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by Rach3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR's 20 "Essential" Mozart recordings
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: WQXR's 20 "Essential" Mozart recordings

maestrob wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:41 pm
What would your list look like? :D

A couple suggestions:
Boehm,VPO, on DGG,Symphonies
PC # 21 , Rubinstein,Wallenstein,RCA
PC # 17, Goode,Orpheus, Nonesuch
PC # 27, Backhaus,Boehm,VPO,BBC Legends
Clarinet Quintet , no favorite
by Rach3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Florence Price
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: Florence Price

Her music is very well made but extremely conservative for the period; I could not hear a trace of jazz or ragtime, and could hear no influence of any contemporary idioms, such as neoclassicism. I have not heard the 2 works you mentioned, but yes, conservative,nostagiac,often pastoral. I think ther...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Looking back to your 2018 CD purchases
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Looking back to your 2018 CD purchases

Physical cd's : Keith Jarrett playing Piano Concerto of Lou Harrison, New World cd Bruce Hungerford,LvB's Opa.109-111,Vanguard "Russian Visionaries " collection on Arbiter Records Mozart PC's 13-15 for piano and string quartet,EMI cd Mozart PC's 12,13 full orchestra,Ashkenzy playing/conducting,Decca...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Florence Price
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: Florence Price

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:03 am
Music of Florence Price, Albany cd, her Piano Concerto and Symphony in E Minor heard today :
Pleasant listening, if probably a one-hear for me.
Her brief 2nd Violin Concerto was a two-hear for me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUp3hICG3Og
by Rach3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Herbert Schuch plays Schumann PC live
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Pianist Herbert Schuch plays Schumann PC live

My fav probably still is my imprint, Rudolf Serkin's 1956 with Ormandy/PO, on my Columbia lp paired with the Strauss " Burlesque.". But, this Schuch live was great. IMHO, a very difficult work to bring off well.You may also wish to hear Emil Von Sauer / Mengleberg /RCO 1940 on Arbiter.
by Rach3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Herbert Schuch plays Schumann PC live
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Pianist Herbert Schuch plays Schumann PC live

Schuch a pianist I follow since being impressed with his debut Oehms cd of Schumann and Ravel. Here a recent enthusiastic live performance of the Schumann in which he manages to find something personal and original to say without seeming to be trying too hard to do so: https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/deta...
by Rach3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reger's Telemann and Bach Variations live (!)
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Reger's Telemann and Bach Variations live (!)

A Nuovo Era cd by Maurizio Zanini , a pianist new to me , which 1990 cd is said to be the first “ complete “ recording of the work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_n2PX5WJbM https://www.amazon.com/Reger-Variations-Fugue-Telemann-Zanini/dp/B00005YHZU My recording is an excellent Warner Classics cd...
by Rach3
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reger's Telemann and Bach Variations live (!)
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Reger's Telemann and Bach Variations live (!)

A rare opportunity to see and hear a pianist try to play the Reger Telemann Variations live from memory.This pianist is taxed, several rough spots, I believe she forgot one quiet Variation, but she does manage to bring some color and character to the work despite the notey-ness resulting in part fro...
by Rach3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tommasini Loves van Zweden But Not the Pairing
Replies: 23
Views: 217

Re: Tommasini Loves van Zweden But Not the Pairing

I feel Rach's 1st Symphony is under-appreciated, mine Slatkin,St.Louis. His 3rd ( which the composer thought was great ) is more Mahlerian, thus not my cup of tea.
by Rach3
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tommasini Loves van Zweden But Not the Pairing
Replies: 23
Views: 217

Re: Tommasini Loves van Zweden But Not the Pairing

I recall my parents' RCA set of 78's of the Rach 2nd Symphony with Ormandy/PO, don't recall if cuts or not , probably in the 78 era and Ormandy's practice, but the album still weighed a ton, six 78's if I recall. Heard a memorable Rach 2 (in 1968 I believe) when Ormandy returned to lead the then Min...
by Rach3
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...

Capt. Jean-Luc Picard: Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment... because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as h...
by Rach3
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Augustin Hadelich live
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Violinist Augustin Hadelich live

A wonderful performance of the Beethoven VC with Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony in Poole, patrician, more Heifetz/Munch-like than the overly Romanticized ( eg. Perlman) I seem to hear often these days: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00021kn The Kreisler cadenzas ; encore the Pagani...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov live
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov live

Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , Jan.15,2019. “ Poet of the keyboard “ per The Guardian.Interesting choice of works. Unusual rubato,tempii in Brahms Op.117, # 1, and not the usual Brahms sound-world. Right into the LvB then , without interruption between the works ; similar playing. Enjoyable perf...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alan Feinberg, pianist
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Alan Feinberg, pianist

John F wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:25 am
Have many or any of Samuil Feinberg's recordings made it to CD?
Arbiter Records has 2 cd's I have of Samuil Feinberg's playing, including a wonderful Scriabin 5th Sonata and " Appassionata." At YT I believe. Not sure about APR.
by Rach3
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Music Streaming
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Classical Music Streaming

