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by gperkins151
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Emil Gilels: Melodiya is issuing a biggie like the Richter!
Replies: 12
Views: 3557

Re: Emil Gilels: Melodiya is issuing a biggie like the Richt

No, haven't seen a tracklist as yet, only heard the announcement from a Russian pianist who maintains regular contact with Russia directly. No doubt it will contain a lot of repertoire we already know by him. however, in Russia, he performed and recorded a lot of repertoire he never played publicly...
by gperkins151
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I hear Schnabel's 32 Beethoven sonatas ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: I hear Schnabel's 32 Beethoven sonatas ...

Anyone know who did these transfers? And/or what source was used for the new masterings?
by gperkins151
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

Well, I finally opened the box, and found two curious things. First, they included a white carrying bag with the Melodiya logo and the text "100th Anniversary Richter Edition" printed in black. Second, there was no numbered certificate of authenticity. Sorry to hear that! I assume you looked in the...
by gperkins151
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

maestrob wrote:My set just arrived, in beautiful condition, packed carefully by classical music store in a much larger box.

Can't wait to get started........
Congrats!

Can you please see my images earlier in the thread and tell me if your CD cases look the same (ink smudging and bleed-through)?
by gperkins151
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

Lance wrote:Can't believe it: 895 hits on this thread! Richter still commands attention!
And rightly so!
by gperkins151
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alfred Cortot 40CD Set
Replies: 13
Views: 4247

Re: Alfred Cortot 40CD Set

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kIOJx7uvL.jpg Am immensely tempted by this one: comments? I've compared the transfers in that set to those on Biddulph and Naxos. These newer ones by Art and Son are are at least as good and in many cases, better. Paper sleeves, 80 page booklet. Performances ...
by gperkins151
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

I'm waiting until the U. S. release date. Hopefully, some third party sellers on Amazon will lower the price. MDT has raised their cost to 291 pounds; still a bit much for me. Somehow, I suspect that the Russians will press more than 1000 copies if it proves to be a popular item. What was MDT's pri...
by gperkins151
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

ok, i DON'T CONSIDER MYSELF A COLLECTOR, BECAUSE IF i DID, i'D HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER APARTMENT TO HOUSE ALL THE cdS i WANT. However, occasionally, now, these delectable, tempting box sets arrive on the scene that are just too attractive to pass up. Therefore, I've ordered the Richter Melodiya set for...
by gperkins151
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

maestrob wrote:Thanks! That was helpful.
Glad to help!
by gperkins151
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

I made an unboxing video for youtube, in case people want to get a look at this set:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gp2FaPnQ3kM
by gperkins151
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

Yes, other than the outside box, it appears it was a "fast" printing job. Thanks for confirming, Lance! But, nevertheless, IF only 1,000 copies are being made available ... and most pianophiles have much of Richter's live and commercial recordings, Richter fans will want to have these live performa...
by gperkins151
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

I'm waiting until the U. S. release date. Hopefully, some third party sellers on Amazon will lower the price. MDT has raised their cost to 291 pounds; still a bit much for me. Somehow, I suspect that the Russians will press more than 1000 copies if it proves to be a popular item. What was MDT's pri...
by gperkins151
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

I'm waiting until the U. S. release date. Hopefully, some third party sellers on Amazon will lower the price. MDT has raised their cost to 291 pounds; still a bit much for me. Somehow, I suspect that the Russians will press more than 1000 copies if it proves to be a popular item. What was MDT's pri...
by gperkins151
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: The 50-CD Richter Melodiya box is in hand!

Only one thousand (1,000) copies are said to be issued of this incredible compendium of live Sviatoslav Richter recordings made in Russia. As you would expect, there is lots of repetition of repertoire, nonetheless, each Richter performance is never the same. He was constantly looking to get to the...
by gperkins151
Sat May 10, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sviatoslav Richter plays Schubert's Piano Sonatas
Replies: 22
Views: 9092

Re: Sviatoslav Richter plays Schubert's Piano Sonatas

As promised, I am posting my survey of Richter's commercial releases of performances of Schubert Piano Sonatas. _____________________ A wonderful submission. As a long time Richter fan I appreciate your effort and am pleased to note I have several of your recommended discs. Play on. Thanks very much!
by gperkins151
Tue May 06, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sviatoslav Richter plays Schubert's Piano Sonatas
Replies: 22
Views: 9092

Re: Sviatoslav Richter plays Schubert's Piano Sonatas

http://i.prs.to/t_200/melodiyamelcd1002231.jpg This just arrived!! From Presto Classical, 4CD set on sale for $28.60 It has the usual flimsy Melodiya outer box, but the booklet is nice and the individual sleeves are cool. The sound seems fine and I definitely hear some tape hiss. Now enjoying CD 1,...
by gperkins151
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Beethoven purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: New Beethoven purchase

david johnson wrote:I finally purchased the Backhaus/Schmidt-Isserstedt/VPO Beethoven Piano Concertos. They are very enjoyable.
An awesome set! Did they finally reissue it?
by gperkins151
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rubinstein - Solo Works recorded Multiple Times - Faves?
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Re: Rubinstein - Solo Works recorded Multiple Times - Faves?

