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by Gregor Benko
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Newly unearthed records of young Pollini in Chopin Etudes
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Newly unearthed records of young Pollini in Chopin Etudes

A friend involved with the production of this issue has asked me to post this: "An outstanding recording of the complete Chopin Études by Maurizio Pollini is being published for the first time by the Testament label. It was made by EMI at Abbey Road a few months after Pollini had won the Chopin Comp...
by Gregor Benko
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR
Replies: 13
Views: 4864

Rosenthal set availability and # of previously unavailable i

At this mopment I do not know when APR will bring out the five CD set of Rosenthal - I am not associated with APR, just had the opportunity to hear the finished Marston transfers because of my connection to Ward Marston. Suggest queries be sent directly to APR: www.aprrecordings.co.uk As for which i...
by Gregor Benko
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR
Replies: 13
Views: 4864

Rosenthal’s complete recordings to be available soon frm APR

Each year brings further seminal piano issues courtesy of Ward Marston, either on his own label, or on other labels carrying Marston transfers. I am writing to alert members to an upcoming five CD set that will appear soon on the APR label out of England, namely, the complete recorded output of Lisz...
by Gregor Benko
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianists and Rubato
Replies: 23
Views: 4874

Re: Pianists and Rubato

The most concentrated dose of this kind of rubato can be found in the Marston set of Romantic Chopin, which has just been dubbed "The Bible of the Chopin Bi-Centennial" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. See: http://www.marstonrecords.com/ The set contains an essay on romantic rubato by Harold C. Schonbe...
by Gregor Benko
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Compact Discs Available Soon from Great Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Classical Compact Discs Available Soon from Great Collection

Dear Piston

I refer you to the original posting, last line:

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Gregor Benko
by Gregor Benko
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Compact Discs Available Soon from Great Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Classical Compact Discs Available Soon from Great Collection

Attorney Donald Hodgman was one of the greatest collectors ever of classical recordings. He had disposed of his gigantic holding of LPs and 78 rpm discs several years before he died. During his last years he began collecting compact discs with a vengeance, traveling extensively each year, working wi...
by Gregor Benko
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorker magazine puff piece on C Street House
Replies: 1
Views: 558

New Yorker magazine puff piece on C Street House

Recently the New Yorker magazine published one of the strangest articles that has ever appeared in that well-known leftist journal, about the notorious C Street house in Washington, where various conservative senators and other politicos lived in an environment of Christian unity and prayer - and al...
by Gregor Benko
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Marston's A Century of Romantic Chopin
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Marston's A Century of Romantic Chopin

A CENTURY OF ROMANTIC CHOPIN - 4 CDs for the price of 3 Marston's website for its recent release of the four CD compilation "A Century of Romantic Chopin" is now posted: http://www.marstonrecords.com/ The web site gives the complete contents and liner notes, including mini biographies of the 65 pian...
by Gregor Benko
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hofmann deliberately tripping conductors & Goldovsky's lies
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Hofmann deliberately tripping conductors & Goldovsky's lies

There have been a number of postings concerning Boris Goldovsky's negative comments about Josef Hofmann, about Hofmann's efforts to deliberately throw off conductors. A few observations: I interviewed both Goldovsky and Halina Rodzinski, widow of the conductor, some years ago. Goldovsky was still se...