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by LSAmadeus
Mon May 29, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 219840

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

The 2004 reunion tour was a window to the alchemic magic of the late 80s, but the closing December shows were clearly a rising cream...I own 12/12...utterly magnificent... ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTvj-3AhXfs This isn't it, but close enough...holy Shi'ite, do I miss Kim D. Velvets & Pixies....
by LSAmadeus
Sat May 27, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

Picked this up today at a charity shop. For 99p (about 2 dollars I guess, maybe 1.50)

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by LSAmadeus
Sat May 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boulez weighs in on most important modern works
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Boulez weighs in on most important modern works

I prefer Firebird to Rite personally.
by LSAmadeus
Mon May 22, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The circus: gone
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: The circus: gone

About time too!
by LSAmadeus
Mon May 22, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

2 new ones today. Brahms Violin concerto/Joshua Bell

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And Chopin Waltzes,Mazurkas,Polonaise no5/Ashkenazy

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by LSAmadeus
Thu May 18, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

I picked up this nice little haul the other day Never really heard any Nielsen before! https://www.instagram.com/p/BT9jSHuF06Q/ http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/PicsArt_05-16-12.34.50_zpsbjbuygzf.jpg My favorite version of IV is pictured below, even above Bernstein's. I don't have th...
by LSAmadeus
Thu May 18, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

Never really heard any Nielsen before! Nielsen's greatest symphony and I'd say his greatest work is the 5th. You can hear it for free on YouTube in Leonard Bernstein's terrific recording: NUf67ycFhsU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUf67ycFhsU The clarinetist is Stanley Drucker. The disk I bought h...
by LSAmadeus
Tue May 16, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 219840

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

BB King, the Definitive Hits. May he continue to rest in peace.
by LSAmadeus
Tue May 16, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: List of composer biographers
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: List of composer biographers

Thanks John!
by LSAmadeus
Mon May 15, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: List of composer biographers
Replies: 3
Views: 476

List of composer biographers

I'm very interested in reading about the lives of the composers, but I have no idea who is an authority on each (David Brown for Tchaikovsky abd H. C. Robbins Landon for Haydn are the only ones I really know), and I was wondering If there's a list somewhere. Who writes best about Mozart, Chopin,Schu...
by LSAmadeus
Mon May 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

Prior to that I picked up this rather nice Vivaldi disk at a charity shop for 99p!

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by LSAmadeus
Mon May 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

I picked up this nice little haul the other day
Never really heard any Nielsen before!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BT9jSHuF06Q/

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by LSAmadeus
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary Wins-Debate Box Score
Replies: 21
Views: 833

Re: Hillary Wins-Debate Box Score

Trump has to lose. No way a buffoon like him can run a hot dog stand never mind a country!
by LSAmadeus
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

John F wrote:Which piano concertos?
Mozart 23 & 24. Chopin 1&2
by LSAmadeus
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

An all Naxos haul today. There's a shop that sells refurbished disks for £2 each or 3 for £5. While vinyl prices get ridiculous CDs get cheaper!
I'd never heard of Idil Biret until today.

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by LSAmadeus
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: (Sir) Arthur Sullivan's Music
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: (Sir) Arthur Sullivan's Music

It would have been fine living in that time if you were wealthy. But if you were of working class, as I am, you would have had a rough life indeed.
by LSAmadeus
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hyperion's "Classic" Piano Concerto Series
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Hyperion's "Classic" Piano Concerto Series

I never realised Mozart had a son that survived to adulthood!
by LSAmadeus
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Think of life without recordings. How would it affect you?
Replies: 12
Views: 1019

Re: Think of life without recordings. How would it affect yo

I can't imagine life without recorded music. Apart from a small chamber ensemble performance years ago I have never been to a live classical orchestral performance and I do not have the option to do so, and so if there were no recorded music I would be far less inspired to want to listen to, learn a...
by LSAmadeus
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Finally I'm back!
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Finally I'm back!

jbuck919 wrote:You aren't Gurn Blanston from "the other site," are you? He also used Mozart with funny glasses in his signature.
Err no I'm Larry. Never heard of that guy. Sounds like a made up name.
by LSAmadeus
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance still traveling
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Lance still traveling

Where are you heading to?
by LSAmadeus
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1886413

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Nobody listening to music? I had to search to find this thread...
Anyway I'm listening to Schumann pf cnc op54 plus 2 Konzertstucke op 92 & 134. Perahia and Abbado.

