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by Rach3
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Record Review Nov.23,2019
Replies: 0
Views: 3

BBC Record Review Nov.23,2019

FYI,fww,a bit more varied than usual :
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bmgg
by Rach3
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

Glad you enjoyed,Belle.The Nobre Sonata, YT link earlier in this thread, is also interesting, relatively brief.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

Astor Piazzolla - Les Quatre saisons de Buenos Aires Astor Piazzolla - Libertango Horacio Lavandera, piano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELmaEFRXH2Y (Piazzolla’s “Libertango”, Lavandera,live video 2017,different performance from Madrid ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkp3a0imSr0 (Piazzolla’s “F...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Accidents during performance
Replies: 17
Views: 211

Re: Accidents during performance

barney wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:24 pm
That one's really bizarre. I suppose that the announcement is on an automatic timer.
And the Museum staff on Bushmills or Guiness ?
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

The Nobre the highlight for me, will listen to that one again: Marlos Nobre - Sonate pour piano sur un thème de Bartók https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-du-soir?id=2568288 At 1:04:00 in to the above.Or, if you prefer, a different performance of the work, but same pianist: https://www.youtube...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

Another interesting recital. Wonderful change of pace , if a bit much of the same, often percussive, sound world. The Nobre and Ginastera No.3 new to me.The Nobre the highlight for me, will listen to that one again: Enregistré le 03/05/2017 à la Fundación Juan March à Madrid Alberto Ginastera - Troi...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New VOLODOS (pianist) Schubert CD on Sony
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: New VOLODOS (pianist) Schubert CD on Sony

Volodos' Schubert Cd here complete:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVEfPuaKSmw


Volodos very impressive ; compares well to my Schnabel,early Badura-Skoda, and Wuhrer recordings. Thanks again.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New VOLODOS (pianist) Schubert CD on Sony
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: New VOLODOS (pianist) Schubert CD on Sony

Thanks for this information.I actually prefer D.959 of the last 3 sonatas.Quite agree Schnabel is wonderful as is the early Badura-Skoda he did on modern grand.Another is Friedrich Wuhrer.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Accidents during performance
Replies: 17
Views: 211

Re: Accidents during performance

Pity Jonathan Plowright playing Paderewski in Irish National Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUdOKlf ... hk&index=1 At about 8:11 in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi7hwvG3lzI At about 9:10 in
by Rach3
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

2 interesting live recitals ( for me ) heard recently: Enrique Granados’ Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.49, Quiroga Quartet,Javier Perianes,pianist, brief but pleasant, dramatic, very nice slow mov.,a first hear for me I believe , and I suspect not oft heard (? ).At Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ Nov.16,2019:...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Sydney Foster (1917-1977)
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Pianist Sydney Foster (1917-1977)

Anyone heard any of the new Marston 7-cd set of performances by the pianist ? TIA. https://www.marstonrecords.com/collections/piano/products/foster Sydney Foster plays Prokofieff’s 3rd Piano Sonata, live, 1959: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01sSTKe8G4w A YT Comment: “ Recently listened to Gilels i...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Alkan piano cd
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: New Alkan piano cd

Whether or not a pianist has recorded both pieces does not show whether he plays them, or can play them. Paul Wee playing the Alkan Concerto live in London,2016. Decent quality video,decent sound for YT,revealing , as would the score, a work not surprisingly even more difficult than sounds: https:/...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Alkan piano cd
Replies: 2
Views: 81

New Alkan piano cd

New all-Alkan cd from BIS ( Concerto for Solo Piano,Symphony for Solo Piano) played by British junior barrister and pianist Paul Wee, his recording debut. Per the BBC presenter , “technically an amateur pianist” whose cd is “totally astonishing”, per BBC , rave review, also the first recording to pa...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pressure by activists on institutions such as the British Museum is leading the oil giant to review its financial backin
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Pressure by activists on institutions such as the British Museum is leading the oil giant to review its financial ba

Are there not better ways to address all concerns ? Who do the protesters propose pay the costs now underwritten by BP ? Provide fuel for transportation to the cultural institutions and heat inside ?
by Rach3
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Claire Huangci live
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Pianist Claire Huangci live

Another kindred, fine slow mov. from a neglected PC, Emil von Sauer’s PC # 1, at 19:46 here (different pianist):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjTJYJ36S6Y
by Rach3
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Claire Huangci live
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Pianist Claire Huangci live

From Ms.Huangci’s` recent 2019 Berlin Classics cd release of concertos by Chopin and Paderewski, here is the slow mov. of the Paderewski : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrCVoHJpd5k Good to hear one of the younger generation taking up this neglected work. Wonder if this movement inspired Shostakovi...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Re: Australian fires

And I've been wondering about your Decorah Eagles in the very harsh, cold weather. Thank you ! The newest eaglets are still doing well as far as known.No new eggs yet this time of year. Egg #1: February 22, 2019 @ 10:32 PM CT Egg #2: February 26, 2019 @ 6:44 PM CT Egg #3: March 2, 2019 @ 7:05 PM CT...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Re: Australian fires

