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by Rach3
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Book: Nicolas Medtner, composer/pianist
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Book: Nicolas Medtner, composer/pianist

The Maharajah was an extraordinary man, well worth knowing more about, and Wikipedia has an excellent article about him: The Maharajah also sponsored Louis Kentner's 1948(?) recording of the complete Lyapunov Transcendental Etudes for solo piano, now on a Pearl cd I can recommend.Konstantin Sherbak...
by Rach3
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Andrea Lucchesini
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Pianist Andrea Lucchesini

The final mov.of Beethoven Op.110, from live recital 1999-2001, as was the "Moonlight" mentioned earlier:

http://tinyurl.com/y8mk6ctw

Bravo!
by Rach3
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Andrea Lucchesini
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Pianist Andrea Lucchesini

My first hearings of this pianist, but shall certainly search for more, these chestnuts good for comparison purposes, the "Moonlight" particularly fine, the other 2 excellent . FWW: Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesTnpDhgrw ( !! ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP...
by Rach3
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavel Haas Quartet plays Shostakovich live
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Pavel Haas Quartet plays Shostakovich live

mikealdren wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:04 am
I heard them last Monday in the Wigmore Hall, the Janacek quartets (how often do we hear both together in concert?) and the 2nd Smetana. It was fabulous, the best concert I have heard in ages.
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Thanks for the report. Quite agree about Janacek ; do try to hear his Violin Sonatas, too.
by Rach3
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavel Haas Quartet plays Shostakovich live
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Pavel Haas Quartet plays Shostakovich live

The String Quartet No. 7 and the Piano Quintet with pianist Boris Giltburg, the Quintet one of my fav works of the composer, nicely done here:

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2436507
by Rach3
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Laurent Wagschal in recital
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Pianist Laurent Wagschal in recital

This pianist, possibly new to me ( I may have a Naxos cd of him playing works of Deodat de Severac ) re-creates in Madrid, 2015, a Ricardo Vines - style recital. An interesting selection of works, some new to me , eg. the Moreau a little gem.Very fine playing ( despite a miss at the very end of the ...
by Rach3
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianophile potpourri
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Pianophile potpourri

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:28 am
Georges Pludermacher 2009 live recital - Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring “:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldJq5yvx5kc
The link above is Part 1 ; forgot Part 2 ; sorry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18hoVIl7ms4
by Rach3
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianophile potpourri
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Pianophile potpourri

Some works, recitals I've explored lately that may ( or may not ) be of interest: Gunnar de Frumerie “ Variations and Fugue” for piano and orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-zjQleiWo Jiri Gemrot , “Concertino for Cello,Piano,and Orchestra”( could not find his Piano Concerto at YT , but th...
by Rach3
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 50
Views: 904

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

John F wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:19 pm
I've mentioned Horowitz. Who today could have a newspaper report written about him like this one?

That Horowitz recital in Vienna, 1987 ; you can judge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpyRHi2aIwY
by Rach3
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar's Piano Quintet live
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Elgar's Piano Quintet live

Rach3, thanks for that. Before I listen, here's my favorite version of the Quintet, played to perfection by Peter Donohue and the Maggini Quartet..... I have on my I-Tunes an historical recording, listened to again today, but did not record by which artists !! Need one in modern sound so your recom...
by Rach3
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FWW: Obscure piano works
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: FWW: Obscure piano works

I see you enjoy many of the more modern piano works. The one I know pretty well is that of Mathieu. Sowerby I think might be interesting, and the Janacek I'm of aware of as well. Thanks. On the list, if one wanted to sample just a couple to see if my tastes are compatible, I would suggest in additi...
by Rach3
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FWW: Obscure piano works
Replies: 2
Views: 242

