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by Lance
Fri May 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mendelssohn piano rarities, but bad piano!
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Mendelssohn piano rarities, but bad piano!

Felix Mendelssohn EARLY PIANO MUSIC Two Sonatas (1820); Sonatina (1821); Andante in D; Prestissimo in f; Vivace in c; Six Fugues (1822-1826) Sergio Monteiro, piano Naxos 573946 , 61:21, DDD Here is what could have been a delightful album of piano pieces by Felix Mendelssohn of works that are not wel...
by Lance
Fri May 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another set of Beethoven's 32. Yeah, it interested me!
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Another set of Beethoven's 32. Yeah, it interested me!

I didn't think I would ever want nor acquire another set of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas. But I fell for it. First time on CD [Pavane Records 7073, 9 CDs]. Eduardo del Pueyo is the pianist. I've read up on him some. This set was issued in 2016 to represent the 30th anniversary of the passing of pian...
by Lance
Fri May 24, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orfeo finally coming around with a "twofer" or two!
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Orfeo finally coming around with a "twofer" or two!

Masters of the Mozart Era Rosetti, Benda, Kozeluch, Vanhal, Hoffmeister Solére, Salieri, and Kraus Orfeo 2-CD set 1805 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81WT2Dgz7cL._SX355_.jpg Orfeo's catalogue, of course, is very rich with great artists, live recitals and generally first-class pres...
by Lance
Fri May 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ravishing coloratura: Sabine Devielhe!
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Ravishing coloratura: Sabine Devielhe!

I would have thought, given my profound interest in coloratura sopranos, I would have discovered this highly gifted singer - Sabine Devielhe - long ago. The discovery was made while auditioning selections for my series of Alexandre Tharaud (pianist) radio programs wherein he accompanies the singer i...
by Lance
Fri May 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4037
Views: 769541

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

I was very happy to discover this disc. It was so good I had to get another one, "A Journey." I would like to see her record much more. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81DPOcJcJPL._SX522_.jpg That Pretty Yende is a star has been fairly established by now. She can do wonderful things...
by Lance
Fri May 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4037
Views: 769541

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

Brian, I wholeheartedly agree on Ottensamer - or ANY of the Ottensamers. I have embarked on acquiring any recordings by the father and his two sons, either as soloists or as a trio "Clarinotts". Ernst has made a number of recordings for Naxos, Daniel for Sony, and Andreas for DGG. Each one is a gem....
by Lance
Fri May 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Diabelli" and "Goldberg" Variations
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: "Diabelli" and "Goldberg" Variations

Me? I love both, the Goldbergs and the Diabelli . With around 71+ recordings of the Goldbergs, mostly for piano solo, some for harpsichord, and some arrangements for string trio, and even one for two pianos. For me, as a pianophile, I find both sets very interesting to see what pianists do with such...
by Lance
Thu May 23, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Solo piano music of Ronald Stevenson
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Solo piano music of Ronald Stevenson

You might also be interested in Stevenson's APR (Appian) recording [5630] recorded live in 1976 entitled "Transcendental Tradition." This includes music by Schubert/Liszt, Chopin/Godowsky, Gluck/Alkan, Gershwin/Grainger, Bach/Busoni.
by Lance
Thu May 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit live
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Pianist Igor Levit live

Interesting that you brought Igor Levit's name up. I have only a two-disc CD set from Sony Classical from Germany [42445] entitled "Life," only because of a most interesting program spread over the discs. I was impressed with his pianism, but haven't acquired anything else by him - as yet. This set ...
by Lance
Wed May 22, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glass' Double Concerto (2010 )
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Glass' Double Concerto (2010 )

Rach 3, I didn't track down the one you mentioned on Amazon, but can you tell me what label the Double Concerto is on, and does it feature Gidon Kremer as violinist? And is Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė the cellist. I have given some thought to the complete concerto recordings of Kremer on DGG. Do you have ...
by Lance
Wed May 22, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WIP - LP deaccessioning
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: WIP - LP deaccessioning

I am still having a difficult time even thinking about unloading hoards of classical LPs. I hate to even tell you how many. A lifetime of collecting vinyl from age 16 or 17 until about 1984 when CDs became available. I look at these racks and racks of beautifully-stored LPs, many of which have not b...
by Lance
Tue May 21, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Skalkottas' piano works cd
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: New Skalkottas' piano works cd

I am reminded of a delightful two-CD set pianist Idith Meshulam-Korman gave me back in 2008. On the GM label [catalogue 2074], it contained 32 piano pieces. Even pianists such as Shura Cherkassky played his work in concert. Thanks to conductors such as Dimitri Mitropoulos and John Gibbons, the name ...
by Lance
Fri May 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: More rare Kathleen Ferrier, contralto!
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: More rare Kathleen Ferrier, contralto!

