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by otterhouse
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Petrenko (Kirill) gets the nod to head BPO
Replies: 25
Views: 9969

Re: Petrenko (Kirill) gets the nod to head BPO

In 2018, that is... Seen the press conference live, yesterday. Tried to find some recordings by Krill, what was difficult, as Vasily Petrenko recorded more. No relation, as I understood. Collected the recordings here http://classicalspotify.blogspot.nl/2015/06/kirill-petrenko-spotify-new-berliner.ht...
by otterhouse
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Alternative Passion; Passion Oratorio (1847) by C. Loewe
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

The Alternative Passion; Passion Oratorio (1847) by C. Loewe

This is a surprisingly fine 1847 Passion Oratorio by a composer, primarily known as a “lieder” man; Carl Loewe. “Das Suhnopfer des neuen Bundes" (The Expiatory Sacrifice of the New Covenant ) Curious what you think of it: http://classicalspotify.blogspot.nl/2015/04/carl-loewe-passion-oratorio-das.ht...
by otterhouse
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remember Collins Classics?
Replies: 8
Views: 3134

Remember Collins Classics?

Remember Collins Classics? I've wrote a small article about Collins Classics and a playlist of some favorite recordings: http://classicalspotify.blogspot.nl/2015/01/collins-classics-on-spotify.html I can still remember that a Dutch warehouse had these records for 10 guilders each (full price was 52 ...
by otterhouse
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christian Blackshaw Mozart cycle on Wigmore Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 1493

Christian Blackshaw Mozart cycle on Wigmore Hall

Hello all, On Twitter, I heard someone say good things about Christian Blackshaw's Mozart cycle on Wigmore hall. Sampled them, and... hm... maybe the first sonata is a nice performance, but kv 570, 311, all a bit "too" much performer and too little of Mozart... I've put the CD's on: http://classical...
by otterhouse
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 3680

Re: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)

I don't know if it works, but can you open this track?

http://open.spotify.com/track/4iMoJE5WyOM3U5t8tTEpXA

Aria from the new year's cantata. It contains some harmonic surprises...

Rolf
by otterhouse
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vienna New Year concert... 1952. Clemens Krauss
Replies: 0
Views: 1463

Vienna New Year concert... 1952. Clemens Krauss

Vienna New Years concert *Old Skool Style*
Reconstruction of the original 1952 vinyl on Spotify.
Hope you like this festive opening of 2015…!

http://classicalspotify.blogspot.nl/201 ... 52-on.html
by otterhouse
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 3680

Re: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)

The new year cantata (how apt now :-) ) contains some harmonic surprises...

Rolf
by otterhouse
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 3680

Re: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)

Really? Just listen to the new years cantata, it has some striking music!

R.
by otterhouse
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 3680

Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)

Hé, thanks for the hint to Graupner's Christmas Oratorio. Not a "real" work, but a (very!) fine selection of Cantata's from the guy who should have gotten Bach's position as Thomascantor... http://classicalspotify.blogspot.nl/2014/12/christof-graupner-ein.html The cd itself is not on Spotify, but it...
by otterhouse
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Baroque Christmas Playlist... !
Replies: 14
Views: 4293

Re: Baroque Christmas Playlist... !

Thanks for the links.
Curious about the Graupner cd!!
R.
by otterhouse
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Baroque Christmas Playlist... !
Replies: 14
Views: 4293

Baroque Christmas Playlist... !

Hello all,

Made a "this is the penultima baroque christmas playlist" (at least, for me ;-) on Spotify.
Hope you like the performances I picked :-)

http://classicalspotify.blogspot.nl/201 ... sical.html

Greetings! Rolf, Netherlands
by otterhouse
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Johanna Martzy: Complete EMI & DGG (13 CDs) one box!
Replies: 1
Views: 1925

Re: Johanna Martzy: Complete EMI & DGG (13 CDs) one box!

