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by Novitiate
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FAVOURITE PIANISTS
Replies: 39
Views: 3314

Re: FAVOURITE PIANISTS

Nobody, including me, mentioned pianist JOHN BROWNING . I have many of his recordings and he was the consummate pianist and artist. I prepared his piano on a couple of occasions and found him to be a genuinely interesting man and musician. MSR Records has issued live performances fairly recently. H...
by Novitiate
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Manner & Gestures on the Podium
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: Manner & Gestures on the Podium

Carlos Kleiber - the pure joy in his face :D.
by Novitiate
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Say Fazil, pianist
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Re: Say Fazil, pianist

If you discover a disc that emulates his playing of works seen on YouTube, such as the Turkish March - that's the one I'm interested in. Some of his discs are VERY pricey. One has to be careful here. You mention concertos ... I wonder if they are done in the "traditional" manner, i.e., with his jaz...
by Novitiate
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: MASSIVE SALE AT PLAY.COM (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 3646

Re: MASSIVE SALE AT PLAY.COM (UK)

Thanks for the heads up, hangos. Unfortunately, I was too late for the Furtwangler Tristan , which I've had my eye on for some time now, but got a few good deals nonetheless. Other good ones for £2.99 as well: Florestan Trio's Schumann Mravinsky's Tchaik 4-6 Mackerras's Kata Kabanova Sir Colin's Lon...
by Novitiate
Tue May 08, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LAST CHANCE TO BUY TOKYO'S BARTOK QUARTETS???????!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1747

The Tokyo set is certainly a great one.

It is even cheaper at uk amazon (12 quid!):

link
I think you might even get VAT off if ordering from outside the EU (not absolutely sure about this though).

Good stuff :D .
by Novitiate
Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Aussie on Why They Hate Us
Replies: 27
Views: 12259

Re: John Pilger

What must be understood here is that Australia is heading toward Federal elections. The Labor Party has been out of office for a long time. It is not only America and George Bush the Laborites here hate, it is mostly our Prime Minister, Mr. Howard. And let us not forget, to the Australian INTELLIGE...
by Novitiate
Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Literature Quiz: Famous opening lines
Replies: 8
Views: 6726

7. Eugenides, Middlesex (I'm pretty sure anyway)

Gravity's Rainbow not all that famous? jbuck, you've got to be kidding! :D It's Pynchon's best and definitely in the running for 'great American novel.' Actually, even I recognised that line and I have an abysmal memory :lol: .
by Novitiate
Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Will we ever see "sponsored" classical concerts?
Replies: 10
Views: 7363

There is already heavy corporate sponsorship. We pay to have our company name listed at Houston Grand Opera events, for example. Just look at any symphony or opera program and you will see sponsors all over it. Ah, that's not the track I was talking about. I'm talking about blatant product placemen...
by Novitiate
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Do you collect classical music DVDs as well?
Replies: 27
Views: 17690

DVDs are superior to CDs in most respects, and I intend to substantially escalate my purchase of DVDs (being limited only by the lack of new DVD releases). Brahms, is the sound quality the same on DVD as on CD? DVD is better...provided your speakers are actually good enough to translate the differe...
by Novitiate
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Apolitical (hopefully): your ideal vacation spot?
Replies: 29
Views: 12643

piston wrote:Sydney: and the nice beaches (and accompanying sirens) are only a bus ride away!
Food's great in Sydney ...
by Novitiate
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Do you collect classical music DVDs as well?
Replies: 27
Views: 17690

Brahms wrote:DVDs are superior to CDs in most respects, and I intend to substantially escalate my purchase of DVDs (being limited only by the lack of new DVD releases).
Brahms, is the sound quality the same on DVD as on CD?
by Novitiate
Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?
Replies: 84
Views: 40325

Re: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?

Often because they're unsure of their own. That's a common explanation and there may be something to it It's one of those rhetorical comebacks, like shouting 'bigot' at someone who doesn't fall over for the radical gay political agenda. It's sole purpose is to silence opponents and render the gay a...
by Novitiate
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?
Replies: 84
Views: 40325

Re: the 'what is natural' question. This story's from a few months back but it still cracks me up, especially the pentecostal priest in the last paragraph :lol: http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200610/s1775806.htm Gay animals 'come out' in Oslo exhibition Breaking what is taboo for some, the Osl...
by Novitiate
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?
Replies: 84
Views: 40325

Re: Homosexuality corrupting children, or religion?

