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by erato
Thu May 05, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Having Heard The Two Symphonies Of Kalinnikov ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2736

Re: Having Heard The Two Symphonies Of Kalinnikov ...

John F wrote: If your radio station plays music you personally don't think much of, that gives you a break to go do something else. :)
Unfortunately, that's what she just did.
by erato
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ormandy's all-Sibelius box is out!
Replies: 15
Views: 3099

Re: Ormandy's all-Sibelius box is out!

A sure sign that they are preparing a giga Ormandy box, so that they can sell most of his recordings multiple times over.
by erato
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: There's Madness In Schonberg's Method
Replies: 27
Views: 3512

Re: There's Madness In Schonberg's Method

Pollock is not about chaos. It's poetry of the very subtlest kind.
by erato
Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, who's biting on these €50,000 headphones?
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: So, who's biting on these €50,000 headphones?

http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/3/9663230/sennheisers-new-orpheus-headphones-will-cost-you-55000 If you're tired of those Apple EarPods, I have a treat for you. Sennheiser is attempting to make the world's best headphones. Again. Back in 1991, Sennheiser created the Orpheus HE90, which became widel...
by erato
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Andras Schiff Condemns Hungarian Government
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: Andras Schiff Condemns Hungarian Government

If there is a country in Central Europe that should not have devolved from liberal democracy after the fall of Communism, it is Hungary. I would add the Czech Republic to that statement, but yes, indeed. What's happened in Hungary is disheartening. But also they have a quite different history and p...
by erato
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: French Chamber Music
Replies: 18
Views: 4185

Re: French Chamber Music

Faure. More or less all of it. And Debussy's late sonatas, as already mentioned
by erato
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DGG-Archiv Box: Bach Sacred Masterpieces
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Re: DGG-Archiv Box: Bach Sacred Masterpieces

Hasn't this been available for at least 5 or 6 years?
by erato
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where are all the ladies on CMG?
Replies: 54
Views: 5961

Re: Where are all the ladies on CMG?

You mean dulcinea isn't female? :shock:
by erato
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The return of L'Aiglon
Replies: 12
Views: 1778

Re: The return of L'Aiglon

Good news that Decca is to take on a project of this nature. This suggests that they are willing to expand their repertoire somewhat and not just record the same old warhorses. I shall definitely buy it--the only question is whether I file it under Ibert or under Honegger? I would probably go for H...
by erato
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A new orchestral hall in Paris
Replies: 13
Views: 1766

Re: A new orchestral hall in Paris

So Ravel only has one piano concerto? News to me.
by erato
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera About War in Afghanistan?
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Opera About War in Afghanistan?

It's a good set as well. I've enjoyed it plenty.
by erato
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Requests:
Replies: 16
Views: 2321

Re: Two Requests:

No Nielsen either as far as I can see, though he is a pivotal figure in the transition from romanticism to modernism.
by erato
Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Communist Propaganda Music
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Communist Propaganda Music

Shostakovich's most notorious piece of propaganda music is "Song of the Forests," a cantata celebrating the reforestation of the steppes under Stalin and composed in 1949, shortly after Shostakovich (and others) had been publicly accused of "formalism" and their music dropped from performance. Unde...
by erato
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some new big-box sets to watch for ...
Replies: 23
Views: 5587

Re: Some new big-box sets to watch for ...

There's a 63 CD Fritz Reiner box announced for september on the jpc.de website.
by erato
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some new big-box sets to watch for ...
Replies: 23
Views: 5587

Re: Some new big-box sets to watch for ...

The Graffman set: 1.CD Schubert: Wanderer-Fantasie;Prokofieff: Klaviersonaten Nr. 2 & 3 2.CD Prokofieff: Klavierkonzert Nr. 3;Symphonie Nr. 1 “Klassische” 3.CD Schumann: Klaviersonate g-moll op. 22;Symphonische Etüden 4.CD Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 5.CD Chopin: Balladen Nr. 1-4;Andante spianato &...
by erato
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 100 Best Classical Recordings....Another List.........
Replies: 13
Views: 3888

Re: The 100 Best Classical Recordings....Another List.......