Awesome! Hope it will be on Spotify also.
The original LP's are... ahm... a bit expensive... :-)

Rolf
by otterhouse
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Forgotten CD's
Replies: 12
Views: 3547

Forgotten CD's

There have been *so* many CD's been produced the last decades, that some are bound to be forgotten a bit. Unjustifiably! What are the CD's that deserve to be put out of the shelf's (of played on spotify) again? My choice; The Shanghai Quartet and the Chung trio recordings --> http://classicalspotify...
by otterhouse
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Groovy Goofy French 19th century composer -> Theodore Gouvy
Replies: 4
Views: 3257

Groovy Goofy French 19th century composer -> Theodore Gouvy

Hi all, Recently got aquainted with the music of Théodor Gouvy (1819-1891). Admired bij Berlioz and Joseph Joachim, almost forgotten now. His music resembles Gottschalk sometimes! Curious wat you think of this music. http://classicalspotify.blogspot.nl/2013/11/groovy-goovy-gouvy.html Greetings, Rolf
by otterhouse
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Spotify; figures, facts, confession and a question...
Replies: 19
Views: 7794

Re: Spotify; figures, facts, confession and a question...

Thanks, looks like it's paid per track and that some companies block the large tracks for that reason...!
Still finding new things on spotify also obscure labels and artists I lost track of...

Rolf
http://classical-lp.blogspot.nl
by otterhouse
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Spotify; figures, facts, confession and a question...
Replies: 19
Views: 7794

Spotify; figures, facts, confession and a question...

(posted this on the Gramophone forum, but no answers yet, so try it here!) Starting with a confession and a question; As I hardly buy any CD's anymore, it has been more than two years since I last bought a Gramophone magazine... Think it was june 2011, and although I peeked once and a while on this ...
by otterhouse
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"
Replies: 48
Views: 12430

Re: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"

One of the nicest "alternative" classical (and Jazz/world) stations is the Concertzender
Here is a promo video with English subs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOLf51SnaVo

http://www.concertzender.nl/?language=en

Discover!

Rolf
by otterhouse
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yeah! Finally a Johann Nepomuk Hummel opera on CD "Mathilde"
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Yeah! Finally a Johann Nepomuk Hummel opera on CD "Mathilde"

Hello all, Before I tell about the opera, first a general remark about classical CD prices. Nobody, not even in the shop in Rotterdam where I bought this CD, could explain me why there are such enormous differences in the price you have to pay for a CD. I understand that "appearance" and notes can g...
by otterhouse
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concertgebouworchestra does it again...
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: Concertgebouworchestra does it again...

I wonder if you will ever have to pay for a youtube subscription...

Rolf
by otterhouse
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concertgebouworchestra does it again...
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Concertgebouworchestra does it again...

Curious what record/internet entrepreneurs think of this new development. The Concertgebouworchestra (and the AVRO broadcast organisation) throw complete live performances on youtube. Not the small files, but complete performances in HD... Well... enjoy it! First, 36 min worth of Lohengrin, conducte...
by otterhouse
Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Watch Yuja Wang with RCO - 3 Oct 2010 - Prokofiev PC 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Watch Yuja Wang with RCO - 3 Oct 2010 - Prokofiev PC 3

It's now also on youtube, in, mind you, HD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfGBmbNbMw&fmt=22

Check that channel for more awesome concerts!

Rolf
by otterhouse
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exit Dutch arts...
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Exit Dutch arts...

Hello all, Last week's performance of the Dutch Radio Philharmonic is now (complete with no cut's!) on youtube in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvuitFzDxDg&fmt=22 October 3rd, 2010 Live from the Concertgebouw Amsterdam As many other orchestra's in the Netherlands, this orchestra and the complet...
by otterhouse
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Youtube limit now 15 in stead of 11 minutes :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2525

Re: Youtube limit now 15 in stead of 11 minutes :)

Just found out it was recorded in 1959...

Rolf
by otterhouse
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Youtube limit now 15 in stead of 11 minutes :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2525

Youtube limit now 15 in stead of 11 minutes :)

Hello all, Yes! Youtube changed it's upload limit to 15 minutes. That means larger (concerto!) movements can be uploaded :) I tried the new limit with a 45 RPM of Elly Ameling on the Dutch CNR label (early 60's) I think it never appeared on CD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3hpsT5NgTE&fmt=22 Wonde...
by otterhouse
Sat May 08, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Herreweghe conducts Stravinsky
Replies: 14
Views: 3689

Re: Herreweghe conducts Stravinsky

Well folks, old news... :) Because this is a video of the 2008 festival of OLD music in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where an "authentic" orchestra played Stravinski's sacre: http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/avro/klassiek/video/webcast/concerten/fomu/080829_kolnerakademie_utrecht_deel2.wmv Interes...
by otterhouse
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'm On Twitter Now!
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: I'm On Twitter Now!

