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by aurora
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Click here to say something nice about Bohuslav Martinu
Replies: 19
Views: 2818

Re: Click here to say something nice about Bohuslav Martinu

Every now & then I go to the library & take out CD's of (mostly the chamber music of) less familiar composers .... Martinu was one of them. I'd always liked his Madrigals for violin & viola and his Revue de Cuisine... but there's stuff that didn't grab me so much, like his viola 5tets. On the CD tha...
by aurora
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The audience's part for Tchaikovsky's Sixth
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: The audience's part for Tchaikovsky's Sixth

Yup, the Marinsky played it here a couple of weeks ago and sure enough, the audience fell into the trap. What was more interesting was the battle of wills between the audience & Gergiev at the end of the piece. Folks tried to applaud before he lowered his arms & he stood his ground.
by aurora
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which version of the BEETHOVEN Late Quartets?
Replies: 13
Views: 1665

Re: Which version of the BEETHOVEN Late Quartets?

I haven't gotten familiar w/ the Budapest recordings yet, I've been meaning to. So far the Alban Berg 4tet is the my go-to out of the 5 sets I have. I don't know what my first recording of the ABQ would have been, but something about them definitely caught my attention because I grabbed quite a few ...
by aurora
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opus 3 of Handel
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Opus 3 of Handel

I didn't exactly shop around, but I have Tafelmusik for Handel op. 3 & like it.
by aurora
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charisma: What is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1985

Re: Charisma: What is it?

I know that Yo-Yo Ma is a very popular artist (probably the most popular artist who appears regularly at Tanglewood) and I suspect that many members of the audience find his intense facial expressions as absorbing as his musical performance. My reaction is quite different. I can't bear to watch so ...
by aurora
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A sad note....
Replies: 40
Views: 4060

Re: A sad note....

I was just thinking about you this past weekend as it was the Cantata gig & some of your colleagues were there. So very sorry for your loss.
by aurora
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: American "provincial" orchestras
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: American "provincial" orchestras

piston wrote: Anybody been to a New Haven Symphony Orchestra concert?
With Ani Kavafian as concertmaster, I'd sure catch a concert if I were in the region
by aurora
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Monteverdi; your favourites
Replies: 42
Views: 8165

Re: Monteverdi; your favourites

the final duet from Poppea- 'Pur ti miro'- is one of those pieces that never fails to get me when it's well done, so a few years ago I scrounged the internet looking for a version that I liked.. and I do mean scrounged. I sifted through all kinds of flotsam at Amazon and listened to countless clips ...
by aurora
Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Franz Liszt Vs Parrot
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Franz Liszt Vs Parrot

speaking of parrots....

click on the Magic Flute link here.
by aurora
Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WKCR Bachfest
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: WKCR Bachfest

You can listen online from any where: http://www.wkcr.org I tuned into to WCKR on the first day of the Bach Fest as VPR classical had quickly maxed out my choral & X-mas music threshold. I've enjoyed the music, and I realize that they're students but I'm sorry to say that quite a few of the hosts dr...
by aurora
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Should Performing Musicians be Administrators?
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Should Performing Musicians be Administrators?

Heck148 wrote:"Should Performing Musicians be Administrators?"

Sure, if they are any good at it.
http://brightcecilia.com/journal/tag/de ... orchestra/

the entry is about the London Symphony Orch.
by aurora
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3935
Views: 519440

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

my 2 favorite composers are Bach & Brahms.
I had recently purchased the complete works of Bach and last weekend a friend gifted me out of the blue with this.
by aurora
Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do You Talk To Other People About Classical Music?
Replies: 25
Views: 2692

Re: Do You Talk To Other People About Classical Music?

I only have one person to talk to about Classical Music and that is my dear friend of 35 years, Elvis Costello, we both started to listen to it seriously in the mid eighties, but, given his schedule and workload the opertunities to chat with him are rarer these days, I should point out that EC is c...
by aurora
Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3935
Views: 519440

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Kfq5FwngL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I love these 'Original Jacket' editions and this has been a long awaited purchase - for around 83 euros from JPC. 8) Well THAT was kinda surreal. I thought I might look into something like this as an x-mas present for my mother so ...
by aurora
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick-Philly rehearse Mahler 5
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Yannick-Philly rehearse Mahler 5

in the interest of staving off the thread derailment that I started... seems like YNS is off to a great start in Philly. Between that new post & Rotterdam, I'm thinking his days with our local gang may be numbered. I've never seen him as this orchestra is generally considered to be the #2 in town, b...
by aurora
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick-Philly rehearse Mahler 5
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Yannick-Philly rehearse Mahler 5

Here's another story from Canada's major newspaper, the Globe and Mail. Canadian's are so Patriotic, anybody else would just call it a Newspaper from Canada... :wink: The Globe is our 'de facto' national newspaper. Based in Toronto, it is printed every morning in several major centres, and distribu...
by aurora
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recommendations for Schumann quartets?
Replies: 13
Views: 1678

Re: Recommendations for Schumann quartets?

