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by walboi
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Joseph Joachim Raff Monument in Lachen
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

It really is time, that CPO will release all the Raff symphonies, afterall they taped them a few years ago now.....
by walboi
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ** CMG MEETUP ** 10-FEB-2007 Update.
Replies: 183
Views: 23154

Tempting, but I live to far away from the Big Apple huh? 8)
by walboi
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Bernhard Molique. (1801-1869) SQ opus 18, No 1 & 2. Mannheimer Streichquartett. The cd was made in 2004, and is very well recorded, giving the musicians plenty of air. As for the composer, well this is a first one, never heard of the fellow before. It is by no means a unhappy encounter, for there is...
by walboi
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Joseph Martin Kraus. Ballet Music. Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Petter Sundkvist. This fine Naxos recording made in 2005, by Michael Ponder does great credit to this label. Forward and detailed, with a stage image that allows enough dept and brilliance. The SCO are a bunch of well drilled musicians tha...
by walboi
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Sigismund Neukomm. (1778-1858) String Quintets. "Une fete de Village en Suise". "L' Amante abandonnee" Ensemble Les Adieux. This is a most excellent disc from NCA made in 2002. Performance is without a fault, and the recording leaves nothing to be desired. Neukomm is a composer totally unknown to me...
by walboi
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Georg Philipp Telemann. Matthauspassion 1754. Martin Klietman, Tenor. Klaus Mertens, Bass. Kammerchor Cantamus Halle. Capella Savaria/Pal Nemeth. Mannerchor bouquet Vocalis Halle. This NCA recording is yet a fine one. Apart from a unidentified Judas sung by a counter tenor of doubtfull quality. Made...
by walboi
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Ernest Bloch. Complete Works for Violin and Piano. Sonate No. 1 & 2. Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Violin. Avner Arad, Piano. This two fer from Oehms is a fine recording made in 1999, and gives a good impression of this difficult composer. These are by no means easy pieces, and must be taken in small quan...
by walboi
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Festival Overture on the Danish National Hymn, opus 15. Hamlet opus 67bis. Overture and Incidental Music. Janis Kelly, Soprano. Derek Hammond-Stroud, Baritone. LSO/Geoffrey Simon. This recording from 1981, was since long on my list, and finally I bought it for a good price, ...
by walboi
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Ernest John Moeran. SQ No. 1 in A minor. Fantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings in one movement. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor. Sarah Francis, Oboe. Members of the English String Quartet. Melbourne String Quartet. These recordings from 1982-85 are completely remastered, and the difference you...
by walboi
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Anton Stepanovich Arensky. Piano Trios No. 1 & 2. Borodin Trio. Totally surprised by the quality of this performance, I sit in awe. Never heard the Elegia from the first trio so beautifully. And the gorgeous recording deserves all praise, as the cellist Yuli Turovsky. What a fine tone he produces. A...
by walboi
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dedicated to JBuck and 20,000 posts
Replies: 50
Views: 5661

Still don't know what wrong with John!
Somebody please inform me?
by walboi
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What % of your listening is classical music?
Replies: 33
Views: 4570

100%
by walboi
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Francesco Maria Veracini. (1690-1768) Overtures & Concerti. Neue dusseldorfer Hofmusik/Mary Utiger. A beautiful NCA rcording made in 1999, with a very good stage perspective. The performance is good, and very telling on all the details from this fine composer. A perfect beginning after 5 days of for...
by walboi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Mili Balakirev Complete Symphonies and Poems. Symphony No. 1 in C major. Symphonic Poem "Russia". The Philharmonia/Yevgeny Svetlanov. Again tonight a Hyperion recording made in 1991 by Anthony Howell. And that is very special, for this recording belongs to the best ever made for this label. There is...
by walboi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Alexander Borodin

Symphony No. 3 in A minor.

Royal Stockholm PO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.[/b]

Licensed from Chandos, this quality of performance and recording does not come as a surprise. The music is Borodin at his best, with a majestic first movement, and a second movement full with love for life.
by walboi
Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Hyacinthe Jadin. (1776-1800. String Trios, opus 2, 1-3. Ensemble Les Adieux. This is the third time I played this fabulous disc. The writing by Jadin is fascinating, and the moulding of the melodies is superb. The string sing joyous, and warm intimacy is embracing you. Such a fine voice, and so unkn...
by walboi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

karlhenning wrote:This one's for you, Harry:

Allann Pettersson
Symphony № 6
German Symphony
Manfred Trojahn


A little moody, but well written.
Thanks Karl, I needed that.

