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by Rach3
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brisket for Brünnhilde
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Brisket for Brünnhilde

I enjoy the late Anna Russell's famous summary of " The Ring " ,ca. 1984 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN5dAQLYYrs (30 minutes)
by Rach3
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Earl Wild plays Medtner
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Earl Wild plays Medtner

...remains a mystery to me why few of our young gun pianists seem to add the Sonata tragica and Primavera from Op.39 to their programs. The score (shown in the Wild YT of Sonata tragica ) may suggest a reason, the work more difficult even than sounds. Here is a live (!) of the Medtner Improvisation...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berg's Op.6
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Berg's Op.6

While I dont warm to his operas, I do enjoy Berg’s Piano Sonata and Violin Concerto.My first hearing past Sunday of his “ Drei Orchestrestucke”,Op.6, YT’s of a 1967 studio recording by Boulez / BBCSO now apparently on SONY Classical, and a recording by Von Karajan /BerlinPO with no other info given....
by Rach3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Earl Wild plays Medtner
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Earl Wild plays Medtner

Just listened again to Earl Wild's 1988 Chesky Record cd of Medtner, perhaps as good an introduction as any to those not very familiar with the composer. The Second Improvisations,Op.47, an amazing display of Medtner's compositional skill and extraordinary, but not superficial,virutosity, rewards ma...
by Rach3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Ehnes fans
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: For Ehnes fans

slofstra wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:13 pm
His approach to the Beethoven Violin Concerto was interesting, aiming more for texture and nuance than drama. (My not-technical way of describing it.)
Agreed, I enjoy his LvB Concerto as well.
by Rach3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Ehnes fans
Replies: 2
Views: 61

For Ehnes fans

For fans of violinist James Ehnes , and as one of my fav violin concertos, plus 2 nice encores, thus this post, the Walton about 23:20 into the broadcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dk17 Rec. April 13 2019 in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Bax November Woods Walton Violin Concerto James ...
by Rach3
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Juilliard Celebrates 32 Female Composers of the 20th Century
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Juilliard Celebrates 32 Female Composers of the 20th Century

Thanks for this. My first hearing today of Florence Price’s 1932 Piano Sonata : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa7Zku4ja7Y I had previously heard her Piano Concerto and Syms.3 and 4. All pleasant music, but not very satisfying for me, one-hears.Her personal story is very interesting. Galina Ustvols...
by Rach3
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!

Fww: Trump's view of his Generals: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-called-his-generals-a-bunch-of-dopes-and-babies-in-a-fit-of-rage-book-claims Hamilton in Federalist Paper 65 , 2nd paragraph : "A well-constituted Court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired, than diff...
by Rach3
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: I Like The Latest Impeachment Developments!

Finished the whole Ron Chernow " Alexander Hamilton " biography , first book I’ve read in years. Glad we saw the musical first. Both amazing.Many parallels to today. Remarkable political discord, fears of civil war and secession, fiercely opposite US reactions to the French Revolution,all between Co...
by Rach3
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Javier Perianes Ravel cd
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: New Javier Perianes Ravel cd

Largely agree.
by Rach3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Eric le Sage live
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Pianist Eric le Sage live

For Eric le Sage fans, 2 not oft heard live works ( at least in my experience ), Mozart PC # 16, K.451, and Faure’s Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra, Op.111, Jan.13,2020 at the Concertgebouw,Amsterdam, with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Gordon Nikolic ( also Faure’s “Pelleas “ Suite and Mozart...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Bernd Zimmermann's brief but effective Violin Sonata "Phantasy" , and Martinu's Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras,Piano and Timpani, amazing.
by Rach3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Herreweghe (and Mozart ) fans
Replies: 2
Views: 140

For Herreweghe (and Mozart ) fans

I heard all, admire but still dont connect much with # 41. Enregistré le 31/10/2019 au PBA Bruxelles Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : - Symphonie n° 39 en mi bémol majeur , KV 543 - Symphonie n° 40 en sol mineur, KV 550 - Symphonie n° 41 en do majeur, KV 551, "Jupiter" Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden Phil...
by Rach3
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Javier Perianes Ravel cd
Replies: 2
Views: 142

