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by Lance
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Australian fires

Think of our dear Australian friends all the time as we read about the fires. I find it hard to believe people are actually lighting fires. You are in our thoughts/prayers for your safety. Please keep us abreast of what is really going on there.
by Lance
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stokowski Collectors for Discs from Cala/England
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Stokowski Collectors for Discs from Cala/England

Indeed, Decca's boxed set is wonderful to have. That Rach 3 symphony was originally issued on a Desmar stereo LP - and because Stokowski was so interested in sound techniques, that was the big push behind that symphony. There were even warnings on the LP edition to be careful of volume on the speake...
by Lance
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schulhoff,Brahms chamber music live
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Schulhoff,Brahms chamber music live

Hard as I try, I have not been able to "get into" the music of Schulhoff. Of course, he really didn't live that long and was born more into the early twentieth century dying in 1942 (born 1894) What am I missing? What would you say is his magnum opus?
by Lance
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 live
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Lang Lang plays LvB PC # 2 live

Interesting to me that Lang Lang would choose this particular Beethoven concerto to play with the great Concertgebouw Orchestra-Amsterdam. That seemed to be a piece that Martha Argerich liked to perform as well more frequently than any of the others. The demands of the pianism of No. 2 (which was re...
by Lance
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987

In examining the discography of Stanislaw Bunin, so far I am most impressed with his presentation/interpretations of the music of J. S. Bach. I have been somewhat slightly disappointed with his Chopin (of which there is much), which I often find disjointed and played, perhaps, too carefully, missing...
by Lance
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stokowski Collectors for Discs from Cala/England
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Stokowski Collectors for Discs from Cala/England

Leopold Stokowski has done much for me regarding the enjoyment of great music in the same manner what Glenn Gould did for Johann Sebastian Bach . 35 recordings (some issued for the first time on CD - and some even first time in stereo - were issued on Cala until Voume 35 was released in year 2009. C...
by Lance
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Madama Butterfly
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: Tonight's Madama Butterfly

Indeed, it takes STARS to bring people to concerts/opera, and in my travels, even they don't sell out the house. I think maestrob/Brian very much puts his finger on the problem. An opera like Butterfly, especially, live, should bring many people who might not be able to afford the ticket prices when...
by Lance
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Marilyn Horne Foundation Recital Recordings Live
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Marilyn Horne Foundation Recital Recordings Live

"On Wings of Song" - 13 CDs, Recitals Live! Marilyn Horne Foundation Events No catalogue number. Broadcast Season, 1999-2000, of the Vocal Recitals Talk about "just like being there," that's what we have in this precious boxed set. I've been listening in to many of these recitals. Marilyn Horne is ...
by Lance
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!
Replies: 17
Views: 1330

Re: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!

The more I hear this remastered set, the more I like it. I have connected with the IPAM in Maryland about whether they have a lot of material of Lewenthal in live performances. They DO! They would like to issue a two- or three-CD set but need the funds to accomplish such a project. Given that we hav...
by Lance
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richard Strauss' Piano Quartet
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Richard Strauss' Piano Quartet

Right, not often heard. I have two recordings of the work, but rarely hear it these days. The one on Dabringhaus und Grimm is excellent, and Arts Production issued one with pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch. You've given me the inspiration to give it a try again!
by Lance
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philip Glass Is Too Busy to Care About Legacy
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Philip Glass Is Too Busy to Care About Legacy

Oddly (for me), I have found much of Glass's music interesting and listenable. I believe his music will endure, more and more, as time moves on - and he doesn't anymore! It all started (for me, again) with The Photographer.
by Lance
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd

Yes - that thought crossed my mind as well. Very daring of Lehmann at that point in time! I was trying to think of other works that might have that same tag. I do mind "Winterreise" sung by a woman, even as communicative an artist as Lotte Lehmann. The story is about leaving a girl who is marrying f...
by Lance
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Steven Osborne plays "Vingt Regards" live today
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Pianist Steven Osborne plays "Vingt Regards" live today

