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by Lance
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist
Replies: 14
Views: 2711

Re: BSO to Flutist: You're Worth Less Than an Oboist

One wonders, nonetheless, how the BSO top people feel about having a lawsuit and having to pay, and still keeping the artist on their roster. Might they be looking for anything and everything that may led to her leaving the orchestra? Will they continue to feature her as they have in the past?
by Lance
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yehudi Menuhin Century Editions, questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Yehudi Menuhin Century Editions, questions.

Yes, I already have it, but did not manifest each selection as I normally would because of the of how extensive this set in the repertoire. One day, time permitting, I will catalogue it properly. So, if you have the five individual boxed sets, you've got the whole thing without the booklet and LP-si...
by Lance
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yehudi Menuhin Century Editions, questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Yehudi Menuhin Century Editions, questions.

My question was pertaining to the individual boxed sets of the "Century Editions" were all included in the big 91-CD set. There were FIVE individual boxed sets within the LP-sized box and were the same periods sold separately for those who did not want- or could not afford to have the jumbo set. I h...
by Lance
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yehudi Menuhin Century Editions, questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Yehudi Menuhin Century Editions, questions.

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Never mind. I answered my own "question." All I had to do was L@@K!
by Lance
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Biggest Waste of Money Ever?
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: The Biggest Waste of Money Ever?

https://d27t0qkxhe4r68.cloudfront.net/t_900/bphr180181.jpg?1548672651 Catalogue No. BPHR180181, 22 SACDs Thank you for that post, Modernistfan. Followers of Wilhelm Furtwängler abound and probably always will. It was my impression that Furtwängler fought loud and hard to keep his Jewish musicians wi...
by Lance
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rubinstein's 4th PC
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Rubinstein's 4th PC

Yes, thank you John F for pointing that out - Anton Rubinstein's 3rd PC, not Beethoven's. I must've been half asleep! So, did the RODZINSKI/Hofmann Rubinstein 4th PC ever made it to CD? As for the specially built concert Steinway, I believe, in conversing with pianist Mordecai Shehori, that he owns ...
by Lance
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Leonard Pennario's complete RCAs
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Pianist Leonard Pennario's complete RCAs

Interesting you would meet him this way. He was very good friends with Joan Fontaine, too. Did he ever bring her along to these tournaments? Last photos I saw of Pennario, he was in a wheel chair and I believe it was his brother who was looking after him. I should get this. I also knew Pennario. He ...
by Lance
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Robert Casadesus Collection (65 CDs)
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Robert Casadesus Collection (65 CDs)

Brian: I would hate to see you miss this one! What you might do is sell all your Casadesus CDs thus making more room on your shelves for single CDs, and put the Szell box and the Cadadesus edition under your bed for storage - maybe the Perahia as well! You may have to dust them off on occasion sinc...
by Lance
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rubinstein's 4th PC
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Rubinstein's 4th PC

Did you happen to notice the piano lid on the lower picture (Beethoven PC #3). Hofmann was always experimenting with piano actions, etc., and it looks like an acoustical device (with holes) has been appended under the piano lid to, I suspect, made the tone move less forward and more to himself. Noti...
by Lance
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Leonard Pennario's complete RCAs
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Pianist Leonard Pennario's complete RCAs

Somewhere I read a comment that Pennario sold more piano recordings in the early 1960s than any other pianist. He told me he was very honoured to be selected by Piatigorsky and Heifetz to participate in their famous series of recordings. His Liszt concertos with Leibowitz received rave reviews. And ...
by Lance
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Robert Casadesus Collection (65 CDs)
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Robert Casadesus Collection (65 CDs)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/8163Uj5EpYL._SY355_.jpg It was my distinct pleasure to know members of the Casadesus family, escpecially his wife, Gaby, whose personality and sweetness I very much enjoyed at parties and get-togethers. I knew Robert and Gaby's son, Jean, who was arti...
by Lance
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Leonard Pennario's complete RCAs
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Pianist Leonard Pennario's complete RCAs

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/6148liYgGHL._SX355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71peWjYBieL._SX355_.jpg I've been waiting for RCA to release a "complete" Pennario package, and here it is! I hope that this spurs Warner to also issue a complete package of his ...
by Lance
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you had to choose one or the other ...
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: If you had to choose one or the other ...

