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by Rach3
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

I've heard a lot of negative comments about Matseuv but I'm unsure how valid they are. Some of them may be political resentments because of his relationship with Vladimir Putin. I have heard Matsuev mainly in the big Romantic concertos, encore pieces, and Russian composers' solo works. He is suppor...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Not my fav pianist, but the ticket price is great. Just starting to listen now.You will need to sign up for a free account, easy,quick.Video.May need to turn on sound at window bottom. https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/denis-matsuev-plays-beethoven-rachmaninov-chopin-tchaikovsky-and-prokofiev/ Ludwi...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Ravel

What, if any stand out, are your favorite recordings of these masterpieces? Munch also recorded the Prokofieff 2nd PC with his niece Henriot-Schweitzer ( not usual Munch repertoire ? ), at YT, very well done , as well as D'Indy's "Symphony on a French Mountain Air ", a work worth hearing, my D'Indy...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Berg fans
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: For Berg fans

The only piece that moves me by many composers is their violin concerto, but that is a bit beside the point. Only the Lord God knows why this particular kind of composition brought out almost uniquely the excellence in composers like Sibelius. The Sibelius VC is my fav VC. John Adams' VC my fav wor...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Gilels fans
Replies: 1
Views: 43

For Gilels fans

The Radio Belgium Francaise site is a pill to sign in to , but I felt worth my effort here. "Unreleased" recordings of Gilels live at the Concertgebouw.An earlier LvB sonata, then his "Les Aideux", and his #27,Op.90 ; the 4 Brahms Op.10 Ballades ; Schumann's " Arabesque " ; then the Liszt B minor So...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Ravel

Belle wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:49 pm
I couldn't get the last link to play as it said 'not available outside USA'.
Here is another A minor Prelude link ( Sokolov ) I hope will play for you :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vozD-hPHIr8
by Rach3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Berg fans
Replies: 8
Views: 96

For Berg fans

The Violin Concerto, Janine Jansen,Daniel Harding,Swedish Radio Symphony, live at Concertgebouw Nov.14,2018 : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8413-janine-jansen-speelt-berg-harding-leidt-beethoven Then decided to re- hear his Piano Sonata , found Maria Yudina (?!) , a 1964 recording, Harmonia Mun...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Ravel

Please feel free to add your own choices!! Quite agree about Ravel. Here is the Arbiter Records recording ( I think ) of Madeleine de Valmalete playing “Tombeau “ ca.1930 , a time when the work was still “ new” .The “ Forlane “ and “Fugue” my fav sections .Wonderful reading, IMHO, emphasizing more ...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Frank Bridge's Piano Sonata
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Frank Bridge's Piano Sonata

Pianist Ashley Wass , a pianist I follow, live in London earlier this week, playing the very formidable Piano Sonata of Frank Bridge.Extraordinary Wass chose to play it live, i assume without score (? ). I have his Naxos cd.Not for casual or distracted listening. As Wass says , there is “no sunshine...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hamelin live at WQXR Nov.14
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Hamelin live at WQXR Nov.14

From WQXR : “Joining us on Wednesday at 1 pm (Nov.14) we continue our Midday Masterpieces series with Marc-André Hamelin, who will be stopping by the studio to chat with morning host Jeff Spurgeon in advance of his Nov. 15 recital ( Carnegie ). He’ll perform some Schubert and Debussy, Alexis Weissen...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Miguel Ituarte live
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Pianist Miguel Ituarte live

Pianist Miguel Ituarte recreates a concert given by pianist Ricardo Viñes ( Debussy pal ) in 1905. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00013xp As I have the Marston Records cd of all Vines extant recordings, thought I’d give this recital a hear, especially since some “ obscure “ works and the pianist ...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos

First hearing today of Rautavaara's Clarinet Concerto, 2005 Ondine cd, Richard Stolzman,Leif Segerstam, Helsinki Phil, very enjoyable. Will need another hearing or two before deciding whether need the recording : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unyy5IJ4ZTM&index=2&list=OLAK5uy_kyZRmRQzBpLJUEcouAptYs...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar's Piano Quintet live
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Elgar's Piano Quintet live

