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by Rach3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

"However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbour, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in war simply on her account. If we have to fight it must be on larger issues than that." PM Neville CHamberlain,Broadcast (27 ...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Belle wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:53 pm

Rach3: There is no proof that Scott Morrison thinks Trump is any more of a friend to be trusted than he does Macron, Johnson or Merkel. He plays the game, as is his and our right.

Ah yes, Munich 1938 all over again.
by Rach3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 52
Views: 989

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Per CNN: " When asked Wednesday about the threat of ISIS prisoners escaping, President Donald Trump claimed that some of the most dangerous ISIS prisoners had been moved, ' putting them in other areas where it's secure.' He dismissed the overall threat, replying, "Well, they're going to be escaping ...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 537547

Re: What I listened to today

After some Kurtag's, and the latest horrors from Trump and his lemmings, cronies, solace in Mozart PC's Nos.11-13, K.413-415, Mozart's own versions for piano and string quartet , on my EMI Classics (now Warner Classics ) cd released 1998,recorded 1997,Patrick Dechorgnat,pianist,Henschel Quartet. The...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945

I have no other recordings of these concertos. Perhaps I should go out a bit more. Huge number of alternatives, of course, but suggest you start with young Jan Lisiecki's recent DGG set at YouTube, very different than Schnabel. That's what frightens me! Come on in , the water is fine.
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 537547

Re: What I listened to today

Wont appeal to all tastes, but I enjoy ( and have a recording of ) Henri Dutilleux’ Cello Concerto, “Tout un mode lointain…”, written for Rostropovich, here a perhaps rare (?) live performance by cellist Victor Julien-Laferriere with RCO under Gergiev , in Amsterdam Oct.3, 2019 : https://www.nporadi...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Cyril Scott piano music
Replies: 0
Views: 290

New cd of Cyril Scott piano music

Nino Gvetadze, pianist, Challenge Classics cd, free listening of complete cd here: https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/nino-gvetadze-cyril-scott-visions I believe my first hearing of all these works. Will need a second, but while all very pleasant, some interesting, none at this point memorable, perhaps no...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martha Argerich - new set, new label!
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Martha Argerich - new set, new label!

Thanks ! Had not seen this before your post.
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Denis Matsuev live in Brussels Sept.,2019
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Denis Matsuev live in Brussels Sept.,2019

Enregistré à Bruxelles, ce 28 septembre 2019, au Studio 4 de Flagey. Tchaikovsky, Les Saisons, op. 37a Rachmaninov, des Études-Tableaux, op. 39 : n° 2 & 6 Tchaikovsky, des 18 Pièces pour piano, op. 72 : n° 5 Méditation Liszt, Sonate pour piano en si mineur, S. 178 Bis: Anatoly Liadov - La boite à mu...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martha Argerich playing Scarlatti
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Martha Argerich playing Scarlatti

Here's another great Scarlatti I heard first time couple days ago, not Argerich,and very different, but arguably breathtakingly beautiful, too, K. 213:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBKi4mTOe6U
by Rach3
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

Brilliant first 15 minutes by Chris Hayes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrE5o_oEpJU
by Rach3
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945

absinthe wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:40 am
I have no other recordings of these concertos. Perhaps I should go out a bit more.
Huge number of alternatives, of course, but suggest you start with young Jan Lisiecki's recent DGG set at YouTube, very different than Schnabel.
by Rach3
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How the Silence Makes the Music
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: How the Silence Makes the Music

Agree with much said , but as much as I adore the music of Federico Mompou, I have yet to warm much to his 28 or so solo piano works “Musica callada” ( “ silent music” I believe ). Have no recording, just listened at YT.
by Rach3
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Andsnes recital
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Andsnes recital

Recital in Vienna,live, not sure date, by Leif Ove Andsnes. A couple of the Sibelius possibly, and the Widmann definitely,new to me.I tried, long ago and unsuccessfully , to learn the Sibelius Romance . Have not connected with much Widmann’s music in the past , but a little better for me here.Good t...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Many people regarded his Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (particularly the final movement) as way too fast but I find it absolutely thrilling: My imprint when I was 12-13 perhaps, Toscanini,NBC Symphony,RCA,1951: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_p6m-_nE54 Here is pianist Konstantin Scherbakov playing the...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay live
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay live

