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by Lance
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Decca's Claudio Arrau Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Decca's Claudio Arrau Edition

Just curious. I wonder how many of our members acquired the big Arrau Edition from Decca?
by Lance
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strange - at Best Buy!
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Strange - at Best Buy!

Thank you, thank you! I'll check them out. Appreciate it.
Beckmesser wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:53 am
Crutchfield is still selling car CD players.
by Lance
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87
Replies: 30
Views: 3026

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

Hi Reb, I can't imagine how your post was changed. Only I have that ability to alter or delete posts, though, as I recall, the original poster also has some of these benefits) and I have not altered anything you have ever put on. Unless we have been hacked (and I don't believe we have been in a man...
by Lance
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strange - at Best Buy!
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Strange - at Best Buy!

I ran out of jewel cases for single CDs, I usually have 100 or more around to replace broken parts. I went to Best Buy to buy a 10-pack. They were nowhere to be found. Then I asked about acquiring a portable CD player that can be plugged into the USB port in my car, a RAV 4 Limited, fully equipped e...
by Lance
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Rozhdestvensky dead at 87
Replies: 30
Views: 3026

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

Hi Reb, I can't imagine how your post was changed. Only I have that ability to alter or delte posts, though, as I recall, the original poster also has some of these benefits) and I have not altered anything you have ever put on. Unless we have been hacked (and I don't believe we have been in a many ...
by Lance
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51S2z4JyF-L._AC_US327_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg Well, my Leonard Bernstein - The Composer 25-CD set arrived today. [Sony Classical 34541], and it is quite a package. And at this hour, I listen to Peter Pan . First time I've ever heard this, and actually, it is...
by Lance
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: de Larrocha's mega-Decca set announced
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: de Larrocha's mega-Decca set announced

Yes, Eloquence did, and I have them. One of the reasons I have to think twice about wanting this set. Like all marketing, these companies will throw in some things that did not appear on CD or were unissued at all ... in order to entice the buyer. Eloquence has done a marvelous job in bringing back ...
by Lance
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 2974

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

The book, Furtwängler by Hans-Hubert Schönzeler, arrived yesterday. It has a forward by Yehudi Menuhin. First published in 1990, I don't know why I didn't realize it existed since I am a great fan of Furtwängler and it is one of the few in-depth books in English about the conductor. I am delighted ...
by Lance
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR's "Best 2018 So Far " cd's
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: WQXR's "Best 2018 So Far " cd's

The only CD I have out of that WQXR list is DGG's Franco Fagioli Handel disc, which is quite wonderful. The others are not calling out to me - yet.
by Lance
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 2974

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

The book Furtwängler by Hans-Hubert Schönzeler arrived yesterday. It has a forward by Yehudi Menuhin. First published in 1990, I don't know why I didn't realize it existed since I am a great fan of Furtwängler and it is one of the few in-depth books in English about the conductor. I am delighted to ...
by Lance
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 2974

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

Well, really not a "gossip" (maybe just a little when it comes to the lives of composers and performers!) and it is only because I am fascinated by these wondrous people. His vice? Hmmm, he smoked (but that's not news - so did Fischer-Dieskau). So ... well, you will have to keep reading. He was also...
by Lance
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A new book about Mozart
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: A new book about Mozart

Like you, John F, my shelves have plenty on Mozart, too. However, this looks like it would b e a fascinating read.
by Lance
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?

Well, I'll be dipped! I never saw it that I can think of. Even back then, I probably would not have bought it since Bernstein wasn't conducting. It's only in the past few years that I have taken an interest in "shows." As I always say, one cannot have everything, and I don't want to, especially gett...
by Lance
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Wait, Leonard Bernstein Wrote a ‘Peter Pan’ Musical?

Love the cover. I never knew of this LP either. Just wait, though, some enterprising person make copy it to CD and market it. Maybe even Sony!
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:55 am
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by Lance
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: de Larrocha's mega-Decca set announced
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: de Larrocha's mega-Decca set announced

No question in my mind either that de Larrocha has little competition insofar as Spanish music on records is concerned. Her early American Deccas (also in the new box, and previously issued on CD by DGG), and the EMI/Hispavox recordings offer some of the best. Apparently she didn't enjoy making reco...
by Lance
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gina Bachauer Rare Recordings release
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Gina Bachauer Rare Recordings release

Gina Bachauer looms large in my admiration. I always think of her as being the "Lady Horowitz", such an incredible technique and powerful sound but with all the beauties of great piano artistry. This looks like a wonderful set. No doubt, due to the European copyright laws, Hanssler has picked up som...
by Lance
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: de Larrocha's mega-Decca set announced
Replies: 10
Views: 821

de Larrocha's mega-Decca set announced

If you are a pianophile like me, you are probably going broke trying to keep up with all the mega-sets that have come forth since mega-sets were introduced a few years ago. It seems to have caught on with the major companies. We are the winners many times, even though there may be some great amounts...
by Lance
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 76
Views: 17635

