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by Lance
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fou Ts'ong RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Fou Ts'ong RIP

In a forthcoming radio tribute to the late pianist Fou Ts'ong, I have been trying to acquire some additional recordings to those I already have. Some may be of interest to others: •Meridian 84592/3 - Haydn piano sonatas 31,33,60,34,47,59 and _____Variations in F Minor [2 CDs] •Meridian 84490/1 - Sch...
by Lance
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianists Lugansky & Tharaud - New CDs!
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Pianists Lugansky & Tharaud - New CDs!

Harmonia Mundi has been busy in their studios with pianists. I follow the careers of both of these superlative artists. One does wonder, as always, where to draw the line on so much of the same repertoire by various artists. This is the addiction of a collector. Trust me: there are many addictions w...
by Lance
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Love the cello? Gautier Capucon on Erato
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Love the cello? Gautier Capucon on Erato

I love encore-type discs. Not only do they fill a need if you are a radio broadcaster. but they remain stand-alone superior listening offering a variety of musical styles. Mr. Capucon's latest recording for Erato [95214] [0 190295 214135] just issued, is entitled Emotions . Says Mr. Capucon: "My al...
by Lance
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nathalie Stutzmann "Contralto" CD - Erato
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Nathalie Stutzmann "Contralto" CD - Erato

Speaking of most unusual and striking voices (see article on Philippe Jaroussky), Erato has issued a new CD simply called "Contralto" [52095 [1 90295 20955 1] offering a generous recital with Orfeo 55 timing in at 80:19, and like Jaroussky who leads his orchestra, Stutzmann also leads the orchestra...
by Lance
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philippe Jaroussky's "La vanita del Mondo" CD - Erato
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Philippe Jaroussky's "La vanita del Mondo" CD - Erato

LA VANITA DEL MONDO (The Vanity of the World) I have taken a fancy to countertenors over the last several years. From the very early days of my interest in recordings, I well remember Russell Oberlin. And in the ensuing years, there has been a host of countertenors that include Max Emanuel Cencic, ...
by Lance
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grumiaux box
Replies: 12
Views: 155

Re: Grumiaux box

Mike - not even the Szeryng/Artur Rubinstein collaborations on records [RCA]? Rubinstein thought the world of Szeryng. I do believe that Rubinstein's collaboration on records did much to enhance the career of Szeryng. Szeryng's discography is quite large. The 44-CD Decca set [483 4194] is worth havi...
by Lance
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grumiaux box
Replies: 12
Views: 155

Re: Grumiaux box

I show 71 CD entries in my Grumiaux CD catalogue, which also includes a number of issues with more than one disc (14 in one case). Already, there are many duplications. The new box will give us (again) his complete recordings with Clara Haskil, those with Klein, Sebok, and oh so much more. Grumiaux ...
by Lance
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Early S. Richter recordings
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Early S. Richter recordings

A listen to the Sviatoslav Richter disc today on the "Zenith" recordings brings the piano truly forward, especially in the Franck Prelude, Choral and Fugue and the Tchaikovsky Piano Sonata in G, Op. 31. The Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8 is the most natural sounding recording. Could be the original so...
by Lance
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Notes on Interpreting Chopin
Replies: 27
Views: 237

Re: Notes on Interpreting Chopin

Without getting too involved in this discussion at this moment, it appears you have the Condon piano ROLL recordings. Condon has done probably the most favourable reproduction of piano roll recordings. They are the most realistic. At times, however, there can be strange tempi or extraneous sounds in...
by Lance
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works
Replies: 42
Views: 1979

Re: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works

Oddly, Amazon/Germany says they cannot ship to me in the USA. On the other hand JPC/Germany can ship ... cost is slightly smaller in Euros, however the postal fee is heavy. I have not seen this one appear on Amazon/USA or any other supplier. I wonder why.
by Lance
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Old recordings and film clips
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Old recordings and film clips

Hello Richard - and welcome back. 20 years is a long time to be away from us! I hope you will be a "regular" again. I'll look into your request and see what I can come up with.
by Lance
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Early S. Richter recordings
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Early S. Richter recordings

