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by rasputin
Fri May 18, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review: Znaider & Bronfman: Brahms Violin Sonatas
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

On the DFO discography is named a second version of the second,also live with Richter, August/72, But on LP, not on CD. So your'right. Whorty of mention is the third by Igor. IMO a splendid version. About Vladimir and Nathan, what a pity they didn't recorded any more, or some trio with their old fri...
by rasputin
Fri May 18, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review: Znaider & Bronfman: Brahms Violin Sonatas
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Lance: how could you omit Oistrakh's recordings?.
And for rarities,Boris and Julia Golstein and Kulenkampff-Solti.
Also Ricci-Katchen (1 and 2); Toscha Seidel-Arthur Loesser (1 and 2)
Taschner-Gieseking, Zimbalist-Kaufman and Paul Kochanski-Rubinstein
(the 3th) :D :D
by rasputin
Wed May 09, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: List & Wild: Who'll take their place???
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Thanks for the information.
by rasputin
Wed May 09, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: List & Wild: Who'll take their place???
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Wild's Phantasy on Porgy and studies on Gershwiin's
themes are extremely difficult pieces , and his own
recording one of the most spectacular I've ever heard.
As far as I know, nobody else has recorded it.
by rasputin
Tue May 08, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thus Passeth the Glory of Mistaken Attributions
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

"Mozarts's" "Adelaide v.c. and "Haendel's" viola c. are works by
Henri Casadesus, a practical joker.
by rasputin
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why no OISTRAKH biography to date?
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

About Sherry Kloss, she was a Heifetz's pupil and a very warm and good taste volinist. I strongly recommend 2 CD she made, one with Heitez's transcriptiobs and arrangements (many that he never recorded),and the other with short encore pieces, almost all forgotten now, and played wirh exquisite elega...
by rasputin
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Copycats?
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Borodin's cello sonata. Pure Mendelssohn's.
by rasputin
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms 3 Violin Sonatas ... Russian Style!
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

If you like Brahm's sonatas, russian style, besides LK and DO,
look for Boris and Julia Goldshtein. :) :)
by rasputin
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remembering cellist Gregor Piatigorsky
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

You can't put three divas together without jealousy and fights.
Gregor had a more moderate temper, but the other two were
like fight cocks. And Jascha, he just must to be the leader
and couldn't stand a secondary role.
by rasputin
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Kreisler: Devil's Trill Sonata, yes/no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5420

There's de legend that great Joseph Hassid recorded it. If he did... :shock: :shock:
by rasputin
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remembering cellist Gregor Piatigorsky
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

Yes, I've it. His story about Stravinsky's fee and his answer to Einstein
are lovely.
by rasputin
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Kreisler: Devil's Trill Sonata, yes/no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5420

Yes, I agree. Elgar's is one of the most demanding and difficult v.c. and it had very few recordings if one compare with the other famous ones. You're probably right on Fritz fearing he didn't have the technical comand enough to recorded it with the level of excelence required. My favorites version ...
by rasputin
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Kreisler: Devil's Trill Sonata, yes/no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5420

And why didn't he recorded Elgar's v.c.,? Didn't he gave the firt
live play?
by rasputin
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Kreisler: Devil's Trill Sonata, yes/no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5420

And why three russian musicians and friends who went
from Russia to the west never recorded together? What
a missing chance! (of course I'm talking about Nathan,Vladimir and Gregor)
by rasputin
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: EMI announces MILSTEIN "Introuvables" 4-CD set
Replies: 8
Views: 1782

If you want early Milstein's, look for BIDDULPH LAB 055 and 063.
You'll have Tchaikovsky, Bach chaconne an many more from the 30s.
and 40s.
by rasputin
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Kreisler: Devil's Trill Sonata, yes/no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5420

Sorry, but sadly, Odnoposoff died 11-17-2004.
by rasputin
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fritz Kreisler: Devil's Trill Sonata, yes/no?
Replies: 22
Views: 5420

Lance: as far as I know, Fritz didn't recorded this piece of his.
And it is his piece. 85% Kreisler, and 15% Tartini.
Do you have the famous Odnoposoff's recording ?
by rasputin
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Should Conservatories Train Entrepreneurs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3902