A delightfully varied, all very well-played program by a 45-year old pianist new to me.Impressive: At about 24:00 in to the broadcast (audio only ) : Rameau L'enharmonique (extrait de la suite en sol) Bach-Busoni Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ Mozart Fantaisie en ré min Beethoven Sonate au clair ...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 537547

Re: What I listened to today

The complete piano Preludes of Heino Eller, my Pro Piano 1996 cd, Vardo Rumessen,piano.That cd is at YT now.
by Rach3
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alina Ibragimova plays Strauss' Violin Concerto live
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Alina Ibragimova plays Strauss' Violin Concerto live

As I follow violinist Alina Ibragimova, I listened to her live performance of the apparently rarely heard Violin Concerto,Op.8, of Richard Strauss,composed when he was 17,premiered in 1882,here with the RTE National Orchestra in Dublin this past May, under Leonard Slatkin. Impressive work for a 17-y...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Belle wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:03 pm
.. I've pared down my hearing of the 9th. There is only so many times you can hear it!! And even then the 2nd movement is the best part for me.
For me , as well. Fortunately, I'm not off to a desert island anytime soon I hope ,especially since may be getting harder to find one not under water.
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

The best 20 minutes analysis to date:

Michael Moore on Melber's show, about 26:50 in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVm3Y71weKM
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

I enjoy Beethoven 7 more than his 3,5,9. But,overall, if I get just one composer's works on that desert island,it's Brahms.
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74

I recall her doing Strauss' " Four Last Songs" on a PBS TV special with Mehta,NYPO, at Avery Fisher.After the first song, a be-furred matron in one of the front rows directly in front of Norman began clapping.Norman just continued looking out into the hall, while Mehta shot the matron such an angry ...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

On tonights (October 1) Ari Melber show on MSNBC , "The Beat",Michael Moore's analysis of current crisis, Trump, Dems,Biden now and in 2020,the strength of the impeachment case, common Americans, simply the best, most comprehensive, most telling, in 20 minutes, of all the thousands of hours of other...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Belle wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Many people regarded his Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (particularly the final movement) as way too fast but I find it absolutely thrilling:
My imprint when I was 12-13 perhaps, Toscanini,NBC Symphony,RCA,1951:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_p6m-_nE54
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

Trump appears to have enlisted the help of the Aussie PM,now, when the two met at the WH last week , as well as sending AG Barr to the Brits and Italians.I'll bite my tongue ; for now.
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Jussen Brothers
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: The Jussen Brothers

Belle wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:29 am
And wow!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-VSj7bSsfo
Thanks for this. Jussens' entire Poulenc Two-Piano Concerto is on YT.Marvelous work; marvelous reading.
Seems like there were more young people among the actual performers on stage than in the audience !
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Jussen Brothers
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: The Jussen Brothers

They have a new all-Bach cd just out on DGG I have not heard. At YT as well,I believe. An excerpt: 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit', BWV 106: 2a (Piano Transcription by György Kurtág): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUsZlXFhcc ( My Mac's auto -spell or whatever it is first corrected my typing...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Giltburg's new Rachmaninoff Preludes cd
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

Re: Boris Giltburg's new Rachmaninoff Preludes cd

Giltburg live in 14 of the Preludes at London's Wigmore Hall recently:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008w2w
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap Van Zweden as violinist
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Jaap Van Zweden as violinist

Jaap Van Zweden is the violinist in the two Beethoven Romances, live 1995,Concertgebouw,Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra,Ton Koopman,conductor:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/1046 ... van-zweden
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Jussen Brothers
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: The Jussen Brothers

I have heard broadcasts of several of their concerts over the years and generally been pleased and do follow them. They also do solo works and concertos. Their recent Ravel cd was well regarded ( I don't have it ).Agood place to check for recent lives of their playing is the Netherlands Radio 4 webs...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Career diplomat Kurt Volker set up Rudy Giuliani's meetings in Ukraine. Tonite he is out of a job.
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Career diplomat Kurt Volker set up Rudy Giuliani's meetings in Ukraine. Tonite he is out of a job.

