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by Seán
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label

Thanks Brian, fascinating. I agree about Szell's Mahler 4 - definitely my go-to version - and also Das Lied von der Erde. I have both Walter versions and, though the Ferrier one is more celebrated, in the end the Mildred Miller is even more satisfying. When I was a teenager, Bernstein and the NYPO ...
by Seán
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label

barney wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:48 pm
Thanks Brian, fascinating. I agree about Szell's Mahler 4 - definitely my go-to version
Mine too, I have it on vinyl and it is beyond compare.
by Seán
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label

I keep saying I won't buy Mahler sets, but I totally will. I already have to live until 120 or so to catch up on my listening queue. Bernstein/NYP my favorite but I become more and more partial to Bertini. Don't know Bertini, thanks for the tip. Oh the Bertini set is superb, it's well worth getting.
by Seán
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label

BTW, since this box does not include a complete recording of Mahler's Tenth, I'm still recommending Deryck Cooke's original orchestration as recorded by Eugene Ormandy for Columbia, the premiere of which I attended, and later had the opportunity to have my LP copy autographed by maestro Ormandy: ht...
by Seán
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: New Mahler Complete Symphonies from Berlin Philharmonic's Own Label

I posted this mostly for our many lurkers who might want to participate in funding the great Berlin philharmonic's new label and acquire a fine introduction to Mahler's cycle. Hello Maestro Brian, I hope this message finds you well. You are very good, thanks for the thought. When you mentioned 'lur...
by Seán
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Mahler 5 plus a novelty
Replies: 2
Views: 11242

Re: Mahler 5 plus a novelty

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review, well done.
by Seán
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's programs: January thru March 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 10086

Re: Lance's programs: January thru March 2019

MARCH •March 2, 2019: Month long tribute to conductor Ferenc Fricsay Part I •March 9, 2019: Ferenc Fricsay, conductor, Part II •March 16, 2019: Ferenc Fricsay, conductor, Part III •March 23, 2019: Ferenc Fricsay, conductor, Part IV •March 30, 2019: Ferenc Fricsay, conductor, Part V Oh Lance, it will...
by Seán
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Brosseau - JBuck919 (September 19th, 1954 - January 5th, 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 28033

Re: John Brosseau - JBuck919 (September 19th, 1954 - January 5th, 2019)

Oh this is terrible news, poor John, May he Rest In Peace.
by Seán
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Record biz news
Replies: 11
Views: 8557

Re: Record biz news

It IS very discouraging. Frankly, I would rather burn all my LPs than to let them go for a dollar, two, or three apiece. You might try the Japanese market. They are heavy into vinyl for classical music. Why vinyl hasn't taken the course of pop music for connoisseurs I do not know. But I must admit,...
by Seán
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Karl Henning
Replies: 19
Views: 24114

Re: Karl Henning

Thanks to Seán out in Ireland, he conveyed to me the first I heard about Karl Henning's issues. Karl has been on these boards — as Gurn has noted above — for many years. I hope Karl fully recovers and we can continue to enjoy his input and friendship on these boards. And Seán, you are greatly misse...
by Seán
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Karl Henning
Replies: 19
Views: 24114

Re: Karl Henning

Hello everyone, I don't logon very often but I am inclined to look in about twice a week. I had heard of Karl's misfortune and of the very difficult situation he now finds himself in. His wife has set up a page on Facebook to try and raise money for his rehabilitation. The page may be found here if ...
by Seán
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

I love Beethoven's music. This set arrived this morning:

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by Seán
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

maestrob wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:05 am
Hi, Sean! :)

You've been missed.......hope all is well.
I am well, thank you for your kind words.
by Seán
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

On Chalkies recommendation I bought the Hungarian Quartet's box set of Beethoven string quartets, the performances hail from 1953. I listened to the String Quartet No 7 Op 59 No 1 and it is hugely enjoyable. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of this set. https://target.scene7.com/is/imag...
by Seán
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 554
Views: 275187

Re: Henningmusick

I enjoyed that, thanks Karl
by Seán
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 16346

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

Well, the Dvorak IS the most popular and most often performed (at a guess), but the Shostakovich two are for me better pieces, with such concentrated energy. At this level, it's really impossible to rank, since these are all great works, but here comes a list: Dvorak Shostakovich Prokofiev (both ve...
by Seán
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

CharmNewton wrote:
Seán wrote:Hello there, I thought I might drop in and say hello to my wonderful friends on CMG and wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Good to see you here again. Happy New Year to you and your family. Better late than never on the Beethoven.

