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by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Artur Balsam
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Pianist Artur Balsam

Here was a superlative pianist who seems more widely known as a collaborative pianist in chamber music though he played concertos and solo music as well. He was known as one of the most prominent pianists teaching collaborative piano. Bridge Records has released a number of recordings recorded live ...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who was pianist Lothar Broddack?
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Who was pianist Lothar Broddack?

Lothar Broddack made a number of recordings with cellist Zara Nelsova on Decca/London and also accompanied violinist Michael Rabin on occasion. However, I cannot find out any biographical information about the pianist. He seems to have been active in the 1950s. Judging his work with Nelsova, I woul...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

Here it is again, hope it all comes through. In the early years, some of those releases on this label were not engineered for the best possible sound being too widely filtered. Now, things seemed to have changed for the good. These sets usually cost between $15 or $22/USD for ten CDs … no notes, but...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

Yes, I have the original 78s for the Triple Concerto and a couple of CD transfers of it. My reason for wanting that so long ago was because of my fascination with Felix Weingartner's conducting. I wonder, if, indeed, that recording was the first ever of Beethoven's Triple Concerto. The only record I...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

I'm surprise my post ran out at the end. All of it is showing on my screen. That's strange. I wonder if it did that, too, for John Francis? I'll be glad to have that Feuerman set, Lance, but the other two are unknown to me, and one has to draw the line somewhere. Always appreciate your level of know...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Emanne Beasha: You Won't BELIEVE The Voice That Comes From Her Tiny Body | America's Got Talent 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Emanne Beasha: You Won't BELIEVE The Voice That Comes From Her Tiny Body | America's Got Talent 2019

Bbbbut Lenny - where's the link for Emanne Beasha?

Did you have any wine with your meal? The place looks great!
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

In the early years, some of those releases on this label were not engineered for the best possible sound being too widely filtered. Now, things seemed to have changed for the good. These sets usually cost between $15 or $22/USD for ten CDs … no notes, but at least recording information, accompanist...
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When Jaap Met Yannick: New Maestros in New York
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: When Jaap Met Yannick: New Maestros in New York

A joy to see this friendship and interchange between two conductors at the helm of the NYP and the MET.
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Berezovsky
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Boris Berezovsky

Well, for one thing, we have a plethora of newer pianists on the scene, though Berezowsky has been around for awhile. While I know it's tough (and pricey) to try to keep up with it all, one has to pick and choose selectively. We still have Hamelin, Hough (both heavy recording artists) not to mention...
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 7875

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Victor Schiøler * was a favourite of mine, from Denmark … seems quite forgotten today. According to Wiki: "Victor Schiøler was born, and died, in Copenhagen. He studied with his mother, then with Ignaz Friedman and Artur Schnabel. He made his debut on 23 January 1914 in Copenhagen and from 1919 tou...
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Berezovsky
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Boris Berezovsky

Lots of Berezovsky in my collection … I mean LOTS! Much Teldec, Mirare, Melodiya, Warner, Erato, Koch, MK, and EMI. Not only a fine soloist, but concerto performer and chamber music pianist. Rarely disappointing … typical outstanding playing among the best-known Russian pianists. I find once you hea...
by Lance
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On

I saw it too when I was in Italy … but not long enough to enjoy an opera there. Maybe one day - yet! {Doubtful.)
by Lance
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alice Sara Ott diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Pianist Alice Sara Ott diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Danny/Allen - welcome back with the new name! Glad you found your way back.

As for Alice Sara Ott's multiple sclerosis - that's a real bummer.
by Lance
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A new Renée Fleming Lieder Recital: Decca
Replies: 0
Views: 977

A new Renée Fleming Lieder Recital: Decca

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/713x6QQXwML._AC_UL436_.jpg Johannes Brahms: 8 songs Schumann: Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op. 42 Hartmot Holl, piano [Steingraeber & Songs piano] Mahler: 5 Ruckert-Lieder Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Thielemann, conductor Fleming is still knocking out recor...
by Lance
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Elina Garanca CD - DGG
Replies: 1
Views: 995

New Elina Garanca CD - DGG

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/810H6e78VWL._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Cgi0CCKdL._SX425_.jpg "Sol y Vida" ELINA GARANCA, mezzo-soprano Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria Karl Mark Chichon, conductor DGG 483 3621, 65:39 A new Elina Garanc a CD is...
by Lance
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barnes & Noble to be bought by hedge fund
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Barnes & Noble to be bought by hedge fund

I know the Chinese were interested in buying out Steinway & Sons. I haven't heard too much about that lately. America is losing its iconic companies one-by-one. I just read, too, where our local mall, who lost Macy's, Sears, Bon-Ton and a bunch of other stores, has defaulted on payments since March....
by Lance
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I am sick of TV advertising!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: I am sick of TV advertising!!!