Sanderlings Brahms cycle actually is seriously good, and undeservedly overlooked.
by erato
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In December
Replies: 13
Views: 8145

Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Quite a lot of these discs have, since the last time it was available, been released in various performer-focused smaller Sony budget boxes; like Reiner's Strauss, Munch etc, and I guess much of it will appear in future releases. Since I've bought a few of those already I guess I'll pass.
by erato
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gramophone Awards 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2031

Re: Gramophone Awards 2012

But best artist of the year? The great Italian soprano Roberta Invernizzi whose brilliant Vivaldi arias cd in Glossa won golden reviews and lost best recital of the year, no wonder, to a British countertenor who is far from the best around (no match for American Lawrence Zazzo, French Philippe Jaro...
by erato
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleaning vinyl with wood glue
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: Cleaning vinyl with wood glue

A wellknown method in hifi circles.
by erato
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why do the Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids and Ferrets ...
Replies: 30
Views: 3872

Re: Why do the Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids and Ferrets ...

The best chamber music - by far - written between Brahms and Debussy. And some of the best and most probing piano music of the same period, though it doesn't yield its secrets easily to the casual observer. A sublime master.
by erato
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven violin sonatas
Replies: 13
Views: 9659

Re: Beethoven violin sonatas

Suk/Panenka is my prime recommendation. But there are so many good sets....
by erato
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A really lovely Anthology of English Song (Dal-Segno)
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: A really lovely Anthology of English Song (Dal-Segno)

jbuck919 wrote:
absinthe wrote:John Constable?

He wasn't at all bad at art either when he was younger.
He was also Samuel Coleridge's tailor.
I must say that that is the most multitalented policeman I've ever encountered.
by erato
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Debussy Collection
Replies: 13
Views: 4058

Re: The Debussy Collection

It might perhaps be better to wait for this?

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by erato
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's Wrong With Us Opera People!
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: What's Wrong With Us Opera People!

Probably I'm an anomaly here, as I mostly listen to opera up to Mozart (listening to Gluck's Ezio now) with a particular love for early Venetian opera (Cavalli, Monteverdi et al); at the other end my opera interest picks up with some of Richard Strauss' stuff, early Hindemith and so on....
by erato
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Soprano Christine Brewer's new CD
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: Soprano Christine Brewer's new CD

I may buy this (I have a sweet tooth), even though it comes as a disappointment that John B Steane wrote the notes for his disc prior to his passing. How much more interesting they would have been if they had been written after...........
by erato
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Snow & wind in Binghamton = great listening time!
Replies: 25
Views: 4893

Re: Snow & wind in Binghamton = great listening time!

^^ happy listening, Lance! it's been around 5 degrees here, with a pale blue sky... certainly milder than it was last year. That said, the hostel has been booked out by a family group who are celebrating a surprise 50th birthday. enjoy your time of peace... 8) :D After 50 years, how surprised shoul...
by erato
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's your ringtone currently?
Replies: 26
Views: 4191

Re: What's your ringtone currently?

Marimba. I also like to sit in the front rows of the Avery Fisher Hall. :wink:
by erato
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elisabeth Söderström (soprano) returns on Decca
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Elisabeth Söderström (soprano) returns on Decca

You should add the reissue of her Chopin Songbook, also on Eloquence, to your post. A marvellous disc (some reasonably straight, strophic songs, but also some very interesting ones, all gloriously sung).
by erato
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Glaring Weak Spot of Modern Music:
Replies: 27
Views: 3690

Re: The Glaring Weak Spot of Modern Music:

Probably the Rutter rut.
by erato
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Robert Fuchs Piano Trios by the Gould Piano Trio
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Robert Fuchs Piano Trios by the Gould Piano Trio

It's a great disc, and I've had it for a year.
by erato
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gidon Kremer - another surprise
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Gidon Kremer - another surprise

I think Bryn Terfel may have been the last ugly artist to make it large commercially.
by erato
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Meyerbeer: 26 SONGS on Naxos, some premieres!
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Meyerbeer: 26 SONGS on Naxos, some premieres!

What few Meyerbeer songs I've heard, eg from von Otter, have always struck me as very fine. Looking forward to this, thanks for the advance warning.
by erato
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What about the piano music of Josef Rheinberger?
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: What about the piano music of Josef Rheinberger?

