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by Lance
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 63
Views: 1319

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

I, too, would favour Philip Glass on many fronts.
by Lance
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Ultimate Darius Milhaud Box Set
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: The Ultimate Darius Milhaud Box Set

No Budapest String Quartet material is in this set. If it was American Columbia, I would think that would fall under the blanket of Sony Classical to reissue rather than Warner Classics. In this Erato/Warner set, which includes String Quartets 12, 14, and 15 plus the Octet, here is who is performing...
by Lance
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Jake Stamatis, baritone - in recital
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Jake Stamatis, baritone - in recital

You might not believe that a vocal recital featuring predominantly 20th-century music would appeal to general audiences who like and appreciate classical music. However, baritone JAKE STAMATIS' performance at Binghamton, New York's Phelps Mansion Museum on Sunday, April 22, 2018 saw a full house. M...
by Lance
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lívia Rév dead at 101
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Pianist Lívia Rév dead at 101

A very good question. I often ask myself that question many times. Rév's work should be hard more often.
mikealdren wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:01 am
I bought 2 of her Saga Debussy CDs recently after reading excellent reviews. How had I missed these marvellous performances for so many years?
by Lance
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Goran Filipec - stunning pianist!
Replies: 19
Views: 464

Re: Goran Filipec - stunning pianist!

I have had an opportunity to hear Goran Filipec's all-Scarlatti sonata album [called Volume 19] on Naxos [573590, 66:12] and once again, am hugely impressed with his playing. Every disc is a joy to hear. I might have considered acquiring Naxos' complete and ongoing collection of Domenico Scarlatti's...
by Lance
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Ultimate Darius Milhaud Box Set
Replies: 2
Views: 32

The Ultimate Darius Milhaud Box Set

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51t5QIzGVCL._AC_US327_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg DARIUS MILHAUD ... A Happy Life Erato/Warner 63484, 10 CD set, ADD/DDD "Distinctively French , yet cosmopolitan in his personal and artistic horizons, Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) was adventurous, prominent and pro...
by Lance
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amazon's Mexican Website
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Amazon's Mexican Website

One of our members wrote about something on a thread. He lives in Mexico. I just looked at Amazon's website and could not believe the prices shown for just about any item you looked at for CDs. If these are, indeed, United States dollars, it is shocking!
by Lance
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wilhelm Kempff (Pianist) “Rarities”
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Wilhelm Kempff (Pianist) “Rarities”

So sorry this is not a convenient label to acquire in Mexico. Speaking of Mexico, just how is the classical record market there? I was there some years ago, but cannot recall a thing about the recordings available there. And yes, we would love to see you here much more! Thanks for the replies. Pleas...
by Lance
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Wang
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Yuja Wang

Could not agree with you more! Grosvenor is a standout. While I have recordings of Yuja Wang (and she gets great pianos to perform/record on!), it is only for me so far her technical capabilities in virtuoso-type works that is well done. Otherwise, like Lang Lang, I find little other magic in her in...
by Lance
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Replies: 27
Views: 399

Re: About Erich Leinsdorf, conductor

No, I don't know this recording on Berlin Classics. Do you have a CD number for it? I have many Berlin Classics recordings. I would be interested in this with Leinsdorf. Have you heard his recording of the Reger Hiller variations on Berlin Classics with the Gewandhaus orchestra ? Absolutely first ra...
by Lance
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lívia Rév dead at 101
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Pianist Lívia Rév dead at 101

Rév made quite a few recordings for Hyperion and Saga. I have the Mendelssohn Songs Without Words, the complete CHopin Nocturnes, the Children's disc, and Debussy, and one on Saga (Debussy), but missed some of the others. It is enough, however, to do a radio tribute in her honour. 101 ... that is qu...
by Lance
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 324
Views: 21679

Re: What I listened to today

Reb, I have a five-CD boxed set of Schuricht's recordings issued by Decca around 2004 [475.6074) that has much (or half) of the material in the ten-CD box you have. It appears as though everything in the set I have was issued on LPs. This box includes the 1952 recording of Brahms' PC #2 w/Backhaus....
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leroy Robertson ( 1896-1971) Piano Concerto (1966)
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Leroy Robertson ( 1896-1971) Piano Concerto (1966)