FWW: Obscure piano works

Many piano works deserve their obscurity ; these don’t,IMHO. I have not checked, but suspect several, possibly all , of these are at YouTube or Spotify. Weather-bound circumstances here led me to re-visit my hard drive’s I-Tunes files and discover my own neglect of these works. Janacek Violin Sonata...
by Rach3
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vadim Repin - live at 21
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Vadim Repin - live at 21

maestrob wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:46 am
I have the CD pictured below, and gave it a five-star review. Thanks for posting the concert. :D
That recording I believe is also played at the same RBF broadcast link right after the 1992 live recital.
by Rach3
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vadim Repin - live at 21
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Vadim Repin - live at 21

What all the shouting about, I guess. In any event, the Franck my fav violin sonata (most days ) , the Beethoven # 7 one of my 2 fav violin sonatas of LvB, along with my fav, his # 5 “Spring” Sonata.The piano parts here huge, as well , especially in the Mozart,Franck,Beethoven. A wonderful programme...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Re: Richter

Richter's comments about Prokofiev were rather sobering; that he wasn't to be trusted and could easily destroy a person. Richter in "Notebooks": "Sergey Prokofiev was an extremely interesting person, but...dangerous.He was capable of hurling you against a wall..He was violent...Principles weren't e...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Re: Richter

John F wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:13 am
Monsaingeon also did a book, "Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations," which is very revealing about his personality, musical tastes, etc.
Quite agree, a must-read for Richter fans , or just CM fans period.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Re: Richter

Another Richterphile here. .. A great Wanderer Fantasy, and also a CD containing the Fassingsschwank, Papillons and the Op 17 Fantasy is one of my desert island discs. While there other performances of some of the ones you mention that I prefer, agree the Richter's you mention are very,very special...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Achucarro's Ravel Left-hand PC - Live at 81 !
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Achucarro's Ravel Left-hand PC - Live at 81 !

maestrob wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:09 am
Sorry to say, Achurro is no longer available at the link you posted, Rach3. They're now playing an obscure Saint-Saens opera...

Sorry for my error. BUT, try this link which I believe will work.Click on "Listen Now", then on the arrow:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001bcc
by Rach3
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Re: Richter

Many great, of course, here one that seems to get overlooked, his Decca recording of the first two Brahms Piano Sonatas,at live recitals in Italy,1987,I believe that Decca here.This link is to the opening of the 1st Sonata, links to the remainder of the 1st Sonata are set forth in "Show More" at the...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Best" 2018 releases per WQXR
Replies: 2
Views: 264

"Best" 2018 releases per WQXR

"Best" 2018 Classical releases per WQXR,fww:

https://www.wqxr.org/story/best-classic ... ases-2018/
by Rach3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Achucarro's Ravel Left-hand PC - Live at 81 !
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Achucarro's Ravel Left-hand PC - Live at 81 !

I believe this pianist is new to me, but that would be my error : From BBCR3 : "The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard perform Debussy's orchestral music, and they are joined by legendary pianist Joaquín Achúcarro for Ravel’s Left-hand Concerto." https://www.bbc.co....
by Rach3
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Isabelle Faust fans
Replies: 1
Views: 262

For Isabelle Faust fans

I am a fan , here Faust in the Beethoven Violin Concerto live with Herreweghe, RCO in Amsterdam,Nov.22,2018:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8426 ... -beethoven
by Rach3
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Lugansky,Moser cd's free listening complete
Replies: 1
Views: 243

New Lugansky,Moser cd's free listening complete

I have a cd of the solo piano works of Dutilleux , which I greatly enjoy, thus wanted to hear his Cello Concerto. Again,enjoyed greatly my first hearing here , will want re-hearings. Johannes Moser,cello, an artist I try to follow, with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Thomas Sondergard, ...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Roberto Gerhard's Violin Concerto (1942/43)
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Roberto Gerhard's Violin Concerto (1942/43)

Sorry, thanks, you are correct, Chandos , not Naxos.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Roberto Gerhard's Violin Concerto (1942/43)
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Roberto Gerhard's Violin Concerto (1942/43)

I purchased from Presto Classical a 320 kbps mp3 download of the Naxos cd of the Violin Concerto, think you may enjoy it as well. Here IF interested, no obligation, of course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mts7HvlDaHs
by Rach3
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Melnikov fans
Replies: 0
Views: 292

