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by ichiro
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms piano concerto
Replies: 30
Views: 3455

What about the Stephen Hough and Andrew Davis recordings?

Granted, I havent sampled much yet, and these may not be the best, but they sound pretty rock solid to me. The first movement on No. 1 I thought to be pretty dramatic.
by ichiro
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When film music improves a movie
Replies: 55
Views: 5722

I would throw in 3 Kubrick Films: 2001 Clockwork Orange Barry Lyndon In Clockwork, I have to say that I actually prefer the Wendy Carlos synthesizer of Beethovens turkish march in the 4th movement to his own orchestration (I know, blaspehmy), its just so indelible. Also Barry Lyndon has wonderful mu...
by ichiro
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A subjective question
Replies: 66
Views: 10532

For me, I can list a few Brahms Violin Sonata no. 2 The slow movement of Beethoven's 9th Schumann's Fantasistucke Piano Suite Chopin's Ballades I also definitely agree with Mozart's Piano Concertos (esp 17-27). Stunning clarity of piano writing and nimbly orchestrated. By the way, on a tangential th...
by ichiro
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dvorak's Piano Trio No. 3: An underappreciated masterpiece?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Dvorak's Piano Trio No. 3: An underappreciated masterpiece?

I have to briefly start by saying though I like all of Dvorak quite thoroughly, he still has never cracked my top rank of composers. Sure, some of the symphonies and the piano quintet are excellent, but he's never reached the summit (for me). And yet, I just finished grappling with his 3rd Piano tri...
by ichiro
Thu May 17, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How to Put 6,500 cd's into a shoebox...
Replies: 36
Views: 6230

I think we haver arrived at a point in terms of storing music in general, where you can pretty much duplicate CD quailty and store massive amounts of music in digital, accessible formats as long as you have a hard drive to store it. In terms of digital music in general, Im at the point where my 20 g...
by ichiro
Thu May 17, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Modern Music Masterpieces
Replies: 53
Views: 9930

Hey Guys, thanks for all the feedback, that's a lot of music!! And yes, 1940 is an arbitrary date, but I think quite simply that about 1940 is the time when my knowledge of modern classical music disappears. But I will spin a little Boulez, Ligeti, Hindemith, Carter, Part , Messaien, to begin with. ...
by ichiro
Mon May 14, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Modern Music Masterpieces
Replies: 53
Views: 9930

Modern Music Masterpieces

I am very knew to Modern Music (say 1940-), and would like to know what are the established "big " (not in terms of scale, but in terms of quality) pieces by musicolgists ect. I know this is a tough and debatable question, and the answers vary, but if you could maybe list 10 standard pieces to get m...
by ichiro
Tue May 08, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which music have you "outgrown"?
Replies: 38
Views: 5089

I think Saint-Saens would be the only composer who has really slipped in my mind, everyone else has held ground or grown in my respect (Mozart, and Schubert especially). I really liked SS's 2nd Piano concerto, but even at the beginning I knew it was too "light and frothy", although I played the hell...
by ichiro
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Top 20 composers
Replies: 89
Views: 14443

I, being a young person, have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with making lists, so I have a tendency to rank both the pieces I listen to and the composers as well. Now, naturally, giving a number to a piece of great music is in many ways a silly thing to do, but I like the fact that it allows me to ...
by ichiro
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Article about new Mozart documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Article about new Mozart documentary

Hope this article has not been posted yet! 'Search for Mozart' finds real genius British documentary brings balance to 250th anniversary mania April 13, 2007 BY ANDREW PATNER Last year's 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was marked by a Mozart mania that was enough to put the...
by ichiro
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do you want from classical music? Seriously!
Replies: 25
Views: 6429

This is a very tough question, and relates to why i listen to classical music in the first place, which i can't answer, other than the fact that my dad has always been a classical music fanatic, would play all types of music ( esp shostakovich/prokofiev in recent years, ), and so in a sense encourag...
by ichiro
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Robert Schumann's works
Replies: 38
Views: 9457

I think you should definitely hear the symphonic etudes, its a truly great piece, though you may only think that after you've heard it a number of times. Schumann, first of all, is in my personal top 3 composer this side of Beethoven and Brahms. He may not be as great as them, but he can evoke a hig...
by ichiro
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Pieces you wish you weren't burnt out on
Replies: 40
Views: 9935

Let me just take this on my own tangent to try to see how it relates to how I listen to music. In general, I am always "working" on a piece of music. In my two years of listening to classical music, it usually means I spend about 3-4 days listening to one piece at a time. I usually listen to the 1st...
by ichiro
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: OSM under Kent Nagano
Replies: 0
Views: 624

OSM under Kent Nagano

I'm in Montreal, going to my first OSM concert tomorrow, they're playing the Schumann PConcerto (my favorite), and just wondering if anyone knows what the concert hall's like,, what the new conductor Kent Nagano is like, his style etc. Or any general impressions of the orchestra, I would like to kno...
by ichiro
Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE of Music
Replies: 12
Views: 1854

Yeah that Dittersdorff's a real clown, never heard any of his music though.
by ichiro
Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: "Classical Glam?"
Replies: 33
Views: 5196

I remember going to a Lang Lang concert in may, and he played a chopin concerto. The performance was fine, nothing great, but of course the audience erupts. The marketing campaign, for classical music that is, was huge, but he was way overhyped, as usual. during the break, there was a massive line f...
by ichiro
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Will MTT Be TV's New Bernstein?
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

I just went to the project's webisite keepingscore.org, and it has a really neat web browser that breaks down the score of the Eroica with video clips, illustrations using the score, and background on the history of the piece. It's really neat! Granted, it's not a complete analysis of the piece, but...
by ichiro
Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: "Blind Spot" Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 1885

Regarding Prokofiev, I actually really like most of his music, especially the 2nd Piano Concerto. It's just I havent been excited by the fifth. I still like the piece, as I do of 99% of every classical piece I listen to, the enthusiasm is just not there That said, all great pieces need to be constan...
by ichiro
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: "Blind Spot" Pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 1885

"Blind Spot" Pieces

Excellent thread by Jack, and I too want to ask the similar question: which acknowledged masterpieces leave you cold?

For me Dvorak Cello Concerto, the Prokofiev 5th symphony, and the Bruckner 7 (especially inpenetrable) don't do much for me.
by ichiro
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Works that you gain from listening to repeatedly....
Replies: 32
Views: 6403

I have too many favorites to list, but if i see the question as extra understanding gained from repeat listening, I would say it is all the late quartets of Beethoven. I was rather daunted by these 5 pieces, plus fugue, when i started listening to them last december. Granted many consider this set t...
by ichiro
Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music Vs. the other arts
Replies: 15
Views: 2296

Music Vs. the other arts

I know in many ways this is a futile question, but I've always been interested in it and want an opinion: Is music a deeper or more powerful art as compared to the great literature, great painting, even great film of the world? Could we take, say a Beethoven Opus 131, and stack it up against Hamlet,...
by ichiro
Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Italia!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

I forgot Verdi Puccini Pollini and Michelangeli among others
by ichiro
Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Italia!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Italia!!!

Italia Italia!!!!!!

All i can say is vivaldi resphigi donizetti rossini and bellini

Thats all, but football is global, as is music
by ichiro
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Beethoven: late quartets vs the sonatas
Replies: 19
Views: 5300

Sorry guys, but can ANYONE give me an insight into the differences and similarities of these two great bodies of work? (not that I disdain playing a great concerto by any means!)
by ichiro
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Beethoven: late quartets vs the sonatas
Replies: 19
Views: 5300

Beethoven: late quartets vs the sonatas

The last 3 piano sonatas and the 5 last string quartets are among my favorite pieces, amongst the most profound of any composer, not only of Beethoven. My question is: can you compare the sonatas and quartets against each other in terms of different qualities? what are those differences and similari...
by ichiro
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: John Williams' Music
Replies: 17
Views: 3142

John Williams' Music

OK, how do you rate the film composer's music? Obviously, his scores are popular (and being reused again for the new Superman movie), but how do you rate him? Are his scores substantial from a classical standpoint? Or are his concert pieces any good? The other thing I wanted to know is how much clas...
by ichiro
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Beethoven Concertos 3&4
Replies: 26
Views: 4678

Beethoven Concertos 3&4

I've had a hard time finding good recordings for Piano Concertos 3 and 4 of Beethoven

Any suggestions for me?
by ichiro
Thu May 04, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Schumann vs. Schubert
Replies: 97
Views: 28443

What dya guys think of the Schumann recording with Helene Grimaud and Zinman?
by ichiro
Wed May 03, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: How many classical CDs/tapes/LPs do you own?
Replies: 30
Views: 9103