Prayers your way ; how awful. Hopefully the Deputy PM and his Government can get more fire protection, and military troops, to you, regardless of wheat prices !
by Rach3
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 live
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 live

Belle wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Judging by Liszt iconography he seems to have used his whole body for effect - as the showman he was.
As attested by several Countesses , as well.
by Rach3
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Claire Huangci live
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Pianist Claire Huangci live

Pianist Claire Huangci plays Liszt and Rachmaninoff at Liszt Festival of Raiding ,recently I believe: Franz Liszt : Extraits des 'Grandes Études de Paganini, S. 141' Trois Consolations, S. 172 Ouverture de 'Tannhäuser', transcription pour piano, S. 442 Serge Rachmaninov ( the RTBF site listing is no...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schulhoff,Brahms chamber music live
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Schulhoff,Brahms chamber music live

Dont know much Schulhoff, but apparently the 1st String Quartet is one of his more frequently played works : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Schulhoff
by Rach3
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 live
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 live

Interestingly, the LvB PC # 2 was one of the concertos Andre Watts played at his 25th Anniversary gala in NYC , with Mehta and the NYPO if I recall, the others being Liszt # 1 to open, and Rach # 2 after intermission.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richard Strauss' Piano Quartet
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Richard Strauss' Piano Quartet

19 - year old Richard Strauss’ Piano Quartet,Op.13,live , Corneille Piano Quartet at the Jurriaanse Hall,in de Doelen, Rotterdam,recently , a work not oft heard (?) : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000b6h9 For me, too long for the material ( 41 minutes), although a nice slow mov. suggestive of w...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schulhoff,Brahms chamber music live
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Schulhoff,Brahms chamber music live

Alma Quartet play Schulhoff's 1st String Quartet at the Park Hall, Musis in Arnhem, and the Gryphon Trio perform Brahms's Piano Trio No.1 in B flat at the Concert Hall in Tilburg,both recently. My first hearing of the Schulhoff , great, will have to hear again. The Brahms of course a sine qua non I ...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 live
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 live

Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 with RCO under Paavo Jarvi ,at Concertgebouw Nov.8,2019:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9326 ... -beethoven

Apparently still recovering (? ). For me, the highlight of the work is the slow mov. I thought LL acquitted himself well throughout.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Joanna MacGregor live
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Pianist Joanna MacGregor live

Not a youngster this time, rather the eminent pianist Joanna MacGregor,live at Wigmore Hall,London,Nov.11,2019, not to be missed. Rameau: Le rappel des osieaux Couperin: Les fauvétes plaintives Messiaen: Le merle noir Rameau: La poule Janáček: The barn owl has not flown (from On an Overgrown Path, B...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Freddy Kempf at the Barber Institute
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Freddy Kempf at the Barber Institute

Then followed the highlight of the main recital - the Nocturne Op.62 No.1, surely one of Chopin’s greatest and most original Nocturnes. Yet rarely played. When did you last hear it live? Time stood still in Freddy’s performance tonight. Thanks for the reminder. Here is Dame Myra Lympany's recording...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 21
Views: 789

Australian fires

Are any of you at risk from the fires in New South Wales ? We of course pray not.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Aidan Mikdad live
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Pianist Aidan Mikdad live

I thought all these also worth hearing, impressive at age 15 , all live, apparently from same 2016 recital in Italy. Scriabin 5th Sonata : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWCw_dhQuY4 Rachmaninoff 2nd Sonata ( revised version) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybry9vu_aYU Beethoven Sonata No.28,Op.10...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Glass Is Too Busy to Care About Legacy
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Philip Glass Is Too Busy to Care About Legacy

Glass' Violin Concerto and piano Etudes are worth hearing, IMHO.I've not heard his operas or other, wont anytime soon.
by Rach3
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Aidan Mikdad live
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Pianist Aidan Mikdad live

Pianist Aidan Mikdad ( born Nov.19,2001 ) live at Concertgebouw,Kleine Zaal,Nov.7,2019: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9325-jonge-nederlanders-aidan-mikdad-speelt-beethoven-en-liszt My first hearing of this Dutch pianist.Very,very impressive all.Will add him to my list of pianists to try to foll...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bloch's Piano Sonata
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Bloch's Piano Sonata

Ernest Bloch's Piano Sonata ( mine a different cd, Margaret Fingerhut on Chandos ), with the Griffes' Piano Sonata, an under-appreciated " modern" gem :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5AoJdO ... Ms&index=2
by Rach3
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hoaIZXCHU8 (Lewenthal recording of Henselt PC with score ). From the YT poster : “"Robert Schumann wrote glowingly about the concerto, and his wife Clara rushed to perform it shortly after its publication. Liszt and Hans von Bülow, too, would play it passionately. [....
by Rach3
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne plays "Vingt Regards" live today
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Pianist Steven Osborne plays "Vingt Regards" live today

