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by Wallingford
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

This is a nice, varied musical bill of fare--
https://www.discogs.com/Gennady-Rozhdes ... se/6195159
by Wallingford
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Franck's D Minor (Albert Wolff/Lamoureux) Saint-Saens' Fourth Piano Concerto (Casadesus/Bernstein) Rossini-Respighi's La Boutique Fantasque (Fiedler) Bach's First Violin Partita (Enescu) Dvorak's first set of Slavonic Dances (Dorati/Bamberg) Bartok's First Quartet (Fine Arts Qrt.) Brahms' Second Ser...
by Wallingford
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra

ALWAYS loved that double bass solo from when I was a gradeschooler. According to Discogs, it was Frank Carroll.
by Wallingford
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An "Ozawa" thread
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: An "Ozawa" thread

I have many fond memories of my parents allowing me to watch Evening at Symphony on PBS, on their living room color set, my father referring to him by his first name only, his stage theatrics, and forever wiping off his sweat at the end.

This from two parents who always preferred polkas and C&W.
by Wallingford
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An "Ozawa" thread
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: An "Ozawa" thread

Twenty or so years back, I acquired a bunch of Ozawa/BSO concert broadcasts on open reel tape, from the 60s and 70s, from an anonymous New York collector. (This guy really had hi-fi--a top-of-the-line Wollensack, good FM reception, and most likely equalized, with no overload or imbalance.) Generally...
by Wallingford
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/15982468?ev=rbRo

You need go no further than this disc if you want an hour-plus of offbeat Romantic piano literature.

There's one lone copy on sale at Discogs going for $7, shipping included (US).
by Wallingford
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Debussy's complete Images (de Froment)
Bartok's Third Quartet (Fine Arts Qrt.)
Borodin's First Symphony (Andrew Davis)
Franck's Le chasseur maudit (Rodzinski, also Freccia.....may later try and dig up my old Albert Wolff/Lamoureux performance)
by Wallingford
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Amen to everything you say. The very first recording done in the late 30s by Sanroma and Fiedler, is well worth investigating. Paderewski himself was at the session, and he warmly commended their job. That 30's is at YT, as is my Wild/Fiedler/LSO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFM3Gh1rM2Y&list=OL...
by Wallingford
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

But I hasten to add that Paderewski had considerable acumen as a composer--his A Minor Piano Concerto is a worthy companion to Grieg's and Schumann's in the same key....a masterpiece. Completely agree, my recording Earl Wild on an RCA lp. Not quite equal, but a worthy companion for sure. Inspired s...
by Wallingford
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra

I don't know Alec Wilder, and will listen to at least one of the links, thank you. But I'm always surprised at how inventive, clever and enjoyable Leroy Anderson is when I haven't listened for a long time - and, tbh, I don't listen to him for years at a time - and I imagine Anderson might be linked...
by Wallingford
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

I guess you could say I didn't give this work the fair hearing it should've gotten, but you can just about never make me sit still for a whole hour-and-fifteen minute symphony. I realize any piece must be heard holistically, like a prof reading a student's mammoth thesis, I merely tried listening to...
by Wallingford
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra

As a grownup I learned that these solos were performed by some of the luminaries among instrumentalists, including Mitch Miller on oboe, David Oppenheimer on clarinet, and Bill Bell on tuba.
by Wallingford
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 481

It was ALEC WILDER who taught me about the orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tST1YqPwVzw&t=56s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuFMCigH_mE As a fifth-grader, my interest in classical music, and particularly, the orchestra, was all set in motion once and for all by starting clarinet lessons (I was a pianist too) and by this volume in a late-50s...
by Wallingford
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

R.Strauss ' Till and Rosenkavalir suite.....Dorati, Minn. (Mercury SRW-18072) Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra ....Dorati, Minn. (Mercury MG-50033) Music of Ketelby & Herbert..........M.Gould, Rochester Pops (Columbia CL-560)-6 Nielsen Symphonies #4-6.....Blomstedt, DRSO (Seraphim SIB-6098) Bach's 4 ...
by Wallingford
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vivaldi ... for the CLARINET??? Yes!
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Vivaldi ... for the CLARINET??? Yes!

barney wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:22 pm
Substitute concerto for book and, bingo!
Same here as regards Bruckner and symphonies.
by Wallingford
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who Listens Through Headphones
Replies: 43
Views: 1206

Re: Who Listens Through Headphones

Been doing just fine lo these past twenty years with my second pair of Koss Pro4 AA's.

Might have to fork over for a third set, though, as my cord's got a short in it and I can't solder.
by Wallingford
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Liszt's Totentanz--

Last night, by Watts/Leinsdorf
The night before, Mayer/Vasary

....both w/LSO
by Wallingford
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ernest Ansermet
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Ernest Ansermet

Ansermet & the OSR did the bounciest, friskiest, most impetuous performance of Bartok's Roumanian Folk Dances I've ever heard.

