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by RebLem
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Sunday, December 17, 2017, I listened to the following:   Beethoven: Piano Concerto 1 in C Major, Op. 15 (36'17) |Piano Concerto 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (36'33)--Russell Sherman, piano, Vaclav Neumann, cond., Czech Philharmonic. Recorded 1984 at Rudolphinum, Prague, Czech Republic. Originally issu...
by RebLem
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

You have to take into account that I'm a Yank and don't speak English properly. :D Otherwise, I enjoy the rest of your work. :lol: But seriously, Americans use English differently at times. Just as one example; we watch "Cops" and on that reality program the police always ask, " where's he live a t...
by RebLem
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Memoriam
Replies: 0
Views: 16

In Memoriam

​In Memoriam: My father, Jesse Eugene Baker, died in March, 2000. He would have been 98 years old today, December 17, 2017, if he had lived. R.I.P.
by RebLem
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​On Saturday, December 16, 2017, I listened to the following-- Prokofiev: War and Peace, an opera in 13 scenes, Op. 91. Libretto by Prokofiev and Mira Mendelson after the novel by Leon Tolstoy--Valery Gergiev, cond. Kirov Opera and Mariinsky Theater Orch. CDs 12-14 of a 14 CD DECCA set of 6 Prokofie...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, December 14, 2017, I listened to the following--   Buxtehude (1637-1707): Eight sacred cantatas, arias, and miscelllaneous pieces (73'17)Ton Koopman, cond., Amsterdam Baroque Orch & Choir. Vocal works 3, CD 2. 4th CD from the last of this 29 CD set, the way I have reordered them. Challe...
by RebLem
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Sunday, December 10, 2017 I listened to the following--   Franz Lachner (1803-90): Nonet in F Major for flute, oboe, clarinet, harn, basoon, violin, viola, cello, & double bass (1875) (35'50) |Octet in B Flat Major, Op. 156 for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons, & double bass (1850)...
by RebLem
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Saturday, December 9, 2017, I listened to the following:   Scriabin: Poeme satanique, Op. 36 (1903) (5'44) |4 Preludes, Op. 37 (1903) (6'33) |Valse, Op. 38 (1903) (5'35) |4 Preludes, Op. 39 (1904) (4'57) |2 Mazurkas, Op. 40 (1903) (4'07) |Poeme, Op. 41 (1903) (5'01) |8 Etudes, Op. 42 (1903) (14...
by RebLem
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reputations Risen From Oblivion
Replies: 53
Views: 2433

Re: Reputations Risen From Oblivion

​ First of all, you should look into Norbert Burgmuller (1810-1836) whose early death at age 26 was, according to Robert Schumann, the second greatest tragedy to befall Germanic music during his lifetime, after only the early death of Franz Schubert. Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927) was a Swedish comp...
by RebLem
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody heard or seen "Chalkie" lately?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Anybody heard or seen "Chalkie" lately?

I can confirm that Chalkie continues to post on FB. He is among my friends there, and he has done more than one post already today, Saturday, December 9, of photographs of other works of art from museums.
by RebLem
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

The soprano Galina Gorchakova was one of the great discoveries when the Kirov Opera first came to the US. "The Fiery Angel" was part of its repertoire. The Met promptly snapped uer up, and she made her debut as Cio-Cio-San in 1995. But her career there was short, ending in 2001 when her voice faile...
by RebLem
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ On Friday, Dec 8, 2017 and into the early morning hours of Dec. 9, I listened to the following--   Buxtehude (1637-1707): Vocal Worsk 7, CD 2--9 arias, chorale settings, and sacred concerti. (70'36). Unfortunately, at about 11:40 on Track 3, it starts to skip, and washing the CD in my Discwasher d...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​On Thursday, December 7, 2017 and into the wee hours of December 8, I listened to the following: Scriabin: 9 Mazsurkas, Op.25 (1898-9) (35'03) |2 Preludes, Op. 27 (1900) (2'42) |Fantasie in B Minor, Op. 28 (1900) (9'36) |Piano Sonata 4 in F# Minor, Op. 30 (1903) (8'09) |4 Preludes, Op. 31 (1903) (4...
by RebLem
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​On Saturday, Dec 2 and into the wee hours of Dec 3, I listened to 9 CDs! And here they are-- 1) Scriabin: CD 4 in the 18 CD DECCA set of Scriabin's complete ouevre. 5 Preludes, Op. 15 (1895-6) (7'35) |5 Preludes, Op. 16 (1894-5) (9'09) |7 Preludes, Op 17 (1895-6) (9'49) |Allegro de concert in B Fla...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ Yesterday and in the wee hours today, I listened to the following--   Haydn: Symphonies 48 "Maria Theresa" (25'34), 100 "Military" (21'39), and 101 "Clock" (24'49)--Ferenc Fricsay, cond. Berlin RSO.--MONO CD 24 in 45 CD set of Ferenc Fricsay's complete orchestral recordings for DGG.   Buxtehude (1...
by RebLem
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ Here's what I listened to Wenesday, Nov 29, 2017:   1. CD 3 in an 18 CD DECCA set of the complete works of Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915). Solo piano music. Tr 1-2 Prelude and Nocturne for the left hand, Op. 9 (1894) (8'56). Tr 3-4 2 Impromptus, Op. 10 (1894) (8'01). Tr 5-28 24 Preludes, Op. 11 (1...
by RebLem
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ Here's what I have been listening to since my last listening post--   Haydn: Syms 100 "Military," and 104 "London"--hristopher Hogwood, cond. AAM. This is the last of the 32 CDs in Hogwood's partial set of the Haydn symphonies. These are wonderful, lively, committed performances, and the Military ...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

What a wonderful listening program. I'm keen to know what you think about Pollini's late Beethoven sonatas as they're quite different from the Brendel and Kovacevich which I also have. His "Hammerklavier" is quite granitic in the first and last movements, but perhaps you don't have that in your CD ...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ Here's what I have been listening to for the last few days:   1. CD 31 in the 32 CD Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music cycle of some of Haydn's symphonies. This one has two of the London Symphonies, 94 "Surprise," and 96 "Miracle."   2. Johann von Herbeck (1831-1877): Great Mass in E Mi...
by RebLem
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​No, Len, you didn't offend me. Its just that I am not quite sure what caused the nosebleeds. But, since, I have been doing some listening, and here is my little report on what I have been listening to lately. I have eight stacks of CDs on top of a cabinet. New ones I haven't listened to yet. So, th...
by RebLem
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

I​ have been suffering from frequent nosebleeds--at least once a day, sometimes twice, even thrice a day for ten days or so before last Friday. Finally, on Friday, it just got too bad, so I called 911 and got an ambulance which took me to Presbyterian Hospital, which is the best hospital in Albuquer...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Brings Together Opera and the Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Brings Together Opera and the Movies

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has been doing a series on film music, with the music tracks deleted from the films, and with the accompaniement provided by the CSO. I think some other orchestras are doing the same thing. I had a friend a long time ago who was a violinist in the CSO. He made the comm...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

Lately I've been listening to some things borrowed from my local library on interloan . You can reserve anything from any of the Westchester country libraries , books, magazines, CDs and DVDs on line at your local library website within the country , and it comes to your library within about a week...
by RebLem
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​ Today, Monday, Nov. 6, I listened to the following: 1. CD 27 in the 32 CD box of Christopher Hogwood's partial set of Haydn Symphonies. Hear #s 67 & 68. 2. CD 7 of 8 in the Maurizio Pollini set of th Beethoven piano sonatas: #s 27, 28, and 29, the Hammerklavier. 3. Two short, one act operas by neg...
by RebLem
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: What I listened to today

​Today, Sunday, I listed to a lot of CDs. 1) Haydn Symphonies 61, 66, & 69 from the Hogwood collection, 2) CD 6 of 8 in the Maurizio Pollini set of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas, beginning with the Waldstein, 3) A Simon Rattle CD with the City of Birmingham Symphony & Chorus featuring three choral wor...
by RebLem
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

What I listened to today

​Spent most of the afternoon and evening today (Saturday the 4th) listening to classical music--a CD of Haydn symphonies from the Christopher Hogwood set, a 2 CD set of Britten's opera GLORIANA, a Ferenc Fricsay recording of the Dvorak New World Symphony and two excerpts from Smetana's Ma Vlast, a C...
by RebLem
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Reformation
Replies: 43
Views: 1473