Yes, one of Messiaen's compositions I like best. I have a number of recordings of the work but there are also many that contain just excerpts. The complete editions include: Angela Hewitt - Hyperion Hakan Austbo - Naxos Evan Hirsch - MSR Classics John Ogdon - Decca [perhaps my favourite] Michel Bero...
by Lance
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd

Yes, I have the Hotter/Dokupil as well, but it didn't rank that high with me either. And I completely concur with your remark about the voice of Peter Pears. I never really enjoyed hearing his voice. Others may, however. Decca issued a six-CD tribute set to Pears [478 2345] that contains many of his...
by Lance
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A radio tribute to James Levine?
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Re: A radio tribute to James Levine?

Many thanks for all your input on this question. I, too, think it may be too early to present a long tribute of programs "honoring" James Levine, "the musician," not the man. I am beginning to see him mentioned more on Sirius/XM radio as the conductor and on our local NPR station. It is truly unfort...
by Lance
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987

In re-reading the notes to the 4-CD DGG set, I didn't realize that BUNIN was his mother's maiden name (as I recall) and his real name was Neuhaus, his grandfather being the famous Heinrich Neuhaus who was teach to many famous pianists, including Gilels, Richter, and Lupu. Heinrich Neuhaus is given c...
by Lance
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lukas Vondracek,live 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Pianist Lukas Vondracek,live 2017

Hugely difficult to keep up with the enormous number of pianists on the scene today. Thank you for helping us to keep up somewhat!
by Lance
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter at home, ca.1957
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Richter at home, ca.1957

Well, singers, pianists, and most instrumentalists I know like to tape pre-performance sessions to see how they "come across." I'm certain, for example, that legendary Horowitz had his practice sessions recorded in the event something had to be patched up after the live performance. One thing for su...
by Lance
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd

I must concur with John Francis, the 1954 EMI recording with Hotter/Moore is among the best. He also recorded it for DGG later. There is still another recording with Hotter made in the early 1940s with Michael Raucheisen, another superb piano collaborator on deleted LYS [361-363]. For me, Gerald Moo...
by Lance
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPs are now outsellng CDs
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: LPs are now outsellng CDs

There is NO question: I will be sticking with CDs for music listening and broadcasting. I, too, never appreciated the snap, crackle and pop of LPs, even from among those labels considered to be the best quality, such as Philips, DGG and Decca for a long time. On the other hand, with an LP collection...
by Lance
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987

EMI recorded Bunin quite a bit but many/most of those recordings are out of print or hard to locate though some are available from Japan at high prices. I wonder why Bunin didn't "take off" for the label as did other pianists. Bunin also recorded four albums for DGG that are still available in a set...
by Lance
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter at home, ca.1957
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Richter at home, ca.1957

Very interesting to hear Richter "at home." The sound is distant and the piano is out of tune here and there, but rest assured, Richter sells, and someone will eventually make these pieces available on CD.
by Lance
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A radio tribute to James Levine?
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Re: A radio tribute to James Levine?

Sue, you have hit on something very possible here! You've mentioned this wonderful production before!! I'm watching it again. Levine really has been quite the Wagnerian conductor, from all accounts. Pity about the other issues but I'm inclined to the view, more and more, that he has/had psychologica...
by Lance
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: New Schubert "Winterreise" cd

I just counted up how many Schubert Winterreise s I have on CD (does not include any LP performances of which there are also many), and the count is 48 . Isn't that completely ridiculous?!? Some artists have recorded it several times, or live and studio performances as well. I think it is about enou...
by Lance
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Pianist Stanislav Bunin live, 1987

Interesting to see Bunin's name show up here. I'll check out this diversified program from Munich. He has actually made a number of recordings, but nothing lately near as I can find. I offer these suggestions: •EMI 69479 or (Japan) 3001 - JS Bach: English Suite #3; Italian Concerto; Chorale Prelude ...
by Lance
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My topic deleted.
Replies: 50
Views: 2863

Re: My topic deleted.