This may sound like blasphemy to the rest of you, but i DOWNLOAD/rip my classical music onto an IPOD!!! No really, I am perefectly fine with the "less than perfect" sound many purists demand. Sure, the aproximately 200 CDs worth of music may not be reference quality sound, but I have no need for per...
by ichiro
Tue May 02, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Schumann vs. Schubert
Replies: 97
Views: 28443

Another general question: can you guys suggest the best 3 or 4 recordings of the Schumann Piano Concerto?
by ichiro
Mon May 01, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Schumann vs. Schubert
Replies: 97
Views: 28443

I've been listening to Schumann's Fantasy in C for like a year, and though i always thought it very good, I didn't see it as the masterpiece many have claimed I put it on again tonight, and all of the sudden im completely blown away by the last movement. So very profound. My question: can someone fa...
by ichiro
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Schumann vs. Schubert
Replies: 97
Views: 28443

To get back to the Schumann vs Schubert, for me I really like both composers, but Schumann is closer to my heart. For me, I think he is the only composer in the world apart from Beethoven (of course) that can really give you a sense of an inner, private life in music. I think to music like Kreisleri...
by ichiro
Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dream Concert.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2706

I'm going to give two, one for orchestra, one solo piano Overture-Tchaiko Romeo and Juliet Concerto-Schumann Piano with Martha Argerich Symphony-Brahms No. 1 And Maybe get Tilson Thomas on the podium For a Piano Recital, it would be Brahms opus 118 Beethoven Pathetique Schumann Carnaval, with Lupu p...
by ichiro
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Late Beethoven String Quartets
Replies: 17
Views: 3224

It is often said that both the late piano sonatas and the quartets of beethoven are part of the same world. A question I have to everyone: is there a quality difference between the quartets and the sonatas?, and if so, please explain to me what the key differences are. This is a question I have not ...
by ichiro
Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Brahms' Piano Style
Replies: 15
Views: 4889

Yes, I plan to plagarize this egregiously! No, not really, but SueCan your words are very well-put, and it gives me some great ideas of where I need to go. Thanks very much.
by ichiro
Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 447817

I'm on a Chopin binge right now listening to the pol-fantasie played by Pollini on a DG recording, then I'm gonna slog through the whole set of nocturnes by Pires
by ichiro
Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Brahms' Piano Style
Replies: 15
Views: 4889

Brahms' Piano Style

I'm writing a paper about Brahms, and I wanted to know if anyone can comment on the style of his piano writing. Essentially, what i would like to know is: are there any features that distinguishes his piano style? ( say, as opposed to Schumann or Chopin for example), and how did his style change fro...
by ichiro
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favorite 5 pieces
Replies: 78
Views: 21431

Short of starting a new thread altogether, maybe i should just briefly rephrase the request to supplying your five "desert island pieces", the ones you would take with you above all else, although i'm sure this is no easy proposition.
by ichiro
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favorite 5 pieces
Replies: 78
Views: 21431

Just to point out, most of the chamber music mentioned is pretty substantial in terms of time, being multi-movement works, as are many of the piano works. my other question is, do you truly believe that short pieces offer less substance than large-scale works? My view is that (although not exclusive...
by ichiro
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Felix Mendelssohn - Why doesn't he move me? - How about you?
Replies: 66
Views: 16122

my name's Dan, i'm a student(not music) from Vancouver Canada, and have been actively listening to classical music for a year and a half. I've Hi Dan ... thanks for joining the CMG board! We hope your visits here are pleasant and that you come as often as you can. Please let us know how Hello, Dan, ...
by ichiro
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favorite 5 pieces
Replies: 78
Views: 21431

Favorite 5 pieces

OK i realise this may be a bit overdone, but I would like to know what your five favorite pieces are, just to get a general opinion, but also to expose me and everyone to pieces we need to hear. It may be hard coming up with just five, but I'll give it a go( there's a bit of a beethoven/brahms bias ...
by ichiro
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Felix Mendelssohn - Why doesn't he move me? - How about you?
Replies: 66
Views: 16122

Hi everybody, my name's Dan, i'm a student(not music) from Vancouver Canada, and have been actively listening to classical music for a year and a half. I've had an amazing time listening to all this great stuff. anyway, regarding Mendelssohn, I think he's a very good composer, and I give him a lot o...