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by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo out of hospital
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Domingo out of hospital

Yes, Chalkie, thank you for keeping us updated. Did you ever work with the late Joe Diffie?
Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:26 pm
His son Jose told me that he was in the Clinic mainly as a precaution, so he could be monitored full time, he's back home now and enjoying good food again.
by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!

Absolutely! We have all had our eyes and ears glued to news networks trying to follow the miseries caused by Coronavirus. Most of us have down time we might not otherwise have. If the love of music is in your heart, then this is the place to share it. I would encourage all CMGers to spend more time ...
by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some wonderful recordings from Nikolai Lugansky!
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Some wonderful recordings from Nikolai Lugansky!

Nikolai Lugansky has recorded for several record labels including Naïve, Challenge Classics, Onyx, Granzapis, Melodia, Pentatone, Gramzapis, Piano Classics, DGG, Brilliant, KTL-Russia, Erato, EMI, Warner Classics and now has an exclusive contract with Harmonia Mundi. A trio of new discs includes Rac...
by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yo-Yo Ma: ‘A song of comfort is a way of saying we care’
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Yo-Yo Ma: ‘A song of comfort is a way of saying we care’

What a wonderful, caring, super human being we have in Yo-Yo. Inspiring article! Thank you for sharing it.
by Lance
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?

Understand your hesitating to latch on to another artist - especially if you have huge record/CD collections already with multiple copies of all the great works. However, then you make discovers of artists' work you may not know and suddenly get the urge to acquire some things. CD collecting turns o...
by Lance
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aldeburgh Festival cancelled
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Aldeburgh Festival cancelled

It is inevitable that the arts shut down when something like this global virus appears. I feel very badly for all these artists, chamber groups, symphonies, etc., who have been working assiduously preparing programs for performance since the coronavirus hit. It may take a long time coming back. For ...
by Lance
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?

When a pianist, such as Michel Dalberto (b. 1955) won the Clara Haskil Competition some years ago, seems to me he would have to be a fine pianist. I discovered that he was! I recently acquired Erato's new 17-CD set of the artist [56120] of all his Erato, EMI, and Virgin recordings. It covers a lot o...
by Lance
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Grieg's Violin Sonatas
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: New cd of Grieg's Violin Sonatas

This of great interest to me as well. I have always loved the 3rd Sonata. I recall a Westminster LP (I still have it) where André Gertler performed all three sonatas. Exquisite … a shame it never made it to LP. Yehudi Menuhin also recorded all three sonatas for EMI but it was allegedly at a time whe...
by Lance
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

It looks like this coronavirus is getting worse by the day. For me it even hampers (somewhat) my interest in listening to great music of all kinds. On the other hand, music inspires, is like a medication when nothing else seems to work.
by Lance
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Star, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Opera Star, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan

Every time I listen to one of Daniels' recordings, I think what a shame to throw a talent like his away - as has happened to so many outstanding artists - especially for something that did not need to be. Like others, his career, I believe, will be no more than a memory.
by Lance
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edward H. Tarr has passed on
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Edward H. Tarr has passed on

Very sorry to hear this. I have a number of his recordings, many on LP (Nonesuch). Was his wife's name Elisabeth Westerholz or something like that? She was an organist and pianist. My preferred recording of the Hummel Concerto remains Armando Ghitalla with Pierre Monteux conducting the ad hoc orches...
by Lance
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo has coronavirus
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Domingo has coronavirus

Chalkie … nice to see you hear. How are you doing in NY with the lockdown? I can only imagine that it is a difficult time there for everyone.
by Lance
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Topic moved to Corner Pub
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Topic moved to Corner Pub

The topic, "Just checking in with my CMGers" … has been moved to the Corner Pub.
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: For Hamelin fans

