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by Jppiano
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shura Cherkassky
Replies: 20
Views: 2694

Re: Shura Cherkassky

About Shura.... I DID hear him a lot - over 40 times between 1977 and 1995. He was the most wonderfully idiosyncratic and unpredictable artist - one never knew how he would play any work, but it was always fresh and spontaneous. I always found it interesting that his favorite pianist was Argerich - ...
by Jppiano
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gary Graffman (pianist) oldies appearing again!
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Gary Graffman (pianist) oldies appearing again!

Graffman just appeared at the 2010 IKIF (International Keyboard Institute and Festival) at Mannes last month, and he performed for about 10 minutes (most of it was an interview and recordings/videos). He only plays LH rep these days, and he plays that rep very well indeed. He played the 2 Scriabin O...
by Jppiano
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prokofiev Piano Sonatas
Replies: 28
Views: 2980

Re: Prokofiev Piano Sonatas

Cant argue about Richter - if the Carnegie 1960 performances can be obtained, they are amazing (of 6 and 8 - I believe that they were reissued by the Canadian label Doremi) - as far as a complete set, I would probably vote for Nissman (I have to admit I havent heard any of the Reikaillo - he is a ve...
by Jppiano
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Need best wishes from CMG friends
Replies: 53
Views: 4326

Re: Need best wishes from CMG friends

Hey, Dave

I can only add my best wishes and thoughts that your wife will make a speedy and complete recovery. Medical science is always improving, and the prognosis is very good. Keep us informed....

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mindru Katz-Do You Know This Great Pianist?
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: Mindru Katz-Do You Know This Great Pianist?

I agree that Mindru Katz was a truly great pianist. Some of his recordings are landmarks of that particular repertoire. I have a few live concerts with him, and they are amazing. Pity I never had the chance to hear him live.
by Jppiano
Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Herman Berlinski
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Herman Berlinski

As Donald knows, I met Mr. Berlinski and his wife, who is still alive and well as she approaches her 100th birthday. He was a very interesting man and an unjustly neglected composer.
by Jppiano
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The women in Marc-André Hamelin's life ...
Replies: 13
Views: 4421

Re: The women in Marc-André Hamelin's life ...

I am not sure about the purpose of this post, either, Lance. Marc and Jody had a long relationship and marriage, which unfortunately, as is true of many, ran its course. Cathy Fuller is Marc's fiancee, and the woman to whom he refers as his "Soul Mate and Life Partner", and who he will marry as soon...
by Jppiano
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NY meet-up update
Replies: 16
Views: 1821

Re: CMG NY meet-up update

ARRGGGHH!!!!!

I just looked at the post of the menu, and realized that I have a gig at 7:30 that day! So......if we move it to 7, I wont be able to attend. 5 is fine; let me know ASAP. Thanks, John

Joe
by Jppiano
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NY meet-up update
Replies: 16
Views: 1821

Re: CMG NY meet-up update

Hey, Guys

I am fine with 7 - or 5 - or 9!

PS If we have to change the restaurant, I have a few ideas for alternatives.....

Joe
by Jppiano
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Planning the next CMG get-together
Replies: 145
Views: 5947

I am in!!!!

Of course, depends when - but I sure will try!

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How many scores do you own?
Replies: 40
Views: 1911

What a question....

I have been organizing them the past 3 weeks (thanks to my assistant!). If I had to hazard a guess, about 4000 - mostly piano, but lots of orchestral and chamber music.....

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 4th - 2 additions
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Of Gutmans........

Hi, Lance

No, Renana is not related to Natalia. She is a marvelous pianist - her signature piece is the Hammerklavier! - and she was a student of Richard Goode, who considers her one of his best students ever.....

Joe
by Jppiano
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Krystian Zimerman - I-d-i-o-t
Replies: 35
Views: 3199

Krystian Zimerman - I-d-i-o-t

So he has cancelled the 1st 3 concerts of his so-called US "tour", citing health issues. As far as I am concerned, the only health issues he has are between his ears.......

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 4th - 2 additions
Replies: 2
Views: 453

April 4th - 2 additions

Born 1956 - Allan Evans - pianophile, musicologist and owner of Arbiter Records
Born 1980 - Renana Gutman - pianist
by Jppiano
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: IMPORTANT: CMG's May 2nd Meet-Up in New York
Replies: 30
Views: 1702

Re: CMG's May 2nd gettogether in New York

I am in! And if there is a better half by then, she will be, too....

Joe
by Jppiano
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Hamelin at the Met Museum, NYC
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Hamelin's 1991 Alkan Concerto

Hi, all Some details about the Music & Arts recording of the Alkan concerto with MAH - it was done the day after he played an amazing concert including the concerto (the concert was Oct 20, 1991 - the recording done on the 21st). I had planned to go up there to hear it - that was the 1st time I hear...
by Jppiano
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rachmaninoff third Piano Concerto
Replies: 50
Views: 3636

Curious....

