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by karlhenning
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...

Most interesting, chaps, thanks.

Cheers,
~Karl
by karlhenning
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle & LSO - Schoenberg Gurrelieder BBC Proms 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Rattle & the LSO perform Schoenberg Gurrelieder BBC Proms 2017

Cool. A really great (in more senses than one) piece, even if the line "the only Schoenberg I like is Gurrelieder (or Verklärte Nacht)" has grown long in the tooth.

Cheers,
~Karl
by karlhenning
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

More of My Favorite Hovhaness in addition to the Symphony for Metal Orchestra, Op.203: Lousadzak, Op.48 (as mentioned) Requiem and Resurrection, Op.224 These are all first-rate works, and (so far as I can tell) suffer only from a lamentable combination of general neglect, and a readiness to dismiss ...
by karlhenning
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: So much Ozawa is being reissued ...

That Gurrelieder is magnificent.

Cheers,
~Karl
by karlhenning
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

I count eight recordings of MM by seven significant conductors, all made in the last century. Schwarz took two of the eight bows. A cursory glance at YT turns up at least three recent performances by youth orchestras, so maybe that's where this beautiful work is most likely to be programmed in our ...
by karlhenning
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

Well, we all make the odd typo, of course.

You'll forgive my pressing the cause of the Loyal Opposition here, dear fellow . . . you say "has not been forgotten," but 1997 is 20 years gone ; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Leonard Slatkin’s 10 Forgotten American Masterpieces

Agree. Mysterious Mountain, however, got one recording by Reiner/Chicago and another by Stokowski, and when searched for on amazon pulls up 30 pages, so I'd hardly call it a neglected piece of music. I accepted the challenge; and the search does read "1-12 of 30 results"; so the first objection is,...
by karlhenning
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll

The huge crowds which turn out to the "Last Night of the Proms" in the UK are staggering. And the audiences themselves in the Albert Hall are stacked to the rafters for much of the Prom season. I would say the death of 'classical music' has been highly exaggerated and I place no credibility in surv...
by karlhenning
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The "top" 35 female composers in classical music
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: The "top" 35 female composers in classical music

Especially given the fact of the article, in the sense of “the 35 female composers most likely to be brought to your attention,” there is no gross verbal misconduct in the phrase the top 35.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

The MIDI demo of Counting Sheep (or, The Dreamy Abacus of Don Quijote), an old, old work of mine that still has not been performed:



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

I have finished Intermezzo II of the ballet.

The MIDI demo:



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

Work on the ballet continues; I finished Scene 9 yesterday. Will think about Scene 10 today and this evening . . . it is the last of Night the Second (and, relatively brief) so there is a good chance that the first two Acts of the ballet will be In the Can this weekend.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"
Replies: 22
Views: 1084

Re: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"

Belle wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:08 pm
The item in "The Economist" says Kissin is the world's most "acclaimed"; it didn't say he was the "best". There's a discernible difference between these two words.
Sure. A ridiculous claim in either case.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"
Replies: 22
Views: 1084

Re: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"

https://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21724792-his-first-solo-recording-decade-shows-how-his-playing-has-matured-evgeny-kissin First (and others largely got here first), it is totes awesome that we have decided who The World’s Most Acclaimed Pianist is! Thank you, The Economist ! And while ...
by karlhenning
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

The story (part of it, anyway).

And the MIDI demo:



Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Hindemith
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Paul Hindemith

I've been a Hindemith fan forever, but two wonderful operas which I have only investigated in the past year are Das Nusch-Nuschi and The Long Christmas Dinner.

Cheers,

~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

The Op.136 Clarinet Sonata is completely, entirely, thoroughly done. Now to find a pianist game to perform it with me . . . . This, separately, is a curiosity I built up over a couple of days. I don’t know, in the Grand Scheme, how good it really is . . . but I do find that I like it. This may be a...
by karlhenning
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Huzzah!

Cheers,
~Karl
by karlhenning
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

karlhenning wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:22 am
And the second movement of the Op.136 Clarinet Sonata is done.
Although I did not report so in anything like a timely fashion, the third movement is done, as well, and the fourth about half-finished at press time.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

Not that anyone here other than the composer cares, but [smiley here]

Henningmusick in Worcester, Mass. this very evening: Diamonds from the Dust will sing my jazzy arrangement of I Want Jesus to Walk With Me at Trinity Lutheran, 7:30pm.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

And the second movement of the Op.136 Clarinet Sonata is done.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

Just finished the Op.144, Nun of the Above, for clarinet in A, guitar and double-bass.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

And, audio from the concert:

https://soundcloud.com/karl-henning-756 ... 4-mar-2017

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Where is everybody?

I played/directed a concert of my music this past Friday:

https://soundcloud.com/karl-henning-756 ... 4-mar-2017

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams dean of American new music
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: John Adams dean of American new music

Of course, the moment and the comment were rehearsed.

; )

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

The program for the 24 March concert: Mistaken for the Sacred , Op.141a (première) Carol Epple & Peter H. Bloom, flutes Pamela Marshall, horn (plus fixed media) Oxygen Footprint , Op.138 Peter H. Bloom, flute Francis Grimes, viola Mary Jane Rupert, harp Zen on the Wing , Op.114 № 2 Peter H. Bloom, ...
by karlhenning
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Larry Rinkel's Play: Invitation to all New Yorkers
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Larry Rinkel's Play: Invitation to all New Yorkers

The first of the two performances is TONIGHT.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

And for the 24 March concert, I have just finished Mistaken for the Sacred, for two flutes, horn in F and fixed media, Op.141a.


Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

Huge Henningmusick concert on Friday, 24 March. Watch This Space.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Larry Rinkel's Play: Invitation to all New Yorkers
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Larry Rinkel's Play: Invitation to all New Yorkers

Larry asked me to extend this invitation here on CMG: Haven't been frequenting these parts of late, but for everyone in the New York area, I would like to extend an invitation to my new play that will premiere at Manhattan Repertory Theatre (W. 45th St.) on March 7 and 12. We are now deep in rehear...
by karlhenning
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1909

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

Dallapiccola's Dialoghi is a lovely concertante work for cello and orchestra, too.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1909

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

Well, the Dvorak IS the most popular and most often performed (at a guess), but the Shostakovich two are for me better pieces, with such concentrated energy. At this level, it's really impossible to rank, since these are all great works, but here comes a list: Dvorak Shostakovich Prokofiev (both ve...
by karlhenning
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's talk about cello concertos
Replies: 27
Views: 1909

Re: Let's talk about cello concertos

maestrob wrote:Dreadful?????? Wow! :lol:

Try these, and then see what you think........ :D

Image
This was the recording which redeemed the piece for me!

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Greatest Chords in Music History
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: The Greatest Chords in Music History

Some years ago I read Hewett's book Music: Healing the Rift , which I found (at casual remembrance) roughly 67% bilge. He's the David Avocado Wolfe of Music Theory. And, at least as I have always heard music and tonal harmony discussed, the major triad is not, just as itself, called a "common chord...
by karlhenning
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

The Symphony № 1 is done! (And I have handed the score—hard copy, in person—to a Boston-area conductor.)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

by karlhenning
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

Made a good start on the third movement. Watch This Space.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

It's official: I finished the second movement of the symphony yesterday afternoon. The idea of the piece is that in scale and technique it ought to be feasible for a good community orchestra, but written in a musical language which ought to interest (say) the BSO, if they have any sense ; ) The pie...
by karlhenning
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Logging in annoyances
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Logging in annoyances

Can anyone suggest why. every few days I must log in even though I click on automatic login each time? This only happens on this forum, no other. And two weeks ago, for several days I could not even rerregister, as requested. Any ideas? I do not participate as much as others, but I do once in awhil...
by karlhenning
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

karlhenning wrote:Oh, and the first movement of the symphony is done. (Has been, for a couple of weeks, actually.)
I have at last resumed work on the second movement, and may finish it tomorrow.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

I had a blast; and I have been invited back (date t/b/a). For at least a short time, the show will be available as a podcast on the station website. Perhaps no one here noticed, but there was a glitch, and no podcast was available of the 28 November show. So, I went back to do a second interview th...
by karlhenning
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Transcriptions Better Than Their Originals
Replies: 39
Views: 2493

Re: Transcriptions Better Than Their Originals

jbuck919 wrote:[...] I might make an exception here and there for something like the [Bach]transcriptions made by Schoenberg.
I do like those very much.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Transcriptions Better Than Their Originals
Replies: 39
Views: 2493

Re: Transcriptions Better Than Their Originals

maestrob wrote:Stokowski wrote magnificent orchestral transcriptions of J. S. Bach's music...........
maestrob wrote:Stokowski also wrote his own version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition:
...which are better than the originals? (But I see that John F got there first.)

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favorite works under 2 minutes
Replies: 23
Views: 1623

Re: Your favorite works under 2 minutes

And from the Op.17 Sarcasms

by karlhenning
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favorite works under 2 minutes
Replies: 23
Views: 1623

Re: Your favorite works under 2 minutes

Any of a number from the Prokofiev Op.22

by karlhenning
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Golijov’s New Opera for the Met is Called Off
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Golijov’s New Opera for the Met is Called Off

It may be too late for him to try to acquire a habit of doing his own work. And after all, that was scarcely necessary, for him to achieve the celebrity status he has long enjoyed.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

I had a blast; and I have been invited back (date t/b/a). For at least a short time, the show will be available as a podcast on the station website.

Cheers,
~k.
by karlhenning
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

On Monday, 28 November at 12:00 noon (Eastern) Gandalf ("None shall pass who have not rehearsed properly") will interview me (Karl Henning) on WJFF 90.5FM Radio in Jeffersonville, New York. The interview, which will include generous excerpts of Henningmusick, will live-stream at http://www.wjffradi...
by karlhenning
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: karl amadeus hartmann Simplicius Simplicissimus
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: karl amadeus hartmann Simplicius Simplicissimus

I was reading that in London they--see the link-- had done this work and it got a very high review-I'm not familiar with this composer-any thoughts? Regards, Len I have yet to check out this piece, Len , but I have heard all the Hartmann symphonies more than once, and he is "the most major 20th-c. ...
by karlhenning
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 537
Views: 85962

Re: Henningmusick

Olivia Kieffer has directed her doughty percussion ensemble at Reinhardt University in a couple of my pieces; and I have promised her a piece for solo percussionist and fixed media. One layer of the fixed media is, the composer reading a passage from fiction by Leo Schulte of Columbus, Ohio. So . ....