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by Guitarist
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you want to join CMG ... this is the way to do it!
Replies: 5
Views: 19262

Re: If you want to join CMG ... this is the way to do it!

Several months later and not even a reply to this message. Wow.
by Guitarist
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you want to join CMG ... this is the way to do it!
Replies: 5
Views: 19262

Re: If you want to join CMG ... this is the way to do it!

I created a new account at least 3 weeks ago so I can change my username, but you have never approved it. I followed all the steps. Come on, man, get it together! :D
by Guitarist
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RIP: Zoltán Kocsis (1952-2016), Hungarian pianist, conductor
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: RIP: Zoltán Kocsis (1952-2016), Hungarian pianist, condu

Oh, how sad. I just love every recording by him. What a loss to the world, not to mention his family and friends.
by Guitarist
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson, soprano, live Carnegie Hall 1967
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Birgit Nilsson, soprano, live Carnegie Hall 1967

Have you heard this LP?

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I love the image on the back cover:

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by Guitarist
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Shakespeare in Modern English?
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: Shakespeare in Modern English?

Shakespeare in Modern English? By JAMES SHAPIRO OCT. 7, 2015 The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has decided that Shakespeare’s language is too difficult for today’s audiences to understand. It recently announced that over the next three years, it will commission 36 playwrights to translate all of Shak...
by Guitarist
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Giuliano Carmignola: Quite the Baroque Violinist!
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: Giuliano Carmignola: Quite the Baroque Violinist!

He's probably my favorite Baroque specialist--his tone is less thin and scratchy than many others', and he plays with great intensity.
by Guitarist
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 38052

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

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by Guitarist
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any of you have noteworthy classical music memorabilia?
Replies: 21
Views: 2637

Re: Any of you have noteworthy classical music memorabilia?

I have autographs from Lazar Berman and Birgit Nilsson, among others. (No, he didn't accompany her!)
by Guitarist
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Downloaded free upgrade - Windows 10 last night.
Replies: 17
Views: 1468

Re: Downloaded free upgrade - Windows 10 last night.

Did you install over your previous version or do a clean install?
by Guitarist
Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's programs July 11/18/25, 2015: John Ogdon, pianist
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Lance's programs July 11/18/25, 2015: John Ogdon, pianis

I was out of town when you first aired the programs--are they archived so one can listen to them after the fact?
by Guitarist
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Emil Gilels - recommended recordings
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: Emil Gilels - recommended recordings

I highly recommend this one--it's worth it for the Shostakovich No.24 alone!

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by Guitarist
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

This is a most wonderful recording. I far prefer this music on a modern piano. Steinway knows how to build as well as record them!

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by Guitarist
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nobel Prize-winning scientist says Obama is ‘dead wrong’
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Nobel Prize-winning scientist says Obama is ‘dead wrong’

With a little luck, perhaps President Trump will appoint him as the White House Science Advisor.
by Guitarist
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Ogdon, pianist
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: John Ogdon, pianist

It was broadcast on NPR about 30 years ago and is not commercially available. I worked for an affiliate station at the time and dubbed a copy for myself! I did some checking to see if I have the live recording recording you refer to below of the Alkan Concerto and the solo version of Liszt's Totenta...
by Guitarist
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Ogdon, pianist
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: John Ogdon, pianist

I love his playing. It seems that his ability to play with breath-taking pianissimos is overshadowed by his ability to make the piano explode! That new biography is both fascinating and heart-breaking. I'm so sorry that I never got to see him in concert. Two of my favorite recordings by him are the ...
by Guitarist
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Petrenko (Kirill) gets the nod to head BPO
Replies: 25
Views: 4060

Re: Petrenko (Kirill) gets the nod to head BPO

Modernistfan wrote:As for the statements that he is Jewish, I have seen no documentation.
I suppose someone who really cared could stand next to him at a urinal and find out for sure. :wink:
by Guitarist
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Petrenko (Kirill) gets the nod to head BPO
Replies: 25
Views: 4060

Re: Petrenko (Kirill) gets the nod to head BPO

I'm disappointed that they didn't choose Christian Thielemann and went for another non-German. Oh well, I guess they know who they wanted!
by Guitarist
Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The highest price you've paid for a CD?
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: The highest price you've paid for a CD?

