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by Rach3
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt on Beethoven
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Liszt on Beethoven

Per Wiki: " During what was probably the first meeting of Brahms and Richard Wagner in January 1863, Brahms performed his Handel Variations. Despite the great differences between the two men in musical style and an underlying tension based on musical politics—Brahms championing a more conservative a...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joshua Bell plays Saint-Saens VC # 3 at Proms
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: Joshua Bell plays Saint-Saens VC # 3 at Proms

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:51 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miVJYQ9Dka4 ( Etudes, Op.135, Yudina )
Actually, "Yudina" may be Leon Fleisher. My cd set of the complete S-S Etudes is the Hyperion cd with Piers Lane, which I recommended highly.
by Rach3
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joshua Bell plays Saint-Saens VC # 3 at Proms
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: Joshua Bell plays Saint-Saens VC # 3 at Proms

Here is a performance of that movement by another immense prodigy, who probably could have played it equally well when he was ten. Thanks ! And another, my imprint S-S VC # 3 to which I referred in my OP here, on a Columbia lp, Francescatti/Mitropolous/NYPO 1950 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joshua Bell plays Saint-Saens VC # 3 at Proms
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: Joshua Bell plays Saint-Saens VC # 3 at Proms

Anyone who listens the the second movement of that concerto and still thinks Saint-Saens is a negligible composer needs to have the head examined. Yes. Other under - appreciated piano works would be the Etudes for Left-Hand , Op.135, and the 4th PC, the principal theme of the last mov. could serve ...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt on Beethoven
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Liszt on Beethoven

From Arbiter Records' Blog: Franz Liszt (1811-1886) visited Russia a few times and helped their new music scene’s innovators get exposure abroad. One of their local instigators and gurus was Vladimir Vasilievich Stasov (1824-1906) who aimed to further Musorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Cui, and ot...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joshua Bell plays Saint-Saens VC # 3 at Proms
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Joshua Bell plays Saint-Saens VC # 3 at Proms

Joshua Bell plays , and conducts St.Martin in the Fields in, Saint-Saens VC # 3 live at 2018 Proms: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b0bf4kvn ( At about 24 minutes in ) One of the first Classical works I ever heard , remains a fav. A trick is not to let the wonderful slow mov.get too syrupy, but rat...
by Rach3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Frederic Rzewski plays "Hammerklavier" fugue live
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Frederic Rzewski plays "Hammerklavier" fugue live

Thought some here may be interested in this YT from 1985 Belgian TV. Poor sound, but…. All credit to the YT poster who brought this to the attention of another CM on-line group today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KfEevNCFXs
by Rach3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Original jazz band version of "Rhapsody in Blue" live
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Original jazz band version of "Rhapsody in Blue" live

. The crossover mistake of all time. I think you will be interested to know the late Sergio Fiorentino ( whom I consider one of the great pianists of all time ) agrees with you. His Gershwin comments and playing start about half way into this YT, but I think you will want to start at the YT beginni...
by Rach3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bruce Hungerford's Beethoven piano sonatas
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: Bruce Hungerford's Beethoven piano sonatas

If there's any interest I can copy here an Isler's Insights article I wrote some time ago about attending the Hungerford recording sessions. Such a copy , if possible, would be very much appreciated. The performances on the Vanguard recordings are very special. 109 and 110 are my fav LvB Sonatas. I...
by Rach3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Original jazz band version of "Rhapsody in Blue" live
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Original jazz band version of "Rhapsody in Blue" live

Original jazz band version of Gershwin’s “ Rhapsody in Blue “ , Benjamin Grosvenor, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Guy Barker , 2018 Proms :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b0bf47fn

Grosvenor has a Decca cd of this version.
by Rach3
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bruce Hungerford's Beethoven piano sonatas
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Bruce Hungerford's Beethoven piano sonatas

I have his Vanguard Classics cd of Opa. 109-111. Wonderful and cheap now at Amazon -US : https://tinyurl.com/yckzo3ge Re-heard tonight. One can hear the varying influences of his teachers Friedman, Hess,Friedberg. The liner notes dont give the recording date, other than one can conclude had to be be...
by Rach3
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Igor Levit plays LvB's " Diabelli " live
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Igor Levit plays LvB's " Diabelli " live

maestrob wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Thanks for that! If you still cannot "connect" with this work, I recommend Richter's version on the Philips label.

Thanks. I do have that Richter as well as R.Serkin's Columbia studio and a 2008 live by Severin Von Eckardstein.
by Rach3
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Igor Levit plays LvB's " Diabelli " live
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Igor Levit plays LvB's " Diabelli " live

Pianist Igor Levit live at Bad Kissingen, July 7, 2018 : Beethoven, “Diabelli” Variations,Op.120 https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_lunch-concert?id=2385741 My failing, but I still do not connect much with this work. Levit has a SONY cd of the work I believe was very well received, coupled with the Ba...
by Rach3
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fou Ts'ong at 34
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Fou Ts'ong at 34

Dubrovnik Summer Festival, 1968. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bf234b Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in A minor K.511 for piano Minuet in D major K.355 Claude Balbastre (1724 - 1799) Romance Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Sonata in C major K95 Six Sonatas (K474; K132; K461; K115; K215; K260) Cla...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bozhanov live in Germany,2017
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Bozhanov live in Germany,2017

