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by CharmNewton
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Obamacare architects discuss the ACA
Replies: 24
Views: 3235

Re: Two Obamacare architects discuss the ACA

Or maybe we can wait until the GOPers get all the illegals out of the country, and we can't buy fruits or vegetables in the supermarket anymore because all the people who harvest them have been deported. And I wonder how those rural GOPers are going to feel after their party shuts down all their po...
by CharmNewton
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Works that live or die by the orchestral soloists
Replies: 26
Views: 3212

Re: Works that live or die by the orchestral soloists

There's the extended violin solos in Strauss' Ein Heldenleben and the flute solos in Mahler's Symphony No. 10 and Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain.

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Internet regulation
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

Re: Internet regulation

You just don't get it - "it" being the topic of this thread as addressed by the President - so I won't repeat myself. However, I will answer one of your questions, and respond to your final comment. What I don't get is--what broke the Internet in the last few weeks that requires government regulati...
by CharmNewton
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Internet regulation
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

Re: Internet regulation

Simply adding raw capacity does not make that capacity equally available to content providers and to users like us. The ISPs regulate the Internet de facto, and they are intrinsically self-serving. It really is as simple as adding bandwidth, which has been the trend since the days of dial-up. ISPs ...
by CharmNewton
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Internet regulation
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

Re: Internet regulation

The solution is to expand broadband, not regulate existing ISPs. For example, I saw a news clip that Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, is looking into a venture expand Internet access via a fleet of approximately 700 small satellites. He said he'll have more to say on this in 2-3 months. The actions of the...
by CharmNewton
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Obamacare architects discuss the ACA
Replies: 24
Views: 3235

Two Obamacare architects discuss the ACA

Jonathan Gruber and Mark Pauly provide an economic perspective to the ACA. Clips from this video made the news yesterday, but here is the whole thing. This discussion took place in October, 2013 shortly after the rollout of the ACA. http://www.youtube.com/v/iHihDa_VPWw&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x2b405b&...
by CharmNewton
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Internet regulation
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

Re: Internet regulation

How is this an improvement over what we see today? Currently billions of devices connect to the Internet and its hard to imagine someone making a portable device that cannot do so. Are Time-Warner plotting to return consumers of this forum to dial-up speeds so that they can sell bandwidth to the lik...
by CharmNewton
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The EMI Icon sets (happily continue)!
Replies: 13
Views: 2050

Re: The EMI Icon sets (happily continue)!

You are apparently correct, John. Nothing is KNOWN about this recording, the venue, producer, or even the recording dates. While they are in stereo, the only thing we do know is that György Sebók is the pianist. Further, these particular performances have not been digitally remastered. I cannot det...
by CharmNewton
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The EMI Icon sets (happily continue)!
Replies: 13
Views: 2050

Re: The EMI Icon sets (happily continue)!

Starker recorded Beethoven's Cello Sonatas and Variations with Rudolf Buchbinder for Telefunken (later TELDEC), a label long part of the Warner Group. Those do not appear to be in this set.

John
by CharmNewton
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Four Last Songs Recordings
Replies: 23
Views: 5429

Re: Strauss: Four Last Songs Recordings

•EMI/Electrola - Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano; Erik Werba, piano (Werba's piano transcription auth by Strauss) This is a recording I haven't encountered before. Is this a CD or LP? Do you have a catalog number for it? Thanks, John After performing some online searches, I can't find any reference...
by CharmNewton
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Four Last Songs Recordings
Replies: 23
Views: 5429

Re: Strauss: Four Last Songs Recordings

Lance wrote:•EMI/Electrola - Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano; Erik Werba, piano (Werba's piano transcription auth by Strauss)
This is a recording I haven't encountered before. Is this a CD or LP? Do you have a catalog number for it?

Thanks,

John
by CharmNewton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 4355

Re: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs

I have many fine recordings of Strauss's Op. 30. I am using the 1953 Decca recording of Clemens Krauss/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that is probably the finest MONO recording of the work ever made followed by Reiner's/Chicago Symphony on RCA. The first segment, "Sunrise," continues to be an ear op...
by CharmNewton
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 4355

Re: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs

When the Karajan / Vienna Philharmonic recording on London (English Decca) arrived at WHRB, we were stunned by the extraordinary sound of the first two minutes. So was Stanley Kubrik, apparently, as he used this recording for the soundtrack of "2001: A Space Odyssey." I don't care for the rest of t...
by CharmNewton
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Welser-Most Resigns from Vienna State Opera
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

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: 2213

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: 1397

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: 2441199

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: 2379

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: 1619

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: 7005

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: 6170

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: 7005

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: 6090

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: 7434

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: 2316

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: 2316

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: 1551

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: 3944
Views: 553508

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: 4619

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: 1877

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: 1877

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: 1877

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: 2547

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: 2598

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: 2598

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: 2263

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: 4738

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: 2263

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: 2149

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: 2263

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: 4738

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: 982

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: 2211

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: 3939

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: 3939

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: 3939

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: 2308

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: 5168

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: 1684

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: 2441199

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...