It's on Youtube, but it's chopped into parts. The real wonder of this performance is how Ansermet seems to play them all in one breath....Youtube kills that effect.
by Wallingford
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Hanson's Symphony #2,the 'Romantic' (Gerhardt)
Hindemith's Symphony in E-flat (Janssen)
R.Strauss himself conducting Death & Transfiguration (w/VPO)
Sawallisch doing Meistersinger excerpts, w/Wiener Symphoniker
by Wallingford
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

More Grieg Piano Concerto recordings of the prestereo era--tonight it's been Levant/Kurtz. Levant is his eccentric old self in the first movement;you should hear what all he does in the cadenza! The two final movements have him as much more civilized, so I can't say this is an 'ideal' Levant perform...
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Beethoven's Piano Concerto #4 (Gulda, '53, live w/Wiener Symphoniker)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni6BrUS4vrM&t=1275s
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Shostakovich's Eighth Quartet (Fitzwilliam Qrt., on RCA) Bach's Goldberg Variations (Gould 1) .../also, by contrast, Offenbach's Les Nuits Parisiennes , conducted by Leibowitz...it's a suite cloning the Rosenthal arrangement, scored by Leibowitz with the help of another guy, what's-his-face. Release...
by Wallingford
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rush Limbaugh Dead from Lung Cancer at 70
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Rush Limbaugh Dead from Lung Cancer at 70

G.R., R.L.
by Wallingford
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

...another pre-stereo Grieg Concerto, done by two Scandinavians who know the score:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tc0ljAFMCU&t=39s
by Wallingford
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

My latest shipment: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov ……Christoff, Cluytens et al. (Angel S-3633) Symphony of the Air—Formerly the NBC Symphony….( Symphony’s own label, ‘54)w/o conductor Roussel’s The Spider’s Feast & The Sandman …Leibowitz (Esoteric ES-511) Copland conducts his The Tender Land …..Clements...
by Wallingford
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Blind Tom: Slave Pianist from Georgia
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Blind Tom: Slave Pianist from Georgia

I've heard about him--only as Harold C. Schonberg described hi. He was made by this writer to look like a buffoon and object of derision. There appeared one bio two decades ago of him that sets the record straight, which seems like required reading for me.
by Wallingford
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EhxB_TGRsM&t=7s

I was astounded at how Dean Dixon breathed new life into a battered old warhorse like The Moldau.
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Portland's New Music Director--Business as Usual
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Portland's New Music Director--Business as Usual

Speaking of Dean Dixon, he was also head of Sweden's Gothenburg Symphony. Dixon HAD to establish his career early on, on account of his race.

Some schoolkid out there should do a term paper on him, if they haven't already.
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Portland's New Music Director--Business as Usual
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Portland's New Music Director--Business as Usual

maestrob wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:14 am
Modernistfan wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:49 am
James DePriest did a fine job there for many decades.
Me three.
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

More historical Grieg: I can certainly recommend this Marston Records of 7 selections of Grieg's actual playing, not rolls ; perhaps you have it already: https://www.marstonrecords.com/collections/piano/products/legendary-piano That certainly looks like a treasure I will want to acquire soon! 😉 It ...
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

To commemorate Black History Month last evening I heard: Dean Dixon conducting Sven-Erik Johanson's Sym. #3, written in 1956 Paul Freeman conducting Hale Smith's Ritual and Incantations James dePreist conducting Debussy's Iberia Dean Dixon--a maestro well worthy of having his own cult--was head of S...
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

More historical Grieg: I can certainly recommend this Marston Records of 7 selections of Grieg's actual playing, not rolls ; perhaps you have it already: https://www.marstonrecords.com/collections/piano/products/legendary-piano Thanks for the referral. I hhaven't heard Marston's transfers, but Grie...
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

One of my recent purchases from the Discogs site was from a guy I don't patronize too frequently (he often overgrades a disc, giving a VG rating to LPs with water residue from the previous owner's homemade cleaning kit). But the guy in question sometimes redeems himself by throwing in an equivalent ...
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Debussy's La mer & Ravel's Mother Goose Suite (Ansermet 1)
Balakirev's Thamar & Liadov's Kikimora and Baba Yaga (Ansermet)

I love hearing pre-stereo Suisse Romande recordings with head oboe player Roger Reversy....the most sour-sweet tone I've ever heard in an oboe!
by Wallingford
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

