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by hautbois
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A beautiful quotation from Schumann
Replies: 1
Views: 491

A beautiful quotation from Schumann

From the linear notes of the recent release of Andreas Staier's Schumann album - Tribute to Bach: "1836 - One evening I went to the Leipzig cemetry to seek the resting place of a great man: I searched for hours, all over the place - but found no 'J.S. Bach'. And when I asked the gravedigger about it...
by hautbois
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's Not Forget Rimsky-Korsakov's Centenary
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Let's Not Forget Rimsky-Korsakov's Centenary

And to remind everyone that there is actually still hope in Rimsky's discography: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51o0T3UtgXL._SS500_.jpg Which contains the best Tsar Bride Overture ever recorded, period! Howard, whom just came back from Verbier Chamber Orchestra's amazing concert directed by ...
by hautbois
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is a Rimsky-Korsakov revival overdue?
Replies: 34
Views: 4560

I think there may be some kind of set on BIS...I like him and have been playing a bunch of Evgeny Svetlanov's discs on Moscow Studio recently, the Operas are great and there are a couple of really good discs by Kees Bakels and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, I kid you not ...but have never he...
by hautbois
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mendelssohn's Masterpiece
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

I do not know which piece by Mendelssohn is his ultimate masterpiece, but, 2 most under rated masterworks by him in my opinion are the Concerto for violin, piano and strings in D minor and the Concerto for piano and strings in a A minor. A must for any fans of classical music, and the best recording...
by hautbois
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Videos of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

MachinaWeapon is a flautist and i know him well personally but we do not play in the same orchestra.

Howard
by hautbois
Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Videos of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Greetings Rolf! Orchestra has not rehearsed since that concert tour (which was a crazy 3 weeks worth of rehearsals and long bus rides, 5/6 concers throughout West Malaysia!) of the Vaughan Williams symphony etc last December. The orchestra will rehearse again in March, and perform in May, August and...
by hautbois
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Isabelle Faust A violinist heard, not seen
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

With Peter Serkin , she's playing the Berg Chamber Concerto for piano and violin with thirteen wind instruments , the first Berg piece to which I listened in its entirety, and which immediately enthralled me. It's really for that piece that I decided that we should go to Symphony this weekend; the ...
by hautbois
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions on the best or your favourite BRUCKNER recordings
Replies: 82
Views: 12549

I am not a fan of ALL the Bruckner symphonies, but I have a special place for No. 5 in B-flat Major, especially with Hans Knappertsbusch who led the Vienna Philharmonic on a British Decca recording. I also have privately-issued recordings with Furtwängler that are quite thrilling, but on No. 5, Kna...
by hautbois
Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Time to think about the Best of 2007
Replies: 49
Views: 4603

I can't stop thinking of Gidon Kremer's After Mozart album on NonSuch after spotting this thread...

Regards,
Howard
by hautbois
Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bartók: Mikrokosmos
Replies: 16
Views: 5671

Jeno Jando recorded the complete Mikrokosmos on Naxos if one is interested.

Howard
by hautbois
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glazunov The Seasons
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Glazunov The Seasons

Can someone recommend me a good recording of Glazunov's Seasons and which recording(s) to avoid? Thankyou.

Howard
by hautbois
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BARSHAI'S MAHLER 5 - just how good is it?
Replies: 18
Views: 2001

I cant say the same for the 10th, but the 5th is MAGICAL.

Howard
by hautbois
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert essentials
Replies: 56
Views: 5581

Schubert - Song cycle "Winterreise" , Ian Bostridge/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Symphonies No. 2,3, 5,9/"Great" and 8/"Unfinished" , Harnoncourt/RCO or Abbado/COE Rachmaninoff - Piano concertos No. 2 and 3 , Rubinstein/Reiner, Argerich/Chailly Symphonic Dances ( Orchestra version ), Symphony No. 2. Ash...
by hautbois
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: We Need Recordings!
Replies: 26
Views: 3548

The sad fact is the commercial mentality governing big music corporations these days. If it isn't going to sell they won't record it. The independents probably cannot afford to produce the recordings. Many do it as a labour of love, hoping just to recover their outlay. There were times when DG issu...
by hautbois
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carl Nielsen
Replies: 23
Views: 2817

The wind quintet is great!

