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by CharmNewton
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Welser-Most Resigns from Vienna State Opera
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Welser-Most Resigns from Vienna State Opera

Welser-Most was scheduled to conduct Janacek's Cunning Vixen , Verdi's La Traviata and Rigoletto , Richard Strauss' Joseph's Legend and Elektra and Hindemith's Cardillac . His first appearance was to be in November. Does this sound like the schedule of the Music Director? Simon Rattle will be conduc...
by CharmNewton
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Frans Brüggen rest in peace
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: Frans Brüggen rest in peace

A wonderful musician. RIP.

John
by CharmNewton
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin song cycle
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin song cycle

Rudolf Schock made a lovely recording of Die schöne Müllerin in the mid 1950s with Gerald Moore. I haven't seen an EMI issue of this cycle on CD, but the enterprising people at Gala have made a fine transfer and included it in a 4 CD collection. Mr. Schock sings the cycle intimately and the sweetnes...
by CharmNewton
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2367487

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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This LP (a recent arrival) is a recital of songs by Mozart, Schumann, Wolf and Debussy. As far as I can determine, the Debussy songs have never been transferred to CD and that may be true for some of the others as well.

John
by CharmNewton
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Reiner Strauss collection on Sony/BMG
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

New Reiner Strauss collection on Sony/BMG

Now that Sony/BMG have issued the Reiner/CSO collection, they have put together another of recordings of Richard Strauss. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kqEsZKi8L._AA160_.jpg The new box includes Reiner's Pittsburgh Strauss recordings and 1956 recordings of Death and Transfiguration and Til...
by CharmNewton
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New "Icon" sets
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: New "Icon" sets

Any idea of what will be included in the Starker set that wasn't included in the French EMI Introuvables set?

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KUSC-FM in Los Angeles in Trouble
Replies: 35
Views: 6785

Re: KUSC-FM in Los Angeles in Trouble

I don't see how any music oriented radio station survives in the era of Spotify. I agree with you. I hadn't heard of Spotify until it was mentioned on a business show and decided to check it out. I was able to hear some new releases in their entirety. One question with Spotify and other services is...
by CharmNewton
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Comparing Goldbergs
Replies: 63
Views: 5745

Re: Comparing Goldbergs

I have liked Gould's second recording since it first appeared for its beauty of sound and cleanly articulated playing. At times it is very moving, especially the return of the aria. The earlier recording for me has moments that sound out of control and (occasionally) smeared. I don't know if Gould w...
by CharmNewton
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KUSC-FM in Los Angeles in Trouble
Replies: 35
Views: 6785

Re: KUSC-FM in Los Angeles in Trouble

I doubt that they are attracting any larger audience, particularly in Los Angeles. Remember that Los Angeles has had an extremely strong new music tradition since the days when both Stravinsky and Schoenberg lived there (all right, to be picky, Stravinsky actually lived in Beverly Hills). There is ...
by CharmNewton
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Solti - The Ring Cycle - Deluxe Limited Edition + more Ring
Replies: 54
Views: 5754

Re: Solti - The Ring Cycle - Deluxe Limited Edition + more R

What do members think of the Janowski Ring on BMG/Sony? With the Dresden Staatskapelle I would expect the orchestral contribution to be fabulous but what do those who have heard it think of the singing and conducting?

John
by CharmNewton
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In December
Replies: 13
Views: 7152

Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

The Living Stereo Vol. 2 follows the Original Jackets format and also provides the original LP issue numbers. I thought this might be an opportunity to issue some items that hadn't appeared on CD (like Daniel Shafran's recording of the Schubert "Arpeggione" sonata) but it doesn't look that way as th...
by CharmNewton
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Monteux plays Sibelius score WITH ALTERED ENDING!
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Monteux plays Sibelius score WITH ALTERED ENDING!

Perhaps the ending was revised to ensure the work (or the program) didn't run over its allotted time. Never. No conductor of any reputation would do any such thing for that reason. If there was a timing problem, a different piece would have been selected. Isn't there a saying about "never saying ne...
by CharmNewton
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Monteux plays Sibelius score WITH ALTERED ENDING!
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Monteux plays Sibelius score WITH ALTERED ENDING!

Perhaps the ending was revised to ensure the work (or the program) didn't run over its allotted time.