All those CDs all arrived today. VERY WELL DONE. So far, only have heard the Cziffra CD ... splendid, as you would expect. No jewel boxes, but nice clear glassine envelopes with insert containing all information. I have been unable to locate a catalogue of other CDs being made available. Can someone...
by Lance
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remembering pianist Jean Casadesus, Jan. 20
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Remembering pianist Jean Casadesus, Jan. 20

Yes, I always enjoyed the Casadesus family. The Viola Concerto, however, is by HENRI Casadesus. Robert did, however, write quite a bit of music. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/719kFqTd1LL._SY450_.jpg One of the more interesting CDs in my collection is this one, which contains Rober...
by Lance
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remembering pianist Jean Casadesus, Jan. 20
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Remembering pianist Jean Casadesus, Jan. 20

I see, Barney. As you would suspect, he was concertizing in Canada driving between concerts when the accident occurred. How important the order of words is! :) Jean was killed in an auto accident in Renfrew, Ontario on January 20th, 1972 while concertizing. Sorry to point this out Lance, but he shou...
by Lance
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remembering pianist Jean Casadesus, Jan. 20
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Remembering pianist Jean Casadesus, Jan. 20

Pianist Jean Casadesus was Artist- in-residence at Binghamton University, Binghamton NY - the son of pianists Robert and Gaby Casadesus. Jean was killed in an auto accident in Renfrew, Ontario on January 20th, 1972 while concertizing. He was only 44. I was privileged to know the family and Jean's da...
by Lance
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works
Replies: 42
Views: 1979

Re: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works

This set even looks more interesting especially with some non-Ormandy items included thereon! Apparently this set cannot be ordered from Amazon/Germany to be sent to the USA. In US$ the price is around $248.00, but no Prime shipping available to the USA so I suspect postage on this item might be on ...
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How are NYC dwellers doing with Corona?
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: How are NYC dwellers doing with Corona?

Brian, you are always so uplifting and inspiring while facing all these problems. And I'm sure Lenny and his wife truly miss NYC visits. We are all probably doing best what we are currently doing on a day-to-day basis, or perhaps for many, not much at all besides gawking at a TV, watching endless mo...
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How Classical Music Can Help You Hear the Open Road
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: How Classical Music Can Help You Hear the Open Road

This was a fascinating read. The only thing you probably should not listen to whilst driving is sleep music: lullabies, serenades (the quiet ones), or music that usually makes you feel tired under normal circumstances.
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1226
Views: 914136

Re: What I listened to today

THAT is a most impressive list of listening! You are filling your ears with some great stuff. Being in stay-at home mode this past year, I've done tons of music listening, but especially now, since one of my New Year's resolutions has been not to spend so much time at the computer or with the TV on ...
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPs are now outsellng CDs
Replies: 17
Views: 4185

Re: LPs are now outsellng CDs

I very much sense your attraction to more contemporary music. As a collector yourself, how does it ... what should I say ... offend you that these contemporary works you know so well do not see the light of day in digital remastering? What do you think the reason is for not reissuing this repertoire...
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thomas Larcher's Cello Concerto
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Thomas Larcher's Cello Concerto

I am very much attracted to the art of cellist Alisa Weilerstein. I will give a listen to the YouTube. I just wonder how magnetic it will be for me!
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Early S. Richter recordings
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Early S. Richter recordings

ALL of these recordings interest me. One does wonder, though, if, indeed, they are ALL first recordings. While I follow discographies of various artists online, they are often not kept up-to-date with releases that come after those discographies are published. Richter, Gilels, and a few others immed...
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPs are now outsellng CDs
Replies: 17
Views: 4185

Re: LPs are now outsellng CDs

Hmm. Well thank you for your formula. There is certainly some merit to it. While nobody knows how long they are going to be around, to leave such a so-called "mess" (albeit a great mess!) for someone else to clean up is also somewhat disturbing. Inasmuch as so much of the great historical recordings...
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How are NYC dwellers doing with Corona?
Replies: 5
Views: 211

How are NYC dwellers doing with Corona?