The pianist who should have " won " the 2009 Cliburn Competition, YT sound of course, but an excellent Schumann " Davidsbuntlertanze", Op.6 ( which work I may like even more than the composer's " Fantasiestucke" ), and a very individual to Bozhanov Liszt "Dante" Sonata : https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Newly discovered Rachmaninoff recording of his " Dances"
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Newly discovered Rachmaninoff recording of his " Dances"

Was this the same occasion on which Rachmaninoff and Nadezhda Plevitskaya recorded "Powder and Paint"? Per the Marston track listing at the earlier link: 6. Belilitsï rumyanitsï, vy moi (Powder and Paint) (Russian folk song, arranged by Rachmaninoff) 3:50 Nadezhda Plevitskaya, mezzo soprano, with S...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 892

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

What part of South Korea? 3 days in Seoul in a very small, but excellent, traditional Korean hotel, in old part of the city, not a Western-style at all ( shoes off inside, beds on floor , large Korean breakfast there every morning sitting on the floor ) , then bullet train to Busan , 2 days in Busa...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leon Fleisher & Mitusko Uchida at Marlboro VT
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Leon Fleisher & Mitusko Uchida at Marlboro VT

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:24 pm
His son, whose voice had not yet changed, was stupendous as Bunthorn. Talent runs in families.
You may find interesting ; I did:

https://www.wqxr.org/story/lessons-lear ... sher-piano
by Rach3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11
Replies: 78
Views: 892

Re: CMG luncheon Sat Aug 11

Belle wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:53 am
Thanks so much, John; very thoughtful. It is a question of who, how much and how often. Thanks for the link. It's hard to 'budget' with these things in mind!!
We were in South Korea recently where tipping is almost universally forbidden and almost considered an affront if you offer.
by Rach3
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hamelin at 2018 Schwarzenberg Fest
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Hamelin at 2018 Schwarzenberg Fest

Yes, know the feeling. It was precisely on one of those tours with Americans where I was embarrassed and I haven't been on one since! We were in Prague years ago on a evening guided excursion, with a group of mixed nationalities, which included sights, a nice typical Czech dinner, and concluded wit...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Maria Milstein
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Violinist Maria Milstein

Ricordanza wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 am
Can't help wondering if she's a relative of Nathan.
Good question, but apparently not :

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/maria-m ... /biography

From Maria's sister pianist :

http://slippedisc.com/2015/05/its-not-that-milstein/
by Rach3
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anne Queffelec at 2018 La Roque Fest
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Anne Queffelec at 2018 La Roque Fest

I try not to miss her broadcast performances, although I have no recordings. Pianist Anne Queffelec plays Mozart K.482 PC and Bartok 3rd PC at 2018 La Roque with Sinfonia Varsovia, Lio Kuokman,coducting .Great pairing or works , great playing as usual : https://www.francemusique.fr/emissions/le-conc...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Decca's Claudio Arrau Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Decca's Claudio Arrau Edition

maestrob wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:54 am
May also buy the DeLarrocha set as well, as a birthday present for my lovely spouse!
DeLarrocha box of complete Decca released July 27 :

https://www.deccaclassics.com/us/cat/4834120

Brief review today at BBCR3 :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bf7vh6
by Rach3
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Maria Milstein
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Violinist Maria Milstein

She plays the Beethoven VC August 9 ,2018 live at Concertgebouw with Netherlands Youth Orchestra. A little tentative for my tastes in the first mov., early in the last mov., BUT I really liked her slow mov.: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8148-robeco-summernights-jeugdorkest-nederland Bio : http...
by Rach3
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hamelin at 2018 Schwarzenberg Fest
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Hamelin at 2018 Schwarzenberg Fest

And Hamelin joins the Takacs Quartet at 2018 Edinburgh Festival in a new one for me, Dohnanyi’s Piano Quintet, Op.1 : https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/b0bdbtyd ( Starts at about 1 :17 : 00 into the programme ) Per Hamelin perhaps the most remarkable Op.1 “ in musical history” , and “ without a drop ...
by Rach3
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hamelin at 2018 Schwarzenberg Fest
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Hamelin at 2018 Schwarzenberg Fest

Hamelin plays Beethoven / Liszt “Adelaide “,Op.46 ( my first hearing ), Schubert D.959 A major Sonata and Schumann’s Op.17 Fantasy at Schwartzenberg, June 29, 2018 : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_lunch-concert?id=2384009 The podcast is a bit of pain as you have to sign in by clicking on “ connect...
by Rach3
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keene plays Hummel
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Keene plays Hummel

Hummel’s great A minor PC, Op.85, Hough’s recording :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTjJNO_U5kY
by Rach3
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keene plays Hummel
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Keene plays Hummel

I thought that Schumann injured himself while using a mechanical device to improve the strength and flexibility of his fingers. Yes, I was not clear. My recollection of the info I read somewhere was Schumann was using the device , in part , to help him with the Hummel, as well as with other works. ...
by Rach3
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keene plays Hummel
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Keene plays Hummel

