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by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sgt Rock De-Cloaks
Replies: 58
Views: 9539

Corlyss_D wrote:
PS. Hey to you other guys whose registration date is long ago but I don't recall seeing you here at all. Did you guys come over with Sarge?
I can only speak for myself, but yes, Sarge picked me up hitchhiking out on Highway 51. :D
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Earl Wild
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

Re: Earl Wild

I have (and broadcast) Earl Wild's recordings frequently to great audience response. He's a pianist for all seasons! Thanks for your thorough post, Lance. I listened today to some more of Wild's Chopin etudes and I think I get what you say when you say that the poetry isn't immediately apparent. I ...
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Advice to a classical music beginner?
Replies: 30
Views: 6412

Re: Advice to a classical music beginner?

I am more looking towards variety, like the top 5 or maybe top 10 artists I should take a look at and what pieces, with an emphasis on Baroque, but certainly not limited to that because I want to expand my knowledge of classical music. Hmmm. Baroque: I love Vivaldi, especially newer performances by...
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Thank you for the Brahms suggestion
Replies: 19
Views: 5532

Re: Thank you for the Brahms suggestion

Way back in December I solicited opinions on branching out from LvB. One suggestion that I acted on right away was this one from Barry Z: "Try the two Brahms piano concertos. They are available in great recordings by Gilels with Jochum conducting the Berlin Philharmonic" I wasn't ready for these at...
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Earl Wild
Replies: 14
Views: 3182

Earl Wild

I have recently picked up my first recordings by this pianist. These include the Rachmaninov Piano Concertos on Chesky and the Chopin Etudes on Ivory Classics. The etudes were remastered this year. The etudes were recorded when Wild was 77 and are certainly impressive from a tehcnical standpoint, th...
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sgt Rock De-Cloaks
Replies: 58
Views: 9539

jwinter wrote: Yeah, maybe we should get t-shirts made :lol:
Sure, they could say:

"Homeless but happy." :lol:
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sgt Rock De-Cloaks
Replies: 58
Views: 9539

Gurn Blanston wrote:Howdy, Sarge, glad you could join us here. Bogey and George, too. Nice to "see" you guys again.

8)
you too, Gurn.

Looks like "the gangs all here."

:D
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sgt Rock De-Cloaks
Replies: 58
Views: 9539

Sergeant Rock wrote:Hey, Bogey, hey, George. I didn't know you guys were here too. I'm suddenly feeling much more comfortable :)

Sarge
Ditto that.

For as long as I am locked out of home :wink: , I'll be here.
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 582739

Bogey wrote:
gperkins151 wrote:
Bogey wrote:Beethoven When I put it on for its "maiden voyage" last night, my wife just closed her eyes and gave a positive "sigh". Simply beautiful.
As you know, I had Richter's Eroica from another source. I think its time I crack open the CD you have for a spin.

:D
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mozart's Last
Replies: 26
Views: 6367

DavidRoss wrote:40. Love at first hearing and some forty years later still among my favorite of all symphonies.
Ditto.

I like Szell here.

hello, David!
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Sgt Rock De-Cloaks
Replies: 58
Views: 9539

Nice to see you here, Sarge.
by gperkins151
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 582739

Bogey wrote:Beethoven Variations for Piano Op. 34, 35, and 76 Richter

and on the same disc:

Schumann Noveletten Op.21 Nos. 2, 4, and 8 Richter

Hey, brother! (its G e o r g e)

So what do you think?
by gperkins151
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Debussy Piano music
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Debussy Piano music

Anyone heard Thiollier's Debussy preludes on Naxos or Fergus Thompson's complete piano music of Debussy? Or could those who have heard Michelangeli (DG) or Gieseking's preludes (EMI's Great Recordings of the Century) comment on the sound quality? I own Zimerman's Debussy preludes and I'm looking for...
by gperkins151
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Schoenberg-Still Making Waves
Replies: 35
Views: 8552

:D As far as the wise, all-knowing WUSF-FM is concerned, Schonberg is a one-hit wonder: TRANSFIGURED NIGHT, plus some very loud and very garish transcriptions of Bach. Its Saturday afternoon LIVE FROM THE MET show, however, once presented MOSES UND ARON; it was a very impressive work, which compare...
by gperkins151
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Okay, Ligeti fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Re: Okay, Ligeti fans

Cases of the formerly homeless and currently mentally ill. Its challenging but rewarding work. I doff my hat to you. You got more guts than I would have. I couldn't do it. I'd get too envolved. I often do. The rewarding part is learning how to help others without getting attached or having expectat...
by gperkins151
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Okay, Ligeti fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Re: Okay, Ligeti fans

I would suggest the Arditti Quartet's recording of the String Q. on Sony Classical. SK 62306. This is some intense playing...you can't miss! Welcome, G, to our little corner here. Kick your shoes off and set a spell. Post early and often. When I saw your profile yesterday, "case manager" peaked my ...
by gperkins151
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Okay, Ligeti fans
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Re: Okay, Ligeti fans

I borrowed two Ligeti piano albums (one concertos and the other etudes) from my library to see if I could see what the fuss was about. I, who still cannot 'get' Bartok, thoroughly enjoyed Ligeti from the first phrase. Could some of the Ligeti fans please suggest a few worthy works in non-piano genr...