Well John, I understand they need $$$ to keep those incredible productions going. [But how does Turner Classic Movies do it - no commercial advertising?] However, I try not to pay any attention to the ads, mentally cutting them out, and am thus not interested in ANY of the products. If there are a m...
by Lance
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernard Haitink - last concerts
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Bernard Haitink - last concerts

Well, now it makes three of us! Almost all the recordings I have with Haitink conducting involve his collaborators, of which there were many over a long period of time. Names such as Gendron, Arrau, Szeryng, Grumiaux, Perahia, Ax, Casadesus, Janet Baker, Ashkenazy, Brendel, Jessye Norman, Prey, Star...
by Lance
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I am sick of TV advertising!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

I am sick of TV advertising!!!

When I watch TV, usually very late at night and into the early morning, one of my favourite channels is National Geographic. The one thing I despise is the constant interruption of their presentations with ad after ad, many repeating so frequently, sometimes the same one twice in a row and then show...
by Lance
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosbaud conducting Chopin Piano Concertos 1/2
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Rosbaud conducting Chopin Piano Concertos 1/2

The great Hans Rosbaud's ongoing series on the German SWR Classsics label has presented the two Chopin piano Concertos [19076, 68:46]. Both played with the Southwest Radio Orchestra of Baden-Baden. No. 1 (r. 1961) w/Hans Richter-Haaser, pianist; No. 2 (r.1951) w/Nikita Magaloff, pianist. The Magalof...
by Lance
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tippett's 4th Piano Sonata
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Tippett's 4th Piano Sonata

I have the Ogdon performances of Sonatas 1/2, and also the four Tippett sonatas with Paul Crossley on the CRD label - and enjoy them very much. Phyllis Sellick also recorded Sonata No. 1 (Somm label) as did Murray Perahia for Sony.
by Lance
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Well, truth be known, my father was actually Dorian Gray. But I apparently didn't get ALL his genes. And thank you for the greeting. Today I am celebrating my birthday with a dozen musical friends, pianists and opera singers - at a friend's residence … weather is cooperating stunningly. Nonsense Lan...
by Lance
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Balada's "Christopher Columbus" Opera - Caballé
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Balada's "Christopher Columbus" Opera - Caballé

Indeed, one can hear Carreras was struggling. In two words regarding the opera, I was not impressed . In comparison to what I know of Milhaud's work of the same name, I was impressed. Interesting. This was issued ten years ago on CD, but I've not heard of the work until now. As a caveat, by this tim...
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greetings From Francesca
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Greetings From Francesca

Cesca's is a most interesting newsletter. I'm anxious to try out that recipe!
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?

John, thank you. You have confirmed what I have thought and observed.
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Balada's "Christopher Columbus" Opera - Caballé
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Balada's "Christopher Columbus" Opera - Caballé

Not knowing much about composer Leonardo Balada (b. 1933) his 2-CD set of his two-act opera Cristóbal Colón (1984-86) - Christopher Columbus - has come out on Naxos 660237-38 [64:52, 47:45], and, naturally, being entirely devoted to the voice of Montserrat Caballé not to mention José Carreras, the p...
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?
Replies: 6
Views: 877

What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?

I've been listening to Dessay's all-Schubert iieder album on Sony-Germany with pianist Philippe Cassard, [41988]. She seems more effective in the less dramatic songs. Dessay, born in 1965 had what is presented as an illustrious career before she left opera in 2013. She is married to the bass-bariton...
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Thank you, everyone, for the nice comments. Yes, I had a wonderful day. There's just the problem of getting older!!!
by Lance
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 111862

Re: About CMG's contributors!