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Nice this finally showed up on Amazon. $221.98 plus 8% tax isn't a bad price for 106 discs and all the packaging/book that comes with this set. I was thinking the retail on this product would be at least $3/USD per CD. Like you, I am still teetering since I already have probably all the important ma...
by Lance
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter

It is interesting you mention the CSO Archive Recordings. I never checked my other-than-major labels for Herseth. If you are talking about Volume 15 of Cat. No. 01-2, then I must have the Hummel trumpet concerto (there are many soloists on this volume). I also show Herseth on CSO Archives CSO/92, bu...
by Lance
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle in Berlin
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Rattle in Berlin

Indeed, a most enjoyable read!
by Lance
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Buchbinder redux
Replies: 12
Views: 3991

Re: Rudolf Buchbinder redux

I heard this Strauss, Jr. disc in total today. I am very impressed with this recording of Buchbinder more than I thought I would. Wonderful pianism, and as you say, lots of "color," but superb technique and tonal quality. Wonderful piano in this recording, too! Glad to have this disc. I have that Ap...
by Lance
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Buchbinder redux
Replies: 12
Views: 3991

Re: Rudolf Buchbinder redux

That was a good re-read of your impressions of Buchbinder, and a fine analysis of what you heard. As one reviewer pointed out, Buchbinder is not as well known on the North American side of the Atlantic than he is in Europe. But a look at his discography is all-embracing, including heavy Beethoven, H...
by Lance
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of Lou Harrison ( 1917-2003 )
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Music of Lou Harrison ( 1917-2003 )

Appreciate this information. Will give it a listen. Thanks! Please let me know what you think of it. It's not on my high priority list. Maybe you will change my mind! :? CD arrived.Good sound considering the PC was a live,1986 performance,the Suite a 1988 studio, the cd released in 1988. Very enjoya...
by Lance
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter

Like you, I have a passion for Timofei Dokschitser and have 29 of his recordings, the first one being on RCA (via their Melodiya connection), then a bunch on Arts Classics and even more on Marcophon, Sonora, and an original Melodiya. It took a lot of looking to find this material, but it does exist....
by Lance
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Thank you for advising about the Revelation CD. I do have that [10013], recorded live in 1964. I didn't realize the encores were not included in the Revelation disc but ARE included in the big Rubinstein 142-CD collection.[color] The Rubinstein was initially issued by the Russian Revelation label a...
by Lance
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bye Bye Radio Belgium
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: Bye Bye Radio Belgium

Cute response! Would you try a fishing pole? :lol:
Belle wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:54 pm
I wouldn't touch Facebook with a barge pole.
by Lance
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Brandon Ridenour, first-class trumpeter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwhuz8j_0TA Because of my more-than-casual interest in the trumpet (my father was a pupil of the legendary Ernest S. Williams [Stokowski's trumpeter, Philadelphia Orchestra] and my father taught me the trumpet), I am always seeking recordings of cornet or trumpet play...
by Lance
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of John Duffy [1926-2015]
Replies: 0
Views: 748

Music of John Duffy [1926-2015]

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/216H4NY25VL._AC_US218_.jpg I recently acquired a CD on the Koss Classics label (remember, they made popular headphones?). The music was by John Duffy, whom I certainly heard of but didn't know much about him. [I've appended the Wikipedia biography at ...
by Lance
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"

I heard a story about Gigli once (whose voice I adore). When it was stated Gigli was the "second Caruso," he corrected the statement and said he was the "first Gigli!"
by Lance
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: World premiere-Philip Cashian's Piano Concerto # 2
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: World premiere-Philip Cashian's Piano Concerto # 2

Nope, not my "cup o' tea" either.
by Lance
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le toit
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le toit

The Beef on the Roof! Perhaps my most favourite piece by Milhaud along with Scaramouche . Many great recordings of these works, too. Le Boeuf was also transcribed for piano, four-hands. You can hear Milhaud himself conduct the piece on at least a couple of recordings: EMI 54604; Vox 2-CD set 5109. O...
by Lance
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Bernstein, pianist (11-CD box) Sony
Replies: 0
Views: 762

Leonard Bernstein, pianist (11-CD box) Sony

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51BjZS9ObtL._AC_US218_.jpg So, Sony has released an 11-CD boxed set of Bernstein the Pianist, his RCA and Columbia recordings. The problem is, without an in-depth analysis, is whether all this material is already contained (or will be when the VOCAL e...
by Lance
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Jonas and Dmitri sing together from "Pearl Fishers"