I didn't exactly shop around, but I have & like the St. Lawrence 4tet's recordng of #'s 1 & 3
by aurora
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick-Philly rehearse Mahler 5
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Yannick-Philly rehearse Mahler 5

Here's another story from Canada's major newspaper, the Globe and Mail. Canadian's are so Patriotic, anybody else would just call it a Newspaper from Canada... :wink: The Globe is our 'de facto' national newspaper. Based in Toronto, it is printed every morning in several major centres, and distribu...
by aurora
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach Cantata Interviews
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: Bach Cantata Interviews

I went out this afternoon and bought my copy Jared....thanks again for that :wink: Which of the discussed cantata cycles do you prefer Fergus? Or anyone else for the matter :D My personal interest in the Bach Cantatas is the wonderful instrumental parts, but the best of these tend to be found in th...
by aurora
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Yannick Nezet-Seguin

I'm probably in the wrong crowd to say this, but I have trouble taking concert reviews seriously.... nevertheless, I'm happy to see that things seem to be off to a good start w/YNS in Philly
by aurora
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nupen's Trout film
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Nupen's Trout film

Chalkperson wrote:The DVD containing this performance is well worth watching, the camaraderie of these musicians is a great thing to see...
I have the VHS of this and the Nupen film on DuPre & the Elgar. At some point I intend to get the DVD's of both.
by aurora
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nupen's Trout film
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Nupen's Trout film

Don't know if I ever posted this here back when I first discovered it, but the other thread on classical music video online made me think of it. Did y'all know that Youtube has the Christopher Nupen film (in its entirety) on the performance of the Trout 5tet by Barenboim/Perlman/ Zukerman/DuPre/Meht...
by aurora
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2403034

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

In link I posted in the 'power of music thread' ( go watch it !) the music plying in the background of the interview with the cellist is the Fuga from the 2nd Bach solo violin sonata... but played on cello. I loved it so I made a few inquiries: http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/paternoster-sonatas...
by aurora
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3935
Views: 519440

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Chalkperson wrote:Amazon has the Bach Edition for $208... :wink:

Not the Rilling version of the Cantatas. That's what I was going for.
by aurora
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3935
Views: 519440

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Hey Fergus, I recall from previous threads that you're a fellow Bach-Cantataphile. Congrats on completing your set I guess I should confess that I got a *couple* of other CD's along with the one I mentioned above, including... Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's Bach Cantata CD and.....ummm... this lil' somet...
by aurora
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3935
Views: 519440

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

the fabulous baritone soloist at my gig last summer was also a violist. He was completley smitten with violist Lillian Fuchs' 1950's recording of the Bach Suites. I do love the Suites, but between cello & viola versions I alreay have 8 complete recordings plus some partials so I wasn't exactly looki...
by aurora
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It's time to catch Khachaturian!
Replies: 31
Views: 2872

Re: It's time to catch Khachaturian!

on the chamber music side, I worked on his clarinet trio a few years ago & thought it was a great piece. Lots of fun.
by aurora
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is your dream music vacation?
Replies: 46
Views: 4322

Re: What is your dream music vacation?

I’ve pretty much succeeded in living my version of the dream as well... I just need more vacation time to do it more... either that or win the lottery so I can pitch this whole gainful employment nonsense & concentrate fully on the important things in life. For me the emphasis is on playing music mo...
by aurora
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Julia Fischer Knows How To Juggle Both The Violin & Piano...
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Julia Fischer Knows How To Juggle Both The Violin & Piano...

For recital encores, James Ehnes & Alban Gerhardt both did piano 4-hand pieces with their accompanists
by aurora
Mon May 10, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: String quartet seating
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

Re: String quartet seating

I saw the Quatuor Festetics last year. They sat with the 2 violins on the outside (anitphonal), the violist was inside the 1st violin & the cellist was inside the 2nd violin.
by aurora
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gergiev and Matsuev's awesome Rach 3...
Replies: 27
Views: 1683

Re: Gergiev and Matsuev's awesome Rach 3...

Mariinsky, Gergiev & Matsuev will be in my neck of the woods next month. They're doing the Rach. Rhapsody & Shosty 15. If I'm not busy I'll try to catch it.... although Gergiev pulled his toothpick stunt with our local band the last time he was here.... I know it didn't go over to well with at least...
by aurora
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conductors The Met Could Use
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: Conductors The Met Could Use

Yannick Nezet-Seguin
by aurora
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine To Celebrate 40 Years At The Met !
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Levine To Celebrate 40 Years At The Met !

