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by PJME
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Playing the organ a dying art? Well....
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Playing the organ a dying art? Well....

http://www.orgelnieuws.nl/ Unfortunately, I fear, only a Dutch language site (possibly some German) but it may give you an idea of the Dutch-Belgian organworld anno 2014. http://www.orgelinvlaanderen.be/Welkom.html All major kathedrals ( Brugge, Ghent, Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels, Liège, Hasselt...)...
by PJME
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Favorite Richard Strauss!
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: My Favorite Richard Strauss!

Be prepared..on You Tube one can find die Letzte Lieder in a version with a countertenor and a boy soprano....
by PJME
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Favorite Richard Strauss!
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: My Favorite Richard Strauss!

http://www.amazon.com/Richard-Strauss-V ... B000A32AVY

Baritone Konrad Jarnot does sing the 4 letzte Lieder - albeit in a version with piano.

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by PJME
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: As I Listen to CONCERT CHAMPETRE ...
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: As I Listen to CONCERT CHAMPETRE ...

It won't be easy to find those films ..; Possibly at INA (http://www.institut-national-audiovisuel.fr/en/about-us/our-expertise/inatheque.html). Poulenc's Gloria was used for a ballet by Kenneth McMillan. Here's part 1 - all the others are on You Tube a3CMI9ID--8 At the Edinburgh festival 2013 Conce...
by PJME
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos to Release Milhaud's "Oresteia of Aeschylus"
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Naxos to Release Milhaud's "Oresteia of Aeschylus"

This is great news for Milhaud-lovers. l'Orestie is a very difficult work to bring of - very large choral/orchestral forces are needed! It is a tough and long work - not a crowdpleaser. So, it is no wonder that he complete Orestie has been performed only very rarely . In the archives of Belgian Radi...
by PJME
Thu May 29, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orff: Carmina Burana recorded renditions
Replies: 14
Views: 2043

Re: Orff: Carmina Burana recorded renditions

In february Jos Van Immerseel and Anima Eterna, performed Carmina Burana in Belgium and the Netherlands. Good reviews. Rather smallish orchestra ( ca 60-65) & chorus. Still, enough musicians and singers to make impact. http://1.standaardcdn.be/Assets/Images_Upload/2014/02/19/ddf93e20-97fc-11e3-b3ea-...
by PJME
Thu May 01, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What a guy, this Félicien David! (A new CD!)
Replies: 22
Views: 2211

Re: What a guy, this Félicien David! (A new CD!)

Jean Louis Nicodé is another late Romantic composer that may interest you: Das Meer (The Sea) Nicodé worked on Das Meer from 1884 to 1888. He led the premier in Dresden in 1889. Though it’s really a cantata, he called it a “symphony-ode”, recalling Félicien David’s Le Désert of 1844. If the term see...
by PJME
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What a guy, this Félicien David! (A new CD!)
Replies: 22
Views: 2211

Re: What a guy, this Félicien David! (A new CD!)

Just for information: these cds ( Antwerp PhO own label) with late romantic repertoire may interest you: http://www.defilharmonie-webshop.be/sites/default/files/styles/product_teaser/public/products/images/Cover-RFP008.jpg For Callaerts read : http://www.svm.be/content/callaerts-joseph?display=biogr...
by PJME
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What a guy, this Félicien David! (A new CD!)
Replies: 22
Views: 2211

Re: What a guy, this Félicien David! (A new CD!)

In the same series for Glossa/ Palazzetto Bru Zane : http://www.bru-zane.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/dimitri-135x198.jpg "Dimitri" by Victorin Joncières has already been released. Niquet calls Joncières " a french Verdi" and "Dimitri" his masterpiece. "Victorin Joncières epitomises the Romant...
by PJME
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What a guy, this Félicien David! (A new CD!)
Replies: 22
Views: 2211

Re: What a guy, this Félicien David! (A new CD!)

More David is on its way: The Félicien David - year 2014 : agenda Festival Félicien David in Venice : l’essentiel de la musique de chambre Palazzetto Bru Zane – 5 avril > 17 mai 2014 5 major works are programmed: Herculanum 8.03.2014 : 
Opéra royal de Versailles Véronique Gens / Karine Deshayes Vlaa...
by PJME
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Besides DON GIOVANNI ...
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: Besides DON GIOVANNI ...

