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by Steven
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Première of Berkeley-Prokofiev's The Queen of Spades!
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Well, it's hardly unkown as Jurowski's arrangement of the music has been available on CD for some time (Capriccio 2cds CC67149-50). Nethertheless, it's good news that we will be able to hear another version. The music is rather repetitive as it stands and I wonder what Michael Berkeley has done to k...
by Steven
Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter plays Schubert Sonatas
Replies: 25
Views: 2040

Jbuck
Your tutors are ashamed of you.
Steve
by Steven
Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edwardian English music: Ahead of its time or past its prime
Replies: 65
Views: 9094

Chalkperson,
Take no notice of him. :lol: :lol:
by Steven
Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Holst's first glass of champagne
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Imogen Holst was Gustav Holst`s daughter not his wife. She never married. She was a very pleasant but rather prudish and precious lady. She worked all her life to promote her father`s music, putting her own career as a composer on the back burner.
by Steven
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joyce Hatto -- a strange discovery
Replies: 62
Views: 16271

Well, the thought cheered me up a bit. :D
by Steven
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joyce Hatto -- a strange discovery
Replies: 62
Views: 16271

Just speculating, the price of secondhand, supposedly, Hatto recordings will go through the roof, or am I being too cynical?
by Steven
Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do you think of "completists"?
Replies: 69
Views: 12233

It`s not always absolutely necessary to buy the complete works of an individual composer on CD. The BBC have broadcast the complete works of Bach and Beethoven in the past and next week they are broadcasting every note of Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. I`ll record the lot straight to my hard drive. Tha...
by Steven
Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Any composers similar in style to Kalinnikov?
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

Poor old Kalinnikov, he actually died of TB in absolute poverty, if Rachmaninov hadn`t helped him he would probably died earlier. Try Prokofiev`s Classical symphony, the conductor Campannini said it was pure Kalinnikov.
Steve
by Steven
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: And Now Prokofiev's Diaries
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Hi all, The diaries are already published, the publisher is Faber and Faber, they`re easily and cheaply available from Amazon. I am presently a quarter of the way through the eight hundred pages and I can say that it`s a very good read indeed. Prokofiev was a brilliant writer from a very young age, ...
by Steven
Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: So---what's wrong with Prokofiev...?!
Replies: 65
Views: 6889

Boulez has conducted Prokofiev`s Scythian suite which he admires. C`est la vie.
by Steven
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: A Thoughtful Article About Prokofiev
Replies: 18
Views: 2596

Hi Karl, For the sake of confusion there are two Jurowskis, pere et fils, it is pere Jurowski who has made the recordings and it is fils Jurowski who is conducting `Betrothal` at Glyndebourne. I wouldn`t worry about attempts to politicise Sergei, his father told him in 1905 not to get involved in po...
by Steven
Fri May 26, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Piano Concerto #1 by Artur Lemba of Estonia: A+ work!
Replies: 5
Views: 9613

Hi Lance
I had this on a Melodiya vinyl LP some 20 odd years ago. I agree, it is outstandingly beautiful notwithstanding its close similarity to Rachmaninov`s 2nd PC.
I see that it is available on an Estonian CD, I shall buy it for old times sake.
Steve
by Steven
Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The only KNOWN Prokofiev Video-footage
Replies: 1
Views: 639

There is also footage of Prokofiev with Eisenstein on the set of "Ivan the Terrible" and in several home movies in the possession of the Prokofiev family.
Steve
by Steven
Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: JBuck's 3000th Post!
Replies: 10
Views: 2284

Quote
"On the other board I would make snide remarks about certain composers being overrated (none of them was Haydn or Mozart, I assure you ), and I developed a rep over there for limited thinking that I don't want to develop here".
by Steven
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Classic FM
Replies: 15
Views: 2672

Don`t the continuous imprecations to RELAX in that unctuous voice drive you doolally? they do me. That and their limited repertoire have driven me away. That said, I believe that they are popular with something like ten million? listeners.
Steve
by Steven
Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The classical songs of Harry Warren
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Yes, excellent songsmith along with Harold Arlen and Frank Loesser, another fifty years and they will all be classics.
by Steven
Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Any POP MUSIC achievements comparable to the CLASSICS???
Replies: 14
Views: 5349

Who wrote the music: without looking it up.
Not every teenager is a sheep, " I`m not like everybody else" Ray Davis, the Kinks.
:twisted:
Steve
by Steven
Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Any POP MUSIC achievements comparable to the CLASSICS???
Replies: 14
Views: 5349

Pop music is meant to be ephemeral, if any lasts a hundred years it will be by accident not design.
:evil:
Steve
by Steven
Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Best recording of Mahler Fifth?
Replies: 26
Views: 9373

Ephemera, there is no such thing as a best recording of anything. There I`ve gone and said what I think. Sorry, carry on.
by Steven
Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In the Wake of CHAIKOVSKII
Replies: 23
Views: 3586

Thinking about it, Stravinsky wrote some good tunes too, have a listen to `the rakes progress`.This, although he once famously admitted that he wished he could have written melodies like Tchaikers.
Steve
by Steven
Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In the Wake of CHAIKOVSKII
Replies: 23
Views: 3586

Lyapunov and Arensky come to mind, both top tunesmiths.
I don`t think Glazunov really bombed, listen to his ballets `The Seasons` and `les ruses d`amour`.
Steve
by Steven
Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Hyperion appeals for financial assistance from its patrons
Replies: 26
Views: 4101

I agree with all the above :wink: . The trouble is, we won`t be getting the rarer repertoire which only they supply. A veritable quandry.
Steve
by Steven
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Leonard Bernstein's "Peter Pan"
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Hi
I did have it on LP, there is none of Bernstein`s usual facility and the few songs are remarkably uninspired. There does seem to be extra material on this new release though.
A big thumbs down, sorry :( :(
Steve
by Steven
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 336905

Poulenc, Aubade, recorded from the radio.
He steals whole pages from Stravinsky, I really love it.
Steve :D
by Steven
Mon May 16, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Famous Symphonies?
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

The Naxos catalogue, available on line, has a pretty comprehensive list of classical music used in films.