Send you a tweet... Greetings from:

http://twitter.com/otterhouse

Rolf

(anyone else on Twitter here?)
by otterhouse
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Saverio Mercadante
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Saverio Mercadante

[quote="THEHORN"]Mercadante was also one of the leading flutists of his day and wrote several flute concertos, which have been recorded by James Galway for R.C.A. .[/quote] Not only that, but in 1983 the last movement of his flute concerto in e was a nr 1 hit in the pop charts, and stayed there for ...
by otterhouse
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Saverio Mercadante
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Saverio Mercadante

"Orazi e Curazi" is dramatically (and in libretto) one of the strongest opera's I know. But... I can't whistle a tune from it. That's the week point of his opera's I guess. Much of the opera rara cd is uploaded on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L37k4heUvI&fmt=18 Just buy the cd-box, and re...
by otterhouse
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concertgebouw concert last Saturday, April 3
Replies: 18
Views: 2458

Re: Concertgebouw concert last Saturday, April 3

Leusink is the conductor of the Brilliant classics cycle. Nice that Buwalda gave a good performance, I am (I must admit) no fan of his singing. He has recorded for CPO (Handel) and Brilliant, but his insecure tone does not convince me. Only on a televised performance of a Willem de Fesch piece (forg...
by otterhouse
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is anybody buying classical CDs these days?
Replies: 72
Views: 11253

Re: Is anybody buying classical CDs these days?

I just found a box (moved in 2003 to Delft) of cd's I did not unpack. I think about 100. The older you get (early 40's now),
the more CD's you acquire. I love digging out these "forgotten cd's"

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/forum/recor ... gotten-cds

have not bought anything recently...

Rolf
by otterhouse
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Advice needed on Concertgebouw
Replies: 16
Views: 6269

Re: Advice needed on Concertgebouw

@slofstra I'm amazed that there are even some tickets left... The Johannes & Mattheus are tradition since 1899 in the Concertgebouw, and it's one of the events "to be seen". Even if you don't like Bach, if you know what I mean... Here is the 1939 performance in Amazing sound: http://www.youtube.com/...
by otterhouse
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mirka Pokorna
Replies: 0
Views: 846

Pianist Mirka Pokorna

Hello all, It's from 1954, and the LP is "unprocessed", so the sound is not ideal. But I never heard of this pianist and I find it remarkable performances. It's in full HD, by the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axhXyWOi7-M&fmt=37 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5SxL5ZXXK4&fmt=37 http://www.yout...
by otterhouse
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Live or Memorex?
Replies: 40
Views: 3993

Re: Live or Memorex?

Would love to see more live performances, but in my early 40's, three young children I'm in "the traffic jam of life".
So canned music is what I consume the most...

Rolf
by otterhouse
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For all Pascal quartet (quartor Pascal) fans, Haydn "fifths"
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

For all Pascal quartet (quartor Pascal) fans, Haydn "fifths"

Hi all,

As there was an earlier discussion about this quartet, I uploaded my copy of the mms lp with
Haydn quartet in d minor Hob III 76 (op. 76/2), recorded in 1949

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOEUJf_Y8yw&fmt=18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnYAJj8Rm00&fmt=18

Enjoy!

Rolf
by otterhouse
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Earl Wild died this morning [1/23/09] ... :(
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Earl Wild died this morning [1/23/09] ... :(

94 years is a blessed age, but it made me a bit sad too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8SOhPE6XsU&fmt=18

Rolf
by otterhouse
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michele Auclair, where are you?
Replies: 10
Views: 3417

Re: Michele Auclair, where are you?

In think more people wonder why there are so few Auclar recordings on the market:

http://www.popsike.com/php/quicksearch. ... ce&thumbs=

I have Mozart 4th concerto on Fontana (but no time to transfer at the moment :(

Rolf
by otterhouse
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Valentina Lisitsa, how is this possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 7759

Re: Valentina Lisitsa, how is this possible?