I know not the work of Mr. Leroy Robertson at all other than just one piece he wrote that appears on CD, which I also don't have.
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arthur Grumiaux's Mono Recordings/Decca
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Arthur Grumiaux's Mono Recordings/Decca

These are Grumiaux's MONO recordings from the new Decca 14-CD boxed set 482.8399: Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 w/Beinum *JS Bach: Violin Concerto in a BWV 1041 w/L. Guller *JS Bach: Violin Concerto in E BWV 1047 w/L. Guller #Mozart: Violin Concertos 1 thru 5 w/Paumgartner Mozart: Violin C...
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another laugh from 1884!
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Another laugh from 1884!

Brian, you are the first one to comment. Must be everyone was unsure what to think of this. But when I read it, I laughed out loud!
maestrob wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:27 pm
:oops: :lol:
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Replies: 27
Views: 399

Re: About Erich Leinsdorf, conductor

I read the book Cadenza by Leinsdorf when it first came out. I should re-read the book. Pianist Earl Wild also came out with his autobiography just before he died, and it is written in the same manner as Leinsdorf, being very blunt with those with whom he was unhappy in his long career. I was lookin...
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A "quip" about composer Max Reger
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: A "quip" about composer Max Reger

Yep, I've got that one, too! I got it because of Jarvi conducting. I just did a search to see how many recordings I have with something of Reger on it: 117! It surprised even me. Even if it was one song in a collection. I do not have his complete piano works but I see that is out. For some reason, i...
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arthur Grumiaux's Mono Recordings/Decca
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Arthur Grumiaux's Mono Recordings/Decca

I only get these Membran sets on occasion. They are fascinating, but everything is transferred from LPs (or perhaps previously issued CDs). Given that Decca looks like they are releasing most—f not all—of Grumiaux's Philips recordings, I prefer to go that route. The $14 for the Membran, however, is ...
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Replies: 27
Views: 399

About Erich Leinsdorf, conductor

The conductor Erich Leinsdorf (1912-1993) was much feared by orchestral players - insofar as orchestral players are any longer afraid of conductors: they realize that they make the sound, whereas the conductor's baton is silent. But unpleasantness makes for uncomfortable rehearsals, and Leinsdorf's ...
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope doubles down on caring for migrants and the poor—answering critics inside and outside the Church
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Pope doubles down on caring for migrants and the poor—answering critics inside and outside the Church

The Pope touches on many facts about our society. The problem is, as I see it, those people who live off the "system," looking for handouts that are fully capable of working at something. Those that are infirmed, old, have no place to go, are sickly, are obviously in need of help, and in that depart...
by Lance
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tom Lehrer at 90
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Tom Lehrer at 90

Interesting reading. I remember some of those songs well. But 90 ... brother, I really fee old now!
by Lance
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wilhelm Kempff (Pianist) “Rarities”
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Wilhelm Kempff (Pianist) “Rarities”

Hi David. That Andromeda set [0-57] is now eight years old this year (2018). I see a copy of the five-disc set on Amazon USA for $120. When I got it originally, it was for less than $25 for the set including postage. I'm doing a little checking for you to see if I can find something more price suita...
by Lance
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another laugh from 1884!
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Another laugh from 1884!

Said Mrs. P de Te: "Well, goodbye, dear duchess! Oh, by the way, may I bring von Humm to you tomorrow night? He's a great organist you know."
Her grace responds: "By all means! And tell him to bring his instrument with him."


You can interpret that any way you want.
by Lance
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A "quip" about composer Max Reger
Replies: 8
Views: 171

A "quip" about composer Max Reger

This is the authentic version of a much misquoted, sometimes even misattributed, incident involving the German composer Max Reger (1873-1916). After the first performance of his Sinfonietta, Op. 90, Rudolf Louis, the music critic of the Munchener Neueste Nachrichten , on February 7, 1906, deplored t...
by Lance
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arthur Grumiaux's Mono Recordings/Decca
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Arthur Grumiaux's Mono Recordings/Decca

