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by moldyoldie
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Comparing orchestras' financial health:impossible!
Replies: 19
Views: 1560

Re: Comparing orchestras' financial health:impossible!

As one can read on Page 35 of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's latest annual report, "contributed" revenue makes up the great bulk of operating revenue. I'm guessing the orchestra's well-publicized financial difficulties made for a surge in contributions, nearly doubling the amount from just three y...
by moldyoldie
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 487204

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

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M7JG3YJ2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg I "like" the Bruckner No. 7 as much as anyone, but don't "love" it as much as others...nor as much as I love other Bruckner. My Klemperer and Chailly recordings are quite fine and somewhat divergent; I also have Furtwängler (incred...
by moldyoldie
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 331054

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Chalkperson wrote:That's my photo on the sleeve...
No kidding? :D Great work! Which came first, the album title or the photo?
Chalkperson wrote:...in fact that's my leather jacket... :lol:
GET OUT! :o :lol:
by moldyoldie
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Interview with Lorin Maazel / League of American Orchestras
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Interview with Lorin Maazel / League of American Orchestras

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by moldyoldie
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brandenburg Concertos on modern instruments.
Replies: 35
Views: 3777

Re: Brandenburg Concertos on modern instruments.

Both are recorded in warm and vivid analog with the English Chamber Orchestra: The comparatively slow and stately Benjamin Britten on London/Decca from the '60s and the livelier Raymond Leppard on Philips from the '70s.
by moldyoldie
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 331054

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61660BQ980L._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514ovTmZYGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Currently marketed in a somewhat economical 2-for-1 package... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SK8AOdzWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg David Gilmour -David Gilmour COL...
by moldyoldie
Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Casino Royale [2006]
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Casino Royale [2006]

Re: Casino Royale

I can't ever remember not just enjoying, but truly "appreciating" a Bond (James Bond) film as much. :D Did you notice after that incredible foot chase, he wasn't even breathing hard?! :lol:
by moldyoldie
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NCAA basketball - March Madness - Contest ready
Replies: 119
Views: 3562

Re: NCAA basketball - March Madness - Contest ready

Okay, who has my MSU Spartans advancing to the Elite Eight. :mrgreen: With Lucas's Achilles, Roe and his meniscus, and Allen with his arch; WE may end up being the underdogs against Northern Iowa! Congrats to Cornell, as well as St. Mary's and the 11th seeded Washington Huskies. This is a great tou...
by moldyoldie
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine's Orchestral Recordings - What To Collect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1515

Re: Levine's Orchestral Recordings - What To Collect?

I do admire Levine's "no fear" approach to much of the Late Romantic and Modern repertoire and agree that he's a marvelous Mahlerian, at least from those recordings I've heard. To the list above, I'd like to add his Mahler No. 5 with the Philadelphia and No. 7 with the Chicago, both of which are per...
by moldyoldie
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

From... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H7ANY2S4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Leonard Bernstein, cond. DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON I've come to really love this expansive and expressive (often outré) rendition of the popular Fifth. I can't say as I'm craz...
by moldyoldie
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Our society thrives on embarrassing others It’s time to stop
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Our society thrives on embarrassing others It’s time to stop

Saul, I'm bookmarking this thread...thank you. There's much I can say on this topic from personal experience; I've been both a victim and unwitting perpetrator. I've also been witness to some dreadfully callous backstabbing, which is not your topic, but can ultimately be as embarrassing to the victi...
by moldyoldie
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NCAA basketball - March Madness - Contest ready
Replies: 119
Views: 3562

Re: NCAA basketball - March Madness - Contest ready

Okay, who has my MSU Spartans advancing to the Elite Eight. :mrgreen: With Lucas's Achilles, Roe and his meniscus, and Allen with his arch; WE may end up being the underdogs against Northern Iowa! Congrats to Cornell, as well as St. Mary's and the 11th seeded Washington Huskies. This is a great tour...
by moldyoldie
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/314W9YKSB9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg Brahms: Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38; Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99 Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, piano RCA (Musical Heritage Society) Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax give technically proficient ...
by moldyoldie
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Quantity vs. Quality
Replies: 16
Views: 1414

