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by ravel30
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: improving my life situation
Replies: 14
Views: 1772

Re: improving my life situation

Hi ratsrcute, Thank you for sharing this with us. Your message touched me deeply because it indirectly makes me think of my current situation. I do not know how to play any instruments but I always wanted to learn the piano or to give a try to composition with the use of a computer. This is somethin...
by ravel30
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 21070

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

That is quite an interesting post. It reminds me why I joined CMG in the first place :D . Difference in opinions, personal insults, bashing, great insights and lots of informations members sharing their thoughts. All the things I like :D Rosner's has his opinion and that is fine by me. But his tone ...
by ravel30
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Short Story Collections
Replies: 11
Views: 3965

Re: Short Story Collections

Hi IcedNote,

My recommandations would be:

Ernest Hemingway (a leader in the genre)
Raymond Carver
Richard Ford
Lorrie Moore
Alice Munro

In no particular order.

Matt.
by ravel30
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3964
Views: 571294

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

Listened to the first disc yesterday and today. It contains the Preludes Volume 1, Images set 1 and set 2. Very nice clear sound and beautiful play. For 13 cdn dollar, I think that this box set is a bargain. Matt. When was the set recorded? I have Crossley's recordings of Janacek on Decca, and they...
by ravel30
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3964
Views: 571294

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

This arrived by the mail today. Brand new for only 13 cdn dollars. Will happily take some time to fully digest and relish this music that I adore played by a pianist that I do not know for now. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZG7Dkx5aL._SL500_AA300_.jpg p.s.: Please don't tell me yet again ...
by ravel30
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3964
Views: 571294

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

This arrived by the mail today. Brand new for only 13 cdn dollars. Will happily take some time to fully digest and relish this music that I adore played by a pianist that I do not know for now. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZG7Dkx5aL._SL500_AA300_.jpg p.s.: Please don't tell me yet again t...
by ravel30
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why don't you people talk about Dukas more?
Replies: 30
Views: 2892

Re: Why don't you people talk about Dukas more?

Does the fact that he's French have anything to do with it... :wink: At least France has some known and appreciated composers. Can't say the same about any welsh composers ;) Nonsense again. I1jXT8k7zWU I consider myself knowledgeable in classical music (in comparison to 'normal' people but not to ...
by ravel30
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Philip Glass Symphony no. 3, Interlude no. 1 and no. 2 from the Civil Wars, Mechanical Ballet from The Voyager and The Light, all conducted by Dennis Russell Davies http://www.tradebit.com/usr/mp3-album/pub/9002/358/358936/35893621.jpg What an amazing discovery for me. I like contemporary music and ...
by ravel30
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why don't you people talk about Dukas more?
Replies: 30
Views: 2892

Re: Why don't you people talk about Dukas more?

Chalkperson wrote:Does the fact that he's French have anything to do with it... :wink:
At least France has some known and appreciated composers. Can't say the same about any welsh composers ;)
by ravel30
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why don't you people talk about Dukas more?
Replies: 30
Views: 2892

Re: Why don't you people talk about Dukas more?

I totally agree with you IcedNote. Dukas deserves a lot more love. L'Apprenti Sorcier is by far his most famous work and is a very popular work. Still, the orchestration of that piece is amazing and this piece is the perfect 'textbook' example of what a great tone poem is. His symphony is superb is ...
by ravel30
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Debussy Collection
Replies: 13
Views: 3544

Re: The Debussy Collection

I found a more detailed listing of the content of that box set on a german website

http://www.zweitausendeins.de/verschied ... ction.html

Looks interesting to a newbie (in comparison not in the absolute) like me :D

Matt.
by ravel30
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Debussy Collection
Replies: 13
Views: 3544

Re: The Debussy Collection

It might perhaps be better to wait for this? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41-w3ZK7ADL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Why would you suggest this set over the other one Erato? For the piano music of Michelangeli (assuming that it is included in that set) Why not get both? Or even get the equivalent by De...
by ravel30
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Debussy Collection
Replies: 13
Views: 3544