I compared the 1953 and 1963 Carnaval recordings this morning and for me, the 1953 is a clear winner. I also compared the 1949 and 1962 Fantasiestucke recordings. These were a much closer call. I think I prefer the sound and directness of the 1949, but the 1962 has a dreamy quality that I really like.
by gperkins151
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rubinstein - Solo Works recorded Multiple Times - Faves?
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Re: Rubinstein - Solo Works recorded Multiple Times - Faves?

I like Rubinstein's two earlier sets of Nocturnes a lot more than his later stereo set. Same with his Mazuras and Polonaises. On the other hand, I like his stereo Fantasiestucke more than his earlier one.
by gperkins151
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rubinstein - Solo Works recorded Multiple Times - Faves?
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Rubinstein - Solo Works recorded Multiple Times - Faves?

For each of the solo works that Rubinstein recorded more than once, I am curious which one(s) folks prefer.

Thanks,
George
by gperkins151
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Valentia Lisitsa's Rachmaninoff Piano Concerti & Rhapsody
Replies: 10
Views: 3723

Re: Valentia Lisitsa's Rachmaninoff Piano Concerti & Rhapsod

To quote Norman Lebrecht in his review: This, belatedly, is her first orchestral recording. She paid for it herself, hiring the London Symphony Orchestra, Abbey Road and veteran producer Michael Fine, flying over for three sets of meticulously planned sessions. Unable to afford a big-brand conducto...
by gperkins151
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The EMI 40-CD Alfred Cortot box is in hand!
Replies: 11
Views: 4096

Re: The EMI 40-CD Alfred Cortot box is in hand!

Has anyone else acquired this big Cortot edition? Just wondering what you think of it thus far. I'm delighted to have it, actually as it contains most everything that was noteworthy to his career. I'm speaking of the artist strictly as a pianist and musician, not for his unworthy and detested polit...
by gperkins151
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A magnificently shocking CD from Lisitsa!
Replies: 6
Views: 2120

Re: A magnificently shocking CD from Lisitsa!

Guitarist wrote:These two are even harder to find, and when they are available, they are obscenely expensive ($150-200 ea):

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I can help out folks if they want to hear that one. Just message me.
by gperkins151
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vladimir Sofronitsky, pianist
Replies: 11
Views: 3350

Re: Vladimir Sofronitsky, pianist

To those who "get" Sofronitsky (Richter included), he is worshiped. I am not among them, but like Lance have enjoyed some of his recordings.
by gperkins151
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chopin's Preludes
Replies: 31
Views: 3824

Re: Chopin's Preludes

I did this survey about a year ago so I'll thought I'd share it here: I decided today to finally compare the various sets of Chopin Preludes that I have acquired over the years. These include: Moravec (VAI and Supraphon), Sokolov (naive), Lucchesini, Pletnev (live), Gilels (live), Arrau (live, Pragu...
by gperkins151
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you still use CASSETTES?
Replies: 13
Views: 3781

Re: Do you still use CASSETTES?

I used to love cassettes. Still have a couple, but nothing to play them on.
by gperkins151
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Rosenthal set availability and # of previously unavailab

At this mopment I do not know when APR will bring out the five CD set of Rosenthal - I am not associated with APR, just had the opportunity to hear the finished Marston transfers because of my connection to Ward Marston. Suggest queries be sent directly to APR: http://www.aprrecordings.co.uk As for...
by gperkins151
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm

maestrob wrote:Gregor & George: Thanks for the headsup! Just ordered this set from Amazon: can't wait to hear it!

:D
My pleasure!
by gperkins151
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm

Chalkperson wrote:I will grab it from J+R this weekend....
I doubt their price will be close to the one I posted, but if so, let me know?
by gperkins151
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm

I just wanted to alert folks who haven't bought this set yet that some of the amazon sellers have it for around $31. Link
by gperkins151
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chalkie - Pink Floyd question
Replies: 18
Views: 2653

Re: Chalkie - Pink Floyd question

I say the earliest CD version for each. The later issues all have some degree of dynamic compression.
by gperkins151
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Watch for four (4) new EMI Icon Sets!
Replies: 19
Views: 5177

Re: Watch for four (4) new EMI Icon Sets!