An academic study of Hummel's influence on Chopin:

https://repository.asu.edu/attachments/ ... _12884.pdf
by Rach3
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keene plays Hummel
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Keene plays Hummel

1) I never before heard the story of Schumann injuring himself while practicing that sonata. Interesting! I searched in vain for my source. I did find this note in the Hyperion liner notes for Hough's cd: " Of all Hummel’s keyboard sonatas, the Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 81 (1819) is the most adve...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keene plays Hummel
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Keene plays Hummel

Listening today to my cd of the late Constance Keene's recording of the Hummel Piano Sonata No.5 in F sharp minor, Op.81 ( 1819 ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdbLs-Zqsno&list=PLAgrEGz1J8tm4iLWZC9nOATj_MMNXZhuP Great slow mov. seems out of a bel canto opera ( Bellini 1801-1835 ), anticipates in...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

maestrob wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Would love you to hear Maria Tipo in Scarlatti: her superb EMI disc is still available here.
I don't have her Scarlatti, but can certainly recommend her EMI cd's of Bach Partitas and Clementi Piano Sonatas.
by Rach3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joey Roukens' new 2- Piano Concerto
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Joey Roukens' new 2- Piano Concerto

Is this for real? I don't know Dutch, but I recognize it when I see it and can figure out the basic caption. Caption per Google translator: Iron,Steel and Beauty. The Jussens have both solo and duo careers.They are pianists I follow as I usually find their playing rewarding. There have several reco...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joey Roukens' new 2- Piano Concerto
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Joey Roukens' new 2- Piano Concerto

" In Unison " live recently at the Concertgebouw with the Jussen brothers ; I enjoyed:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/7650 ... en-roukens
by Rach3
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

Those Scarlatti sonatas are magnificent but a trap for some pianists. Indeed. Young Pogorelich's recordings get good reviews, usually; I've only heard on YT. I certainly respect harpsichordists, enjoy Poulenc's concerto ( de Falla write one ? ), but Schiff says Bach preferred the clavichord for Bac...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:43 am
Some find his Bach or Scarlatti too Romantic,but he's fine with me.
My cd of Schiff playing Scarlatti:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FccWYCkUPoE&t=57s
by Rach3
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:43 am
His lectures on the Beethoven piano sonatas I believe are still available at The Guardian's site.
Sorry, Schiff's Beethoven lecture series is here :

https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/podcasts/an ... e-recitals
by Rach3
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

What do you think of Schiff? I consider him one of the great pianists.His Verbier masterclass with the young pianist trying to play a Bach Partita is illustrative. Some find his Bach or Scarlatti too Romantic,but he's fine with me.His lectures on the Beethoven piano sonatas I believe are still avai...
by Rach3
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

... He needs a "PR person".... I'm of the Brahms school when it comes to Bruckner!! ...Those sound like Australian wines you're drinking there... Agreed about Trifonov, Brahms and Aussie wines. I rely on Medici TV ,others, as am a long way from any major concert venues, not to mention ticket prices...
by Rach3
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

You're obviously enjoying your MediciTV subscription as much as I. Thanks for the heads up on each program; I chase them up after you've posted the links. I must say Wang doesn't do it for me; her technique is astonishing but I'm always left wanting more. I'm too cheap to subscribe , just take adva...
by Rach3
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Yuja Wang's Prokofieff PC's at Verbier

Yuja Wang plays Prokofieff PC’s 5,3 with Noseda, Verbier Festival Orchestra, and the Orchestra plays the composer’s “Love for Three Oranges “ Symphonic Suite,Op.33b ( my first hearing of the Suite ) : https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/gianandrea-noseda-conducts-prokofiev-yuja-wang-1/ One of the plea...
by Rach3
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trifonov's 2018 Verbier Prokofieff PC # 2
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Trifonov's 2018 Verbier Prokofieff PC # 2

Tried this link, and signed up, but the stream kept breaking up and interrupting the program, so I gave up. Sorry, no clue here, perhaps and ISP issue ? Might try using a different browser or , even better , watching in the later evening on a weekday when Internet traffic volume here and in Europe ...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trifonov's 2018 Verbier Prokofieff PC # 2
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Trifonov's 2018 Verbier Prokofieff PC # 2

Was not going to watch , but glad I did. With Noseda, Verbier Festival Orchestra . Simply put , not to be missed !!:

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/nosed ... v-matsuev/

The link is ok, “ matsuev “ is a typo.

I would have suggestions for the 3rd mov. here, but small potatoes.
by Rach3
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anatol Ugorski
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Anatol Ugorski

Have no info what has happened to him.

Here is a Bach-Busoni "Chaconne" I liked :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcba8NwzE3I
by Rach3
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of our time?
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Music of our time?

John F wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:51 am
The music of Kaija Saariaho, which I've been promoting in CMG for years, is certainly not neo-neo-Romantic, and I hear more in it than in this piece by Murail, interesting though that is.
Yes. Try also Kalevi Aho, several on YT.
by Rach3
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of our time?
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Music of our time?

This is not the first Murail I've heard , but thanks for the post.My opinion only, but not impressed so far.