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by Rach3
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Jerome Rose - IKIF
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Jerome Rose - IKIF

Thanks for this. Indeed , an ambitious program even for one much younger than 81 . Rubinstein’s Brahms 3rd Sonata recording 1959 ( ? ) his only ? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHGKCzCB05c Kempff’s live Brahms 3rd, London 1969 , also fine, the recital attended by Brendel who reportedly said Kempf...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Contemporary Music for Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Classical Contemporary Music for Flute

Agree, prefer the Prokofiev in the violin version.
by Rach3
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: transphobia: you swine, all of you
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: transphobia: you swine, all of you

A history of which I was not aware, and even more shocking ( if that is even possible ) considering Britain was fighting the Holocaust Nazis at the time :

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/15/business ... index.html
by Rach3
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Power Restored to Manhattan’s West Side After Major Blackout
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Power Restored to Manhattan’s West Side After Major Blackout

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:05 pm
And Mayor de Blasio was in Iowa
Where he did not shed much light on why he's running.
by Rach3
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Contemporary Music for Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Classical Contemporary Music for Flute

While I largely agree with John F., I do enjoy, suggest you hear, Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, and Jacques Ibert's Flute Concerto, both at YT I suspect if you want to sample.
by Rach3
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Democracy; the Unfinished Revolution"
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: "Democracy; the Unfinished Revolution"

... Personal responsibility no longer exists in the UK. That's why we came to Australia". Talk to people with real, live experience and you get a different picture from that represented in the discourse. I wonder how long can one run away from the sans culottes, and what places will remain in which...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Democracy; the Unfinished Revolution"
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: "Democracy; the Unfinished Revolution"

Food for thought from 2 different perspectives: Fredrick Douglass’ 1852 Speech is very long , somewhat dated , but surprisingly relevant. https://www.thenation.com/article/what-slave-fourth-july-frederick-douglass/ “What to the Slave is the Fourth July?” by Frederick Douglass is not only a brilliant...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shrink an Orchestra to a Single Piano, Keeping the Magic
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Shrink an Orchestra to a Single Piano, Keeping the Magic

Belle wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:57 pm
I just listened to the transcription of Symphony #1 from this link. Wonderful. I think I prefer it to the orchestrated version, to be honest. It's one of Beethoven's works I seldom hear or gravitate towards.
Do hear Villa's live LvB / Liszt Sym. # 5 YT as well.One of a kind.
by Rach3
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shrink an Orchestra to a Single Piano, Keeping the Magic
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Shrink an Orchestra to a Single Piano, Keeping the Magic

I have Naxos cd's of LvB/Liszt Syms. Nos. 7-9 with Konstantin Scherbakov, all 9 here if you wish to compare, sample:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihWUB-_ ... VR0TEi-7uE
by Rach3
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shrink an Orchestra to a Single Piano, Keeping the Magic
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: Shrink an Orchestra to a Single Piano, Keeping the Magic

From a cd I have, the late Joseph Villa, LvB/Liszt 5th Sym., live in 1989,I believe at a "Bargemusic" recital NYC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVsaTpDUgkc
by Rach3
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Crisis of the Left
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Crisis of the Left

As a resident of USA's "fly-over country", I'm sympathetic to some of the author's observations, especially about certain of what we call here " Left Coast " and " East Boast " attitudes, but her classifications of Trump voters, and summary of Trump himself,are too simplistic,and a reaction to her o...
by Rach3
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: July 4 - Recordings of National Anthem
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: July 4 - Recordings of National Anthem

Belle wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:10 pm
What a great tune is 'Stars and Stripes Forever'!!! Well, they both are excellent tunes. My favourite national anthems are Germany and France.
I have felt the French should be the main theme from Saint - Seans’ 4th PC.

Forgive my ignorance and parochialism, but Australia’s ?
by Rach3
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: July 4 - Recordings of National Anthem
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: July 4 - Recordings of National Anthem

John F wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:33 pm
That sure is a lot of noise! :D But Jeanne Behrend's recording with just one piano and two hands (on the MGM label) is actually more impressive as a virtuoso tour de force, I think. Indeed, she deliberately exaggerates the virtuoso aspect, way over the top. I love it!
Agreed.
by Rach3
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: July 4 - Recordings of National Anthem
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: July 4 - Recordings of National Anthem

John F wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:54 am
At 1:40:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A22taZUZ1hQ

Thanks. The 8 piano version of same:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlCTl8U5bk0
by Rach3
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: July 4 - Recordings of National Anthem
Replies: 11
Views: 382

July 4 - Recordings of National Anthem

Star-Spangled Banner : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIDEPnZfG-w ( Godowsky version ,Laurent Wagschal pianist ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8KQQdEdXVM ( Rachmaninoff pianist ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02B8JMnbJI (Horowitz at White House, at about 5:00 in ) https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Rach3
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: DC Fourth will feature tanks, Blue Angels, flag burning and the Baby Trump blimp
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: DC Fourth will feature tanks, Blue Angels, flag burning and the Baby Trump blimp