Hey, Lance Who is the person on CMG who has tried to acquire every recording of Rach 3? There is a fellow in Kansas named Scott Colebank who, as far as I know, DOES have every recording ever made. Oh, my top 5: Horowitz/Coates (Electrifying without too many later Horowitz weirdnesses) Cliburn/Kondra...
by Jppiano
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Medications taken by CMGers ...
Replies: 59
Views: 2256

About weight loss and meds.....

When I was almost 310 Lbs, and never exercising, I was on 3 BP meds (Procardia and Hyzaar, which actually is 2 meds in one....). After my diet (I am now around 210) and with a very regular exercise regiment, I am now on a low dose of a much weaker med known as Azor. That weight loss really helps, gu...
by Jppiano
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Hamelin at the Met Museum, NYC
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Re: Hamelin at the Met Museum, NYC

Just found this - not sure what Topol means about this criticism, but the Alkan Concerto is far more than a simple virtuoso showpiece - there are amazing musical moments in this work (such as the use of a whole tone scale in 1857!). I find the concept of the piece quite staggering, and have for the ...
by Jppiano
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Deaths (Music-related) in 2008 - Alphabetical
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Pierre Sarcan?

Isn't it Sancan?

Joe
by Jppiano
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Desert island pianist
Replies: 68
Views: 3881

OK, here it is - my live Cherkassky

Cherkassky, Japan Tokyo 1995 Cherkassky, Shura 4/13/91 Queens College "Beethoven: Op. 35. Brahms: Op. 5. Scriabin: Op. 30. Chopin: Op. 23. Liszt: Tarantella. Encore" Cassette (2) Cherkassky, Shura 4/21/91 Sunset Theater, Carmel, CA Beethoven: Op. 35. Brahms: Op. 5. Scriabin: Op. 30. Chopin: Op. 23. ...
by Jppiano
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Desert island pianist
Replies: 68
Views: 3881

Tough choice, but.....

If I really had to pick ONE, assuming that I could take all the live recordings I also have of this pianist, then it would have to be Cherkassky. Hamelin 2nd, Horowitz 3rd......

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pieces for Enormous Orchestras
Replies: 95
Views: 6140

Thanks for the Holst corrections, guys!

Esp Karl - I wasnt surer about the Horns, actually. When I saw the NYP do it with Metha, the strings were certainly augmented (I remember about 20 1st's).

BTW, another piece for huge orchestra is David Del Tredici's orchestral virtuoso showpiece Tattoo......

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Famed Recording Engineer Disappears (Almost)
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Me, Cantankerous?????

Nah, I am the same old (loveable?) self - and have FAR more energy and of course feel great! I recommend this highly!

Joe
by Jppiano
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Famed Recording Engineer Disappears (Almost)
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Well, this is a surprise!

I just found out about this thread this minute! Thanks for the kudos, Lance, and thanks to Don for mentioning it. I am always a bit surprised about the reaction that I have been having to this - I guess people are so used to the big me that they can't adjust to the smaller version! The truth is that...
by Jppiano
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pieces for Enormous Orchestras
Replies: 95
Views: 6140

Did i miss this?

Or has nobody mentioned The Planets by Holst? As I recall (no idea where my orch score of it is!), the piece has quadruple winds, 8 horns, tons of percussion, and a huge string complement, as well as a chorus!

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jorge Bolet - pianist
Replies: 26
Views: 1924

Ah, Jorge Bolet

A truly great pianist. I was fortunate enough to hear him live about 35 times, from 1975 until 1990, and at his best, there were few who had his sense of color and sound. Hearing him play the Liszt Don Juan Fantasie, the Chopin Preludes, or the Marx Romantische Klavierkonzert were unforgettable expe...
by Jppiano
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DONALD ISLER HITS 2000+ POSTS!
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: DONALD ISLER HITS 2000+ POSTS!

Congrats, Don - although I am reminded about a comment your nephew made a few years ago after you mentioned some presidential trivia......

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Donald Isler, the ORGANIST!
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Donald Isler, the ORGANIST!

Have no fear, Lance - Donald's brief excursion into recording worries me as much as my organ playing would worry HIM!

Joe
by Jppiano
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: August 29: Names in Music
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Amy Gilbert

Isn't it actually Gilbert Amy?

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: August 22: Names in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: August 22: Names in Music

Stockhausen died on Dec 5th, 2007


Joe P.
by Jppiano
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What work have you most versions of?
Replies: 154
Views: 17535

Gotta be Brahms Op. 83.....

Last I checked (about 10 years ago!), I had 120 commercial recordings and about 70 live performances...

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Mon May 05, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scarlatti on Piano
Replies: 25
Views: 2718

Scarlatti - and a note about the Andjaparidze recording.....

I have to say that for me, Horowitz, Tipo and Meyer are at the top. I have to admit surprise at how good the Dibonaventura CD is - full of color and very rhythmically vital. I dont like the Pletnev at all - I find it rather overly romantic, and the cushy sound doesnt suit the music very well. I have...
by Jppiano
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann Keyboard Solo Works
Replies: 45
Views: 7904

Random Schumann Thoughts.....