Howard
by hautbois
Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any Dvorak fans on this forum?
Replies: 65
Views: 9210

Czech Suite
Serenade for strings
Serenade for winds
All the tone poems
Cello Concerto
Requiem op. 89

Dvorak, great great great music ALWAYS!
by hautbois
Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kertesz or Kubelik for Dvorak's symphonies 1-9
Replies: 50
Views: 7616

To be slightly ignorant of the original question on this thread, i would skip the veterans and be bold and shout out loud: When we have so many Dvorak 9ths on the market, why do we need more? Well, it is so well crafted and skillfully written, and with an interpretation done so well one cannot help ...
by hautbois
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another Pianist Joins Us At CMG!
Replies: 39
Views: 6946

Ah i just attended her recital here in Malaysia not too long ago of the complete Chopin preludes. Bravo Ms. Acosta!
by hautbois
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Music Magazine Awards Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

I've heard that the Shostakovich disc by the Royal Concertgebouw is quite good. Perhaps now that it has some hardware to its name I will need to pick it up! ;) It is close to perfect, at least when i compare it with Bernstein/CSO. (which is no less good) The interpretation flows and the RCO's sound...
by hautbois
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Serenading bassoons
Replies: 14
Views: 3643

Now i am quite surprised that we have such a pool of double reed players here. Greetings from Malaysia! I am an undergrad oboist soon to commence studies in the Singapore Conservatory. Ahhhh Alex Klein, how i envy all of you! :shock:

Howard
by hautbois
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let Us Help the TIME-LIFE People
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

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by hautbois
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Experiment: place a world-famous musician in a metro subway
Replies: 27
Views: 5722

Context often determines response and I'm not surprised Bell went unrecognized by most. Even classical music lovers do not expect world-class musicians to perform at a subway station. So it becomes interesting this topic, of which do we appreciate something just because we are informed that it is g...
by hautbois
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms PC1 by Curzon and van Beinum (1953)
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

What a performance! Splendid Rolf and once again thankyou for your work!

Howard
by hautbois
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: February 24: Names in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 2889

Lance, according to this (http://www.paul-sacher-stiftung.ch/e/collections/weber.htm), apparently late Margrit Weber passed away in 2001. Her recording with the Bavarian Radio Symphony and Kubelik (if memory serves me right) of Spanish piano music is absolutely fantastic and very enjoyable, what oth...
by hautbois
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Modern Instrumental Music
Replies: 8
Views: 12996

Check out Hermann's Vertigo for that beautiful Tristan like Love theme which appears everytime Madeleine the main female character appears. Ennio Morricone is another composer not to be missed!!!!!!
by hautbois
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

Rameau - Overtures and suites

Raymond Leppard, New Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustav Leonhardt, Orchestra Age of Enlightenment
Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the 18th Century

HIP frenzy!!!
by hautbois
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Harnoncourt's Monteverdi L'Orfeo
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

Harnoncourt's Monteverdi L'Orfeo

I was shown in History class today a video of the titled programme. Is there a commerical recording in dvd/cd format available nowadays? If so on which label? The beautiful ensemble is the Monteverdi orchestra, which i believe Gustav Leonhardt performs on harpsichord (if not mistaken?).

Howard
by hautbois
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Haydn's Cello Concertos 1 and 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

Haydn's Cello Concertos 1 and 2

The list of records available for these 2 works are overwhelming. Which versions are the best at a reasonable price? Peter Wispelwey seems to appeal to me after a browse in Youtube scored his video of the 2nd concerto. Mischa Maisky's is priced absurd on Arkivmusic but i can find a copy at my local ...
by hautbois
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Edvard Grieg
Replies: 19
Views: 5101

The lyric pieces speak for themselves (Emil Gilels on DGG), if you have time to seat down, a good Peer Gynt recording would be so much more than elevator or flight music!
by hautbois
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

http://www.harmoniamundi.com/Publish/album/1039/905264_G.jpg BEETHOVEN. Wind Octet op.103 Septet op.20. Rondino Amphion Bläseroktett (on historical instruments) Rhythmic clarity, contrasts of colors, excellent repertoire, FRESH! BE WARNED, if one does not wish to fall down the pit of permanent "HIP...
by hautbois
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000FI9OT0.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_V53144700_.jpg The first time i received this cd as a gift from a mentor of mine, i was not enthralled, the moment the tsar bride overture reached 15 seconds, i was destined to repeat this cd throughout for over 3 times that same...
by hautbois
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Pieces you wish you weren't burnt out on
Replies: 40
Views: 9937