Trump still owes DC $7M for his " largest crowd ever " lie Inauguration. Use of taxpayer $$ for political rally is illegal. Yet another Impeachable offense being committed , today. New obstruction of justice : Trump orders his lackeys at DOJ to ignore SCOTUS ruling on Census question.Tells them to c...
by Rach3
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 43
Views: 3840

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

Trump wants to deport families of active duty US servicemembers: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/27/736362986/trump-wants-to-withdraw-deportation-protections-for-families-of-active-troops Trump wants to deport already naturalized citizens, now matter how long here : https://www.thenation.com/article/den...
by Rach3
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich Quartet no. 8
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Shostakovich Quartet no. 8

Thanks all. This is my DSCH No. 8 by Kronos : http://tinyurl.com/y4xndsxl

My Nos.5,7,9 are by the St.Petersburg Quartet.

Need a few more, no doubt.
by Rach3
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich Quartet no. 8
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Shostakovich Quartet no. 8

Thanks for this , especially the link to the premiere! Will hear that ! I have a recording of No. 8 with Kronos Quartet. Otherwise, recordings of just Nos. 5,7,9.
by Rach3
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

I do not really know the piano sonatas as I have never really thought these were up to the standard of Brahms's other works. I came very late to the sonatas, but glad I did. The 3rd,Op.5 , is wonderful, as is the 1st ,Op.1. The 2nd , Op.2, is crazy ,but worth a hear ( 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition w...
by Rach3
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Live performances of note
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Live performances of note

maestrob wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:46 am
If you're interested, I recommend the CD set of Rachmaninoff's complete Songs below:
Thanks. I do have a single cd of his songs for male voice, but will now follow up for a cd for female voice.
by Rach3
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Live performances of note
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Live performances of note

Wonderful recital of Rachmaninoff songs and Schubert’s D.959. Rachmaninoff’s songs for female voice seem more attractive than those for male voice (?) , D.959 perhaps my fav Schubert sonata: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006ffp Rachmaninov: Son, op. 38/5; Ne poi, krassavitsa, pri mne, op. 4/4; ...
by Rach3
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Belle wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Absolutely lovely; I do not know that Sonata by Brahms!
Check out also similar moments in some of his late piano works ( Opa.116-119 ) and late clarinet works, if not familiar with those .
by Rach3
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Baltimore Symphony Musicians Are ‘Stunned’ After Concerts Are Canceled
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: Baltimore Symphony Musicians Are ‘Stunned’ After Concerts Are Canceled

Thanks for this article. $83K is certainly not excessive. Does the Governor think most of the orchestra members are Democrats ?
by Rach3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Kantorow's Brahms concerto is certainly a good performance, more mature than his 22 years. That said, I think the first movement needs more backbone, I tend to agree with you as to about the first 1/3 of that mov., but he picked up the pace for the rest of that mov. Perhaps he intentionally wanted ...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Millennials are going on the wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Millennials are going on the wagon

Thank goodness I was born earlier !

" I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes." WC Fields
by Rach3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It's Time To Let Classical Music Die
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: It's Time To Let Classical Music Die

Racism is such an easy answer nowadays for so many questions that I suggest we should only use it when we have to. On this question we don't have to. Disagree.Said " due in part " , not "due totally" . More white kids take up classical instruments because more white kids than black kids think class...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Berlioz cd, "Harold " , "Nuits d'ete"
Replies: 0
Views: 157

New Berlioz cd, "Harold " , "Nuits d'ete"

Have yet to hear this cd as need to check later to see if my monthly download allowance is ok, but for your info here a new Harmonia Mundi cd for free listening,complete, of Berlioz' "Harold in Italy " and " Nuits d'ete ". I have enjoyed "Nuits", but not "Harold" , will try again with " Harold " : h...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

That Brahms always brings me to tears. I don't know why. Perhaps because I just love the composer so very much. Kantorow gives an excellent account of it. Agree with you on Brahms.Here is one that does it for me, the slow mov. of his 3rd Piano Sonata played live by Wilhelm Kempff in London,QEH,1969...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It's Time To Let Classical Music Die
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: It's Time To Let Classical Music Die

Western classical music is "inherently racist ?" This is like saying basketball is "inherently racist" because there aren't more short, nerdy Jewish men on basketball teams . This is nothing but a straw man . None of our symphony orchestras and opera occupancies etc is trying to exclude anyone on t...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Bit more of Kantorow ,from 2016,2017,2019:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-90ysgiG28 (Brahms,Waltz,Op.39,# 15 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUtA5jlpGjw ( Saint-Saens/Liszt/Horowitz “Danse Macabre” )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxVybstjvzU (Brahms,Rhapsody,Op.79,# 1 )
by Rach3
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How you know you're looking ( and getting) old
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: How you know you're looking ( and getting) old

