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by Rach3
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

Belle wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:13 pm
By all accounts he was a fine composer.

Good place to start would be his Flute Concerto.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

I have heard only his Flute Concerto and Oboe Concerto, both wonderful and must hears,IMHO, and at YT.

As I type, I am listening for the first time to his Cello Concerto also at YT.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

In addition to the Liszt " Harmonies" I had not heard, also Hungarian Bartok solo piano miniatures and sonata, Arcobaleno cd 1997,with pianist Diane Andersen, enjoy more now than on first hearings, 14 Bagatelles,Op.6 ( 1908 ), 4 Dirges, Op.8 (?),Improvisations,Op.20 (1920 ) , and Piano Sonata ( 1926...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt’s ‘Harmonies,’ More Intimate Than Ever
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Liszt’s ‘Harmonies,’ More Intimate Than Ever

Thanks for the NYT article ! Here are the works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzHraNCqGIQ&list=RDvzHraNCqGIQ&start_radio=1&t=0 (#10 “Cantique d’amour”,with score ), Andrea Bonatta,pianist, Naive or Astree (?) cd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1NmUvS9AZY&list=RDvzHraNCqGIQ&index=3 ( # 2, “Ave M...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

Yuja Wang plays the Shostakovich PC # 1 and Martin Froest the Mozart CC at 2019 Tsinandali Festival :

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/yuja- ... beethoven/

I listen to the PC mainly to hear the great slow mov.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fazil Say recital
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Fazil Say recital

Fazil Say on Medici TV. I heard the first half.Not sure I'd ever heard the C minor Nocturne before. Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in E minor No. 19, Op. posth. 72, No. 1 Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. Posth., Lento con gran espressione, KK IVa/16 Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in C Minor, Op...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Climate Change Bandwagon - Who's On It?
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Re: The Climate Change Bandwagon - Who's On It?

There's just a scorched earth policy and I'm sure some people would like to return us to the caves. I'm a great believer in the power of human ingenuity and the prospects of technology to solve our problems, and these are longer term (such as nuclear power, but not limited to that). I quite agree w...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Standards for New Music
Replies: 35
Views: 383

Re: Standards for New Music

maestrob wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:21 am
Being occasionally curious about recent music, I buy the occasional CD, but am usually disappointed
Here's a cd of solo piano music by composer Henry Martin written between 1980 and 2007 you may enjoy:
https://tinyurl.com/y4lnhsbt
Also at YT:
https://tinyurl.com/y3jm83ex
by Rach3
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Climate Change Bandwagon - Who's On It?
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Re: The Climate Change Bandwagon - Who's On It?

Agree with JohnF. When smoke is coming out of the building, time to call the fire dept. even if turns out something harmless is causing the smoke. Interesting,being reported from Guatemala that part of reason for Central American migration to US border is food shortages resulting from climate change...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Standards for New Music
Replies: 35
Views: 383

Re: Standards for New Music

I don't like Bach cantatas,gin martinis, or Boulez piano sonatas, but those facts do not prohibit me from enjoying immensely other Bach,the odd straight Tanqueray on the rocks, or Werner-Henze's PC's. I " like " what I like, usually try not to pass judgment on what I dont ( Trump aside ), and usuall...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Wayenberg RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Daniel Wayenberg RIP

A translation of the Wiki article: "Wayenberg was born in Paris. He was the son of a Dutch ANP journalist and the Jewish-Russian violinist, Margarete Berson . After a few weeks, the family moved to The Hague. Wayenberg came into contact with music at a young age. His mother discovered that he had an...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Wayenberg RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Daniel Wayenberg RIP

Dutch pianist Daniel Wayenberg, previously unknown to me , died Sept.17,2019.RIP. Live November ,1973 at VARA RK 5 Schubert’s D.960 Sonata : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9255-daniel-wayenberg-speelt-schubert Wiki bio : https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniël_Wayenberg You can hit translate butt...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

Ignace Tiegerman,Chopin Op.20 Scherzo,4th Ballade, Barcarolle,3rd Sonata,Arbiter Records 2-cd set in my collection.Mon Dieu ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TlVX8E ... tFzXyWQera
by Rach3
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

Piotr Anderszewski plays Beethoven’s Op.110 Piano Sonata at 2019 Schwetzingen Festival,starting at about 24:00 in to this BBCR3 broadcast. Very interesting and excellent throughout I thought.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008hvn
by Rach3
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

John F wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Well, judge for yourself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76lLOqQmu7A
Thanks again for the YT. There is an extensive excerpt by Copeland about his time with Debussy at the Arbiter Records link I gave.
by Rach3
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

Some brief Debussy recordings by pianist George Copeland:

http://arbiterrecords.org/lifting-the-l ... ys-canope/
by Rach3
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today