New Javier Perianes Ravel cd

Pianist Javier Perianes,Orchestra de Paris,Josep Pons, Harmonia Mundi cd, free listening of entire cd here: https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/javier-perianes-jeux-de-miroirs Solo piano version of the complete, and orchestral version of part of , “Le tombeau de Couperin” ; Piano Concerto in G ; solo piano...
by Rach3
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bartok's Bagatelles for piano,Op.6
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Bartok's Bagatelles for piano,Op.6

Try Kapustin’s Bagatelles Op.59! Thanks , I did. I may have heard a couple of these before, but not all, here played complete by the composer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1iQdxAmaog Very fine works, but on balance I find the Bartok set more interesting. Another fav set of piano Bagatelles for...
by Rach3
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nelson Freire, pianist / Encores CD, Decca
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Nelson Freire, pianist / Encores CD, Decca

IMHO, essential viewing of Nelson Freire live solo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M95k3bhIYM8 Villa-Lobos, “Danca do Indio Branco “ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5j9gYb4aI8 Villa-Lobos, “Alma Brasileira “ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV-AM_00_rs Nelson Freire em Brasília Concerto realizado ...
by Rach3
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Vaughan-Williams' Piano Quintet,Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble,"Moveable Feast " cd, extraordinary work.

Different performance here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3na3sPQXmHA
by Rach3
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bartok's Bagatelles for piano,Op.6
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Bartok's Bagatelles for piano,Op.6

Bartok's Bagatelles,Op.6,Zoltan Kocsis,Hungaraton ( I think ), amazing,especially #10, audio with score:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iaprGXqViY&t=24s
by Rach3
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 34-cd Sofronitsky set
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: 34-cd Sofronitsky set

If you are not up for 34 , here are 2 essentials,IMHO,treasured objects in my collection despite the usual sound issues with many of his recordings.What a pity he was never in the USA or recorded for RCA ,etc., but maybe he'd say otherwise: https://tinyurl.com/v6yfc94 ( Rare ) https://arbiterrecords...
by Rach3
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Solomon's complete Beethoven
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Solomon's complete Beethoven

And now : https://www.amazon.fr/Milestones-Legend ... sic&sr=1-1

That may wipe out my 2020 Social Security COLA adjustment.
by Rach3
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 34-cd Sofronitsky set
Replies: 6
Views: 256

34-cd Sofronitsky set

Fww; I know nothing about this new (?) release or the transfers, was posted at another group who also unfamiliar :

https://www.scribendumrecordings.com/ou ... d/11414200
by Rach3
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Pianist Diane Andersen’s 1996 Arcobaleno cd of solo Bartok,...

Allan Evans' Dec.,2109, Bartok blog very much worth re-visiting: https://arbiterrecords.org/category/blog/
by Rach3
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 55
Views: 6936

Re: Australian fires

Brief articles from Sydney Morning Herald today, fww:

https://tinyurl.com/yx7bp9ur
https://tinyurl.com/vuusvl3
https://tinyurl.com/vhr28xp
by Rach3
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Pianist Diane Andersen’s 1996 Arcobaleno cd of solo Bartok, 14 Bagatelles,Op.6 ( ca. 1909-10 ), 4 Dirges,Op.9a (ca.1909 ), and 8 Improvisations,Op.20 (1920 ).The cd also has his Piano Sonata , but I find the other works more interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_IDQmJvtbs (the Andersen cd, ...
by Rach3
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Carlos Surinach’s ( Barcelona 1915 - New Haven 1997) Piano Concerto (1973),Daniel Blanch,pianist,Sinfonia Varsovia,Jacek Kaspszyk,conductor,Columna Musica cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ1gwXGEZmU&list=OLAK5uy_m1zLDL8bQVNeZbyROCMYcJL-0qANknwIw&index=1 Interesting, dark, percussive work , virt...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Montsalvatge i Bassols' piano "Concerto breve"
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Montsalvatge i Bassols' piano "Concerto breve"