Belle wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:30 pm
Ode to Joy for streaming: classical platform is music to the ears
DAVID SANDERSON
The Times
Thanks. Do you have a link to the article? TIA.
by Rach3
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

I have the excellent Naxos CD of the Bliss piano concerto and two piano concert with Martin Roscoe and David Lloyd Jones conducting . The pain concerto is a real bravado virtuoso concerto and deserves to be better known . I also have that Naxos of the PC. Completely agree !! Today I just downloaded...
by Rach3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Add to bucket list
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Add to bucket list

Hopefully I’ll get arrested for something like this some day ; on my bucket list !

https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-riding ... 12990.html
by Rach3
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Memo to the New York Philharmonic: Louder Isn’t Better
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: Memo to the New York Philharmonic: Louder Isn’t Better

Thanks for the trumpet info, new info for me.
If I recall correctly , was there some grumbling about Masur’s choice of the Bruckner 7 at his NYPO debut ?
by Rach3
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

I would also add this contemporary of Bliss, Swede Kurt Atterberg,whose Piano Concerto, Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto are all at YT and very worth hearing. After more re-hearings of these Bliss and Atterberg works, I may have purchases to make. Atterberg's VC : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1...
by Rach3
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Comparison of recordings Prokofieff VC # 1
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Comparison of recordings Prokofieff VC # 1

Recordings of Prokofieff’s 1st Violin Concerto ( one of my fav VC’s period ) sampled and discussed, 23-year old Vilda Frang’s debut recording and Frank Peter Zimmermann the “ winners “ after BBC presenter heard apparently 50 recordings : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001zpc Had not realized Sz...
by Rach3
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schiff and Schubert
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: Schiff and Schubert

Ricordanza wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:20 am
Imogen Cooper was one of his students. I'm sure there were others.
I believe also Paul Lewis, possibly Kit Armstrong as well.
by Rach3
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

Heard this am for first time the Violin and Cello Concertos of Bliss (1891-1975), having previously been familiar with his Piano Concerto. I can recommend hearing these, perhaps in a PC, CC, then VC order: Sir Arthur Bliss’ Violin Concerto, Campoli ,violin, Bliss conducting the BBC Symphony, 1955 De...
by Rach3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Galina Ustvolskaya's Grand Duet for Cello and Piano
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Galina Ustvolskaya's Grand Duet for Cello and Piano

My first hearing today, interesting and accessible, just downloaded an mp3 from a 1993 Etcetera cd by Barton Group, here an EMI recording by Rostropovich and Lubimov : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTTQNM6u8yY I previously commented favorably on a cd I have of her Piano Concerto and Symphony No.1 ...
by Rach3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: top 10 operas
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: top 10 operas

If asked by someone who had never seen or heard an opera, you would recommend:

Traviata
Boheme
Don Giovanni
Carmen
Aida

Other ?i
by Rach3
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Artists to follow in 2019, Elgar's Cello Concerto, new Berlioz cd
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Artists to follow in 2019, Elgar's Cello Concerto, new Berlioz cd

Perhaps follow these as well, although not on the WQXR list: Violinist Maria Milstein in recital with her sister, pianist Nathalia Milstein ( not related to Nathan Milstein ). From a Google translation of the Radio 4 page: “They play 'as if they had grown out of one body' without any technical limit...
by Rach3
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Artists to follow in 2019, Elgar's Cello Concerto, new Berlioz cd
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Artists to follow in 2019, Elgar's Cello Concerto, new Berlioz cd

WQXR suggests 19 CM artists to watch in 2019: https://www.wqxr.org/story/wqxr-presents-19-19-artists-collaborations-upcoming-year/ Here is one of those 19, young cellist phenom Sheku Kanneh-Mason playing the Elgar Cello Concerto live in November,2018, in England with BBC Sym.,Brabbins. Thought he wa...
by Rach3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven Op. 109
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Beethoven Op. 109

And Ashkenazy , early 80's on Decca !! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1DXX3gIzkM&t=14s
by Rach3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven Op. 109
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Beethoven Op. 109

Agreed. For me , depending on the day, the greatest LvB piano sonatas are Opa. 109,110.

Here is one of my favs of Op.109,perhaps my fav, Anton Kuerti's recording :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maxFMtZYJ58
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRWWLXTzMd0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_PWxIHSpgM
by Rach3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mompou's "Impresiones Intimas" for piano solo
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Mompou's "Impresiones Intimas" for piano solo

The work the very first Mompou I ever heard , and one of the first classical I heard, my parents' Decca gold series lp , late 50's I believe, with Madame AdL, pianist. Here, a later recording, AdL plays the entire suite : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDqpnmVth7U&list=OLAK5uy_kREeIgCK92odAP64tQpl7...
by Rach3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jerry Falwell,Jr. on Trump
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Jerry Falwell,Jr. on Trump

One of the reasons I greatly fear for our Country, and why GOP in Congress are terrified of the alt.right. What illogical, ignorant, inane and insane " thinking" by Falwell:

http://tinyurl.com/y8zf633c
by Rach3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Jeremy Denk plus three violinists...
Replies: 1
Views: 1939

Re: Jeremy Denk plus three violinists...

