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by Rach3
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart K.595 PC -2018 Proms-Piemontesi
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Mozart K.595 PC -2018 Proms-Piemontesi

Starts about 22 : 00 in: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b0b9w238 Francesco Piemontesi a pianist I follow, and usually regard his pianism highly.Not sure what historical practice suggests here, but my taste inclines to a simpler treatment of the slow movement themes, less embellishment, eg. Backhau...
by Rach3
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: David Fray
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: David Fray

I have heard several live solo and concerto radio broadcasts. IMHO, he is playing much " better " now than earlier in his career. Have not acquired any of his cd's in part as have financial limits for works already in my collection.Dont feel heard enough to make a fair qualified assessment , yet, bu...
by Rach3
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mendelssohn 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 35
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Mendelssohn 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 35

FWW, Benjamin Grosvenor has been playing some of these in recitals recently, and I believe has recorded a couple. if I recall, Horowitz early on may have played one.
by Rach3
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New BIS cd of Bach's "Goldberg" - on accordion
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: New BIS cd of Bach's "Goldberg" - on accordion

Rach, I appreciate your posts very much, but I cannot imagine anything more disgusting than the Goldberg Variations on an accordion. I don't plan on acquiring the BIS cd. Apparently there are at least 3 other accordion recordings , apparently some listeners enjoy them , and BIS did decide to invest...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: British composer Oliver Knussen dies aged 66
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: British composer Oliver Knussen dies aged 66

His 3rd Symphony I have yet to hear named in this interesting-looking Guardian series I have yet to read. I'd have to get busy !

https://www.theguardian.com/music/serie ... symphonies
by Rach3
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Juan Diego Floez live- NOW
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Juan Diego Floez live- NOW

Now on free replay , same link, sign up for free account easy.
by Rach3
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Juan Diego Floez live- NOW
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Juan Diego Floez live- NOW

In the Donizetti aria as I post. https://tinyurl.com/y9qw3lxo Juan Diego Flórez | Tenor Münchner Philharmoniker Valery Gergiev | Conductor PROGRAM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Magic Flute, K. 620 I: "Dies Bildnis Ist Bezaubernd Schon" (Tam...
by Rach3
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Just released: Leonard Rose - Complete Concerto & Sonata Recordings
Replies: 8
Views: 2880

Re: Just released: Leonard Rose - Complete Concerto & Sonata Recordings

The Rose box to be briefly reviewed ( about 55 minutes worth apparently ) on BBC Radio 3 "Record Review " at about 10:45 am London time, tomorrow, Saturday, July 14 ( will be archived if you miss the live ) :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b9vw0x
by Rach3
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New BIS cd of Bach's "Goldberg" - on accordion
Replies: 3
Views: 109

New BIS cd of Bach's "Goldberg" - on accordion

From BIS: Bach – Goldberg Variations BIS-2399 | SACD EAN 7318599923994 TT: 90'06 The Goldberg Variations – the perfect fusion of the cerebral and the emotional Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (Aria mit verschiedenen Variationen), BWV 988 Andreas Borregaard, accordion 2 discs for the price...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang’s Return
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Lang Lang’s Return

Review of Lang Lang's Tanglewood return K.491 a few days ago :

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/arts ... eview.html
by Rach3
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Young Musician 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 115

BBC Young Musician 2018

Winner, pianist Lauren Zhang:


Finals, May,2018 :Prokofieff Piano Concerto 2, Birmingham Symphony, Wigglesworth :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d3YZXcgnbo

Age 16.

Worth hearing.
by Rach3
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler's Piano Quartet
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Mahler's Piano Quartet

It survives in only one movement , may never have been more (?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Quartet_(Mahler)
by Rach3
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang’s Return
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Lang Lang’s Return

He deserves some credit. If not yet physically ready to play the PIT#1 to open Tanglewood this Summer , I suspect there are other less demanding, yet very " popular " , Romantic concertos he could have played , rather than K.491, a work that will have his critics poised.
by Rach3
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler's Piano Quartet
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Mahler's Piano Quartet

Live at the Concertgebouw July 4. 11 minutes :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/7982 ... merata-rco
by Rach3
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich Op.34 Preludes for piano
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Shostakovich Op.34 Preludes for piano

Available at BBCR3 again , and well worth hearing : https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b0b8b86m Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes, Op.34, from 1933, well- played by Igor Levit .I have always felt these under-appreciated, try to play some of them myself. Nos. 3,4,15,17,18,20,22 real gems, but all worth hearing.
by Rach3
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lessel piano music
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Lessel piano music

Student of Haydn, generation ahead of Chopin, influence on the Chopin concerti , especially Chopin’s E minor, apparent : Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838) Piano Concerto in C Op 14 ( ca. 1814 ) Leonora Armellini (piano), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pawel Przytocki (conductor), live. https://www.bbc...
by Rach3
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Star Spangled Banner renditions
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Star Spangled Banner renditions

All solo piano except Seeger, Stravinsky , Heifetz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M28_lCCqRw8 (Van Cliburn at Ranger's game ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02B8JMnbJI ( Horowitz at Carter White House ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSWJuvrKdis (Rachmaninoff roll ) https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Rach3
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 458
Views: 85854

Re: What I listened to today

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:52 pm
I met 1st Violin Donald Weilerstein once after a recital his then preteen daughter Alicia gave. A very nice man. I'll wager he is a great teacher. I collect all their recordings most of which never made it to CD.
William Preucil's parents activities : http://preucil.org/history/
by Rach3
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Humorous promo tape by Horowitz
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Humorous promo tape by Horowitz

Ricordanza wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:46 am
I couldn't make out the rest of this line at the very end: "Please buy the record because....."

