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by Harold Tucker
Fri May 30, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orff: Carmina Burana recorded renditions
Replies: 14
Views: 3167

Re: Orff: Carmina Burana recorded renditions

A Giulini Carmina? Tell me more. Tell me more.
by Harold Tucker
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Living Stereo Box Two
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Living Stereo Box Two

The really wonderful Munch Berlioz Romeo and Juliet has never had wide release on CD in the US. I have it on RCA Navigator and the mastering left a lot to be desired.
by Harold Tucker
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Living Stereo Box Two
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Living Stereo Box Two

MDT has it for 46.29 (pounds) plus 30 dollars shipping. Still a a bargain.
by Harold Tucker
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: J & R stops selling CD's altogether, even online.
Replies: 22
Views: 3690

Re: J & R closes CD store and fires all the staff !!!

I was in the store a few years back when one of the owners tore into some poor employee up in the classical department. It was a tirade that would make old Scrooge feel downright inadequate. I felt so bad for him that I had to take the subway up to Tower to buy something that would make me feel bett...
by Harold Tucker
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Claudio Abbado is 80 years old today.
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Claudio Abbado is 80 years old today.

A few more years and this guy could really amount to something.
by Harold Tucker
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert Symphonies box
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: Schubert Symphonies box

Are you certain the No.7 in the notes is the reconstructed symphony and not the "Great" D.944? Years back the "Great" was known as No.7.
by Harold Tucker
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mercury Living Presence Box 2
Replies: 24
Views: 4233

Re: Mercury Living Presence Box 2

Check out the MDT site for both content and price. Releases next month in the U.K.
by Harold Tucker
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Valentia Lisitsa's Rachmaninoff Piano Concerti & Rhapsody
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Re: Valentia Lisitsa's Rachmaninoff Piano Concerti & Rhapsod

Francis is not a total unknown. I have seen him here in Cincinnati and he has made the round here in the states. This is what his agency has to say:

http://www.cami.com/?webid=2013
by Harold Tucker
Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: shock and awe Messiah
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: shock and awe Messiah

Allen's clip is not the Beecham /Goosens monster: no cymbals, no Mahlerian horns, no tinking triangle. Try this ( and marvel at Jon Vickers ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUdPbsxFdrI
by Harold Tucker
Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: shock and awe Messiah
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: shock and awe Messiah

When I was a young, inexperienced and untutored in such things I clutched my allowance dollars and headed to Willis Music on Forth Street in Cincinnati to obtain a recording of that Messiah thing that was all over the AM radio dial at Christmas time. There it was in a beautiful Red Slip Case: a RCA ...
by Harold Tucker
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein
Replies: 42
Views: 9096

Re: R.I.P. Ralph Michael Stein

I had the pleasure of his company twice and I treasure the memory. No walking tour of lower Manhatten could have been finer. Dim Sum in Chinatown with many treats that I wouldn't have attempted without his urging was a joy. He will be missed. CMG was never the same without him. He was an icon of tas...
by Harold Tucker
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do you all think of this proposed concert?
Replies: 25
Views: 1602

Re: What do you all think of this proposed concert?

Seems like a good idea to me.

Some years back it became the fashion to do Schoenberg's "Survivor from Warsaw" as a prelude to the Ninth. If I recall correctly there was no intermission in the program.
by Harold Tucker
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do we Really still Need Record Stores?
Replies: 26
Views: 2642

Re: Do we Really still Need Record Stores?

I miss the excitement of the hunt and the thrill of the find. Certainly, pointing and clicking is easier. But it is also and easier way to the poor house. And, my house is beginning to track the attention of those folks who do TV shows about clutter and hoarding.
by Harold Tucker
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms Piano Concerto No 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: Brahms Piano Concerto No 3?

I done ordered it ,John. Curiosity killed the Budget.
by Harold Tucker
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Need best wishes from CMG friends
Replies: 53
Views: 3750

Re: Need best wishes from CMG friends

Hang in there and don't forget to take care of yourself. You are going to have to stay strong to get you both through this.
by Harold Tucker
Mon May 17, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Gustav Mahler's First Symphony
Replies: 33
Views: 1977

Re: Taking Stock: Gustav Mahler's First Symphony

Believe it or not, Ozawa and Boston(DG)--a really exciting, incisive performance. Might give you a hint of how he got the job.
by Harold Tucker
Tue May 04, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 'Living Stereo' Sound
Replies: 29
Views: 2085

Re: The 'Living Stereo' Sound

Mr. hound needs to find a library that has a copy of Jonathan Valin's "The RCA Bible" (1994). It will tell him more than he ever thought he wanted to know about the history and technique of the "Living Stereo" recordings. Unfortuanately it is hard to come by.
by Harold Tucker
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An Overview Of the Bruckner Symphonies by Daniel Stavisky
Replies: 38
Views: 4835

Re: An Overview Of the Bruckner Symphonies by Daniel Stavisky

I have no idea how the writer can say that Klaus Tennstedt's name isn't associated with the Bruckner symphonies. On my planet he had a great reputation with these works during his lifetime and in his recorded legacy.
by Harold Tucker
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which conductor made recordings with the MOST ORCHESTRAS?
Replies: 28
Views: 1387

Re: Which conductor made recordings with the MOST ORCHESTRAS?