I just caught this post. I do visit here occasionally, and even post once in a great while. However, that said, no, I would never delete a post unless, of course, the language of a post would be offensive to others. This is an open forum. I am the only one on this forum able to delete posts.
by Lance
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rolando Panerai, Renowned Baritone and Callas Collaborator, Dies at 95
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Rolando Panerai, Renowned Baritone and Callas Collaborator, Dies at 95

Of course, he's on many recordings and is wonderful. However, I can't find where he sang anything except opera. Could that be true … no Italian songs, etc.?
by Lance
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano music of late pianist John Ogdon
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Piano music of late pianist John Ogdon

I have long admired JOHN OGDON and have that 70th Anniversary set from EMI [92747, 4CDs] and probably everything else he recorded on many labels. Probably the most uninteresting thing I ever heard from his fingers was Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (born Leon Dudley Sorabji; 14 August 1892 – 15 October ...
by Lance
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Still my two favorite instruments - Capucon and Wang in recital
Replies: 2
Views: 2776

Re: Still my two favorite instruments - Capucon and Wang in recital

Interesting to note that a recording of all pieces from this recital — except the encores — is being released early December on the Erato label. It's on my want list!
by Lance
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vale Raymond Leppard
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Vale Raymond Leppard

I have been trying to determine if Leppard is going back to England for burial, or will it be in Indianapolis? Anybody know?
by Lance
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does anyone know how to pronounce ...
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Does anyone know how to pronounce ...

Thank you much! Helps a lot.
by Lance
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does anyone know how to pronounce ...
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Does anyone know how to pronounce ...

Does anyone know for sure how to pronounce the name of American soprano ELIZABETH FUTRAL, a singer with an extraordinary voice.
by Lance
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A radio tribute to James Levine?
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

A radio tribute to James Levine?

I may have asked this before, but a long time ago, about the time Levine got into "trouble," I was thinking of paying him a long tribute (perhaps month long) because he has done so much for music not only as a conductor of opera, orchestral works, concertos, two-piano works, as a piano collaborator ...
by Lance
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4092
Views: 1077325

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Over one million hits on this thread! Who says CMG doesn't help to sell recordings? And many of us don't list new acquisitions (I'm guilty of this).
by Lance
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4092
Views: 1077325

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

I've had my eye on this 15-CD set for some time. The price was very right and even with some duplication of some items in my collection, I think it is still well worth it. I speak of "The Gounod Edition" on Warner Classics 56488 . You get a lot here, much from the Erato label, now owned by Warner Cl...
by Lance
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!
Replies: 17
Views: 1330

Re: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!

When Lewenthal was in top form, he was outstanding, and unforgettable … at least in most everything I have of him on discs. You could be right about Lewenthal's being the first recording of the Scriabin 24 Preludes, Op. 11. That has since been released on a fabulous set from Deutsche Grammophon 10-C...
by Lance
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!
Replies: 17
Views: 1330

Re: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!

Indeed, Hadley had quite a career going much due in part to Richard Bonynge and Joan Sutherland. He made a number of fine recordings as well. Not funny. Too many careers and lives have been ruined. One victim was the American tenor Jerry Hadley, who committed suicide in 2007, a year after he was arr...
by Lance
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!
Replies: 17
Views: 1330

Raymond Lewenthal Set Arrived Today!

Raymond Lewenthal: The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection, RCA/Sony Classical 85364, 8 CDs I have been waiting for this since it was announced months ago. All of Lewenthal's RCA and Columbia recordings are included in the box with original covers and booklet. The surprise was to find two di...
by Lance
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Today's HD Manon Rockaway NJ Mall
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Today's HD Manon Rockaway NJ Mall

I saw the HD performance of Manon Saturday, too, in Ithaca, NY. Theater was fairly well filled. I thought Fabiano was outstanding - and was impressed with Oropesa as well. We tried fine dining in Ithaca after but the city was a mess traffic-wise and we went elsewhere for an excellent pot roast dinne...
by Lance
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Any news of Karl Henning?
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

Re: Any news of Karl Henning?