Thank you, John Francis! I should have known better but wasn't thinking! :( My original post has been corrected! SOMM CD 5004, 77:41 It includes quite a cast of singers, including Otto Edelmann, Irmgard Seefried, William Herbert, among others. Ferrier was the only non-German singer in this Vienna pe...
by Lance
Thu May 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: More rare Kathleen Ferrier, contralto!
Replies: 4
Views: 294

More rare Kathleen Ferrier, contralto!

SOMM CD 5004, 77:41 No question, in my mind, no other singer had a voice quite like British contralto Kathleen Ferrier. I have collected her recordings from the days of LPs forward since I was 17 years old. Fortunately, live recordings have been discovered since her untimely death in 1953 at the ag...
by Lance
Wed May 15, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 31
Views: 5350

Re: Summer meet-up

Well, unfortunately, due to concert conflicts and the need for me to be present here, I will NOT be able to make this meet-up. I will also be gone most of July (which I probably should not do), but one does have to take a break and recharge the batteries. I hope you will not be disappointed. We will...
by Lance
Wed May 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Yes, I have that 4-CD set entitled "Masters of Chopin," on Arbiter 158. I kind of forgot about that one and will have to listen to Tiegerman's recording again. Thanks for bringing that to our attention.
by Lance
Tue May 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Katia Buniatishvili's new Schubert cd
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Pianist Katia Buniatishvili's new Schubert cd

I have all of Buniatishvili's recordings thus far with the exception of the Tchaikovsky A minor Trio on ECM. Her new Schubert CD I am re-hearing at some point as time allows. Schubert's D960 is a truly spiritual work, and listening to the opening movement always lets me know immediately what I can e...
by Lance
Tue May 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

One of my absolutely favourite piano concertos! Many recordings of this on hand. Especially like Richter's and Jean-Marie Darré's - the latter a fine pianist we don't hear much about anymore. She recorded all five of the S-S concertos for EMI (long unavailable and high-priced on Amazon). Schwizgebel...
by Lance
Thu May 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tedd Joselson, pianist - Complete RCA collection
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Tedd Joselson, pianist - Complete RCA collection

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tedd-Joselson-Complete-Album-Collection/dp/B07LD4VTQQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Tedd+Joselson&qid=1557454369&s=music&sr=1-1-catcorr Tedd Joselson was a hot pianist in the days of RCA Stereo LPs. Oddly, we don't hear about him much these days. I do hope, nonetheless that he is happ...
by Lance
Tue May 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Giltburg's new Rachmaninoff Preludes cd
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Boris Giltburg's new Rachmaninoff Preludes cd

Oh brother, yet another complete Rachmaninoff Preludes. I love Giltburg. I will probably want to get this one day as well.
by Lance
Tue May 07, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leopold Kozeluch's Gustav Vasa
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Leopold Kozeluch's Gustav Vasa

Kozeluch, 1747-1818, was a prolific composer, and like you, I have not heard of this opera. He wrote piano concertos, songs, chamber works, symphonies, cantatas, many piano sonatas, clarinet, oboe and English horn concertos, and on and on. I have some 14 or 15 CDs of these works. Most of his works a...
by Lance
Mon May 06, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alex Ross on Furtwangler
Replies: 63
Views: 2934

Re: Alex Ross on Furtwangler

This is the blurb on the Berlin Philharmonic's own label of Furtwangler's Radio Recordings, 1939-1945. 22 CDs, completely remastered, and a coffee table-like book accompanying the set. I have long been a fan of Furtwangler and have too many recordings, live and commercial, to count. Amazon is listin...
by Lance
Wed May 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy MAY, CMGers!
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Happy MAY, CMGers!

I'm still waiting for spring! My university piano schedule is still overwhelming until mid-May ... recitals galore … keeping me up burning midnight oil! And there are other things going on using pianos at the opera and other venues. Hopefully soon, I will be reviewing a DVD from KASP Records (from o...
by Lance
Wed May 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Discovering clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer!
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Discovering clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer!

