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by Wallingford
Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical musicians born in the YEAR OF THE SHEEP!
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Classical musicians born in the YEAR OF THE SHEEP!

2015: THE YEAR OF THE WOOD SHEEP On February 19, we will be entering the Lunar New Year, and in China the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Goat, or Ram) will be celebrated. As a refresher to how the various "animal years" were initiated: the legend of the god Buddha relates that, when he was to...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ...Why I've been away so long
Replies: 10
Views: 2085

Re: ...Why I've been away so long

Thanks, John, happy to know you're doing better.
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ...Why I've been away so long
Replies: 10
Views: 2085

Re: ...Why I've been away so long

Thank you, everyone.
by Wallingford
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ...Why I've been away so long
Replies: 10
Views: 2085

...Why I've been away so long

I was almost going to title this thread "I really should be dead," but that would've been grim, wouldn't it have? The truth is, though, I was very nearly at death's door during the New Year holiday, which I spent in hospital. I hadn't been scrupulous enough about my diabetic diet, and my glucose num...
by Wallingford
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nightmare before Christmas over
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Nightmare before Christmas over

Heartiest congrats!

For the record,my keyboard technique never was the same since getting TOS 28 years ago, but I made it through last evening's 11 pm service AOK.
by Wallingford
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique
R.Strauss' Alpine Symphony

......both conducted by the great, forgotten Oskar Fried
by Wallingford
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Handel's Messiah (Bernstein)
by Wallingford
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet (Ozawa)
Chopin's Nocturnes (Godowsky)
Chopin's Sonata #2 (Godowsky)
Alfven's Midsommarvaka (Fjeldstad)
by Wallingford
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: .....regarding Alec Wilder
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: .....regarding Alec Wilder

The Sinatra album is on YouTube, and that and Eileen Farrell's 1981 disc of Wilder's songs (on Rhapsody) are lined up for my next listening session.
by Wallingford
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: .....regarding Alec Wilder
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

.....regarding Alec Wilder

My latest musical fix has been Alec Wilder. I've been immersing myself in his compositions and reading what almost adds up to an autobiography, Letters I Never Mailed (publ. by Little, Brown & Co., 1975). It's not easy describing Wilder's music. He certainly was not one of the great innovators or pa...
by Wallingford
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 15
Views: 2049

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope it's a happy one, to one and all.
by Wallingford
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Milhaud's La creation du monde and Suite provencale (Munch)
by Wallingford
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven's Sixth, the"Pastoral" (Toscanini 1, w/BBC SO)
by Wallingford
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Brahms' Piano Concerto #2 (Bachauer/Dorati)
by Wallingford
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lincoln Center can now rename Avery Fisher Hall
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: Lincoln Center can now rename Avery Fisher Hall

Gee, I hope I end up liking the name.....I don't forsee myself getting out there to see any concerts till another five years pass by (that's when--or if--I get to celebrate my 60th birthday).....
by Wallingford
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Schubert's Divertissement a la Hongroise (A. & K.U. Schnabel)
Weber's Invitation to the Dance (in the Berlioz arrangement....Toscanini 1, w/BBC SO)
Barber's First (Hanson)
Tcherepnin's Georgiana Suite (Barati)
by Wallingford
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bach's Concerto for 3 Claviers in d (R., G. & J. Casadesus/Ormandy)
Bach's Italian Concerto (R.Casadesus)
Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole (Stokowski 1)
Liszt's Todtentanz (Watts/Leinsdorf)
by Wallingford
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mussorgsky's Salammbo

...conducted (and orchestrated and edited) by Zoltan Pesko; sung by Shemchuk, Seleznev, Stone, Surjan, Tieppo, and Michalopoulos

This is a premiere recording by CBS Masterworks, M2-36939 ('81).
by Wallingford
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Wagner's Tannhauser Overture
Respighi's Pines Of Rome
Gubaidulina's Offertorium
Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin suite

.....Andris Nelsons, his first few concerts as music director of BSO
by Wallingford
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time once again to grouse about the Kennedy Center honorees
Replies: 39
Views: 3261

Re: Time once again to grouse about the Kennedy Center honor

On the positive side......

I AM pleased to see Lily Tomlin get an honor.

