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by IcedNote
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A wonderful discovery
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: A wonderful discovery

I've always loved his piano pieces and chamber music. And for a time in undergrad he was my favorite composer. :D There's just something so....delightful about his pieces, if not always profound. Long live Felix!

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll

Also, for what it's worth, I worked at Oakland Symphony when we did a *very* similar survey, and our results were virtually identical to those listed above.

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll

The future of classical music will be fine'n'dandy until uber-wealthy old people stop giving millions and millions of dollars to our orchestras, opera companies, etc. THEY are the ones who truly matter. Think a problem for your local orchestra is that it can't sell enough tickets? Pffft....insignifi...
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Even if you work in Manhattan, you don't need to live there. I've lived in Brooklyn for 45 years and always relied on the subway to get me to work. Mostly it's been no problem. Yeah, from what I understand, Brooklyn and Queens have some convenient locations, so we'll look into them. The ladyfriend ...
by IcedNote
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Congratulations-can you weed-tell the difference between a weed and a valuable plant! :lol: Seriously how wonderful-any idea what part of NYC you're moving to. Best wishes! Regards, Len :D Yeah, 98% certain going to end up in Manhattan. Almost all nonprofits are based there, and my ladyfriend is an...
by IcedNote
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Moving to NYC...!

Well, big changes happening out here! Not only have I quit composing this year, but I've also decided to quit my job and move to NYC. I've been itching to do something drastic for a while now, and everything came together for me to get a fresh start. I mean...how often does that opportunity actually...
by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glorious pieces of music
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Glorious pieces of music

by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glorious pieces of music
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Glorious pieces of music



That performance specifically.

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"

https://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21724792-his-first-solo-recording-decade-shows-how-his-playing-has-matured-evgeny-kissin EVGENY KISSIN has written an autobiography. He has also married a childhood friend and is about to release his first recording for a decade. A European tour will fil...
by IcedNote
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Music Library access (130,000+ CDs) free with IMSLP $22/yr subscription
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Naxos Music Library access (130,000+ CDs) free with IMSLP $22/yr subscription

Yeah, I signed up for this last year...and haven't logged in once to do any listening. :lol: Mainly did it to support IMSLP since it's such a fantastic resource.

-G
by IcedNote
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guitar Foundation of America Competition: Live Streaming
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Guitar Foundation of America Competition: Live Streaming

In case you want to hear some of the world's best guitarists, you can watch all the rounds streamed live at the Guitar Foundation of American's Facebook page. This is a major, major competition in the classical guitar world. Right now it's the preliminaries, Day 2. https://www.facebook.com/guitarfou...
by IcedNote
Tue May 30, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steven Isserlis, cello: Complete RCA Recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Steven Isserlis, cello: Complete RCA Recordings

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra brought him in for a concert while I worked there, and his take on the CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A was absolutely spellbinding. One of my favorite memories from working there.

-G
by IcedNote
Fri May 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is wrong with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: What is wrong with this?

This elementary fact has been lost to history and even many of the most prestigious schools don't pass on this essential knowledge to composers in America, leaving them to fend for themselves. Gotta correct you here....kindly, of course. :D We composers talk about this kind of thing a lot, both in ...
by IcedNote
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

St Matthew Passion...I guess... :roll:

Full performance video available here:

http://concert.arte.tv/fr/bach-la-passi ... astellucci

Here's a still...

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-G
by IcedNote
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Du Yun wins 2017 Pulitzer for music
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Du Yun wins 2017 Pulitzer for music

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/what-du-yuns-pulitzer-win-means-for-women-in-classical-music “OH YASSSSS!!!” the composer Alexandra Gardner tweeted on Monday afternoon, voicing a sentiment shared in the more progressive precincts of the classical-music world. The Pulitzer Prize for Mus...
by IcedNote
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Du Yun wins 2017 Pulitzer for music
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Du Yun wins 2017 Pulitzer for music

We're all very, very happy for her. Well deserved.

Worth noting that the other two finalists were Kate Soper and Ashley Fure. Yup, all women. The community is hyped.

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams Gospel Carnegie Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: John Adams Gospel Carnegie Hall

I actually ran into John on the street a few weeks ago before the SF Symphony was going to give the piece a go, and we talked for 10 minutes or so. (We'd met before as I'm friends with his son, a successful composer in his own right.) He'd just returned from a run of the same piece with the Berlin P...
by IcedNote
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 15
Views: 1388

Re: Where is everybody?

