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by Rach3
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4200
Views: 1421560

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

Schumann’s Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, WoO.31 ( the funeral march fro A wonderful find, Rach3, thank-you! The music was very interesting, although it ended in a surprisingly quiet way, and the pianist is worth investigating. I found two albums of Brahms available for listening on amazon, an...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 10
Views: 2905

Re: For Hamelin fans

Hamelin in a 2016 live performance of the Liszt PC # 1 with Budapest Festival Orcherstra, Ivan Fischer, from Carnegie Hall, 9 pm EDT today ,Thurs. Sept.24.Dont think will be archived. I dont care for the PC # 1 regardless who plays it ( I would listen if he were playing # 2 ). 2 encores, one Hamelin...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 27
Views: 1106

Re: Dems need to wake up

by Rach3
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 10
Views: 2905

Re: For Hamelin fans

Sorry to say that I missed this. I'm just unable to be up at 8AM. :( Radio Belgium heard you. Now an on demand podcast: https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert?id=2683659 Bit of a pill if you have not used Radio Belgium before.Screen linked above may say " Connectez vous" , which button you click ...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Metropolitan Opera Cancels Entire 2020-21 Season
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Metropolitan Opera Cancels Entire 2020-21 Season

Another result of America's total defeat by the virus.Or as Trump would probably say, as he did when asked today for a comment on America tragically passing 200000 virus deaths, " Well, I think it's a shame", then went on to blame China for all and congratulated himself on his response.
by Rach3
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4200
Views: 1421560

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

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Schumann’s Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, WoO.31 ( the funeral march from the 7th Symphony),Andreas Boyde,pianist,Divine Arts cd... Also fww, a great work I discovered just recently.
Here is that recording I acquired. 15 minutes, worth a hear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO38ipxlWTw
by Rach3
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Madrid opera canceled after audience revolts over social distancing concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Madrid opera canceled after audience revolts over social distancing concerns

Forgive me if I digress, but this is MY city, and we are being unfairly maligned as a cynical campaign ploy! Agreed.Far too many Americans are in denial about the virus."Virus fatigue" is as dangerous as the virus, one of the reasons the virus is going so " well." Far,far too many re-openings, $$ t...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met Opera Fired James Levine, Citing Sexual Misconduct. He Was Paid $3.5 Million
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: The Met Opera Fired James Levine, Citing Sexual Misconduct. He Was Paid $3.5 Million

$3.5M is not what it used to be.And if in settlement of an employment contract breach, a good portion of his take home $ , after paying his attorneys ‘ fees from the $3.5M,may well be taxable income Federal and State for Levine, tax deductible for Met to extent uninsured if they need a deduction.
by Rach3
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 41
Views: 1985

Re: Beethoven's 32

[quote=Rach3 post_id=504907 time=1600716659 user_id=240356 Thanks ! I dont have that Legends box, but do have his "Richter in Leipzig" live 1963 of Opa.109-111, and one of live of the 3 in Munich , I believe 1994. [/quote] My error (youth is wasted on the young !), not Munich , but rather the other ...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 41
Views: 1985

Re: Beethoven's 32

Sorry I had to miss the events, but I still have trouble signing in to that website. For the "best" Op. 111, I recommend Richter, live, in the Russian Legends Box, if you have it. Thanks ! I dont have that Legends box, but do have his "Richter in Leipzig" live 1963 of Opa.109-111, and one of live o...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4200
Views: 1421560

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

Pianist Cora Irsen's WDR cd of the solo piano " 18 Pieces pour d'apres la lecture de Dante" ( 1894 ) by composer-pianist Marie Jaell (1846-1925) , refereed to here earlier in a separate topic,. Jaell was a friend of Liszt,Saint-Saens,and Brahms, studied with Henri Herz. i enjoyed her 2 piano concert...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 41
Views: 1985

Re: Beethoven's 32

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:00 am
Reminder:
Extraordinary all, especially Op.111.111 not my fav of the last 3, 110 is, but Levits 111 was inspired, “better” than his cd, perhaps the “best” 111 I’ve heard.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conversation with pianist Simone Dinnerstein
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Conversation with pianist Simone Dinnerstein

WQXR’s “In Conversation” about “ A Character of Quiet”, her new recording done this past June of Glass and Schubert. https://www.wqxr.org/#!/
15 minutes. I do not have the cd which has been released by Orange Mountain Music.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4200
Views: 1421560

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

This remarkable recital by Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexandre Tharaud, recorded and released just months before Covid-19 shut down most musical activities, containenthusiastic stars! Not on your cd, but I just downloaded a 320kbps Harmonia Mundi mp3 of Queyras,Tharaud playing the wonderful Poulenc C...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: In the wake of RBG's death, Mitch promises a Senate vote on Trump's nominee to replace her