For Melnikov fans

Was not particularly wanting to hear the Chopin Preludes again just yet, but Alexandre Melnikov’s interesting ideas turned out worth hearing. While I did not “agree” with all his interpretative choices ( nor would he mine, I’m sure ) , most of his playing here left me anxious to hear what he’d do wi...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Pianist Denk Reviews Robert Schumann Book
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Concert Pianist Denk Reviews Robert Schumann Book

Thanks for this. I'm reminded I need to hear the Schumann Piano Quartet, again. Ricordanza is correct about Denk being a superb pianist, one I follow.He is also correct Denk a superb writer.I don't believe Denk blogs anymore as his career has taken off, but here are a couple favs of mine from the pa...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Lance wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Who would have thought? I guess we should have KNOWN. I'm surprised about Gilels, who turns out to be one of my favourite pianists.
Fortunately,Trump has no clue about classical music.
by Rach3
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes article on Debussy book
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: NYTimes article on Debussy book

A rare recording, 1975 lp, of the Debussy Etudes (1915) that never made it to cd ,Anthony di Bonaventura, pianist, ok sound on this transfer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqe6u5kCLcA More extroverted,Romantic than many, yet amazing transparency, seems could almost dictate a score from his playing.
by Rach3
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Huw Watkins' Violin Concerto cd
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Huw Watkins' Violin Concerto cd

Huw Watkins’ ( 1976 - ) somewhat brief ( 22 minutes ) Violin Concerto ( 2010 ), Alina Ibragimova, violin, BBC Symphony,Edward Gardner, cd, at about 2:05:00 into this BBC R3 broadcast : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00016v5 The cd at Amazon-US : http://tinyurl.com/y7kpx5w2 Label PR : “ Alina Ibr...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach-Brahms Chaconne-live
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Bach-Brahms Chaconne-live

Heard this earlier today on local classical FM, been several years since had last heard,found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2yptdPcZEo Amazing throughout , especially starting at about 5:15 in. Hard to compete with the Busoni for 2 -hands, but Brahms does. I got to hear Nathan Milstei...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Lance wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:43 pm
I never realized until I saw a recent documentary on TV that Stalin was a lover of classical music.

Perhaps some insights on why :

https://www.theguardian.com/music/music ... propaganda
by Rach3
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

I don't know any Russians but my physician came from Poland to Australia in 2000 and, predictably, has little which is complimentary to say about Russians!!! Some histories: http://www.ce-review.org/99/1/music1_horton.html ("Soviet composers crushed by Stalin ") https://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/16/a...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Cziffra fans
Replies: 9
Views: 745

For Cziffra fans

These appear to be studio recordings. My French is not good enough to have understood. Perhaps all from the recordings picture shown at the site, the EMI box “ Complete Studio Recordings 1956-1986” ? Radio Belgium Francaise again : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_grands-interpretes?id=2424716 Some ...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

I've heard a lot of negative comments about Matseuv but I'm unsure how valid they are. Some of them may be political resentments because of his relationship with Vladimir Putin. I have heard Matsuev mainly in the big Romantic concertos, encore pieces, and Russian composers' solo works. He is suppor...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Not my fav pianist, but the ticket price is great. Just starting to listen now.You will need to sign up for a free account, easy,quick.Video.May need to turn on sound at window bottom. https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/denis-matsuev-plays-beethoven-rachmaninov-chopin-tchaikovsky-and-prokofiev/ Ludwi...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Ravel

What, if any stand out, are your favorite recordings of these masterpieces? Munch also recorded the Prokofieff 2nd PC with his niece Henriot-Schweitzer ( not usual Munch repertoire ? ), at YT, very well done , as well as D'Indy's "Symphony on a French Mountain Air ", a work worth hearing, my D'Indy...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Berg fans
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: For Berg fans