Re: Quantity vs. Quality

Nowadays, so MUCH is available: I just don't get the point of all these mediocre releases of repertoire that's already available in better performances. As with cable channels, fantasy novels, and practically anything else; it's yet another instance of Sturgeon's Law : 90% of everything is crap . B...
by moldyoldie
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Recording is a bit resonant for this, but vivid and spacious in the Chandos manner. I think I like these by the Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band a tad better. Still, fun stuff!
by moldyoldie
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Dear Will Smith, Go **** yourself. -G
Replies: 17
Views: 3066

Re: Dear Will Smith, Go **** yourself. -G

Thank you, David. :D Sibelius would've approved :wink:...I think. :?
by moldyoldie
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31K4JQR318L._SL500_AA180_.jpg Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 * Nielsen: Pan and Syrinx; Symphony No. 4 "The Inextinguishable" Philharmonia Orchestra* City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Simon Rattle, cond. EMI The young Simon Rattle of pre-knighthood was seemingly ...
by moldyoldie
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Classical music as a symbol of bourgeoisie in cinema
Replies: 7
Views: 2091

Re: Classical music as a symbol of bourgeoisie in cinema

A thing that I find kind of disturbing is the way to use classical music as a mean of depicting a bourgeois family. Two examples are nothing more than two examples, not a trend. Emphatically agreed. More obvious to me was how at one time the guy with lighter hair and complexion was seemingly "alway...
by moldyoldie
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Dear Will Smith, Go **** yourself. -G
Replies: 17
Views: 3066

Re: Dear Will Smith, Go **** yourself. -G

Just curious: Why are multiple stage adaptations of Hamlet and The Glass Menagerie , or interpretations of Beethoven's Ninth and Don Giovanni , such noble endeavors while remaking favorite old movies rates a big "Go f**k yourself" ? I think it's quite simple. It's the same reason that museums don't...
by moldyoldie
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The best all around actors/actresses.
Replies: 6
Views: 3577

Re: The best all around actors/actresses.

• Joseph Cotten I'm not patient enough this morning to make such a list, but Lance echoes my gut reaction to the thread's subject; i.e., I've never seen Joseph Cotten play a bad role, or perhaps more accurately, play a role badly. His mere presence in a film compels me to watch. I'm not sure I can ...
by moldyoldie
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich 4
Replies: 64
Views: 4855

Re: Shostakovich 4

Chalkperson wrote:...i'll give you your money back if you don't enjoy it...
'Tis a deal! :wink:
by moldyoldie
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich 4
Replies: 64
Views: 4855

Re: Shostakovich 4

...if you are interested in Shostakovich then you must see this Documentary, it's exceptional... http://www.amazon.com/Shostakovich-Against-Stalin-Valery-Gergiev/dp/B000BLBZM0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1268690579&sr=1-1 That's been on my shopping list since forever, but the Amazon description sa...
by moldyoldie
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How are YOU celebrating Telemann's Birthday?
Replies: 22
Views: 1428

Re: How are YOU celebrating Telemann's Birthday?

How are YOU celebrating Telemann's Birthday?
By playing some Corelli. :mrgreen:
by moldyoldie
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Re: Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich

Yes Boss, I meant 1989, a slip of the fingers... :oops: And, you know what, Boss, I forgot he was on that Arvo Part disc with Kremer, sorry, Boss, please don't make me spend a night in the Box... :wink: Okay. As is tradition, whenever anyone crosses the 12,000 post mark, we release one transgressor...
by moldyoldie
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chalkie passes 12,000 posts!
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: Chalkie passes 12,000 posts!

