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by Mark Antony Owen
Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Check out the websites for the following venues:

Cadogan Hall

Wigmore Hall

St Johns Smith Square

Barbican

Queen Elizabeth Hall


... there are many others. Just Google. :wink:
by Mark Antony Owen
Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Ralph's Birthday Today!
Replies: 17
Views: 2505

Happy Birthday, sir. :D
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Your Favourite 'Small-Catalogue' Composer
Replies: 29
Views: 4792

I'm pretty certain that Gerald Finzi didn't compose all that much (a shame, IMO), so I'll go for him.
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Do you prefer vocal pieces in languages you dont understand?
Replies: 24
Views: 3853

I prefer original language performances, for similar reasons to the OP. However, in opera, I first need an English version (where possible) with which to become familiar before switching back to the original language recordings.
by Mark Antony Owen
Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: I Need Your Recommendation...
Replies: 16
Views: 2224

This thread has me so incensed that I'm putting on some Magalhaes immediately ... :wink:
by Mark Antony Owen
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: whats the music used in this advert
Replies: 8
Views: 2325

And as I also said elsewhere, if you like this, try Phillip Glass! Wow! I didn't realise how close I was. :D
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: whats the music used in this advert
Replies: 8
Views: 2325

As I posted over at GMG, it sounds like it might've been specially commissioned.
by Mark Antony Owen
Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What work would you pick to be played on your own funeral?
Replies: 49
Views: 5829

Further to my earlier Rachmaninov choices, I'd like the assembled to leave after a rousing version of Saint-Saens 'Organ' Symphony. Take it from the section in the third movement, where the excitement rises as the opening of the fourth movement is hinted at ... that steadily rising music that has ti...
by Mark Antony Owen
Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: New website for Maria Kliegel fans to bookmark
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Re: New website for Maria Kliegel fans to bookmark

Had a lovely email from Ms Kliegel this morning Is she your friend or something? No. I saw her perform recently at the Naxos Live! 2006 concert in London, and felt compelled to write to Klaus Heymann (founder of Naxos) to express my gratitude. Actually, I simply left feedback through a generic emai...
by Mark Antony Owen
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which composer would you most liike to have met and why?
Replies: 66
Views: 9309

... (I have a thing about delving into a person's psychological issues if they allow me to, ... You and me both. :wink: NOTE TO SELF: Never get engaged in a serious, in-depth conversation with Mark. He may delve a bit too deep and find some scary stuff. :roll: Ha ha! Women find it most disarming: a...
by Mark Antony Owen
Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: New website for Maria Kliegel fans to bookmark
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

New website for Maria Kliegel fans to bookmark

Had a lovely email from Ms Kliegel this morning, in part of which she tells me about her new website that goes live from mid-July 2006. For anyone interested, here's the URL:

www.la-cellissima.com

It's just a holding page in German at the moment, so no need to pop over there right away.
by Mark Antony Owen
Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which composer would you most liike to have met and why?
Replies: 66
Views: 9309

Harvested Sorrow wrote: ... (I have a thing about delving into a person's psychological issues if they allow me to, ...
You and me both. :wink:
by Mark Antony Owen
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Which composer would you most liike to have met and why?
Replies: 66
Views: 9309

On the basis that the following are all still on 'the other side' when I get there (and have not begun their journey back to earth to be reincarnated - yes, I am being serious), then they are all welcome to join me for dinner: Spohr Mendelssohn Finzi Beethoven Rachmaninov Saint-Saens Faure And I'll ...
by Mark Antony Owen
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What work would you pick to be played on your own funeral?
Replies: 49
Views: 5829

lmpower wrote:The Faure requiem would be a soothing and consoling accompaniment to my final departure.
Good choice. If there were no Russian basses available for my funeral, I'd go with the Faure, too.
by Mark Antony Owen
Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What work would you pick to be played on your own funeral?
Replies: 49
Views: 5829

karlhenning wrote:
Mark Antony Owen wrote:And if someone decides they'd like to erect a plaque or somesuch in my memory, the words in my signature will suffice.
Formerly known as 'shadowritten'? . . .

:-)
Very funny. :roll: :wink:
by Mark Antony Owen
Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What work would you pick to be played on your own funeral?
Replies: 49
Views: 5829

I plan to be cremated and have NO plans for a funeral ceremony as such. If my wife survives me, I'll probably suggest that a recording of the Om Namah Shivaya mantra be used as a sort of soundtrack for the spreading of ashes--either in Darbari Raga style (my current fave) or Bhupali style. If frien...
by Mark Antony Owen
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What work would you pick to be played on your own funeral?
Replies: 49
Views: 5829

Either the 'Bless the Lord, O my soul' or the 'Ave Maria' from Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil. I'm going to teach the St Paul's choir to sing the Ave Maria in Church Slavonic this evening, Mark . Cheers, ~Karl Best of luck, sir. If I could only ever hear one complete work for the rest of all time, R...
by Mark Antony Owen
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What work would you pick to be played on your own funeral?
Replies: 49
Views: 5829

