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by Rach3
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms' Horn Trio,Op.40 redux
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Brahms' Horn Trio,Op.40 redux

I am a fan of the Brahms Horn Trio ( Brahms may be my fav composer, depending on the day ) , my recording the Decca lp with young Perlman and young Ashkenazy joined by Tuckwell, but here is a performance I just heard I think I like better, by the Nash Ensemble, a group I also respect : https://www.y...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Novel by Pianist Stephen Hough
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Novel by Pianist Stephen Hough

Hough first came to my notice, and I think many others', with his recording of two Hummel piano concertos on Chandos. It's a winner, and so is the music. I've had that one since it was first issued, and I agree with you. You can hear premonitions of Chopin very clearly in the music, which I play at...
by Rach3
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Novel by Pianist Stephen Hough
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Novel by Pianist Stephen Hough

He's a painter as well, and if I recall correctly, a gardener and chef. Of his cd's I have, I can recommend " My Favorite Things" encore pieces, his cd of York Bowen's solo piano music, his Mompou cd, and his cd of the Emil Von Sauer PC # 1 ( paired with Schwarenka's PC #4, # 4 music I dont care for...
by Rach3
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Zimmermann/Zacharais 1999 live LvB Sonatas
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Zimmermann/Zacharais 1999 live LvB Sonatas

Sorry, as was listening just now, the Sonatas are Nos. 1,2,5,8,9, not 7,8,9.
by Rach3
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Zimmermann/Zacharais 1999 live LvB Sonatas
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Zimmermann/Zacharais 1999 live LvB Sonatas

FWW ,may have no interest,but here a 1999 Brussels live LvB Violin Sonatas 8,9,10 with Peter Zimmermann and Christian Zacharais:

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2408457

The Radio Belgium Francaise site is bit of a nuisance to sign on initially, but the ticket price is great !
by Rach3
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fischer-Dieskau,Brendel,1984 live "Winterreise"
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Fischer-Dieskau,Brendel,1984 live "Winterreise"

Fischer-Dieskau , Brendel , Schubert’s “Winterreise “, D.911, Concertgebouw live June 29, 1984 , just started listening now :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/4773 ... er-dieskau
by Rach3
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Lyric Opera Musicians Walk Out as Season Opens
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Chicago Lyric Opera Musicians Walk Out as Season Opens

FWW, if many current opera lovers acquired their taste for the genre from their parents, it would appear part of the problem may be that generation of parents has gone and not been replaced in sufficient numbers to generate sufficient new fans.Other sources of the acquired taste, eg.Classical radio,...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nikolai Tokarev, superb Russian pianist!
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Nikolai Tokarev, superb Russian pianist!

Lance wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:06 pm
I wonder what you think of another Russian pianist: Denis Matsuev.

I'm reminded of Moriz Rosenthal's alleged comment after hearing a Horowitz Tchaikovsky 1st PC:
" He is an Octavian, but not Caesar ."
by Rach3
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lesser heard "Paganini Variations"
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Lesser heard "Paganini Variations"

Thanks,Ricordanza. I think you'll like the Hambourg as well, completely different than Hamelin's treatment.
by Rach3
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lesser heard "Paganini Variations"
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Lesser heard "Paganini Variations"

Just for fun, a few at a time, all solo piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajX4WcoomQQ ( Rosenblatt ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qez9Oq97A_Y ( Hambourg ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzLNAtUZR8Y (Berkovich ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZCKphY-P2o ( Hamelin ) https://www.youtube.com/...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does CMG have thoughts on Carlos Chavez?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Does CMG have thoughts on Carlos Chavez?

Enjoying this am Chavez' Piano Concerto, my recording with Osario as pianist, now also at YT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efahrHI1CUo&t=95s
by Rach3
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nikolai Tokarev, superb Russian pianist!
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Nikolai Tokarev, superb Russian pianist!

Live video , Moscow,2015 , 3 brief Cimarosa sonatas ; Chopin mazurkas ( Op.17,Nos.3,4; Op.33,No.4 ) ; Rachmaninoff ,The Prelude) ; Liszt , “Campanella “ . YT autoplay :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtBxuHD ... TjMnLUYPQi
by Rach3
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Melodiya's Rachmaninoff Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Melodiya's Rachmaninoff Edition

Perhaps of little relevance, but I believe it was reported that Vladimir Horowitz insisted on Ormandy conducting the NYPO on the TV broadcast of the Rach 3 in NYC they did ca. 1976 ?
by Rach3
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85

Montserrat Caballe’s 1971 debut in the Netherlands broadcast. I’ll defer to opera experts here : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/3682-zaterdagmatinee-montserrat-caballe-debuut-in-nederland Donizetti, Gaetano Roberto Devereux ; Ouverture Donizetti, Gaetano Roberto Devereux ; Akte III - recitatief ...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.