I'm still fighting Liszt and not much else. :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Milton & [Classical] Music
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Milton & [Classical] Music

Came across this essay and thought it'd be of interest to many of you. Yes, it's about the poetry of Milton, but it's specifically about classical (little "c") music's influence on him/it. http://www.fermentmagazine.org/essays/Milton.html (Not worth copying/pasting because there's a lot of formattin...
by IcedNote
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fully Restored Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Fully Restored Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina



I'd certainly never seen something like this! Haha. Pretty cool...in that "what the hell..." kind of way. :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG's improved software!
Replies: 21
Views: 1865

Re: CMG's improved software!

I like it! Now it looks like we're in 2005 instead of 1995. Definite improvement! :mrgreen:

But seriously, no problems finding my way around. Thanks, Lance!

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ALL-DURUFLÉ PROGRAM
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: ALL-DURUFLÉ PROGRAM

The Durufle Requiem is absolutely fantastic. Highly suggest you give it a listen. Some say it's "as though Debussy wrote a requiem." While not entirely accurate, there's a little substance in that observation. C'est tres francaise. :D And this is a perennial favorite of choirs for any number of type...
by IcedNote
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms: Musical Conservative?
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Brahms: Musical Conservative?

Two things: 1) I think you're hitting upon something that I really admire in Brahms -- you can be listening and everything seems status quo and totally ordinary, but when you look at the score you realize he's doing some serious harmonic sleight-of-hand (often even at a higher structural level). 2) ...
by IcedNote
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alex Ross on Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Alex Ross on Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall

I can find no more convincing evidence of what a young musical giant of a pianist Trifinov is than the Verbier 2013 program on Medici.TV. He performs the Scriabin 2nd Sonata, The Liszt B Minor Sonata and the complete Chopin Preludes and the results left me completely breathless and overwhelmed. Tha...
by IcedNote
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Epidemic of playing-related injuries in Youth Orchestras
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Epidemic of playing-related injuries in Youth Orchestras

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18039/musician-injuries-health-awareness-music-schools The real reason musicians are dropping out of music schools February 9, 2017 Written by Claire Motyer, violin student and coordinator of Musicians' Health Awareness Week at the Schulich School of Music of McGill Univ...
by IcedNote
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New York Philharmonic Announces New Season
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: New York Philharmonic Announces New Season

John F wrote:I don't think of orientals as "people of color," though I suppose in a way they are.
Ah, gotcha. Well then perhaps the No People of Color Lineup is now even more surprised to you.

-G
by IcedNote
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New York Philharmonic Announces New Season
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: New York Philharmonic Announces New Season

Really? Off the top of my head from a very small segment of "people of color": Takemitsu, Tan Dun, Chen Yi, Lei Liang, Bright Sheng...

-G
by IcedNote
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New York Philharmonic Announces New Season
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: New York Philharmonic Announces New Season

Composers: 1 woman. 0 people of color.

Yay, diversity!

-G
by IcedNote
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

jserraglio wrote:This one Nr. 1 — drama, inner turmoil, big-league size and spirit. Nr. 2 too.
Both are exceptional, no doubt. Just revisited the first one. So good!

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fake news: Trump tweets on classical music
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Fake news: Trump tweets on classical music

Well, it seems to have slowed down...currently at 6,241 shares. :shock: :mrgreen: I've also been told that people have been seeing it shared without attribution to me. Even made its way over to Reddit. Damn thieves. :P But hey...does this make it the most popular Baroque music meme OF ALL TIME!? :D ...
by IcedNote
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

John F wrote:Well, if drama and inner turmoil are what you require, I'll admit that Mozart provides less of it than, say, Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
YES! :mrgreen: You've inspired me to spin it right now. Kondrashin/Moscow Phil. 8)

-G
by IcedNote
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

John F wrote:For me Dvorak's concerto and his music generally has just the qualities you say it doesn't, but so be it.
Haha, yeah. The vast majority of Mozart's music also bores me to no end...so yeah... :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

For me, the Dvorak concerto makes all others seem small - not just in length but in spirit. It stands to the cello repertoire as the Beethoven and Brahms violin concertos do to theirs. So I gave it a spin last night while following along with the score. Du Pre, Barenboim, CSO. It left the same impr...
by IcedNote
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fake news: Trump tweets on classical music
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Fake news: Trump tweets on classical music

Currently 3,472. :lol:

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fake news: Trump tweets on classical music
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Fake news: Trump tweets on classical music