I believe we have to drop the Cincinnati Symphony from the Neeme Jarvi list. He has conducted the group, but the recording in question is Ravel's Pavane which is led by his son Paavo. And, speaking of errors, did any one else note the Hyperion ad in the BBC Music Magazine claiming this to be the 300...
by Harold Tucker
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klaus Tennstedt: Why am I not enamoured?
Replies: 30
Views: 3854

Re: Klaus Tennstedt: Why am I not enamoured?

Count me among the true believers. I hold the Tennstedt concerts I attended in the same esteem that I hold concerts in my past by Stokowski, Bernstein and Kondrashin (to name a few). I also attended a couple of rehearsals when he appeared at the Cincinnati May Festival back in the 1980's and they we...
by Harold Tucker
Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Did anybody get SUSAN BOYLE for Christmas?
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: Did anybody get SUSAN BOYLE for Christmas?

I had already reached my quota of recordings of "Daydream Believer". Sorry, Susan.
by Harold Tucker
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Christmas, CMGers!
Replies: 24
Views: 1622

Re: Merry Christmas, CMGers!

Best wishes and thanks to the CMGers for another year of infotainment. :roll:
by Harold Tucker
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:
Replies: 54
Views: 2661

Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

So you have a perfectly good pagan holiday hijacked by Christianity and then poisoned by Capitalism. If you don't mind, I am going to go ahead an enjoy the parts I like and try ignore the parts I don't. I have amassed about 200 Christmas cds and I doubt you would find any of mention of Santa Claus a...
by Harold Tucker
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Harnoncourt Conducts Porgy and Bess???!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Re: Harnoncourt Conducts Porgy and Bess???!!

I see that MDT has the RCA release of this production listed for the month of December.
by Harold Tucker
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sony Pierre Boulez Edition Boxes issued
Replies: 10
Views: 6690

Re: Sony Pierre Boulez Edition Boxes issued

What an incredible legacy. I had cold chills just remembering some of those recordings. His Gurrelieder is unmatched in clarity and sheer beauty. Even unlikely suspects like Wagner's Die Meistersinger Prelude and Falla's Three Cornered Hat benefit from Boulez' masterful direction.
by Harold Tucker
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Harnoncourt Conducts Porgy and Bess???!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Re: Harnoncourt Conducts Porgy and Bess???!!

From the seven minutes are so posted on Youtube, I would judge that the performance was far from a disaster and I would be happy to add it to my Porgy and Bess collection. The assumptions you are liable to read in the Classical Music Guide ain't necessarily so. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rikNPht...
by Harold Tucker
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your first LP purchase
Replies: 36
Views: 3524

Re: Your first LP purchase

My first purchase was Beethoven's "Eroica" with Reiner and the Chicago Symphony on RCA. The cover had the head of Michaelangelo's Moses on the cover and notes by Romain Roland on the back. It set me back $4.98. The next two lps came from a dime store and cost 99 cents: Arthur Rodzinski conducting Be...
by Harold Tucker
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Beatles Remastered
Replies: 64
Views: 3358

Re: Beatles Remastered

I listened to Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour last night and was very pleased with what I heard. The clarity was amazing. The real test for me will be how the early albums stack up against the amazing Toshiba vinyl that I have treasured for years. That said, and I am happy that I lived long eno...
by Harold Tucker
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'm All Done With The Really Boring Early Mozart Operas;
Replies: 66
Views: 5307

Re: I'm All Done With The Really Boring Early Mozart Operas;

Boredom is in the mind of the beholder. You may quote me on that. :lol:
by Harold Tucker
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: New BOOK REVIEW board!
Replies: 19
Views: 12580

Re: New BOOK REVIEW board!