Harry
by walboi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Hyacinthe Jadin. (1776-1800) String Trios opus 2, 1-3. Ensemble Les Adieux. And yet another winner on the label NCA, from all the recordings I bought, just one dud, that's all. Wonderful contemplative music well executed, and marvelously recorded. There are many influences, but luckily he can stand ...
by walboi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Borodin. Symphony No. 1 in E flat major. Royal Stockholm PO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Brilliant licensed these recordings from Chandos, and it was recorded in Stockholm 1993-4. A golden decision, for they are truly excellent. A fine Chandos sound, and a performance that has all the urgency and power i...
by walboi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Beethoven. Symphony No. 3, "Eroica". The Creatures of Prometheus opus 43. The London Classical Players/Roger Norrington. Norrington is fast, very fast, the second movement, clocks at 12:31, and that's about right for this movement, allthough there are parts were he slows down the tempi, which he sho...
by walboi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Renaissance POP songs. Ensemble of Early Music Augsburg. This lovely recording made in 1989, is a joy from beginning to end. Well sung and recorded, its some tears and laughs abound, that gives you a idea of the court music in that time, while they were eating, fighting and making love I guess. http...
by walboi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

From the big Mozart box I sampled four big boxes, Volume 8/15/24/25, in total 29 cd's. Sacred Works 7 cd's. Masses 8 cd's. Concert Arias, 8 cd's. Oratorios 6 cd's. Brilliant assembled a mix of reasonably good to very bad performers and recordings here. Mozart works need to be performed on a high lev...
by walboi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Marc Antoine Charpentier. Divertissement, Airs et Concerts. Les Arts Florrisants/William Christie. This fine recording from 1998 is a joy from beginning to end. Charpentier wrote very high parts for Soprano, and Sophie Daneman & Patricia Petibon, the stars of this cd cope very well with them, with o...
by walboi
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Giovanni Battista Bononcini. (1670-1747) Amore Doppio. Serenata a tre. Suzie Le Blanc,-Filli. Ursula Fiedler,-Dori. Axel Kohler, Aminta. Lautten Compagney/Wolfgang Katschner. Another wonderful recording from the German label NCA made in 1996, and a image of perfect detail, and a stage reality that i...
by walboi
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Georg Gerson. (1790-1825) Overture in D major. Symphony in E flat major. Fr. L. Ae. Kunzen. (1761-1817) Symphony in G minor. Concerto Copenhagen/Lars Ulrik Mortensen. The recording from 2004, sounds full and very alert. Detail abound, reasonable front to back, could have been better. The music is a ...
by walboi
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Telemann. Cantatas from the Harmonischen Gottesdienst. Ingrid Schmithusen, Soprano. Il Concertino Koln. Almost needless to say that Schmithusen belongs to one of my favourite singers in the HIP world. Combined with my favourite composer in the baroque era, this for me is a glimpse of heaven. Almost ...
by walboi
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Ludolf Nielsen. Symphony No. 1 in B minor opus 3. (1902-03) From the Mountains, opus 8, Symphonic Suite for Orchestra. The Danish PO/Frank Cramer, dacapo 1998. My first encounter with this very interesting composer. He has a voice totally new for me, in which I found a few influences, most notably R...
by walboi
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Max Reger. Complete Piano Works, Volume VII. Markus Becker, Piano. Sechs intermezzi fur Klavier, zu zwei Handen, opus 45. Lose Blatter, opus 13. Aquarellen, opus 25. Liebestraum. Well I clearly shouted the praise around this forum, concerning this fabulous box, Becker has produced. Next to Chopin, R...
by walboi
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Louise Farrenc. (1804-1875) Symphony no. 2 opus 35 in D major. Overture No 1, opus 23 in E minor, and No. 2 opus 24, in E flat major. NDR Radiophilharmonie/Johannes Goritzki. Recorded 2001. Farrenc is a odd duck in the pond, in many ways. In her time being a composer instead of a woman, as men saw t...
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GMG
Replies: 62
Views: 3778

And again GMG has vanished from the internet.
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Max Reger.

Complete Piano Music, in 12 Volumes.

Volume IV.

Ten compositions opus 79a.
Silhouetten, Seven pieces for piano, opus 53.
Blatter und Bluten, 12 piano pieces.

Markus Becker, Piano.

Thorofon 1997.

State of the art recording, and performance.
How I love the music of Reger.