John
by CharmNewton
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels Discuss New Horowitz Release
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels Discuss New Horowitz Rele

For example, there seems to be no tape of one his 1945 recitals, a concert at which he played the Prokofiev Eighth Sonata, a work he did not record on any other occasion. In 1945, a recital would have been recorded on some form of disc rather than tape, as the latter medium hadn't made its way to t...
by CharmNewton
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 488098

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Splurged on the Mengelberg The Concertgebouw Recordings [Decca - 15 cds]. It seems very much like an interesting set to explore..... These are all live recordings from the late '30s, aren't they? I didn't know there was a complete Beethoven symphony cycle from Mengelberg. The Mahler and Strauss ref...
by CharmNewton
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Spotify; figures, facts, confession and a question...
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

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

I have used the web player on the Spotify web site, but I am considering a subscription. Like many here I have more CDs (and other formats) than space. Being a great admirer of Anneliese Rothenberger, I was happy to get the chance to listen to her recording of Berg's Lulu complete. The music still d...
by CharmNewton
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax

I stand corrected on the importance of the Federal excise tax on liquor to overall revenue. I suspect tobacco played a part as well. I'll have to get a copy of Oreck's book. Looking at the relationship between the temperance movement and the passage of the Revenue Act of 1913, it's hard to see a con...
by CharmNewton
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax

The Revenue Act of 1913 was signed into law 100 years ago today by Woodrow Wilson (D). The act had the additional purpose of updating tariff rates (reducing a great many), which up until the imposition of an income tax on individuals had been the main source of revenue for the Federal Government. I...
by CharmNewton
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Happy 100th Birthday to the Federal Income Tax

The Revenue Act of 1913 was signed into law 100 years ago today by Woodrow Wilson (D). The act had the additional purpose of updating tariff rates (reducing a great many), which up until the imposition of an income tax on individuals had been the main source of revenue for the Federal Government. Pe...
by CharmNewton
Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New EMI Icon sets
Replies: 13
Views: 2314

Re: New EMI Icon sets

The Malcuzynski set interests me as well.

I've seen photos of these with the Warner Classics logo, not EMI. I find it a bit disconcerting. I hope the EMI brand isn't disappearing.

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Gary Graffman Edition has arrived!
Replies: 14
Views: 2419

Re: The Gary Graffman Edition has arrived!

Sony has been issuing CDs as Original Jacket replicas of LPs for many years now. The DG Originals series may have started things rolling, but they issued the CDs in jewel cases. The non-playing side looked like a mini-LP, even mimicking the look of grooves. Sony/BMG is getting very good at this sor...
by CharmNewton
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Gary Graffman Edition has arrived!
Replies: 14
Views: 2419

Re: The Gary Graffman Edition has arrived!

Can these actually be CDs from the new set, mocked up to look like analog discs with facsimiles of the original labels? It's a puzzlement. At first I thought they could not possibly be CDs until I realized that you can have a hole in the middle as it needs no spindle in order to play, and there is ...
by CharmNewton
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Noel Lee has died, age 88
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: Noel Lee has died, age 88

My LP is with a friend overseas and I haven't heard it in along time but am listening to some of it on Youtube. None of the schmaltzy, dripping with saccharine, style of playing for Lee. These were composed in the classical period and nearly all recordings are too slow and overuse rubato. Lee recog...
by CharmNewton
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, who's going for the REINER EDITION?
Replies: 33
Views: 4497

Re: So, who's going for the REINER EDITION?

Here are some things in the set you might not have... Beethoven 3, 6, 8, & 9 Reiner didn't make a commercial recording of Beethoven's 8th in Chicago (I would be nice if one was in the can), as RCA had recorded it in Boston with Munch (originally coupled with Beethoven's 9th--there's a rare shaded d...
by CharmNewton
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Noel Lee has died, age 88
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: Noel Lee has died, age 88

Holden Fourth wrote:Thank you John. I don't have a turntable any more and relied on my questionable memory. Didn't Nonesuch get taken over by Warner?
Nonesuch was a subsidiary label of Elektra. Warner acquired Elektra and it became part of the WEA group in the 1970s carrying Nonesuch with it.