The YouTube starts with the first movement of a piano trio by the nearly unknown John Ireland. Thanks for the suggestion on Ireland.On the BBC program I linked is Ireland's Piano Trio # 2 in E minor. I've heard only the Elgar work on that program so far. Ireland also wrote an interesting Piano Conc...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118
Replies: 17
Views: 324

Re: Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118

Well, there are all those CDs, which is fine, but the solo piano works of Brahms are horrendously neglected as recital works. By coincidence , pianist Paul Lewis last night live in London playing the Brahms Op.116 complete, and the complete Beethoven Op.33 Bagatelles , just listening now to Op.116,...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar's Piano Quintet live
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Elgar's Piano Quintet live

Sir Edward Elgar’s Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84, live a few days ago in England, Nash Ensemble :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00013x3 ( " Embers of War " program )

Been way too long since my last hearing ; wow.Recommended.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dobrinka Tabakova's new PC
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Dobrinka Tabakova's new PC

Dobrinka Tabakova’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, “Together Remember To Dance “ , London premiere, BBC Concert Orchestra under Bramwell Tovey, the young Dutch Jussen brothers, pianists . Tabakova is the Orchestra’s current composer in residence.The Concerto is a commissioned piece she wrote...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos

I believe my first hearings today ; very impressive, will need re-hearings: Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) Cello Concerto No. 1, Op 41 Rautavaara has another cello concerto Did re-hear the first Cello Concerto and now also his second, which I preferred and will order a download ; https://www.you...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118
Replies: 17
Views: 324

Re: Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118

Younger Helene Grimaud's recording is also worth hearing, originally on an Erato cd I have, and perhaps her first solo recording (?).I believe this may be it, unfortunately in 6 separate pieces on YT :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVanJyN2u6U ( Op.118,No.1 )
by Rach3
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glenn Gould's Scriabin Piano Sonata # 5
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Glenn Gould's Scriabin Piano Sonata # 5

Contrast Samuil Feinberg's 1930's recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e845OpSr8Ww
by Rach3
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's Tucker Gala
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Met's Tucker Gala

I'll defer to the opera experts here, but for me , Holy Cow !! Not to be missed. Extraordinary all.I think Angela Mead " stole the show " with her 2 " Il Lombardi" arias, but what a programme.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's Tucker Gala
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Met's Tucker Gala

Whoops !! I just tried again and the link I gave originally DID work !! Use my link, then click on the blue " Listen" button on the photo. Still a mystery. Apologies again ; it's hell to get old.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Imogen Cooper - power and serenity
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Imogen Cooper - power and serenity

Many thanks, Ricordanza ! Cooper is a pianist I follow.As you know, student of Alfred Brendel, and from what I can tell, he also thought very highly of her as evidenced by the fact I have an lp of them together doing the Mozart 2-Piano Concerto , K.365 , with Neville Marriner,St.Martin in the Fields.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's Tucker Gala
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Met's Tucker Gala

Unfortunately, the link I gave does not produce the Tucker Gala re-broadcast , rather the current live stream of a regular broadcast. Mystery to me. Sorry.Nothing is ever easy.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tveitt piano concertos
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Tveitt piano concertos

Some good Fall, Winter, ( or for Belle , Summer ) listening,The First and Fifth Piano Concertos of Norwegian Geirr Tveitt (1908-1981) I can recommend , listened again today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL__VMJjPI0 (# 1 , 1927 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaJ7DgPEwdo ( # 5 , 1954 ) Havard Gi...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's Tucker Gala
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Met's Tucker Gala

Apparently held live Nov.5, 2018,now at WQXR. I have not heard yet, but will ! FWW; from WQXR : The program features a selection of popular arias sung by some of today’s biggest stars, including Anna Netrebko, Nadine Sierra, Michael Fabiano and Javier Camarena. Also featured is the 2018 Richard Tuck...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC review of new Piatigorsky box
Replies: 0
Views: 101