I ordered it (and got a confirmation) from amazon.co.uk while it was mispriced at 15 £.
by erato
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For the Pfitzner fans ..
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: For the Pfitzner fans ..

It's very beautiful, but also very stern. Like Parsifal without the laughs.
by erato
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPO musicians suspended in wake of Proms concert disruption
Replies: 72
Views: 9868

Re: Anti-Israel protests disrupt BBC Proms concert

John F wrote: As for antisemitism, I understand that the protest wasn't against Jews but against the policies of the state of Israel. Whatever some may think, this is a real and crucial distinction.
Just what I was going to post when I saw your words.
by erato
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Don't look now, but classical CD sales are up!
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: Don't look now, but classical CD sales are up!

I bought the DG Liszt box as well as the Universal complete Verdi (from amazon.it) within the last two days, so I demand some recognition for this.
by erato
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steinberg EMI Icon Box
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

Re: Steinberg EMI Icon Box

No, too much standard repertoire. The Handley/Mackerras boxes seems more interesting.
by erato
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steinberg EMI Icon Box
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

Re: Steinberg EMI Icon Box

Contents: CD 1 Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 'Eroica' [1] I Allegro con brio [2] II Marcia funèbre: Adagio assai [3] III Scherzo: Allegro vivace [4] IV Finale: Allegro molto Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Recorded: 30 October 1955, Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in ...
by erato
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kissin's Liszt recital at the Verbier Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 944

Re: Kissin's Liszt recital at the Verbier Festival

I heard him do the exactly same program in Bergen in May, and it was an absolutely outstanding recital, one of the best I've been to.
by erato
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Gramophone 2011 Award Nominees
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: The Gramophone 2011 Award Nominees

And no German, Austrian, Dutch or US orchestras in the Orchestral section. One French, one Norwegian, one Czech and 3 UK orchestras. Of course the US orchestras don't record much, but still.....
by erato
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CDs you want to see (and own) before you kick the bucket ...
Replies: 45
Views: 5857

Re: CDs you want to see (and own) before you kick the bucket

Lance; you are in luck. For release in September: THE LISZT LEGACY Claudio Arrau – First release CD 1 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas op. 106 “Hammerklavier” | op. 13 “Pathétique” CD 2 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight” | op. 57 “Appassionata” | op. 81a “Les Adieux” Chopin: Fantaisie op. 49 ...
by erato
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions sought on the works of Jascha Heifetz.
Replies: 41
Views: 3092

Re: Opinions sought on the works of Jascha Heifetz.

What; no remote? Considering all the stuff you do not like, you must be very fit indeed!
by erato
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Anniversaries 2011?
Replies: 42
Views: 6911

Re: Composer Anniversaries 2011?

jbuck919 wrote:
RebLem wrote:
karlhenning wrote:
Lance wrote:Well, I'm not crazy about I am happy to give Menotti equal billing with Gershwin, if anyone thinks that will help. :mrgreen:
He's that great? I wasn't aware of that. Must explore - urgently!
by erato
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Monteverdi; your favourites
Replies: 42
Views: 11825

Re: Monteverdi; your favourites

The BBC DVD with Jacobs conducting and Keenlyside is wonderful, the untraditional (though eminently believable) choreography is mesmerizing.
by erato
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Best Choir In The Classical World Is................
Replies: 41
Views: 6316

Re: The Best Choir In The Classical World Is................

I find these rankings that the G has started to do particularly asinine and indicative of the continuing decline of this once interesting magazine.
by erato
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Honolulu Symphony Is No More
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: Honolulu Symphony Is No More

A pity for it's Norwegian founder the composer and painter Alf Hurum. There's a fine Simax disc with his symphony and string quartet.
by erato
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'm Listening to a Symphony by Bloch, ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1632

Re: I'm Listening to a Symphony by Bloch, ...

Bloch is hard to get a handle on, active in an ever changing multitude of styles. Barnstorming late-romantic, expressionist, Jewish nationalist, neoclassicist; take your pick.

His first string quartet is one of the glories of that particular genre.
by erato
Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grammy 2011 Best Classical Album-The 5 Best?
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Grammy 2011 Best Classical Album-The 5 Best?

I bought around 500 classical CDs last year, and didn't even consider any of these as relevant purchases. Enough said I think.