Trump's Twitter storm-rant today,Sunday 9/29, is chilling.Sotto voce he is calling for violence against his accusers.He is a madman.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 537547

Re: What I listened to today

I have not heard a lot of Judith Weir's music,have not much warmed to most that I have, but this UK premiere of her Oboe Concerto exhibits are very appealing,lyrical,elegiac work:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008rbh ( At about 17:00 in )
by Rach3
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 537547

Re: What I listened to today

Pletnev playing " Pictures" , not sure where, when, possibly Germany circa 2009-2011, quite something,especially left hand voicing in "Great Gate ". Video and audio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMg_A8eYweY
by Rach3
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's
Replies: 7
Views: 2887

Re: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's

Tyson's new Alpha Classics cd released Sept.13,2019,just listening now, Scarlatti,Schubert,Mompou,Albeniz, complete here,really like what I'm hearing : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=849hO45qal4&list=OLAK5uy_nv3samTlasR2EddWF5pQAN-nnn35omBA0 Listened just now, again, today, to the complete cd on Y...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's
Replies: 7
Views: 2887

Re: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's

Tyson's new Alpha Classics cd released Sept.13,2019,just listening now, Scarlatti,Schubert,Mompou,Albeniz, complete here,really like what I'm hearing :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=849hO45 ... nnn35omBA0
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Thanks for that ! I have his Chandos cd set of the complete Medtner Piano Sonatas, very fine, and a single Chandos cd of Arthur Schnabel's "Dance Suite " and Piano Sonata. Try to hear both.If I recall, Tozer did some study with a pupil of Arthur Schnabel.Also have his cd of the three piano sonatas o...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!

Yes, I have one of Lewenthal's "Romantic Revival" Alkan ( an Elan cd if I recall ) , and the lp of Ronald Smith playing the enormous " Four Ages" Piano Sonata, for me Alkan's " best " work. There is a YT of Severin Eckardstein playing the Sonata live (!) I can recommend. Here is a link ( different p...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:49 am
Ain't gonna happen in an election year, not with Nancy Pelosi in charge of revenue bills. Paul Ryan is no longer Speaker.
The Trump economy: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/there ... 2019-09-26
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945

John F wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:40 am
I halfway remember having that Beethoven 3rd on a private LP and that Schnabel lost his place in the finale and he and Szell had to stop, regroup, and then contnue. But I can't verify that just now.
Not on the NYPO-issued cd I have, unless an edit my ears don't catch.
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

You've forgotten that just as Barack Obama became president the U.;S. economy suffered the worst crash since 1929 - it's called the Great Recession. If the President deserves credit or blame for the state of the economy, a doubtful proposition, then it was Republican George W. Bush who led us into ...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

I watched all of the hearing yesterday-not one Republican defended what Trump did with the Ukrainian phone call-most of the spineless ones ran away from reporters claiming they hadn't had time to read the whistleblower's document. As of yesterday, it is reported these 9 US Senators had not read the...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

Barney is correct. America, or at least 40% of America , owes the World an apology. We have met the enemy , and it is us. Not that PM Morrison’s make coal great again, and migrant policies , are above reproach ( shades of Trump ),as the Great Barrier Reef dies and shiraz vineyards wither, but Trump ...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura Skoda
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: Paul Badura Skoda

Oddly, DGG/Westminster did not include his recording of Chopin's 24 Etudes, Opp. 10/25. However, Music & Arts issued the original Westminster LP [5241] on their CD label [1230]. Based on an exchange of emails I had with him several years ago , he advised he had in his possession , I thus assume own...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Badura Skoda
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: Paul Badura Skoda

I have the original Westminster lp of the complete Chopin Etudes, well worth hearing IMHO :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2n7NMg ... 9guAVcTvV4
by Rach3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amy Beach's Piano Quintet
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Amy Beach's Piano Quintet

Her Violin Sonata impressive as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t66rcLy ... no&index=1
by Rach3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amy Beach's Piano Quintet
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Amy Beach's Piano Quintet

Amy Beach,Piano Quintet,Op.67 ( 1907 ),my first hearing today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2kcscrnGJg I do have recordings of her Piano Concerto,"Gaelic ' Symphony, few solo piano works,but this Quintet the first work of hers that really grabbed me, did back to back hearings. Could not find the...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945

I have Schnabel's '30's recordings of the Beethoven PC's, as well as his later LvB # 4 with Stock , and this original NYPO commemorative release of a live 1945 NYPO broadcast , with Szell conducting, of # 3. For me, Schnabel's #3 and # 4 (first) are his most successful of the 5, and the 1945 with Sz...