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by CharmNewton
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura-Skoda
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: Paul Badura-Skoda

Lance, the tracking information from amazon.co.uk is very unreliable, and depending on how much time has passed since your order it may still be on its way. I've had a package reported as delivered that came a week later and others that I've received long ago still showing as in transit. But if it h...
by CharmNewton
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!

Given how much live material there is for Vladimir Horowitz (and some others), it seems recorded recitals weren't uncommon back then. Perhaps Horowitz wanted his recitals recorded. Carnegie Hall had an in-house recording setup, as it was that system that was used to record Richter's recitals in 1960...
by CharmNewton
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: Maryla Jonas, pianist - incredible!

An online search of the Carnegie Hall archives list 11 entries for Ms. Jonas, with her appearance with the New York Philharmonic of 10/13/1946 being broadcast.

Possibly any recordings of the 8 solo recitals that she gave there are in the possession of her family.

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...

I'm currently enjoying The Philips Years box along with the RCA CSO collection. I plan to picj up the German Masterworks box and maybe one of the others from Universal, but duplication may be a problem as Universal Italy is overlapping some of the parent company. Among the older, golden generation O...
by CharmNewton
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steven Isserlis, cello: Complete RCA Recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Steven Isserlis, cello: Complete RCA Recordings

Isserlis is one of the outstanding cellists before the public today. His playing is engaging and sounds effortless. He plays a Stradivarius that is an exceptional instrument, even for Stradivarius. This is an outstanding collection. This set isn't quite complete as it omits his recording of the Barb...
by CharmNewton
Fri May 12, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New addition to Cleveland Orchestra discography?
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: New addition to Cleveland Orchestra discography?

You may be correct. The recordings were made in St. Paul's Church in Cleveland on May 5-7, 1958.

John
by CharmNewton
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA Ozawa "complete" RCA Recordings?????
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: RCA Ozawa "complete" RCA Recordings?????

Well, John, you make a point, though my first impression was his "complete" RCA recordings. It is just a slightly bit misleading in my estimation. You may have piqued my interest in acquiring this set after all! And, of course, I would delight in having Stock's and Rodzinski's recordings in one box...
by CharmNewton
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA Ozawa "complete" RCA Recordings?????
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: RCA Ozawa "complete" RCA Recordings?????

Like Mr. Johnson, I took this to mean Mr. Ozawa's CSO recordings for RCA. It's part of a series that started with the release of Reiner's recordings in Chicago, continued with those of Jean Martinon, Morton Gould and now Seiji Ozawa. James Levine can't be too far away. Whether we see the CSO recordi...
by CharmNewton
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bruckner Critics Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Bruckner Critics Discussion

All things Bruckner here on John Berky's site, including a complete commercial recordings discog and the Bruckner Society of America. https://www.abruckner.com I'm tempted to believe that AB's cycle is the most affecting of the Romantic Age. My favorite perf is by the Chicago led by Barenboim on DG...
by CharmNewton
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2017 & My Quest to Learn the Liszt Sonata
Replies: 47
Views: 3036

Re: 2017 & My Quest to Learn the Liszt Sonata

[1)] Zimerman can't possibly have needed anything like that many retakes; he mostly plays it safe technically. Unless he kept changing his mind about how he wanted to interpret the sonata and had to start over from scratch repeatedly. [2)] While I'm writing, it turns out that Rachmaninoff offered t...
by CharmNewton
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3775
Views: 264624

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

Hello there, I thought I might drop in and say hello to my wonderful friends on CMG and wish you all a very Happy New Year. These wonderful additions to my modest library arrived last week: http://www.deccaclassics.com/imgs/s300x300/4789604.jpg I don't know why I waited so long to buy this CD: http...
by CharmNewton
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Musical America" names Yuja Wang 2017 Artist of the Year
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: "Musical America" names Yuja Wang 2017 Artist of the Yea

I don't like the sound of her piano, at least as recorded by DG. To me it lacks distinction. Perhaps her tone is lovelier in concert.

