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by Lance
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Did you ever get disappointed after being so elated initially ...
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Did you ever get disappointed after being so elated initially ...

I never got that 100 Brilliant boxed set but have all of the contents in Brilliant's original releases, which actually has four more discs than their 100. The 10-CD set of violinist Viktor Tretiakov [93005] left out four of his discs in Brilliant's 100-CD edition. Strange, Brilliant isn't issuing an...
by Lance
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does the "younger" set prefer new or older recordings?
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Does the "younger" set prefer new or older recordings?

There were two RCA recordings of my favourite Sibelius symphony (No. 2) by Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony. Pearl [9408] and Naxos [8.110870] both issued Koussie's 1935 recording. [Naxos transfer was stunning, Pearl, too noisy.] It was the 1950 recording of Sibelius's 2nd that captured me, recorded jus...
by Lance
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home
Replies: 19
Views: 1745

Re: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home

I understand - or read somewhere - that cellist Lynn Harrell became Jewish. I'll try to confirm where I saw that. Well, I have heard nothing further from KUSC, and it is clear that their programming is not going to change. Works employing Jewish themes or written in commemoration of the Holocaust ar...
by Lance
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Did you ever get disappointed after being so elated initially ...
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Did you ever get disappointed after being so elated initially ...

I got into a couple of discs on the LINN label with pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar . Immediately, I became interested in his work after hearing the Linn discs. He has recorded Beethoven's 32, complete Mozart piano works, Bach's Goldberg Variations, Bach's complete "48," Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, ...
by Lance
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does the "younger" set prefer new or older recordings?
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Does the "younger" set prefer new or older recordings?

Love that quotation! Still, I'd love to have a complete edition of Koussevitzky's recordings, 78s and all. I don't think it would sell, however, to people other than dyed-in-the wool people like us. And age? It is ONLY a number, and a man-made number at that, just like the way we keep time. Ever thi...
by Lance
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Does the "younger" set prefer new or older recordings?
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Does the "younger" set prefer new or older recordings?

In my work at the university, I find it difficult to believe that so many young artists (pianists and singers, especially) do not know certain great names of the past. Moiseiwitsch? Who's he? Solomon ... never heard of him. With so much available with major composers, complete editions of artists, e...
by Lance
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR's March cd choices
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: WQXR's March cd choices

I really found nothing of interest on the WQXR list. I guess I'm a bit spoiled by what I already have lots of already. That said, like Brian, I will try to hear a couple of things to be more "informed."
by Lance
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Request from a discouraged member: Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Replies: 41
Views: 13384

Re: Request from a discouraged member: Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

According to my check on ravel30, last time online with us was April 16th, 2021. I have not seen ravel30 unless I'm missing something. I hope he is well. Have any CMGers seen any posts from ravel30?
by Lance
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Right now I'm a little peeved with Rarewaves Imports . Having ordered two items from them, they arrived in the same package and I was assessed $3.99 for each ITEM. No doubt both items would have been covered by one $3.99 fee. A suggestion that if you know each item is assessed a postage fee from a s...
by Lance
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Grosvenor LIszt Sonata - plus comparisons

My CD of this arrived several days back. I haven't had a chance to hear it yet, but like many others, I am very impressed with Grosvenor. For such a young artist, he is wearing his brains very well, I'd say.
by Lance
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rare Barbirolli with Kirsten Flagstad (Live, 1939)
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Rare Barbirolli with Kirsten Flagstad (Live, 1939)

I don't know how I missed this one in my travels, but West Hills Radio Archives [WHRA] issued Act 2 complete of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde . Cast in the concert performance includes Kirsten Flagstad (Isolde); Eyvind Laholm (Tristan); Enid Szántho (Brangane); John Gurney (King Marke); Daniel Harris ...
by Lance
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home
Replies: 19
Views: 1745

Re: Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home

Does anyone know how this project is going? I trust it is still in high gear. I continue to be interested in music that is recorded as a result of Mr. Lotoro's findings. I remember seeing a 2 segment clip about this on 60 minutes: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/holocaust-prisoners-in-nazi-concentrati...
by Lance
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Hello Brian ... thank you. As you might have thought: I have them! But this trumpeter needs to be heard more. I have no idea how old he is or even if he is still amongst us.
by Lance
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

WHAT an interesting story. I wonder if the book is/was ever published. I'd love to read it. I cannot imagine being in a crate for all those yours, all scrunched up like that and wondering if you were going to die that way. It's horror stuff, for sure. Fortunately, this lad was not obese: https://www...
by Lance
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera Players to Meet an Old Friend for a Gig, and Aid
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Met Opera Players to Meet an Old Friend for a Gig, and Aid

Very nice the Met musicians will be playing in Dallas, and getting paid. As has been said, I hope they are all vaccinated given the situation in Texas with such a low vaccination percentage. Arts in NYC must be, in general, a deplorable situation.
by Lance
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alexei Lubimov
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Pianist Alexei Lubimov