I wish to erase all the goosebump moments from any of Brahms works and re-experience them once again!
by hautbois
Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

Antonio Pasculli. (1842-1924) Character Pieces and Fantasies. Yeon-Hee Kwak, oboe. Chia Chou, piano. Ursula Eisert, harp. MDG 603-0942-2. Recorded 1998-1999. This disc is showered with prices for performance and recording, and rightly so. Let me tell you what the critics say about it :!: You absolu...
by hautbois
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: These Are America's Top Five Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 11938

We should be happy that we now have so many great orchestras, say compared to fifty years ago. Reading Norman Lebretch's 'The Maestro Myth', a thought occured to me. Many years ago, the big American orchestras had music directors that virtually never left home, this obviously played an important ro...
by hautbois
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

jserraglio wrote:<img src="http://geocities.com/jserraglio/GabrieliBrass.jpg" width="400" height="400">
Has this ever been reissued on cd before?

Howard
by hautbois
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: What Should I Buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2600

Ralph wrote:First, buy NAXOS discs - you'll get a lot of music for your money.

And now is your chance to hear music by Dittersdorf!!!!
I second that, and if you chose wisely, you might end up with more than you bargained for!
by hautbois
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

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Beautiful renditions of Neo-classic music.
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Must be the most under-rated oboist among all non-oboe enthusiasts. Such beautiful music can only be from heaven.
by hautbois
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

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What a way to start off my morning.
by hautbois
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

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BEAU-TI-FUL
by hautbois
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

Currently listening to a colorful 3-CD set of Rimsky-Korsakov's Suites from: -The Snow Maiden -Tsar Saltan -The Invisible City of Kitezh -Christmas Eve -Mlada -The Golden Cockerel Scottish National Orch. / Neeme Järvi - Chandos The Malaysian Philharmonic recorded a beautiful rendition of The Snow M...
by hautbois
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

. . . the Hindemith Concert Music for Strings and Brass . . . . Most days, that is my favorite Hindemith piece of all time, Barry ! Cheers, ~Karl Now i am sure you have heard of the excellent performance in black and white from the composer himself and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, co-incidentall...
by hautbois
Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Shostakivich Picks!
Replies: 18
Views: 3648

Now that is just superb, definitely a no-brainer. Brilliant classics releases superb sets i find, though they are sold at ridiculously expensive prices here in Kuala Lumpur. What a pity. :?
by hautbois
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

George Szell, The Concertgebouw Recordings. 2 cds(Philips)
by hautbois
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Shostakivich Picks!
Replies: 18
Views: 3648

Re: Shostakivich Picks!

Then you should definitely pick up this Brilliant box set. It's very cheap with superb performances; none better: http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/Shostakovich%20Jazz.jpg Sarge I am not sure about the price over there, but Chailly's 2 cds made with the Royal Concertgebouw are absolute...
by hautbois
Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

Following the recent Sibelius fuzz over the board...

Sibelius Symphony No. 1

Sir Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
by hautbois
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Rare horn music by Barry Tuckwell on ABC Classics
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

I love Barry Tuckwell! Thanks for the superb recommendation. I also highly recommend a hearing of Peter Damm's recordings of the Strauss and Mozart concertos (EMI), though 'over-recorded', these renditions are to DIE for, if one could ever be able to get them (i am not sure if these were ever re-iss...
by hautbois
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

Schubert Symphonies No. 2 & 6

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Teldec)

When is Schubert's 250 coming? :twisted: Truly awesome music and i can't believe that i am saying this despite being 19!
by hautbois
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 448384

Wanderer wrote:Rossini: Overtures (Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado).
Beautiful recording! Superb contrasts in dynamics that blew me away.
by hautbois
Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mozart's Last
Replies: 26
Views: 4863

40 Harnoncourt Concertgebouw!!!