Happy 12,000th, Chalkie...and many, many more! :)
by moldyoldie
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Re: Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich

He went thru a brief phase around 1999 where he recorded Classical Music, Handel's Flute Sonatas and Keyboard Suites, Bach's Flute and Gamba Sonatas, The French Suites, The WTC (Book 1 on Piano and Book 2 on Harpsichord), Goldberg Variations, and, lastly, Shosty's Preludes and Fugues...all are wort...
by moldyoldie
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Re: Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich

Jarrett's Shostakovich 24 Preludes & Fugues on ECM was actually released in '92...to much well-deserved critical ballyhoo, as I recall.
by moldyoldie
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What ever happened to men's hats?
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: What ever happened to men's hats?

jbuck919 wrote:They went out of fashion in the 60s when JFK refused to wear one.
I've asked the question often, but never got a definitely reply. Now I know! :D

I grew up in the '60s and all us prepubescent young gentlemen wore hats to church as part of our Sunday best.
by moldyoldie
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Re: Keith Jarrett plays Shostakovich

Love it! :D
by moldyoldie
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I listened to the First and to the Ninth symphony. On the strength of listening to both of them on one occasion only I must say that I loved the First and found the Ninth hugely disappointing. When it was finished I listened to the Bohm/BPO version as a release. I will revist Brüggen's Ninth but I ...
by moldyoldie
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XP4P320CL._SL500_AA240_.jpg Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 (A London Symphony); Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis London Philharmonic Orchestra Bernard Haitink, cond. EMI Coming to Bernard Haitink's late '80s rendition of Ralph Vaughan Williams' circa WW...
by moldyoldie
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich 4
Replies: 64
Views: 4855

Re: Shostakovich 4

slofstra wrote: Am I correct in thinking that the Haitink/LPO/CO cycle was one of the first complete cycles?
Haitink's might have been the first complete cycle recorded and released in the West. I believe Kondrashin's cycle preceded Haitink's, though I can't swear to it.
by moldyoldie
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich 4
Replies: 64
Views: 4855

Re: Shostakovich 4

An exhilarating, lacerating, and sardonic Shostakovich No. 4 with most jagged edges still intact is that of Neeme Järvi and the Scottish National Orchestra on Chandos. It's not the CSO, but still.... :!:
by moldyoldie
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Digest...kaput?
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: Classical Digest...kaput?

For everyone who cares, it's back...finally! :)
by moldyoldie
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Dear Will Smith, Go **** yourself. -G
Replies: 17
Views: 3066

Re: Dear Will Smith, Go **** yourself. -G

Just curious: Why are multiple stage adaptations of Hamlet and The Glass Menagerie , or interpretations of Beethoven's Ninth and Don Giovanni , such noble endeavors while remaking favorite old movies rates a big "Go f**k yourself" ? FWIW, I enjoyed all three film adaptations of Mutiny on the Bounty .
by moldyoldie
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's your opinion of the classical CD market?
Replies: 39
Views: 3451

Re: What's your opinion of the classical CD market?

I find browsing and sampling at Amazon to be as easy and pleasurable as at any bricks & mortar. The selection of new and used CDs (and other media) is unsurpassed, no matter the genre.
by moldyoldie
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TwMMLls5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg Daugherty: Fire & Blood; MotorCity Triptych; Raise the Roof Detroit Symphony Orchestra Neeme Järvi, cond. NAXOS Michael Daugherty; he of the Metropolis Symphony , UFO , Philadelphia Stories , and myriad other works inspired by mode...
by moldyoldie
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417XDAECQ1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg Bizet: Carmen Suites 1 & 2; L'Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2 Orchestre de Paris Semyon Bychkov, cond. PHILIPS Bychkov seems to have run hot and cold in Paris. Though nice enough, I'd place this closer to zero on the Celsius scale -- fine ...
by moldyoldie
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 487204