What did he say?

" .... because we are all in great need of money."
by Rach3
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 458
Views: 85854

Re: What I listened to today

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Beethoven Quartet Cycle
Cleveland Quartet (original personnel)
RCA LP box set 1970s
I have their RCA LP box set of just the late Quartets from that 70's cycle ; wonderful , especially Op.127.
by Rach3
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Humorous promo tape by Horowitz
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Humorous promo tape by Horowitz

For an early Scriabin recording he made.

Listen to the whole thing , about 2 minutes total :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJLGdNFmU0g
by Rach3
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 458
Views: 85854

Re: What I listened to today

John F wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:00 am
According to an obituary he was an alcoholic.

That obit makes for fascinating reading. One memorable excerpt :

" Another remembered him as "a crude skirt chaser, an incorrigible drunk, and a born conductor and orchestra builder".
by Rach3
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gina Bachauer Rare Recordings release
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Gina Bachauer Rare Recordings release

If you enjoyed the 1960 Bergen recital posted earlier in this thread, I believe you will want to hear this recital as well. Seattle, WA, 1958 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMdgV89TVs8&t=27s Beethoven - Piano Sonata op. 2 No. 2 Brahms - Piano Sonata No. 3 op. 5 Debussy - Les sons et les parfums t...
by Rach3
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Vadym Kholodenko
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Pianist Vadym Kholodenko

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41bzDzqxiGL._SS500.jpg This is the only album I have by Kholodenko (Ukranian?). He's quite awesome, IMHO. I would love to hear the above recital, but couldn't find a link. Sorry , I forgot to post the BBC Radio 3 link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programm...
by Rach3
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Vadym Kholodenko
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Pianist Vadym Kholodenko

2013 Cliburn Competition winner , a pianist I follow you may want to hear , this live recital at a Chopin festival in Poland in 2016: Chopin
 Berceuse in D flat, Op 57
 Nocturnes in F sharp major and G minor, Op 15 Nos 5 and 6.
 Nocturnes in C minor and F sharp major, Op 48 
Scherzo No.1 in B minor,...
by Rach3
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gina Bachauer Rare Recordings release
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Gina Bachauer Rare Recordings release

Bachauer at 47 , recital in Bergen, Norway (Radio Broadcast) , 6.1.1960 , not great sound but worth hearing esp. the Chopin : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA92si57KU8 Bach/Busoni: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564 Chopin: Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49 Stravinsky: Petroushka Encore- ( ! ) : Brahms ...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gina Bachauer Rare Recordings release
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Gina Bachauer Rare Recordings release

Are there any standout recordings of hers that would be essential for a pianophile ? TIA.
by Rach3
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: de Larrocha's mega-Decca set announced
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: de Larrocha's mega-Decca set announced

John F wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:43 am
So I have none of her Mozart records and few of the others.
Here is a ca.1974 Mozart and Bach/Busoni recording you may wish to consider, if it made it to cd, mine the London lp here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NpZ2olYa9E
by Rach3
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano music of Henry Cowell
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Piano music of Henry Cowell

Decided to listen to some piano music of Henry Cowell, with whom Lou Harrison studied, after enjoying Harrison’s PC discussed earlier here: Three Irish Legends ( 1922 ), Steffen Schleriermacher , pianist . I particularly like “ Hero Sun” , second of the three . There are cd’s of the Legends , other ...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Buchbinder redux
Replies: 12
Views: 3742

Re: Rudolf Buchbinder redux

Just today, I received his Teldec/Apex recording of Strauss, Jr.'s waltz transcriptions by well-known composer-pianists of the past (Grunfeld, Schutt, Dohnany, Schulhof, and Schulz-Evler) that might give me yet another indication of Buchbinder's pianistic prowess. I have that Apex cd, and enjoy it ...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of Lou Harrison ( 1917-2003 )
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Music of Lou Harrison ( 1917-2003 )

Please let me know what you think of it. It's not on my high priority list. Maybe you will change my mind! :? CD arrived.Good sound considering the PC was a live,1986 performance,the Suite a 1988 studio, the cd released in 1988. Very enjoyable, but you can judge the music for yourself on the YT's. ...
by Rach3
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bye Bye Radio Belgium
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Bye Bye Radio Belgium