According to Corlyss, only conservatives should do that.
by rasputin
Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 1: Names in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Curious. Sergey get his american citezenship.and died. Cause and consecuence?
by rasputin
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach
Replies: 11
Views: 2768

Some people think that Bach wasn't in fact a composer, but
he only took dictation. What he wrote was dictated from above.
by rasputin
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Socialist Realism
Replies: 17
Views: 4102

IMO, Glazunov and Gliere are 2 of the most important romantic russian composers of the first haf of the 20th.century. The symphonic and chamber production of Glazunov is worthwile, and Illya Mourovets is an extraordinary piece. Glazunov's v.c.is a beauty, as his 7 SQ, his S quintet and the suite for...
by rasputin
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Socialist Realism
Replies: 17
Views: 4102

dulcinea: you are as low as your opinions.
by rasputin
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
Replies: 45
Views: 10157

Oskar Reiss (Ossy Renardy),a very good violinist,died on a car accident
in NYC. Kreisler almost died from an other car accident in NYC. Car
drivers in NYC hate violinists. :shock: :shock:
by rasputin
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
Replies: 45
Views: 10157

Albéric Magnard was killed by the germans in his home,during IWW.
They burned the house,with all of his unpublished works.
by rasputin
Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravel's Piano Works
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

An other good Ravelist was IMO french Marcelle Meyer. Her Chabrier was
also excelent.
by rasputin
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is an autographed Sarah Chang CD worth four grand?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 3712

Several names are most wanted. Signed photos by Ginette Neveu, Michael Rabin, Josef Hassid, Ferras,Kapell, Sviatoslav Richter,Gould,Enescu,Heifetz, Prihoda,Young Rubinstein,Young Menuhin,young Milstein,young Horowitz and others are very expensive. And of course,any famous composer or conductor, in p...
by rasputin
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is an autographed Sarah Chang CD worth four grand?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 3712

Well, I've a bunch of signed photos by much better violinists:
Heifetz,Oistrakh,Ricci,Szeryng,Francescatti,Thibaud,Campoli,Stern,Menuhin.
I thing that if I put all of them for sale on E Bay, maybe I could made
4 grands.
by rasputin
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: March 12: Names in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Honor and praise to Lord Menuhin, who was between 1929 and 1960 more or less, one of the greatest violinist in the world. And to Jeno Hubay, violinist, teacher and composer of some of the most hard and romantic hungarian violin music ever writen His seldom heard and almost never played "Scenes of th...
by rasputin
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Distaff Fiddlers
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

It is undoubted that until the 80s, men were dominant in the field of violin playing, but there were many great women violinist in the past who didn't get the fame and admiraton they deserve. My obviously incomplete list: Maud Powell - Kathleen Parlow - Cecilia Hansen - Isolde Menges - Lola Bobescu ...
by rasputin
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: March 10: Names in Music
Replies: 9
Views: 2772

Lance: on Pablo's, I've something I hope will surprise you (doubtful,because you have almost anything!),but,there it is: some years ago swis label Limit published 3 CD with Pablo's works with orchestra, by a really excelent romanian named Gabriel Croitoru, with Jacques Bodmer and City of Malaga 0. I...
by rasputin
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: March 10: Names in Music
Replies: 9
Views: 2772

Yes, I've Ricci with Smith and the previous with his teacher Persinger (himself an Auer's pupil). Both are magnificent. But Smith's had the only recording I've listen to of the Serenata Andaluza, IMHO one of the most extraordinary pieces master ever wrote. Ricci is the last surviving of the great vi...
by rasputin
Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: March 10: Names in Music
Replies: 9
Views: 2772

Honor and praise for Pablo, composer of the best spaniard violin music ever, a great violinist, and a nice guy. Pablo, I love you!!
by rasputin
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: March 11: Names in Music
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

About Bazzini and Rimsky, I strongly recommend investigate their chamber
works. Bazzini's 6 SQ are IMHO with Cherubini's, the best in Italy in the
19th.century. And RK piano trio is just fantastic.
by rasputin
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: February 24: Names in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 2821

Ricardo Odnoposoff was the best violinist that Argentina produced.
He got second after no less than Oistrakh in the Queen Elizabeth
Belgium violin contest. He had a long an successfull career in Europe
as solist and teacher, and left several good recordings. His Tartini's
Devil is famous.
by rasputin
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: February 22: Names in Music
Replies: 4
Views: 20785

About Solomon, he was a pianist's king, doesn't he? :) :) About Takta, I only know (and have) the recording by great georgian violinist Liana Isakadze with Takta conducting the Radio and TV URSS orch. It´s a Melodiya LP. Don't know if ever on CD. The concerto is exceedingly beautiful, and the versio...
by rasputin
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: February 22: Names in Music
Replies: 4
Views: 20785

It was Solomon Cutner, no Cutner Solomon. Solomon was his first name.
Cutner his surname.