Well, my question was not to denigrate either pianist in any way. People have often brought up the question of who was the more "ideal" pianist, Rubinstein or Horowitz? Well, I loved them both and could choose NOT to select one over the other. I have collected nearly all of Lang Lang's recordings an...
by Lance
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you had to choose one or the other ...
Replies: 11
Views: 165

If you had to choose one or the other ...

... which would it be insofar as Chinese pianists go: a) Yuja Wang b) Lang Lang Possibly an unfair question because each offers something to the arts. Speaking of Chinese pianists, I do remember well Fou Ts'ong, who was excellent IMHO. And the Taiwanese pianist, Chia Chou, of Chinese extraction, was...
by Lance
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Was Yuja Wang’s Concert Satirical or Offensive? It’s Complicated
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Was Yuja Wang’s Concert Satirical or Offensive? It’s Complicated

I am a great lover of humour, however, sometimes it does go too far.
by Lance
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnittke String Quartet No. 3
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Schnittke String Quartet No. 3

Sue, have you heard his Suite in the Olden Style yet? QUITE the contrast!
by Lance
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Decca's 41-CD set of Handel's "The Great Oratorios"
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Decca's 41-CD set of Handel's "The Great Oratorios"

I'm beginning to delve into this glorious set once again. It's a big listening project given the scope of Handel's numerous oratorios. With Decca's claim to many other labels now under the Universal blanket, they can draw from a number of sources, which they did to produce this set. I see the price ...
by Lance
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss' Piano Quartet
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Strauss' Piano Quartet

Indeed, not a well known work by this composer. Near as I can determine, the only recording I have on CD is on the Dabringhaus und Grimm label [6431335], which had high praise over any of the other near dozen recorded versions. You have given me food for thought to do a program on "Richard Strauss: ...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: MDT is Gone!
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: MDT is Gone!

Yes, I have used H&B in the past but it's been a long time. Arkiv is another that can get practically everything, but their prices are high. Presto is an excellent supplier, very good prices, and they charge, I think $1.75/USD for each item , even if it is a 60-CD set. Presto is very dependable and ...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: MDT is Gone!
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: MDT is Gone!

WHAT? I cannot believe this. MDT was one of the places I enjoyed doing business with more than just about anyone else. With this demise, it means Amazon/USA-UK will be raising their prices even more (I've been watching this happen already). MDT priced fairly, shipping was fast and accurate, and cust...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yuja Comedy Even Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Yuja Comedy Even Opera

What is there about Yuja Wang's concert attire? She is a brilliant pianist, has the "package," as they say, and possesses an incredible mind to accomplish so much at the keyboard. So is it for affect, to draw attention to herself (she already has that in abundance as a performing artist). I'm on a b...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Emperor" recordings compared by BBCR3
Replies: 22
Views: 921

Re: "Emperor" recordings compared by BBCR3

Hi John - and YES, I did and was impressed with Hutcheson. It was impeccable playing and truly had something to say. Do you know if this ever appeared on a CD? I have Donald Isler's/KASP DVD of Hungerford playing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto and hope to spend some time with this soon. Like Aust...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elisso Wirssaladze
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Elisso Wirssaladze

Well, it was a pleasure to put that listing together … anything to promote the power of great music and artistry. Good thing I can type 125 words/minute! Insofar as Live Classics is concerned, I'm not even sure they are still in business. Prices have varied on this label, most of which is hard to lo...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Emperor" recordings compared by BBCR3
Replies: 22
Views: 921

Re: "Emperor" recordings compared by BBCR3

I have so many Emperor concertos that I am ashamed to say how many. I love the work. It was the most listened recording on LP by me when I was very young. And, of course, there are many grand recordings of it. Rubinstein has recorded it commercially on three occasions, and, as great a pianist as he ...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The difficulty of modern music and other topics
Replies: 33
Views: 2697

Re: The difficulty of modern music and other topics

I've just read through this entire thread again. How well I remember meeting "someguy" at our first meetup in NYC. We all seemed to enjoy each other very much if I recall rightly. But I would like to clarify my own take on "musics," in that, for me, it is not a matter of taking time to appreciate or...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...
Replies: 88
Views: 8584

Re: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...

