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by johnQpublic
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composing? Not anymore. Throwing in the towel.
Replies: 27
Views: 1656

Re: Composing? Not anymore. Throwing in the towel.

Once again Garrett has caused me to come out of my CMG exile. Your comment on not wanting to "work" after coming home from "work" is perfectly natural. I composed quite frequently up to and including the first few years of marriage. I found it no problem to teach college by day and then compose at n...
by johnQpublic
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul R. Goldstaub, R.I.P. (Composer/teacher)
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Paul R. Goldstaub, R.I.P. (Composer/teacher)

Yet another post that pulls me out of self-exile.

I knew Paul while we both were at Eastman. He was a kind person and at the time very much into music for the theater. I never kept track of him once I left there.
by johnQpublic
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Groovy Goofy French 19th century composer -> Theodore Gouvy
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Groovy Goofy French 19th century composer -> Theodore Go

I recently acquired my first Gouvy (the cpo recording of his 6th symphony & a Sinfonietta) and came away truly impressed by its quality. I plan to get more of his music.

Now back to my exile
by johnQpublic
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Congratulations to IcedNote on his Ph.D.
Replies: 25
Views: 1000

Re: Congratulations to IcedNote on his Ph.D.

I've come out of my self imposed exile to say congrats to Garrett and the fact that the "Song of the Night" Symphony is one of my all-time favorites makes it all the more sweeter.
by johnQpublic
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rite of Spring: 100th Anniversary
Replies: 76
Views: 3360

Re: The Rite of Spring: 100th Anniversary



Somewhat Cagean with some rhythmic grooviness starting in the late 3 minute area. I found nothing funny nor original about it, but I still liked it. Thanks for sharing.
by johnQpublic
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Commissioned by the Meccorre String Quartet!
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Commissioned by the Meccorre String Quartet!

Is it true that musicologists believe that the only good composers are dead ones?
by johnQpublic
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Commissioned by the Meccorre String Quartet!
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Commissioned by the Meccorre String Quartet!

Ah! You're a visuals kind of guy.
by johnQpublic
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Commissioned by the Meccorre String Quartet!
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Commissioned by the Meccorre String Quartet!

What??? You mean you didn't read and recall all of my posts over the last 7 years?? :lol:
by johnQpublic
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Commissioned by the Meccorre String Quartet!
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: Commissioned by the Meccorre String Quartet!

My collection is probably bigger than your collection. LOL

Quite frankly with the quirks that life throws at us composers, I tend to keep mum about any performance, publication, commission, recording, etc. until they've materialized.
by johnQpublic
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Frohlich - Concert Overture (Tschupp/Jecklin)
R. Schumann - Piano Trio #1 (Borodin/Chandos)
Sibelius - Cassazione (Jarvi/BIS)
by johnQpublic
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My play list
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: My play list

LOL! Don't take this thing so literally guys... I didn't
by johnQpublic
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My play list
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: My play list

Mine is "from Adams to Zwillich"
by johnQpublic
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Erb - Rhinoceros Overture (Johanos/Turnabout)
Feldman - False Relationships and the Extended Ending (composer/CRI)
Leichtling - 11 Songs from A Shropshire Lad (composer/Turnabout)
by johnQpublic
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Castelnuovo-Tedesco - A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture (Penny/Naxos)
Schuller - String Quartet #3 (Emerson/DG)
Persichetti - Piano Sonata #7 (Burleson/New World)
Piston - Violin Concerto #2 (Buswell/Naxos)
by johnQpublic
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's With This Percy ??? Bloke?
Replies: 41
Views: 1699

Re: Taking Together All Your Replies, My Conclusion Is That

dulcinea wrote:
I spent the morning of 31-08-12 listening ...musics that feature that bassoon-like instrument, the didgeridoo. Great fun!
Catch the start of "Earth Cry" by Peter Sculthorpe where that instrument kicks it off. It's way cool
by johnQpublic
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Moreira - Overture in D (Minsky/Koch)
Henrique, Ovaile & Barroso - Three Brazilian Songs (Battle & Parkening/EMI)
Surinach - Piano Concerto (de Larrocha/Decca Eloquence)
Ginastera - Estancia Ballet Suite (Gould/Varese Sarabande)
by johnQpublic
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Boyce - Overture to "The Shepherd's Lottery" (pinnock/Archiv) Lawes - Consort Sett in 5 Parts in C (Phantasm/Channel Classics) Holborne - Two Pavans and Three Galliards (Savall/Alia Vox) Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary (Longhurst/Philips) Abel - Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Oboe, Clarinet and Orchest...
by johnQpublic
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

