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by Rach3
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump "the embodiment of the Founders' worst fears'
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Trump "the embodiment of the Founders' worst fears'

In short, Trump is a criminal and traitor.His supporters are indelibly stained with little or no excuse.
by Rach3
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tasmanian pianist Ben Austin live
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Tasmanian pianist Ben Austin live

Austin playing in 2018 (?) Vincenzo Maltempo's transcription, for solo piano ( !! ), of Ravel's "Daphne et Chloe" Suite No.2.Holy cow !!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj9pqQRBQJg

What is Ben Austin doing, recording , these days ? Thanks !
by Rach3
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Here is the entire work(s?), a section of which I posted just earlier хор мальчиков хорового училища им.М.И.Глинки (СПб) (Boys Choir of the Choir College named after M.I. Glinka (St. Petersburg)) per Google translator This perhaps THE work in the video: Geyorgy Sviridov (1915–1998): The Bells of Da...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Per a YT Comment the song is "Zoriu Byut (Reveille)" by Russain composer Georgy Sviridov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFHQNgO3jTA Apparently this is part 6 of larger work, all of which is apparently at YT. I'm not normally a big fan of this genre, but will explore this one further. Here is the ...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Per a YT Comment the song is "Zoriu Byut (Reveille)" by Russain composer Georgy Sviridov:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFHQNgO3jTA

Apparently this is part 6 of larger work, all of which is apparently at YT. I'm not normally a big fan of this genre, but will explore this one further.
by Rach3
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interview with Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Interview with Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear

What on earth for? It proves he is physically fit and has fantastic concentration, but few audience members would share that. He does try to explain his approach in the interview, but I agree with you, although I've never tried his. Goodyear’s Orchid Classics cd of LvB PC # 4 with BBCNOW,Andrew Con...
by Rach3
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interview with Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Interview with Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear

At WQXR "Classical New York-In Conversation" : https://www.wqxr.org/#!/

About 22 minutes,discussing Beethoven, Trinidad,his own compositions,racism. Goodyear has done some "Sonatathons" where he plays all the Beethoven piano sonatas chronologically I believe in one 13 -hour recital.
by Rach3
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump turns July Fourth into a hard-right jubilee.
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Trump turns July Fourth into a hard-right jubilee.

On one of the World's premiere road runners' races ( held about 35 miles south of me ), the " Bix 7 " ( as in famous area native jazzman Bix Beiderbecke ) was cancelled for 2020. Scroll down to the 2019 photos, too, after the story. https://tinyurl.com/y89zqlnn Trump would have been furious had he k...
by Rach3
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Sidney Foster (1917-1977)
Replies: 1
Views: 2376

Re: Pianist Sidney Foster (1917-1977)

Not the entire set here , but selections from Marston Records 7-cd set of pianist Sidney Foster , 1917-1977 ( I believe these may be on Youtube as well ).WFMT broadcasts with Henry Fogel. Sound a bit tinny and shallow, suspect the actual cd’s better, but well worth hearing for the interpretations. I...
by Rach3
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang Records the Goldberg Variations
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Lang Lang Records the Goldberg Variations

Apparently the studio version is ca. 91 minutes, the live a little quicker.

Sleep-inducing, for sure ?

https://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/bach- ... owdsrjh7sa
by Rach3
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New BIS releases
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: New BIS releases

Speaking of BIS, there is a new CD coming out soon featuring the music of composer-pianist Theodore Leschetizky . Inasmuch as my own piano studies were based on his teaching practices, my interest is more than casual on this great professor! My piano teacher was herself taught by a Leschetizky stud...
by Rach3
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Youngish Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar plays the “Goldberg” Variations and the Manneke work July 7,2020 at Grote Kerk, Naarden. My first knowledge of composer Manneke, a very attractive 12 minute work.The Bach was very pleasant, warm, nimble,romantic, nothing new but kept my attention even though ini...
by Rach3
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Ľubica Čekovská: Piano Concerto (2003 )
Miki Skuta , piano
Slovak National Youth Orchestra
Conductor Benjamin Bayl

Young EuroClassic Festival, 2019 , Berlin

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000kpks

Tonal, aleatory,interesting , but a one-hear for me, 15 minutes.
by Rach3
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Right's no stay-at-home order fraud
Replies: 0
Views: 68

The Right's no stay-at-home order fraud

Ask Sweden how it's going:

https://tinyurl.com/y9tysnnf
by Rach3
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4162
Views: 1376249

