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by Tore
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Hungerford CD Album
Replies: 17
Views: 10179

Re: New Hungerford CD Album

Thank you for letting us know about it. Just ordered it via the CDbaby link.

Tore F Steenslid
Sotra, Norway
by Tore
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any of you have noteworthy classical music memorabilia?
Replies: 21
Views: 9060

Re: Any of you have noteworthy classical music memorabilia?

Cecilia Bartoli signed my program after her Concert in Oslo in ca. 1995. I shook her hand and I all managed to say was "Thank you". I also bought online some years ago a copy of "Tribute to Benjamin Britten" where Rostropovich had signed his Chapter. I have, atleast as far as I know, only attended o...
by Tore
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 28
Views: 7651

Re: Windows 10

When I upgraded, I did it manually via this link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 It was a quick download for me (I have a 100Mbit fiberoptic Connection) and the Upgrade took maybe an hour. No errors, no files lost and no need to reinstall drivers or other Software. A litt...
by Tore
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 28
Views: 7651

Re: Windows 10

I have read that it will stop supporting DVDs. As I have a blu-ray player in my pc, I use a different program should I wish to see films on my pc. Tore F Steenslid Sotra, Norway That's terrible news for me-I went years without a DVD drive and just got it when I bought the all-in-one lenovo-my first...
by Tore
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question on transferring Windows Media Player library
Replies: 8
Views: 3347

Re: Question on transferring Windows Media Player library

I have used Windows media player for my music Library for many years. I have looked elsewhere, but I have never found any other Software that is as good. Very good to search for music (it also search inside a search, I can first search "Beethoven" and then "Gardiner" and I find all of John Eliot's r...
by Tore
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 28
Views: 7651

Re: Windows 10

Recently received Windows 10 from Microsoft. It's sitting on my computer unused because I read somewhere that it doesn't come with a media player for CDs, only for DVDs. I listen to CDs while I'm on the computer, so Windows 10, by definition, is so far useless to me. Has anyone out there solved thi...
by Tore
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven Symphony Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 12536

Re: Beethoven Symphony Thread

I did a quick count in my CD-shelves, and found 49 complete CD sets. I also have one set in the mail (Gielen on Hänssler), so that makes in even fifty. Also have the Thielemann on Blu-ray.I love a good Beethoven cycle any day... My very first classical music CD was Stokowski's 9th, on a red cover De...
by Tore
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach's Passacaglia and fuge in C-minor, BWV 582
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

Re: Bach's Passacaglia and fuge in C-minor, BWV 582

welcome to the board. he version for organ is not an arrangement. ;) :) Do you have the performance by Daniel Chorzempa? It is a favorite of mine. I do not have anything with Daniel Chorzempa. A quick search on amazon.co.uk found his recording 2nd hand for £0,01 so I ordered it. Tore F Steenslid ww...
by Tore
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach's Passacaglia and fuge in C-minor, BWV 582
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

Bach's Passacaglia and fuge in C-minor, BWV 582

I have recently been looking through my recordings of Bach's Passacaglia and fuge in C-minor, BWV 582. I have found arrangements for organ, piano, piano-duo, brass band and orchestra. I have done a search online and found recordings for recorder Quartet, gituar Quartet, harpsichord and accordion. Wh...
by Tore
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remember Collins Classics?
Replies: 8
Views: 2680

Re: Remember Collins Classics?

Sure do remember them! I've got 35 of their discs and (you probably won't believe this), but one of my favourites is Peter Maxwell Davies' "An Orkney Wedding" [15242]. I heard a live performance of the work a few years ago with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - and simply HAD to have this music avai...
by Tore
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remember Collins Classics?
Replies: 8
Views: 2680

Re: Remember Collins Classics?

Collins Classics was a wonderful label. It was a terrible loss that they went under. A quick search through my database gave me 37 titles. They did wonderful work with their recordings of and by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. They also startet the English song series that Naxos continued. Also some great...
by Tore
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Seattle Ring from Asher Fisch
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

Re: New Seattle Ring from Asher Fisch

I did an Amazon search for Peter Hofmann, and I found a Karajan Holländer that I didn't have. According to the reviews Hofmann sings the role of Erik. Will arrive in my mail-Box in a week or two for appr. £6. Gotta love second-hand shopping on Amazon. Anyone know this recording? There were not much ...
by Tore
Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Seattle Ring from Asher Fisch
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

Re: New Seattle Ring from Asher Fisch

I have several works that I normally will buy automatically: Britten's War Requiem, Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius and the symphonies of Vaughan Williams are some + The Ring of cource. Each new recordings brings something new to me, and expands my love for this music. No singers...
by Tore
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Seattle Ring from Asher Fisch
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