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by LSAmadeus
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

There are so many great recordings of Dvorak's Violin Concerto, including one by the composer's grandson (Joseph Suk) (27 pages of titles on amazon), that this one would hardly seem necessary, yet here we are, with every detail and subtle phrasing in place, and very pleasing to the ear and heart. C...
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

maestrob wrote:Welcome LSAmadeus! Glad to have you aboard! If you admire Perahia, you're OK in my book.
Thanks. Ive been here since 2008 (that long!) but I lost my login 6 years ago.
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Finally I'm back!
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Finally I'm back!

Thanks Karl.
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A little improv on my piano
Replies: 0
Views: 493

A little improv on my piano

Since I last posted on here I got a digital piano, very good it is too. Closest to an actual piano I've ever come across, not just the sound but the feel. Anyway I was improvving the other day and recorded it with my phone. Sound quality is bad and the image is reversed. https://youtu.be/_97oLrzxllY...
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Genre: Science Fiction
Replies: 55
Views: 14319

Re: Genre: Science Fiction

Last SF book I read was Devil's Bargain, a Star Trek book featuring the original crew. I also saw the new ST film at the cinema. I'm a Trek fan!
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: A literary quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: A literary quiz

13/50. A lot of them I'd never heard of so didn't answer.
Not a single Dickens amongst them...
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Finally I'm back!
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Finally I'm back!

Ricordanza wrote:Welcome back! How long have you been absent from CMG?
Well according to my profile my last post was in 2010!
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 219840

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, e

BWV 1080 wrote:The new Sunn O))) is really good

Interesting!
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 219840

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, e

Last night I discovered this. Wow what an album. It must have been mind blowing at the time of release!

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by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dissonance (?) technique in 20th century--What's it called?!
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Dissonance (?) technique in 20th century--What's it call

I don't know what the "technique" is or what it may be formally called/described. Thank goodness for YouTube time cued URLs, so you just cut to the chase... Here in Alwyn's Symph. #1, mvt. 3 (Adagio), you can hear the technique in question as the strings become slighly "strained" (or uneasy, atonal...
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wuorinen's Eighth Symphony and Fourth Piano Concerto
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Wuorinen's Eighth Symphony and Fourth Piano Concerto

Never heard of him. A contemporary composer?
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3706
Views: 217961

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

Got these the other day, £2 each. I already have the Schumann pf cnc but thats on a no name part works disk and well, this is Perahia! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/PicsArt_08-13-10.21.35_zpsioyfhzi3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/PicsArt_08-13-10.20.38_zps0bqe...
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Is Donald Trump just plain crazy?"
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: "Is Donald Trump just plain crazy?"

No he's not just plain crazy. He's totally screaming bonkers!
by LSAmadeus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Finally I'm back!
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Finally I'm back!

I lost my login and couldn't for the life of me remember my username. Then I remembered my avatar was saved on photobucket and the username was part of the url to the image.
Had a guess at my password and bingo!
by LSAmadeus
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann 200
Replies: 56
Views: 3456

Re: Schumann 200

Avatar: Yes 2001: No While it's certainly in a different class to 2001 its certainly watchable,and the sets are beautiful- even in 2D ( I can't ever see 3D and to me its a overused gimmick) The plot is so basic a monkey could have written it...of course in 2001 said monkey is integral to the film.....
by LSAmadeus
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann 200
Replies: 56
Views: 3456

Re: Schumann 200

Jared wrote:
Avatar: Yes
2001: No
While it's certainly in a different class to 2001 its certainly watchable,and the sets are beautiful- even in 2D ( I can't ever see 3D and to me its a overused gimmick)
by LSAmadeus
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann 200
Replies: 56
Views: 3456