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

Bernstein, “Age of Anxiety",Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story" and "Candide" Overture, perhaps his 3 top works, Jean Louis Steuerman, pianist,Florida Philharmonic under James Judd, a 2002 Naxos "American Classics" series cd.Heard "Age recently, discovered I did not have a recording, the pairing...
by Rach3
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Playing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Changed How I Hear Them
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Playing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Changed How I Hear Them

Let's face it head on: there's no way to protect the vulnerable so long as the rest of the population "just get on with it". Ask Texas, Florida and Arizona how that has worked for them. The fatality rate from seasonal flu in the USA is about 0.1%. From coronavirus, it's well over 4.0%. That's 40 ti...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler

"No one in this world, so far as I know ... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people." HL Mencken, 1926. Florida's GOP Gov. DeSantis believes this as evidenced by his totally disingenuous, misleading press conference today.And as we can see by ...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler

"No one in this world, so far as I know ... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people." HL Mencken, 1926. Florida's GOP Gov. DeSantis believes this as evidenced by his totally disingenuous, misleading press conference today.And as we can see by t...
by Rach3
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Rudolf Kehrer
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Pianist Rudolf Kehrer

A series of 2-hour programs with Henry Fogel of WFMT radio featuring the Russian pianist Rudolf Kehrer (1923-1994), whose career included a 13-year Stalinist exile 1941-1954 ( his parents were ethnic Germans, but he and they born in Russia ) without a piano. Quite a story. So far heard of the solo w...
by Rach3
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Playing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Changed How I Hear Them
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Playing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Changed How I Hear Them

barney wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:36 am
... best wishes to all our US CMGers.
Thanks.Take care yourself as well, as the virus seems again a problem in Australia, at least Melbourne ?
by Rach3
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's Mt. Rushmore July 4 address
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Trump's Mt. Rushmore July 4 address

Miller and Jared probably wrote.Trump would not have the ability.
by Rach3
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers

Thanks for yours.Just earlier today, ran across this: A brief 7-min. extract from first mov. of Helen Hagan's ( 1893-1964) piano concerto, in a 2-piano reduction, the composer the first black woman graduate of Yale's music school ( 1912) , with some additional bio info: https://www.wqxr.org/story/he...
by Rach3
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:06 pm
Believe this ??!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHLlwiLebkc
Another Trumpian July 4th : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akYTk-4ERKQ
by Rach3
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ida Haendel 1928-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Live performances here, 1961 Saint-Saens VC #3 , 1980 Sibelius VC. Have not heard yet , but plan to hear the S-S: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten As the Sibelius VC is my fav VC, and she would presumably have still been in top form at age 56 , did also listen to this Feb. ,1980 live in Rotterdam...
by Rach3
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Piano music of Illmari Hannikainen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=linkvU3wDLw Piano Concerto,Op.7, apparently no commercial recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kdhluKfJeM Variations Fantasques,Op.19, FC Records cd,Jouni Somero,piano
by Rach3
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New BIS releases
Replies: 3
Views: 199

New BIS releases

If you're not "vexed" enough, you can now hear 142 of the 800 Satie "Vexations" in the privacy of your own home.Although there apparently are some unspecified performance practices, perhaps varying tempi,dynmaics ?: https://bis.se/label/bis/noriko-ogawa-plays-satie-piano-music-vol-3 Who knew : https...
by Rach3
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cultural Life Is Back in Europe. In the U.K., They Talk of Collapse
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Cultural Life Is Back in Europe. In the U.K., They Talk of Collapse

maestrob wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Boris Johnson doesn't strike me as a strong supporter of classical music, in any case.
Like this earlier PM ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvNw0P5ZMbA
by Rach3
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ida Haendel 1928-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

The sound on the S-S is not good, but worth hearing, certainly on a par with my Francescatti and Rabin recordings of the S-S # 3, one of my fav VC's. I dont know if Heifetz played,recorded S-S # 3,but Haendel's playing here reminded me a bit of Heifetz' manner.
by Rach3
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ida Haendel 1928-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Live performances here, 1961 Saint-Saens VC #3 , 1980 Sibelius VC. Have not heard yet , but plan to hear the S-S:
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten
by Rach3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4162
Views: 1376249

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

Bohuslav Martinu's mid-twentieth century music has always fascinated me, ever since I discovered his Symphony IV as a teenager. Martinu's Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras,Piano and Percussion, powerful work, I suspect not heard live often.Video, approx. 20 minutes, at Maison Radio France, ...
by Rach3
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House was told of Russian bounty offers for dead American soldiers in early 2019 in Trump written daily briefing
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Trump tweets on Russia's reported Taliban bounty-hunters: 'Nobody told me'.