A few that I like (all commercial recordings - alas, some out of print): Abegg: Kissin Davidsbundlertanze: Masselos, Rose Toccata: Pogorelich, Argerich, Horowitz Allegro: Delarrocha Carnaval: Lots of good ones; Rachmaninoff & Godowsky are quite interesting. Sonata #1: Gilels Fantasiestucke: Rubinste...
by Jppiano
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Diabelli Variations
Replies: 28
Views: 8490

Has anybody heard the recording of Roman Markowicz?

Hi, All This was a CD that I did in 1996 with this pianist, who is a friend of many years duration. It is really 1st rate, as good as any mentioned in my opinion. As I recall, the label was Musica (owned by a Polish engineer here in NY). Has anyone heard it? Joe (who once participated in a performan...
by Jppiano
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorites from 2007
Replies: 40
Views: 4909

Betamax.......

I still use it as a analog video master format; the machine that I have has Beta 1 SHB (Super High Band), which looks as good as NTSC Sstandard Def can.

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Great Meetup!
Replies: 108
Views: 10991

Schnittke concert....

Yes, Henry, I was there (thought I saw you!). I actually thought the Violin Sonata had a lot of interesting moments, and overall was a worthwhile piece. Sounded like the Kreutzer compared to that Sextet - what a piece of crap that was! One of the musicians that played it told me at intermission that...
by Jppiano
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: December 23: Names in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Julius Levine

Unfortunately, he is no longer with us - died March 28, 2003

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Ludwig's Piano Sonatas
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Yes, supplements are allowed....

After all, it would be cruelty to ask anyone to live with only Schnabel's Hammerklavier fugue......

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Ludwig's Piano Sonatas
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

More recordings of the Beethoven Sonatas????

With all due respect to Donald and all other pianists, there is hardly a need to have more complete sets of the sonatas. I believe that there are about 45 or so complete sets; we probably dont need more! But this behooves a question (that was asked of me a couple of days ago) - if you had to own onl...
by Jppiano
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DONALD ISLER ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1827

So the question then becomes......

Who would you rather spend time with: Ms. Dowd or Ms. Barrows? Actually, I vote for Dowd......
Happy Birthday again, Don (saw him last night......)
Joe P.
by Jppiano
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ** CMG MEETUP ** 10-FEB-2007 Update.
Replies: 183
Views: 23120

Looking forward!

My 62 bucks is safely in the hands of the esteemed treasurer, so I am looking forward to meeting all of you. I can offer a little something to any who are interested: On Sunday morning, any and all of you are wecome to drop by my studio and see the chaos; just let me know (Donald doesnt need to, BTW...
by Jppiano
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt Piano Sonata
Replies: 35
Views: 4882

An incredible Liszt Sonata

I am a bit surprised that this one has not been mentioned yet! The Ivory Classics CD named "Earl Wild at 30" has an incredible performance of the sonata. A must have!

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: José Fhegali, pianist - personal note ...
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Hiya, Lance

So I guess the obvious question is: was the concert recorded, and can you get a copy?

Joe
by Jppiano
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ** CMG MEETUP ** 10-FEB-2007 Update.
Replies: 183
Views: 23120

Fiorellos

I agree that it can be a mob scene, but there is a room in the back that we can reserve for a party our size. Shun Lee is a bit expensive, but definitely worth it. I'll think about other possiblilties.....

Joe
by Jppiano
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ** CMG MEETUP ** 10-FEB-2007 Update.
Replies: 183
Views: 23120

Lincoln Center Eats

One place that is exceptionally good and can definitely accomodate our party is Shun Lee Palace on 65th and Broadway (one of the best chinese places in the city). Another very good place is Fiorello's Roman Cafe on 64th and Bdway. I feel that Josepina has rather weird cuisine that may not appeal to ...
by Jppiano
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG meetup discussion - see new thread.
Replies: 65
Views: 6678

Scheduling the get-together....

Hi, All

Great to see such interest! Please e-mail me to my AOL acct with the following info:

No of people coming with you
Preferred Date
Dates that are impossible for you

The dates should be around the last 2 weeks for Feb; that seems to be the most consensual. We'll figure it all out.....

Joe P.
by Jppiano
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG meetup discussion - see new thread.
Replies: 65
Views: 6678

NYC In Feb

Hey, Guys I am definitely up for it, but remember that the weather may be uncooperative in Feb. If it would help, I can organize the dinner, which could be on either Sat eve or Sunday afternoon (either is fine with me with this much advance notice). There are a couple of great restaurants around Car...
by Jppiano
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How often do you go to classical music concerts?
Replies: 25
Views: 2094

Live concerts is where it's at for me!

And this comes from a guy who makes his living making recordings! Since Nov. 9, 1975, when I went to my 1st concert (Jorge Bolet at Avery Fisher Hall), I estimate that I have attended over 4000 concerts (mostly piano, of course!). I still go an average of 3-4 times a week (a few weeks ago I went to ...
by Jppiano
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: October 1: Names in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 643

So....

I'll bet that Lina Pagliuli didnt pass on in 1880, since she was born in 1907........:)

Joe