I have that one you pictured, and, without checking, I would say there is some duplication. The new set has the famous Mozart violin sonatas (again!) with Clara Haskil. You might also check Amazon UK for this set. I felt Amazon USA was higher priced.
by Lance
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Art of Pianist Nikita Magaloff [Decca]
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Art of Pianist Nikita Magaloff [Decca]

It is considerably cheaper (right now!) at Amazon UK. I can never figure out why US Amazon and UK Amazon can be so far apart on some items. I still recommend it! Brian, I think you will like what you hear. Magaloff was married to Joseph Szigeti's daughter, Irene. In fact, Magaloff and Szigeti made s...
by Lance
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A 10-CD French EMI operas set few may know about
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: A 10-CD French EMI operas set few may know about

No, Les Troyens was not issued as part of this set, unfortunately. The excerpts did appear on an EMI disc shown below, which is now very highly priced, pictured below. I never got that one myself and EMI would have been wise to make this an 11-CD set rather 10 by including this in the box. Scenes we...
by Lance
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A 10-CD French EMI operas set few may know about
Replies: 3
Views: 136

A 10-CD French EMI operas set few may know about

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41PHP5TKQJL.jpg EMI 73089, 10 CDs, recorded 1959 thru 1968 EMI, who proclaimed themselves "the largest recording organization in the world" had setups in many major countries including the USA (through their acquisition of Capitol, and during their as...
by Lance
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Art of Pianist Nikita Magaloff [Decca]
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Art of Pianist Nikita Magaloff [Decca]

Brian, I think you will like what you hear. Magaloff was married to Joseph Szigeti's daughter, Irene. In fact, Magaloff and Szigeti made some recordings together. All I can say is "get 'em now before their prices go sky high!"
by Lance
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arthur Grumiaux's Mono Recordings/Decca
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Arthur Grumiaux's Mono Recordings/Decca

Mega-boxes keep coming (thankfully). Here's your chance to get some of this great violinist's early repertoire, some of the most elegant violin playing you will ever hear: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ho1awKbxL._SX355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71azec...
by Lance
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Art of Pianist Nikita Magaloff [Decca]
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Art of Pianist Nikita Magaloff [Decca]

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81T5k-hQ3PL._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81KimI02%2BFL._SY355_.jpg Here's an edition pianophiles will be interested in knowing about, 21 CDs of Russian pianist Nikita Magaloff (1912-1992). While I had his complete Chopi...
by Lance
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A note to the classically insecure
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: A note to the classically insecure

A really excellent article. It even makes me think about the way we talk about music. On my weekly radio broadcast now for 50 years, I attempt to not discuss "harmonic modulations," which the majority of listeners would not comprehend anyway, and might otherwise discourage them because "they don't k...
by Lance
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pogorelich live in Vienna,Apr.17,2018
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Pogorelich live in Vienna,Apr.17,2018

That is the most "lingering" Ballade No. 3 I think I've ever heard. We don't hear too much about Pogorelich these days, nor Andrei Gavrilov for that matter. What are these pianists doing these days?
by Lance
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 63
Views: 1319

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

Eloquent, and beautifully said! Yes, there are always some positives! It's like getting a recommendation from someone to hear a new CD that you might not otherwise acquire and be sufficiently surprised that you kept your mind open about it! Thank you! I don't follow the Pulitzer prizes too closely. ...
by Lance
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 48
Views: 2095

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

Maybe we should flip a coin - heads or tails - to determine if this is a worthwhile investment for us. (It probably is ... but ...) Then again, you may be getting your copy at no charge for review! :lol: Szell appears 121 times in my catalogue. That's too many for me to investigate individually. But...
by Lance
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Menahem Pressler, the SOLO pianist!
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Menahem Pressler, the SOLO pianist!