Thanks ! Rachvelishvili and Bosi were great, too , as were Netrebko and Beczala. I defer to others, however,as I am not knowledgeable although enjoy much opera music.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guardian's The best classical music works of the 21st century
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Guardian's The best classical music works of the 21st century

barney wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:54 pm
But it will mostly be via YouTube that I do my exploring.
Fww, might want to try John Adams' ( not John Luther Adams ) Violin Concerto I do like.
Upon further reflection, have heard the John Luther Adams piece mentioned; not my cup of tea.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guardian's The best classical music works of the 21st century
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Guardian's The best classical music works of the 21st century

Have heard some works by almost all listed, but not the specific works listed.May follow up some since have not heard the listed. To date, none of these I follow closely based on experiences to date, but still early in their development , for some.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

Local PBS TV today had the Mets 2018-19 “Adrianna Lecouvrere “ HD with Netrebko,Beczala,Noseda,wonderful “Abbe” , “Countess” whose names I missed. Wonderful.Sorry for spellings .
by Rach3
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

For example, William Kapell recorded only one Beethoven concerto before his early death, the least popular No. 2, but I'd say it's more valuable than any number of versions in complete sets by other pianists. Fww,No.2 was played by Andre Watts at his 25th Anniversary concert at Avery Fisher way bac...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

Viktor Tretyakov ( Tchaikovsky Comp. winner 1966 ) plays the wonderful Prokofieff VC # 1 ( one of my fav VC’s ) with Gergiev live in Rotterdam in 1996 : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/457-gergiev-festival-1996-rotterdams-philharmonisch-orkest-o-l-v-valery-gergiev Cellist Edgar Moreau and pianist...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

maestrob wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:21 am
Thanks for the review, Rach3. I may acquire this also, but later, as I've used up my CD allowance for October already! :roll:
Can hear the set here on YT while you wait for November's allowance : https://tinyurl.com/y36fb5q3
by Rach3
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

Heard all. Only “ average” was the 1st , rest kept my attention, especially 2nd,4th gems, but 3rd,5th refreshing ,too. At 24 (!). Communication between Lisiecki and St.Martin notable, with a like-wise inspired effort by St.Martin , a testament to them and to their respect for Lisiecki’s effort here,...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

I did listen to the 4th and 5th.May have to consider the set once price goes down. Enjoyed his enthusiasm. He’s respectful of, but not over-awed by, the works , nor intimidated by the competition. Certainly some of his own thoughts on tempii, attacks, sound,phrasing. I found some passages almost ina...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

Apparently all at YouTube in full , which I missed.Have not heard yet:

https://tinyurl.com/y36fb5q3
by Rach3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 8144

Re: Your changing musical tastes

For example, I would listen in an entirely different way to the Corigliano than I would Haydn. Having listened to some of the former composer's Clarinet concerto, I can hear strong jazz influences! Well, many influences actually. I find it certainly has more vitality (for me) than the Mozart Clarin...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 8144

Re: Your changing musical tastes

This is a list of pieces which I have enjoyed and really rock my boat musically speaking. Some of them I've known for a long time, some of them are fairly recently to my knowledge. I start with an old favorite. Michael Tippett was the subject of my DMA dissertation at Cornell, so I have a partialit...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Pianist Jan Lisiecki's new Beethoven concertos cd set

To be released tomorrow,Friday,Sept 13. Released earlier in Europe ? Apparently recorded live : https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/us/cat/4837637 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HJwwiOTpMU ( # 2 excerpt video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4OD7IXUUGo ( # 4 excerpt, no video) Lisiecki also conduc...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

An interesting program, many new to me, really liked the Poulenc. Concert du 6/10/2018 en différé du Kings Place à Londres avec Stephen Kovacevich et Margaret Fingerhut, pianos Robert Schumann / Claude Debussy : Six Studies for Pedal Piano, op. 56 Arnold Bax : The Poisoned Fountain - Hardanger (Homa...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Capucon,Moreau,Angelich trio live
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Capucon,Moreau,Angelich trio live

Renaud Capucon,violin,Edgar Moreau ,cello,Nicholas Angelich,piano live. Free VOD. https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/renaud-capucon-edgar-moreau-and-nicholas-angelich-play-mendelssohn-and-brahms/ Sept.10,2019, Tsinandali Festival Mendelssohn Trio No.1, Op.49 Brahms, Trio No.1, Op.8 I heard only the B...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 828
Views: 506739

Re: What I listened to today

Today : Karen Walwyn's " Reflections on 9-11 ", for solo piano, the composer as pianist, Albany cd in my collection : https://tinyurl.com/y4etzymd George Lloyd's 3rd Piano Concerto,Kathryn Stott, pianist, the composer conducting BBC Phil, my Albany cd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoIU8Yg3yAo htt...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 8144

Re: Your changing musical tastes

Certainly agree with you both about Hummel. His Piano Sonata No.5, Op.81, is wonderful, exquisite slow mov., and I read somewhere it may have been one of the works Roberts Schumann was trying to play when he invented the practicing contraption on which he injured his hand. The A minor Piano Concerto...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Jongen's Symphonie Concertante live
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Joseph Jongen's Symphonie Concertante live