If you ask me, or any other liberal human rights loving person, you'll hear that homosexuality doesn't harm anyone. Honestly, what harm comes from people you don't even know loving each other? I wouldn't want my kids seeing it at an impressionable age, because I'd like them to be normal, heterosexu...
by Novitiate
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Help me through the wilderness
Replies: 11
Views: 4841

Hello Aleks. I'm in a similar situation in that I've only recently started caring about different recordings and artists. I find doing a search on these boards can be really useful to get an idea of what's out there. Obviously, tastes differ and there will usually be recommendations for and against ...
by Novitiate
Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Shostakivich Picks!
Replies: 18
Views: 6472

Now that is just superb, definitely a no-brainer. Brilliant classics releases superb sets i find, though they are sold at ridiculously expensive prices here in Kuala Lumpur. What a pity. :? Hautbois, I don't know how much they're selling the set for in KL. But you can get the set for 49.99 euros fr...
by Novitiate
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 6241

I'm not sure which performance you were listening to, but the last movement of the appassionata is most definitely one of the most aggressive moments in all of Beethoven piano music. It's pure rage, and that's how it should be played... Hmm, that's probably more me than the performer - I'd hate to ...
by Novitiate
Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 6241

James Pierce Beethoven wrote 32 of these piano Sonatas. The Moonlight is No. 14, and it's one of the best. I can only recommend that you get some more. These are works mostly of the very highest quality in the whole of classical music history. The ones I'd recommend are below: (I give the name too ...
by Novitiate
Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What happened to Good Music Guide?
Replies: 25
Views: 13448

You and me both. Can't access GMG either :( . I think the site must be down - that, or a spate of blackballing.
by Novitiate
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mozart's Last
Replies: 26
Views: 7876

Jupiter --- the fugue-finale is the clincher . . . . . . . Agreed - my favourite part too. Although I have to say that I've a nostalgic regard for #40 ever since playing an arrangement of it on a hotch-potch of percussion instruments in 6th grade music class (enterprising music teacher!). A travest...
by Novitiate
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Brahms real talent...
Replies: 177
Views: 33060

Just a quick follow-up on Brahms elegant Ops 116-119 piano pieces. I read somewhere that Brahms kept these fairly short so that Clara Schumann (who by then was quite advanced in years) would be able to play them without taxing her strength too much, and provide feedback to Brahms. I'm sure she woul...
by Novitiate
Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Student and Youth Symphony Orchestras
Replies: 19
Views: 6060

We don't have a local youth orchestra (that I know of anyway) and I'm basing my comments most scientifically :wink: on all of the TWO youth performances I've attended in the past year. But in your experience, do you find that these groups are more willing to perform a less standard repertoire? The t...
by Novitiate
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Interesting ... CMG's "lurkers"
Replies: 55
Views: 11637

As a follow-up on the LURKER subject, members can see how many VIEWS a subject gets versus the number of responses. In most cases, I think a 10% return of the number of views is decent. Some subjects garner far more than this. Personally, I'd like to see 20-25% of the VIEWS showing as responses or ...
by Novitiate
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Gergiev Winds Up Awesome Shostakovich Cycle
Replies: 9
Views: 5781

Teehee, have I outed myself as a closet bombast?

I haven't been around a lot (musical circles and discussions, that is), but it seems that people tend not to talk about the 9th as much as the others. I'd certainly like to hear some more of Shostakovich live.
by Novitiate
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: To Nap or Not to Nap
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

I'm going to make an admission to you, and please don't write to the Deaprtment of Defense to report me. I've been so stressed out this semester that I've been lying on the floor of my classroom during my planning periods taking cat-naps. I always lock the door from the inside, but once I was disco...
by Novitiate
Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Gergiev Winds Up Awesome Shostakovich Cycle
Replies: 9
Views: 5781

Wow! I'm envious, Ralph. I heard Gergiev and the Kirov's 'Babi Yar' on the radio during the Proms earlier this year and it knocked my socks off. I can't remember who the soloist was but the performance was so powerful even on my rickety old wireless :wink: Must've been awesome live. I did manage to ...
by Novitiate
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Interesting ... CMG's "lurkers"
Replies: 55
Views: 11637

Nav welcome, post freely Lance I knew we had hundreds of lurkers, as ususally at any given time there are 2-5 on line members and 5-20 "guests". I do not think we have any "cliques' here. Which can be a putoff for any new potential members willingness to jump in. For those who think they may not ha...
by Novitiate
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Help me explore Mozart
Replies: 41
Views: 6776

Hello keaggy - I'm also quite new to Mozart. In the past, I'd been more impressed by big and dramatic and had been quick to set Mozart aside (more fool me :D ). But now, a decade or two past an angst-filled self-absorbed youth, I think I can appreciate music that isn't necessarily ranting at the wor...
by Novitiate
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Interesting ... CMG's "lurkers"
Replies: 55
Views: 11637

Gosh! If I had known all it took to flush the timid from the underbrush was a petition like Lance's, I most certainly would have done it once a month and twice in February. Welcome to the boards, Novitiate. Don't be shy. You don't have to know 3/4 time from which key has 6 sharps to participate. Al...
by Novitiate
Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Interesting ... CMG's "lurkers"
Replies: 55
Views: 11637

Ok then, I'm convinced. Out of the woodwork. I've 'lurked' for some time now and have enjoyed dipping into your archives for general information and specific recommendations. I'm afraid I'm not very knowledgeable, having only recently gotten into classical music seriously. But maybe every board need...