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

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417m3oYiiDL._SL500_AA240_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CC65ZEV3L._SL500_AA240_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N3GDT6RML._SL500_AA240_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P3ZRSP9PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg Tchaikovsky's Suites and ot...
by moldyoldie
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

From...
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, cond.
WARNER CLASSICS (f. TELDEC)


Heavy, heavy cream, bay-bee! Definitely not for the HIPsters.
by moldyoldie
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CDs I've Recently Taken Out From My Library
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: CDs I've Recently Taken Out From My Library

http://mp3.about.com/od/digitalmusicfaq/f/CDripping_legal.htm Under US copyright law, if you convert (rip) an original CD that you own to digital files, then this qualifies as 'Fair Use'. As long as you use it for your own personal use and don't distribute the copyrighted material to others, then y...
by moldyoldie
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Speaking of "Citizen Kane"
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: Speaking of "Citizen Kane"

I seem to recall that his servant (Paul Stewart} overheard him say "Rosebud" as his final word and then Kane expired. I could be wrong, of course. The question is, Lance, where you fall on the question over whether "Rosebud" is a goof (there was, apparently, no one in the room to hear him say it). ...
by moldyoldie
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Y8V71TTSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg Schubert: Fantasia for piano in C major ("Wanderer") Schumann: Fantasy for piano in C major Maurizio Pollini, piano DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON What a beautiful finale to the Schumann! A very fine alternative to Richter's, my personal favo...
by moldyoldie
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The music of Robert Schumann
Replies: 81
Views: 3057

Re: The music of Robert Schumann

jbuck919 wrote:I hope no one has been intimidated into feeling he has to apologize for loving Schumann....
Good, 'cuz I've come to love Schumann :), particularly the symphonies and chamber works including solo piano, not so much the concertos. I'm not going to get into a ranking game, however.
by moldyoldie
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Whatever Happened To The English Chamber Orchestra?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Whatever Happened To The English Chamber Orchestra?

They comprise two-thirds of my Brandenburgs (Britten and Leppard) and my entire Water Music (Leppard). :D Actually, they make a sizable footprint in my collection in a diverse array of repertoire; conductors include: Salvatore Accardo Benjamin Britten Steuart Bedford Benjamin Britten Jeffrey Tate Ra...
by moldyoldie
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which conductor made recordings with the MOST ORCHESTRAS?
Replies: 28
Views: 1495

Re: Which conductor made recordings with the MOST ORCHESTRAS?

I have no clue how many orchestras Zubin Mehta has conducted, but over the years and in different countries, I have heard him with many. Perhaps, but we're talking about recordings. :wink: Though I'm sure there are others, I only know of his recordings from Los Angeles, New York, London, Vienna, It...
by moldyoldie
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which conductor made recordings with the MOST ORCHESTRAS?
Replies: 28
Views: 1495

Re: Which conductor made recordings with the MOST ORCHESTRAS?

NEEME JARVI is gaining on 'em and is still active: Either he or the aforementioned Dorati would've been my educated guess; the former a seeming phenomenon of the CD age, the latter of the audiophile stereo LP. It's interesting that both spent time in Detroit...not that there's anything wrong with t...
by moldyoldie
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2365148

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

The Franck [Monteux/Chicago] is still, by a distance, the finest performance there is. I agree. I only own a few recordings of this work (Dutoit, Munch, this one) - partly because I've never felt the need to look further than this recording. What a great combination of orchestra & conductor Monteux...
by moldyoldie
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Drawing the line. How many versions?
Replies: 37
Views: 2446

Re: Drawing the line. How many versions?

Lance, just curious -- to whom or what is this fine collection bequeathed? (generally speaking) We're all gonna go sometime. I'm thinking my relatively modest collection may ultimately be my most valuable possession. :!: Will you leave it to your heirs to figure out? Will the collection be distribut...
by moldyoldie
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Live or Memorex?
Replies: 40
Views: 2294

Re: Live or Memorex?

Can't beat live, but only if you're there. :wink: