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by Lance
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rare Barbirolli with Kirsten Flagstad (Live, 1939)
Replies: 0
Views: 4

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: 16
Views: 1582

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: 57

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: 208

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: 60

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: 117

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: 57

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: 57

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: 94

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: 82
Views: 6351

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: 2933

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: 78

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: 72

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: 78

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: 46

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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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: 192

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: 46

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: 27
Views: 380

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: 116

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: 192

"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: 78

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: 27
Views: 380

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: 117

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: 150

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: 27
Views: 380

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: 27
Views: 380

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: 116

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: 99

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: 112

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: 243

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: 228

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: 228

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: 536

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: 243

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: 262

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: 1451

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: 416

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: 14665

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: 182

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: 963

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...
by Lance
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine is dead at 77 — having passed away in Calif. on March 9
Replies: 41
Views: 1338

Re: Levine is dead at 77 — having passed away in Calif. on March 9

I never got that Decca set, however I did get the Sony 10-CD edition [46174] entitled Le Sacre du Printemps: 100th Anniversary Edition , which includes: • Stokowski/Philadelphia Orchestra (r.1929) • Stravinsky/New York Philharmonic (r.1940) • Monteux/Boston Symphony Orchestra (r.1951) • Ormandy/Phil...
by Lance
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grumiaux box
Replies: 25
Views: 1451

Re: Grumiaux box

Good to hear you got your copy. Like Brian, mine is also on order from Import CDs - along with the Ormandy box and the Rodzinski set from Sony. I eagerly await these items. Too bad about the packaging. These manufacturers should all agree to have the sizes to fit a shelf normally made to fit CDs.
by Lance
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Getting More Serious on Lieder
Replies: 33
Views: 963

Re: Getting More Serious on Lieder

Lieder is PRIME listening for me, almost on a daily basis. I prefer to hear this repertoire with vocalist and pianist UNLESS the work was written to be performed with orchestra (or both in some cases). I believe the piano line works better to pass the "message" of the text and better relates the "ex...
by Lance
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: André Previn--Complete Warner Recordings
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: André Previn--Complete Warner Recordings

In thinking about André Previn and history , how do you think he will go down in history in comparison to a Bernstein, Stokowski, Giulini, C. Abbado, Ormandy, Szell, Muti, Reiner, Monteux ... well, the list could go on and on, but you get the point. Previn was also highly recognized for his work as ...
by Lance
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An "Ozawa" thread
Replies: 7
Views: 536

An "Ozawa" thread

Inasmuch as Ozawa's name has come up on the James Levine thread, I thought we ought to have one pertaining to just Ozawa. My own thoughts are that, from long ago into the LP era, Ozawa was never a top contender for me. I don't know why. However, I show some 100 listings on major and non-major labels...
by Lance
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions sought on Michael Haydn's symphonies.
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Opinions sought on Michael Haydn's symphonies.

Yes, I know it's a rhetorical question, but somehow feel the need to pose it! Maybe we will just buy less and enjoy what we have? I doubt it. Your "no way" kind of says it all. That really brightens my day. Incidentally, Barney, I'm reading about bad flooding in Australia. Has any of this affected y...
by Lance
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An excellent all-Brahms 10-CD set from Erato
Replies: 1
Views: 202

An excellent all-Brahms 10-CD set from Erato

Erato has issued a 10-CD set [58692] of Johannes Brahms' piano works that were recorded between 2003 and 2009, all featuring Cincinnati-born Nicholas Angelich (born 1970). Since those recording days, Angelich's career has grown exponentially, and for the price, this is an extraordinary set of works...
by Lance
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met Opera’s Musicians, Unpaid Since April, Are Struggling
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: The Met Opera’s Musicians, Unpaid Since April, Are Struggling

Agreed ... good for Yannick! Let us hope something really good can come out of this.
by Lance
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Spanish Piano Concertos
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Spanish Piano Concertos

The Hanssler label has brought forth some really interesting recordings and artists over the years. One of my newest acquisitions is entitled "Spanish Piano Concertos" [20016, 59:14, DDD]. All works on the disc are world premiere recordings by Manuel Narro (1727-1776), Mariana Martinez (1744-1812), ...
by Lance
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions sought on Michael Haydn's symphonies.
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Opinions sought on Michael Haydn's symphonies.

I, too, have not given the attention to Michael Haydn's work very much though, like Barney, I have some of his compositions on discs, but not his symphonic works. His older brother's work, however, has maintained a very prominent place in my musical interests. Nonetheless, it appears as though Micha...