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by IN278S
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where does it stop: the mega-boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 4373

Re: Where does it stop: the mega-boxes

I have not seen a thing on the mega-box on Ormandy. Can someone point me to info, and I will also take a look for it. I might like this one, but it would have to a HUGE box, for sure. Lance, I'm sorry, I was kidding about that one! Wasn't clear enough when I wrote that, not quite enough caffeine in...
by IN278S
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where does it stop: the mega-boxes
Replies: 9
Views: 4373

Re: Where does it stop: the mega-boxes

Where does it stop? We'll know it's getting close to the end when Sony gives us the giant Ormandy box. The early recordings (1923-30) as violinist and conductor on Cameo and Okeh, all owned by Sony; the 1930s Victor recordings with the Minneapolis Symphony; all the Victor and Columbia 78s with the P...
by IN278S
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What a loss for the pool of potential NYP conductors
Replies: 13
Views: 2874

Re: What a loss for the pool of potential NYP conductors

I've never heard the recording of Alfidi's 1960 concert in Belgium, where he was presented as pianist, conductor and composer. "A Command Performance" was the 2-LP set issued on the Jubilee label, which was not known for classical music. Reviews were not good, but the Queen of Belgium was impressed....
by IN278S
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What a loss for the pool of potential NYP conductors
Replies: 13
Views: 2874

Re: What a loss for the pool of potential NYP conductors

Alfidi made his first record as a singer, when he was seven: The Santa Claus March, b/w I Will Always Believe in Santa Claus.

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by IN278S
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alfred Cortot 40CD Set
Replies: 13
Views: 4316

Re: Alfred Cortot 40CD Set

The 40-CD set is not absolutely complete. You don't get his very first recordings, where he accompanies Félia Litvinne (those are on Marston); there's an alternative take of the Saint-Saëns Bourée from the 1952 Tokyo sessions (on the RCA Japan 2-CD set); there's also a test pressing of the Russian D...
by IN278S
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program 12 Dec. 2015: Historical Sibelius!
Replies: 6
Views: 3551

Re: Lance's program 12 Dec. 2015: Historical Sibelius!

For your second program, I'm sure you are considering the one recording of Sibelius himself conducting: the Andante Festivo, dating from January 1, 1939. I just learned, however, that two different recordings have been published with that attribution and only one of them is actually conducted by Si...
by IN278S
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ormandy's all-Sibelius box is out!
Replies: 15
Views: 4388

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

Now how about an Ormandy Shostakovich box? I'd buy that one.
by IN278S
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Historical Sibelius from Warner Classics
Replies: 5
Views: 2800

Re: Historical Sibelius from Warner Classics

One other point the writer did not include is the fact that Sibelius himself conducts his Andante festivo (1924), leading the Finnish Radio Orchestra. Or not. A post to rec.music.classical.recordings states that the sleeve for CD 2 gives a track time of 6:57 for the Andante Festivo. The broadcast r...
by IN278S
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Horowitz Unreleased 50 CD box arrived!
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: The Horowitz Unreleased 50 CD box arrived!

I'll buy this one, but it may be awhile before I can work it into the budget. I'm very curious to hear what people think of Carnaval. It's the major addition here to the Horowitz recorded repertoire, but it comes from that period when Horowitz was not playing at his best.
by IN278S
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: farewell-to-blackfaced-otellos
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Re: farewell-to-blackfaced-otellos

Whatever can be said for or against applying makeup to white singers playing black roles, I see this use of the term "blackface" as unnecessarily confusing. Blackface is a particular theatrical style of makeup and characterization. Blackface characters don't really resemble actual people of African ...
by IN278S
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Weasels and stoats ripped my flesh
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: Weasels and stoats ripped my flesh

Yes, the Brits have a whole raft of composers who were their version of Leroy Anderson. Try the volumes in Hyperion's "British Light Music Classics" for an excellent sampling.
by IN278S
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Erato/Warner "Icon" box on Igor Markevitch, conductor
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: Erato/Warner "Icon" box on Igor Markevitch, conductor

Another thing that frustrates enormously when cataloguing discs is the numerical system Warner uses. Now they, in many cases, run all the numbers together. With EMI's system, I generally used the bold five numbers they used to properly place on the shelving. Universal seems to go back and forth wit...
by IN278S
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Erato/Warner "Icon" box on Igor Markevitch, conductor
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: Erato/Warner "Icon" box on Igor Markevitch, conductor

Another thing that frustrates enormously when cataloguing discs is the numerical system Warner uses. Now they, in many cases, run all the numbers together. With EMI's system, I generally used the bold five numbers they used to properly place on the shelving. Universal seems to go back and forth with...
by IN278S
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you were looking for new "Icon" boxed sets ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: If you were looking for new "Icon" boxed sets ...