R. Wagner - Overture to "Die Feen" (Rahbari/Naxos)
R. Strauss - Cello Sonata (Schiefen/Arte Nova)
Wellesz - Symphony #4 (Rabl/cpo)
by johnQpublic
Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mehul - Overture to "Horatius Cocles" (Sanderling/ASV)
Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto #5 (Roge/London)
Ravel - Sheherazade (Te Kanawa/EMI)
by johnQpublic
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kremerata Baltica : Any thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Kremerata Baltica : Any thoughts?

Chalkperson wrote: excellent ensemble, especially in East European and Modern repertoire...
Yep. Like this disc of Enescu's Octet & Quintet I have:

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by johnQpublic
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Early Baroque
Replies: 35
Views: 1380

Re: The Early Baroque

Interesting sub-topic of "critic" vs" theorist". My take is that a critic without clear theoretical points to back them up is not worth my consideration which is why I enjoy such a one as Rosen.

As to the main topic, I'm a sucker for viol consorts like the ones Lawes and Jenkins explored.
by johnQpublic
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

All Johann Sebastian

LPs
Bach - Orchestral Overture #2 (Harnoncourt/Telefunken)
Bach - Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue (Heiler/Mace)
Bach - Cello Suite #3 (Starker/Mercury)
Bach/arr. by King & Glasel - Contrapunctus 3 & 9 from "Art of Fugue" (Iowa Brass/U of I Press)
by johnQpublic
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Kabalevsky - Overture to "Colas Breugnon" (Mayer/CBC)
Shchedrin - Cello Sonata (Grigorian/Ars Musici)
Lyatoshynsky - Symphony #5 (Kuchar/Marco Polo)
by johnQpublic
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Fry - Macbeth Overture (Rowe/Naxos)
Gottschalk - Pasquinade & Mazuk (Marks/Nimbus)
Gould - Apple Waltzes (composer/RCA)
Carter - Two Thoughts About the Piano (Oppens/Cedille)
Corigliano - To Music (Werthen/Telarc)
by johnQpublic
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

M. Haydn - Overture to "Andromeda e Perseo" (Gotitzki/cpo)
Beethoven - Cello Sonata #1 (Fournier/DG)
Burgmuller - Piano Concerto (Hokanson/MDG)
by johnQpublic
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Enescu Mystery
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: The Enescu Mystery

No, not a lot of "Roumanian" flavor in his music but it is really tasty stuff. I have enjoyed his larger chamber music pieces. Tonal but with lots of chromaticism that sometimes moves in surprising ways. He really should be better known.
by johnQpublic
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Lilburn - Drysdale Overture (Southgate/Continuum)
Grainger - Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon & The Faeroe Island Dance (Rundell/Chandos)
Sculthorpe - Piano Concerto (Cislowska/Naxos)
Leifs - Dettifoss (Shao/BIS)
by johnQpublic
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Drumming up a crowd.
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Drumming up a crowd.

Well, if that don't beat all. :lol:
by johnQpublic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Barber - Overture to "The School for Scandal" (Schippers/Odyssey)
W. Barlow - Trio for Oboe, Viola & Piano (Sprenkle, Tursi & Faini/Mirrosonic)
Barati - Chamber Concerto (Ormandy/Columbia)
Bernstein - Three Dance Episodes from "On the Town" (composer/Columbia)
by johnQpublic
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sallinen - A Solemn Overture (Rasilainen/cpo)
Dalbavie - Violin Concerto (Chijiiwa/Naive)
Lindberg - Fresco (Salonen/Sony)
by johnQpublic
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How difficult is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: How difficult is it?