$150 for this multi-channel SACD. I'll be selling it on Amazon since I'm ditching my surround-sound gear and going back to 2-channel.

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by Guitarist
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anatol Ugorski, pianist
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: Anatol Ugorski, pianist

I just ordered his "Pictures at an Exhibition" and "Petrushka" disc on DG--have his "Diabelli Variations" on my Amazon Want List. I also own his Messiaen, Brahms, and Beethoven Sonata No.32 releases and thoroughly enjoy them. I guess he just isn't that well known. I like his playing very much, espec...
by Guitarist
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anatol Ugorski, pianist
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: Anatol Ugorski, pianist

Ugorski's Scriabin set arrived today. I was a little concerned by the timings listed, but in reality they work out just fine! Slightly slower tempos allow him to bring out all sorts of interesting details, as well as play with greater intensity. And believe me, he doesn't lack virtuosity. Marc-Andre...
by Guitarist
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anatol Ugorski, pianist
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: Anatol Ugorski, pianist

I went ahead and ordered it--$22 is not a deal breaker! I'm sure there will be some very insightful, if rather slow, playing. I've read generally good reviews. I guess he basically replaces surface sparkle with depth and profundity--sounds good to me! That Messiaen disc is fantastic. I'm not normall...
by Guitarist
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anatol Ugorski, pianist
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: Anatol Ugorski, pianist

Has anyone heard his Scriabin Sonatas disc? Some of the timings indicate slow tempos, but that worked for Beethoven's Op.111.

Hideous cover!

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by Guitarist
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nikolai Demidenko
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: Nikolai Demidenko

I saw him several years ago in San Francisco--he was electrifying! The first half was Bach, Liszt, Bach-Liszt. The second half included Schumann's Sonata No.2 and probably another piece that escapes me!
by Guitarist
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6
Replies: 14
Views: 1402

Re: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6

barney wrote:and someone called Behzod Abduraimov which I have no recollection of getting.
Why not? He's an amazing virtuoso.
by Guitarist
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anatol Ugorski, pianist
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Anatol Ugorski, pianist

The "real" recording is still available for a realistic price:

http://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-Piano-S ... +beethoven
by Guitarist
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Paris Shooting
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Paris Shooting

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by Guitarist
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sheppard played all six Partitas in a single evening--quite a feat--and this presumably unedited recording reveals astonishingly accurate finger-work and powerful interpretations. He makes full use of a modern grand's resources, including some judicious pedaling, and a broad range of dynamics and to...
by Guitarist
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another human sacrifice to the NRA
Replies: 14
Views: 1810

Re: Another human sacrifice to the NRA

A loaded gun in Walmart...sounds about right. I am sorry for her death, though.
by Guitarist
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mozilla Thunderbird email client
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: Mozilla Thunderbird email client

I've used it for years--it's great.
by Guitarist
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Igor Zhukov playing his transcription of Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor.

by Guitarist
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

With this combination of musicians, one could hardly go wrong! The sound is great, too.

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by Guitarist
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Perhaps not quite in the same league as similar works by Corelli or Handel, but they are engaging enough.

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by Guitarist
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

She humanizes this work rather than treating it as an exercise in counterpoint through majestic playing. Good sound--perhaps a trifle distant/reverberant.

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by Guitarist
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composers: Aging and Maturing
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: Composers: Aging and Maturing

Most pop/rock musicians have precious little originality/talent in the first place, then factor in a lifetime of drug and alcohol abuse, what else would one expect besides deterioration? OK, could I make any larger sweeping generalizations? :D I do think there's an element of truth in my comments th...
by Guitarist
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I received this set today and began with the "Hammerklavier" Sonata--magnificent!