Stravinsky! Now that Sony is issuing a box of Stravinsky's American recordings for Victor and Columbia, Warner should follow suit with the French and English Columbias and the one recording he did for Telefunken. The trouble is that they may not have good transfers on the shelf for most of this mate...
by IN278S
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schoenberg's Gurrelieder
Replies: 37
Views: 9283

Re: Schoenberg's Gurrelieder

When James Levine conducted Gurrelieder at Tanglewood a couple of seasons ago there were vast swaths of empty seats all over the shed. I suspect that seeing Schoenberg's name on the program was a big turn-off for many who don't know this work. Too bad. It was a great concert. Maybe the BSO should h...
by IN278S
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Uto Ughi: 18-CD set from Sony Classical
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Violinist Uto Ughi: 18-CD set from Sony Classical

I don't know many of his recordings, which had limited distribution in the US. I'm sure Wolfgang Sawallisch is well represented in the new set as both conductor and pianist.
by IN278S
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6
Replies: 14
Views: 3990

Re: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6

I'm expecting the new Sony set of Richter next week, and it will have three recordings of this sonata: Carnegie Hall, 23 October 1960, first issued on Columbia LP; Carnegie Hall, 26 December 1960, first issued on RCA's "Richter Rediscovered" CD set; and Mosque Theatre, Newark, 28 December 1960, whic...
by IN278S
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels Discuss New Horowitz Release
Replies: 7
Views: 2595

Re: Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels Discuss New Horowitz Rele

So that brings up the question of how well the Horowitz/ Carnegie box set has been annotated. For example, will I be able to easily find the performance in which the string broke? Yes, on CD 28. The box includes a book with details. I am curious to know if Samuels mentioned why they could not relea...
by IN278S
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New EMI Icon sets
Replies: 13
Views: 4152

Re: New EMI Icon sets

CharmNewton wrote:I've seen photos of these with the Warner Classics logo, not EMI. I find it a bit disconcerting. I hope the EMI brand isn't disappearing.
Universal owns the EMI brand, so we can expect to see it on their pop music releases.
by IN278S
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi otello ballet music
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: verdi otello ballet music

I don't have a problem with the Otello ballet music, so long as it's done as a concert piece (as Toscanini did) and not in a performance of Otello. I never saw the Zeffirelli film (with Domingo and Ricciarelli) after learning that he not only included the ballet music, but far worse, omitted the Wil...
by IN278S
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical DEATHS thus far for 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 6220

Re: Musical DEATHS thus far for 2013

Birth date for David Hamilton: January 18, 1935.

http://www.arsc-audio.org/pdf/Galo%20-% ... bute-1.pdf

I did not know him at all well, but did meet him on a couple occasions. A very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable gentleman.
by IN278S
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New EMI Icon sets
Replies: 13
Views: 4152

Re: New EMI Icon sets

I've never heard the Sawallisch Beethoven cycle; any opinions? I found the Brahms cycle rather ho-hum, a real disappointment given his classic Schumann Symphonies.
by IN278S
Fri May 11, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Watch for four (4) new EMI Icon Sets!
Replies: 19
Views: 5254

Re: Watch for four (4) new EMI Icon Sets!

Just wanted to report that I've acquired the Cantelli set for $28, and that the set includes every recording Cantelli made commercially, including the unfinished Beethoven V (it lacks the first movement) that he was working on at the time of his death in a plane crash. There is also a ninth CD of a...
by IN278S
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 'Appassionata' - some questions...
Replies: 37
Views: 7070

Re: Beethoven's 'Appassionata' - some questions...

dirkronk wrote:It's hard to create entire performances that simply aren't there.
Some of the Carnegie recordings that weren't issued in the USA appeared in Japan on a CBS/Sony LP.

http://trovar.com/str/covers/Sony.html

Is there anything in the Doremi set that's unaccounted for here?
by IN278S
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 'Appassionata' - some questions...
Replies: 37
Views: 7070

Re: Beethoven's 'Appassionata' - some questions...