More historical Grieg: It set me back by twenty-two bucks (ebay), but I just had to reinstate Eugen d'Albert's Welte piano roll of the Grieg Ballade , recorded in 1913. It was one of those rare Welte Legacy LPs of the 60s. It is said that his piano recordings were made at a time when his fortunes we...
by Wallingford
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

I’ve been downloading historic pre-stereo performances of the Grieg Concerto these days to store on my laptop’s music library: Lipatti/Galliera Michelangeli/Fruhbeck de Burgos Arrau/Galliera Moiseiwitsch/Ackermann I was only half-listening to the Lipatti while searching for some other things on the ...
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

https://www.discogs.com/Grieg-Halvorsen ... er/1640935

Listened to side A just the other night. Charming works, all.
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Schubert’s Sonata in D—the one that was once “Opus 53”(Schnabel) Fiedler’s albums Pops Caviar and Good Music to Have Fun With Ormandy’s album Invitation to the Dance ….also, Debussy’s piano rolls for the Welte company c.1913—this one’s the Sony Superscope LP (this, and the Welte Legacy LP were both ...
by Wallingford
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

https://www.pristineclassical.com/products/pasc461 I just purchased for download this welcome addition to the Beecham reissue catalogue. I ;would SO like to get a hold of his Alto Rhapsody with Janet Baker, where he leads the CBS Symphony....this way, I could collect his recordings with every Americ...
by Wallingford
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

maestrob-- One Brahms PC#1 I prefer to Serkin/Ormandy is a live Tanglewood concert performance, August '69, of Cliburn with Leinsdorf conducting--one of his final concerts as BSO music director....and the next (previous?) day he did the Second with Andre Watts. Both smashing performances that need b...
by Wallingford
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

A separate shipment: Richard Crooks sings Stephen Foster…..RCA AVM1-1738 MacDowell piano music….Columbia AML-4372 (Kirkpatrick) Franck’s D minor….Pickwick SPC-4012—fake stereo..yuk! (Golschmann) A Music Box Christmas— from Rita Ford’s collection (Columbia CS-8498.. very ubiquitous LP) Bach’s Cantata...
by Wallingford
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4342
Views: 1555987

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

….more LPs: Schumann’s First & Fourth (Krips)………………London STS-15019 von Suppe: Overtures (H. Krips--his bro)………….Angel S-35427 Hugues Cuenod sings Schutz…..Westminster W-9607 (first time I’ll hear him sing in German) Thomas Beveridge’s “One”: I.M. M.L.K. …..Turnabout TVS-34467 (Scribner,NSO) Wagner ...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Tchaikovsky's Capriccio italien (Ahronovitch)
Schubert's Ninth (Walter,w/Stockholm Phil.)
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Bartok's Suite #2 (Dorati)
Debussy's Images (Casadesus)
Schumann's Carnaval (Dorfmann)
Debussy's Nocturnes (Ormandy 2)
Brahms' two overtures (Toscanini)
Schumann's Sonata #2 (Turini)
Franck's D minor (Boult)
Beethoven's Sixth (Ansermet)
by Wallingford
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Offenbach’s Gaite Parisienne (Fiedler 3)
Janacek’s Sinfonietta (Szell)
Dukas’ Sorcerer, Glinka’s Russlan overture & Chabrier’s Danse slave (Jorda)

and a few Horowitz encores
by Wallingford
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: (Hard) Left on the run politically the world over
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: (Hard) Left on the run politically the world over

For many of us in Australia, Mike Pence represents those people. But I have a strong instinct and years of engagement in politics that democracy itself is in trouble largely because people no longer have shared values so they head off to vote with cynicism and trepidation and an unshakable belief t...
by Wallingford
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Light entertainment....A few booby prizes among my LPs: Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite , played by 101 Strings. Wilhelm Schuechter conducting. My aunt in St. Louis had this album, and it’s piqued my curiosity these last fifty years. Now my curiosity’s satisfied, and I promptly placed it in the “donate” ...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Too bad pops orchestras don't really exist any more as a category of recordings. It's all so serious now! Hoo-boy....it takes lots of mental strain to explain the modern pops program, at least here in the States. Just about every major US orchestra worth its salt has a pops series, it's just that w...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Sibelius' Seventh and Tapiola(Beecham, w/Helsinki Phil., '54, Sibelius Festival, Finland)
Grieg's Holberg Suite (Abravanel....puts all others' to shame, I've always thought)
by Wallingford
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1335
Views: 945924

Re: What I listened to today

Dvorak’s book two (Op.72) of Slavonic Dances (N.Jarvi…also his discs Festival of Fučík and Offenbach overtures ) Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite (Fiedler 2) side one of Volume 3 of deLarrocha’s Mostly Mozart (including a couple of Bach transcriptions) Mozart’s Rondo in A minor and Brahms’ Rhapsody #2 (Sc...