Re: New Seattle Ring from Asher Fisch

It's been a while since I listened to the Asher Fisch Melba Ring. I have been re-listening to it a little bit the last few days, and I have been enjoying it. Whenever I hear about new Rings, the "hoarder-gene" in me is activated... I have way to many complete sets, but there are always room for some...
by Tore
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Seattle Ring from Asher Fisch
Replies: 17
Views: 3429

New Seattle Ring from Asher Fisch

MDT is listing a new Wagner Ring with Asher Fisch conducting the Seattle Opera: http://www.mdt.co.uk/wagner-der-ring-des-nibelungen-orchestra-asher-fisch-avie-14cds.html Anyone familiar with it? My reason for asking is that I already have one complete Ring with him from The State opera of South Aust...
by Tore
Sat May 26, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking stock: Britten´s War Requiem
Replies: 22
Views: 9179

Re: Taking stock: Britten´s War Requiem

Other recordings not mentioned by others are:


Martyn Brabbins (1996) on Naxos

Helmuth Rilling on Hänssler

Ernest Ansermet (1967) on Cascavelle

William Hall (1989) on Klavier.

Tore F Steenslid
www.steenslid.com
Sotra, Norway
by Tore
Wed May 02, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you have a treasured "collectible" from classical music?
Replies: 22
Views: 5678

Re: Do you have a treasured "collectible" from classical mus

A few years ago, I got hold of a first edition of "Tribute to Benjamin Britten on his fiftieth birthday" where Mstislav Rostropovich had signed his chapter in the book. I also got Cecilia Bartoli to autograph her program after her mid-90s concert in Oslo. Tore F Steenslid Sotra, Norway www.steenslid...
by Tore
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite orchestral songs
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Favorite orchestral songs

We all know the usual suspects: Strauss and Mahler. Who else is on your list? Sibelius? Schoenberg? I've always liked Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony. You? -G I am very fond of Benjamin Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, op. 31. My favourite recording is the 1944 Decca recording with Peter ...
by Tore
Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti's Tosca on Sony Opera House
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Muti's Tosca on Sony Opera House

Depends how many other versions you have - is this your eighth or your first. If the former, nothing to lose (and I like Nucci as a baritone; don't know the others). If you don't have the legendary Callas conducted by de Sabata, or Callas with Pretre, or Freni/Pavarotti with Rescigno, definitely ge...
by Tore
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Muti's Tosca on Sony Opera House
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Muti's Tosca on Sony Opera House

Does anyone know this recording: https://secure.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/pages/product/product.asp?ctlg=&prod=88697985882 Muti conducting with orchestra and chorus of La Scala. Not much info about this recording on the MDT website. Recording date, sound quality and is it a recording worth my attention? Tor...
by Tore
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Love Siegfried !
Replies: 76
Views: 15891

Re: I Love Siegfried !

barney wrote:
bigshot wrote:Karajan's Siegfried isn't well sung.
better than my siegfried in the shower, no doubt.
Propably way better than my Siegfried-sing along in the car too... Notung! Notung! Neidliches Schwert!!

Tore F Steenslid
Sotra, Norway
http://www.steenslid.com
by Tore
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Love Siegfried !
Replies: 76
Views: 15891

Re: I Love Siegfried !

I was fortunate to be able to see Siegfried in concert in Bergen last week (on the 24th). Kent Nagano conducting the Bergen philharmonic orchestra. A marvelous evening. Details of the cast here should anyone be interestet: http://www.nyop.no/?page=28&show=184&news=113 I was listening to Karajan's re...
by Tore
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sir Colin Davis' Beethoven symphonies on Newton Classics
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Sir Colin Davis' Beethoven symphonies on Newton Classics

Hello all! I found this item in the September listings on the MDT website: https://secure.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/pages/product/product.asp?ctlg=MDT&prod=8802077 Sir Colin Davis conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden in the Beethoven symphonies, apparenty around 1990. Does anyone know about it? Is this the ...
by Tore
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler's Second----best recording....?!
Replies: 46
Views: 22683

Re: Mahler's Second----best recording....?!

I assume this will be this group's future favourite recording:

http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/product//6473632.htm

Sir Simon Rattle's new Mahler 2 with the Berliner philharmoniker

Tore F Steenslid
Sotra, Norway
www.steenslid.com
by Tore
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do you like or dislike about HvK?
Replies: 88
Views: 32241

Re: What do you like or dislike about HvK?