Re: The Reformation

So, what date would they like? Luther's dob, the date of his posting of the 99 Theses, the date of his excommunication from the Catholic Church in 1522 by the Diet of Worms, the date of his marriage to Catherine, with which he violated his previous vow of chastity, or perhaps the date in the 1540's ...
by RebLem
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World Series Games 7
Replies: 21
Views: 693

Re: World Series Games 7

I'm glad Houston won. They have never won before, and Houston has had a run of bad luck lately, and the folk there really need a win.
by RebLem
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 75th Birthday, Robert Baker!
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Happy 75th Birthday, Robert Baker!

Thank you for wishing me well. I have two small bags of coffee on hand at present. One is oftrditional New Mexico pinon coffee, and the other is a Starbucks Single Origin bag of coffee from East Timor. The East Timorese have gone through a great deal of suffering in recent years, and I wanted to sup...
by RebLem
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The crisis is upon us
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: The crisis is upon us

I think N Korea can be managed because Kim Jong Un really has no territorial ambitions. He just wants to stay securely as dictator of N Korea. He thinks he needs a nuclear deterrent to guarantee that, and when you consider what happened to Gadaffi when he finally gave up his nuclear ambitions, who c...
by RebLem
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 75th Birthday, Robert Baker!
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Happy 75th Birthday, Robert Baker!

Thank you both for your birthday wishes here and on Facebook, where I already have 47 well-wishers as of noon today. My cup runneth over. TY all.
by RebLem
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Professor" Irwin Corey died at 102 Feb 7, 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 406

"Professor" Irwin Corey died at 102 Feb 7, 2017

​ Here's a February 7, 2017 obit which I missed at the time. "Professor" Irwin Cory dies at 102. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/arts/irwin-corey-comedian-and-foremost-authority-dies-at-102.html?smid=fb-share ​ Corey was one of the stars in a brief series called DOC which lasted only a little mor...
by RebLem
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The crisis is upon us
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: The crisis is upon us

Most people here, barney, think N Korea will be managed. I am far more worried about something else: the need to raise the debt ceiling. Republicons don't like to do that, but most of them in Congress know it needs to be done. Its not a certainty that DJT has figured that out. Many here feel he does...
by RebLem
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Doubly Glorious Heavenly Birthday
Replies: 18
Views: 1358

Re: A Doubly Glorious Heavenly Birthday

Bach was heavily influenced by Dietrich Buxtehude. From Wikipedia: ​In 1705, J.S. Bach, then a young man of twenty, walked from Arnstadt to Lübeck, a distance of more than 400 kilometres (250 mi), and stayed nearly three months to hear the Abendmusik, meet the pre-eminent Lübeck organist, hear him p...
by RebLem
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Governor!
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: My Governor!

Oh, that poor horse! He ought to be arrested for animal cruelty.
by RebLem
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Andre Cluytens Box
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: Andre Cluytens Box

The Oistrakh/Cluytens LP of the Beethoven Violin Concerto was my first recording of that work. Its the one I learned the concerto from. Its still a very good performance, but no longer my favorite. That would be the Grumiaux/Galleira recording. My number one favorite recording, though, was his recor...
by RebLem
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klaus Tennstedt
Replies: 43
Views: 3595

Re: Klaus Tennstedt

Thanks for this!! I've passed it on to my friend who is a trombonist as I'm sure he'll also be interested in the symphony for concert band!! Last week we had at our music appreciation group a fellow who is a conductor/musician (and Major) in the Australian Army Band; I was amazed at the sophisticat...
by RebLem
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Computer help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: Computer help needed

One reason you might have that problem is if you've tried to login repeatedly with a mistaken password. This protects you from hackers who try to access your account with various possible passwords, a form of identity theft. I suggest that the next time you login successfully, you save the user ID ...
by RebLem
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: If You Had Your Choice Of Super Powers, ...