Osborne related that after a live performances of the work in Japan, and with another recital the following night ( whether or not same work not clear),Osborne put his hands into a bucket of ice water for a time, a suggestion he got from tennis great Andy Murray.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne plays "Vingt Regards" live today
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Pianist Steven Osborne plays "Vingt Regards" live today

Should have mentioned the Osborne performance will remain available at the link given here for another 29 days.
by Rach3
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne plays "Vingt Regards" live today
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Pianist Steven Osborne plays "Vingt Regards" live today

Pianist Steven Osborne plays Messiaen’s complete “ Vingt Regards sur l’infant Jesus “ live today, Wednesday, Nov.6, without Pause. At Queen Elisabeth Hall, London. I have not heard yet, may not, but again assume will be of interest to many here , thus this post : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/li...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lukas Vondracek,live 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Pianist Lukas Vondracek,live 2017

Pianist Lukas Vondracek, a youngster I follow, live at the Konzerthaus,Vienna, Nov.24,2017: Vítezslav Novák - Reminiscences, op. 6 Johannes Brahms - Sonate No. 1 en Do Majeur pour piano, op. 1 - Sonate No. 3 en fa mineur pour piano, op. 5 Robert Schumann - Arabesque, op. 18 (bis) Bedrich Smetana - F...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter at home, ca.1957
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Richter at home, ca.1957

From the YT poster March,2018 : “ This very rare home recording has been circulating among collectors, finally available for all. Not released commercially in any format. Private rehearsals at home C. 1957 1 Liszt: Scherzo and March 2 Liszt: Polonaise No. 2 in E 3 Schubert: Sonata No. 13 in A, D. 66...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

New Schubert "Winterreise" cd

Not my cup of tea, but assume would be for many here, Peter Mattei,baritone,Lars David Nilsson, pianist,BIS SACD ,complete cd here to listen free for awhile:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/peter-matt ... interreise
by Rach3
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987

Stanislav Bunin plays Chopin’s Preludes, apparently a 1990 EMI-Japan studio recording. Bunin got my attention with the very first bars of the first Prelude, and held my attention, most , but not all, of the time thereafter. ( For example, very interesting Nos.22 -24, starting at 36:05 in , among oth...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987

Despite the poor YT sound, a remarkable recital from Munich : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1suVkY8lI4A Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 29 by Frédéric Impromptu in G flat major No.3 by Frédéric Chopin Mazurka, Op. 30 No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For something different
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: For something different

Edgar Varese’s “Poeme Electronique” :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9T1ZngecxU

1958 !!

Liked the Yao “better”. The Varese a bit like listening to Trump try to speak.
by Rach3
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For something different
Replies: 2
Views: 631

For something different

Interesting ?

Dajuin Yao’s “Satisfaction of Oscillation” :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt-RFdtdiCM
by Rach3
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano music of late pianist John Ogdon
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Piano music of late pianist John Ogdon

Probably the most uninteresting thing I ever heard from his fingers was Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (born Leon Dudley Sorabji; 14 August 1892 – 15 October 1988) Opus Clavicembalisticum for Piano Solo on four CDs on the Altarus label. I've had it since 1997 and was hugely disappointed. It's not somet...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano music of late pianist John Ogdon
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Piano music of late pianist John Ogdon

John Ogdon's “Kaleidoscope” suite and “Variations and Fugue” are worth hearing , IMHO, Tyler Hay,pianist,Piano Classics cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj3bg-tjywE&list=PLVBjmTRpC9i7fqqLePjgdgPM_TO6GbimL&index=9 His Piano Sonata #4, “ An American Sonata “ , Brenda Lucas, piano, Gamut Classics c...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano music of late pianist John Ogdon
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Piano music of late pianist John Ogdon

Piano Sonata:Theme and Variaitions, and Piano Concerto # 1, both composed by the late pianist John Ogdon.Been several years since I listened to either. The Sonata I did not care much for, but the Concerto will definitely require another hearing.Ogdon himself pianist on the EMI cd set for his "70th A...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Caught in U.S.-China Crossfire, Eastman Orchestra Cancels Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: Caught in U.S.-China Crossfire, Eastman Orchestra Cancels Tour

Cancelling the tour is the right move, and should have been the response from the beginning. Correct ! With over-paid, too numerous administrators,too many faculty who dont teach, too many " named " buildings to maintain, too much duplication, little wonder most Americans ( except those paid NCAA a...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel's Sonata for Cello and Violin
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Ravel's Sonata for Cello and Violin

Surprised at myself, but today may have been my first hearing of Ravel’s Sonata for Cello and Violin, here the young Amsterdam Piano Trio live Oct.27,2019 at Muziekgebouw : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9309-amsterdam-piano-trio From a website: “Maurice Ravel wrote his Sonata for Violin and Cel...