Re: The Debussy Collection

Hi Matt I have been interested in the Sony set but am trying to find a more detailed track listing to see how many of the recordings I actually have. Let me know if you find one... By the way I recently picked up this 4 CD set of piano works played by Albert Ferber from Amazon UK. It's a beautiful ...
by ravel30
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Debussy Collection
Replies: 13
Views: 3544

Re: The Debussy Collection

Just from the blurb posted here, I don't see much that would make my list of the top Debussy recordings. What's a big box set worth, regardless of the price, if it doesn't do justice to its subject matter? (The cover doesn't say "The Complete Debussy" and it isn't.) I understand your point John F b...
by ravel30
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Debussy Collection
Replies: 13
Views: 3544

The Debussy Collection

Saw this new 20 cds box set featuring Debussy's music http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W72TnaRuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I do not have too many infos about it so far but I found the following on the amazon.uk website This limited-edition boxed set is for all who would like to hear more from the com...
by ravel30
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Lots of variety today: Shostakovich Cello Sonata from http://www.atriumquartet.com/sites/default/files/emi_2009.jpg?1295797396 Sibelius Symphony no. 5 from http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/54e13cd3aa370e8b9ea5add8c849a3ef/1907544.jpg John Adams Grand Pianola Music from http://pixhost.me/...
by ravel30
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Wow! I have just made a discovery of a new work thanks to http://s3.static69.com/m/image-offre/c/d/6/9/cd698fb057cfaf947385b7affdba853a-300x300.jpg The ballet Orpheus by Stravinsky. The performance from the box set is conducted by Stravinsky himself with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I used to thi...
by ravel30
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Yesterday: Piano Trio by Ernest Chausson from http://pictures.cdconnection.com/covers/392145.jpg Schumann Symphony no. 1 from http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/upc13/886978841124.jpg Today: Pulcinella conducted by Stravinsky from http://s3.static69.com/m/image-offre/c/d/6/9/cd698fb057cfaf947385b...
by ravel30
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Complete Schubert Sonatas - yet another set reissued!
Replies: 16
Views: 6357

Re: Complete Schubert Sonatas - yet another set reissued!

thank you Lance, for a fascinating and for me, timely thread. I cannot express surprise at Sean's lack of ownership of the magnificent Impromptus (Brendel 2CD Philips, with Moments Musicaux & German Dances or Perahia on Sony, Sean) because as of yet, I do not own any of Schubert's Sonatas... yet th...
by ravel30
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Top 10 Contemporary Classical Music Composers
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Top 10 Contemporary Classical Music Composers

Very interesting list IcedNote. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Mattt.
by ravel30
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Noriko OGAWA
Replies: 24
Views: 4209

Re: Noriko OGAWA

It seems to me that good recorded sound is vital in Debussy so that one can hear all the harmonics. Unfortunately, the sound for Gieseking, at least in the EMI "Références" series, is inevitably rather dated. I totally agree with you on that. Many members here are nostalgic and are living in the pa...
by ravel30
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Complete Schubert Sonatas - yet another set reissued!
Replies: 16
Views: 6357

Re: Complete Schubert Sonatas - yet another set!

Very nice comments on that set Lance. I only own the Kempff set and a double Decca set of Schubert's sonatas D.958, 959, 960 and Impromptus played by Schiff. I am sure that these particular recording are included in that box set. If that is the case then I highly recommend it to everybody here. I do...
by ravel30
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Noriko OGAWA
Replies: 24
Views: 4209

Re: Noriko OGAWA

I have my eyes on that box set too Istvan. I listened to some samples and it looks quite amazing. Maestro, I dream of owing the Bazouvet set too and it looks spectacular and among the best but at $20 a cd times 5...I think that I pass on that for now. I also have my eyes on what seem like a beautifu...
by ravel30
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

This morning: The Four Seasons by Vivaldi from this local recording: http://i43.tower.com/images/mm106049834/vivaldi-four-seasons-pinchas-zukerman-cd-cover-art.jpg Mozart Symphony no. 40 and 41 from http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/upc13/886978841124.jpg Bruckner Symphony no. 9 Baremboim/Chicag...
by ravel30
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

maestrob wrote:Image

The new benchmark for solo Debussy.
I would agree with that too.
by ravel30
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The reissue of an interesting cycle of Bruckner's symphonies
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