What a nice find for me … to discover this superb clarinetist through his numerous DGG and Decca recordings. Andreas comes from a family (father and brother: Ernst and Daniel) who are also clarinetists of the highest rank and appear together as The Clarinotts. They have recorded some very unusual re...
by Lance
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.
Replies: 23
Views: 6910

Re: Two Star Conductors Faced #MeToo Allegations. Now They’re Back.

WOW … this is a "hot topic" around here! Look at the hits!
by Lance
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Starting times for concerts
Replies: 11
Views: 1316

Re: Starting times for concerts

Some artists, such as Vladimir Horowitz, preferred to start his concerts at 4:00pm on Sundays as I recall. Most of the chamber concerts we hold around here start at 3:00pm on Sundays. I suppose much depends on how long you work and where you live that dictates the preferred starting times for concer...
by Lance
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sir John Barbirolli
Replies: 75
Views: 4642

Re: Sir John Barbirolli

Discussing most favourite recordings by Barbirolli is difficult. I have so much with him on CDs (and/or LPs). But among the ones that immediately stand out are his complete orchestral recordings by Sibelius, and particularly the huge number of collaborations with great artists of the past such as Ed...
by Lance
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Collapses on Stage
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Violinist Collapses on Stage

That was my initial thought - mental - when I first saw this clip. Speaking of David Helfgott, who will turn 72 in May 2019, we don't hear much about him these days though I guess he still performs in recitals in Australia and to small, select groups. How well I remember the movie Shine . Yes, it ap...
by Lance
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto

I have only two CD recordings of VW's Tuba Concerto … Previn/Fletcher on RCA and Barbirolli/Catelinet on EMI. I'm happy with both though my first exposure was the Previn/Fletcher on discs. I can't recall ever hearing this piece in a live concert.
by Lance
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For fans of pianist Nikolai Lugansky
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: For fans of pianist Nikolai Lugansky

Wonderful! Hope you had a grand time. Lugansky and the Czech Philharmonic? What a great collaboration that must've been. Who conducted? And how are doing with the time change? Been to Prague and elsewhere in the Czech Republic. Quite a lovely country. My wife and I are about an hour back from a mont...
by Lance
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For fans of pianist Nikolai Lugansky
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: For fans of pianist Nikolai Lugansky

Indeed, another of my favs! Have around 30 or so of his CDs. Brilliant artist! Fabulous interpreter of Rachmaninoff's music, for one!
by Lance
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Collapses on Stage
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Violinist Collapses on Stage

This was a scary, uncomfortable site … obviously, a very fine violinist (you should hear his Monti Csardas), too, also on line. I never found out what the problem was ... https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Violinist+Chuanyun+Li&&view=detail&mid=360E6A65E6BC4E05DA38360E6A65E6BC4E05DA38&rvsmid=A9931...
by Lance
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR's " Essential" Dvorak recordings
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: WQXR's " Essential" Dvorak recordings

These lists I have seen from WQXR are usually disappointing. As John Francis says, no mention of Vaclav Talich ... one of the world's most profound interpreters of Dvorak's music. And, as Brian/maestrob notes, people are missing much with the great historical performances from the days of 78s and ea...
by Lance
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Notre Dame, Paris, burns
Replies: 19
Views: 4204

Re: Notre Dame, Paris, burns

VERY interesting, indeed. And yes, lots of questions about this entire, tragic event.
by Lance
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vale Jörg Demus
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: Vale Jörg Demus

Sue, very sorry to learn this. I have MANY of his recordings. It means I will be doing a radio tribute to the man, a fine pianist who also composed. Thank you for posting this.
by Lance
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Notre Dame, Paris, burns
Replies: 19
Views: 4204

Re: Notre Dame, Paris, burns

This is such a tragedy. I am very happy that I had the pleasure of being inside this cathedral and remember how glorious it was. Kennicott's article was excellent.
by Lance
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 interviews with Ashkenazy,Thibaudet
Replies: 1
Views: 1698

Re: 2018 interviews with Ashkenazy,Thibaudet

These were both wonderful interviews. How could you not love either of these artists not only for their magnificent music-making, but such down-to-earth human beings. I really enjoyed hearing these. Thank you.
by Lance
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lisitsa: Complete Tchaikovsky Solo Piano, 10 CDs
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