Per YT poster : “ A piano concerto by Spanish Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvatge i Bassols (1912-2002). He dedicated this work to pianist Alicia de Larrocha, who premiered it with Louis de Froment and the Barcelona Orchestra in 1953.” Piano: Angela Cheng Conductor: Hans Graf Calgary Philharmonic O...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Eric Lu live
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Pianist Eric Lu live

Although his Rach 3 certainly not chopped liver, here live video from a 2017 in Germany ( on a Bechstein, but YT sound ) , especially fine slow mov. ( becoming more the highlight of this Concerto for me ) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPzyprubgjo

Encore, Chopin’s “Raindrop” Prelude.
by Rach3
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump apes Machiavelli-Nixon theory: a very wise thing to simulate madness.
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Trump apes Machiavelli-Nixon theory: a very wise thing to simulate madness.

Thanks I do hope to see the play someday. We'll be in NYC alot this winter season-I should stop by the box office and see what the ticket situation might be like at this point. Regards, Len Fww: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hamilton-ny-new-york-new-york-01-07-2020/event/030056B4F0E84263 https://ww...
by Rach3
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Eric Lu live
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Pianist Eric Lu live

The 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition Final Round, in which one of the concertos Lu played was the Beethoven 4th. Eric Lu won the 1st Prize and Terence Judd–Hallé Orchestra Prize.The Hallé, Edward Gardner, conductor, Leeds Town Hall . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8WC4g23nuo There are al...
by Rach3
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky "Little Russian" Symphony #2/Jansons
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Tchaikovsky "Little Russian" Symphony #2/Jansons

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:36 pm
Lance love all his symphonies but haven't listened to this one in a long time-it'll be on tonight while I'm in the kitchen! Regards, Len :D
" I often cook with wine.Sometimes,I even add it to the food." WC Fields
by Rach3
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kirill Petrenko's inaugural concert with BPO live
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Kirill Petrenko's inaugural concert with BPO live

Whether satisfied with the results, or not, or like the work or not, a performance I dont think you’ll want to miss. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Marlis Petersen (soprano), Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Kwangchul Youn (bass) Rundfunkchor Berlin Berlin Philharmonic, Kirill Pe...
by Rach3
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Should you clap between movements?
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Should you clap between movements?

Today I viewed a YT where an audience clapped at the end of the 2nd mov. of LvB Op.109 piano sonata !! Fortunately the pianist did not acknowledge.I suspect he was not happy. I have also attended a lieder recital where audience applauded after every song in a Schubert cycle.

Egads in both cases.
by Rach3
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky "Little Russian" Symphony #2/Jansons
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Tchaikovsky "Little Russian" Symphony #2/Jansons

Thanks for the tip, especially since # 2 is the only Tchaikovsky symphony I listen to with any regularity, # 5 only once in great while.
by Rach3
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Eric Lu live
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Pianist Eric Lu live

Despite not great sound, coughing, and applause after 2nd mov., a very nice 2018 live LvB Op.109 by Lu, especially final mov.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ST7GxL2lKU

A wonderful Prokofieff 7th Sonata by Lu in 2017 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VjeY2gshzk
by Rach3
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 55
Views: 6936

Re: Australian fires

From Australian writer Richard Flanagan( born 1961). Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize for “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” and is the author, most recently, of the novel “First Person.” More on Flanagan, “considered by many to be the finest Australian novelist of his generation” , accord...
by Rach3
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump apes Machiavelli-Nixon theory: a very wise thing to simulate madness.
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Trump apes Machiavelli-Nixon theory: a very wise thing to simulate madness.

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Wow, here in NYC it's tough and expensive to get seats-where'd you see it? Regards, Len
Downtown Chicago this past Saturday.Today was its last day in Chicago, then the production moves to San Francisco.
by Rach3
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump apes Machiavelli-Nixon theory: a very wise thing to simulate madness.
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Trump apes Machiavelli-Nixon theory: a very wise thing to simulate madness.

