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by Allen
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Winterreise"
Replies: 15
Views: 710

Re: "Winterreise"

John
Mine is the Hotter / Moore EMI version you cited, and I love it with all my heart.
Thanks for endorsing this version.
by Allen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

In case anyone is interested ....
The 6 finalists have just been announced.

https://www.cliburn.org/2017-cliburn-co ... n-results/
by Allen
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Wagners: The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: The Wagners: The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty

I'd also like to thank John for his interesting and informative post.

I think this is the discussion at Oxford:


by Allen
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A very Happy New Year, CMGers!
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: A very Happy New Year, CMGers!

Lance

Thanks for creating and maintaining this forum.

To all CMGers

Here's wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

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by Allen
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does "Orchésographie" mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: What does "Orchésographie" mean?

Wow, that's quick and very detailed.

Thanks a million.

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by Allen
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does "Orchésographie" mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

What does "Orchésographie" mean?

Dear all Just wondering if anyone could tell me what the word "Orchésographie" means. I have looked the word up in my French dictionary but to no avail. "Orchésographie" is a dance manual written by Thoinot Arbeau: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoinot_Arbeau#cite_note-1 Any help will be greatly app...
by Allen
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap van Zweden
Replies: 31
Views: 3044

Re: Jaap van Zweden

Article in New York Times:

"Jaap Van Zweden Is a Global Maestro of Music and Multitasking"

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/arts/ ... .html?_r=2
by Allen
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listening Test : Please help complete the lyrics
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Listening Test : Please help complete the lyrics

Thanks a lot. Much appreciated.
by Allen
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listening Test : Please help complete the lyrics
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Listening Test : Please help complete the lyrics

Could anyone start listening at 2:02 of the recording below and complete the following 2 lines of lyrics:

Love XXX worship XXX shrine
Love XXX that never XXXX divine

Many thanks!

by Allen
Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Brahms 1st Piano Concerto
Replies: 29
Views: 1810

Re: The Brahms 1st Piano Concerto

John F

Thanks for the recording. I'll listen to it in a moment.

Have you read Leon Fleisher's autobiography?

https://www.amazon.com/My-Nine-Lives-Mu ... ives++Leon

I have, and found it immensely interesting.
by Allen
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Brahms 1st Piano Concerto
Replies: 29
Views: 1810

Re: The Brahms 1st Piano Concerto

arepo wrote:One of my very favorite works in all the repertoire.

Check out YouTube and listen to Denis Matsuev give as great a performance of this masterpiece as I ever heard and there's very few I'm unfamiliar with.

cliftwood
Youtube:


by Allen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Lewis on Schubert's last sonata
Replies: 14
Views: 856

Re: Paul Lewis on Schubert's last sonata

Donald Isler wrote:Thanks for your kind words, John. I just put the words "Isler Abrahams Schubert Fantasy" into the search function on YouTube and it came up right away.

Donald

Is this the one?

by Allen
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Treasure trove of interviews from the BPO web site
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Treasure trove of interviews from the BPO web site

Thanks for the fantastic link. I've bookmarked it and will watch the interviews shortly.
by Allen
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)

Lance

I believe Agnes' daughter founded a group called "Selby and Friends". The contact information is given on this page:

http://www.selbyandfriends.com.au/conta ... ontact-us/

Worth a try.
by Allen
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap van Zweden
Replies: 31
Views: 3044

Re: Jaap van Zweden

How to pronounce Jaap's name ......

Watch this interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeVdfv6eXNI

The host mentioned the name at around 00:58 of the tape.
by Allen
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wagner's Ring in 2.5 minutes
Replies: 0
Views: 569

Wagner's Ring in 2.5 minutes

Don't know if anyone has seen this video before, but I just thought I would post it here anyway:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgzZ_nLOJJE
by Allen
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap van Zweden
Replies: 31
Views: 3044

Re: Jaap van Zweden

Jaap is also the Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and will stay in the same post until at least 2022.

http://www.hkphil.org/eng/press/press_r ... 160609.jsp
by Allen
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)

Sad news! I remember Agnes mentioning on this board that she would like to write a biography of Alma Schindler one day. Perhaps she never had the chance to complete the project. I had enjoyed her posts, which were always interesting and informative. May she rest in peace. http://www.canadaflowers.ca...
by Allen
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

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Lance

Happy birthday!
by Allen
Sat May 14, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang, Live Broadcast From Carnegie Hall Tonight!
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Yuja Wang, Live Broadcast From Carnegie Hall Tonight!

Donald

Thanks for the heads up.

I only caught the second half of the recital.

Yuja was stunning! Her encores were wonderful too. Virtuosic, yet stylish. Never vulgar.

Frankly, I prefer her to Lang Lang.

(dodging the bullets ....)

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by Allen
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Francis 75.
Replies: 26
Views: 1430

Re: John Francis 75.

I, too, have benefited immensely from John's posts.

John - Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. Happy birthday, and may all your wishes come true.

Lance - Thanks for providing this forum so that I can learn from wonderful posters like John.
by Allen
Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Christmas and ...
Replies: 8
Views: 2443

Re: Merry Christmas and ...

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To all

Seasons greetings!

Lance

Thanks for providing this forum and for looking after us.
by Allen
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about "Adiemus" by Karl Jenkins
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: Question about "Adiemus" by Karl Jenkins

Thanks for all the information above. Much appreciated.
by Allen
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Andras Schiff Condemns Hungarian Government
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Andras Schiff Condemns Hungarian Government

That's a really fine article. Thanks for sharing it.
by Allen
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about "Adiemus" by Karl Jenkins
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Question about "Adiemus" by Karl Jenkins

Karl Jenkins has written a piece entitled "Adiemus" (Songs of Sanctuary).

I need to translate the following movements of the piece into English:

Adiemus
Cantus Iteratus
In caelum fero
Amate adea
Kayama

Does anyone have any idea?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.
by Allen
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: American Pianist George Li withdraws from Chopin Competition
Replies: 3
Views: 450

American Pianist George Li withdraws from Chopin Competition

He wrote this in his Facebook on August 18, 2015: https://www.facebook.com/george.li.71653?pnref=story Today, August 18, 2015, I am publicly announcing my withdrawal from the XVII International Chopin Competition. This is truly the most painful and most regrettable decision I have ever had to make. ...
by Allen
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Ivan Moravec 1930-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Pianist Ivan Moravec 1930-2015

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Sad news.

I have his complete set of Chopin's nocturnes.
by Allen
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jon Vickers R.I.P.
Replies: 25
Views: 1753

Re: Jon Vickers R.I.P.

I also have his CD recording of "Peter Grimes". He's unforgettable!

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33497596




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by Allen
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Ogdon, pianist
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: John Ogdon, pianist

Lance Whilst I couldn’t find the recording, I found some snippets on Youtube: John Ogdon plays Charles Valentin Alkan - Concerto for Solo Piano Op.39 Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4A69KTXfyw Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfNkQ5s_F6s Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjE-qJQU6...
by Allen
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition
Replies: 0
Views: 731

17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition

84 pianists will take part in the 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in October of this year in Warsaw. The most numerous group of artists admitted to the Competition are representatives of China and Poland – 15 people each. http://chopincompetition2015.com/#/news/581d50cf-ecb2-4a1...
by Allen
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Inside the Music: From Score to Encore
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Inside the Music: From Score to Encore

John F A big "Thank You" to you for recommending that program. I finished listening to it yesterday. It's really wonderful. I was particularly moved by the bit about how the British Library bought back the manuscript of Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" from an overseas collector. I ...
by Allen
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does the German word “Staatskonvikt” mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: What does the German word “Staatskonvikt” mean?

Piston and John F

A million thanks.
by Allen
Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does the German word “Staatskonvikt” mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 584

What does the German word “Staatskonvikt” mean?

Dear all, I have to translate this word, which appears in Schubert’s biography, into English. http://www.naxos.com/mainsite/blurbs_reviews.asp?item_code=8.550591&catNum=550591&filetype=About+this+Recording&language=English The FIRST sentence in this biography reads: Schubert had his education as a c...
by Allen
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who is this pianist?
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Who is this pianist?

Does anyone here read Chinese characters? I would really like to know the name of this fantastic pianist, who provides us with a demonstration that could be entitled: How to Play Liszt. If you think I'm exaggerating, take a look and a listen to this performance of the solo piano version of Totentan...
by Allen
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lorin Maazel dead
Replies: 31
Views: 1641

Re: Lorin Maazel dead

http://www.maestromaazel.com/

.... from the maestro's website.
by Allen
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday to Lance
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: Happy Birthday to Lance

Lance

May all your wishes come true.

Thanks for looking after this forum.

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by Allen
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Picture gallery of elder composers
Replies: 18
Views: 1119

Re: Picture gallery of elder composers

John Milford Rutter CBE (born 24 September 1945) https://sp3.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608025815765876863&pid=15.1 Karl William Pamp Jenkins, CBE (born 17 February 1944) https://sp1.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608009739693328089&pid=15.1 John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) https://sp2.yimg.com/ib/th?i...
by Allen
Mon May 12, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carlo Maria Giulini: a late interview
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Carlo Maria Giulini: a late interview

John

That's a great interview. I learnt so much more about the maestro. Thanks for posting the article.
by Allen
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 50 Greatest Recordings of All Time
Replies: 25
Views: 1184

50 Greatest Recordings of All Time

Not sure if this has been posted here before .....

http://www.classical-music.com/article/ ... s-all-time
by Allen
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vienna Phil's New Year Concert 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Vienna Phil's New Year Concert 2015

The conductor in 2015 will be Zubin Mehta:

http://www.wienerphilharmoniker.at/conc ... rs-concert