BBC review of new Piatigorsky box

About 1 hour given to a review of , and I'm sure recording excerpts from, the new Piatigorsky box of complete RCA,Columbia recordings. I have not heard the programme yet.You can advance the progress bar to the review:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00013yx
by Rach3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion,live
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion,live

A recent tour de force performance of one of Bartok's great works: Béla Bartók ( 1881-1945 ) Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Sz.110 ( 1937 ) Yuka Oechslin (Piano), Anton Kernjak (Piano), Matthias Würsch (Percussion), Michael Meinen (Percussion) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000127l (About ...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR's new cd picks for October
Replies: 2
Views: 131

WQXR's new cd picks for October

Have not heard any of these eclectic selections, several artists new to me:

https://www.wqxr.org/story/best-classic ... tober-2018
by Rach3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter on Richter, and others...
Replies: 23
Views: 508

Re: Richter on Richter, and others...

Isn't it wonderful to have such an array of great artists?!? Indeed. Here is a wonderful live video of an 80's ( I think) performance of Bartok's 3rd PC by Andras Schiff and the Birmingham Symphony under Rattle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-5B6nzXMSU&list=PL6B3291A5313877D8 My recording of # 3...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter on Richter, and others...
Replies: 23
Views: 508

Re: Richter on Richter, and others...

Lance wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:23 pm
I've never been a great fan of Pollini though I have many of his recordings.
IMHO, his Bartok PCs # 1 and # 2 with the CSO under Abbado , originally on DGG lp, are reference performances.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter on Richter, and others...
Replies: 23
Views: 508

Re: Richter on Richter, and others...

Excellent, Rach3!! Just listened to the Feinberg and it is precisely as you define it. Feinberg does not "pretty up " the second mov., but rather continues the darkness. Regardless of my blabbering, glad you enjoyed. FWW,Feinberg's own Piano Sonatas are amazing.I have the 2 BIS cd's. Also on YouTub...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Free new cd listening of string quartets Prokofieff,Janacek,Mendelssohn
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Free new cd listening of string quartets Prokofieff,Janacek,Mendelssohn

Don't want to be a nuisance, and all can follow Radio 4 on their own, but did not want to fail to point out a chance to hear a complete cd free of charge, here a new Signum cd by the Calidore Quartet ( not known to me ) of the Prokofieff Quartet # 2, Janacek "Kreutzer" Quartet # 1, and Mendelssohn's...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter on Richter, and others...
Replies: 23
Views: 508

Re: Richter on Richter, and others...

John F wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:36 am
With Richter it's the later the lesser, at least for me.
Agreed,although the Decca recording he did, I believe live in Italy in 1986,Richter 71,of the Brahms 1st and 2nd Piano Sonatas is a must, my reference performances of those Sonatas:

https://tinyurl.com/y8zyphac
by Rach3
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter on Richter, and others...
Replies: 23
Views: 508

Re: Richter on Richter, and others...

Reading Richter's critiques of other pianists, I wondered if he ever heard Rudolf Serkin in his prime. For me, Serkin's 50's recording with Ormandy/PO on Columbia lp of the Schumann PC remains the reference for that work. He also recorded the Prokofieff 4th Concerto,Reger Concerto, and Chopin Prelu...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter on Richter, and others...
Replies: 23
Views: 508

Re: Richter on Richter, and others...

Thanks, Belle !!

Another " Appassionata" to hear, IMHO ( mine the Arbiter cd ) is Samuil Feinberg's dark, menacing,Dante-esque reading, despite the 30's sound :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF6NVcOwrME
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq2QR2HCt4o
by Rach3
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto

I don't know the violin concertos but I do know the two symphonies. From them you could guess that Weill had studied with Busoni, and that's one reason I like them. :) Listened today to Kurt Weill’s 1921 Symphony No.1, and 1933 Symphony No.2, the Philips recordings by De Waart with the Leipzig Gewa...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Janacek,Respighi Violin Sonatas cd free listening
Replies: 0
Views: 128