I havent' done any historical research myself.

Maybe this helps?

http://marilynkaydennis.wordpress.com/2 ... uan-saint/

( no sources listed however)

and
http://www.histpharm.org/40ishpBerlin/L68F.pdf


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by PJME
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Besides DON GIOVANNI ...
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: Besides DON GIOVANNI ...

Both the French composer Henri Tomasi ( 1901- 1971) and sir Eugene Goossens (1893-1962) composed an opera titled “Don Juan de Manara”. Tomasi used a libretto by Oscar Milosz (1877 – 1939, a French poet of Lithuanian birth), Goossens' libretto was written by Arnold Bennett ( 1867 – 1931). Don Juan de...
by PJME
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why did churches move away from Bach cantatas, etc?
Replies: 24
Views: 1549

Re: Why did churches move away from Bach cantatas, etc?

http://www.kirchenmusik-luebeck.de/kalender/MiLK149.pdf http://www.bachcantates-utrecht.nl/ http://www.kirchenmusik-im-bistum-osnabrueck.de/ http://www.anieuws.be/kalender/Bachcantatediensten-2013-St-Norbertuskerk In France: http://www.lescantates.org/ and http://cantates-bach-paris.com/ In Brussels...
by PJME
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: IMPRESSIONISM
Replies: 16
Views: 1232

Re: IMPRESSIONISM

Jean Cras : orchestral suite " Ames d'enfants"

http://youtu.be/ZWuOlSTHjhg

Luxemburg PH.O. / Jean-François Antonioli
by PJME
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: IMPRESSIONISM
Replies: 16
Views: 1232

Re: IMPRESSIONISM

http://www.muziekweb.nl/COVER/LARGE/FRONT/BBX1296.jpg As most European composers who worked and lived in the first half of the 20th century, Godfried Devreese came under the spell of Debussy and Ravel ( for good measure, add some Richard Strauss, a dash of Wagner, Vincent d'Indy and a dose of Borod...
by PJME
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: IMPRESSIONISM
Replies: 16
Views: 1232

Re: IMPRESSIONISM

Belgian composers influenced by Impressionism: Joseph Jongen try: http://youtu.be/VJGlXZp_G-I and http://youtu.be/bstwkw9ZDOo or http://youtu.be/4X8oudOAKBw or http://youtu.be/rxbei6HsewU Arthur Meulemans early works are heavily influenced by the French masters http://youtu.be/IDfyBQSeav0 Meulemans'...
by PJME
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Are there any relatives of ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: Are there any relatives of ...

There are at least 140 Beethovens in Belgium ( not all of them direct relatives,of course) and the city of Mechelen organises reunions.
I'll try to find more info.

http://mechelen.mapt.be/wiki/Familie_Van_Beethoven


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by PJME
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Adolphe Biarent - Sonata for cello and piano
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Adolphe Biarent - Sonata for cello and piano

Biarent is quite an interesting figure. For those who like César Franck, he's well worth discovering. A couple of years ago Rob Barnett at Musicweb was very enthusiastic. From Musicweb: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517LG7iMT1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg The Poème Héroïque has all the makings of a co...
by PJME
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's With This Percy ??? Bloke?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: What's With This Percy GRUNGIER Bloke?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XGdhb6QOL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Ola, Grainger is an original and unorthodox composer. The warriors, "an imaginary ballet" is propably his orchestral magnum opus . sir John Elliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Piers Lane or Marc André Hamelin, Jean yves thibaudet, Joh...
by PJME
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's With This Percy ??? Bloke?
Replies: 41
Views: 1704

Re: What's With This Percy GRUNGIER Bloke?

Try this : http://youtu.be/81h-C6j6Lfw ( fragment from "The warriors") and this: http://youtu.be/Oso4TKp1Nwg and this http://youtu.be/LwkBW55YB4o and this (Colleen Dhas) http://youtu.be/feMkFerA9VA and propably this aswell http://youtu.be/aAlpgf-CDZY (Hamelin playing) Check out these discs: http://w...
by PJME
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying to find slow, meditative solo piano pieces
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Trying to find slow, meditative solo piano pieces

I have a feeling that Wim Mertens' music may appeal to you.