Well, we got another bummer overnight. Woke up to lots of snow today. Schools canceled, the universities canceled all classes/events after 1pm (EST). I prepared a concert grand for the Shanghai Orchestra last night who were to appear at the university Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Since the major highways wer...
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The difficulty of modern music and other topics
Replies: 33
Views: 2697

Re: The difficulty of modern music and other topics

Interesting … this thread goes back into the vaults!
by Lance
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elisso Wirssaladze
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Elisso Wirssaladze

I have long collected Elisso Virdzalase/Wirssaladze . Like you, I was immediately smitten by her playing. This is a rundown of what I have collected over the years, It will give you access to catalogue numbers, labels, etc.: ALL LISTINGS WITH ELISSO VIRSALADZE, pianist • RCA/Melodiya 33230 [10 CDs]:...
by Lance
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Signs with DG
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Signs with DG

Perhaps the term "classical music" is thought of as being the more "traditional" classical music from the Baroque through the Romantic periods and a bit beyond into the 20th century for most of the die-hards. Maybe the words "contemporary classical" music would place a better handle on what to expec...
by Lance
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92
Replies: 11
Views: 2090

Re: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92

Any thoughts on this CMGers … with regard to select repertoire sung by Herr Adam?
by Lance
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist: Mark Viner - Chaminade CD
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Pianist: Mark Viner - Chaminade CD

I am preparing TWO radio rograms on the pianistic art of Mark Viner, February 9 and February 16, 2019. Hope you can tune in.
by Lance
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???

Well, the thought occurred to me about the spelling, and the English on some of the Melodiyadiscs are not always accurate. Funny, with all the accolades this pianist has received, she is not very often in the studios - and should be!
maestrob wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:45 am
Funny, I thought it might be a typo! :D
by Lance
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...
Replies: 88
Views: 8584

Re: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...

Barney, what a very nice compliment. I am, as you may know, a PEOPLE person!
barney wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:16 am
Lance, you have such a soft heart! :D And we love you for it.
by Lance
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???

Well, I have made some discoveries. On the Melodiya CD, the name is spelled DoidzhashviTi, which is incorrect. That seemed unusual to me since usually the end of a that type of name from her region of birth [Georgia] is spelled VILI. I discovered M. Doidzhashvili is a woman, and her first name is Ma...
by Lance
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rach 3 Horowitz 1943 - amazing
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: Rach 3 Horowitz 1943 - amazing

Of the countless performances I have heard on recordings, this one was obviously pushed to the hilt with the tempo change. I had the impression that even Rodzinski had to step on it more than he wished, however, he did follow the pianist. Even Rachmaninoff doesn't play it like this. Nonetheless, it ...
by Lance
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???
Replies: 3
Views: 590

M. Doidzhashviti, Russian pianist???

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41AKHBPbZ7L.jpg Melodiya CD DE 0185 I have long collected the Melodiya recordings, especially in a series called "The Great Piano Music of the World / Romantic Piano Music." One volume contains music just by Robert Schumann, including Antatol Ugorski'...
by Lance
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rach 3 Horowitz 1943 - amazing
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: Rach 3 Horowitz 1943 - amazing

Indeed, amazing how quickly the tempo changed in the first movement. It didn't take Rodzinski long to "get going," either! Apparently Horowitz wasn't happy with the starting tempo, either that, or it was pure nerves. Maybe a bit of both.
by Lance
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yehudi Menuhin
Replies: 21
Views: 2659