It is way past time for us to tell our Trump-supporter friends they are no longer our friends.
by Rach3
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Yes,Minister"
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: "Yes,Minister"

barney wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Did you know that the scripts were put into two books at the time which were equally funny.
Thanks ! Did not know of the scripts,shall search.

"No s..t please, we're British" :

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/balm ... index.html
by Rach3
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4162
Views: 1376249

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

... his Chopin is the most personal and inventive, without ever being extravagant or offensive. Friedman's style is uniquely his own, yet he serves Chopin's spirit with great joy and passion. None of our present day soloists would dare to be this personal in their interpretations, yet Friedman's pl...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Yes,Minister"
Replies: 3
Views: 182

"Yes,Minister"

4 of my fav very brief clips (2-5 minutes) from the BBC comedy masterpiece of 30+ years ago, still sadly relevant today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QurCB1lCHp0 (British democracy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGscoaUWW2M (The papers ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX45hc0aZt0 (The need to ...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sergio Gallo, another pianist to watch/hear!
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Sergio Gallo, another pianist to watch/hear!

Thanks for the tip.Was not familiar with the pianist.I was also not familiar with American composer,Tcherepnin student , Robert Muczinsky (1929-2010), played by Gallo on one video, and by other pianists here, all brief works for piano,Tcherepnin,Kapustin like: http://drsergiogallo.com/html/sergio_ga...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Over past few days, listened to some selections from cd’s put out in commemorative sets by New York Phil, “ Bernstein Live “ and “The Historic Broadcasts 1923 to 1987. Sound varies , of course, but still very listenable. Hope these are available thru NYPO or elsewhere. Finished up today. Beethoven ...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Over past few days, listened to some selections from cd’s put out in commemorative sets by New York Phil, “ Bernstein Live “ and “The Historic Broadcasts 1923 to 1987. Sound varies , of course, but still very listenable. Hope these are available thru NYPO or elsewhere. Hindemith,”Mathis der Maler “,...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ebene Quartet complete Beethoven quartets cd set
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Ebene Quartet complete Beethoven quartets cd set

2 members of the Quartet discuss the recordings, getting together for the first time in 2 months to rehearse, Beethoven. 15 minutes, "Classical New York - In Conversation ", https://www.wqxr.org/#!/ ( scroll down a bit ).
by Rach3
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hamelin's no-audience recital June 27
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Hamelin's no-audience recital June 27

Live video 5pm US EDT. His own "Toccata" and Schubert's D.960.

https://rockportmusic.org/tenth-anniversary-gala/
by Rach3
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida performed Schubert’s “Winterreise “ today in London. I did not hear , but may be of interest so posting.Audio only here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k9yt I did hear Martha Argerich playing Chopin’s 3rd Piano Sonata live in Hamburg, June,2020. Live video here....
by Rach3
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Angela Hewitt played Bach at Wigmore Hall earlier today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000k9wg Toccata in C minor BWV911 ; Sinfonia in E flat BWV791 ; Prélude from English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811 ; Adagissimo from Capriccio on the Departure of his Beloved Brother BWV992 ; Fantasia in C mi...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...

WAPO:7 states reported new highs for coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday.Wednesday afternoon 5 (red) States again reporting their highest number of covid-19 patients since pandemic started: Arizona (2,270),So.Carolina (832),Mississippi (767),Tennessee (470),Montana (17).800+ covid-19 deaths reporte...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Martin Helmschen live
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Pianist Martin Helmschen live

Martin Helmschen, a young pianist I follow more now than earlier in his career, wonderful, themed programme, extraordinary playing.I think my first hearing of the Bach/Reger and no doubt my first hearing of impressive Liszt S.185. Pianophiles , note bene : Not to be missed,IMHO. Enregistré le 24/05/...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...

Holden Fourth wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:25 am
Finally, why hasn't the media looked at and commented on these figures?
Because the total amount of deaths to date ( with more certainly to come ) is not considered "minuscule" by any standard other than purely mathematical artifact.
by Rach3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 972
Views: 826501

Re: What I listened to today

Cedric Tiberghien, a pianist I follow, plays Schumann’s Op.17 Fantasy on an 1840 Streicher at 2018 Aldeburgh Festival.I’m once again convinced another composer who was either frustrated the music he heard in his ear could not be fully reproduced in his day ; or who would have been surprised but grat...
by Rach3
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...

The problem is no one really has a clue.Easy for me to say, but a gap year for all was the best. The experience many schools are having with their earlier-returning athletes is troubling.