Thanks for this ! Denk is amazing. I'll have to hear the K.526, not sure I ever have to date.
by Rach3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Kavakos fans
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: For Kavakos fans

May be a 2008 ?
by Rach3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Kavakos fans
Replies: 1
Views: 290

For Kavakos fans

Beethoven VC live with Petrenko in Amsterdam, Oct., 2018, fww:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/3666 ... oolconcert

A different manner than Heifetz/Munch.
by Rach3
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jonathan Plowright recital
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Pianist Jonathan Plowright recital

Pianist Jonathan Plowright ( whose “Hommage a Chopin” Hyperion cd I can recommend ) live at a Chopin Festival in Poland, 2018. If I recall, Josef Hoffman played some Stojowski, the “Deux Pensees” here very nice , as is the Paderewski “Nocturne.” A very spirited ( if off rails couple times ) Brahms: ...
by Rach3
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Violin Concerto
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Violin Concerto

Very nice, bit Bruch-ian, my first hearing , here the Avie recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj6BemH ... OWCCWF0vrc

Philippe Graffin / Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Michael Hankinson
by Rach3
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert's D.929 ( Op.100 ) Piano Trio
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Schubert's D.929 ( Op.100 ) Piano Trio

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm
The fortepianist here has forged quite a reputation as both a fortepianist and pianist as well as conductor.
Bezuidenhout is apparently an Afrikaner , who studied in Australia and USA, now based in London:

http://kristianbezuidenhout.com
by Rach3
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert's D.929 ( Op.100 ) Piano Trio
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Schubert's D.929 ( Op.100 ) Piano Trio

The fortepianist here has forged quite a reputation as both a fortepianist and pianist as well as conductor. I suspect he has a webpage. This D.929 may be the first fortepiano performance I’ve liked.
by Rach3
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert's D.929 ( Op.100 ) Piano Trio
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Schubert's D.929 ( Op.100 ) Piano Trio

A live performance not to be missed , IMHO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDYDjRd2JFk&t=110s

Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Viktoria Mullova (violin), Pieter Wispelwey (cello)
Live 28.06.2009
Venue not given at YT.
by Rach3
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Walton,Prokofieff # 1 VC's
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: New cd of Walton,Prokofieff # 1 VC's

Thing is, she's not that young, since her first commercial recording appears to have been made in 1990...Thanks for introducing me to this prolific and very high quality artist. You are welcome.Yes, I believe I confused her as being the violinist in the young, Dutch, Van Baerle Trio. Of course, at ...
by Rach3
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Walton,Prokofieff # 1 VC's
Replies: 2
Views: 587

New cd of Walton,Prokofieff # 1 VC's

New Challenge Classics cd of the Walton Violin Concerto and Prokofieff 1st Violin Concerto ( one of my fav VC’s ) available for free listening of complete cd here, young violinist Isabelle van Keulen with NDR Phil. under Andrew Manze: https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/isabelle-van-keulen-prokofiev-walton...
by Rach3
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Unknown" Bartok Piano Quintet
Replies: 0
Views: 619

"Unknown" Bartok Piano Quintet

A new work for me , listening right now to the YT of the youthful Bartok Quintet with pianist Esther Park live at a Norfolk, VA, USA, festival in 2014 (? ).Sounds great so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a5vjzDznuE Here is a review by the New York Times of a 1973 performance by the Juilliard Q...
by Rach3
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams' "Road Movies"
Replies: 0
Views: 786

John Adams' "Road Movies"

My first hearing this Adams work for violin and piano, enjoyed more than usual for Adams' works, although his Violin Concerto is great. Here, violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Charles Owen live at Wigmore Hall recently. Progamme also has Brahms' 1st Violin Sonata, and Ysaye's Solo Sonata # 4 :...
by Rach3
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I’ll Never Be Rachmaninoff
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: I’ll Never Be Rachmaninoff

Wonderful article, thanks, I feel better already !
by Rach3
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rachmaninoff's 2nd PC redux
Replies: 0
Views: 791

Rachmaninoff's 2nd PC redux

I found this analysis and comparison of various recordings revelatory. At 30 minutes into the broadcast :


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001sg5
by Rach3
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's Bagatelles
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Beethoven's Bagatelles

Fww. I have pianist Jeno Jando's Naxos cd of the complete Opa.33,119 and 126, very good price, sound, and playing, with good reviews at Amazon-US as well.Op.126, # 5 my fav of the lot, reminds me a bit of the late sonatas.
by Rach3
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Solo piano music of William Baines and William Hurlstone
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Solo piano music of William Baines and William Hurlstone

absinthe wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:45 am
Recordings of a few of Baines' piano works were also issued by Lyrita on SRCS60 (along with some Moeran). Intriguing but sad that he had such a short life. I have this LP

Nice one.
Yes,the Baines/Moeran is on a Lyrita single cd I have.
by Rach3
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A little Sibelius piano gem
Replies: 1
Views: 633

A little Sibelius piano gem

Shura Cherkassky live , not sure where, when, playing Sibelius' " Romance" ,Op.24,# 9:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G048GQ ... rt_radio=1