Re: Schumann 200

^^ not sure what this had to do with Schumann, but remind me never to accept an invitation to the cinema with you, LSA! :lol: my fave film of 2010? Mike Leigh: Another Year Schumann: I have just introduced myself to his works for Cello, and will be continuing my exploration into his music into 2011...
by LSAmadeus
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann 200
Replies: 56
Views: 3456

Re: Schumann 200

Chalkperson wrote:
karlhenning wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:He's talking about Avatar, it's that awful James Cameron Movie... :lol:
Never saw it; never shall! ; )

Cheers,
~Karl
No need to, it's totally lame...
Disagree, enjoyable film. Looking forward to the sequels! The Eclipse saga on the other hand...
by LSAmadeus
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Genre: Science Fiction
Replies: 55
Views: 14319

Re: Genre: Science Fiction

david johnson wrote:Have any of you read "A Work of Art" by James Blish? Richard Strauss is resurrected centuries after his death to provide music for the new world.
dj
Hmmm interesting! Not read much Blish, this one sounds fun!
by LSAmadeus
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Full steam ahead on planet GJ1214b
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Full steam ahead on planet GJ1214b

Scientists make me laugh, or rather the reporters running with the stories! They find what might be a planet and suddenly its Earth II! We just dont know enough-cant know! We dont even know what Pluto is or how Saturns rings were formed! Its all guesswork.
by LSAmadeus
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henryk Gorecki is gone, at 76...
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Henryk Gorecki is gone, at 76...

I just came here to post about this-beat me to it!
I only have his 3rd symphony-the only CD I have with a soprano!(Or any operatic singer)
I'd be interested to hear what Gorecki's other works are like, in the meantime, RIP Henryk Gorecki!
by LSAmadeus
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1886413

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

You know I feel that my postings on here are pretty pointless to be honest- I have nothing exciting to offer,no fancy recordings by the latest maestro-just feel out of place at times.
by LSAmadeus
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance is back from his holiday ...
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Lance is back from his holiday ...

Welcome back Lance, tho I never knew you were going away!
I posed a piano-related query in t'pub, although its pretty much answered now.
by LSAmadeus
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1886413

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Chopin Piano concerto #1 in EMinor Philharmonia Slovakia, Sylvia Capona followed by
Chopin Piano concerto #2 in FMinor, Slovak Philharmonic-Marian Pivka
No pictures, theyre part of the Classical Collection-2.99 a disk, best I could afford!
Either of those pianists familiar?
by LSAmadeus
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: LETS FIGHT AGAINST PROPOSED BADGER MASSACRE
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: LETS FIGHT AGAINST PROPOSED BADGER MASSACRE

This annoys me, its just an excuse to allow hunting of yet another native species! Oh badgers get TB, hmm so do cows, oh we must kill all the badgers then eh! Ridiculous!
by LSAmadeus
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 512
Views: 77034

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Curiosity, and I did not want to raise it to a PM to moderators: I am "subscribed" to a variety of topics (threads). Yet, it seems as if when I do not check in with the forum for some days, I get no email notifications. Then, when I check in to maybe see what is new, I get a bunch in a torrent. Is ...
by LSAmadeus
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will you look at the size of this thing!
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Will you look at the size of this thing!

A VGC (Vertical Concert Grand) http://www.mammothpiano.com/images/Mammoth_Piano_8910_003_2_.jpg Mammoth VCG (Vertical Concert Grand) #M1001 7' 2" tall ( actually a 9' grand scale) Modern mission style cabinet Brazilian cherry Welded steel plate(superior to cast iron) Sitka Spruce compression soundbo...
by LSAmadeus
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Renovating an old piano
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Renovating an old piano

Ok so I'm not gonna get a piano just yet (need to wait till we get moved to a bigger house first), but I could use some info on pianos, kind of everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-pianos-but-were-afraid-to-ask.
by LSAmadeus
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rottweiler earns bravery award
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Re: Rottweiler earns bravery award

I have had 3 dogs in my life: a Poodle, an Akita and a Newfoundland. The Poodle was the most unstable and dangerous of the 3. Amazingly, he lived 21 years. Yea poodles, especially Standard Poodles, can be snappy and unpredictable. And I do believe that certain breeds are more likely to have a go, a...