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by Rach3
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Cheng Zhang plays all 3 Schumann Sonatas live
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Pianist Cheng Zhang plays all 3 Schumann Sonatas live

IF Internet sound is accurate here to some extent, Zhang’s sound applied here was rather light and bright, not very sonorous or warm , but ample technique, nice phrasing and lyricism , and his sound generally worked well in these particular sonatas ; a treat to hear all 3 in one program. I remember ...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Ottensamer, Wang clarinet, piano cd
Replies: 0
Views: 12

New Ottensamer, Wang clarinet, piano cd

Wang expands her repertoire (?). Have not heard this “ Blue Hour “ cd, mentioned briefly on today’s BBC 3 Record Review. The Brahms and Mendelssohn lieder are mostly single works from the indicated Opa. ( Only the clarinetist on the front cover ! ) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0003rr0 ( At abo...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump attacks McCain again: 'I didn’t get a thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Trump attacks McCain again: 'I didn’t get a thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral

No flirtation with sedition , when coming from any President IS sedition.Trump is nuts,as bad as Hitler, surrounded by the Quisling/Vichy GOP.
by Rach3
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Emanuel Ax: predictability is a good thing
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Emanuel Ax: predictability is a good thing

Thanks for this review and your comments about Brahms' piano writing. The features of his writing you mention ( among others ) makes his music a real test for pianists, harder to play than it sounds. At least hard for me ! I have nowhere near your facility, Op.117,#1 , Op.118,# 2, a couple Op.39 Wal...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Beth Levin and Reed Tetzloff, Pianists
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Beth Levin and Reed Tetzloff, Pianists

Thanks for this review. I am not familiar with Ms.Levin, but shall keep an ear out for her. I have heard Mr.Tetzloff in live recital , concerto, and competition broadcasts before, and was usually impressed. He has a cd of Ravel and a cd of the complete Chopin Etudes I've heard , both excellent. I wa...
by Rach3
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martinu symphonies,violin concertos
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Martinu symphonies,violin concertos

Listened at YT to Martinu's 4th Symphony for first time today, heard my first 3rd Sym. of his earlier this month.Both fine works that will require re-hearings before commit to a purchase of either. Also heard today his 2 violin concertos ; again both very fine, will purchase # 2. Here is # 2 with Jo...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike

Does he think they won't notice, or does he think that a wall is of such all-consuming importance to them as it is to him (for ego reasons), that it justifies gutting so many government programs, including arts? Trump's election has revealed a sad truth about America today : 35 % of the Country has...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Midwest flood
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Midwest flood

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environm ... ing-photos

And the Winter snow melt has yet to arrive; this was just the cyclone bomb.
by Rach3
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike

What can Chicago be expected to pay ? https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-ent-chicago-symphony-orchestra-strike-cso-0312-story.html However, is management fudging a bit on the pension numbers ? https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-ent-cso-strike-update-...
by Rach3
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anton Rubinstein by Michael Ponto, piano
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Anton Rubinstein by Michael Ponto, piano

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:40 pm
... and Moszkowski’s Wagner “Liebestod” I like better than the famous Liszt of the same :


Wagner/Moszkowski,Isolde's "Liebestod",played by Severin von Eckardstein , live video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmg35HgD5vs
by Rach3
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams’s Newest Opera Returns to the Gold Mines
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: John Adams’s Newest Opera Returns to the Gold Mines

Here it is ( audio only ) for free listening, complete.I have not heard yet:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8641 ... olden-west
by Rach3
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC 3 Record Review
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: BBC 3 Record Review

Rach 3, can you tell me more about the Carl Friedberg/Toledo Symphony source, please? Mine is a cd-r , no longer recall from whom I obtained, but it is this performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65EY8YXRdpI&t=3s It is not in the Marston Records set of Friedberg's recordings. Mark Ainley, the...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cuarteto Casals new LvB Quartets cd
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Cuarteto Casals new LvB Quartets cd

Free listening for awhile, Cuarteto Casals , Op.18,# 2, Op.74, Op.59,#2, Op.59,# 3, Op.132, Harmonia Mundi cd, starting now listening to the cd with Op.132 ( perhaps my fav of the late Quartets ) : https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/cuarteto-casals-beethoven-revelations I did not hear the discussion , but...
by Rach3
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC 3 Record Review
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: BBC 3 Record Review

Here is Buchbinder/Harnoncourt/RCO Brahms PC # 2 recorded 2000, Teldec, Apex cd now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVMLcv00aS0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn23bYqxVY0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3ML0kxvyo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jojsx0B0hw I will probably acquire, can live witho...
by Rach3
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC 3 Record Review
Replies: 5
Views: 115