Hamelin's new Hyperion disc arrived: six Feinberg piano sonatas. Who is game? I haven't heard it yet myself. One wonders when Marc-André has the time to practice all this music, especially so much that is not terribly well known. Speaking of Hamelin, I wonder how many realize he has recorded Saint-S...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Joe, it sounds like you've got things under reasonably good control doing what you want. It is a time to catch up on good books. Too much TV makes us fat! (But I'm glad I have it, fat or no fat.) I agree about the WSJ. To say I am not "worried" about the USA economy would be an understatement. There...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Joe, it sounds like you've got things under reasonably good control doing what you want. It is a time to catch up on good books. Too much TV makes us fat! (But I'm glad I have it, fat or no fat.) I agree about the WSJ. To say I am not "worried" about the USA economy would be an understatement. There...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Worry? Something we are all doing, but I hear it can cause stress, possible strokes, and who knows what else. Anyway, thinking of all of you. I like this thread very much because it is like actually like talking to real people. I hope we hear from more. Thanks for your concern.Pretty much same here ...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Worry? Something we are all doing, but I hear it can cause stress, possible strokes, and who knows what else. Anyway, thinking of all of you. I like this thread very much because it is like actually like talking to real people. I hope we hear from more. Thanks for your concern.Pretty much same here ...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I love your inspiring attitude. THAT is what should be contagious, not the coronavirus! You are taking the time to enjoy your life, whatever it is … and the glass of red … well, that is sure to help! The rest of your post also makes a lot of sense. Keep on truckin'! I'm not hibernating and that's no...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I love your inspiring attitude. THAT is what should be contagious, not the coronavirus! You are taking the time to enjoy your life, whatever it is … and the glass of red … well, that is sure to help! The rest of your post also makes a lot of sense. Keep on truckin'! I'm not hibernating and that's no...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Sue - my heart jumped when I saw you post!!!!! We have missed you more than I can say. I hope you, too, will reconsider and get back to be amongst your caring American friends here! We all know Australia has had a hugely bad time of it with fires, and now you are experiencing the coronavirus. Conti...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Sue - my heart jumped when I saw you post!!!!! We have missed you more than I can say. I hope you, too, will reconsider and get back to be amongst your caring American friends here! We all know Australia has had a hugely bad time of it with fires, and now you are experiencing the coronavirus. Conti...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Hello Brian and Teresa. Sounds like you are both making the best of an incredible situation. It's about all any of us can do, though some good friends seem to be going stir-crazy being at home when they are used to going out, restaurants, concerts, etc. The professional musicians I know nationally a...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Hello Brian and Teresa. Sounds like you are both making the best of an incredible situation. It's about all any of us can do, though some good friends seem to be going stir-crazy being at home when they are used to going out, restaurants, concerts, etc. The professional musicians I know nationally a...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Congratulations, Henry. Looks like you are making the best of your time under these circumstances. Continue to be safe and enthusiastic about music. You have been a long-time CMGer - and it is most appreciated. One reason I was spending a bit more time on CMG again is that I had delegated running my...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Congratulations, Henry. Looks like you are making the best of your time under these circumstances. Continue to be safe and enthusiastic about music. You have been a long-time CMGer - and it is most appreciated. One reason I was spending a bit more time on CMG again is that I had delegated running my...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Well, don't leave us. This is a trying time for everyone and people will vent one way or the other. We need you to feed us in the direction of MUSIC. You have not seen yours truly get on board with any of the politics. So, please reconsider your stance. As I say, we need you here as does the world o...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Well, don't leave us. This is a trying time for everyone and people will vent one way or the other. We need you to feed us in the direction of MUSIC. You have not seen yours truly get on board with any of the politics. So, please reconsider your stance. As I say, we need you here as does the world o...
by Lance
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 1780

Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Well, we are all going through the same thing. Hibernating - or I hope so! Funny, being in a position like this in normal circumstances - vacations, time off, etc., we would be listening to lots of music, reading, or watching great movies or DVDs. I am listening to music a lot but seem very unmotiva...
by Lance
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Well, we are all going through the same thing. Hibernating - or I hope so! Funny, being in a position like this in normal circumstances - vacations, time off, etc., we would be listening to lots of music, reading, or watching great movies or DVDs. I am listening to music a lot but seem very unmotiva...
by Lance
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schiff bio
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Schiff bio

As for András Schiff in Bach's solo keyboard works, I have not been greatly enamoured, but in Bach's concerted works such as in the 1,2,3,4 piano concertos on the Hungaroton label and the Decca label, I thought to be outstanding. Certainly the solo works, such as the WTC, etc., are rendered very wel...
by Lance
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Sydney Opera House Goes Quiet. Finally.
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: The Sydney Opera House Goes Quiet. Finally.

Barney, what happens now? Obviously the concerts and presentations won't stop, so what venue will be used for upcoming events?
by Lance
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eloquence label continues with great things!
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Eloquence label continues with great things!

Barney's post about a new Eloquence reissue regarding four symphonies by Anton Bruckner made me think of two new Eloquence sets I've just acquired: 1) 482 9404 [7 CDs] Moura Lympany (pianist) "The Decca Legacy" 2) 482 7395 [7 CDs] Cécile Ousset (pianist) "The Decca France Recordings" I wrote up a pa...
by Lance
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 27
Views: 3364

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

Now, THAT Eloquence set sounds like a winner. Kna's Bruckner 7th, however, is available on a number of labels. Eloquence is doing a marathon job in their reissue series. I have been in touch with them about certain things I would like to see reissued (from the DGG catalogue) and got a nice reply, bu...
by Lance
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: British Gallery At Met Museum Opens
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: British Gallery At Met Museum Opens