The reissue of an interesting cycle of Bruckner's symphonies

I learned something amazing yesterday. I am a big fan Bruckner and I own Bruckner's 4 & 9 symphonies by the Chicago Orchestra conducted by Daniel Baremboim. They are all among my favorite recordings of those pieces. Apparently, the complete cycle was recorded in the 70's and 80's, released and forgo...
by ravel30
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Yesterday:

Sibelius Symphonies 4 and 5 from

Image

I am totally in love with this set. Beautifully played.

Matt.
by ravel30
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sibelius Symphony no. 6 from http://images.ariama.com/amg/class/cov200/sony/22881750.jpg Gosh I am happy with my purchase. A superb cycle so far!!! And I only pay $20 for it (brand new) Today Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 1 from http://www.naxos.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/8.553494.jpg Matt.
by ravel30
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Yesterday: Bruckner no. 3 from http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/upc13/886978841124.jpg I did not purchase that box set for the two Bruckner symphonies on but I saw them as a bonus. Upon listening to that symphony yesterday though, I now consider Kubelik to be a great Brucknerian. I never really...
by ravel30
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ivry Gitlis, Sibelius - extraordinary
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Ivry Gitlis, Sibelius - extraordinary

Amazing performance indeed. Thank you for letting me discover this great version.

Matt.
by ravel30
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Lots of music listening over the last two days. Firstly, from my newly wonderful box set: http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/upc13/886978841124.jpg All with Kudelik and the Symphonieochester des Bayerischen Rundfunks Schumann Symphonies 1,2 and 4 (You guys are absolutely right about this cycle. I...
by ravel30
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

My Vlast by Bedrich Smetana Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Naxos http://www.naxos.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/8.550931.jpg You know the feeling you get when you listen to a cd that you haven't listen to in years and then after a few minutes you realize how great that piece is? Well...
by ravel30
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

My Vlast by Bedrich Smetana Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Naxos http://www.naxos.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/8.550931.jpg You know the feeling you get when you listen to a cd that you haven't listen to in years and then after a few minutes you realize how great that piece is? Well ...
by ravel30
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Cd 4 of this wonderful boxset. I know next to nothing when it comes to religious music and I purchased that box set 2 years ago. Lots to discover and rediscover in there. http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/9292e297cd3791e9c090323e751579f8/2658671.jpg http://theblues-thatjazz.com/ObrMuz/Cla...
by ravel30
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Symphony no. 2 'Copernican' Op. 31 by Henryk Gorecki conducted by Antoni Wit/ Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/ ... / Naxos http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2001/May01/gorecki.gif Not as famous as his 3rd but quite wonderful indeed. Symphony no. 2 and Overture Julius Ceasar by ...
by ravel30
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: We Are In the 12th Year of the 21st Century
Replies: 53
Views: 6293

Re: We Are In the 12th Year of the 21st Century

I listened to Michael Torke 'Bright Blue Music' the other day and was happily impressed (It is from 1985 but that is close enough right?). Gi9cesRcEFQ I know that it is not everyone cup of tea but I really Jennifer Higdon's music too. Here is the first part of her piano trio EwRyXvUs9cY And for thos...
by ravel30
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Hello everyone. Long time to see. I listened to the superb Symphonie Fantastique and the Carnival Overture by Berlioz with the LSO conducted by Colin Davis http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Y21ai3T_EVE/TMSKMc3-5BI/AAAAAAAAAdg/1NvMDm4mCOs/s1600/folder.jpg Davis is a fantastic Berlioz conductor, in my opinion...
by ravel30
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Old music that "sounds modern"
Replies: 25
Views: 3799

Re: Old music that "sounds modern"

I am not as knowledgeable as some of you (but still consider that I know a lot) and my choice may be debatable but I always found the Symphonie Fantastique of Berlioz to be ahead of his time. Sure, melodically it is well within its time but the orchestration is top notch. It was composed in 1830 but...
by ravel30
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messian
Replies: 15
Views: 3830

Re: Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messian

Just wanted to thank you all for answering this thread. Much appreciated. Some of you got me very curious about some other pieces by Messian.
One more question for all of you. Are there any pieces (that are relatively famous) that use the Ondes de Martenot?