Trump will use her death as an opportunity to try to shift the 2020 campaigns focus from his criminal virus failure,his corruption, his assault on democracy, to a focus on right to life anti- abortion , to fire up his lemming base, appeal to evangelicals and Catholics, appeal to undecideds, with his...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 41
Views: 1985

Re: Beethoven's 32

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:00 am
Reminder:
And what does one play as an encore after "Hammerklavier" ? Bill Evans' ( or a Bill Evans inspired ) arrangement of "Danny Boy ".
by Rach3
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 41
Views: 1985

Re: Beethoven's 32

Reminder: Levit live from Berlin’s Philharmonie on these dates. Saturday 9/19 at 8:00 a.m. https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53504 ( 27,28,29) Sunday 9/20 at 1:00pm https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53505 ( 30,31,32) Will require a quick registration at site, but otherwise fr...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New approaches to recordings
Replies: 1
Views: 86

New approaches to recordings

Including a brief comment on Kopatchinskaja's new "Vivaldi" cd mentioned in a separate topic here, but also many others:


https://www.wqxr.org/story/beyond-high- ... g-artists/
by Rach3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1041
Views: 857129

Re: What I listened to today

For the Rachmaninoff Preludes, may I recommend Eldar Nebolsin on Naxos? https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61K7p6P0eSL._SX522_.jpg Thanks ! Yes, I have heard some of Nebolsin's Preludes and he is excellent.My collection already had those that Richter recorded, Keene's complete set on ...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1041
Views: 857129

Re: What I listened to today

One of those inspired lives I stumbled across. The Poulenc,Rach ( “heavenly length”,but refreshingly sprightly here ) both favs of mine, the Helbock work and Demenga,Schumann encores new to me and all excellent music.I think I have heard these artists before,favorably, but perhaps not. ( One of the ...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 19
Views: 343

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

Surely this is the most slimy, incompetent, despicable US Administration ever. Barr should be in jail. I’m thinking of ex-pat locales to move to if Trump is not gone, perhaps Norway, New Zealand or Nova Scotia, although some right wing nut in Norway recently nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
by Rach3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 19
Views: 343

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

AG Barr stated yesterday he thinks the Mayor of Seattle should be indicted on Federal crime of sedition or similar Federal crime for having allowed a "police-free zone" to be established for awhile in her City, and protesters likewise charged.He indicated he would overrule local , junior DOJ pursuin...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Eric Lu live
Replies: 5
Views: 2868

Re: Pianist Eric Lu live

Now almost 23 -years old , Eric Lu, 2018 Leeds winner, live at Wigmore Hall,London,2019.I heard all, all worth hearing , but I went back to re-hear his really exceptional Brahms Op.118. At 23 ?! Op.118 starts at about 16:25. The Schumann,Chopin,Brahms encore are on his debut cd ( I dont have). Enreg...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 40,000 Michigan State students are asked to self-quarantine
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: 40,000 Michigan State students are asked to self-quarantine

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 am
I hesitate to think that our POTUS is the very model of a modern major moron, so perhaps he is simply presenting early signs of dementia.
No hesitation needed. He’s a criminal responsible for 1000’s of deaths.
by Rach3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4200
Views: 1421560

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

Schumann’s Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, WoO.31 ( the funeral march from the 7th Symphony),Andreas Boyde,pianist,Divine Arts cd. Neither pianist nor label known to me, but a very fine performance. Wanted just this 15-16 minute work, and thus found pricing unattractive for used cd’s paired with...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kopatchinskaja's new Vivaldi cd
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Kopatchinskaja's new Vivaldi cd

Interesting, same orchestra, conductor, on the Bartoli dvd as on the Kopatchinskaja cd.
by Rach3
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 19
Views: 343

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

At Trump's indoor rally in Nevada yesterday, those attendees sitting behind Trump did not put masks on ( handed out by Trumps staff just before TV cameras started to roll) until TV cameras rolled. Almost no one else packed in wore masks.Trump said he's not worried about the " killer " virus ( as he ...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kopatchinskaja's new Vivaldi cd
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Kopatchinskaja's new Vivaldi cd

Patricia Kopatchinskaja,violin, Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini, “What’s Next Vivaldi? “, Alpha cd , complete cd for free listening here:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/what-s-next-vivaldi

A little Vivaldi goes a long way with me, so I heard just the first 2 concertos.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam

Germany 1930's deja vu all over again.Trumpsters once again blind lemmings, or sycophants,or cowards.Trump not the only "circus act" apparently:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... o-a-circus
by Rach3
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Alex LaFollett
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Composer Alex LaFollett

Ran across these relatively brief yet attractive works by composer Alex LaFollett, had never heard of him: Piano Trio No.1 in G , “Dardanian”, Op.54 ( 2015 ) Violin Sonata No.1 in E,”Rhodian”, Op.52 String Quartet No.12 in A-flat,”Dolopian”, Op.42 https://soundcloud.com/alexlafollett Bio: https://al...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Mark Landson's "Vokante Heroa"
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Composer Mark Landson's "Vokante Heroa"