Try

http://youtu.be/Ee-5nnFWfKU

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by PJME
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying to find slow, meditative solo piano pieces
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Trying to find slow, meditative solo piano pieces

Do give Charles Koechlin's "Les heures Persanes" a try.

If I'm not mistaken both Kathryn Stott and Michael Korstick recorded the pianoversion.

Koechlin orchestrated these wonderful miniatures. Heinz Holliger recorded that version for Hanssler/SWR.

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by PJME
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying to find slow, meditative solo piano pieces
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Trying to find slow, meditative solo piano pieces

Arvo Part's "Fur Alina"

http://youtu.be/0zrD9JiA_i4

may well be the kind of music you're looking for....

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by PJME
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Replies: 35
Views: 2383

Re: About Heitor Villa-Lobos:

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This is an excellent Villa Lobos disc. Very good performances of - at least- interesting scores.

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by PJME
Fri May 25, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking stock: Britten´s War Requiem
Replies: 22
Views: 1932

Re: Taking stock: Britten´s War Requiem

http://www.sa-cd.net/covers/7942.jpg It is out now on cd! Another recent one is Jaap Van zweden + Dutch radio forces. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRNpwznUZZ8mW8axwqaa6uC18xbvTWxb1N7qDS6FcDgPkAU8PkH Later this year Martyn Brabbins' version with the Antwerp Philharmonic will be available ...
by PJME
Fri May 11, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aram Ilyich Khachaturian
Replies: 18
Views: 1496

Re: Aram Ilyich Khachaturian

The original score calls explicitely for a "Flessatone" (the nomenclature of instruments is in Italian) which should have a "whistling" and not a "ringing" tone ( note by the composer). No musical saws, Theremins or whatsoever are required or asked for. http://static.wix.com/media/d4ea85d17cb341ab15...
by PJME
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why do the Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids and Ferrets ...
Replies: 30
Views: 2192

Re: Why do the Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids and Ferrets ...

Ballade in Fis-groot voor piano en orkest (1881), op. 19 http://youtu.be/5gN0DazZFGo Fantaisie G-groot voor piano en orkest (1918), op. 111 http://youtu.be/CSVgJCvAGPU Masques et Bergamasques ,suite, op. 112 (1919) http://youtu.be/c4CG2ZSfgA0 It is sad Dulcinea that you don't like Fauré 's music.......
by PJME
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Europe: Fiscal austerity = cuts in arts subsidies
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Europe: Fiscal austerity = cuts in arts subsidies

La Monnaie/De Munt feels the financial pressure aswell, but will survive at the cost of visible/audible/artistic cuts. Several smaller companies however ( from La petite bande to Het Zuiderperhuis) may well disappear. From La Monnaie's/De Munt's website: interview with Peter De Caluwe, director Belg...
by PJME
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vincent d'Indy...
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: Vincent d'Indy...

In an old (ca 1950) biography of d'Indy, Léon Vallas mentions the following anecdote: d'Indy travels to the USA in 1921. He brings, amongst other works, the brandnew symphonic suite," Le poème des rivages" with him. Actually, the worldpremière is not for Paris, but for New York. d'Indy is the conduc...
by PJME
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trumpet Player Maurice Andre dies aged 78
Replies: 15
Views: 1412

Re: Trumpet Player Maurice Andre dies aged 78

André made ca 300 recordings and it is a very mixed bag : from Bach to Offenbach and beyond...Chansons by Edith Piaf, Noels, Puccini and Verdi...everything could be trumpetized. Still, I discovered him through his recordings of - ca 1960-1970 -contemporary composers he (propably) knew well: Henri To...
by PJME
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: They Are NOT One Trick Ponies!
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: They Are NOT One Trick Ponies!

Haydn's Piccolo divertimento is such a gem!

http://youtu.be/mROED3ZTVzA

For those who don't like the sound of the instrument : go for Brendel!

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by PJME
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Poems/texts with "two speakers" (indirectly on topic)
Replies: 17
Views: 1264

Re: Poems/texts with "two speakers" (indirectly on topic)

1/A Latin Dialogue of the Body and the Soul: Author: Robert Grosseteste [?] http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/L207005.html 2/Dispute poems and dialogues in the ancient and mediaeval Near East: forms and types of literary debates in Semitic and related literatures G. J. Reinink, Herman L. J. Vanstiphout ...
by PJME
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Eminence of the Symphony
Replies: 55
Views: 3600

Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Thanks.
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by PJME
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Eminence of the Symphony
Replies: 55
Views: 3600

Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Hi Dulcinea,

did you listen to Pijper, Vermeulen, Rott, Hartmann?