Taktakishvili's first violin concerto is one of the most beautiful I ever heard.
by rasputin
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Scherchen on Westminster 1954
Replies: 9
Views: 5189

Did you know that Scherchen was also a composer?. Have an extremely
rare CD with his SQ op.1. :shock: :shock:
by rasputin
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Excited - just got this massive work...
Replies: 7
Views: 3699

If you like Gieseking on Debussy and historicals. get his recordings from
1927-39 on a double VAI AUDIO 1117-2. He don't made wrong notes.
And he could take Cortot and keep him in the pocket of his vest.
by rasputin
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Gilels & Kogan - Live in Leningrad 1964 - A first!
Replies: 1
Views: 1974

And if you add Slava, you'll have one of the best chamber trios of all time.
As a proof, IMO the best ever version of Tchaikovsky piano trio.
by rasputin
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: February 5: Names in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 1738

Ricardo Viñes, a spaniard, was a splendid pianist. A friend of the six, of
Debussy and Ravel, he made many first auditions of his works. There's
several very fine recordings of him,from the 30s.,on EMI.
by rasputin
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: February 7: Names in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 2319

Alexander Taneyev, a distant relative of Sergey, is almost unknown,but
his 3 SQ (on Olympia),are IMO splendid russian works.
by rasputin
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: February 10: Names in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Bazzini is know only for his famous dance, a classic test of virtuosity for violinists, but he had some charming chamber works. Try if you can his 6 SQ. With Cherubini's, the best italian SQ of the 19th.cen.IMO. Larry Adler was a great virtuoso. He played popular pieces but also good arrangements of...
by rasputin
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Two Giants of the Violin
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Well, you can begin with Enescu's own second and third sonatas with
Lipatti ( a classic!). And about Bartok, get Szigeti-Bartok.
by rasputin
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Two Giants of the Violin
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

What about Enescu?. He was much more than a great violinist: a fine
teacher, a pianist, a conductor,and the greatest rumanian composer of
the 20th.century.
by rasputin
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do you think of "completists"?
Replies: 69
Views: 16930

I don't know if I qualify as a completist, but I've all Brahm's chamber instrumental works on historical versons (meaning from 78 and LP eras). :) :) Meaning, I suppose, that you have the classic Music from Marlboro recordings of the sextets under Casals. I am impressed. Well,no. Have the 2 sextets...
by rasputin
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do you think of "completists"?
Replies: 69
Views: 16930



I don't know if I qualify as a completist, but I've all Brahm's
chamber instrumental works on historical versons (meaning from 78 and LP eras). :) :)
by rasputin
Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Neglected gems
Replies: 29
Views: 8929

Yes, I've Stenhammar SQ too. Splendid (and unknown) works. Plus about
200 more unknown string chamber pieces :D :D :D
by rasputin
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: February 2: Names in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 1872



Glory and Honor to Jascha, IMHO the best living violinist between 1920 and 1960, and he who changed for ever the technique and style of violin playing. :D :D
by rasputin
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms - not as appreciated as Beethoven, Mozart... (?)
Replies: 148
Views: 44057

On several occasions I have heard the though expressed* that the Brahms Clarinet Quintet op. 115 is the very summit of chamber music, the very greatest that has been composed in that genre. * (by non-clarinetists no less!) I totally agree. Have 5 versions and every time I listened to it, I admire t...
by rasputin
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianists in repertoire you wished they had recorded
Replies: 45
Views: 12616

I certainly wold like to listen to Horowitz playing Tchaikovsky's grand
sonata op.37, Barer doing Lyapunov's trascendental etudes or Godowsky
playing his own Chopin's etudes !!