BBC 3 Record Review

Record Review March 16 , 2019 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003c84 I heard only the parts about the Brahms PC and Salonen CC ,but thought some of the other might be of interest here, so set out whole listing,fww.I believe the Furtwanglers were discussed here recently. 9:00am ‘French Music for B...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter plays Poulenc
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Richter plays Poulenc

My first hearing of the " Aubade for Piano and 18 Instruments " :
With Jean-Francois Paillard Chamber Orchestra, live, Tours, July 3,1965, the Doremi cd I believe :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-YidsN0B9A
by Rach3
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bartok Solo Violin Sonata,Sz.117
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Bartok Solo Violin Sonata,Sz.117

Sick as he was, Bartók had lost none of his creative energy. Agreed. From another online group, here are liner notes from a 2012 recording by Barnabas Kelemen: "One of the most important technical questions was the use of intervals smaller than the semitone, mainly quarter-tones, in the last moveme...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anton Rubinstein by Michael Ponto, piano
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Anton Rubinstein by Michael Ponto, piano

A few Pontis from my collection: Rare etudes including complete Hummels played by Mary Louise Boehm : http://tinyurl.com/yy8pgzsh Opera transcriptions ; “ Halka “ amazing ; and Moszkowski’s Wagner “Liebestod” I like better than the famous Liszt of the same : http://tinyurl.com/y33uloq6 A single cd R...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anton Rubinstein by Michael Ponto, piano
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Anton Rubinstein by Michael Ponto, piano

I have several Ponti recordings, and enjoy them all , respect his pianism more than some others do, but the recorded sound is often not the greatest. I suspect budgetary issues, as when he was recording lesser known works like Rubinstein 4 , not much of an audience, ie sales, I suspect, this being b...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bartok Solo Violin Sonata,Sz.117
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Bartok Solo Violin Sonata,Sz.117

Had not heard this work for many years, and then only a couple of times, apparently did not make an impression. but in my old ( or older ) age does make an impression.Ordered from Presto Classical a download of that track from a Philips cd of solo works , recorded early in her career by Leila Josefo...
by Rach3
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike

I don't know whether these numbers are accurate ; what does a desk player at Vienna Phil. make ?

https://www.salaryexpert.com/salary/job ... ria/vienna

https://slippedisc.com/2018/03/what-mus ... rchestras/
by Rach3
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Fabienne Jacquinot
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Pianist Fabienne Jacquinot

Her Liszt B minor Sonata is also very much worth hearing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npS-y-vE6vc

She died apparently in 2016.
by Rach3
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Fabienne Jacquinot
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Pianist Fabienne Jacquinot

New to me, but wonderful playing. Not sure of her dates, born 1927 I believe, but she studied with Yves Nat,among others, did recordings in the 50's and 80's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usip9JkZTfc ( Schumann “Davidsbuntlertanze”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpsHy9HZPi0 (Schumann “Etudes Sy...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike

Chicago is one of the 10 wealthiest cities in the world, measured by gross domestic product, so there should be enough wealthy donors to keep its arts institutions afloat. The State of Illinois is bankrupt , huge budget and pension plan deficits, almost junk-bond status, looking at instituting for ...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike

John F wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Riccardo Muti joins CSO strikers in front of Symphony Center
Howard Reich
March 12, 2019

Thanks for this, John F.
by Rach3
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martinu's Cello Concertos
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Martinu's Cello Concertos

Martinu’s great Cello Concerto # 1, my first hearing, plan to acquire a cd: Sibelius - Symphonie No. 7 en do majeur, op. 105 Martinu - Concerto pour violoncelle No. 1 en ré majeur, H. 196 Tchaikovsky - Symphonie No. 5 en mi mineur, op. 64 Sol Gabetta, violoncelle - Orchestre symphonique de la radio ...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michael Gielen, 1927-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Michael Gielen, 1927-2019

Free listening for awhile ( I have not heard ):

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8631 ... -en-brahms

Brahms 2d Symphony, “Erwartung”, June 5, 2005, SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden, Concertgebouw,Amsterdam.
by Rach3
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Sheku Kaneh-Mason live
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Cellist Sheku Kaneh-Mason live

The young cellist phenom Sheku Kanneh-Mason live recently : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003469 From BBCR3 : “Siblings Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason open this week of lunchtime recitals from the Radio 3 Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They begin their Gla...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Sergio Tiempo in Queensland,2015
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Pianist Sergio Tiempo in Queensland,2015

The war-horse ridden hard and put away wet , or reimagined ? : Tchaikovsky , Piano Concerto No.1 Sergio Tiempo, piano Alondra de la Parra, Conductor ,Queensland Symphony Orchestra 23-05-2015 , Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yhXZhtAzCU ( sp...
by Rach3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iditarod race
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Iditarod race

Good for the dogs !!
http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/262 ... -dogs-quit

" Horse sense is the thing horses have that keeps them from betting on people." WC Fields
by Rach3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike
Replies: 28
Views: 516

Re: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike

“In the case of the CSO, for example, two years ago we were required to put $803,000 into the DB pension fund. This year we will be required to put in $3,800,000. Projections indication we will have to contribute $5 to $6 million per year into the DB fund over the next several years, and $36 millio...
by Rach3
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: Amazons's tax breaks & incentives were big. Hudson Yards' are two times bigger.