I somehow ran into this post which started a long time ago. Many who contributed are already deceased or have left us for one reason or another. But WE are still here. You might take a gander at some of these when you have nothing better to do at a moment!
by Lance
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Clara Haskil fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: For Clara Haskil fans

Some or all of this material may have been previously issued on: Music & Arts 859, Ludwigsburg 4/11/53 and/or Tahra 368 - Ludwigsburg 4/11/53 The only thing that may make the SWR disc better is that they use the original master tapes. I'm uncertain of what M&A's or Tahra's source is. Anything by Cla...
by Lance
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reynaldo Hahn: Piano Quintet in F# Minor
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Reynaldo Hahn: Piano Quintet in F# Minor

Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947) was a prolific composer. He wrote a considerable number of songs, quite a bit piano music, but I was unfamiliar with his chamber music. Many of you know how interested I have become in the piano art of French pianist Alexandre Tharaud . I discovered a long-unavailable CD on...
by Lance
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG is back online
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: CMG is back online

Yes, back online. Server problem. Our site guru is domiciled in Springfield, Missouri - and we all know what's been happening with tornadoes, floods and son in that location. But he thankfully got us up and running. Thanks to those who wrote expressing concern. Indeed, we are still alive and hopeful...
by Lance
Fri May 31, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Previn plays Gershwin
Replies: 5
Views: 4064

Re: Previn plays Gershwin

Well, Joe, thank you for showing this.
jserraglio wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:36 am
Lance wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Do I understand that the Big Ten-Inch record site is making this music available on a CD?
No. Only in digital format for private listening.
by Lance
Fri May 31, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For pianophiles - Vikingur Olafsson recital
Replies: 9
Views: 6714

Re: For pianophiles - Vikingur Olafsson recital

I have Olafsson's Bach disc comprised mostly of transcriptions, and his Philip Glass CD, both on DGG. Here is a superb pianist in every sense of the word. I hope he continues to make recordings for DGG. They have served him well! Both of these recordings offer highly satisfying performances. And wha...
by Lance
Fri May 31, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Beveridge Webster redux
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Pianist Beveridge Webster redux

I've been through the Julliard site. Quite outstanding. I have long loved the work of Beveridge Webster. His DOVER recordings were outstanding, but unfortunately, apparently the master tapes were lost. I've communicated with Dover directly about this and with Webster's son. Nobody seems to know abou...
by Lance
Fri May 31, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Unpublished Cziffra recital
Replies: 7
Views: 3329

Re: Unpublished Cziffra recital

Worked for me, too. You might try going into Firefox or Microsoft's Edge and see if it will play for you. What are you using now to open these sites?
by Lance
Tue May 28, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Previn plays Gershwin
Replies: 5
Views: 4064

Re: Previn plays Gershwin

I have many 10-inch RCA LP discs in my collection. Sony Classical recently issued a 55-CD set honoring Previn. Inasmuch as Sony owns the rights to both Columbia and RCA catalogues, it could have done included. While I was not interested in acquiring this set (I have much of Previn on LP and CD alrea...
by Lance
Tue May 28, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question for pop fans about "Barbara" (1930-97)
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

Question for pop fans about "Barbara" (1930-97)

In 2017, Erato/Warner issued a double CD album [57591, second CD is "Echo," a documentary of sorts] of songs by the French chanteuse 'Barbara'. It was pianist Alexandre Tharaud 's idea to do something in her honour and memory, which was borne out of his visit to the cemetery when she died. It took t...
by Lance
Tue May 28, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Unpublished Cziffra recital
Replies: 7
Views: 3329

Re: Unpublished Cziffra recital

Me, a big fan of Cziffra, like many others. I have collected his recordings with vigour. I wonder if this will be issued on CD at some point. I'm sure that most - if not all - of these pieces at this recital have been recorded. Still, his live performance recordings a wonderful to hear. Thank you fo...
by Lance
Fri May 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mendelssohn piano rarities, but bad piano!
Replies: 2
Views: 3202

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: 3161

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: 3110

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: 3027

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: 4057
Views: 863588

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: 4057
Views: 863588

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: 16
Views: 5946

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: 3055

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: 7
Views: 4302

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: 2901

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 ...