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and this classic recording:

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by Guitarist
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hi-Fi guru Harry Pearson dead
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: Hi-Fi guru Harry Pearson dead

I subscribe to The Absolute Sound , and while it's hard to take seriously their claim to hear differences among a.c. cables or isolation feet (I wish I were kidding...), I do like to keep up with the latest equipment and trends. Some of their equipment reviews also contain abstract descriptions of s...
by Guitarist
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist JOHN OGDON ... new book
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Pianist JOHN OGDON ... new book

I love this book. Ogdon's life was so sad--I guess he lived up to the aphorism, "The other side of genius is madness." I would think his life would make a great biopic.
by Guitarist
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

In honor of what would have been Schnittke's 80th birthday today. The 5th Symphony has absolutely shattering climaxes--I'd love to hear it live sometime--no recording can do them justice, but this one makes a brave effort. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lFiNZbyrL.jpg https://i1.ytimg.com/vi...
by Guitarist
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another human sacrifice to the NRA
Replies: 14
Views: 1810

Re: Another human sacrifice to the NRA

I almost cannot post to this out of distress. Rob will see my Facebook post which goes into more detail. I lost a 16-year-old, something between a student and a friend, over a shooting in Baltimore. I will never get over it. How can these people be such monsters, and what will it take to overcome t...
by Guitarist
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Giuliano Carmignola certainly doesn't disappoint on this new Bach recording. He plays with tremendous verve and beauty. I far prefer this disc to Rachel Podger's for both performance and sound quality even though the latter is SACD.

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by Guitarist
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

So I splurged and bought the $46 SACD SHM (super high materials) version of this disc, which doesn't even include the original fillers of Till, Don Juan, and The Dance of the Seven Veils. Mind you, a new copy of the complete original recording sells for $6.10 from an Amazon seller. Is the shorn SACD...
by Guitarist
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Horowitz Carnegie Hall set
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: The Horowitz Carnegie Hall set

I too received that set as a gift. I haven't listened to every disc yet, but so far, the Barber Sonata takes the cake for intensity! I'm also thrilled to have his televised recital on DVD.
by Guitarist
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amazon Classical Music Forum Slaps Our Faces............!
Replies: 97
Views: 6575

Re: Amazon Classical Music Forum Slaps Our Faces............

Well, it is the internet, so a certain amount of stupidity should be expected. And to end the suspense, yes, I am a guitarist and life-long lover of classical music--I count myself as reasonably knowledgeable. :D And to end the suspense, YOU have never been in doubt, and all one would wish is that ...
by Guitarist
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amazon Classical Music Forum Slaps Our Faces............!
Replies: 97
Views: 6575

Re: Amazon Classical Music Forum Slaps Our Faces............

Well, it is the internet, so a certain amount of stupidity should be expected.

And to end the suspense, yes, I am a guitarist and life-long lover of classical music--I count myself as reasonably knowledgeable. :D
by Guitarist
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Czech Philharmonic
Replies: 11
Views: 1570

Re: The Czech Philharmonic

They recently played in my town and were excellent. The program consisted of two excerpts from Smetana's "Ma Vlast," Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 (with Jean-Yves Thibaudet), and Dvorak's 9th Symphony.
by Guitarist
Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jordi Savall Refuses Spanish Music Award.
Replies: 0
Views: 1083

Jordi Savall Refuses Spanish Music Award.

I guess this could have gone in the Pub section, too, but good for him! It's nice to hear of someone with ironclad principles:

http://www.newscatalonia.com/2014/10/jo ... prize.html
by Guitarist
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach's WTC and interpretation
Replies: 45
Views: 4036

Re: Bach's WTC and interpretation

I like Abdel Rahman El Bach's recordings of them. He's plenty expressive without being eccentric.

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by Guitarist
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2234013

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

This excellently played and recorded disc arrived today. His performance of the Mephisto Waltz is less demonic than a few others that I own (Horowitz, Berman, Richter and Alexei Sultanov), but the other pieces are very powerful and Romantic in spirit. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61i3CMODIK...
by Guitarist
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Grammar Complaint
Replies: 11
Views: 1171

Re: A Grammar Complaint

lennygoran wrote:It's been a long time since I visited my FB page--a friend had included a link to this youtube clip--I know lots of times this issue of correct use of language and grammar comes up here in our forum--I admit I goof up alot! :(
"Alot" is two words: a lot. :wink: