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by maskedman
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Whatever Happened to Jim Svejda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Whatever Happened to Jim Svejda?

I stopped listening a long time ago...

Robert
by maskedman
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Virgin Megastores Close in U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: Virgin Megastores Close in U.S.

Caiman uses the name name Tower and operates under that name...you can go online at www.tower.com and purchase all you want.... 8)

Robert
by maskedman
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recommendations for recordings of Bartok's String Quartets
Replies: 48
Views: 7417

Re: Recommendations for recordings of Bartok's String Quartets

My recommendation here is also for the Emersons, who also do a bang-up job with their Shostakovich cycle. Yes they are good, but I like Borodin Qt. Shostakovich a bit better Robert Yes, but have you heard the Shostakovich Quartet yet? Their Olympia series on individual CDs was reissued as a complet...
by maskedman
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Replies: 14
Views: 1295

Re: Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Corlyss

He is fabulous...IE: Messiaen Vingt Regards......

Robert
by maskedman
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Great CD that, Henry Slofstra is still trying to enjoy it... :wink: Trying? He doesn't like it? Is this your favourite version of the Sinfonia? It was one of the first discs I recommended to him, I don't remember the others but they were much more mainstream, he keeps trying, maybe he likes it by n...
by maskedman
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recommendations for recordings of Bartok's String Quartets
Replies: 48
Views: 7417

Re: Recommendations for recordings of Bartok's String Quartets

Sean Tough question - the good thing is, you can't go far wrong as most recordings out there are decent - it is very much a question of how you like your Bartok ( a bit like how you prefer your steak cooked!) There are amazing variations in sound "texture" rather than "quality" ; my thoughts are as...
by maskedman
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recommendations for recordings of Bartok's String Quartets
Replies: 48
Views: 7417

Re: Recommendations for recordings of Bartok's String Quartets

maestrob wrote:My recommendation here is also for the Emersons, who also do a bang-up job with their Shostakovich cycle.
Yes they are good, but I like Borodin Qt. Shostakovich a bit better

Robert
by maskedman
Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recommendations for recordings of Bartok's String Quartets
Replies: 48
Views: 7417

Re: Recommendations for recordings of Bartok's String Quartets

I would like to get a really good recording of Bartok's six string quartets so I'm wondering what recordings are you prepared to recommend? Are you familiar with the Rubin Quartet's recordings? I ask this question because it's available in Tower in Dublin, it is on the Brilliant Classics label. Sea...
by maskedman
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So You Think You Know Your Shostakovich..Think Again, CMGers
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: So You Think You Know Your Shostakovich..Think Again, CMGers

Sylph wrote:I hate jazz. Detest with a passion.
Thems mighty strong words partner....Your missing some great music.....Can you tell me what you are basing your hatred on... 8)


Robert
by maskedman
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3944
Views: 553314

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

[quote="Ken"] Bartók: The Wooden Prince, Cantata Profana Pierre Boulez/Chicago Symphony Orchestra DGG Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis, Suite '1922' Boris Berezovsky Warner Schumann: The Symphonies, etc. John Eliot Gardiner/Orchestre Révolutionaire et Romantique Arkiv[/quote Ken, I have a few Wooden Prince ...
by maskedman
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Re: What are YOU listening to today or acquiring?

karlhenning wrote:Yesterday, Jared, I revisited:

Vaughan Williams
Symphony № 6
London Phil
Haitink


Cheers,
~Karl
Karl,
I have never heard this version. How does it compare to Previn's LSO recording?

Robert
by maskedman
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Jared wrote:Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No 5
Three Portraits From 'The Elizabeth of England'
Concerto For Bass Tuba & Orch in F minor

Andre Previn
London Symphony Orch
I have many recordings of the fifth. This one is my favorite...

Robert
by maskedman
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

A Bartok day.

Contrasts
Out Of Doors
Sonata for solo violin
Stanley Drucker
Robert Mann
Leonid Hambro
Bartok 1916

Two Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Robert Mann
Leonid Hambro
Bartok 1922

Mikrokosmos Suite
Tibor Serly
Dance Suite
Miraculous Mandarin, Suite
Franco Autori
Bartok 1301

Robert
by maskedman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Greatest Living Actress.........???
Replies: 28
Views: 4741

Re: Greatest Living Actress.........???

Funny last night I watched once again, Miracle Worker. I could not help but think why don't we see movies like this anymore....Those performances by Bancroft and Duke put them in the better actress category....Seriously, when was the last time you saw a performance by two actresses that good?

Robert
by maskedman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What's the worst movie made by a GREAT director??
Replies: 44
Views: 8345

Re: What's the worst movie made by a GREAT director??

John F wrote:Ingmar Bergman: Now About All These Women
I thought I had seen all of Bergmans films (some many times) but this one escaped me...I guess I am fortunate....I consider myself a big fan...What year did this come out What actors did he use..