Belle wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:35 pm
I can short-circuit all of that by simply looking in the mirror!!
For a variety of reasons, I try to avoid looking in the mirror , except when shaving.
by Rach3
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Belle wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:31 pm
I also admired Emelyanov and think he has the poise and talent for a successful career - which I'm sure he'll have.
Agreed.Yemelyanov was my choice, even after his concertos, until I heard Kantorow's concertos.
by Rach3
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How you know you're looking ( and getting) old
Replies: 8
Views: 413

How you know you're looking ( and getting) old

When a 20-something Beto O'Rourke campaign staffer doing a door - to - door , advising you the candidate has new proposals at his website, asks you if you have Internet access.
by Rach3
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Kantorow 3 years ago in a guilty pleasure of mine, the Saint-Saens PC # 5, an uncommon sensitivity and depth in his reading, especially at his age : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y23f_fCSTo ( video ) Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe Nicolas Krauze, conductor Live concert in Neuilly-sur-Seine,...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It's Time To Let Classical Music Die
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: It's Time To Let Classical Music Die

Now I finally understand Mahler's 7th.

As a poster at another group said: " Some people think too much and talk too much."
by Rach3
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Belle wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Shiraz? I don't actually drink more than the occasional Chardonnay, to be honest.
" I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food." W. C. Fields
by Rach3
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki live
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Pianist Jan Lisiecki live

Young Canadian pianist and past Chopin Competition winner Jan Lisiecki in recital, a pianist I follow.I wanted to hear the Rachmaninoff primarily, but glad I also listened to the Ravel and Chopins. Mozart - 12 Variations sur 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman, K. 265. Schumann - Quatre Nachtstücke, op. 23. Ra...
by Rach3
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

A recent solo recital by winner Kantorow if interested:

Rachmaninoff Sonata #1, Brahms Sonata # 2 , " Firebird ", Faure :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9151 ... e-kantorow
by Rach3
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

This “tragedy” of course will raise the “ what if “ question and cast a pall over the results: http://tinyurl.com/y3252q6d ( I converted to Tiny Url to obscure Lebrecht’s vulgarity.) https://tch16.medici.tv/en/replay/#filter?slug=final-with-an-tianxu An is visibly terrified.Can you imagine having to...
by Rach3
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Belle wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:33 pm
It's Kantorow!! The Frenchman. A shock win.
Perhaps unexpected in general, but not a surprise for me for this particular French pianist. See my Tuesday post here, and do hear his 2 concertos.
by Rach3
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

For me, Ravel G Major and Brahms #2 remain the single staples in this diet. As I've aged my tastes have changed, as they have with wine and food. Trifonov may have played PIT # 1 on request from Putin. MRGA. Ravel G is great, but the real jewel is his Left Hand PC. Someday listen to Norweigan Gierr...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Fww, suggest you hear both Kantorow's concertos, PIT # 2 and Brahms # 2, not often competition fare.Despite my reservations after hearing Kantorow's Round 1 solo recital ( so much so I did not hear his Round 2 solo recital ), he had a great day with his concertos. I will have heard only Yemelyanov a...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Berezovsky
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Boris Berezovsky

I've heard some live broadcasts , have no recordings. Bit uneven for me.Some wags think he sometimes does not practice enough. There are some live Paris Louvre recitals on YT, including a Rach Sonata # 1,I thought were great. He apparently has a foundation that does good work.He also did some critic...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

I'm calling the results early: Emelyanov !! Turns out,I am enthusiastic about Yemelyanov, too, in fact even after his Round One recital, at the time telling members at another Classical on-line group to be sure to hear his Round One recital. His Round 2 was also excellent.He had the bad luck ( usua...
by Rach3
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

I'm way behind the piano competition and have lost track. I will look here for any updates. Dont rely on me !!☺ The jurors did not agree with all my choices for the Finals this time.Nor did they in 2011 or 2015 for Finals or Gold. Might want to start with the Round 2 solo recitals of the 7 who made...
by Rach3
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Perhaps good news: Today Medici TV has announced it had overwhelming response over the weekend and had server problems resulting in some videos not connecting.I suspect the issue was most acute with piano. Ah, yes, my browser can now find the Medici server so was not me. A friend in Holland had no ...
by Rach3
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 6715

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

I cannot load or watch any of the replays, so I'll have to follow your comments on the competition. My computer speed just isn't fast enough: 47!!! I've been told I just cannot get anything faster. Third world. Perhaps good news: Today Medici TV has announced it had overwhelming response over the w...
by Rach3
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 785
Views: 409739

Re: What I listened to today

By the way, I'm glad you mentioned this particular work. The first theme of the sonata has been in my head forever, like more than 50 years, and I couldn't identify what it was from, so finally I gave up. Now I know. Fww,I can recommend Australian Geoffrey Tozer's ( tragic final years of his life )...