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by Rach3
Thu May 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit live
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Pianist Igor Levit live

My first hearing of pianist Igor Levit in Schubert, and here perhaps my fav Schubert sonata, May 21,2019, in Vilabertran,Spain. Not stated whose arrangement of the Mahler, perhaps his his own (? ). Might want to skip over the Mahler. Levit keeps a tight leash on the Schubert, but well-played , and I...
by Rach3
Wed May 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glass' Double Concerto (2010 )
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Glass' Double Concerto (2010 )

Here 'tis : http://tinyurl.com/y3999xlm
Different artists.
The only Kremer cd I have is the Schumann Sonatas with Argerich.
Not sure, but in the Beethoven VC I think he may play the Schnittke cadenza ; ugh.
by Rach3
Tue May 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 682
Views: 333866

Re: What I listened to today

London premiere ( World premiere was a week earlier at Salford ) of Gerald Barry’s brief Viola Concerto ( 2018-2019 ), Lawrence Power, Thomas Ades, Britten Sinfonia, live at the Barbican, my first hearing of the Irish composer’s ( 1952 - ) music, not auspicious for me : https://www.bbc.co.uk/program...
by Rach3
Tue May 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glass' Double Concerto (2010 )
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Glass' Double Concerto (2010 )

Philip Glass: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello ( 2010 ) , French premiere: Gidon Kremer (violin), Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (cello) Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Mikko Franck, conductor Philharmonie,Paris, date ? https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00057hh At about 1:51:00 into the broadcast. M...
by Rach3
Tue May 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Faust and Melnikov play Brahms sonatas
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Faust and Melnikov play Brahms sonatas

A chance to hear all 3 Brahms Violin Sonatas and the Brahms-Schumann-Dietrich F.A.E. Sonata live in one recital, Isabelle Faust , Alexander Melnikov. I did not catch the date or venue : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-de-l-apres-midi?id=2499934 They have recorded the 3 Brahms together on Ha...
by Rach3
Tue May 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian Coalition government wins a 3rd term
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Australian Coalition government wins a 3rd term

FWW: From news.com.au May 19 : “ …Mr Morrison’s landmark achievement has up-ended almost all commentators’ predictions, proving polls and general consensus are not always correct, following a pattern of recent global surprises — including the UK’s Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as US P...
by Rach3
Mon May 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Edgar Moreau's new Erato cd
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Cellist Edgar Moreau's new Erato cd

Did hear. One-hears for me here ( suggest not listen back to back ) , BUT an absolute blast ( a 60's expression, not sure what today ), must-hears (!) ,incredible playing by all concerned. Hats off to all and the label for presenting these works.I might acquire the cd just for " kicks " ( 60's again...
by Rach3
Mon May 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Edgar Moreau's new Erato cd
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Cellist Edgar Moreau's new Erato cd

Cello Concertos of Offenbach and Gulda.I have viewed the trailer and read the review ,both of which suggest the cd worth hearing which I hope to do yet today.I follow Moreau, been impressed. http://tinyurl.com/y5tmxg3u ( Complete cd to hear free ) Alternate URL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGDL...
by Rach3
Mon May 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein live
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein live

Some "modern" cello concertos : Shostakovich’s formidable 2nd Cello Concerto.Alisa Weilerstein,City of Birmingham Symphony,Ivan Volkov,June 13,2018 in Birmingham : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-du-soir?id=2499426 Here she plays Henri Dutilleux’s great Cello Concerto “Tout unmonde lointain...
by Rach3
Sun May 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne's new Beethoven cd
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Pianist Steven Osborne's new Beethoven cd

An " encore" ; he also has a 2013 Hyperion cd of these Prokofieff's, the complete "Visions Fugitives ", here live,good quality video in Miani,Fla,2012 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoV2jAmOJaQ
by Rach3
Sun May 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne's new Beethoven cd
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Pianist Steven Osborne's new Beethoven cd