From all that I do know, all Mahler symphonies except the 1st & 4th (certain movements excepted) are quite hard. I once heard the Eastman Philharmonia play Mahler's 5th and while it was a good performance there were places that were strained.
by johnQpublic
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ina Souez - and Spike Jones
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Ina Souez - and Spike Jones

While you can Google the answer, who knows which Spike Jones classic ends with the punchline: Beetlebomb. I know because I own the RCA LP called "Spike Jones is Murdering the Classics"

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by johnQpublic
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Thanks, maestrob, I'll live vicariously through yours and other posters' listening lists. :)

And I just looked at your profile and see we are of the same age. Cool! 8)
by johnQpublic
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs Schubert - Overture to "Die Zauberharfe" (Vaughn/RCA) R. Schumann - Novelettes, Op. 21, Nos. 1 & 2 (Rubinstein/RCA) Sibelius - Night-Ride and Sunrise (Dorati/EMI) R. Strauss - Olympische Hymne (Locke Brass/Chandos) Stravinsky - Movements for Piano & Orchestra (Rosen/Columbia) and with that I'm ...
by johnQpublic
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Parry - Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy (Lloyd-Jones/Hyperion)
Elgar - The Sanguine Fan (Lloyd-Jones/Naxos)
Foulds - Mirage (Oramo/Warner)
by johnQpublic
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Gade - Hamlet: Concert Overture (Schmidt/cpo)
Lange-Muller - Selections from "Once Upon a Time" (Atzmon/BIS)
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

A. Scarlatti - Overture to "Clori, Dorino e Amore" (Biondi/Virgin)
Lotti - Credo (Hengelbrock/DHM)
Locatelli - Concerto grosso, Op. 7, No. 6 "Il Pianto d'Arianna" (Biondi/Opus 111)
J. S. Bach - Cantata #119 "Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn" (Herreweghe/Harmonia Mundi)
by johnQpublic
Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Pugnani - Overture #1 in Eight Parts (Mangiacavallo/Opus 111)
Beethoven - Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 1 (Trio Parnassus/MDG)
Goetz -Nenie (Albert/cpo)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Telemann - Harpsichord Overture #1 (Hoeren/cpo)
Quantz - Flute Concerto in G (Galway/RCA)
M. Haydn - Singspiel: "The Bass Fiddler of Worgl" (Goritzki/cpo)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 10050

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

John F wrote: " The best-known is probably the Seashore Tests of Musical Ability, which I took in high school. "
"READY NOW, for the PITCH TEST" :D
by johnQpublic
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Boieldieu - Overture to "Le Calife de Bagdad" (Bonynge/London)
Chabrier - Suite pastorale (Mari/Angel)
Debussy - Jeux (Boulez/Columbia)
Dubois - Saxophone Concerto (Rousseau/DGG)
by johnQpublic
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Reynolds - Overture for a Comedy (Sutherland/Marco Polo)
Veress - Hommage a Paul Klee (Holliger/Teldec)
Ligeti - 6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (London Winds/Sony)
Takemitsu - Archipelago S. (Knussen/DG)
by johnQpublic
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Ottani - Overture to "Amor senza malizia" (Goebel/Calliope)
F. J. Haydn - Piano Sonata in G, H: XVI:8 (McCabe/London)
Paisiello - Sinfonia in tre tempi (Mazzola/Dynamic)
W. A. Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante (Kantorow & Mendelsson/Denon)
by johnQpublic
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2016368

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Shapero - Nine-Minute Overture (Previn/New World)
Sessions - Symphony #7 (Davies/Argo)
Tull - Trumpet Concerto #1 (Strieder/Albany)
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 10050

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

slofstra wrote: Now where is that CD?
Right beside the Rosner! :lol:
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 10050

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

And I wonder what Mr. Brain thought of Mozart..LOL!
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 10050

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

Weeeeee! Mozart makes you believe in God because it cannot be by chance that such a phenomenon arrives into this world and leaves such an unbounded number of unparalleled masterpieces. - (Georg Solti) Listening to Mozart, we cannot think of any possible improvement. - (George Szell) Does it not see...