EMI has been compressing the dynamics in their newer box sets. :(
by gperkins151
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which complete Mozart piano concertos?
Replies: 32
Views: 22517

Re: Which complete Mozart piano concertos?

My vote goes to Anda, with Perahia close behind.
by gperkins151
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven piano concertos
Replies: 25
Views: 6494

Re: Beethoven piano concertos

I’d really like to restrict the discussion to complete sets, and to modern recordings, since I’m not sure there’s much to be gained from weighing Gilels against Rubinstein against Curzon et al. What I’d really like to know is, among the half-dozen or so complete sets that have been released over th...
by gperkins151
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arthur Rubinstein - The Complete Album collection
Replies: 20
Views: 6535

Re: Arthur Rubinstein - The Complete Album collection

Do we know yet if they are redoing the transfers of the pre-tape years and/or remastering this material or re-using the old transfers from the Rubinstein Collection?
by gperkins151
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your thoughts on Brahms' Op. 116 to 119
Replies: 43
Views: 9999

Re: Your thoughts on Brahms' Op. 116 to 119

I was just reading this old thread and wanted to ask those who recommend Kempff which Kempff they are referring to? The mono or stereo DG? Also, for those who have heard both, is there much difference between them?
by gperkins151
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Penguin Guide: Is This What It's Come To?
Replies: 14
Views: 5370

Re: Penguin Guide: Is This What It's Come To?

I gave up on the Penguin Guide long ago, once I got a copy of the Third Ear Guide to Classical Music. That book has guided me to literally hundreds of great recordings. Well worth the small outlay for a used copy on amazon.
by gperkins151
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pollini-His Complete Solo DG Chopin CDs-Bargain Box Bonanza
Replies: 43
Views: 8245

Re: Pollini-His Complete Solo DG Chopin CDs-Bargain Box Bona

It would be remiss of me not to point out that, whatever one's reserves about Pollini's playing, this set is currently just £13 as a pre-order on Amazon UK. Even if you just use the discs to scare the birds from your vegetable patch, it's still pretty good value. Indeed, Pollini's Chopin is for the...
by gperkins151
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...
Replies: 16
Views: 4386

Re: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...

Chalkperson wrote:EMI simply does not bother with Remasterings... :wink:
I wish they wouldn't, as the earlier ones seem to preserve a bit more of the piano tone than the later ones.
by gperkins151
Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...
Replies: 16
Views: 4386

Re: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...

Hi George ... Yes, sorry I missed your question. The flaw appears on Track 21, the final movement of Schumann's Carnaval (Disk 7). It occurs at 0:16 into 0:17, actually a skip. I have written to see if I can simply obtain a replacement for the one disc rather than sending the whole set back to Engl...
by gperkins151
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...
Replies: 16
Views: 4386

Re: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...

Hi Lance! I think you missed my question: My copy arrived ... and am thrilled to have it. First listening was to the Moiseiwitsch/Schumann disc. A digital flaw appears on track 21 and there is no visible blemish on the disc. When does the digital flaw occur? I got my copy of this set today. I listen...
by gperkins151
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...
Replies: 16
Views: 4386

Re: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...

Lance wrote:My copy arrived ... and am thrilled to have it. First listening was to the Moiseiwitsch/Schumann disc. A digital flaw appears on track 21 and there is no visible blemish on the disc.
When does the digital flaw occur? I got my copy of this set today.
by gperkins151
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...
Replies: 16
Views: 4386

Re: Oh, oh, oh! That new DGG/Westminster 10-CD piano set ...

No need to wait. Just order it from overseas. It's 40.21 British pounds at MDT including shipping to America. At today's exchange rate that comes to $62. It's $8 cheaper from Presto Classical: http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/DG/4779527 I've ordered mine but it hasn't arrived yet. Should be in ea...
by gperkins151
Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aldo CICCOLINI
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

Re: Aldo CICCOLINI

I have long had a love affair with Ciccolini's pianism, collected his LPs voraciously, and highly recommend the all-EMI mega-CD Icon set. I also have that EMI Liszt box illustrated. It is stunning. All said, Horowitz still brings an incredible imprint to his Liszt. I would have to have any by Horow...
by gperkins151
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm

Thanks for your fast and comprehensive reply, Gregor.
by gperkins151
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm

Each year brings further seminal piano issues courtesy of Ward Marston, either on his own label, or on other labels carrying Marston transfers. I am writing to alert members to an upcoming five CD set that will appear soon on the APR label out of England, namely, the complete recorded output of Lis...
by gperkins151
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERESA
Replies: 7
Views: 2856

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERESA

Teresa B wrote:Thank you so much, folks!!!
:D
Teresa
Happy Birthday, fellow Virgo. (mine was Sept 2nd)