Didn't Trump have a West Side development, too ? When ? Financed how ?
by Rach3
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy

Lawyer Michael Cohen calculated long ago that MagaMan would be willing to dangle pardons to keep his natives on the reservation but had no intention of actually issuing them so long as any grand juries investigating him were still sitting. Otherwise, even after taking a pardon, they could be forced...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Data shows Manafort did not get off easy

Story unclear, but while it appears Manafort sentence is a little longer than the " average " (with all cases, both trials and guilty pleas counted), his sentence also much shorter than those cases alone that went to jury trials.All guilty pleas would have been pursuant to plea agreements which alwa...
by Rach3
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg, live video 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Pianist Boris Giltburg, live video 2018

A place to start with a cd of this pianist may be his 2012 cd of Prokofieff's "War Sonatas ", high reviews at Amazon-US. I have not heard the cd. I have heard his Rachmaninoff Etudes, very good.
by Rach3
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Transgender Court ruling
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Transgender Court ruling

We have some courageous Judges here in fly-over Country :
https://www.iowacourts.gov/courtcases/4 ... urtOpinion
by Rach3
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arthur Honegger's Cello Concerto
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Arthur Honegger's Cello Concerto

The Cello Sonata , even more interesting than the Cello Concerto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TSjCC76zhE
by Rach3
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arthur Honegger's Cello Concerto
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Arthur Honegger's Cello Concerto

A brief beauty ; why not played very often ? More interesting than the Saint-Saens # 1 : Arthur Honegger : Cello Concerto Mstislav Rostropovich, London Symphony Orchestra , Kent Nagano, Live recording. London, October 1989: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBr2GoZZf58 His Cello Sonata is also at YT ;...
by Rach3
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg, live video 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Pianist Boris Giltburg, live video 2018

maestrob wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Thanks again for finding and posting this concert.
You're quite welcome.I have been following him several years. He has grown as an artist ,especially since he was able to leave the competition circuits.
by Rach3
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gershwin on the piano
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Gershwin on the piano

Roaring 20’s speakeasy-style, with beer and sawdust on the floor ; or…? Percy Grainger’s Fantasy for Two Pianos on Porgy and Bess Themes, Mark-Andre Hamelin and Piers Lane , pianists ( audio only with score ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odFdQUGtwA8 Pianist Jack Gibbons in a Comment to the abov...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Trombone concerto premiere
Replies: 0
Views: 275

New Trombone concerto premiere

Busy week !! From the BBC Radio 3 March 5,2019 : “The world premiere of John Casken's Trombone concerto, performed by Katy Jones and the Halle conducted by Jamie Phillips.” Programme: Mozart: Symphony No.31, ‘Paris’ John Casken: Madonna of Silence (trombone concerto) Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 Katy Jo...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mariam Batsashvili live March 4,2019
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Pianist Mariam Batsashvili live March 4,2019

maestrob wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:52 pm
For some reason, though, I felt that Batsashvili lacked depth, so I

Her Haydn was very good,I thought. As to the rest, I tend to agree with you.
by Rach3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Viennese piano bon-bons
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: Viennese piano bon-bons

Rudolf Buchbinder, Montreal Symphony, Kent Nagano, Strauss ‘ virtuosic “ Burlesque “ , Feb.9,2019,live in Montreal, good quality video, free on demand, a guilty pleasure of mine well –played by a pianist I follow : https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/kent-nagano-conducts-strauss-jordan-pal-et-brahms-r...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg, live video 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Pianist Boris Giltburg, live video 2018

March 10 , 2018 , in Paris, Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio France,Boris Giltburg live video. Rachmaninoff “ Corelli “ , Giltburg's own transcription of Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet , Medtner’s “Reminiscenza” Sonata, Scriabin’s 5th Sonata, Starvinsky’s “Petrushka” Suite , encores Rachmanino...
by Rach3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 642
Views: 264807

Re: What I listened to today

Sir Arthur Bliss' Cello Concerto,Tim Hugh, cellist, English Northern Philharmonia,David Lloyd-Jones, Naxos I believe ( mine a Presto Classics download ). For some reason, does not seem played often ? Wonderful work. At YT as well.