I enjoy Joseph Jongen's solo piano works, but had not heard any of his larger scale works. His Symphonie Concertante, Op.81, for Organ and Orchestra a beauty, symphonic tone poem. I did a back to back hearing , here Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig under Louis Langree,Michael Schoenheit,organ...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 8144

Re: Your changing musical tastes

The only music that interests me these days, apart from all the standard and non-standard repertory that I already love, is music of the 20th and 21st centuries, preferably music that retains a foothold on tonality but doesn't try to rehash old styles. Here is an exhausting list: https://en.wikiped...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 8144

Re: Your changing musical tastes

The only music that interests me these days, apart from all the standard and non-standard repertory that I already love, is music of the 20th and 21st centuries, preferably music that retains a foothold on tonality but doesn't try to rehash old styles. Some of these I enjoy may meet some of your cr...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEbRP6PBqQk ( PR video for the Beethoven set )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AjCKx9HGd4 (Playing a fav of mine,Bill Evans’ “Peace Piece”,from Levit's "Life" cd )
by Rach3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

His SONY cd set of the 28th,"Hammerklavier",30,31,32 are at YouTube on his channel there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTKsZ3f ... ig&index=1
by Rach3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

John F wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Brendel's first Beethoven sonata cycle, recorded for the cut-price Vox Box label in the early '60s when he was in his thirties, is praised by some but not particularly by me.
I have only the Op.111 Vox lp of that first cycle, but it is great. Cant speak to any others as I dont have much Brendel.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

What, another Beethoven sonata cycle? I wonder, too.However,Levit's cd of the Opa.109-111 from about 5 years ago was critically hailed.Fazil Say is apparently coming out with the set in Feb.,2020 ; he'll be 50 then.Although he was uncomfortable with recording in general, Schnabel intentionally did ...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works
Replies: 11
Views: 4725

Re: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works

John F wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Now that this thread has been revived again, I can mention my favorite Chausson piece and one of my favorite short orchestral works in general, the tone poem "Viviane."
Thanks,had not heard before.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works
Replies: 11
Views: 4725

Re: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works

And again:


Chausson's Concert for Violin,Piano and String Quartet,Op.21,Renaud Capucon,Nicolas Angelich, and Hermes Quartet live recently:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000841h

My cd I can recommend: https://tinyurl.com/y647jdz2
by Rach3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

Apparently to be released by SONY next week, BBC Radio 3 Record Review gives a thumbs up, at least to the Sonata No. 1 , Op.2,# 1, played complete on the broadcast here,the full set to be reviewed next week on BBCR3: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00089ms ( At about 1:31:30 in ) Some years ago I ...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fabio Luisi / Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Fabio Luisi / Dallas Symphony Orchestra

When Kurt Masur took over in 1991, he corrected this in his very first concert, which included Bruckner's 7th symphony in a performance that was not underplayed but just slightly less loud with very careful dynamic balances. The orchestra hadn't sounded so beautiful in years. I heard that concert w...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 8144

Re: Your changing musical tastes

The concerto has been known by that nickname for a long time, but it's a mistake. Mozart composed it for Mlle. Victoire Jenamy, This from Wikipedia: The work has long been known as the Jeunehomme Concerto. Théodore de Wyzéwa and Georges de Saint-Foix claimed that Mozart wrote the piece for an unnam...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 8144

Re: Your changing musical tastes

Sergei Babayan, pianist ( and Trifonov's mentor ),Verbier Festival Orchestra,Gabor Takacs-Nagy play Mozart’s PC # 9, K.271, “Jeunehomme” , at 2019 Verbier Festival ; extraordinary:

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/gabor ... n-d-major/

Free VOD.
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tarrega / Ricci encore
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Tarrega / Ricci encore

I have the Vox Turnabout lp of his Paganini Caprices.

Here is an lp with the Tarrega encore,claimed to be mint, original shrink-wrap , for $ 7 plus s&h:

https://tinyurl.com/y62vm8ma
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Frank Bridge,Henry Martin of interest
Replies: 0
Views: 572

Frank Bridge,Henry Martin of interest

Also today, pianist Hillary Demske,AlbanyRecords cd of piano music of Henry Martin, "New Fugue" here, entire cd at YT : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxeSIflkN3A Jonathan Moser,cello,Paul Rivinius,piano,Frank Bridge's amazing Cello Sonata ( virtuoso piano part, too ) , rest of Haenssler Classics -...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tarrega / Ricci encore
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Tarrega / Ricci encore

Lance wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:15 pm
I can't determine right at the moment if Ricci, himself, ever recorded this piece. I collect Ruggiero Ricci voraciously. Do you know?
Yes, he apparently did. Search Presto Classics website under “Ricci Tarrega”.