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel's Beethoven "32", new edition from Warner
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Schnabel's Beethoven "32", new edition from Warner

David Bloesch's definitive Schnabel discography in ARSC Journal vol. 18 shows that Schnabel recorded Sonata #15 twice, on 2/3/32 and 2/3&17/33. Why the sonata was rerecorded when all six sides had been approved as master takes, the discography doesn't say. Only inspection of the actual 78s would co...
by CharmNewton
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel's Beethoven "32", new edition from Warner
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Schnabel's Beethoven "32", new edition from Warner

I've been listening to this new release over the past few weeks and I feel that the results are mixed. I am impressed with the intensity and dynamics of Schnabel's playing. The wide range of soft to loud and sforzando attacks are very natural sounding. On the other hand, the warm lower octaves seem ...
by CharmNewton
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Obamacare architects discuss the ACA
Replies: 24
Views: 1346

Re: Two Obamacare architects discuss the ACA

Or maybe we can wait until the GOPers get all the illegals out of the country, and we can't buy fruits or vegetables in the supermarket anymore because all the people who harvest them have been deported. And I wonder how those rural GOPers are going to feel after their party shuts down all their po...
by CharmNewton
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Works that live or die by the orchestral soloists
Replies: 26
Views: 1566

Re: Works that live or die by the orchestral soloists

There's the extended violin solos in Strauss' Ein Heldenleben and the flute solos in Mahler's Symphony No. 10 and Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain.

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Internet regulation
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Internet regulation

You just don't get it - "it" being the topic of this thread as addressed by the President - so I won't repeat myself. However, I will answer one of your questions, and respond to your final comment. What I don't get is--what broke the Internet in the last few weeks that requires government regulati...
by CharmNewton
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Internet regulation
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Internet regulation

Simply adding raw capacity does not make that capacity equally available to content providers and to users like us. The ISPs regulate the Internet de facto, and they are intrinsically self-serving. It really is as simple as adding bandwidth, which has been the trend since the days of dial-up. ISPs ...
by CharmNewton
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Internet regulation
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Internet regulation

The solution is to expand broadband, not regulate existing ISPs. For example, I saw a news clip that Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, is looking into a venture expand Internet access via a fleet of approximately 700 small satellites. He said he'll have more to say on this in 2-3 months. The actions of the...
by CharmNewton
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Obamacare architects discuss the ACA
Replies: 24
Views: 1346

Two Obamacare architects discuss the ACA

Jonathan Gruber and Mark Pauly provide an economic perspective to the ACA. Clips from this video made the news yesterday, but here is the whole thing. This discussion took place in October, 2013 shortly after the rollout of the ACA. http://www.youtube.com/v/iHihDa_VPWw&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x2b405b&...
by CharmNewton
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Internet regulation
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Internet regulation

How is this an improvement over what we see today? Currently billions of devices connect to the Internet and its hard to imagine someone making a portable device that cannot do so. Are Time-Warner plotting to return consumers of this forum to dial-up speeds so that they can sell bandwidth to the lik...
by CharmNewton
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The EMI Icon sets (happily continue)!
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: The EMI Icon sets (happily continue)!

You are apparently correct, John. Nothing is KNOWN about this recording, the venue, producer, or even the recording dates. While they are in stereo, the only thing we do know is that György Sebók is the pianist. Further, these particular performances have not been digitally remastered. I cannot det...
by CharmNewton
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The EMI Icon sets (happily continue)!
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: The EMI Icon sets (happily continue)!

Starker recorded Beethoven's Cello Sonatas and Variations with Rudolf Buchbinder for Telefunken (later TELDEC), a label long part of the Warner Group. Those do not appear to be in this set.

John
by CharmNewton
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Four Last Songs Recordings
Replies: 23
Views: 3056

Re: Strauss: Four Last Songs Recordings

•EMI/Electrola - Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano; Erik Werba, piano (Werba's piano transcription auth by Strauss) This is a recording I haven't encountered before. Is this a CD or LP? Do you have a catalog number for it? Thanks, John After performing some online searches, I can't find any reference...
by CharmNewton
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Four Last Songs Recordings
Replies: 23
Views: 3056

Re: Strauss: Four Last Songs Recordings

Lance wrote:•EMI/Electrola - Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano; Erik Werba, piano (Werba's piano transcription auth by Strauss)
This is a recording I haven't encountered before. Is this a CD or LP? Do you have a catalog number for it?