Review from London's Times: " There’s a line in the booklet where the pianist Steven Osborne dedicates his latest release to nine people. One of them is himself. That perhaps is unusual, but it’s not the mark of a giant ego: if Osborne didn’t enjoy and cherish his art, he wouldn’t be the essential a...
by Rach3
Sun May 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne's new Beethoven cd
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Pianist Steven Osborne's new Beethoven cd

Released in May,2019, by Hyperion, recorded in Feb. , 2018. I have only heard Op.110, and this broadcast not the cd itself , but an exceptional reading :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00057fs At about 2:25:00 into the archived broadcast.
by Rach3
Thu May 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For fans of pianist Nikolai Lugansky
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: For fans of pianist Nikolai Lugansky

Another recital, May 14 in Holland, same Debussy works, and Scriabin 3rd Sonata again as in the earlier post here , but in May Scriabin 2nd Sonata added as well, and some Rachmaninoff Op.23 Preludes rather than from Op.32 as in the earlier post here. https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9114-nikolai-l...
by Rach3
Wed May 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hillary Hahn plays Sibelius VC live
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Hillary Hahn plays Sibelius VC live

Hillary Hahn plays my fav VC , the Sibelius, in Paris May 2, 2019, with Mikko Franck, ORTF, good quality,full screen option appears upper left of screen when you move your cursor over the screen after video opens by clicking arrow : https://www.francemusique.fr/concert/maison-de-la-radio-auditorium-...
by Rach3
Tue May 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

One of my absolutely favourite piano concertos! My introduction to Schwizgebel was a radio broadcast of his wonderful LvB # 4 at the 2012 Leeds Competition,when he was about 22, now at the YT I posted here earlier. As to the Saint-Saens PC # 5 , you may be interested in a recording on an Arbiter Re...
by Rach3
Tue May 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Juan Perez Floristan live
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Pianist Juan Perez Floristan live

26-year old Spanish pianist Juan Perez Floristan in Warsaw recently, my first hearing. Playing a program of favs of mine so I had to listen. Winner of the 2015 Santander and 2015 Berlin Steinway competitions .Glad I did listen , marvelous playing throughout (perhaps a spot or two of bother in the De...
by Rach3
Tue May 14, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michael Berkeley's Violin Concerto
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Michael Berkeley's Violin Concerto

World premiere performance from the 2016 BBC Proms of Michael Berkeley's Violin Concerto by Chloë Hanslip with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Michael Berkeley (b.1948) Violin Concerto Chloë Hanslip (violin), Diego Espinosa (tabla), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor) Abo...
by Rach3
Mon May 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Katia Buniatishvili's new Schubert cd
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Pianist Katia Buniatishvili's new Schubert cd

I should be honest and point out that the SMH review was by me. Did you really like the D960, Rach 3? What did you like about it? A spiritual approach is certainly a valid approach. Most 960's I've heard adopt that approach.To my ear, Buniatishvili shows a more Romantic, even Lisztian at times, spo...
by Rach3
Mon May 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Works of Jocelyn Morlock
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Works of Jocelyn Morlock

From the 2014 Centrediscs cd “Cobalt ”, works of Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock ( 1969 - ). Heard “Music “ first time today on radio , my first exposure to the composer : “ Music of the Romantic Era “ , Windsor Symphony Orchestra : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz6iS_4xdN8 “Golden” , Pacific Ba...
by Rach3
Mon May 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Llyr Williams plays Bartok PC # 3 live
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Llyr Williams plays Bartok PC # 3 live

One of my fav PC’s gets a very effective reading here ,especially the 2nd mov. Brief interview with Williams before this recent performance starts at about 13: 45 in to the programme here : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00051h0 Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op 62
 Bartok: Piano Concerto No 3, BB...
by Rach3
Mon May 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Young Swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel, a pianist I follow , here in a very-well played, unhurried, Saint-Saens PC #5, a guilty pleasure of mine , " crickets on the Nile and a can-can down the Champs d' Elysee " as a friend once described the 5th.With BBC Symphony under MartynBrabbins , an Aparte cd ...
by Rach3
Sun May 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Dreyfus
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: George Dreyfus