The only piece that moves me by many composers is their violin concerto, but that is a bit beside the point. Only the Lord God knows why this particular kind of composition brought out almost uniquely the excellence in composers like Sibelius. The Sibelius VC is my fav VC. John Adams' VC my fav wor...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Gilels fans
Replies: 1
Views: 355

For Gilels fans

The Radio Belgium Francaise site is a pill to sign in to , but I felt worth my effort here. "Unreleased" recordings of Gilels live at the Concertgebouw.An earlier LvB sonata, then his "Les Aideux", and his #27,Op.90 ; the 4 Brahms Op.10 Ballades ; Schumann's " Arabesque " ; then the Liszt B minor So...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Ravel

Belle wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:49 pm
I couldn't get the last link to play as it said 'not available outside USA'.
Here is another A minor Prelude link ( Sokolov ) I hope will play for you :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vozD-hPHIr8
by Rach3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Berg fans
Replies: 8
Views: 755

For Berg fans

The Violin Concerto, Janine Jansen,Daniel Harding,Swedish Radio Symphony, live at Concertgebouw Nov.14,2018 : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8413-janine-jansen-speelt-berg-harding-leidt-beethoven Then decided to re- hear his Piano Sonata , found Maria Yudina (?!) , a 1964 recording, Harmonia Mun...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Ravel

Please feel free to add your own choices!! Quite agree about Ravel. Here is the Arbiter Records recording ( I think ) of Madeleine de Valmalete playing “Tombeau “ ca.1930 , a time when the work was still “ new” .The “ Forlane “ and “Fugue” my fav sections .Wonderful reading, IMHO, emphasizing more ...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Frank Bridge's Piano Sonata
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Frank Bridge's Piano Sonata

Pianist Ashley Wass , a pianist I follow, live in London earlier this week, playing the very formidable Piano Sonata of Frank Bridge.Extraordinary Wass chose to play it live, i assume without score (? ). I have his Naxos cd.Not for casual or distracted listening. As Wass says , there is “no sunshine...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hamelin live at WQXR Nov.14
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Hamelin live at WQXR Nov.14

From WQXR : “Joining us on Wednesday at 1 pm (Nov.14) we continue our Midday Masterpieces series with Marc-André Hamelin, who will be stopping by the studio to chat with morning host Jeff Spurgeon in advance of his Nov. 15 recital ( Carnegie ). He’ll perform some Schubert and Debussy, Alexis Weissen...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Miguel Ituarte live
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Pianist Miguel Ituarte live

Pianist Miguel Ituarte recreates a concert given by pianist Ricardo Viñes ( Debussy pal ) in 1905. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00013xp As I have the Marston Records cd of all Vines extant recordings, thought I’d give this recital a hear, especially since some “ obscure “ works and the pianist ...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos

First hearing today of Rautavaara's Clarinet Concerto, 2005 Ondine cd, Richard Stolzman,Leif Segerstam, Helsinki Phil, very enjoyable. Will need another hearing or two before deciding whether need the recording : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unyy5IJ4ZTM&index=2&list=OLAK5uy_kyZRmRQzBpLJUEcouAptYs...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar's Piano Quintet live
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Elgar's Piano Quintet live

The YouTube starts with the first movement of a piano trio by the nearly unknown John Ireland. Thanks for the suggestion on Ireland.On the BBC program I linked is Ireland's Piano Trio # 2 in E minor. I've heard only the Elgar work on that program so far. Ireland also wrote an interesting Piano Conc...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118
Replies: 18
Views: 1345

Re: Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118

Well, there are all those CDs, which is fine, but the solo piano works of Brahms are horrendously neglected as recital works. By coincidence , pianist Paul Lewis last night live in London playing the Brahms Op.116 complete, and the complete Beethoven Op.33 Bagatelles , just listening now to Op.116,...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar's Piano Quintet live
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Elgar's Piano Quintet live

Sir Edward Elgar’s Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84, live a few days ago in England, Nash Ensemble :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00013x3 ( " Embers of War " program )

Been way too long since my last hearing ; wow.Recommended.