John
by CharmNewton
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Sony 10 CD boxed set "Rite of Spring"
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: The Sony 10 CD boxed set "Rite of Spring"

As for Szell, I don't know that he would have conducted the 10th anyway, or if he ever did. He made an early stereo recording of the two movements completed by Mahler (Epic LC-3568/BC-1024 coupled with Walton's Partita for Orchestra ). It was also used to fill out his concert recording of Mahler's ...
by CharmNewton
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Noel Lee has died, age 88
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: Noel Lee has died, age 88

I believe you are correct. The Field incomplete Nocturnes on Turnabout was never reissued. I'm glad I kept my LP, as I have retained EVERY LP I own (how ridiculous in that much is replicated on CD). Noel Lee was accomplished American pianist who seemed to do better in Europe than in the USA in term...
by CharmNewton
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, who's going for the REINER EDITION?
Replies: 33
Views: 4497

Re: So, who's going for the REINER EDITION?

I believe this set only contains the CSO recordings and his last recording made in New York (which fills out the disc with Haydn Symphony No. 88 and which was originally coupled on LP with Das Lied von der Erde ). Some of the titles will be re-mastered (such as Beethoven's 9th). Beethoven's Pastoral...
by CharmNewton
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amar Bose RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Amar Bose RIP

The Bose 901 is still available, now in Series VI. Along with the Klipschhorn, it is one of the longest running lines of audio components to remain continuously available. I first heard the 901s back in 1969 and loved their sound, but they were far out of my reach. Today, they sell for around $1,500...
by CharmNewton
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein's new reissue of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"
Replies: 14
Views: 2100

Re: Bernstein's new reissue of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring"

I found an early pressing of this recording, still new, in the late 1970s or early 1980s. I didn't think much of the sound and don't remember much about the performance, and since I no longer have it I can't add anything new. But the one thing I do recall about the recording was the gimmicky, ping-p...
by CharmNewton
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl LPs make a comeback
Replies: 24
Views: 3847

Re: Vinyl LPs make a comeback

Thanks again--many thanks. This is not from the recording, but it is Chapuis performing Bach's most improbable and greatest organ fugue, and on one of the world's great organs. (Who else in his right mind would compose a fugue on such a subject?). In the Telefunken series, Chapuis was still enamore...
by CharmNewton
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl LPs make a comeback
Replies: 24
Views: 3847

Re: Vinyl LPs make a comeback

My contribution to this thread: http://www.discogs.com/Bach-Daniel-Chorzempa-Organ-Works/release/3553118 Yes, I still have it. It is the best performance of the Passacaglia I have ever heard, and I would keep a turntable around just to be able to hear it again. There are a number of copies of this ...
by CharmNewton
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl LPs make a comeback
Replies: 24
Views: 3847

Re: Vinyl LPs make a comeback

My contribution to this thread: http://www.discogs.com/Bach-Daniel-Chorzempa-Organ-Works/release/3553118 Yes, I still have it. It is the best performance of the Passacaglia I have ever heard, and I would keep a turntable around just to be able to hear it again. There are a number of copies of this ...
by CharmNewton
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The big five American orchestras
Replies: 30
Views: 2211

Re: The big five American orchestras

If British and European Orchestra's can do so well with their own labels then why can't the many Great American Orchestras do the same... Chicago has put out quite a number of fine recordings on its Resound label - Haitink, Boulez, Muti the BSO released a couple, IIRC, anmd I think NYPO has as well...
by CharmNewton
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some new big-box sets to watch for ...
Replies: 23
Views: 4987

Re: Some new big-box sets to watch for ...

Regarding the Janis box, reviewers on Amazon.com note that three recordings previously issued are missing from this collection. Listed below are the contents (as described from Sony Classical, Germany) that are supposed to be in the box: CD 1: Beethoven - Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "Tem...
by CharmNewton
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Some brief thoughts on the election...
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Some brief thoughts on the election...

Anyone that votes for someone who has conducted himself in as brazenly a fraudulent manner as Obama has during his presidency deserves every last bit of what they get if he is re-elected. I have absolutely nothing more to say on the matter. The fraud in this election is not the President but Mitt R...
by CharmNewton
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2367487

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Barenboim This is from Barenboim's early Bruckner cycle in Chicago. The Eighth was one of the last of the symphonies to be recorded (December, 1980) and is in digital sound, It uses the Haas Edition of the score. To me, the CD improves on the dryis...
by CharmNewton
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2367487

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2BkuRU4EiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg This is a fine concert of gems from Scriabin, Schumann, Ravel and Liszt, including encores, presented complete on two discs. HIghly recommended! It seems Volodos is one of the most under-the-radar pianists in recorded history. Hi...
by CharmNewton
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New DVD Of Humperdinck's Konigskinder !
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: New DVD Of Humperdinck's Konigskinder !