Lisitsa: Complete Tchaikovsky Solo Piano, 10 CDs

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61gWH6TeluL._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51935XwBJ3L._SX355_.jpg Decca 483 4417, 10 CDs VALENTINA LISITSA, piano My copy arrived today. How honored I was to prepare pianos for Valentina Lisitsa in concert on a couple of...
by Lance
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Silver Spring by Mark G. Simon
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Silver Spring by Mark G. Simon

Mark, VERY impressive. I loved the orchestration! This was the first orchestral presentation from what I read. What was the original version? I'm also curious as to what about Silver Spring inspired you to write this piece?
by Lance
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Celibidache,Casadesus,live,1952 cd
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: Celibidache,Casadesus,live,1952 cd

No doubt it is taken from the Orfeo CD. I have never been completely sold on Celibidache, except in some collaborations on discs, but Robert Casadesus was a master pianist. Orfeo also has him playing the Ravel LH concerto with Mitropoulos conducting. There is so much live and commercial Casadesus - ...
by Lance
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eduardo del Pueyo, pianist - Decca Eloquence
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Re: Eduardo del Pueyo, pianist - Decca Eloquence

I know the feeling very well, Brian! But for $25/USD for ALL his Philips recordings, it is too good to pass up. I'm not always happy with the sound of the pianos he uses, but he handles the music in a manner that is appealing. The other superb pianist you might want to check on via Eloquence is Ando...
by Lance
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eduardo del Pueyo, pianist - Decca Eloquence
Replies: 4
Views: 2085

Eduardo del Pueyo, pianist - Decca Eloquence

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61uMqWnwX2L._AC_UL436_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/718b4YvffGL._SX425_.jpg Complete Philips Recordings Decca Eloquence 484 0193, 5 CDs Eduardo del Pueyo [1905-1986], a Spanish pianist who spent most of his time in France and Belgium, is ce...
by Lance
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Faure's Nocturnes
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: New cd of Faure's Nocturnes

I had not known the work of Germaine Thyssens-Valentin until Testament issued five CDs of her work comprised mostly of Faure's music. I was deeply impressed. The pianos she used in those Fauré recordings produced some of the loveliest sounds I've ever heard of this music and it is very different fro...
by Lance
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4037
Views: 769541

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

Brian, when is this performance dated? I have interest! https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71ykkwjmZAL._SX522_.jpg This exquisite recording of the latest edition of Rossini's Semiramide features newly discovered choral scenes that help balance the opera, as well as a cast and conductor...
by Lance
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4037
Views: 769541

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

Two new discs today: 1) Erato/Warner 46250 1 - Franck Violin Sonata in A; Grieg Violin Sonata #3 in c, Op. 45; _____Dvorak Romantic Pieces (4), Op. 75 _____Renaud Capucon, violin; Khatia Buniatishvili, piano (Slightly disappointed in sound/balance) 2) RCA 63587 - Shostakovich Symphony #5 in A, Op. 1...
by Lance
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who knows the work of Alexandre Tharaud, pianist?
Replies: 6
Views: 2357

Re: Who knows the work of Alexandre Tharaud, pianist?

I have been, as time allows, very carefully surveying the piano art of Alexandre Tharaud and the more I listen, the more I find so positive in this man's music making. Hence, you will see that I am planning a three-week radio series on him. I have yet to find a CD that didn't have something reveali...
by Lance
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Curzon plays Schubert D960
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

Re: Curzon plays Schubert D960

The Schubert B-Flat, Op. Posth. Sonata is one of the grandest works written for the piano, and represents Schubert at his best. Clifford Curzon [1907-1982], given his outstanding background of teachers included Katherine Goodson (herself a pupil of Leschetizky), Artur Schnabel, Wanda Landowska, and ...
by Lance
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Philharmonic Invites, and the Audience Packs the House
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Re: The Philharmonic Invites, and the Audience Packs the House

Absolutely stunning to see something like this. Other orchestras: TAKE NOTE!
by Lance
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson Great Performances Fri March 22
Replies: 4
Views: 3250

Re: Birgit Nilsson Great Performances Fri March 22

That was a thrilling program to watch. What a documentary in honor of one of the world's most prominent singers!