Robert
by maskedman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What are the best "tear jerking" films IYO?
Replies: 51
Views: 6865

Re: What are the best "tear jerking" films IYO?

smitty1931 wrote:I dare anyone not to tear up at the final scene of RANDOM HARVEST with Colman and Garson at their finest!
another winner

Robert
by maskedman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What are the best "tear jerking" films IYO?
Replies: 51
Views: 6865

Re: What are the best "tear jerking" films IYO?

Febnyc wrote:Hands down - The Miracle Worker.
Definitely agree with this, watched it again last night......What acting, I am always in amazement when I watch this....along with Philadelphia, these two films get me every time.

Robert
by maskedman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So You Think You Know Your Shostakovich..Think Again, CMGers
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: So You Think You Know Your Shostakovich..Think Again, CMGers

Thank you for this thorough review and high recommendation

Robert
by maskedman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Morton Feldman
Piano and Orchestra
Cello and Orchestra
Coptic Light
New World S.O.
Michael Tilson Thomas
ARGO
(thank you for the reminder Karl)

Humphrey Searle
Symphonies 2 3 & 5
BBC Scottish S.O.
Alun Francis
CPO

Benjamin Frankel
Complete String Quartets (1-5)
Nomos Quartet
CPO

Robert
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mel Gibson to convert to Judaism
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Mel Gibson to convert to Judaism

Brendan wrote:He's American - we ain't naturally that silly!
I always thought he was from Australia. Maybe it was the Mad Max films that made me think that.....I did not know him but was introduced to him in Hong Kong in 1987. Seemed a bit odd to me....

Robert
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Re: What are YOU listening to today or acquiring?

karlhenning wrote:Feldman
Coptic Light


Cheers,
~Karl
Karl,
Is this the Tilson Thomas disc?....I love this entire disc.....

Robert
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elliot Carter
Replies: 12
Views: 1427

Re: Elliot Carter

I like Oppens for his piano works on Cedille Symphonia, Clarinet Conc DG Bridge records has put out seven volumes of Carters works that are marvelous.... They also have the complete music for Piano Charles Rosen.....Its good but I like Oppens better. String Quartets you have Julliard on Sony and Ard...
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mel Gibson to convert to Judaism
Replies: 49
Views: 5451

Re: Mel Gibson to convert to Judaism

Hopefully he will go back to Australia for his honeymoon...It would be great if he decided to stay there....possibly open a chabad......

Robert
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 360842

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Tonight I took out one of my old Mingus LPs and gave it it a spin on the turntable, Lord but it's great, great, great, great, great. The group includes former Ellington alumni, Eddie Preston, Richard Williams & Rolf Ericson (trumpets), Britt Woodman & Quentin Jackson (trombones). There were two sep...
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 360842

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Tonight I took out one of my old Mingus LPs and gave it it a spin on the turntable, Lord but it's great, great, great, great, great. The group includes former Ellington alumni, Eddie Preston, Richard Williams & Rolf Ericson (trumpets), Britt Woodman & Quentin Jackson (trombones). There were two sep...
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Harrison Birtwistle - King of the road less travelled
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Harrison Birtwistle - King of the road less travelled

Neil has fallen into one of the oldest traps in the business, viewing the music through the plots of the operas or the story lines of the other works. As anyone who's listened to Dvořák's late tone poems should know, the grittiness of a story line does not necessarily translate into gritty music! (...
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So You Think You Know Your Shostakovich..Think Again, CMGers
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: So You Think You Know Your Shostakovich..Think Again, CMGers

Between Shostakovich's powerful and very emotional 8th Symphony and his majestic and brilliant 10th Symphony, S composed a very light hearted, witty and brilliant Haydnesque 9th Symphony in 1945. The Soviet's were expecting something as awe inspiring as Prokofiev's titanic 5th Symphony as a tribute...
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Dutilleux, Bartok, Stravinsky
Violin Concertos

Rautavaara
Angel of Light
Leif Segerstam

Debussy
La Mer, Nocturnes, Premiere Rhapsodie, Jeux
Pierre Boulez
Cleveland Orch.

John Surman
Private City


Robert
by maskedman
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!
Replies: 175
Views: 49501

Re: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!

Maskedman = Robert


Glad to be back......
by maskedman
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Re: What are YOU listening to today or acquiring?

Pierre Boulez
REPONS
Ensemble InterContemporain
Boulez

Harrison Birtwistle
THE TRIUMPH OF TIME
GAWAIN'S JOURNEY
Philharmonia Orchestra
Elgar Howarth

Anton Webern
WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET
STRING TRIO op. 20
Emerson String Quartet

Robert
by maskedman
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: "Taken"
Replies: 18
Views: 2367

Re: "Taken"

Man on Fire was much more credible and better made on the same premise. A pre-pubescent girl not the cause of her own problems is infinitely more appealling than a spoiled brat teenager who lied to her parents about what she was going to do on her summer vacation, sets out ambiguously to get laid b...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Modern composers
Replies: 92
Views: 8443