Yesterday, I heard both of Chopin's piano concertos on Doremi 7989/90. Both concertos fill the first CD. I believe Doremi has used the original Concert Hall Society LPs in the remastering, and it is basically a good remastering. Concert Hall Society was founded by David Josefowitz and his, I think, ...
by Lance
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 63
Views: 1319

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

I don't follow the Pulitzer prizes too closely. So, in reading this thread, and like so many other things in our world, has the Pulitzer turned out to be a joke, at least in some categories?
by Lance
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Sonatas by Rudolf Buchbinder
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Haydn Sonatas by Rudolf Buchbinder

No, sorry to say I don't know the pianist by name or otherwise, i.e., recordings.
by Lance
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Sonatas by Rudolf Buchbinder
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Haydn Sonatas by Rudolf Buchbinder

I've had the original set of Buchbinder's since 2008, and more power to the pianist for undertaking this repertoire in one sweep. My favourite Haydn pianists include Emanuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, and Gilbert Kalish (Nonesuch recordings, which should be reissued on CD), Martin Galling, Marc-André Hamel...
by Lance
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rita Gorr, mezzo-soprano on Guild Historical
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Rita Gorr, mezzo-soprano on Guild Historical

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81PuumnxHEL._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61SswlQTUML._SX355_.jpg Guild Historical 2411, 79:49, ADD Belgian mezzo-soprano Rita Gorr (1926-2012) is a singer we don't hear very much about these days. Even her recorded repe...
by Lance
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Argerich and Babayan: Prokofiev
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Argerich and Babayan: Prokofiev

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Br96R3lqL._AC_US327_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61WJ3bOEzNL._SX355_.jpg DGG 479 9854, 60:12 PROKOFIEV FOR TWO Martha Argerich, piano Sergei Babayan, piano In a beautifully recorded and packaged presentation, we ...
by Lance
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Goran Filipec - stunning pianist!
Replies: 19
Views: 464

Re: Goran Filipec - stunning pianist!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81msEfSYvoL._SY355_.jpg Another two-CD set arrived today, which I have listened to already, and the artistry of this superb artist still has me in shock. This is some of the best Liszt playing I have ever heard on records. This one is available from C...
by Lance
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chopin on an 1847 Pleyel
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Chopin on an 1847 Pleyel

Ah, the PLEYEL, Chopin's favourite piano. Among the most interesting of Emanuel Ax's recordings is his performances of Chopin's two piano concertos and other piano/orchestral works on original instruments, including the piano. I normally do not prefer original instrument keyboards instruments (early...
by Lance
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 20 " essential " Schubert recordings per WQXR
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: 20 " essential " Schubert recordings per WQXR

Well, of course there are some good listings there, but I would have selected others as we probably all would. Reference is made to Schubert's complete Impromptu sets . Rach3 mentions Brendel's, and my favourite interpretations by him appear on the Vox label (not so much the Philips). I believe even...
by Lance
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Menahem Pressler, the SOLO pianist!
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Menahem Pressler, the SOLO pianist!

I have to re-listen to the Chopin material again to make any comment. It's been a while that I've traversed Pressler's solo material. I'll give them a listen very soon. Pressler was outstanding as leader of the Beaux Arts Trio, but I haven't heard any of his solo recordings. Have you listened to the...
by Lance
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 48
Views: 2095

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

Thank you, John. More and more will unfold, I'm sure, as it is discovered what is really missing from this mega-set.
by Lance
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Goran Filipec - stunning pianist!
Replies: 19
Views: 464

Re: Goran Filipec - stunning pianist!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51rBRQ3QH5L._AC_US327_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71QGVH0VLzL._SX355_.jpg Naxos 573705, DDD, 69:24 [Volume 49 in Naxos' complete piano music series] Just arrived today, thanks to prime service! Already heard from ...
by Lance
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Adrian Aeschbacher, pianist
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Adrian Aeschbacher, pianist

There is a superb recording of the Brahms PC #2 with Furtwängler from 1943, which he recorded on two other occasions with different orchestras and conductors. I also felt his Schubert and Schumann performances were excellent. i think of Aeschbacher as a pianist in the manner of Edwin Fischer and tha...
by Lance
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano accompanist Irwin Gage dead at 78
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Piano accompanist Irwin Gage dead at 78

Very sorry to learn this. Gage was a superb accompanist. I have his work preserved on many recordings with among some of the world's finest singers.
by Lance
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYCO Lets Us Down
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: NYCO Lets Us Down

Aha, I just discovered it HAS been issued on RCA 50166, 2 CDs issued around 1998. This must be the one Brian has.