This is all I could find: Met-Konigskinder Check out the cast below! :shock: :D :D :D :D Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 28 December 1910 (Conductor: Alfred Hertz) Goose-Girl (Gänsemagd) soprano Geraldine Farrar Witch (Hexe) contralto Louise Homer King's son (Köningssohn) tenor Herman Jadlowker Fidd...
by CharmNewton
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New DVD Of Humperdinck's Konigskinder !
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: New DVD Of Humperdinck's Konigskinder !

John, I rarely go by reviews if it is a work that is not performed regularly. I love 'Hansel und Gretel' and I have heard 'Konigskinder' on CD. This may be the only time I will ever see this underrated opera, so I will take my chances and hope for the best visually. 8) Regards, Mel 8) I hope you en...
by CharmNewton
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New DVD Of Humperdinck's Konigskinder !
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: New DVD Of Humperdinck's Konigskinder !

stenka razin wrote:Thank you, John. I really appreciate your research, my friend. 8)


Regards,
Mel 8)
Are you still planning on ordering it?

John
by CharmNewton
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Helene Grimaud plays Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D Minor
Replies: 26
Views: 3484

Re: Helene Grimaud plays Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D Minor

Well, I didn't stop breathing, but I did come to tears as the camera showed the faces of young people responding with life-changing awe to that kind of performance. At the risk of breaking the spell, there is a theory that Bach's most famous organ work, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, is in fact ...
by CharmNewton
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What Is There To Admire About Xenakis?
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

Re: What Is There To Admire About Xenakis?

Many years ago I attended a lecture given by David Burge where he played (and carefully drew out on the large lecture hall blackboard) a piece by Xenakis, which if I recall correctly allowed the performer to pick and choose what and when he wished to perform from separate passages of music, each sev...
by CharmNewton
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 488098

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Have been exploring the these two sets from Italian DG: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/316N%2BrhTAEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg and http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51i-hGOXp-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg Volume 1 (8 CDs) can be generally had from several U.S. sources, and may be of more interest to some a...
by CharmNewton
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz playing Mozart
Replies: 43
Views: 4852

Re: Horowitz playing Mozart

I once owned an equally improbable recording of that concerto by Artur Rubinstein with Rudolf Serkin conducting (RCA Red Label as I recall), and it was wonderful. I'd love to know what happened in the studio for that one, since Rubinstein occasionally let a performance with a mistake make the press...
by CharmNewton
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pop artist Beck releasing new "album" as sheet music only
Replies: 55
Views: 2336

Re: Pop artist Beck releasing new "album" as sheet music onl

Film and Show Music can be often found in the Classical section, so, for that reason Hamlish would fit within my reading of the CMG Guidelines, also, Hamlish played the Music of Scott Joplin for The Sting, Joplin is considered to be a Classical Composer by all the Record Companies and CD Stores, Th...
by CharmNewton
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleaning vinyl with wood glue
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Cleaning vinyl with wood glue

There are all kinds of methods for cleaning LPs and 78s, some of them pretty strange, but this do beat all. Not on my records, thank you - I have other methods that work well enough for me. (He sure let a lot of dust pile up on that LP before finally getting around to cleaning it. That shouldn't ha...
by CharmNewton
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Favorite Top 10 Voices Of All Time.............
Replies: 54
Views: 2777

Re: Your Favorite Top 10 Voices Of All Time.............

Jussi Bjorling
Kathleen Battle
Maria Callas
Anneliese Rothenberger
Nicolai Gedda
Fritz Wunderlich
Boris Christoff
Enrico Caruso
Lucia Popp

On the popular side:

(early) Joni Mitchell
Alison Krauss

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleaning vinyl with wood glue
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Cleaning vinyl with wood glue

Searching out information on magnetic tape recording led to a YouTube search for video of or about Jack Mullin which led to this video on cleaning vinyl: _gyvipBs6Vs&feature=related Looks like it requires some care, but the before and after shows marked improvement. Anyone here have experience with ...
by CharmNewton
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's last three sonatas
Replies: 26
Views: 3012

Re: Beethoven's last three sonatas

I have spent many recent hours listening to many versions of the Opus 109, 100 & 111 by a wide assortment of great pianists, trying to determine if any one stands out as the most special, the most definite and the most musically satisfying. This was a labour of love and to come to a definitive conc...