Interestng, Robert ; what text(s)? Cheers, ~Karl Karl The text was written by the composer.... THE CYCLE I The dark sea is a tide of flowering waters, and in its vasty depth we view eternity. Look where the start hurls from its flaming rest And eyeless worlds are suppliant yet. They act not from ra...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Roger Sessions String Quartet 2 Kohon Quartet VOX 5090 AMERICAN STRING QUARTETS 1900-1950 Sessions is easily my favorite on this disc. Very chromatic work....BTW Peter Mennins Quartet 2 is also on this set...whic also includes Schuman, Hanson, Thomson, Gershwin, Ives, Piston, Copland. Nothing comes...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Modern composers
Replies: 92
Views: 8443

Sorry to disagree, Karlhenning, so perhaps best to agree to disagree. I won't comment of RVW's and Sibelius' early symphonies here because I know people like them. I have yet to find anything engaging about them. What you find or fail to find engaging is one thing, and cannot be argued. But you wer...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Modern composers
Replies: 92
Views: 8443

Come on, folks. Here's one of the great symphonists of the 20th century! Your enthusiasm is noted, but . . . at the least , it seems a highly unorthodox view to rank him as a symphonist on a level of greatness recognized in Sibelius , Vaughan Williams , Prokofiev , Roussel , Dutilleux , Milhaud and...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LARA DOWNES
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

She's in residence at UC Davis where she performs several times a year. Sometimes she sits in with the Alexander Quartet when they play piano quintets--next year, for instance, they're doing the Brahms quintet. Yippee! Sunday next (10 days from now) she's performing solo at the Mondavi in the first...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LARA DOWNES
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: LARA DOWNES

I had heard some piano music by Lara Downes. She sounded terrific. Anyone familiar with her? No, I don't know the name. Can you be specific about what kind of repertoire she plays or mention the CD label name and number? Lance I was listening to a Benny Golson disc. The last song was a solo by Lara...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

I'm currently streaming Nielson symphony No. 1. If anyone can recommend the best recordings of Nielson's compelte symphonies that is easily available, I'd love the advice. I cannot rec one particular conductor. I can give you a few to consider in no particular order....I own them all....and then so...
by maskedman
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help, trying to recall a female violinist's name
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Help, trying to recall a female violinist's name

living_stradivarius wrote:I think the first or last name starts with a B, but am not sure. She's relatively famous, but older than Mutter and Sallerno-Sonnenberg.
I can only think of two

Guila Bustabo

Iona Brown


Robert
by maskedman
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LARA DOWNES
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

LARA DOWNES

I had heard some piano music by Lara Downes. She sounded terrific. Anyone familiar with her?
by maskedman
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

Now that I have finished listerning to Nielsen, RVW For me I needed to get back to something a little more serious... so......

BOULEZ

PLI SELON PLI

LIVRE POUR CORDES

BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STRINGS OF THE NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

SONY


AAAHHHHH THAT FEELS GOOD......

ROBERT
by maskedman
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

karlhenning wrote:Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
London Phil
Haitink

Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette, Opus 17

from the Big Munch/BSO Box, the 1961 recording
Karl
Now you also reminded me about RVW. I will have to take our his London symphony for an airing......

Robert
by maskedman
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 360842

Last night Art Pepper meets the rhythm section. Red Garland Paul Chambers Philly Joe classic art..... BENNY GOLSON ONE DAY FOREVER A MUST HAVE...Golson in my opinion one the most underrated writers in jazz. plus a great player..A major contributor to this genre. ..If your not familiar with him, he h...
by maskedman
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

NIELSEN

SYMPHONY NO. 2-5

BURGLUND

RCA

I haven't listened to Nielsen in some time. I forgot how much I enjoy his work...I think I will listen to the other symphonies today....

Robert
by maskedman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

LIGETI

STRING QUARTETS AND DUETS

ARDITTI STRING QUARTET

SONY

My morning wake-up call.....
by maskedman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

http://home.wanadoo.nl/ovar/sovrev/eshpai/rdcd11051.jpg Andrei Eshpai Symphony no. 4 "Symphony-Ballet" (1980-81) Fedoseyev, USSR Radio and TV Large Symphony Orchestra. Symphony no. 5 (1987) Fedoseyev, USSR Symphony Orchestra. Fascinating composer whose recordings can be found on Albany Records. Is ...
by maskedman
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

I hate to see a person unhappy...I would be more than pleased to help you by taking this set off your hands...I happen to like him. Robert if you don't have it already look at the Orfeo live CD of Rafael Kubelik and Wolfgang Schneidermann performing the Piano Concerto, Concerto Funebre and Symphoni...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYC's J&R Music World's expanding classical department
Replies: 14
Views: 2109

Welcome to our future.....
by maskedman
Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

I hate to see a person unhappy...I would be more than pleased to help you by taking this set off your hands...I happen to like him. Robert Caiman has it on for $129.72! Only one in North America. Thank you very much. I am aware of this, thats why I was more than willing to take it off your hands. B...
by maskedman
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440665

SCRIABIN

PIANO CONCERTO

Ugorski/Boulez

DG

I find myself vacillating between this version and the Ashkenazy/Maazel... At the moment I am favoring the Ugorski version...

Robert