To access their on-line CM broadcasts site now, one must connect either thru Facebook or Google. If through Google, you must agree Radio Belgium can " manage your contacts" . I'm not on Facebook, but assume the same " manage " applies. Perhaps this has been occurring all along without my knowledge, ...
by Rach3
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: World premiere-Philip Cashian's Piano Concerto # 2
Replies: 1
Views: 619

World premiere-Philip Cashian's Piano Concerto # 2

World premiere of Philip Cashian's Piano Concerto No.2 . BBC Symphony Orchestra,Oliver Knussen, conductor, Huw Watkins, pianist, June 16, 2018 at Aldeburgh Festival : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b6pfbt Virtuosic, but not very interesting for me , nor my cup of tea. You may differ. One mov. wi...
by Rach3
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jerusalem Quartet's new Ravel,Debussy cd
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Jerusalem Quartet's new Ravel,Debussy cd

Complete Harmonia Mundi cd for free listening, just starting to hear now:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/debussy-ravel-quartets
by Rach3
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 458
Views: 85854

Re: What I listened to today

Piano Sonata No.2 ( 1956 ) of Brazil's Edino Krieger , Laís de Souza Brasil, piano :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-iEbyuLmyM
by Rach3
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Moog's new Brahms 2nd PC
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Joseph Moog's new Brahms 2nd PC

Pianist Joseph Moog's new Onyx cd apparently released in early 2018, recorded in 2016 with German Radio Orchestra,Nichols Milton, paired with the Strauss "Burlesque ". I suspect a reading that will generate very differing listener reactions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa4fXKWvGK0 ( Part 1 of 4 ...
by Rach3
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra

A new Onyx cd of the "Burlesque " with pianist Joseph Moog, German Radio Orchestra,Nicholas Milton, I thought well-played:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK4LC-dU1bA
by Rach3
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti , Ma, Music and Florence Price in Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Muti , Ma, Music and Florence Price in Chicago

Muti and Ma discuss classical music , past,present and future; and some history and music of Florence Price ,other Chicago Black composers :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b65lxr ( 50 minutes )
by Rach3
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87
Replies: 30
Views: 2835

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestevsky dies at 88

His 1988 recording of the Rachmaninoff 2nd Symphony with London Sym. Orch. on IMP/Regis/Alto :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kero1KSbrE
by Rach3
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87
Replies: 30
Views: 2835

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestevsky dies at 88

Just starting to listen now, Shostakovich 12th Symphony," The Year 1917 " , Rozhdestevsky conducting Netherlands Radio Phil. at the Concertgebouw May 11, 2002 : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/4377-matinee-op-de-vrije-zaterdag-radio-filharmonisch-orkest-o-l-v-gennady-rozhdestvensky Also on the pr...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of Lou Harrison ( 1917-2003 )
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Music of Lou Harrison ( 1917-2003 )

Lou Harrison's Piano Concerto ( 1983-85), Keith Jarrett, Naoto Otomo,New Japan Phil., ca.1996 New World cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d85BW_ZUs0&t=67s On the same cd, Harrison's Suite for Violin,Piano and Small Orchestra ( 1988 ) , same cd and forces with one Lucy Stoltzman, violin : https:/...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jussen bros live
Replies: 0
Views: 992

Jussen bros live

I have followed these pianists and what I perceive to be growth in their artistry. If not usually presenting “ profound “ works or plumbing too many “ depths “ ( probably wise at their age to avoid “Hammerklavier”, “ Goldberg” , etc. ) , the playing is almost always refreshingly unaffected, natural,...
by Rach3
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Buchbinder redux
Replies: 12
Views: 3742

Re: Rudolf Buchbinder redux

The recent live recital broadcast led to my first hearing of his 2011 Sony cd recordings of the complete set of the Beethoven PC’s on YT . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xyg_NZZey0&list=PLFdh6fAAYrgG5gCCinwWGDPUiS3ym7NBE Or , http://tinyurl.com/y8ctpdsw These are live performances with the Vienna ...
by Rach3
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A live Bruckner 5th
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: A live Bruckner 5th

Blomstedt has already recorded a Bruckner cycle with his former orchestra, the Gewandhaus, but I can't recall the label . Haven't heard it but would definitely like to . He has also recorded the 6th for Decca with the San Fransisco symphony , and a couple of others with the Staatskapelle, Dresden ,...
by Rach3
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra

Lance wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:09 pm
These are the recordings I have and some of the pianist's names may surprise you:

Arrau is a bit of a surprise, even in 1946.
by Rach3
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 458
Views: 85854

Re: What I listened to today

Piotr Anderszewski, Mozart PC K.503 ( # 25 ), Vienna Phil. / Altinoglu, Grosse Festivalsaal, June 13,2018 : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/7894-piotr-anderszewski-speelt-mozart Magisterial first mov. with interesting cadenza ; dignified , well-shaped yet emotional slow mov. ; spirited yet nostal...
by Rach3
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 12 pianists' lifetime piece
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

12 pianists' lifetime piece

12 pianists choose the piece of a lifetime . Some usual suspects , but some surprises, eg.Barber Sonata :

https://www.wqxr.org/story/12-pianists- ... f-lifetime

I believe not all have recorded their piece.