John
Thanks John
by Seán
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

Another two very fine recordings made their way into my collection today: https://img.discogs.com/SpbpyZ0DVRt4k63fOXMLOK5_QPY=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-7140766-1434627329-8143.jpeg.jpg https://img.discogs.com/2TerCVYuBJJdLiFe4vWeG7lq_a0=...
by Seán
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

Hello there, I thought I might drop in and say hello to my wonderful friends on CMG and wish you all a very Happy New Year. Lucky you to get the Haydn! Very clever idea to package them that way. The Beethoven is one of my favorite discs: too bad C. Kleiber didn't do more. Happy New Year to you and ...
by Seán
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

Hello there, I thought I might drop in and say hello to my wonderful friends on CMG and wish you all a very Happy New Year. These wonderful additions to my modest library arrived last week: http://www.deccaclassics.com/imgs/s300x300/4789604.jpg I don't know why I waited so long to buy this CD: http:...
by Seán
Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program 3 Sept. 2016: E. F. Bache, composer
Replies: 2
Views: 2909

Re: Lance's program 3 Sept. 2016: E. F. Bache, composer

I have never heard of Bache until now, I am intrigued. I shall listen in and learn more.
by Seán
Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June 18, 2016)
Replies: 18
Views: 16890

Re: Agnes Selby (April 4, 1933 - June, 2016)

Oh I am very sorry to learn of Agnes' passing. She was a lovely lady who always treated people with kindness and respect. This is very sad news. We will miss her. May she rest in peace.
by Seán
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 13
Views: 11384

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Happy Birthday Lance, I hope that you are well.
by Seán
Tue May 10, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance is around, but ...
Replies: 6
Views: 5369

Re: Lance is around, but ...

Hi Lance,
I am very sorry to learn of your accident. I hope you receive excellent medical attention and recover quickly.
Take care.
Seán
by Seán
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3783909

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

My weekend listening included:

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Joseph Haydn
the seven last words of our saviour on the cross opus 51

Quatuor Mosaïques


Words cannot express just how good this really is.
by Seán
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3783909

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Earlier today: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414JUg8nA5L._SX355_.jpg Johann Sebastian Bach Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra Ghent Collegium Vocale Peter Kooy (Bass), Kai Wessel (Countertenor), James Taylor (Tenor) & Barbara Schlick (Soprano) Philippe Herreweghe - Con...
by Seán
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program: 3/26/16-4/2/16: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond.
Replies: 4
Views: 4969

Re: Lance's program: 3/26/16-4/2/16: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, c

Dear Lance, thanks for choosing Nikolaus Harnoncourt for your next set of programs, he has long been a favourite of mine. I am really looking forward to these two programs.

Kind regards,
Seán
by Seán
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Two great orchestras
Replies: 1
Views: 5325

Re: Two great orchestras

Very fine and informative reviews Henry, thanks for that.
by Seán
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies at 86
Replies: 2
Views: 3541

Re: Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies at 86

josé echenique wrote:Easily the most influential musician of our time. Music was not the same after him.
I heartily concur.

This is a very sad time. May he rest in peace.
by Seán
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3783909

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 9

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln,
Dmitrij Kitajenko - conducting.


Marvellous performance, I love it.
by Seán
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3783909

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://cdn.discogs.com/zhvXIqH44IFIAKB9FuWJZxnxVrg=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb()/discogs-images/R-2514160-1292536619.jpeg.jpg Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 New York Philharmonic Orchestra Leonard Bernstein conducting This is a hugely enjoyable performance. Bernste...
by Seán
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3783909

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://www.plade-klassikeren.dk/mediafiles/images/Shostakovich%20Symfoni%20nr.%201-15.%20Rudolf%20Barshai,%20WDR.%2011%20CD.%20Brilliant%20Classics.%206275.%20f.jpg Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 WDR Sinfonieorchster Rudolf Barshai conducting. This recording was the first choice on this morning...
by Seán
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program 30 Jan. 2016 - Jascha Silberstein, cellist
Replies: 4
Views: 3528