I make an annual trip to Boston to visit music friends & the precise dates are often dictated by the concert schedule & programmes of the various groups there. This year the Boston Symphony easily trumped all others with Brahms 4th, Renee Fleming, Strauss 4 Last Songs & Mahler 4th all in the same we...
by aurora
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where are the women on this forum?
Replies: 36
Views: 2372

Re: Where are the women on this forum?

....hmmm, perhaps that was just a cleverly disguised plot to up the female posting stats here.
by aurora
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where are the women on this forum?
Replies: 36
Views: 2372

Re: Where are the women on this forum?

I took at look at the Members board and found that, though our #1 poster is a woman (CMD, aka the Nabob of Nibley) @ 27,090, only 5 of the top 50 posters are women: Agnes Selby, 15th at 3,862 posts, Madame, 18th @ 3,393, Teresa B, 29th at 2,339, and dulcinea, 37th at 1,714. Suggesting only that the...
by aurora
Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where are the women on this forum?
Replies: 36
Views: 2372

Re: Where are the women on this forum?

personally I tend to spend more time at boards centered around playing music rather than listening to it... but that also applies to my life in general. Playing always trumps listening (the concerts I've passed over & the # of concert tickets I've given up for chamber music play-dates or rehearsals ...
by aurora
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How many scores do you own?
Replies: 40
Views: 1823

Re: How many scores do you own?

scores? you want scores? Get thee to IMSLP ! They have about a gajillion scores & counting. I absolutely love that place. stuff like Wagner operas - some complete, some vocal scores, the complete Beethoven string 4tets , Bruckner symphonies , Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier , Bartok Concerto for Orchestr...
by aurora
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You string players will know the answer to this one
Replies: 27
Views: 1550

Re: You string players will know the answer to this one

Vibrato and the open string, well I was taught to vibrate on the D string an octave above the open G when playing an open G string, I've never understood why but it does seem to have an effect! Can the audience here a difference? I've never asked. Mike Just as the open string will resonate when you...
by aurora
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You string players will know the answer to this one
Replies: 27
Views: 1550

Re: You string players will know the answer to this one

Why would a string player avoid playing on an open string? If you've heard the recording of Bruno Walter rehearsing Mozart's Symphony #36 with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, you heard him tell the violins never to play on an open string in Mozart. The timbre is quite different from normal modern ...
by aurora
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You string players will know the answer to this one
Replies: 27
Views: 1550

Re: You string players will know the answer to this one

an open string (= an unstopped/unfingered string) will ring out little more than a stopped one and runs the risk of standing out a bit relative to the other notes, especially the highest string on the violin- the E- it can be a bit shrill.
by aurora
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grand pianos used in movies
Replies: 54
Views: 4919

Re: Grand pianos used in movies

stickles wrote:Isn't that the one also had Julian Sands as Liszt? I have been trying to remember the name of it. Thanks for the reminder.

yup, that's the one.

also: l'Accompagnatrice
by aurora
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hilary Hahn's new CD
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

Re: Hilary Hahn's new CD

I am still considering this recording, but, first a question for all of my fellow CMGers. Why should I buy this CD of bits and pieces? :wink: :?: I share your doubts. I love all three artists. But I presume all the orchestral stuff is transcribed for violin alone which makes it a curiosity only. I ...
by aurora
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hilary Hahn's new CD
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

Hilary Hahn's new CD

*sigh*

What's a person to do when one of their favorite artists records some of their favorite stuff?

Bach Violin & Voice
by aurora
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach Aria Group
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Bach Aria Group

what a coincidence. There's a new ad for Hilary Hahn's latest at another board that I frequent & I was just coming here to post a new thread about it. I have more than 3400 tracks on my iPod & the album that makes me take it off of the 'shuffle' function the most is the Bach Album by Kathleen Battle...
by aurora
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel's Bolero
Replies: 26
Views: 2538

Re: Ravel's Bolero

dum-duddle-a-dum-duddle-a-duddle-a-duddle-a....


*aigh!*

although I do get a kick out of this version.
by aurora
Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 64.000 Francs Question: Did Faure Ever Write Anything ..
Replies: 62
Views: 2500

Re: The 64.000 Francs Question: Did Faure Ever Write Anything ..

Faure's chamber music (trios, quartets & quintets) are devine and they don't sound like Debussy; however, they're French through & through I'm all over the map with his chamber music. I think I'm only familiar with one of his piano trios & I like it well enough.... maybe I just need more exposure t...
by aurora
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violin pieces for newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 1712

Re: Violin pieces for newbie

solo violin only? the repertoire is no where near as extensive as for solo piano, although Ysaye has written 6 sonatas for solo violin... it has quotes of the Bach. Debussy, Ravel, Bartok & Prokofiev all have written violin sonatas (violin & piano).... the Ravel (sonata #2) has some jazzy bits. ps- ...