Partial answer: the three pictured CDs offer different performances, all from 1960. You have the RCA studio recording, the Melodiya is live in Moscow, and the Doremi is dubbed from a long-deleted Columbia LP. Whatever Doremi may have done with their remastering, the original LPs were poor-sounding e...
by IN278S
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CDs you want to see (and own) before you kick the bucket ...
Replies: 45
Views: 7504

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

Here's one that's been on my list for a long time, and it's being released next month!

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by IN278S
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl Revival: Jazz & Classical 45RPM LPs
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Vinyl Revival: Jazz & Classical 45RPM LPs

They say that they're selling 2% of the market, and the trend is growing: can classical be far behind? There hasn't been much classical music in this format, and I wouldn't expect that to change. The playing time of a 12" 45 rpm side is about 12 minutes, on a typical audiophile production. Classica...
by IN278S
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Livia Rev
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Livia Rev

The Standard transcriptions would have been taped in Paris no earlier than 1948. The American Federation of Musicians had banned most recording activity in the USA for nearly the entire year. This led several companies, including Standard, to try their luck in Europe. Lyvia Rev (as her name was spel...
by IN278S
Sat May 08, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Proof That Slatkin CAN Conduct Opera
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: Proof That Slatkin CAN Conduct Opera

As I said, I don't care. :) And yet, you find it odd that others share your attitude! (I'm not criticizing your attitude. Evidently I can't be arsed to fix it either, or I would have done it already.) My guess is that the editors who take an interest in the Slatkin article are fans who aren't inter...
by IN278S
Thu May 06, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Proof That Slatkin CAN Conduct Opera
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: Proof That Slatkin CAN Conduct Opera

P.S. Get this......... :lol: To try quickly to find out what 'that other thing' was, I looked at the Wiki page for Slatkin. And would you believe, there isn't a single word about the Traviata fiasco. "So fix it" is the Wikipedia answer! You don't even need to register an account in order to edit a ...
by IN278S
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tatiana Nikolayeva & Carl Schuricht together on CD!
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: Tatiana Nikolayeva & Carl Schuricht together on CD!

I could not believe this either. Well, the Italian label, Archipel, does offer some interesting things other than just copying records from other labels. Perhaps this one has been issued before, but if it was, I missed it. It was issued some years ago by the foundation of the Mozarteum. I can't thi...
by IN278S
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reversal Of Inner Movements In Mahler 6
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: Reversal Of Inner Movements In Mahler 6

Here's a paper edited by Gilbert Kaplan (presumably the same one diegobueno refers to), making the case for the Andante-Scherzo order (PDF, 69 pages): The Correct Movement Order In Mahler's Sixth Symphony To quote from Jerry Bruck's contribution to the paper: All of Mahler’s own performances of his ...
by IN278S
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Escape artist: The Amazing Randi steps out of the closet!
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Escape artist: The Amazing Randi steps out of the closet!

James Randi, magician and debunker of all manner of pseudoscience and flim-flammery, comes out at age 81. Good for him.

http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swi ... ay-it.html
by IN278S
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 17579

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

I would not be surprised if the group that brought the term into currency was simply ignorant of another usage. I didn't know what it meant, Karl didn't know what it meant, a lot of people didn't know what it meant. I didn't know what BOHICA meant until it appeared on a local billboard and caused s...
by IN278S
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 17579

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

Teresa B wrote: Ditto.