Re: Lance's program 30 Jan. 2016 - Jascha Silberstein, celli

That is another very interesting selection, Lance: • Servais: Fantasy on Themes from Meyerbeeer's 'Les Huguenottes' with pianist Eve Queler (live 1973, New York) • Alkan: Sonate de Concerto (1857) with pianist John Ogdon (live 1975, Amsterdam) • Giordano: "Amor ti vieta" from 'Fedora' (in memory of ...
by Seán
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

What a great way to wash away the gloom of Blue Monday. The following items arrived in the post this morning: I am very keen on Gardiner's symphonic recordings. http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/978/MI0000978810.jpg?partner=allrovi.com On Fergus' recommendation I decided to get this ht...
by Seán
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 28047

Re: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?

Hi Lance, good question. I am mainly shopping for Mozart's music: all repertoire considered but for now I am concentrating on his chamber music.
by Seán
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Christmas and ...
Replies: 8
Views: 7847

Re: Merry Christmas and ...

I want to wish all of my great classical music loving friends a very healthy and happy New Year.
Thanks for your valued and valuable friendship over the past eight years or so.
by Seán
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3783909

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

maestrob wrote:Klara Wurtz is the Guiomar Novaes of her generation. Vastly underrated, she has a tone and empathy for Mozart & Mendelssohn that just knocks my socks off. Schubert also. Grab any recordings of hers you find!
I agree, she is magnificent.
by Seán
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Christmas and ...
Replies: 8
Views: 7847

Re: Merry Christmas and ...

Merry Christmas everyone.
by Seán
Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kurt Masur dies at 88
Replies: 8
Views: 5281

Re: Kurt Masur dies at 88

May he rest in peace.
by Seán
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Minnesota Orchestra: all is well
Replies: 3
Views: 2945

Re: Minnesota Orchestra: all is well

This is great news, thanks for the information.
by Seán
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program 12 Dec. 2015: Historical Sibelius!
Replies: 6
Views: 4816

Re: Lance's program 12 Dec. 2015: Historical Sibelius!

Splendid choice Lance, I am looking forward to your tribute to Jean Sibelius.
by Seán
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: One of the PARIS TERRORISTS may have been a Syrian Migrant..
Replies: 134
Views: 56796

Re: PARIS TERRORISTS were Syrian Migrants...

"PARIS TERRORISTS were Syrian Migrants..."

Never let facts get in the way when the you have an axe to grind, eh?
by Seán
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4324
Views: 1527046

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

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81CbgsP7mcL._SX522_.jpg This is a great performance, full of sensitive details. The sound is just right. Abbado is sensitive to Schubert's moods and leads a warm yet disciplined human performance.. Thank-you, maestro! Hello sir, I listened to it on BBC Radio 3 ...
by Seán
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stravinsky sets
Replies: 12
Views: 6216

Re: Stravinsky sets

The 22 cd set includes the following: Detailed Contents List 1. Firebird Conductor: Igor Stravinsky Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra Written: 1910 Date of Recording: 1/1961 Venue: Hollywood, California 2. Scherzo à la russe Conductor: Igor Stravinsky Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symph...
by Seán
Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3783909

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Oh boy do I LOVE this: http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2014-05/1400768708_1000865864.jpg Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Bavarian Radio Choir Edith Mathis Soprano Norma Proctor Contralto Rafael Kubelik conductor This performance with the Bavarian Orchestra and cho...
by Seán
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3783909

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

It is time I resurrect this 1965 recording and listen to this lovely performance once again: http://inkpot.com/classical/covers/mahl2klem.jpg Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Bavarian Radio Choir Heather Harper Soprano Janet Baker Mezzo-Soprano Otto Klemperer conducting...
by Seán
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where's Chalkie, or am I missing something?
Replies: 15
Views: 7078

Re: Where's Chalkie, or am I missing something?

Dear Chalkie, I am very sorry to read of your health problems, take care of yourself. I have followed you activities on Facebook with great interest, thanks for sharing them with us.

All the best.
Seán