produced given another 22 years Granted, but look at Haydn, a ripe old age of 77, Auber 89, Cherubini 82. In comparison LvB was a youngster. But Buck is right when you c...
by Burchest
Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Beethoven's Cause of Death: Lead Poisoning
Replies: 32
Views: 7056

The man was only 57, for God's sake. In those days if you lived to that age in the first place you died of communicable disease, septicemia, cancer, or long-standing cardiovascular condition (I think most people always assumed "dropsy" was some version of the last). You didn't die of lead poisoning...
by Burchest
Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Beethoven's Cause of Death: Lead Poisoning
Replies: 32
Views: 7056

jbuck919 wrote:Good grief. :( :( :(
Jeez John, Did it ruin your day. Beethoven's birthday is coming up shortly, that should cheer you up.....
by Burchest
Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Do you agree with Stravinskys famous comments about Vivaldi?
Replies: 54
Views: 11340

I read it was Stravinsky that said it and I also read it was Luigi Dallapiccola. Who really cares who said it because they were blowing smoke. Every composer does some recycling of one theme or another. Beethoven used the eroica theme in the Eroica symphony, the Eroica variations, the contredance an...
by Burchest
Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Complete Haydn Symphonies
Replies: 8
Views: 5436

Dorati did the first Haydn symphony cycle. The next, as far as I know, is the excellent Fischer cycle. The Hogwood project unfortunately ran out of money before all the symphonies could be recorded. I would recommend Fischer first. Well-recorded and performed. I have both the Dorati and Fischer cyc...
by Burchest
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: David Duke in Syria: The Jews control the world
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Ralph wrote:I do not want David Duke posting here!
I would just happy if he stayed in Syria.
by Burchest
Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: An ACLU Lawsuit I Don't Like
Replies: 15
Views: 2785

operafan wrote:Perhaps the ACLU will use the 'Madonna' defense; unmarried Mother Mary was the great teacher of Jesus, should not the Catholic Church derive it's actions from the scriptures? :oops: :lol:
Point is she married Joseph before the birth of Jesus.......
by Burchest
Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mozart's Divertimento K.334 - 2nd Menuetto
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

trazom wrote:I will never post here again!
What did you expect? You seem to have all the answers.
by Burchest
Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Remember conductor Guido Cantelli
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

I have an early stereo LP recording of Cantelli performing the Beethoven 7th Symphony. I was and still is one of the best performances I have vere heard. His early death was a tragedy not only for his family but for the whole music world. What might have been had he lived longer?
by Burchest
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 45699

Ordered these from Tower;
Hummel - Serenades
Hummel - Mass in D minor
by Burchest
Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Sibelius's Heirs Still Raking In the Moolah
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Here is a case where the composer is worth more dead than alive.
Poor Beethoven's relations....... :cry:
by Burchest
Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Record stores in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Febnyc wrote:They're all gone.
How Sad. Years ago I took many trips from Boston to by LP's and I always managed to find what I wanted. More doors closed on classical music.......
by Burchest
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Record stores in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Record stores in NYC

Anyone in the NYC area know if the Record Hunter, King Karol, Peters International are still doing buisness? :roll:
by Burchest
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Should classical radio drop the news?
Replies: 17
Views: 3272

I don't even bother with radio, in the car or at home. When Iam going out I take enough CD's to last me through a major tie-up. That way I hear what I want without any interruptions. Come to think of it I wonder how many hours a year we spend listening on radio and watching on TV news and commerical...
by Burchest
Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: World Series, Anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: World Series, Anyone?

I've got my beer and my noshes ready. I'll take Chicago in 6 and one of your cold beers. What? You're not going for a sweep? {handing over a frosty Fosters} Gee, I thought that after the Red Sox did a number on the Cards last year that the series would go a little longer this year. Lets see, we had...
by Burchest
Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: World Series, Anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: World Series, Anyone?

Corlyss_D wrote:I've got my beer and my noshes ready.
I'll take Chicago in 6 and one of your cold beers.
by Burchest
Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Good 'Old" Days
Replies: 10
Views: 2631

Re: The Good 'Old" Days

And the Nonesuch covers with their brilliant and eyecatching art work. Corlyss, Thank's for bringing up the Nonesuch label. I remember buying both the Haydn "Paris" and "London" symphonies with Leslie Jones conducting the Little Orchestra of London. Super recordings and very good performance. The c...
by Burchest
Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Good 'Old" Days
Replies: 10
Views: 2631

A nice post, Burchest- you (we) have a right to be nostalgic about those days when the LP age was still new and vigorous, and we all read High Fidelity or Stereo Review. And we were younger ourselves - but that's another matter. Werner, I still have a pile of Stereo Review and High Fidelity magazin...
by Burchest
Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Good 'Old" Days
Replies: 10
Views: 2631

Geez, pardon me for asking, - but how old are you? Well let's see Greg, I voted for Herbert Hoover back in 1928 and was at Charles Lindburg's ticker tape parade in New Your back in 1927, Oh! I almost forgot I saw Teddy Roosevelt charging up the hill in San Jaun PR. I met Dvorak when he lived in New...
by Burchest
Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Good 'Old" Days
Replies: 10
Views: 2631

The Good 'Old" Days

When I think back to my youthful days relating to classical music and the equipment I had to reproduce the sound with I tend to get nostalgic. Tube amplifiers, bass reflex speakers, Benjamin or Dual turntables. There were brushes that swept the dust of the LP's while they played. The diamond stylus,...
by Burchest
Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: October 17: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Re: October 17: Names and Notes in Music

Lance wrote:OCTOBER 17

Born 1940: Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, pianist [said to be once husband of pianist Martha Argerich. Can anyone verify?


Lance, I have read where she was married to Charles Dutoit from 1967 to 1973, but nothing pops up on her being married to Kovacevich.
by Burchest
Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Who remembers de Luca's Conquerors of the Ages?
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Who remembers de Luca's Conquerors of the Ages?

Lance, I just read that Edmond de Luca passed away on April 9, 2004 at 95 years of age.
by Burchest
Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Who remembers de Luca's Conquerors of the Ages?
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Who remembers de Luca's Conquerors of the Ages?

[quote="Lance"]As a young collector, I happened on an LP recording that I have never forgotten and as I got older I was hopeful it would eventually appear on a CD remake. It did. I'm speaking of Edmund De Luca's symphonic/choral work entitled Conquerors of the Ages . It's ironic that you mention thi...