When you get to certain ages, the 37-second thing goes out the window! Then everything becomes about MUSIC!
by Lance
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 27
Views: 3364

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

While I have all the symphonies and much other music by Bruckner, it is only the 7th in E major that contains something special and memorable. And, of course, outside of Bruckner's 9th symphony, the seventh has an enormous number of recordings available. Knappertsbusch was allegedly one of his fines...
by Lance
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang detained and interrogated
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Yuja Wang detained and interrogated

Has anything ever surfaced publicly that might explain this situation, especially from the people at the Vancouver airport? I, too, had a feeling it might be connected to the Coronavirus.
by Lance
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is This the Best Opera Singer You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of?
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: Is This the Best Opera Singer You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of?

I have heard of Ann Hallenberg, of course, but didn't follow her career in the same manner as, say, Birgit Nilsson. I recently acquired her Naïve CD album [5309], "Arias for Marietta Marcolini" (Rossini's first muse). I was deeply impressed. And Brian is right, she has an impressive discography.
by Lance
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano Roll Recordings: Condon Collection (Australia)
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Piano Roll Recordings: Condon Collection (Australia)

At one point, the Japanese bought heavily into Condon's work on CDs and issued a 32-CD set that I wish I had now, a big blue box. I was trying to find a picture to show here, but suddenly cannot find it. That would be a good re-release!
by Lance
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano Roll Recordings: Condon Collection (Australia)
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Piano Roll Recordings: Condon Collection (Australia)

I've discussed piano roll recordings on these pages before. What prompts this post is hearing an actual CD from The Condon Collection featuring pianists Olga Samaroff (once Mrs. Leopold Stokowski) and Ossip Gabrilowitsch (who is buried about 50 miles from here in Elmira, New York near his father-in...
by Lance
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jean Dube live
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: Pianist Jean Dube live

Glad you have discovered Jean Dubé . I've had my ears on him for several years now. He has recorded prolifically. I have almost 20 recordings of his art. He has recorded for Syrius (many CDs), some for BNL, and at least one for Naxos. It is quite an impressive repertoire. There is a particularly int...
by Lance
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sony Fromm Foundation 20th Century Series
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Sony Fromm Foundation 20th Century Series

Thank you. I'll be watching for this. I have the Black Composers set that came out a while ago and trust this Fromm 20th Century Series will provide some fine material.
by Lance
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cécile Ousset's French Decca recordings now out
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Cécile Ousset's French Decca recordings now out

Cécile Ousset is considered one of the major French pianists of all time. Initially, she recorded for Decca/France between 1971 and 1976 with enough material to be issued over seven well-filled CDs, all the first time released on CD on Decca's Eloquence label [482 7395] "Speaking of French pianist, ...
by Lance
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you use an all-Glazunov 8-CD boxed set?
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Can you use an all-Glazunov 8-CD boxed set?

Most of us have something by Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) in our music collections. Like Beethoven, he wrote nine symphonies, the 9th in D Major is subtitled "Unfinished." However, this box set from Warner Classics [56514] contains considerably more work by Glazunov: Introduction and Dance from Sa...
by Lance
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kaufmann Interview With Mention of Domingo
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Kaufmann Interview With Mention of Domingo

If one removes all the scandalous information about Domingo, he would remain for most of us, an iconic artist/singer, as he is for Kaufmann. It is truly unfortunate that at this point in his life, Domingo has to live with what he did years ago. Another case (almost) of James Levine, and several othe...
by Lance
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barbirolli's complete RCA/Columbia NYP recordings
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

Barbirolli's complete RCA/Columbia NYP recordings

I have patiently been waiting for this new 6-CD set from Sony [98838]. "The young John Barbirolli was hardly known in America when the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York chose himi to be Arturo Toscanini's successor starting in 1937. The 36-year old Londer's first season was a triumph with ...
by Lance
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Igor Levit plays live Busoni's "Fantasia contrappuntista"
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: Igor Levit plays live Busoni's "Fantasia contrappuntista"

Given the five CD recordings I have of Busoni's Fantasia Contrappuntistica -- John Ogdon [Altarus], Christopher O'Riley [Centaur], Carlo Grante [Music & Arts], Wolf Harden [Naxos], and a two-piano arrangement with Schiller and Humphreys [Naxos], I have never been able to get a handle on the work. In...
by Lance
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: R.I.P., Barry Tuckwell .
Replies: 18
Views: 4294

Re: R.I.P., Barry Tuckwell .

Hopefully you can find them in Australia since Barry was so loved there as he was everywhere. His Australian ABC recording is another great one with unusual repertoire.
barney wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Thanks Lance. I certainly wasn't aware of either disc. I will check them out.