Belle wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Son Mark loves digging dirt and wants to beef up our Human Rights body to make sure people don't get to say anything he doesn't agree with.
Is he a Trump fan ?
by Rach3
Sun May 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Katia Buniatishvili's new Schubert cd
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Pianist Katia Buniatishvili's new Schubert cd

Thanks for the Sydney review,Barney, I have not been impressed with most of her previous playing I've heard, usually in concertos. However,here where the 2 reviews I posted ,and yours, are positive, I agree with the reviews ; where the 3 reviews are negative, I disagree with the reviews. My recordin...
by Rach3
Sun May 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Katia Buniatishvili's new Schubert cd
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Pianist Katia Buniatishvili's new Schubert cd

D.960, D.899 Impromptus,both complete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0BNs0Tgljo&list=OLAK5uy_kpHqXYM2pqOSHd3JYdV1Lvyg6A1v2HCJY Some of "Standchen" from that cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQYW_jqpycM 5-minute interview ( in French ) on French tv about the cd ; perhaps some kind soul here ca...
by Rach3
Sat May 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Skalkottas' piano works cd
Replies: 3
Views: 165

New Skalkottas' piano works cd

I've been tempted in the past to acquires some of his music , but have not to date. From BIS: Composer Nikos Skalkottas Performer Lorenda Ramou,piano Catalogue Number BIS-2364 SACD Format SACD Hybrid Release date May 2019 Total time 87'43 "The choice of works on this amply filled disc, as well as th...
by Rach3
Fri May 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Left - handed Chopin
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Left - handed Chopin

For a bit of fun:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuEa1XLEVSw ( Op.10,# 12, “Revolutionary “ )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoLE31Y83LM (Op.25, #12, “Ocean”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFIcR3Ysjic ( Op.10,# 3 , “ Farewell “ )
by Rach3
Thu May 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Severin von Eckardstein new cd-Debussy,Dupont
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Pianist Severin von Eckardstein new cd-Debussy,Dupont

I missed this release, apparently in Europe in Sept.,2018 ( per YT ) , in USA April,2019 per Amazon-US, the pianist’s recording on the Artalinna label. Annoying YT ads , but the ticket price is good, and decent sound for YT . Gabriel DuPont’s ( 1878-1914 ) suite “La maison dans les dunes “ and Debus...
by Rach3
Thu May 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alexander Lonquich live
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Pianist Alexander Lonquich live

Some favorable discussion of this pianist here in past. Pianist Alexander Lonquich conducting and playing Mozart PC # 9 , K.271, “ Juenehomme”, with Camerata Salzburg , May 8,2019, Muziekgebouw : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8727-sjostakovitsj-en-paert-naast-haydn-en-mozart Very fine.Beethoven...
by Rach3
Wed May 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt's "Via Crucis " solo piano version
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Liszt's "Via Crucis " solo piano version

My first hearing of the work today. Pianist-composer-professor Reinbert de Leeuw discusses the work and its piano version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmmDIpsLcXk&app=desktop ( 36 minutes ) Liszt “ in no man’s land “ per de Leeuw.Been discussed briefly mentioned here in the past. de Leeuw plays ...
by Rach3
Wed May 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Ronald Brautigam's "Emperor " live
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Pianist Ronald Brautigam's "Emperor " live

Was reluctant to hear yet another “Emperor “ today , not exactly in that mood today, but glad I decided otherwise, an excellent, vigorous,reading by all concerned, interesting phrasings,voicings, attacks, color, not to be missed IMHO ( Brautigam on modern grand ) : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten...
by Rach3
Wed May 08, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar chamber works live
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Elgar chamber works live

Thanks for the suggestion.
by Rach3
Tue May 07, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'White' Sox to visit 'White' House this week in recognition of World Series win; Betts, Bogaerts, Cora, et al. opt out
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: 'White' Sox plan to attend WH celebration of their Series win

Tiger Woods should have had said " no " , for a variety of reasons, but I shall not comment further although tempted...
by Rach3
Tue May 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar chamber works live
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Elgar chamber works live