NYC was, at one time, a regular destination for me for concerts, book and record buying, getting fitted with fine suits, and visiting a sister and later my daughter who made NYC home. The only times I have been back was when CMG had their luncheon or dinner meetings that I wish we could start again....
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1226
Views: 914136

Re: What I listened to today

Listening to some Schumann as performed by pianist Florian Uhlig who is, apparently, recording all of Schumann's music for the Hanssler label. I was not very impressed with the edition put out by the Italian company, Nuova Era as performed by Jorg Demus, whose art I have always enjoyed. The piano an...
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition

Me too! I expect to be buried in a concert grand. How's THAT for the love of the piano? Naturally, the strings and cast iron plate would have to be removed - and as long as I don't gain any more weight it should work! :lol: I'm fascinated by the fact that this thread has gotten more than FIVE TIMES ...
by Lance
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Live Pierre Monteux, conductor
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: The Live Pierre Monteux, conductor

When we can hear musicmaking from a true master like Monteux, live or otherwise, it is beyond rewarding. I know personally some conductors who worked with Monteux in Hancock, Maine and Boston and to this day they still have the highest praise for Monteux. In reality based on his recordings and broad...
by Lance
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPs are now outsellng CDs
Replies: 17
Views: 4185

Re: LPs are now outsellng CDs

When this thread started in March 2007, I was in favour of CDs and STILL am! I have some good turntables (Thorens, Audio Technica) but haven't put on an LP in quite some time. I do see a trend that some newly recorded music is only available via download with no issued CD being made available. No ma...
by Lance
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Australia NSW Arts $$$ Distribution
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Australia NSW Arts $$$ Distribution

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ridiculous-secrecy-confusion-surrounds-fate-of-dollar7m-arts-bailout-money-in-dollar50m-nsw-government-scheme/ar-BB1cHpps?ocid=edgsp Found this item that our wonderful Australian friends are probably ware of already. It seems problems like this do appear on occas...
by Lance
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition

Hi Brian, and yes, I've been enjoying the set as well. The first disc I auditioned was Beethoven's Variations in C Minor, Mendelssohn's Variations Sérieuses, and Brahms' Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel. Wonderful interpretations and good piano, but I found some fault with the "voicing" of ce...
by Lance
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin

Yes! I have the book and read it some time ago but it is worth another read. Thank you for reminding us about this book. I am also a Koussevitzky follower on discs! This new biography sounds interesting . Has anyone here read the long out of print biography of Koussevitzky by Moses Smith ? I read it...
by Lance
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin

Perhaps given some interest in this post on violinist/conductor Richard Burgin, you might know that he was married to American violinist RUTH POSSELT who performed frequently with the Boston SO under her husband, Munch, and Koussevitzky. Their daughter, Diana Lewis Burgin, wrote the book, Performing...
by Lance
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why isn't VOLODOS recording more these days?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Why isn't VOLODOS recording more these days?

Mike - your comment reminded me about something pianist Mischa Dichter once said to me about the German Steinway concert piano pianos: "Every one is like a jewel!" I guess we could say the same about Volodos' recordings, too! A superb Russian pianist. His recordings are not coming fast enough for me...
by Lance
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition

Hurrah! I'm happy today (rare these days). The Heidsieck set arrived today (Sunday via prime). Wait until you get this one in your hands! Marvelous article about the pianist in the booklet, as well. Extremely fine presentation.
by Lance
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: German Organ Music: Classicism/Romanticism
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: German Organ Music: Classicism/Romanticism

Speaking of Christian Heinrich Rinck , I was so interested in his solo organ music that I wondered what else he wrote. A recent acquisition is on the Hanssler label [98.262] entitled Sacred Works . No orchestra is involved in this music, but includes two cantatas, Gott sorgt für uns , Op. 98, and hi...
by Lance
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Isaac Stern 75-CD Analogue Edition - Sony
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Isaac Stern 75-CD Analogue Edition - Sony

I don't believe, after briefly checking, that anyone has mentioned a relatively new 75-CD collection of legendary violinist ISAAC STERN's analogue recordings. It is quite a tribute collection, including a real book within the set, facsimile of original covers, with wallets containing the original ca...
by Lance
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works
Replies: 42
Views: 1979

Re: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works

Thinking about these new Ormandy sets ... it's about time Sony came forth with these even most of us already have (perhaps) a great deal of Ormandy on CDs not to mention LPs we may have retained. Then, will there be the third set - of just the RCA recordings?
by Lance
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin

I may have ML-4329 ... will have to double check. But I don't believe that was ever committed to CD, right? Biggs rerecorded the work in stereo as well. Surprising that Sony hasn't come forth with some kind of edition, including Biggs' mono recordings, for this organist. Or did I miss it? We don't h...
by Lance
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition

Amazon informed me awhile ago that the Heidsieck edition should arrive by Sunday (tomorrow, 01-10-21). That's good news for me. I'm surprised you are getting yours shipped today. I ordered mine on November 15th, 2020 - and estimated shipping is January 27th, 2021. I think more people may be interest...
by Lance
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why isn't VOLODOS recording more these days?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Why isn't VOLODOS recording more these days?

A superb Russian pianist. His recordings are not coming fast enough for me. But on another note, I see Mark Viner's next ALKAN album is forthcoming ... a series that will extend to 17 CDs.
by Lance
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd from pianist Benjamin Grosvenor
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: New cd from pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Well, count me in as well! Looks like his fan base is growing exponentially - understandably of course.
by Lance
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit on 60 Minutes
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Pianist Igor Levit on 60 Minutes

I have Levit's brand new Sony 2-CD set [78657] entitled "Encounter." What we have here is the Busoni arrangement of JS Bach's ten Chorale Preludes; Busoni's arrangement of Brahms' eight Chorale Preludes; Reger's arrangement of Brahms' Vier ernste Gesange [Four Serious Songs], Julian Becker's arrange...
by Lance
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin

Surely you remember the name: Richard Burgin. He was the former concertmaster and associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This book, published in 2017 is actually two books in one published together by Diana Lewis Burgin, the daughter of Richard Burgin and violinist Ruth Posselt. 1] Ri...
by Lance
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1143

Re: Eric Heidsieck, pianist - Complete Edition

I'm surprised you are getting yours shipped today. I ordered mine on November 15th, 2020 - and estimated shipping is January 27th, 2021. I think more people may be interested in this set than we think. The guy is a very fine pianist - unfortunately not known as well as he should be in the USA. Just ...
by Lance
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jazz pianist Claude Bolling has died
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Jazz pianist Claude Bolling has died

Sorry to hear this. I have many of his recordings, mostly on Columbia, and have enjoyed them lots. RIP
by Lance
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Books for pianophiles and Anton Rubinstein revisited
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Books for pianophiles and Anton Rubinstein revisited

I have to say that Anton Rubinstein's Piano Concerto No. 4 in D Minor is one of my all-time favorites as piano concertos go. One of the most exciting was the one recorded by Raymond Lewenthal. At one time, this was a very popular concerto played by many great pianists. Shura Cherkassky recorded it a...
by Lance
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy 90th Birthday, Cliftwood!
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Happy 90th Birthday, Cliftwood!

And I join everyone else - wishing Harris a memorable and happy birthday. I cannot believe we are talking about 90! Tell me it isn't so. If so, what's your secret?
by Lance
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy New Year, CMGers!
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Happy New Year, CMGers!

Well, Brian beat me to it, so I join him to wish all my devoted CMGers a much better 2021 than we had in 2020. I hope the arts will begin to thrive and that we can get back to what we have known and enjoyed in the USA, and elsewhere in the world as well. Lenny, you and your delightful Mrs. sound lik...
by Lance
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Ruth Slenczynska's American Deccas on DGG!
Replies: 25
Views: 1482

Re: Pianist Ruth Slenczynska's American Deccas on DGG!

I could not be happier in an otherwise a time of gloom over Covid and so much more. The 10-CD set of Ruth Slenczynska 's complete American Decca recordings arrived on December 20, 2020. It is quite a package. What's more, there is an accompanying booklet with the wonderful story of Slenczynska by St...
by Lance
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Presto vs. Others - Pricing
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Presto vs. Others - Pricing

I am watching with great interest how pricing has changed at Presto. They are not always the lowest prices even vs. Amazon/USA. Watch carefully when buying. Although no sales tax applies on Presto orders, postage rates makes the per unit/disc price considerably more. Then there is the problem of usi...