Trump is an imbecilic madman we should not have to suffer gladly. Should not demean apes,Machiavelli,or Nixon by mentioning them in same breath as Trump.Saw a performance of the musical "Hamilton " over this past weekend, a reminder how far leadership and wisdom in the USA has fallen.
by Rach3
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Marianna Shirinyan live
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Pianist Marianna Shirinyan live

A pianist new to me.Here a warm-hearted , nostalgic vs. dramatic , distinctive view of the Ballades that works for me most, but not all, of the time ( I dont connect with the PIT although I think well-played ), the Chopin starting at about 47:00 in . I did not hear the Schuberts. Enregistré le 12/11...
by Rach3
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Petrenko's BPO debut
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Petrenko's BPO debut

Last night heard a Deutsche Welle re-broadcast of Kirill Petrenko's March (?),2019 debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin,Beethoven 9. Correction August,2019, and not his debut with the BPO ,but " inaugural" concert. Apparently,can hear it on BBC Radio 3 Jan. 6 : https://www.bbc.co.uk/program...
by Rach3
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Petrenko's BPO debut
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Petrenko's BPO debut

Last night heard a Deutsche Welle re-broadcast of Kirill Petrenko's March (?),2019 debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin,Beethoven 9. Not sure I agreed with all his tempo choices, but a stunner.Would suggest it may be worth the price of admission at the BPO's Digital Concert Hall. There is a ...
by Rach3
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 55
Views: 6936

Re: Australian fires

by Rach3
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd from pianist Simon Trpceski
Replies: 4
Views: 554

New cd from pianist Simon Trpceski

New Onyx label cd by the Macedonian.The Prokofieff the more interesting of the works,IMHO, but free listening here of complete cd : Prokofieff, Tales of an Old Grandmother,Op.31 Mussorgsky : Night on Bald Mountain Rimsky-Korsakov : Sheherazade https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/simon-trpceski-tales-from-r...
by Rach3
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Eric Lu live
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Pianist Eric Lu live

2018 Leeds Competition winner Eric Lu live recently : Brahms Intermezzi voor piano (3), op.117 - nr.1 Schumann Thema met variaties, 1854, "Geistervariationen" Chopin, Frédéric Preludes , op.28 - compleet Schubert, Franz Impromptu's voor piano (4) D.899, op.90 - nr.3  29 december 2019 
Koninklijk Co...
by Rach3
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Mark Bebbington at Stoke
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: Mark Bebbington at Stoke

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Thanks for this review ! I have the pianist’s Somm cd of the Dale and Hurlstone piano sonatas, the Hurlstone a work that deserves to be heard more, a fine reading by Bebbington.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCI1tCH ... o&index=11
by Rach3
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Pianist Severin von Eckardstein's live Alkan Piano Sonata " Les Quatre Ages" , 2001 recital in Siegen,Germany. Stunning.Not to be missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TqWqdM1rWw&t=8s
by Rach3
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Sabaneev Piano Trios, my Genuin cd, Ilona Then-Bergh,violin,Wen-Sinn Yang, cello,Michael Schafer,piano. Amazing music.

Here, too : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxK379u ... -hp5MwtU4I
by Rach3
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Gabriel Dupont’s “ Poeme “, my Mirare cd, also here :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFepzzOcRk0&t=3s

Marie-Catherine Girod : piano
Quatuor Pražák
by Rach3
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Hans Gal,Violin Sonata,Op.17, Nurit Pracht,Konstantin Lifschitz, Nimbus cd “The Emigre Composers”.
by Rach3
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

And after the Janacek,Protopopov's Piano Sonata No.2, Stefan Schleiermacher,pianist,"Soviet Avant Garde" cd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzW8PWB-aU8
by Rach3
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 872
Views: 650155

Re: What I listened to today

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:59 am
Isabelle Faust,Eva Kupiec playing Janacek's wonderful Violin Sonata,Harmonia Mundi cd.
A different recording of that Janacek Violin Sonata:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3-yVswUQAs