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by Lance
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rudolf Buchbinder redux
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

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: 1090

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: 203

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: 3
Views: 36

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: 20
Views: 262

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: 65

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: 3
Views: 36

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: 38

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: 159

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: 45

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: 71

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: 45

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: 159

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: 20
Views: 262

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: 20
Views: 262

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: 20
Views: 262

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: 20
Views: 262

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: 73

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: 20
Views: 262

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: 20
Views: 262

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: 404

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: 110

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: 15
Views: 663

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: 404

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: 404

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: 15
Views: 663

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: 203

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: 167

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: 15
Views: 663

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...
by Lance
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra

No question, Argerich is a winner!
by Lance
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestevsky dies at 88

Sad, indeed. Thankfully, he has left a huge legacy of recordings on myriad labels. I was just looking to see what I had on CDs and it is staggering what he has recorded and with whom, among some of the most celebrated artists. His wife is the pianist Viktoria Postnikova (b. 1944), with whom he has a...
by Lance
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows

Interesting study. I have personally known some pianists who enjoyed playing either classical or jazz ... Peter Serkin, who has self-admitted this, Jean Casadesus. Another was Friedrich Gulda who loved both, and of course, as mentioned, Keith Jarrett. Of course, improvisation is one of the key eleme...
by Lance
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Re: Furtwängler Recordings

Ah, for me, the Fischer-Dieskau/Moore collaboration is something to have been made in heaven! Their recordings together are, indeed, very, very special.
Belle wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:01 am
I do find myself listening to Fischer-Dieskau/Moore rather more in this repertoire nowadays.
by Lance
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Women of the Philharmonic Can Play It All. Just Not in Pants

In the classical or romantic period days when women did play (on occasion) in orchestras, orchestral dress was always formal, always black. Since when did attire interfere with playing a musical instrument. But I also understand both sides of the issue.
by Lance
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 12 pianists' lifetime piece
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: 12 pianists' lifetime piece

Very interesting to see what each pianist selects as their "one piece." I'm with Hamelin with regard to the B-flat, Op. Posth. Sonata. If I could play it in the manner that Clara Haskil did, I would be as happy as that proverbial "pig!" Insofar as the Barber Piano Sonata is concerned, that would not...
by Lance
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra

Apartment-dwelling in NYC seems to be the way of life. I love NYC but now avoid if (since my daughter lives elsewhere) and my sister moved south. It's only about a 2.5 hour drive, but I dislike traffic and going to Brooklyn with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Time is now more valuable than ever. Unless y...
by Lance
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August
Replies: 8
Views: 404

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

I already have the two LP-sized boxes of Bernstein, so my question is, with the acquisition of this new set due in August, will that COMPLETE the entire Bernstein catalogue of recordings for Columbia/Sony and RCA? What could possibly be next? I already have much on CD of what is contained in this ne...
by Lance
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra

Well, it's really not a matter of "beating" anybody, but this is what happens when you start collecting recorded music at 17 years of age (slowly of course then). And given my particular interest in performing artists, as a collector, I am interested in what almost every artist has to say. Some I li...
by Lance
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Strauss: Burleske in D Minor for Piano & Orchestra

Rach3's post on Trifonov's performance of Strauss's Burleske prompts this post. I have loved the Burleske since the first time I ever heard it many years ago. I could not believe how many recordings have been made of the work meaning it is not that unpopular on discs but may be in live concerts. The...
by Lance
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Furtwängler Recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 663

Furtwängler Recordings

I was assessing my CD recordings of Wilhelm Furtwängler and I have 200 entries (by label) for the man, who died in 1954. Some of these are multi-CD sets, which means there are considerably more than 200 discs alone. These CDs are on many labels, very heavy on DGG and EMI (a Decca or two, and Testame...
by Lance
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Cassettes

It's showing as $109 + tax from Amazon Prime. But I have a couple of questions: 1) Does it have a headphone jack? 2) Can I plug in a two-channel mixer in the back, which will also utilize a stereo microphone and plugs to attach a CD player? It appears none of the name brands we know so well make cas...
by Lance
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

Agree, some of the earliest CDs, especially from RCA I thought were on the harsh and too brilliant side. I find this true even today especially with CDs remastered by Berliner in Germany for DGG. However, that's why we have tone controls and we can eliminate some of that harshness to our individual ...
by Lance
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cassettes
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Cassettes

I still have several high-quality cassette decks. I've always loved the convenience of them and yes, have many myself of some live performances, and for other uses as well. I'd be curious to know which deck you recently bought for $89 and whether one can record on them as well. Can you furnish any i...
by Lance
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Feico Deutekom new cd
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Pianist Feico Deutekom new cd

I wonder if the pianist is related to soprano Christina Deutekom who died in 2014 at age 82.
by Lance
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR recommended piano cd's
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: WQXR recommended piano cd's

It is unusual to make a comment like that about Schumann's Piano Concerto. I love it too, but ... it's really more of a personal opinion. Some of the items on WQXR's list are good, but there many others totally left out. Even for me, a pianophile, it would difficult to select 10 recordings of the mo...
by Lance
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ruth Ann Swenson, soprano
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Ruth Ann Swenson, soprano

I've been reading up on soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, who appeared so many times at the Metropolitan Opera but apparently felt she wasn't "liked" by then manager Peter Gelb. I see she had a bout with cancer but is hopefully over all that phase. In the meantime, I'm not hearing much about her these days,...
by Lance
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is it exciting for you to receive CD packages?
Replies: 16
Views: 1358

Re: Is it exciting for you to receive CD packages?

The FOURTH floor! If you are a heavy collector, books, CDs, LPs, etc. be careful as the fourth floor may come crashing down to the first floor! I had a problem like that storing books in the attic on home-made shelving using cinder blocks to hold the 3/4" shelves. We were concerned because we noted ...
by Lance
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 778

One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

No question, the big-box market has been amplified considerably over the past decade and especially the last half dozen years or so. I was tempted to get the Warner Icon edition of the 50th anniversary of the death of conductor Joseph Keilberth. After reading some reviews, I hear the transfers are n...
by Lance
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mother & Son Piano Duo: Helen & Harvey Davies
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Mother & Son Piano Duo: Helen & Harvey Davies

Hi Brian ... well, I look for just about anything by Czerny — don't forget, he was closely connected to Ludwig van Beethoven and was among the first to recognize Beethoven's hearing problems! There is so much more to Czerny than his still-used-today piano exercises. There's piano concertos, one even...