A long-awaited one, too.
by Wallingford
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Gade's First, "On Sjoland's Fair Plains" (N. Jarvi)
by Wallingford
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time once again to grouse about the Kennedy Center honorees
Replies: 39
Views: 3261

Re: Time once again to grouse about the Kennedy Center honor

FWIW, there hasn't been a jazz musician honored this year.

Maybe they considered Sting sufficient for filling the bill? :roll:
by Wallingford
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boccherini's Complete "Clavier" Quintets
Replies: 10
Views: 1399

Re: Boccherini's Complete "Clavier" Quintets

DHM's Les Adieux uses fortepiano, or variant thereof.
by Wallingford
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time once again to grouse about the Kennedy Center honorees
Replies: 39
Views: 3261

Re: Time once again to grouse about the Kennedy Center honor

Native Brit rockers have been able to have that restriction waived in the last few years....Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, from Led Zeppelin, received the honor, as did Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who.
by Wallingford
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time once again to grouse about the Kennedy Center honorees
Replies: 39
Views: 3261

Time once again to grouse about the Kennedy Center honorees

Yeah, like what's token rock-and-roller Sting doing on the list? The answer is simple, he appealed to the artsy-fartsy types almost from the start, with his branching out into acting (his Dune performance was drubbed by film critics) and eight years ago he released an album of madrigals rendered in ...
by Wallingford
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Grieg's Symphonic Dances (P. Jarvi)
by Wallingford
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

George Szell leading the NYP:

Wagner's Overtures to Rienzi, Meistersinger, Tannhauser and Flying Dutchman
Weber's Overtures to Der Freischutz and Oberon
Smetana's Moldau and From Bohemia's Meadows and FOrests
by Wallingford
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boccherini's Complete "Clavier" Quintets
Replies: 10
Views: 1399

Re: Boccherini's Complete "Clavier" Quintets

I've got Les Adieux's CD (Harmonia Mundi) of the Op. 56/7 Quintets cued up these days, Lance. I'll reiterate your point: Boccherini was a genius.
by Wallingford
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Boccherini's Piano Quintet in e, Op.57, #3 (Les Adieux)
by Wallingford
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is the Mozart piano concerto of which you never tire?
Replies: 24
Views: 2586

Re: What is the Mozart piano concerto of which you never tir

Well, I guess I'd pick #9, as it's charming and perhaps the least likely to be shoved down my throat that I'd get sick of it.
by Wallingford
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday, Reblem!
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Happy Birthday, Reblem!

Hope it was a great one, Rob.
by Wallingford
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mozart's 40th (Blomstedt....live w/Cleveland Orch.)
Grieg's Symphony in c (Andersen)
by Wallingford
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bernstein's Chichester Psalms (MTT, live w/SFS)
by Wallingford
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Susan Boyle
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Susan Boyle

I just spun three cuts on the Rhapsody site. Very nice. Susan is far from Squaresville when singing "Oh Happy Day." :)
by Wallingford
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Boccherini's Clavier Quintet in E-flat, Op. 56 #4 (Les Adieux)
by Wallingford
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Prokofiev's Fifth (Koussevitzky)
by Wallingford
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony (Delfs)
by Wallingford
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven's "Waldstein" & Schumann's Toccata (Horowitz)
by Wallingford
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Thomson's suite from The River (Marriner)
by Wallingford
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Schoenberg's Violin Concerto (Krasner/Mitropoulos)
Dvorak's The Golden Spinning Wheel (Danon)
by Wallingford
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Hanson's Second (Gerhardt)
by Wallingford
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Debussy's La mer and Respighi's Feste Romane (Freccia)
by Wallingford
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mozart's Violin Concerto #6 (Fujikawa/Weller)
Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony (Marriner 2)
by Wallingford
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Danielle Gatti Wins The Jackpot
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

Re: Danielle Gatti Wins The Jackpot

Comme say, comme saw.
by Wallingford
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven's Fourth (Krips)
by Wallingford
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ravel string quartet
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

Re: ravel string quartet

Here's the very first recording of it, given the composer's personal sanction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVTplB5IGis
by Wallingford
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique (Freccia)
by Wallingford
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Faure's Dolly suite (Beecham)
by Wallingford
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F (List/Hanson)
Rimsky's Capriccio espagnol (N. Jarvi)
by Wallingford
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2630891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Rimsky-Korsakov's Antar (N. Jarvi)