Re: Yehudi Menuhin

No question, Heifetz, David Oistrakh were probably the golden boys , and for me, Milstein. But when I think of the top violinists of all time, it grows considerably to include, Stern, Perlman, Francescatti, Grumiaux, Szeryng, Elman, Ricci, Goldberg, Haendel, Campoli, Kremer, Ferras, Shaham, W. Schne...
by Lance
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Goldner String Quartet and pianist Piers Lane live
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Goldner String Quartet and pianist Piers Lane live

Piers Lane, another of the great pianists in front of us. So many, it is beginning to be difficult to keep up with them.
by Lance
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist: Mark Viner - Chaminade CD
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Pianist: Mark Viner - Chaminade CD

I can assure, you that you will NOT be disappointed. I listened to it three times thus far! We have some top pianists amongst us these days! It is like living the "golden age" all over again! Well Lance, your recommendations are pretty good. I might see if I can follow this up. BTW, I got a Christma...
by Lance
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about CD blanks
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Question about CD blanks

John, I am heeding your advice and will proceed with caution. I used to have NERO, so maybe I should acquire that software. It will be handy to have. Again, my thanks! Nothing to it, Lance - I just use Google and ask a few simple questions. :) I really know nothing about this and am learning as I g...
by Lance
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist: Mark Viner - Chaminade CD
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Pianist: Mark Viner - Chaminade CD

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/810eFf9j1-L._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71YLSkLbXpL._SX425_.jpg Piano Classics, 10164, 74:04, DDD It was in December 2017 that I posted on CMG's forum about the incredible British pianist, MARK VINER . My thoughts were...
by Lance
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aprile Millo NYTimes article
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Aprile Millo NYTimes article

I, too, am SO SORRY, I could not be there for this recital. The repertoire is of a time ago - and a time I miss very much on the live concert stage. For Millo fans who could not be there, perhaps a two-CD set may come forth. I thought the reviewers were honest in their opinions and very much aware o...
by Lance
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about CD blanks
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Question about CD blanks

John Francis … you amaze me continually! I never knew there were 90-minute CDs. I've checked the Amazon site via your link and I have since ordered them you're right. They're cheap at only $2.15/apiece to be used for special applications. I use CyberLink's Power2Go for most of things I do with CDs ...
by Lance
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about CD blanks
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Question about CD blanks

I have a several CD players, but quite honestly, I never checked for a USB port having never really needed to use it for the purpose intended in copying. Can you tell me what's on your mind. Maybe I should investigate. And thank you!
Holden Fourth wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Does your CD player have a USB port?
by Lance
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about CD blanks
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Question about CD blanks

A disc just came into today. It's timing: 86:57 . Music by Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812) consisting of his Concerto for Two Pianos, Op.. 63; Piano Quintet, Op. 41; and Notturno Concertant, Op. 68. Olga Paschenko and Alexei Lubimov are the fortepianists with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. Two selec...
by Lance
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...
Replies: 88
Views: 8584

Re: Snow/cold incredible, but we have ...

So far, minus four degrees at 12:35am on a Saturday morning. A long time since I've experienced such a long cold spell. We are sick of it. Some friends are complaining now that the mice are coming into their warm house. Poor things, they get cold (and hungry, too).
by Lance
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about CD blanks
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Question about CD blanks

Very good information, John Francis. Thank you. Still, I have a number of discs on various labels that exceed the 80-minute range. So far, everything has played perfectly on several CD players I've used. One wonders how the commercial companies can do it but not the consumer. This seems to be author...
by Lance
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rach 3 Horowitz 1943 - amazing
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: Rach 3 Horowitz 1943 - amazing

Ypu may a good point about a segment missing. Sometimes, when that happens, a segment ifrom another performance is spliced in for the missing part(s) and the disc is still issued with a note to the change. I'll keep my eyes peeled as I would enjoy having that Rodzinski one. Thanks ! Yes, amazing. I ...
by Lance
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about CD blanks
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Question about CD blanks

Does anyone know for sure if it is possible to buy CD blanks (for copying purposes) that will take longer than 80-minutes? I have a few CDs, one of which almost runs a hair over 84 minutes. I would think, in this day and age, it might be possible now since most CD players can accommodate these longe...