I rank Karajan's late 60s Ring among my favourites. I also have a glorious Verdi Requiem on DVD from the same time period, from La Scala. It is my favourite Verdi Requiem. It's also very nice to watch a young Pavarotti along side the beautiful Leontyne Price. Tore F Steenslid www.steenslid.com Sotra...
by Tore
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best "First" symphonies
Replies: 69
Views: 25475

Re: Best "First" symphonies

This topic has been visited before, IIRC - tho quite some time ago... there are so many great symphonic composers - whose "First" symphony is best ?? this of course could mean - the greatest , or it could mean - your favorite :) for me: Sibelius Shostakovich Walton I am very fond of Ralph Vaughan W...
by Tore
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: James Levine's Mahler Cycle...
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: James Levine's Mahler Cycle...

He never recorded the 2nd or 8th Symphonies but RCA is releasing the ones he did record, this link is from Amazon France...also on this link you can see that they are also releasing the Budapest Quartet's Beethoven Cycle... http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0041LXX2G/ref=pe_32231_22427361_pe_epc_t3 Thank yo...
by Tore
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best MAIL ORDER firm
Replies: 18
Views: 6095

Re: Best MAIL ORDER firm

I have never had any trouble with MDT. I must have received hundreds, if not thousands, of packages from them the almost 20 years I have been using them and I can't remember ever receiving a broken CD. Their customer service is good, always got a quick reply. Never got any packages lost in the mail ...
by Tore
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: James Levine's Mahler Cycle...
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: James Levine's Mahler Cycle...

He never recorded the 2nd or 8th Symphonies but RCA is releasing the ones he did record, this link is from Amazon France...also on this link you can see that they are also releasing the Budapest Quartet's Beethoven Cycle... http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0041LXX2G/ref=pe_32231_22427361_pe_epc_t3 Thank yo...
by Tore
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Has anyone ever heard of/used pristineclassical.com?
Replies: 17
Views: 5011

Re: Has anyone ever heard of/used pristineclassical.com?

Lance, please let me know if this is out of bounds on this forum, if so I'd be happy to remove it. I'm curious to know if anyone has ever downloaded any of the FLAC files available on pristine classical. I've tried looking for reviews of the site, but it appears to be a collectors' site specializin...
by Tore
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is your dream music vacation?
Replies: 46
Views: 7337

Re: What is your dream music vacation?

I have several musical voyages I would love to attend: The proms in London, Wagner in Bayreuth, Tosca at La Scala (or any other major Italian opera house), a visit to the Elgar Birthplace Museum and most important of all: a string quartet on a beach in Hawaii. I have been able to fulfill some dreams...
by Tore
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Have Decca and DG given up on Blu-ray?
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Have Decca and DG given up on Blu-ray?

I am a big fan of classical music blu-rays, so I try to follow the major web-stores on what's new. Amazon UK only list one DG/Decca title released the last 90 days: Anne-Sophie Mutter doing Brahms violin sonatas. There are none listed available for pre-order. I checked my own blu-rays, and I only ha...
by Tore
Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greatest 20th century composer
Replies: 154
Views: 26182

Re: Greatest 20th century composer

If the question is who composed the greatest music in the 20th century, then I have several names worth mentioning: Gustav Mahler, with his 9th symphony. My candidate for greateast ever 20th century symphony. Giacomo Puccini, with Tosca (premiered january 14, 1900) and also his aria from Turandot Ne...
by Tore
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Online purchase of classical CDs
Replies: 25
Views: 3871

Re: Online purchase of classical CDs

Where are you purchasing classical CDs from lately, and why? Most of my orders for the last year have been through MDT in England (I live in Canada). However, I see the pound is quite a bit higher now, and with increases in shipping charges, my last order went to Amazon USA. I'm not particularly fo...
by Tore
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arne Nordheim no longer among us
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: Arne Nordheim no longer among us

The Norwegian goverment has decided to give Arne Nordheim an official state funeral. This is normal in Norway for people of special importance.

Tore F Steenslid
Sotra, Norway
www.steenslid.com
by Tore
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arne Nordheim no longer among us
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Arne Nordheim no longer among us

The Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim died saturday (june 5th) morning at the age of 78. http://www.dagbladet.no/2010/06/05/kultur/musikk/komponist/12016108/ I am not much familiar with his music, but I attended a gala-performance of the ballet The Tempest some years ago. It was quite fascinating, an...
by Tore
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 10 (or so) opera DVDs
Replies: 24
Views: 3142

Re: 10 (or so) opera DVDs

Opera really looks and sounds great on BluRay, are you going to get the Oppo...i'll post a list of my favourite ten tonight, including an exceptional new Ring from the Circle de Soleil... :wink: I have this new Ring on Blu-Ray. It's Mehta conducting in Valencia. It drives my wife nuts when I turn u...
by Tore
Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RIP Philip Langridge
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: RIP Philip Langridge

I am very sorry to hear this. I was a big fan of his.