The Lubimov Alpha 7-CD set arrived yesterday, as I type this, I am listening to Beethoven's 32nd. I didn't realize this upon ordering that the playing was largely on historical keyboards such as those such as Erard facsimiles, Graff, a tangent piano. In listening to the 32nd, I miss the sound of a f...
by Lance
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel

It becomes quite clear after years and countless hours of listening over the years that it IS the performing artists that make a difference in performance quality and that immediacy attracts the ears. One hears someone like Klocker or Uhlig and recognizes this instantly upon listening. That is not t...
by Lance
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Clarinetist Dieter Klocker in Johann Nepomuk Hummel

"Hummel studied with Mozart (piano and composition) and was a friend of Beethoven — and we can hear all of this in his septets. We can hear, too, why Schumann's generation praised him highly. Here is a Classical master on the cusp of the Romantic, original in instrumentation and technique and subtl...
by Lance
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Faure's Piano Trio
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Faure's Piano Trio

Have a number of recordings of this work. Love most everything of Fauré.
by Lance
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works
Replies: 85
Views: 6987

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

Well, guess what arrived in the early afternoon of April 12, 2021? Yes! The Ormandy Legacy Box! Arrived in perfect condition. It's a wonderful presentation with a massive book inside the box. So those that have ordered it, be prepared for a LOT of listening!
by Lance
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bruno Walter 77-CD complete edition, Sony
Replies: 7
Views: 3012

Re: Bruno Walter 77-CD complete edition, Sony

Yes, that's the 77-CD set [92324], which I bought in December 2019 via Amazon Prime for $180/USD including tax. So this new price is a great bargain for anyone interested in historical conductors with a rather huge recorded legacy. Some of these mega-boxed sets go down in price depending on interest...
by Lance
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

Wonderful, Barney. You shan't be disappointed!
by Lance
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings

While I never got the Arbiter set [165] even though I have many on that label, the Vatican recordings were also issued by Pearl [9108] which also contains some other material from Horszowski's live recitals. I got the Pearl CD from a friend in 1997 and paid a precious $35 for it and wanted it! Can y...
by Lance
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

My copy came from Presto ... $9/USA. I have a few of this duo's recordings, Mendelssohn concertos for two pianos and four-hand/two piano music. They are a great duo who don't seem to be known as well as they should be. I don't have any of their Strauss CDs - yet. The Soler disc, however, is well wor...
by Lance
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Complete Organ Music by Pietro A. Yon
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Complete Organ Music by Pietro A. Yon

You got it, Brian. Just auditioning it now. I am somewhat of an organ buff as well, so this one was of particular interest.
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Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:16 am
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by Lance
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!

Yes, I bought that long ago when it was first issued by Readers' Digest. You mentioned some were transferred to CD. What label would have done that. If it involved Moffo or Raskin, I was always a taker. Maybe I already have it. And, of course, anything with Wunderlich was a must. Anyone remember the...
by Lance
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Complete Organ Music by Pietro A. Yon
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Complete Organ Music by Pietro A. Yon

At least one of Pietro Alessandro Yon's works seems to be well known: "Jesu Bambino," generally sung at Christmastime. Yon, born in Italy in 1886 died in New York City in 1943. He made America his home and did much to promote the organ as a concert instrument for recitals rather than just a "church"...
by Lance
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Do you think Decca will offer buyers the proper disc to make amends for this production problem? No doubt, if they do, you will have to write to receive the proper disc. Maybe, too, this is an unrecoverable error like "errata" when you buy a book. It's too late to fix? To those who have purchased th...
by Lance
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When Boston Ruled the Music World
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: When Boston Ruled the Music World

For what it's worth, all these compositions are available in the mega-boxed Bernstein LP-sized sets issued by Sony. Some of you may already have them.
by Lance
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!
Replies: 15
Views: 281

"Old Fashioned" is right, and I couldn't be happier!

If I was ever born in a different era, it must've been in the Victorian period. For as long as I can remember, those "old-fashioned" songs that nobody sings anymore left a huge impression on yours truly. The songs lived well into the first half of the twentieth century and then ... disappeared. I wa...
by Lance
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

Antonio Soler [1729-1783, Spanish composer] I well remember the American Decca recordings of Frederick Marvin, a professor of piano at Syracuse University, and an artist I met a long time ago. Loved those discs. But I happened on what I find to be amazing performances of a group of Soler's sonatas ...
by Lance
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

I have been informed by Import CDs that the Ormandy boxed set WAS shipped , and amount was approved through my AMEX card. I don't know what happened with Brian/maestrob, but obviously something has gone awry. I have also lost my confidence with this source and regardless of price, will not be doing ...
by Lance
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alexei Lubimov
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Pianist Alexei Lubimov

Yes, I'm a taker, but I'm sure you already knew that! :lol:
by Lance
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

What a touching story! I would liked to have known her. RIP, dear Lady.
by Lance
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

I checked my AMEX account and there WAS a charge assessed, probably for the Ormandy boxed set. The first charge was probably to see if that would go through, but now it has actually happened. I really wanted the Grumiaux box very much, but as many of us have a considerable part of his output already...
by Lance
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 29
Views: 558

Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

I see that Brian/maestrob already mentioned about the cancellation of orders. I received the same cancellation notice that the credit card did not go through even though my AMEX account shows it was approved. Apparently it will not be actually charged until the item is sent. I did some checking on I...
by Lance
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Hamelin interview
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: 2019 Hamelin interview

Ah ... only to be able to play like that! Perhaps in another life.
by Lance
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rachmaninoff's "Russian Easter " from his Op.5 Two-piano Suite
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Rachmaninoff's "Russian Easter " from his Op.5 Two-piano Suite

Always a great fan of Vronsky & Babin piano duo, I collected their LPs [RCA, Columbia, EMI] as well. Those interested may want to investigate RCA's "Living Stereo Collector's Edition," [32174, 60 remastered CDs] gives us the Rachmaninoff selections mentioned plus another CD entitled "176 Keys" by th...
by Lance
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Holidays to our CMGers
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Happy Holidays to our CMGers

Wishing our Jewish friends a memorable Passover and to our Christian friends, Happy Easter. In these strange times these days are more meaningful than ever.
by Lance
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 109-CD Sir John Barbirolli Boxed Set
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: The 109-CD Sir John Barbirolli Boxed Set

No, I wouldn't hesitate too long on this. The more I'm into that truly mega-box set, the more fascinated I am. There is so much of the old stuff (from 78s) that is really of interest, especially with the vocalists he accompanies. The audio processing has been done excellently as well.
by Lance
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Miss April Fools Day Spoof Reviews!
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: I Miss April Fools Day Spoof Reviews!

Hmmm, but suppose I told you that wasn't an April Fools' Day post? As for my sense of humor, it is much worse than you think it is! You generally see my "conservative" side on CMG. And yes, it is an April Fools' Day joke. Glad I was able to make you smile!
by Lance
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Miss April Fools Day Spoof Reviews!
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: I Miss April Fools Day Spoof Reviews!

Lance G. Hill of Classical Music Guide to perform an all-Alkan piano recital at Carnegie Hall Charles Valentin Alkan, 1813-1855 As requested by many people around the world, Alkan specialist, Lance G. Hill owner/editor of the Internet's beloved Classical Music Guide website, will perform an all-Alk...
by Lance
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An "Ozawa" thread
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: An "Ozawa" thread

No one, near as I can determine, has said much about Ozawa's Decca 11-CD boxed set [478 2358] , which features a number of orchestras including the Boston, Saito Kinen, Vienna and Berlin POs. Some items include a Mahler 2nd, Poulenc Gloria (w/Battle), Tchaikovsky 5th. For me, probably one of Ozawa's...
by Lance
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 109-CD Sir John Barbirolli Boxed Set
Replies: 2
Views: 287

The 109-CD Sir John Barbirolli Boxed Set

In planning programs for the future, I've come up with a number of artists that actually were due to be presented in 2020, but inspiration and timings did not configure into my schedule as planned. Some of these artists included pianists Andrew Wright, Marcel Worms, Anton Kuerti, and conductor Sir J...
by Lance
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein/Haydn box.
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Bernstein/Haydn box.

Yes, the Bernstein/Haydn box was a must-have for me [Sony 48045, 12 CDs] when initially released, and I enjoyed it very much. The symphonies were all to appear again in the Bernstein/Symphony Edition [Sony 68365, 60 CDs] while the Masses and The Creation appeared on [Sony 86048, 57 CDs]. Naturally, ...
by Lance
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grumiaux box
Replies: 25
Views: 1509

Re: Grumiaux box

Brian, yes, I truly THINK so, but you know what is inevitable!!! If all we could do was sit and listen to music 24 hours a day, eat - no sleep needed since we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, we might get bored to some degree and then - maybe not! Give me music, great books, old movies, ...
by Lance
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday Len Goran
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Happy Birthday Len Goran

Could not happen to a better guy! Happy birthday, Lenny and MANY happy returns of the day, either in music of CDs, or just lots of love from your better half! THINK OPERA! We really appreciate you here.
by Lance
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's radio programs in 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 14776

Re: Lance's radio programs in 2021

Thank you for alerting me, David. I have changed it on the main screen. Also here:

https://tunein.com/radio/Music-and-the-Artist-p198265/
david johnson wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:02 am
Lance, I clicked the link and the message was "Stream deactivated".
by Lance
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Legendary pianist Dinu Lipatti as composer
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Legendary pianist Dinu Lipatti as composer

I've never heard Lipatti's Op. 8 though he wrote some other things, a Sonatine for the Left Hand, a Concertino in the Classical Style, Rumanian Dances for Piano & Orchestra and probably some other things. His style of writing is quite different from the works he played of the standard repertoire tha...
by Lance
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Getting More Serious on Lieder
Replies: 33
Views: 1088

Re: Getting More Serious on Lieder

Barney, for what it's worth, this was reissued on EMI 73560, which means it may still be available under the Warner logo. Thanks Brian In all my years here I have never ventured beyond the music chatterbox and the corner pub! I'll check your link. The reason I left out Lucia Popp is that I don't hav...