Fww, also at same link, Landson's "Travels for String Quartet " , arguably bit more interesting, attractive than the Piano Quintet. Apparently , no cd's. Have not explored other of his works at the link, but probably will.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer

A solo piano work and recording I originally posted about on 9/11/2018, composer-pianist Karen Walwyn's "Reflections on 9-11":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ-d_Fz ... aE&index=1
by Rach3
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer

Mr.Johnson makes some interesting points. Firing an employee for not doing their job as instructed is not, ipso facto, unwarranted especially if the employee had been previously warned as apparently the case here.Would be good to know what pieces were deleted, what substituted, and what reasons mana...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Mark Landson's "Vokante Heroa"
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Composer Mark Landson's "Vokante Heroa"

Mark Landson’s Piano Quintet, “Vokante Heroa “ ( “ A Hero’s Life), 2001, the composer on viola with his Neo Camerata.Reminds me at times of piano chamber works of Chausson,Vierne, Franck, maybe even Walton,Howells or Vaughan Williams. Not complex, bit repetitive, bit Minimalist, but worth hearing,”f...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1041
Views: 857129

Re: What I listened to today

Thanks to a friend’s tip about her Bach playing , I heard both these over the past couple days: Evelyne Crochet’s (1934 - ) “Goldberg”, Elite Recordings 2012 cd.Extraordinary ; she was 78. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IHuRKIebmw&t=364s Sir Andras Schiff’s “Goldberg” live at 2015 Proms.Excellent....
by Rach3
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump told me he knew last January CV was deadly but deliberately played down the danger, Woodward says in new book.
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Trump told me he knew last January CV was deadly but deliberately played down the danger, Woodward says in new book.

Trump lied, people died.The SOB should be impeached, or 25th Amend. invoked, charged with crimes, and be jailed. WH and GOP suckup cowards silent and complicit, perhaps charges there, too ?
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News Analyst Brit Hume defends colleague Jennifer Griffin against Trump attack dogs' "bullsh*t".
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Fox News Analyst Brit Hume defends colleague Jennifer Griffin against Trump attack dogs' "bullsh*t".

Given your numerous Praise Songs to Donald on CMG, your rebuke, if directed at me, amounts to a backhanded compliment. If so, effusive thanks and top o' the mornin' to ya! And this was in 2016 !!!: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/we-cant-be-friends-because-you-voted-for-donald-trump_n_584ee562e4b04c...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lincoln Project Slams Un-American 'Draft-Dodger-in-Chief'
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Lincoln Project Slams Un-American 'Draft-Dodger-in-Chief'

Trump March 9:" So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!"
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 41
Views: 1985

Re: Beethoven's 32

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:58 pm
All times above are US CDT ( Berlin -7) so 1 hour earlier for you,Ricordanza.
Sorry, LATER for you, ie 2:00 pm EDT.
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 41
Views: 1985

Re: Beethoven's 32

I haven't listened to all of Igor Levit's Beethoven sonata recordings, but his rendition of the last five sonatas compares favorably with any others I've heard. This writer's hasty dismissal of Levit is undeserved. I completely agree. FYI: Levit live from Berlin’s Philharmonie on these dates. I mis...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1041
Views: 857129

Re: What I listened to today

Pianist Claire Huangchi live in Sweden in Jan., 2020. An exhilarating recital by a pianist I follow, and who continues to mature.My fav Schubert piano sonata , rare chance ( in my experience) to hear the solo piano versions of the Brahms live.I’ll defer to the Scarlatti experts here ; torrential Rac...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Four concertoes played by Richter
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: Four concertoes played by Richter

There is also the famous tiff between Gould and Bernstein concerning tempi for the Brahms PC1...I have heard since that the slow tempi Gould wanted are not now uncommon. Unfortunately, true in some, but not all, cases. Brahms PC # 1 recordings I have and recommend without qualification are Rubinste...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1041
Views: 857129

Re: What I listened to today

A pianist I follow,Claire Desert. The Schumann studies I discovered I had never heard, a great work.Once again,I did not connect with a Widmann work.A very fine Schumann "Fantasie" , for me perhaps the crown jewel of Romantic solo piano, a work I prefer over the Liszt B minor Piano Sonata. Enregistr...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Thomas Blomenkamp cd
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Composer Thomas Blomenkamp cd

Re-heard those 4, and ordered a Presto download of the Cello Suite. Where I could find the Neos 2- cd set , it was a bit pricey for me.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Four concertoes played by Richter
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: Four concertoes played by Richter

Thanks Rach3 for the book excerpt. Can you please clarify when that interview took place? Others are probably more knowledgable, and I may err, but it appears Richter himself kept his own notebooks from about 1970 to 1995.He then worked with Monsaingeon from about 1995 until Richter's death in 1997...