This was a wonderful clip to watch. Hvorostovsky worked long and right, apparently, right to the end. Such a tragic end to such a glorious singer and career. Thankfully, I have a wide variety of his Philips and Delos recordings. It is hard to believe the man, at such a young age, is no longer amongs...
by Lance
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Apparently the only thing of Rubinstein's is this:

CD60
Rubinstein's Moscow Chopin Solo in 1964

I'll have to see if that has ever been issued elsewhere. I try to collect anything and everything ever recorded by Artur/Arthur Rubinstein. He is my "god" of the piano.
by Lance
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Indeed, some of the verbiage is "wonky." I guess that happens in translations. I do note that Postnikova has not (to my knowledge) had any previous Brilliant boxes, and since all of these recordings are apparently "live," some of that material would otherwise be unavailable. I have, nonetheless, can...
by Lance
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

I found this - as well as an article by Holden (in 2011) in Amazon-UK that talks about the Brilliant set he acquired of the 100 Soviet recordings. Now, a Mr. Leonard Ray offers the following, just as I suspected: it includes many set from the original Brilliant Classics Historic Archives sets, and I...
by Lance
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Hmm. I'd be willing to bet Japan Amazon took most (if not all) of the discs licensed to them from the Russia, which also Brilliant Classics did. Only problem with ordering the Japanese set is that it may contain most of what those of us who acquired the individual sets already have. How I detest hav...
by Lance
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's radio programs: July-Aug-Sept 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1180

Lance's radio programs: July-Aug-Sept 2018

ALL PROGRAMS SATURDAY EVENING, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time JULY •July 7, 2018: Dawn Upshaw, soprano •July 14, 2018: Sigismond Thalberg, composer •July 21, 2018: Manuel Rosenthal, conductor •July 28, 2018: Gidon Kremer, violinist AUGUST •August 4, 2018: Sherrill Milnes, baritone •August 22, 2018: Dennis ...
by Lance
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Can someone post a photo of the BRILLIANT box that is talked about here? I went to Amazon/Japan, set it up so that everything is showing in English, and found that boxed set that way, otherwise it is all in Japanese. I don't believe there was a listing of the contents of this Soviet box, just a phot...
by Lance
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Looks like an interesting set. I wonder if much of it has NOT been reissued before in other packages or mega-sets, such as the Melodiya Richter or Gilels sets? Can you make any judgement on this? How much Richter, Gilels, or Berman is in the set?
by Lance
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Re: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August

You know, you are absolutely right on this. I put a pre-order in to Amazon Germany for this and the postal fee was showing as around 3 pounds British currency. So, in the end, it looks like this set will run in about $2/USD+ per disc. That's not a bad price for this set. I have NOT seen it advertis...
by Lance
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera About Brooklyn Hasidic Family Review
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: Opera About Brooklyn Hasidic Family Review

Looks interesting to me. London is to far at the moment, however!
by Lance
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 2974

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

I have The Devil's Music Master (lousy title, I agree!) and enjoyed it, and John Ardoin's book The Furtwängler Record , Berta Geissmar's Two Worlds of Music , and Bernard Gavoty's bio and picture book, Wilhelm Furtwängler. There's a couple of other books with condensed information about the conduct...
by Lance
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Re: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August

Thank you, Joe. That's the German Amazon. I guess it amounts to around $110/USD. It says shipping is free, but I doubt it means to the USA. What think? I haven't seen this posted yet on Amazon https://www.amazon.de/Leonard-Bernstein-Vocal-Works/dp/B07CRT9WMN/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅZÕÑ&qid=152...
by Lance
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Re: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August

I haven't seen this posted yet on Amazon USA or UK. It is still probably in the production schedule. Lots of interesting material therein.
by Lance
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 2974

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

There are not THAT many books on Maestro Furtwängler (at least in English). I have a few and am getting this one: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZMDCVTXRL._AC_US218_.jpg According to the blurb: Of the great conductors none has created more controversy than Wilhelm Furtwängler (18...
by Lance
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music of Lou Harrison ( 1917-2003 )
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Music of Lou Harrison ( 1917-2003 )

Please let me know what you think of it. It's not on my high priority list. Maybe you will change my mind! :? Lou Harrison's Piano Concerto ( 1983-85), Keith Jarrett, Naoto Otomo,New Japan Phil., ca.1996 New World cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d85BW_ZUs0&t=67s On the same cd, Harrison's Suit...
by Lance
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clarinetist's Dream Crushed
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Clarinetist's Dream Crushed

WOW! The [f]ire of a woman in love! Guess that ends the relationship!
by Lance
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 2974

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

Yes, I've read all of Gerald Moore's books. They are wonderful reading and very hard to put down once started. There was also an EMI recording (reissued on a Testament CD) called Am I Too Loud. Very precious recording with Moore's own vice and musical examples. Now there's a good thought/idea/sugges...