Cheers

Harry
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

karlhenning wrote:John Dowland? Didn't he record with Sting? :-)
That stung, Karl! :lol:
Cheers

Harry
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "greatest" British/Irish composer (and why?)
Replies: 130
Views: 13362

To me - it's a light topic, not to be taken too seriously, and kind of fun to discuss. :) Hear, hear! It's not like we'll expel anyone who feels that the greatest British composer of all time is . . . Elgar ! 8) You have no idea, how much that made me laugh out loud, and I mean very loud! :lol: :lo...
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "greatest" British/Irish composer (and why?)
Replies: 130
Views: 13362

I am always wondering about these threads, The greatest. That is a very personal thing right? It is both personal, and collective. It's some balance, Harry . Cheers, ~Karl Good, but what is a definition of collective? That a lot of people actually agreeing about one composer being the greatest? Cou...
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "greatest" British/Irish composer (and why?)
Replies: 130
Views: 13362

karlhenning wrote:
walboi wrote:Good, but what is a definition of collective?
That a lot of people actually agreeing about one composer being the greatest?
Could that be.... :shock:
My dear Harry, how peculiar of you to confuse collective with majority.

Cheers,
~Karl
Did I, blimey, that's not good huh? :?
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any Johann Strauss II fans
Replies: 40
Views: 3730

Well I am sorry to hear, that you have troubles listening for more than 5 minutes to the music of the Strauss Family. Some months ago, I had a very good day, and I played at least 10 cd,s in one go, strictly Strauss mind. For me that was a well spend day. Cheers Harry :D Dutch too, heh. Was there a...
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "greatest" British/Irish composer (and why?)
Replies: 130
Views: 13362

I am always wondering about these threads, The greatest. That is a very personal thing right? It is both personal, and collective. It's some balance, Harry . Cheers, ~Karl Good, but what is a definition of collective? That a lot of people actually agreeing about one composer being the greatest? Cou...
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any Johann Strauss II fans
Replies: 40
Views: 3730

Well I am sorry to hear, that you have troubles listening for more than 5 minutes to the music of the Strauss Family. Some months ago, I had a very good day, and I played at least 10 cd,s in one go, strictly Strauss mind. Gosh, Harry . . . I'm all for more than five minutes of Strauss , but I shoul...
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "greatest" British/Irish composer (and why?)
Replies: 130
Views: 13362

I am always wondering about these threads, The greatest.
That is a very personal thing right?
A definition for great would be handy.
For what I think great, others find trash!

Cheers.
Harry
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Baroque Trio Sonates, on original instruments.

Concert Royal.

Works from Krebs/Telemann/Quantz/Galuppi/Lotti/Kleinknecht.

Christophorus 1989.

Well recorded, and even better performed. The sonorities of original instruments are delightful.
Cheers.
Harry :wink:
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any Johann Strauss II fans
Replies: 40
Views: 3730

karlhenning wrote:Then too, Harry, you are often in the market for hefty piles! :-)

Cheers,
~Karl
This knife is cutting both ways Karl! :roll: :D
by walboi
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any Johann Strauss II fans
Replies: 40
Views: 3730

Well I am sorry to hear, that you have troubles listening for more than 5 minutes to the music of the Strauss Family.
Some months ago, I had a very good day, and I played at least 10 cd,s in one go, strictly Strauss mind.
For me that was a well spend day.
Cheers
Harry :D
by walboi
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GMG
Replies: 62
Views: 3778

Mel is a silly old bat, and you should all ignore him.
If he doesn't get attention, the fun for him will quickly be gone.
by walboi
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GMG
Replies: 62
Views: 3778

Well it seems that Rob has a difficult time right now. He thought with starting up the new site in the beginning of this year, that the site would run smoothly. Not so, the site crashes increase in intensity, and for long times, Rob being the only one that keeps it afloat. And maybe the technical s...
by walboi
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

Mondonville.

Six Sonates Symphonie opus 3.

Les Musiciens du Louvre/Minkowski.

Archiv Blue.

Harry
by walboi
Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anton Eberl (1765-1807) Chamber Music - Great!
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Can confirm that, have the same CPO disc, and it is indeed wonderful. :)

Cheers

Harry
by walboi
Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any Johann Strauss II fans
Replies: 40
Views: 3730

Well to make matters easy, I just bought the Marco Polo catalogue concerning the works of all members of the the Strauss family.
That is a hefty pile, but then they wrote such fantastic music.......
Cheers

Harry
by walboi
Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 441884

John Field

Complete Piano Works.

Rondos Variations.

Pietro Spada, Piano.

Recording 1995, on ARTS.

Very well done, and fine music to booth.

Cheers
Harry
by walboi
Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2440672

Havergail Brian.

Festival Fanfare.

Symphony No. 2 in E minor.

Moscow SO/Tony Rowe.

Naxos 1996.

Devastating adventure, need new gear, to climb the next work of Brian.

Harry
by walboi
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New to the board - looking for recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 2447

Me thinks that for up tempo music you have to listen to Jazz, or pop music, for up tempo music is a anachronism in classical music.