New Janacek,Respighi Violin Sonatas cd free listening

FWW, Janacek’s 1921 and Respighi’s 1916/17 Violin Sonatas played by one Michael Foyle, violin,Maksim Stsura,piano, on a Challenge Classics cd , complete cd for free listening here : https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/the-great-war-centenary-michael-foyle-maksim-stsura The cd also has the Debussy sonata I ...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works

New Oxford Quartet with pianist Orion Weiss live in Chausson’s Op.21 Concerto for Piano,Violin and String Quartet , about 47 minutes into the program ( my cd different performers ): https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-de-l-apres-midi?id=2418843 Followed by a delightful work , and composer I’d n...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nothing is ever easy
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Nothing is ever easy

. Insofar as the Des Moines Symphony, no less a pianist than the late Earl Wild performed and recorded with this ensemble [Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F Major] ... and Wild was a very hard man to please (I worked on his Baldwin concert grand piano - a story in itself.). I find the Gershwin Concert...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Edgar Moreau live
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Cellist Edgar Moreau live

I follow this young French cellist, but have no recordings yet. https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/tugan-sokhiev-conducts-chen-and-shostakovich-edgar-moreau/ ▪ Qigang Chen, Itinéraire d'une illusion ▪ Dmitri Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 126 ▪ Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in D Minor,...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nothing is ever easy
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Nothing is ever easy

In fairness,some of the smaller towns have private colleges, university extensions, or community colleges, and the pianist may have contributed part of the " gate " to their music programs, and/or his willingness to travel to the "sticks" to bring CM there also commendable.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nothing is ever easy
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Nothing is ever easy

Tonight caught pianist Charlie Albright in just the final moments of his playing of the Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue" on local FM , a concert ( not archived) with the DesMoines,Iowa Symphony in Spring,2018, which also featured him playing the Shostakovich 2nd PC in the first half of the concert, and t...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto

I have not heard Weill's symphonies, but will give them a try. Per the MGM lp liner notes, a critic in 1939 said of the Weill VC : " Above all, the effect is that of a very remarkable, shrilly expressive and painfully laughing Mahler, who puts every certain play under the spell of doubt...The piece ...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto

After re-hearing the Glass and Adams VC's ( posted about earlier today ) , I re-heard the 1924 Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra,Op.12, of then 24-year old Kurt Weill ( of "Three Penny Opera ", "City of Mahagonny", other fame ) apparently composed after completion of his study with Ferrucio Bus...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Adams,Glass Violin Concertos
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Adams,Glass Violin Concertos

As a couple members discussed in the " Tomassini" topic here music of John Adams and Philip Glass they enjoy, thought I'd mention a couple I enjoy: Adams' Violin Concerto ( perhaps my fav work of his ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SueNunMJeI&list=PLj3aM13_pBCWugw5kLAlU9-Qhel6PBv-Z Glass' Violi...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recent Gavrylyuk recital
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Recent Gavrylyuk recital

Finally got to listen to the Prokofiev VII. It's not the best I've heard (that would be Richter or Sokolov) but it is very good, if not quite as inspired as his Liszt. Agreed. Also agree about Sokolov's amazing, sui generis 7th. However, as to just the Andante mov. alone, I still find Horowitz hard...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paderewski's Piano Concerto
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Paderewski's Piano Concerto

...my favourite work by Paderewski with piano and orchestra is his Polish Fantasy, Op. 19. Felicja Blumental, herself a Pole, made an excellent recording of the work originally for Vox... Thanks for reminding me I have that Blumental Vox Turnabout lp, although I still prefer the Concerto over the F...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss' Oboe Concerto
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Strauss' Oboe Concerto

RebLem wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:14 pm
The other item on CD 2 is the Sonata for violin & piano (27'58) performed by Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin, and Pavel Gililov, piano.
Thanks for the recommendation. Yes, the Violin Sonata is also excellent.
by Rach3
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paderewski's Piano Concerto
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Paderewski's Piano Concerto

A bit longish first mov. perhaps, but I still do not understand why this Concerto is apparently not played often . Live audio today from the Barbican in London, the BBC Symphony conducted by Michal Nesterowicz with pianist Janina Fialkowska : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000z05 Have no idea, b...