For good measure I'll add now Alfredo Casella's second symphony from ca 1910: Mahler was in the air!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlgoJ3JaH2o

Do give these composers a try.
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by PJME
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Click here to say something nice about Bohuslav Martinu
Replies: 19
Views: 1747

Re: Click here to say something nice about Bohuslav Martinu

Surely Martinu wrote easily and quickly ( cfr. Milhaud), and not all works classify as top drawer. But he definitely is a master : from lighthearted music ( Sinfonietta Giocosa, Sinfonietta la jolla, Revue de cuisine etc) to grandly dramatic, deeply felt compositions: pianoconcerto nr 4, Gilgamesh, ...
by PJME
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Eminence of the Symphony
Replies: 55
Views: 3600

Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Karl Amadeus Hartmann: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRe-G-wxg24 The First Symphony is typical of Hartmann's struggle to reconcile music with life. Much of it was written during the 1930's. Hartmann took his text from the American poet Walt Whitman, who himself was profoundly influenced by the Amer...
by PJME
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Eminence of the Symphony
Replies: 55
Views: 3600

Re: The Eminence of the Symphony

Willem Pijper's first symphony (1917): "Pan" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsmK31x8oOY Mathijs Vermeulen's first symphony (1914) : Symphonia carminum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai1BdlMbdYU Two Dutch symphonies clearly influenced by Mahler's "world". I like: Luciano Berio's Symphonia http://www....
by PJME
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help me out! Suggest pieces with fantastic orchestration
Replies: 44
Views: 2278

Re: Help me out! Suggest pieces with fantastic orchestration

I almost forgot this one:

Henri Dutilleux: Mystère de l'instant (for cymbalum, string orchestra and percussion, 1989), 10 brillantly orchestrated pieces .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf2zo6rFkFg

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by PJME
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help me out! Suggest pieces with fantastic orchestration
Replies: 44
Views: 2278

Re: Help me out! Suggest pieces with fantastic orchestration

Pianotrio and large orchestra? Most of these works can be (partially) seen/heard on You Tube -Michael Tippett:Triple Concerto (violin, viola, cello and orchestra, 1978–79) ( the slow movement is extremely beautuful, IMO) This work has a large orchestra with a big percussion section: Orchestra instru...
by PJME
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RIP Sena Jurinac - soprano
Replies: 7
Views: 518

RIP Sena Jurinac - soprano

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15857569 Opera singer Sena Jurinac, one of the most celebrated sopranos of the post-war period, has died aged 90. Born in Travnik in Bosnia in October 1921, the Austrian star studied in Zagreb, and made her debut there 1942 as Mimi in La Boheme. She made ...
by PJME
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scriabin Recital With Lighting Effects
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Scriabin Recital With Lighting Effects

From Russia, with love...and mystery!

Scriabin's "tastiera per luce" : http://prometheus.kai.ru/luce_e.htm


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by PJME
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I LOATHE Bland
Replies: 46
Views: 2091

Re: I LOATHE Bland

I have Copland's "What to listen for in music" here on my desk. Here are a few excerpts: 'We all listen to music according to our seperate capacities..... ------- The simplest way of listening to music is to listen for the sheer pleasure of musical sound itself. That is the sensuous plane. It is the...
by PJME
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I LOATHE Bland
Replies: 46
Views: 2091

Re: I LOATHE Bland

Ah Dulcinea, you're quite a character!

But, after a while, I often feel like the poor Don himself...

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With kind musical greetings.

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by PJME
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I LOATHE Bland
Replies: 46
Views: 2091

Re: I LOATHE Bland

It's time you listen to grainger's "The warriors"! enjoy.

http://youtu.be/81h-C6j6Lfw

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by PJME
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scriabin Recital With Lighting Effects
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Scriabin Recital With Lighting Effects

For even more information on Prométhée/Prometheus, see:

http://prometheus.kai.ru/perform_e.htm

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