Thank you, Karl. It is very good to have you back. You have been missed. And I received your message. Hope you are on the road to full recovery.
karlhenning wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Ah, I do still have your email address, Lance; I have sent a short message.
by Lance
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Händel "The Messiah"
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Händel "The Messiah"

Messiah for me is an incredible work. But I think sometimes it is overdone. Every year, our orchestra and chorus give a presentation of the work and it is completely sold out. There are moments I love. But it is kind of like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, it is overdone, overplayed. If people know not...
by Lance
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vale Raymond Leppard
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Vale Raymond Leppard

One by one, we go. Fortunately, I have about 50 CDs of his work, especially with many with whom he collaborated: Janet Baker, Helen Watts, Philippe Entremont, Jessye Norman, Maurice Gendron, Elly Ameling, Arthur Grumiaux, Heinz Holliger, April Cantelo, Teresa Berganza, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Gerard Sou...
by Lance
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Badura-Skoda: Schubert Trios on Gramola
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Badura-Skoda: Schubert Trios on Gramola

Being a Viennese, I'm sure the blood of Schubert runs in his veins. The next one you may want to check out is his complete Beethoven piano sonatas. He did both on a modern-day piano and another set using historical performances. Another you may want to get is the five-CD set on Eurodisc of the compl...
by Lance
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Badura-Skoda: Schubert Trios on Gramola
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Badura-Skoda: Schubert Trios on Gramola

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81GPoAsFa6L._AC_UY218_ML3_.jpg Since the passing of pianist Paul Badura-Skoda , aged 91, I'm sure a few more recordings of performances will emerge. Such is the case with the two Schubert two Piano Trios, Opp. 99 and 100 (D898 and D929), both are masterpieces from...
by Lance
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude

I tend to agree, John F … however, I understand why this piece would be attractive to Horowitz! His fingers literally fly.
John F wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:00 pm
I must say it doesn't appeal to me. From what I've heard, Dohnanyi wasn't at his best in this kind of music; larger forms suited him better.
by Lance
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Margaret Price, soprano: Recital on Eloquence (2-CDs)
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Margaret Price, soprano: Recital on Eloquence (2-CDs)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61wIqNlYxAL._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71OBJduxxSL._SX425_.jpg Decca Eloquence 482 5237, 2 CDs, 139'43": Ah, just my kind of recital! Dame Margaret Price (1941-2011) may have perhaps had a slow start to her great care...
by Lance
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Debunking Domingo
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

Re: Debunking Domingo

That is QUITE an article! We get to see/understand both sides, and, perhaps, the women are guilty of much more than is known. Heather MacDonald sure knows how to put her thoughts into words words. Given what's happened with the great men of music in our world, all recently, men will surely have to b...
by Lance
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude

This Dohnányi Etude #6 appears on Naxos 8.110696, but near as I can determine, this is the only place on CD it can be found. It may be in one of the huge RCA sets and sometimes I don't manifest all the composers. That CD also contains other very early recordings of Horowitz.
by Lance
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano sonatas of Franz Lehar
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Piano sonatas of Franz Lehar

I have a four-CD set on CPO [777.639] of which one volume contains piano works played by Wolf Harden, but I didn't realize he was 16- or 17 years old! The other four discs include symphonic works, dances, suites, concertino for violin, etc., et al. This is probably the most comprehensive set of Leha...
by Lance
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mendelssohn's Midsummer Nights Dream with Dialogue
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Mendelssohn's Midsummer Nights Dream with Dialogue

I recall that set, it was a 3-LP set on RCA Vault Treasures LVT-3002, now quite rare. I don't believe that one ever made it to CD. Amazon wants $200.00 for a used copy. I'll pass on this one. I have a lot of LVTs and LCTs LPs, but missed that one. Back in the 1950s there was a complete recordng of "...