Not a worthy choice. By the 23rd century when Star Trek is set everybody will have an implanted universal translator which enables them to speak and understand all languages. 😉 The officer with a Russian name once mentioned an old lady from LENINGRAD. What is Leningrad? . Yes, and all the displays ...
by RebLem
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klaus Tennstedt
Replies: 43
Views: 3595

Re: Klaus Tennstedt

To Tennstedt's credit, tho - he did a marvelous Bruckner #7 with Chicago - [archival set - CSO in 20th Century] really first rate, one of the greatest I've ever heard....really impassioned - great surges of sound, and powerful long lines - the great Adagio is the finest I've ever heard, with a shat...
by RebLem
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: I Don't Remember If I Asked This Before:

Copland developed dementia in his later years. He described the decision to stop composing as "it was like a spigot had been turned off". He was increasingly in demand as a conductor of his own works, and that's what occupied him in the later years. I have a hypothesis about this. I think Copland r...
by RebLem
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I bought/ordered/got in the mail today
Replies: 156
Views: 28894

Re: What I bought/ordered/got in the mail today

Arrived today, Monday, February 6, 2017: 1) Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9--Christopher Hogwood, cond ASMF.(5 CDs) 2) Prokofiev: Symphonies 1-7--Gennady Roshdestvensky, Moscow RSO. (3 CDs) 3) Shostakovich: Piano Concerti 1 & 2; Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57-- London Phil (Pcs), Vladimir Jurowski, cond...
by RebLem
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norrigton's Beethoven
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Norrigton's Beethoven

I just finished listening to a relatively new cycle of the Beethoven Symphonies recorded live in concert in 2002 by the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, its music director. It has been issued on the hanssler label. I found most of the performances disappoi...
by RebLem
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The electoral college vote
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: The electoral college vote

Michael Moore says that about 90,000 Michiganders (he is from Flint, Mich) voted DEM in the down-ballot races, but left the presidency blank on their ballots. I think Hillary has always been a poor politician. She is a dedicated public servant--she did good work as Sec of State, in the Senate, and a...
by RebLem
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What recordings would you LIKE to see happen in 2017?
Replies: 28
Views: 2179

Re: What recordings would you LIKE to see happen in 2017?

So, of the world's most famous historical artists, is there any soloist, singer, or conductor you believe may NOT have had good reissue success? Immediately, now, having survived going forward into 2017, I think of Serge Koussevitzky and a release of all his recordings made for RCA Victor. Probably...
by RebLem
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A very Happy New Year, CMGers!
Replies: 16
Views: 1289

Re: A very Happy New Year, CMGers!

Yes, a new year is upon us. I can't complain too much about 2016, but it is hopeful we are going to have a peaceful, happy and very musical year for all of us in 2017. Thank you for being a part of CMG and hope that we can add to our people list at CMG. We all need to keep our favourite music alive...
by RebLem
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What recordings would you LIKE to see happen in 2017?
Replies: 28
Views: 2179

Re: What recordings would you LIKE to see happen in 2017?

Back in the Seventies, after George Szell's death, Pierre Boulez was musical advisor and principal conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, though never Musical Director. During that period, he did a complete Schubert symphony cycle which got rave reviews. The tapes are still around. I would like to ha...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The electoral college vote
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: The electoral college vote

Counties don't count, as of course you know. The population of Los Angeles County is 10,170,292; that of Loving, King, and Kenedy Counties, Texas, is a grand total of 801. And your Democratic friend's anecdote merely shows how irrational voters can be - which after last November, we already know an...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 8 Hottest American Dining Trends of 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: 8 Hottest American Dining Trends of 2016

Around Albuquerque, the food trends over the last decade has been toward more Asian food other than Chinese. Lots of Indian, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese places. Barbecue is always big here, and the Korean restaurants, especially, have added some twists to it. I saw Carla Hall on THE CHEW a couple o...
by RebLem
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The electoral college vote
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: The electoral college vote

I heard a startling statistic the other day. Although she won more votes than Donnie Little Hands, Hillary Clinton won only 16% of the counties in the US. Not what anyone would call a broad base of support. Let me tell you a true story from my college days in rural Missouri in the 1960's. One of my ...
by RebLem
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What's up with Donnie Drumpf?
Replies: 0
Views: 430

What's up with Donnie Drumpf?

WHY IS TRUMP DOING THIS (i.e., blowing up the Republicon Party)? Donnie Drumpf was one of the original birthers. He challenged BHO to provide his original birth certificate. Finally, Obama got tired of it and published his original birth certificate--in the week before the 20011 White House Correspo...