She had a large amount of cult followers on the now censored Dutch radio 4 forum:

http://tinyurl.com/ybxxrov

It's not always that perfect, but she has style and that "something" extra!

R.
by otterhouse
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remastering Blues
Replies: 15
Views: 2885

Re: Remastering Blues

The EMI "icons" series is a disaster, soundwise. So much is going on in restoring these records, and EMI makes it sound like a cheap remastering from the 1980's.
Shameful!


R.
by otterhouse
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Cor de Groot fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

For Cor de Groot fans

Old world Rachmaninov:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPAqjoumvAA&fmt=18

Hope you like it!

Rolf
by otterhouse
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"
Replies: 48
Views: 12430

Re: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"

[quote="ChrisX"][quote="otterhouse"]The plug is pulled out of "viertakt vroeg", and that more or less caused a riot... :evil: [/quote] What program did I hear this morning then?[/quote] ----------------------------- Vietakt vroeg will be replaced feb 1st. So enjoy it while you can! The (excellent) p...
by otterhouse
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"
Replies: 48
Views: 12430

Re: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"

The plug is pulled out of "viertakt vroeg", and that more or less caused a riot... :evil: here is an automatic translation : http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.volkskrant.nl%2Fbinnenland%2Farticle1339341.ece%2FProtest_Radio_4_loopt_ui...
by otterhouse
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"
Replies: 48
Views: 12430

Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"

Hello all, There are a lot of "troubles" going on with the Dutch Radio 4. Programming is popularized and there have been a lot of protests on the radio 4 forum. The forum was therefore... deleted. But it raises the question, why do you listen to (classical) radio? There are enough CD's around with a...
by otterhouse
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who Remembers Concert Hall lps?
Replies: 20
Views: 8569

Re: Who Remembers Concert Hall lps?

Here is a list of MMS records on my youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f

Only this one is missing on the list:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXR5c3EF2O8&fmt=18

Rolf
by otterhouse
Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who Remembers Concert Hall lps?
Replies: 20
Views: 8569

Re: Who Remembers Concert Hall lps?

I have written 2 articles about MMS / Concert hall artists:

http://homepages.ipact.nl/~otterhouse/mms.htm
http://homepages.ipact.nl/~otterhouse/pina_pozzi.htm

One of my "to do" things is to write a discography of all known LP's.
I have all the data, but no time to finish the work ... :(

Rolf
by otterhouse
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program, Sat. Nov. 14, 2009: Leonid Kogan, violinist
Replies: 10
Views: 3137

Re: Lance's program, Sat. Nov. 14, 2009: Leonid Kogan, violinist

Finally, I am awake at 01.22 hs am :) So for the first time I can listen live to your program!
Greetings from the Netherlands,

Rolf
by otterhouse
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert experiment...
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: Schubert experiment...

Thanks :) It's a "Barrington-Coupe'd" version of a "supermarket" cd...
But it's nice to read along with the rythmic trick Schubert shows. And you
see how "compact" it is composed. Don't know if you see any details you have
not heard before...

Greetings,

Rolf
by otterhouse
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert experiment...
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Schubert experiment...

Hello all,

As an experiment, I uploaded Schubert's Quartettsatz in c-minor on youtube with score:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMjGjavbXfI&fmt=18

It's the first time I did a complete work with score, so it's not perfect.
But I hope you like it, and can read along!

Rolf
by otterhouse
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dutch Composers
Replies: 42
Views: 12228

Re: Dutch Composers

Hello Lance, Around 1994, I did an internship at NM (later cnm) classics. Fun time! That's how I got to interview Peter Schat. In the Netherlands, he was a public figure. He participated in Provo actions in the '60's and was part of the notourious 1969 Reconstruction opera. There is an excellent (Du...
by otterhouse
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dutch Composers
Replies: 42
Views: 12228

Re: Dutch Composers

To my humble opinion, there are 3 Dutch composers, who are in the "A" category:

-Sweelinck
-Diepenbrock
-Louis Andriessen

Diepenbrock had a underestimated influence on Strauss and Mahler.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... type=&aq=f

Rolf