What a treat to hear his smaller scale, but intense, works, my first hearing of the quartet, sonata. I have a recording of the quintet ; downloaded today from Presto a recording of the sonata, a remarkable work ( as is the quintet) and performances here , not to be missed IMHO : Per the BBC : “Tonig...
by Rach3
Tue May 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Paul Lewis live
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Pianist Paul Lewis live

Very spontaneous , relaxed playing, comforting, refreshing program.Can’t hear slow mov. of the Haydn too often. Pianist Paul Lewis in recital : Beethoven, 11 Bagatelles,Op.119 Haydn, Sonata Hib.XVI:49 Schubert, Impromptu D.935,#2 and Melodie Hongroise,D.817 Brahms, 3 Intermezzi,Rhapsodie en mi bemol...
by Rach3
Mon May 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: YouTube news
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: YouTube news

So far, you're correct , but we might have a YT show "Daniil Trifonov brought to you by DGG and Smirnoff " ?
by Rach3
Mon May 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barr vs. Mueller
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Barr vs. Mueller

Apparently irrelevant regardless as Trump says he's going to continue as POTUS after 2020 even if he loses the election.Faux pastor Falwell says he should as would apparently about 40 % of Americans and I'm sure Pravda's US branch,Fox News.
by Rach3
Mon May 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Weinberg Violin and Cello Concertos
Replies: 1
Views: 2186

Re: Weinberg Violin and Cello Concertos

Actually after further listenings I've grown more fond of Weinberg's Cello Concerto , but Gidon Kremer impressive here with Dresden Staaskapelle under Paavo Jarvi, live in 2018 : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-du-soir?id=2493198 Pärt - Swansong Weinbertg - Concerto pour violon en sol mineu...
by Rach3
Mon May 06, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Giltburg's new Rachmaninoff Preludes cd
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Boris Giltburg's new Rachmaninoff Preludes cd

FYI. I have not heard this new Naxos cd released April 12, plan to, here free entire cd for awhile:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/boris-gilt ... 4-preludes
by Rach3
Sun May 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alex Ross on Furtwangler
Replies: 62
Views: 2257

Re: Alex Ross on Furtwangler

I have this recording on Marco Polo cd, David Lively, pianist, of his "Symphonic" Piano Concerto, first mov. here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ozwQRfub-k
Rest is also at YT.
About 65 minutes total.Not for the faint of heart.
by Rach3
Sun May 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: YouTube news
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: YouTube news

Thanks for this article.Yes, seems YT going away from pay-walls, I guess plans to share the new ad revenue with video posters ? Not sure how the model would work, but would more Classical artists and their labels will post full live recitals on YT without an audience present in addition to their typ...
by Rach3
Sat May 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Detroit Symphony live Sunday May 5, free tv
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Detroit Symphony live Sunday May 5, free tv

The live telecast is free, but will not be available in the archives unless you make a contribution: Ben Glassberg, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano WALTON Suite from Henry V TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Probably my least fav Dvorak symphony, but Gerstein is usually interes...
by Rach3
Fri May 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Heller,Hummel Etudes
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Heller,Hummel Etudes

And the late Constance Keene's Hummel Piano Sonata No. 5 !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdbLs-Zqsno
by Rach3
Fri May 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barr vs. Mueller
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Barr vs. Mueller

I am not so optimistic. Democracy requires most citizens respect law and are honest, intelligent, good people.Few in Trump Admn. or GOP meet those requirements.Our system's checks/balances will thus not work as we see.As in 1776,we are now nearing or already at need for revolution. We have an incomp...
by Rach3
Fri May 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Heller,Hummel Etudes
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Heller,Hummel Etudes

The Stephen Heller Op.45 " Melodious Studies" a nice change of pace from the Chopin Etudes and Liszt TE’s. Several great encores here, neglected, eg. # 15, #21, Bach-inspired # 22. #11,#23, # 25 ( I’m sure among others ) deceptively dangerous as well as # 7, # 10. The pianist Jan Vermeulen's recordi...