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by Lance
Wed May 22, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glass' Double Concerto (2010 )
Replies: 2
Views: 41

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: 6
Views: 107

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: 157

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: 164

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: 164

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: 4969

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: 6
Views: 234

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: 269

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: 6
Views: 234

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: 183

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: 227

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: 243

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: 62
Views: 2217

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: 250

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: 391

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: 6744

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: 1144

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: 3860

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: 524

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: 608

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: 530

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: 530

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: 524

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: 1426

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: 4010

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: 2205

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: 4010

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: 1605

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: 1845

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: 1802

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: 1712

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: 1969

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: 1969

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: 2127

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: 4033
Views: 763850

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: 4033
Views: 763850

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: 2279

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: 2023

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: 1379

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: 3207

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!
by Lance
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's radio programs: April thru June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 3301

Lance's radio programs: April thru June 2019

APRIL •April 6, 2019: Christoph Hammer, fortepianist •April 13. 2019: Simon Trpceski, pianist (Part 1 of 2) •April 20, 2019: Simon Trpceski, pianist (Part 2 of 2) •April 27, 2019: Marina Tarasova, cellist (Part 1 of 2) MAY •May 4, 2019: Marina Tarasova, cellist (Part 2 of 2) •May 11, 2019: Alexandr...
by Lance
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike
Replies: 31
Views: 5454

Re: Chicago Symphony Orchestra on strike

Indeed, well put: a mess. Such a shame. Does anybody win here?

Here's a late report:
https://www.sfcv.org/music-news/chicago ... ook-is-dim
by Lance
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniil Trifonov live at Verbier,2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Daniil Trifonov live at Verbier,2018

Trifonov, one of the many reigning pianists we have today.
by Lance
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" for trumpet and piano
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" for trumpet and piano

Nothing can really replace Gershwin's idea of the Rhapsody in Blue with clarinet. On the other hand, several prominent trumpeters have done a nice job using the trumpet. These are the ones I have: Timofei Dokshizer did it with trumpet Rich Ridenour with trumpet Sergei Nakariakov with trumpet and, be...
by Lance
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orlando Gibbons keyboard works
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Re: Orlando Gibbons keyboard works

Could never quite get into Gibbons' music, even with GG performing. Not sure why.
by Lance
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who knows the work of Alexandre Tharaud, pianist?
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

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

I am soon expecting his recording of Beethoven sonatas 30 thru 32. I'm looking forward to hearing that. This pianist has quite a diversified career. He was the pianist (as himself) in a French film "Amour" but seems to assure everyone that he is not considering a film career. We are actually very bl...
by Lance
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Cheng Zhang plays all 3 Schumann Sonatas live
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Pianist Cheng Zhang plays all 3 Schumann Sonatas live

Ah, so many great recordings of Schumann's piano sonatas. The "Concerto without Orchestra" (Sonata #3 in F Minor, Op. 14) is a superb work. You probably have the Horowitz recording of that, yes?
by Lance
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who knows the work of Alexandre Tharaud, pianist?
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Who knows the work of Alexandre Tharaud, pianist?

Lately I have been collecting the recordings by this outstanding French pianist, Alexandre Tharaud , aged 50 now. I am impressed with what I hear, early music … Rameau, Couperin, Scarlatti and on to Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Satie, Rachmaninoff, contemporary composers, encores, and lots mo...
by Lance
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berlioz Complete Works - 27 CDs
Replies: 42
Views: 5786

Re: Berlioz Complete Works - 27 CDs

This has been a most interesting thread. I'm sure everyone knows my love for the PIANO. In the ensuing years from about age 17 and beginning to collect LPs, pianos and pianists became of huge importance to me. I listened to the harpsichord recordings of Wanda Landowska, who used iron-framed Pleyel h...