Matt.
by ravel30
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's your ringtone currently?
Replies: 26
Views: 3108

Re: What's your ringtone currently?

I don't have a cellphone :oops: but I just wanted to say that I think that the choice of the Danse de la fureur as a ringtone is an awesome choice :D and you raised a smile on my face with that choice.

Matt.
by ravel30
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messian
Replies: 15
Views: 3830

Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messian

Here is a piece that I have loved for a few years now. Modern pieces do not get better than this in my opinion and make me wish to explore more pieces written within the last 50 years :D . I have listened to it three times over the last 2 days and I can't stop enjoying it because I find it that inte...
by ravel30
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2470474

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I love to discover new music and have/plan to spend some time listening to the following two naxos cds: First, music from Jeffrey Ryan a Canadian composer. It features the pieces The Linearity of Light, Equilateral and his Symphony no. 1 Fugitive Colours. http://images.borders.com.au/images/bau/MI00...
by ravel30
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Newly converted fan of a pianist that you may know
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Newly converted fan of a pianist that you may know

Dear CMG members, Hope everyone is doing well. Hope everyone is doing well and please forgive my lack of inputs over the last few months. Let's get to the point you may think? Sure thing. First, let me tell you a story. Many years ago my wife (then girlfriend) and I went to the house of some friends...
by ravel30
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Love Siegfried !
Replies: 76
Views: 11433

Re: I Love Siegfried !

I love this cd of the highlights of the Ring http://images.ariama.com/amg/class/cov200/cl100/l149/l149990amyf.jpg and I own and like the 1967 DG recording of Das Rheingold conducted by Karajan. Years ago, I purchased the complete ring cycle by James Levine and the MET orchestra but it has being coll...
by ravel30
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Glass does Sesame Street
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Philip Glass does Sesame Street

Hi IcedNote, I mentioned that piece twice over the last 2 years and it only brought total indifference. http://classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30050&start=50 http://classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34100 That is one reason why I rarely post on CMG now. Not all CMG members ar...
by ravel30
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sketches Of Sibelius 8th Symphony Discovered !
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Re: Sketches Of Sibelius 8th Symphony Discovered !

Thanks for posting that THEHORN. Great news indeed.

Off topic. I will never thank you enough for suggesting me the work of Stenhammar 2 years ago. Superb composer.

Matt.
by ravel30
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your thoughts on Brahms' Op. 116 to 119
Replies: 43
Views: 5462

Re: Your thoughts on Brahms' Op. 116 to 119

Wow! It is great to see that there was once a time when I was interested enough in CMG to start thread :lol: . Still love those
beautiful pieces by Brahms. There is a lot of amazing material from the old Brahms. The clarinet sonatas are a pure delight.

Matt.
by ravel30
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Debussy: Syrinx
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: Debussy: Syrinx

I am sorry Ratsrcute but when it comes to music theory or how to interpret music, I am not very good at it. However, you can count me in as a fan of that piece (and of Debussy's music in general). I can think of three masterpieces of Debussy that feature the flute as among the top instruments: Syrin...
by ravel30
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orpheus in Socialist Hell
Replies: 34
Views: 3128

Re: Orpheus in Socialist Hell

and which notable composers from the hellish era of modern American capitalism, do you think deserve to be remembered? :D Good reply Jared. You made my day :D I just love the way the term 'socialism' appears to have become (at least in the mind of most Tea Party Activists) interchangable with 'Stal...
by ravel30
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orpheus in Socialist Hell
Replies: 34
Views: 3128

Re: Orpheus in Socialist Hell

Jared wrote:and which notable composers from the hellish era of modern American capitalism, do you think deserve to be remembered?
:D Good reply Jared. You made my day :D