Either the 'Bless the Lord, O my soul' or the 'Ave Maria' from Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil. If you want to hear/see how effective the first of these two choices can be at a funeral, watch the film 'Inside I'm Dancing' all the way to the end. If it doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you're already d...
by Mark Antony Owen
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A tribute to our own Karl Henning
Replies: 18
Views: 3850

Well, I'm delighted to say that, having today received a CD of Dr. Henning's composition, 'Evensong', I find myself rather well disposed towards it. In fact - and bear in mind, I've heard the work in its entirety but once - I'd describe the sound thus, if I were talking with someone who hadn't heard...
by Mark Antony Owen
Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 32083

Gary wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quotations ... Mao_Zedong


P.S. How did I turn into a guest?
Ah! With you. Guest ( :lol: )
by Mark Antony Owen
Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 32083

Anonymous wrote:
RebLem wrote:
Why don't you just shorten your name to your initials? MAO is, well, sort of catchy, you know. :shock: :P :shock:
Would he be required to (shadow) write a little red book?
Ooh, now you've lost me?
by Mark Antony Owen
Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 32083

On 18 MAY, I emailed my first order to Castle Classics in Scotland. It just arrived yesterday, Monday 5 JUN 2006: the 12 CD Chandos set of the Mahler Symphonies conducted by Leif Segerstam (Castle appears to be one of the few sources that still has this available) and The Quarteto Casals CD of the ...
by Mark Antony Owen
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Shoot me down girls (guys..)
Replies: 33
Views: 7088

Another Ida fan here. You should hear her in this - it's outstanding:

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by Mark Antony Owen
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tulane needs your unwanted cds/post Katrina losses
Replies: 27
Views: 5046

I'll post any subsequent correspondence with the library. I had forgotten the issue of the cataloging data that often comes with new acquisitions so the library staff doesn't have to do it. The donations might not warrant the expense in man-power to catalog them. But I'm just speculating. Best to h...
by Mark Antony Owen
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tulane needs your unwanted cds/post Katrina losses
Replies: 27
Views: 5046

I have a small number (4 titles) packed and ready to go, when someone can confirm to whom/where these are to be sent.
by Mark Antony Owen
Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Why is Classical Music Undervalued by Younger Generations?
Replies: 26
Views: 5870

Music education in the average UK comprehensive school is a joke. It certainly was in mine, and from what I keep hearing from those with an eye (and ear) on things, it's not improved. Our music master could not have been a more disinterested man: someone who had convinced himself - through cynical e...
by Mark Antony Owen
Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Why is Classical Music Undervalued by Younger Generations?
Replies: 26
Views: 5870

Every generation looks upon the one(s) behind them as ignorant, slovenly in thought and habits, loose, etc. It always was better "in the old days." Never changes. Today's children are tomorrow's adults and also tomorrow's classical music enthusiasts - they just need time to grow up. Lot of truth in...
by Mark Antony Owen
Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Classical music goes new-school
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Classical music goes new-school

Classical music goes new-school on Web0-4734 By T.J. Medrek/ Music Saturday, June 10, 2006 What are classical music stars like soprano Deborah Voigt and violin superstar Itzhak Perlman doing in my space? Uh, MySpace.com, that is. Common wisdom has it that the social networking Web site is primarily...
by Mark Antony Owen
Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Why is Classical Music Undervalued by Younger Generations?
Replies: 26
Views: 5870

Why is Classical Music Undervalued by Younger Generations?

Why is Classical Music Undervalued by Younger Generations, and How Can This Be Changed? Article by David Chesky of Chesky Records Classical music in America is in danger of being left behind, despite all we gain in its exercise. How can a symphonic orchestra be pertinent to a young person in a larg...
by Mark Antony Owen
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A tribute to our own Karl Henning
Replies: 18
Views: 3850

I have been promised a CD by Karl - having commented on how much I enjoyed his posted samples - and I now await an opportunity to congratulate him in due course. :D
by Mark Antony Owen
Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What's Your Educational Background?
Replies: 49
Views: 114920

I voted. Here in England, I didn't go further than what you guys call high school. So I guess I represent the dim minority on here. :(
by Mark Antony Owen
Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance G. Hill!
Replies: 16
Views: 3976

Hope it was a great day for you, sir. Happy Birthday.
by Mark Antony Owen
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 32083

On 18 MAY, I emailed my first order to Castle Classics in Scotland. It just arrived yesterday, Monday 5 JUN 2006: the 12 CD Chandos set of the Mahler Symphonies conducted by Leif Segerstam (Castle appears to be one of the few sources that still has this available) and The Quarteto Casals CD of the ...
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Your composers A-Z?
Replies: 11
Views: 2942

Oh, if d'Indy is 'I' and not 'D', then that letter's covered, too! :wink:
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What it costs Naxos to release a new CD
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

I agree, Ralph. Had an email from him recently (which is why I know that the Naxos Live! 2007 event will be at the Wigmore Hall next year :wink: - and how I acquired Maria Kliegel's email address!), in response to my feedback - left on the Naxos site - about the recent live concert. I directed him t...
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Your composers A-Z?
Replies: 11
Views: 2942

Your composers A-Z?