Tore F Steenslid
Sotra, Norway
www.steenslid.com
by Tore
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera News Pans The Weimar Ring On Blu Ray
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Opera News Pans The Weimar Ring On Blu Ray

BBC Music magazine also butcher this Weimar Ring. In their february edition they give both Siegfried and Götterdämmerung 1 star. "Propably the worst Ring on DVD", they say. I have this Siegfried on Blu-ray myself, and it's never going to be among my favourites. I do not like it. There are currently ...
by Tore
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Drawing the line. How many versions?
Replies: 37
Views: 3351

Re: Drawing the line. How many versions?

There are some works where I will never draw the line. My biggest passion is Purcell's Dido & Aeneas where I have 47 different recordings on CD and blue-ray. I do not know of any recordings I do not own. I have 32 Recordings, my favourite is actually the last one I bought, Simone Kermes on Alpha......
by Tore
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Drawing the line. How many versions?
Replies: 37
Views: 3351

Re: Drawing the line. How many versions?

The love of certain pieces of music make it impossible to stop. Every recording is different and brings something to new or different to the listener. The tempo, size of the orchestra, various arrangements or versions, HIP or not HIP, different soloists etc. There are some works where I will never d...
by Tore
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pristineclassics-Yes Or No?
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Pristineclassics-Yes Or No?

I am a big fan of Pristine classics. I have bought loads of their downloads. The sound is propably is as good as it's possible to be, as all recordings are 50+ years old

Tore F Steenslid
www.steenslid.com
Sotra, Norway
by Tore
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music about death or dying
Replies: 47
Views: 4482

Re: Music about death or dying

When I am laid in earth (Dido's lament) from Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas. It's very moving music.

Tore F Steenslid
www.steenslid.com
Sotra, Norway
by Tore
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michael Tippett
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Re: Michael Tippett

I suppose this is the time to mention that I have a Sir Michael Tippett website: http://www.steenslid.com/music/tippett/index.htm It's been a while since I updated it. Does someone know what has happened to the official Tippett website at : http://www.michael-tippett.com ? Tore F Steenslid www.steen...
by Tore
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 20th Century British Piano Music
Replies: 23
Views: 2090

Re: 20th Century British Piano Music

You could try some of these albums from the British music society:

http://www.classicsonline.com/British_Music_Society/

Tore F Steenslid
www.steenslid.com
Sotra, Norway
by Tore
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vaughan Williams: "Songs of Travel"
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Vaughan Williams: "Songs of Travel"

Another version I have not heard but would expect to be exemplary is by baritone Benjamin Luxon with David Willison at the piano [Chandos 8475 issued in 1992]. Does anyone know this particular recording? I have this recording, and I like it very much. It also includes House of life and other songs....
by Tore
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Peter Pears sings 'Sanctus fortis, sanctus Deus'-Like?
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Peter Pears sings 'Sanctus fortis, sanctus Deus'-Like?

Huge fan of The dream of Gerontius. Being "Elgar-crazy" I have 16 different recordings of this masterpiece. It's difficult to name a favourite though. Have you read "The best of me - a Gerontius centenary companion" issued by Elgar Editions? Big fan of Sir Peter too. He is fenomenal in Britten's voc...
by Tore
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody own the EMI Vaughan Williams Collector's Edition?
Replies: 52
Views: 5404

Re: Anybody own the EMI Vaughan Williams Collector's Edition?

Lance wrote:Now, to acquire all the man's FILM music!
Besides the 3 CDs on Chandos, there is also a CD on Marco Polo with Andrew Penny conducting

http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue ... x?pid=1307

Tore F Steenslid
Sotra, Norway
www.steenslid.com
by Tore
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar Cello Concerto On Viola...........
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Elgar Cello Concerto On Viola...........

It's available for download here: http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue ... pid=876486.

All movements can be sampled for the first 30 seconds.

Tore F Steenslid
Sotra, Norway
www.steenslid.com
by Tore
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar Cello Concerto On Viola...........
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Elgar Cello Concerto On Viola...........

I ordered this CD from MDT a few days ago. I am not quite sure what to expect, but I am looking forward to listen to the recording.

Tore F Steenslid
Sotra, Norway
www.steenslid.com