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I created this last night and put it on Facebook this morning. It has currently been shared...1,773 times! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Performers who can only do one composer well
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Performers who can only do one composer well

Evgeni Koroliov's Bach is absolutely sublime, while everything else by him is pedestrian at best. It's a true mystery to me, though, because in general I would agree with John F: a great artist should be interesting in any repertoire. Apparently, not the case with Mr. Koroliov. By the way, if you h...
by IcedNote
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Berger Dies
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: John Berger Dies

The highly regarded literary journal Ploughshares posted a blog about Berger. Thought it might be of interest on this thread (even though it unsurprisingly has nothing to do with classical music.) http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/a-radical-legacy-90-years-of-john-berger/ A Radical Legacy: 90 Years ...
by IcedNote
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Feb 3: Live-streamed Jordi Savall masterclass from Juilliard
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Feb 3: Live-streamed Jordi Savall masterclass from Juilliard

February 3, 2017. 10:30am EST. Catalan viol player, conductor, composer, and early music specialist Jordi Savall returns to Juilliard for a live-streamed master class with artists from Juilliard Historical Performance. STRADELLA Sonata a violino solo e basso from 6 Sinfonie à due, o à tre Alana You...
by IcedNote
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Upright character
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Upright character

I'll add to keep your mind open to getting a good deal on a piano that might not be in tip-top shape but then paying a piano technician to work on the hammers, action, etc. I had a lot of that redone on mine and the difference was astounding.

-G
by IcedNote
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

jserraglio wrote:The un-concerto but helluva work and performance.

That is one damn fine piece! I only knew some of Bloch's chamber music. Thanks!

-G
by IcedNote
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

maestrob wrote:Beethoven Triple Concerto (Piano, Violin & Cello)
Surely you're joking, Mr. Maestro! What a dreadful work. Of course, it doesn't help that one of the worst performances of any piece I've ever seen was of that piece, so.... :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2017 & My Quest to Learn the Liszt Sonata
Replies: 47
Views: 2336

Re: 2017 & My Quest to Learn the Liszt Sonata

I'm not too proud to post this! :mrgreen: One month in, and here's the first gnarly bit -- i.e. p2. :oops: :cry: :mrgreen:



I gotta tell you -- this has been a hell of a lot of fun already, mistakes and all!

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

For me, the Dvorak concerto is at the top of the list. Many others would make my list but I couldn't rank them. I'd include Brahms's double concerto, said to have been inspired by Dvorak's example of writing a large-scale Romantic work for solo cello. Well since you and THEHORN have called it out, ...
by IcedNote
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

You cannot forget the many concertos commissioned by or written for Mstislav Rostropovich, including the two concertos of Shostakovich, and the concertos of Lutoslawski, Penderecki, and Dutilleux, just to name a few. The Carter cello concerto, now championed by Alisa Weilerstein, written about 15 y...
by IcedNote
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Let's talk about cello concertos

All throughout school, I'd say cello concertos didn't get a whole lot of love...neither from my professors nor fellow students. But surely there are masterpieces out there that stand with the great violin and piano concertos...right? I have a few friends who are big, big fans of Barber's. Saint-Saen...
by IcedNote
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Played an 1828 John Broadwood & Sons piano tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Played an 1828 John Broadwood & Sons piano tonight

It's in really good shape, and they have a piano tech work on it frequently. Pretty light action and a fairly bright sound...which I imagine is fairly common? Not sure why I think that, but it didn't surprise me. I'd replace my Baldwin upright with it any day. :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Played an 1828 John Broadwood & Sons piano tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Played an 1828 John Broadwood & Sons piano tonight

Thanks to my job I ended up in a nice SF home tonight, and the owners have an 1828 John Broadwood & Sons piano. Quite the beauty! They said they got it at auction in New Orleans about 25 years ago. Thought some of you might be interested in this, especially Lance! Perhaps he can tell us more? http:/...
by IcedNote
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your view of VIeuxtemps?
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Your view of VIeuxtemps?

I just did a search on CMG for the Belgian and came up with a startling...11 hits since 2012. But maybe that fairly accurately represents his place in history -- not forgotten but not beloved. I'm by far an expert on his music, but when I hear something by him I almost always think, "Oh, well that's...
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great works for piano written by non-great pianists
Replies: 33
Views: 1337

Re: Great works for piano written by non-great pianists

John F wrote:That's not the Sofia performance but a studio recording made in Moscow.
Whoops! Totally misread that. Thanks.

Still enjoyed it quite a bit, though. 8)

-G