I'll defer to the opera experts here. In the early 90's I did see live a performance at the Santa Fe Opera, which I greatly enjoyed, despite sitting with our raincoats on, a glass of warming cabernet in hand, as rain came down thru the open -air roof.At the end of the card scene Act , the heroine th...
by Rach3
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos

Rautavaara instrumental sampler I can recommend, if interested :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG6oDkxoCbs ( Piano Sonata # 1 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCddVswZQLI ( Violin Concerto )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFIGoB7rK70 (Piano Concerto # 1 ; # 5 not at YT unfortunately)
by Rach3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Aaron Pilsan
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Pianist Aaron Pilsan

More from Enescu: Samples, if interested, from my Naxos cd by Romanian pianist Matei Varga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGKyFyX6ndo ( 3rd mov.,Piano Sonata #1 , Op.24 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqUFFdTC0DQ (Final mov. , 3rd Piano Suite,Op.18 ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXvmRAC1-S0 (...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos

I have recordings of Rautavaara's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5 , his Violin Concerto, and some of his solo piano music, all of which I enjoy greatly. Have no recordings of Vasks, who seems equally prolific.
by Rach3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Aaron Pilsan
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Pianist Aaron Pilsan

The Enescu was a bit longish, I did not warm to it much, but probably needs re-hearings to be fair. The D.958 here certainly not over-wrought . As is often the case, enjoyed the Enescu more on second hearing, although it will not be a frequent future listen. Was also more impressed with Pilsan’s ch...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Aaron Pilsan
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Pianist Aaron Pilsan

Pilsan is a 23-year old Austrian pianist, student of Lars Vogt . I’ve had mixed reactions to his playing before, but was attracted by the Enescu work I’d not heard. The Enescu was a bit longish, I did not warm to it much, but probably needs re-hearings to be fair. The D.958 here certainly not over-w...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos

I believe my first hearings today ; very impressive, will need re-hearings: Pēteris Vasks (b.1946) Distant Light ( Violin Concerto ) Vadim Gluzman (Violin), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (Conductor) Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) Cello Concerto No. 1, Op 41 Raimo Sariola (Cello), ...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lev Oborin
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Pianist Lev Oborin

A couple more Oborin worth hearing, I think, despite the sound:


http://tinyurl.com/y83p4vaa (Mozart PC # 17,50's I assume, in Moscow with Alexander Gauk )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ct8iXaizNo (Chopin " Berceuse ",1927 ?! Warsaw live )
by Rach3
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lev Oborin
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Pianist Lev Oborin

I have not heard much of his playing, but will try to hear more now after listening to these gems.VERY few recordings at Amazon-US. Brahms, Op.119, especially Nos.1,3, recording Moscow, 1953 per the YT poster : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDHXjbD3s1g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CzPHPNKFfo C...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano music of Radames Gnattali (1906-1988)
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Piano music of Radames Gnattali (1906-1988)

You may ( or may not ) wish to start with his 1947 Piano Sonata No.1 , Luis Rabello, pianist, an Acari cd released in 2012: https://tinyurl.com/y7b7c77o ( YT autoplay ) Short bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radamés_Gnattali Not all this music appeals to me, but some works , like the Sonata , and ...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For pianophiles - Vikingur Olafsson recital
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: For pianophiles - Vikingur Olafsson recital

An interesting pair:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsgIdLV3q7s (Philip Glass , Piano Etudes, No.5 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ62EgXw9yk ( Bill Evans, “ Peace Piece “ )
by Rach3
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of Paul Ben Haim
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Music of Paul Ben Haim

absinthe wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:25 pm
The Pastorale is a work I sometimes turn to for something restful. If it reappeared on a modern recording I'd buy it.

Thanks. Here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rew4fGEk5KM
by Rach3
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Foulds' Piano Concerto
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: John Foulds' Piano Concerto

Thank you, absinthe,for the info.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conductor's " pieces of a lifetime "
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Conductor's " pieces of a lifetime "

Bit silly , of course, and they would need to take an orchestra with them, but nonetheless some interesting reading, perhaps:

https://www.wqxr.org/story/11-conductor ... s-lifetime
by Rach3
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For pianophiles - Vikingur Olafsson recital
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: For pianophiles - Vikingur Olafsson recital

FWW, Olafsson's Glass Etudes ( not complete ) DGG cd is here , just listening now, attractive so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEIaqYF ... EdnG9vG-II
by Rach3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For pianophiles - Vikingur Olafsson recital
Replies: 3
Views: 249

For pianophiles - Vikingur Olafsson recital

34-year old Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson ( new to me ) plays Bach ( on modern concert grand ) live and without a break : https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/m0000hp6 Partita No 6 in E minor BWV 830 Adagio from Organ Sonata No 4 in E minor BWV 528 (arr Stradal) Invention No 15 in B minor BWV 786 ...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anne Queffelec Mozart recital
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Anne Queffelec Mozart recital

Good heavens, why would anyone make a big deal out of these pieces, which any reasonably talented schoolchild pianist could play adequately? Why would anybody perform Mozart juvenilia in the first place? I had never heard K.1-K.3, thought they might be interesting to some here who also had not hear...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anne Queffelec Mozart recital
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Anne Queffelec Mozart recital

A pianist I follow, a recital worth hearing. Mozart at 6 , and older , with commentary after K.333 by the pianist. https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/m0000hcs MOZART Minuet in G major, K.1 Minuet in F major, K.2 Allegro in B flat major, K.3 Piano Sonata No.13 in B-flat major, K.333 Piano Sonata No.11 ...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Herbert Howells' Piano Quartet
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Herbert Howells' Piano Quartet

FWW, the Howells works on the cd sound largely nothing like Delius.I dont care for Delius.
by Rach3
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grieg's Cello Sonata
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Grieg's Cello Sonata

Per the Naxos liner notes , Grieg, in one of his last public appearances, played the Cello Sonatain 1906 with then 30-year old Pablo Casals. To have been in that audience !
by Rach3
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grieg's Cello Sonata
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Grieg's Cello Sonata

Re-heard ; good deal at Amazon on the Naxos cd pairing the Cello Sonata and Piano Sonata ( Idiscovered I did not have a recording of the piano ) with pianist Havard Gimse ,whose playing I respect from other recordings , cellist Oystein Birkeland not known to me but I'll trust Gimse's choice of part...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grand opera in America - no future?
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Grand opera in America - no future?

But then this is New York, not London or Berlin or Vienna or Paris or Moscow or... Correct, the problem is not opera per se , but rather the failure to sufficiently value, and teach about, all the arts in a USA that views art appreciation,education, and support as antithetical to egalitarian " prin...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Herbert Howells' Piano Quartet
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Herbert Howells' Piano Quartet

My cd now here ; not to be missed, IMHO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lii4TQ ... BJrucltqOa
by Rach3
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Malcuzynski / Wislocki 1960 Brahms 1st PC
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Malcuzynski / Wislocki 1960 Brahms 1st PC

Had not heard my cd for awhile ; glad I returned !! Here if you have not ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE1IAaW ... 112E276B12
by Rach3
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lisiecki live Grieg PC
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Lisiecki live Grieg PC

Jan Lisiecki brings his own freshness to the Grieg concerto , a 2017 performance with the German Symphony Orchestra (? ) in Berlin , 2017 , under Cristian Macelaru, next time you're in the mood for the Grieg. You will have to navigate Radio Belgium Francaise's site, a process where I have decided pr...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Foulds' Piano Concerto
Replies: 4
Views: 469

John Foulds' Piano Concerto

From A BBC review of pianist Peter Donohoe's 2006 Warner Classics cd of the concerto : "John Foulds? British composer, son of a bassoonist in the Hallé Orchestra, born in Manchester in 1880...and he died suddenly less than 60 years later in Calcutta, where he was in charge of music on an Indian radi...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3934
Views: 508494

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Karen Walwyn's "Reflections on 9/11 " Albany cd posted about here earlier.
The Naxos cd pairing the Grieg Piano Sonata and Grieg Cello Sonata posted about here earlier.
The Naxos cd pairing the Walton Viola Concerto and his 2nd Symphony.
by Rach3
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glenn Gould as a hologram
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Glenn Gould as a hologram

The Gods take early those they love. Not sure I’d risk angering the Gods ?
by Rach3
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Szeryng live Brahms VC
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Szeryng live Brahms VC

May be worth the hassle of navigating the Radio Belgium site. Henryk Szeryng, Brahms Violin Concerto, live in Vienna, 1967, with Bavarian Radio Orchestra under Raphael Kubelik. I'll defer to the violin experts here, but seemingly spotless technique, intonation; warm sound even over Internet ; vigoro...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grieg's Cello Sonata
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Grieg's Cello Sonata

Re-heard ; good deal at Amazon on the Naxos cd pairing the Cello Sonata and Piano Sonata ( Idiscovered I did not have a recording of the piano ) with pianist Havard Gimse ,whose playing I respect from other recordings , cellist Oystein Birkeland not known to me but I'll trust Gimse's choice of partn...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ivan Bessonov
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Ivan Bessonov

Finally here, some wonderful Mazurka and Scriabin playing period, and for a 14-year old ! The last Scriabin had a few left-hand misses, but ... LvB’s “ Pathetique” first mov. and Chopin’s Op.33,# 4 Mazurka : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNkRy3jw6OU Chopin’s Op.66 Fantasy , 5 of Scriabin's Op.11 P...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grieg's Cello Sonata
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Grieg's Cello Sonata

While I am familiar with his Violin Sonata # 3 and Piano Sonata, this may have been my first hearing of his passionate Cello Sonata, to which I will return for re-hearings:


https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/4777 ... et-recital
by Rach3
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antoine Reicha ( 1770-1836) , 36 Fugues for Piano
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Antoine Reicha ( 1770-1836) , 36 Fugues for Piano

More Reicha, fww. The slow mov. of Reicha’s 1st Piano Sonata: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYsU5ujjJJk&index=2&list=PLXulK-iVbj6rz5Rp1CNwMejwprXIKSBZQ The final mov. from the 2nd Piano Sonata : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzXJJjP30i0&index=6&list=PLXulK-iVbj6rz5Rp1CNwMejwprXIKSBZQ The slow mo...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ivan Bessonov
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Ivan Bessonov

I have confirmed the last 2 pieces on the age 15 2017 YT are Vladimir Zavgorodniy ’s “Elegy” and Bessonov’s own “ Slavic Dance."