Thanks,

John
by CharmNewton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 2177

Re: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs

I have many fine recordings of Strauss's Op. 30. I am using the 1953 Decca recording of Clemens Krauss/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that is probably the finest MONO recording of the work ever made followed by Reiner's/Chicago Symphony on RCA. The first segment, "Sunrise," continues to be an ear op...
by CharmNewton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 2177

Re: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs

When the Karajan / Vienna Philharmonic recording on London (English Decca) arrived at WHRB, we were stunned by the extraordinary sound of the first two minutes. So was Stanley Kubrik, apparently, as he used this recording for the soundtrack of "2001: A Space Odyssey." I don't care for the rest of t...
by CharmNewton
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Welser-Most Resigns from Vienna State Opera
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Welser-Most Resigns from Vienna State Opera

Welser-Most was scheduled to conduct Janacek's Cunning Vixen , Verdi's La Traviata and Rigoletto , Richard Strauss' Joseph's Legend and Elektra and Hindemith's Cardillac . His first appearance was to be in November. Does this sound like the schedule of the Music Director? Simon Rattle will be conduc...
by CharmNewton
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Frans Brüggen rest in peace
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

A wonderful musician. RIP.

John
by CharmNewton
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin song cycle
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin song cycle

Rudolf Schock made a lovely recording of Die schöne Müllerin in the mid 1950s with Gerald Moore. I haven't seen an EMI issue of this cycle on CD, but the enterprising people at Gala have made a fine transfer and included it in a 4 CD collection. Mr. Schock sings the cycle intimately and the sweetnes...
by CharmNewton
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2012385

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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This LP (a recent arrival) is a recital of songs by Mozart, Schumann, Wolf and Debussy. As far as I can determine, the Debussy songs have never been transferred to CD and that may be true for some of the others as well.

John
by CharmNewton
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Reiner Strauss collection on Sony/BMG
Replies: 10
Views: 1465

New Reiner Strauss collection on Sony/BMG

Now that Sony/BMG have issued the Reiner/CSO collection, they have put together another of recordings of Richard Strauss. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kqEsZKi8L._AA160_.jpg The new box includes Reiner's Pittsburgh Strauss recordings and 1956 recordings of Death and Transfiguration and Til...
by CharmNewton
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New "Icon" sets
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: New "Icon" sets

Any idea of what will be included in the Starker set that wasn't included in the French EMI Introuvables set?

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KUSC-FM in Los Angeles in Trouble
Replies: 35
Views: 4696

Re: KUSC-FM in Los Angeles in Trouble

I don't see how any music oriented radio station survives in the era of Spotify. I agree with you. I hadn't heard of Spotify until it was mentioned on a business show and decided to check it out. I was able to hear some new releases in their entirety. One question with Spotify and other services is...
by CharmNewton
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Comparing Goldbergs
Replies: 63
Views: 2493

Re: Comparing Goldbergs

I have liked Gould's second recording since it first appeared for its beauty of sound and cleanly articulated playing. At times it is very moving, especially the return of the aria. The earlier recording for me has moments that sound out of control and (occasionally) smeared. I don't know if Gould w...
by CharmNewton
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KUSC-FM in Los Angeles in Trouble
Replies: 35
Views: 4696

Re: KUSC-FM in Los Angeles in Trouble

I doubt that they are attracting any larger audience, particularly in Los Angeles. Remember that Los Angeles has had an extremely strong new music tradition since the days when both Stravinsky and Schoenberg lived there (all right, to be picky, Stravinsky actually lived in Beverly Hills). There is ...
by CharmNewton
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Solti - The Ring Cycle - Deluxe Limited Edition + more Ring
Replies: 54
Views: 2732

Re: Solti - The Ring Cycle - Deluxe Limited Edition + more R

What do members think of the Janowski Ring on BMG/Sony? With the Dresden Staatskapelle I would expect the orchestral contribution to be fabulous but what do those who have heard it think of the singing and conducting?