Teresa
A dittohead! Now we know. :lol:
by IN278S
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 17579

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

I've never heard that before, don't much care for it now that I have heard of it. And I refuse to act as if that locker-room usage "owns" the expression tea-bagging. Cheers, ~Karl From the Wikipedia article: The term was used to ridicule those in the Tea Party movement due to its sexual connotation...
by IN278S
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 17579

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

I haven't been following all the political discussion here, so perhaps this ground has already been covered. Just in case, let's review the definition of teabagging. From Wikipedia: Teabagging is a slang term for the act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth or on or around the face (including t...
by IN278S
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 4978

Re: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread

Success! Passover Coke is now chilling in my fridge.
by IN278S
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 4978

The Official 2010 Passover Coke Thread

It's that time of year again! On behalf of sugar-loving goyim everywhere, my thanks to the Kosher community for this yearly bounty. I don't drink Coke at other times of the year, but when they make it with real sugar instead of the inferior high-fructose corn syrup, who can resist? My local Hannafor...
by IN278S
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worst crossover you ever heard ...
Replies: 41
Views: 8107

Re: Worst crossover you ever heard ...

josé echenique wrote:Image


This HAS to be the worst ever.
Yes. If you have a sense of humor about such things, you really must hear this. A secret passion that should have been kept secret.
by IN278S
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting-Looking Lincoln Exhibit in Indianapolis
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Re: Interesting-Looking Lincoln Exhibit in Indianapolis

Barry wrote:As you can imagine, my mind is on the midwestern hamburgers I'm going to eat. It's a great region for burgers joints.
Hinkle's Hamburgers, 206 South Adams in Bloomington. They make a burger that's like a White Castle, only it's full-sized and made with fresh ground beef and fresh onion.
by IN278S
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who was the worst conductor of the 20th century?
Replies: 43
Views: 7140

Re: Who was the worst conductor of the 20th century?

Maximianno Cobra conducts

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. II. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Presto

Time 23:38

Apparently "Molto vivace" means "Rather slow"

(If you get stuttering in the audio, click the Menu button and select an option other than High Quality.)
by IN278S
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA Complete Rachmaninoff Recordings 10-CD set [Defects]
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: RCA Complete Rachmaninoff Recordings 10-CD set [Defects]

Wash the CDs under the tap (lukewarm water) using your fingers and some liquid dish soap. Dry with a clean cotton cloth (I used a T-shirt). This really did fix my Rachmaninoff set!
by IN278S
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter Reissue on RCA [3 CDs]
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: Richter Reissue on RCA [3 CDs]

RCA keeps repackaging their Richter recordings, but they have failed to reissue some of the items once available on LP. Based on information found at the trovar.com Richter discography, these are: Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54 Ravel: Jeux d'eau; La Vallée des cloches Rachmaninoff: Prelude...
by IN278S
Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violin pieces for newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 3505

Re: Violin pieces for newbie

Thank you, I will try to check them out. I must say however I lean more towards 19th/20th century sounds, not a big fan of the baroque period (well Bach excluded) or classical. Any more suggestions on that? Well, others may be able to better help you with this repertoire, but I would suggest you lo...
by IN278S
Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bartok's Sonata for 2 p & p on youtube!!!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3366

Re: Bartok's Sonata for 2 p & p on youtube!!!!!!

hangos wrote:I enjoyed it anyway :D
And there I was, mistakenly thinking that this forum was full of Bartok fans :cry:
Martin
Well, here's one! Great video (although I wish they'd shown more of the percussionists) and one of the top Bartók masterworks.
by IN278S
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jean Martinon's recording of L'Enfance du Christ
Replies: 12
Views: 3686

Re: Jean Martinon's recording of L'Enfance du Christ

What labels do reissues, and how does one encourage something to be reissued? Is this something ArchivMusik would do? I have no idea how this branch of the business works. Surely copyrights are involved but with whom? Heirs of the Martinon estate? If it's on Nonsuch then it's owned by Warner Bros, ...
by IN278S
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Need some help on what to purchase
Replies: 32
Views: 4811

Re: Need some help on what to purchase

I'd be inclined to make some other choice for the Brahms symphonies. I found the Sawallisch/LPO cycle a bit dull. Certainly it was a disappointment, having hoped for something on the order of his Schumann cycle for EMI.
by IN278S
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: December 6, 1950: From Harry T. to Paul Hume
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: December 6, 1950: From Harry T. to Paul Hume

THEHORN wrote:Incidentally, of all the US presidents, Truman was the one who was most interested in and knowledgable about classical music.
But let's not forget the Nixon Piano Concerto!