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by CharmNewton
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 458
Views: 86375

Re: What I listened to today

https://tinyurl.com/yazlpxds I remember buying this as a new release and still have my copy. It was the first recording I'd ever heard that had all the repeats. Like Monteux's Vienna Eroica , which used Beethoven's orchestration for the climax near the end of the first movement, it had the jolt of ...
by CharmNewton
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3889
Views: 424328

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

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71pClJfVftL._SL1073_.jpg I've enjoyed Ms. Haebler's recordings of Mozart, Schubert, Chopin (her recording of the Nocturnes for Vox is one of the best I've heard, never issued on CD as far as I can tell) and J.C. Bach and was delighted to find this re...
by CharmNewton
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Art of Pianist Nikita Magaloff [Decca]
Replies: 18
Views: 2269

Re: Art of Pianist Nikita Magaloff [Decca]

My thanks to maestro for uncovering this set here in the U.S. at such an attractive price. I only have a couple of CDs of Magaloff recorded late in his career, so I'm looking forward to exploring this wide ranging set.

John
by CharmNewton
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

A few comments about the packaging of the LSR collection. Each CD is housed in a glossy paper sleeve that reproduces the booklet cover photo of the original Yedang CD. They are nice to the touch and generally attractive. However, frequently the contents on the back of each disc are listed in a font ...
by CharmNewton
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

For those who wish to know how much duplication exists between the Yedang Classics Legendary Soviet Recordings (LSR) and Brilliant Classics Russian Legends (RL) boxes, I've gone through the contents of both and listed the duplications below: David Oistrakh: Beethoven: "Kreutzer" Sonata w/ Frieda Bau...
by CharmNewton
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strange - at Best Buy!
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: Strange - at Best Buy!

Thank you, thank you! I'll check them out. Appreciate it. Crutchfield is still selling car CD players. If your car's receiver has a line input that takes a stereo mini-jack (like you see on headphones) you should be able to connect a portable CD player to it via the player's headphone jack. With Mi...
by CharmNewton
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 1990

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Maestrob, you should contact amazon.co.jp Customer Service via Help. They can help you through the process. Once you get set up, you'll have a login that will differ from the one for other Amazon sites but ordering will be easy.

John
by CharmNewton
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 2997

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

I've listened to about half of the Cortot EMI box and it is compiled from both new and very old transfers. The newer ones, such as the Victor acoustics and early electrics sound very good. Victor mastered electrical recording quickly and captured his sound well. There are others that sound awful. Fo...
by CharmNewton
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Just released: Leonard Rose - Complete Concerto & Sonata Recordings
Replies: 8
Views: 2997

Re: Just released: Leonard Rose - Complete Concerto & Sonata Recordings

My copy arrived on Friday. First up was the Brahms Double Concerto conducted by Bruno Walter. It sounded really awful, as if it was recorded in a cave. I still have a copy of the LP (ML 5076) and listened to it yesterday. While it seemed a bit lacking in highs and some orchestral details, it sounded...
by CharmNewton
Sun May 06, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Marcelle Meyer
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

Re: Marcelle Meyer

I understand that Membran licensed this set from Warner as well as the Yves Nat complete edition, which contains an excellent complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle. The Marcelle Meyer collection is not quite complete. She made two recordings of Mozart's Sonata, K. 310. The second recording is in the...
by CharmNewton
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 76
Views: 17394

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

What is, however, interesting is that the new box set lists Bruckner's 8th as coming in two recorded versions. I am sure one is the stereo version with Cleveland of 1969. But what could the other be? According to abruckner.com's discography, there is another take of this symphony with Szell and Cle...
by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jean-Claude Malgoire (1940–2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Jean-Claude Malgoire (1940–2018)

Sorry to read this. I've enjoyed his recording of Handel's Concerti Grossi, Op. 6. Lively and colorful music making.

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 76
Views: 17394

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

I agree with T. Schurk that recordings by Szell originating on the Sony label are excluded from this collection (one has to sometimes read the titles to these collections like a lawyer). Sony issued 3 CDs of Szell in the 1990s that were licensed from the Austrian Radio (Bruckner symphonies 3 and 7 a...
by CharmNewton
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anshel Brusilow (14 Aug 1928–15 Jan 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: Anshel Brusilow (14 Aug 1928–15 Jan 2018)

He posted a review of his recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with Ormandy on Amazon.com, giving it 5 stars and supplying a succinct assessment -- "I think it's the best 4 Seasons recorded. Of course I would.". Sounds like a delightful guy.

John
by CharmNewton
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura-Skoda
Replies: 24
Views: 3916

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: 4562

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: 4562

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: 2101

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: 1239

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: 752

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: 1749

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: 1749

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: 2343

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: 5797

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: 3889
Views: 424328

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: 2348

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: 1294

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: 1294

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: 2361

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: 2486

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: 2477

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: 2477

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: 2477

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: 2361

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: 2477

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: 1500

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: 1500

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: 4561

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: 4561

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: 3460

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: 3460

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: 1092

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: 1704

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: 1186

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: 2276306

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: 2031

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: 1403

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: 6075

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: 4750

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: 6075

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 ...