John
by CharmNewton
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In December
Replies: 13
Views: 5678

Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

The Living Stereo Vol. 2 follows the Original Jackets format and also provides the original LP issue numbers. I thought this might be an opportunity to issue some items that hadn't appeared on CD (like Daniel Shafran's recording of the Schubert "Arpeggione" sonata) but it doesn't look that way as th...
by CharmNewton
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Monteux plays Sibelius score WITH ALTERED ENDING!
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Monteux plays Sibelius score WITH ALTERED ENDING!

Perhaps the ending was revised to ensure the work (or the program) didn't run over its allotted time. Never. No conductor of any reputation would do any such thing for that reason. If there was a timing problem, a different piece would have been selected. Isn't there a saying about "never saying ne...
by CharmNewton
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Monteux plays Sibelius score WITH ALTERED ENDING!
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Monteux plays Sibelius score WITH ALTERED ENDING!

Perhaps the ending was revised to ensure the work (or the program) didn't run over its allotted time.

John
by CharmNewton
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels Discuss New Horowitz Release
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels Discuss New Horowitz Rele

For example, there seems to be no tape of one his 1945 recitals, a concert at which he played the Prokofiev Eighth Sonata, a work he did not record on any other occasion. In 1945, a recital would have been recorded on some form of disc rather than tape, as the latter medium hadn't made its way to t...
by CharmNewton
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3775
Views: 264624

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

Splurged on the Mengelberg The Concertgebouw Recordings [Decca - 15 cds]. It seems very much like an interesting set to explore..... These are all live recordings from the late '30s, aren't they? I didn't know there was a complete Beethoven symphony cycle from Mengelberg. The Mahler and Strauss ref...
by CharmNewton
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Spotify; figures, facts, confession and a question...
Replies: 19
Views: 2782

Re: Spotify; figures, facts, confession and a question...

I have used the web player on the Spotify web site, but I am considering a subscription. Like many here I have more CDs (and other formats) than space. Being a great admirer of Anneliese Rothenberger, I was happy to get the chance to listen to her recording of Berg's Lulu complete. The music still d...
by CharmNewton
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax

I stand corrected on the importance of the Federal excise tax on liquor to overall revenue. I suspect tobacco played a part as well. I'll have to get a copy of Oreck's book. Looking at the relationship between the temperance movement and the passage of the Revenue Act of 1913, it's hard to see a con...
by CharmNewton
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax

The Revenue Act of 1913 was signed into law 100 years ago today by Woodrow Wilson (D). The act had the additional purpose of updating tariff rates (reducing a great many), which up until the imposition of an income tax on individuals had been the main source of revenue for the Federal Government. I...
by CharmNewton
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax

The Revenue Act of 1913 was signed into law 100 years ago today by Woodrow Wilson (D). The act had the additional purpose of updating tariff rates (reducing a great many), which up until the imposition of an income tax on individuals had been the main source of revenue for the Federal Government. Pe...
by CharmNewton
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New EMI Icon sets
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Re: New EMI Icon sets

The Malcuzynski set interests me as well.

I've seen photos of these with the Warner Classics logo, not EMI. I find it a bit disconcerting. I hope the EMI brand isn't disappearing.

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Gary Graffman Edition has arrived!
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Re: The Gary Graffman Edition has arrived!

Sony has been issuing CDs as Original Jacket replicas of LPs for many years now. The DG Originals series may have started things rolling, but they issued the CDs in jewel cases. The non-playing side looked like a mini-LP, even mimicking the look of grooves. Sony/BMG is getting very good at this sor...
by CharmNewton
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Gary Graffman Edition has arrived!
Replies: 14
Views: 1732

Re: The Gary Graffman Edition has arrived!

Can these actually be CDs from the new set, mocked up to look like analog discs with facsimiles of the original labels? It's a puzzlement. At first I thought they could not possibly be CDs until I realized that you can have a hole in the middle as it needs no spindle in order to play, and there is ...
by CharmNewton
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Noel Lee has died, age 88
Replies: 12
Views: 1261

Re: Noel Lee has died, age 88

My LP is with a friend overseas and I haven't heard it in along time but am listening to some of it on Youtube. None of the schmaltzy, dripping with saccharine, style of playing for Lee. These were composed in the classical period and nearly all recordings are too slow and overuse rubato. Lee recog...