Who has the key? The door is still locked. :!:
by Harold Tucker
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A pattern that might spoil some RVW works for you
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: A pattern that might spoil some RVW works for you

Now I've heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don't really care for music, do you? It goes like this The fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Leonard Cohen, "Hal...
by Harold Tucker
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Death of a Former CMG Member
Replies: 41
Views: 5524

Re: Death of a Former CMG Member

There are a lot of words that could be used to describe Mel, but "nice" is not one of them. Being referred to in that manner might be enough to bring him back for one more foul-mouthed rebuttal. The poor man suffered greatly and I felt for him, but his online persona was insufferable. I often wonder...
by Harold Tucker
Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So how does everyone REALLY feel about minimalist composers?
Replies: 94
Views: 6238

Re: So how does everyone REALLY feel about minimalist composers?

Satie and Mompou were miniaturists, not minimalists. Satie is closer to Berg and Webern than Adams and Glass--he just avoided atonality.My old favorite John Adams work was the "Grand Pianola Music".
by Harold Tucker
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Name some great pieces with ostinati
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Name some great pieces with ostinati

Beethoven Symphony No. 6. Bass players detest it.
by Harold Tucker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conductors Capricorns
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Conductors Capricorns

Michael Tilson Thomas, December 21.
by Harold Tucker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NEWSWEEK's Top 100 Books of All Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2002

Re: NEWSWEEK's Top 100 Books of All Time

Damn the History Book Club! I love history, so I keep buying more and more of those lovely books that are so intriguingly described in each month's list of offerings. I buy them faster than I can read them. In our new house, the bonus room contains nothing but stacks and stacks of books --- some of...
by Harold Tucker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NEWSWEEK's Top 100 Books of All Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2002

Re: NEWSWEEK's Top 100 Books of All Time

Damn the History Book Club! I love history, so I keep buying more and more of those lovely books that are so intriguingly described in each month's list of offerings. I buy them faster than I can read them. In our new house, the bonus room contains nothing but stacks and stacks of books --- some of...
by Harold Tucker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NEWSWEEK's Top 100 Books of All Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2002

Re: NEWSWEEK's Top 100 Books of All Time

Thank goodness you folks noticed this too! I have been sick and I was sure that receiving a copy of NEWSWEEK the week that Michael Jackson died with a cover story recommending the reading of Trollope was a sure sign of a feverish dementia or at the very least and indication that I had entered an alt...
by Harold Tucker
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: No contact with governor for 4 days
Replies: 40
Views: 2071

Re: No contact with governor for 4 days

That is a great straight line jbuck, but I think I will let it pass this time.
by Harold Tucker
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Whatever Happened to Jim Svejda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Whatever Happened to Jim Svejda?

I cannot tell you anything about KUSC , but I can say that prior to becoming President of that station, Brenda Barnes nearly destroyed the classical radio station here in Cincinnati. In her brief stay she eliminated any programing that ventured beyond the hackneyed relaxation mode. * * * to my mind...
by Harold Tucker
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Whatever Happened to Jim Svejda?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Whatever Happened to Jim Svejda?

I cannot tell you anything about KUSC , but I can say that prior to becoming President of that station, Brenda Barnes nearly destroyed the classical radio station here in Cincinnati. In her brief stay she eliminated any programing that ventured beyond the hackneyed relaxation mode. All of the broadc...
by Harold Tucker
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone heard Jordi Savall’s Ministriles Reales or Jérusalem?
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Anyone heard Jordi Savall’s Ministriles Reales or Jérusalem?

I am a great fan of Savall and have both of these releases. The Jerusalem set is a fantastic journey though it is all over the place musically and culturally. Kind of fitting for the subject.
by Harold Tucker
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The music of Charles Koechlin ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

Re: The music of Charles Koechlin ...

The EMI recording of "Seven Stars. . ." is available as an Archiv on demand reissue and another recording for RCA conducted by James Judd is available from the same source as a special order import.
by Harold Tucker
Thu May 21, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Musical Riddle
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: A Musical Riddle

Famous for his recordings of music by Hugo and Beo Wulf?
by Harold Tucker
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Yanni Voices tour
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: Yanni Voices tour

Wrong forum there, daydreamer. Discussions of torture should be posted in the Corner Pub.
by Harold Tucker
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A TREAT FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
Replies: 1
Views: 522

A TREAT FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Just in time for the great celebration Naxos has released an audiobook of the works of the Scottish poet(?) William Topaz McGonagall. Follow the link below and treat yourself to the masterpiece of this fine gentleman, "The Tay Bridge Disaster":

http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/189312.htm
by Harold Tucker
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Watch Paavo Jarvi Flunk DUI Test
Replies: 37
Views: 3597

Re: Watch Paavo Jarvi Flunk DUI Test

In a moment, the results of that trial: From WCPO TV news: The world-renowned conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra charged with drinking and driving appeared in court on Tuesday morning. Paavo Järvi, 46, entered a no contest plea on an OVI charge. Hamilton County Municipal Judge Dwane Mall...