Are there any letters of the alphabet not represented in your collection? By which I mean, of course, composers whose names begin with these letters?

For me, only 'I', 'Q', 'U' and 'X' aren't represented at all.

How about you?
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What it costs Naxos to release a new CD
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Speaking as someone who's an avid fan of Naxos, I applaud this response from Heymann. I think that without Naxos and a handful of other independents, there would be a lot of great music going unheard - the 'majors' certainly wouldn't bother with composers whose work isn't neatly defined, packaged or...
by Mark Antony Owen
Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Can someone point out the difference?
Replies: 24
Views: 7005

I'm not going to make any recommendations about particular sets (which, I agree, are a good first step for a beginner), but I will raise the issue of sound quality. For the inexperienced classical music listener, it can (but not always does) come as a bit of a surprise that what they hear in recordi...
by Mark Antony Owen
Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Disaster--Warner Classics Goes Pfffft!
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Interesting that this news comes ... what, a month after Warner's online dowload 'shop' opens its virtual doors. The plan is to make the entire Warner back catalogue available as downloads. Great news, I hear you cry. Not once you realise that the chosen format is WMA, and that this - like MP3 and v...
by Mark Antony Owen
Mon May 29, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 32083

Mark, It is a 9 CD box set released on EMI Classics. Disc 1 - Toward the Unknown Region, Dona nobis pacem, Fantasia on the Old 104th Psalm Tune, Magnificat Disc 2 - various VW orchestral works (Partia, Concerto Grosso, Tallis Fantasia, Romance & The Lark Ascending) Disc 3 - Five Tudor Portraits, Be...
by Mark Antony Owen
Mon May 29, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Aria recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 18433

Welcome! Glad you like Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'. I have a version sung in English arriving soon - it was the opera that turned my head, too! There are others better qualified than I to recommend suitable arias - I'm something of an opera virgin myself - so stick around and await some great respons...
by Mark Antony Owen
Mon May 29, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What's your favorite Beethoven symphony?
Replies: 55
Views: 11080

Heck, Four got my vote.
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun May 28, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What's your favorite Beethoven symphony?
Replies: 55
Views: 11080

Do those who select Beethoven's No. 9: is it the entire symphony you listen to, or generally the final (choral) movement? I ask because people who enjoy Saint-Saëns Third (Organ) Symphony usually only play the incredible final movement where the organ comes to life. Re: the Saint-Saens - who could ...
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun May 28, 2006 4:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What's your favorite Beethoven symphony?
Replies: 55
Views: 11080

Love Nine (well, all of them, really - it's my 'default' symphony cycle), but went for Four because it's so simply joyful.
by Mark Antony Owen
Sun May 28, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Hyperions: just curious, how many do you have?
Replies: 20
Views: 29255

Four Hyperion, one Helios.

I have Litolff's four surviving Concerto Symphoniques on two Hyperion discs, plus Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil and a Bantock disc of Sappho.

The Helios is Five Italian Oboe Concerti.
by Mark Antony Owen
Sat May 27, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 32083

Lark Ascending wrote:Vaughan Williams - Choral & Vocal Collection, a 9 CD box set (also includes works by Bax, Butterworth, Elgar, Finzi, Gurney, Ireland and Warlock)
Hi Lark. Could you please post some more details about this set. Sounds intriguing.

Thanks! :wink:
by Mark Antony Owen
Fri May 26, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: If I were rich, I'd buy...
Replies: 21
Views: 18509

Dang! Just posted a news item on this, not having looked here first - sorry, guys! Hmm ... future of digital music being all virtual? Yes, probably. But until they've sorted out the very basics and got them right (gapless playback of formats, anyone?) and committed to releasing only lossless (as in ...
by Mark Antony Owen
Fri May 26, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Blind or deaf?
Replies: 20
Views: 17195

Lance wrote:
shadowritten wrote:
Lance wrote:NO ONE has actually cast a vote on this subject! Interesante.
Really? I can see 10 cast votes? :?:
Well, it didn't calculate the "votes" in the normal manner. I don't think anybody actually submitted a vote by clicking on a button.
How odd. Any way to find out who DID vote?
by Mark Antony Owen
Fri May 26, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Fortuna Releases Digital Music Player for Classical Fans
Replies: 0
Views: 4620

Fortuna Releases Digital Music Player for Classical Fans

SAN DIEGO, May 24 /PRNewswire/Wednesday May 24, 1:35 pm ET Maestro Is the First Player to Properly Organize Classical Music Fortuna Classical Music has released Maestro, the first digital music player designed for classical music. Maestro is the only music player that can correctly classify and org...
by Mark Antony Owen
Fri May 26, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: East Texans form group to oppose radio station sale
Replies: 8
Views: 9860

East Texans form group to oppose radio station sale

By KATHERINE SAYRE Thursday, May 25, 2006 'We've made a decision,' Kilgore College official says TYLER — A group of Tyler-area arts supporters and classical music listeners decided Wednesday to form a committee in opposition to a proposed sale of Kilgore College's classical music station KTPB. "We ...