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by Wallingford
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Reinecke's Flute Concerto in D, Op. 283 (Khaner/Eschenbach)
by Wallingford
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 4350

Re: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs

Certainly up there too are Koussevitzky, as well as Rodzinski (from the less-than-one season he had with the Chicago Symphony).
by Wallingford
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Klein's Suite for Strings (Eschenbach)
Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony #1 (Eschenbach)
Berlioz' Harold in Italy (Carpenter/Ashkenazy)
by Wallingford
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you still use CASSETTES?
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Do you still use CASSETTES?

For the tenth consecutive year, I pose my annual query. Do you still use this format that somehow refuses to go away--at least completely? I still see fit to employ them, to record lengthy radio programs that I otherwise have to miss (e.g., Lance's weekly program, the monthly National Symphony of DC...
by Wallingford
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My Favorite Richard Strauss!
Replies: 22
Views: 2121

Re: My Favorite Richard Strauss!

What strikes me as more balletic music is TELEMANN's Don Quixote suite. Maybe the dancing wouldn't involve at all the story of the insane don but another story completely. Eminently danceable stuff.
by Wallingford
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Copland's Danzon Cubano
Shostakovich's 15th

.....MMT live w/SFS
by Wallingford
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites (Rodzinski)
by Wallingford
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Brahms' Second (Walter 1, w/NYP)
by Wallingford
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Favourite Youtube funnies
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Favourite Youtube funnies

Well, when I was eleven, I found this Saturday-morning TV ad a laff-riot.......: :roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AegsJYtwccw
by Wallingford
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Satie's Socrates (Journeaux, Leibowitz)
by Wallingford
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Neeme Jarvi's new disc of Massenet
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Neeme Jarvi's new disc of Massenet

bigshot wrote:Jarvi is one of the rare cases where the offspring greatly exceeds the parent.
I'm more or less willing to let this critic's comment suffice for my own: Paavo may have more stick technique, but it's Neeme who has the best overall control of the orchestra.
by Wallingford
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Neeme Jarvi's new disc of Massenet
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Neeme Jarvi's new disc of Massenet

How endearing it is that one of our living conductors dedicated to resurrecting obscure orchestral treasures should complete a trilogy of discs devoted to Romantic French conposers--indeed, a trio whose music is ofttimes written off by hordes of listehers as "superficial". And to top it all off, bei...
by Wallingford
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem
Replies: 23
Views: 2886

Re: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem

I have since listened to the Klemperer and the Gardiner recordings. I like what I've heard.
by Wallingford
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Brahms' Second (Munch 1, w/BSO)
by Wallingford
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Massenet's Scenes alsaciennes (Toscanini)
by Wallingford
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

The Berlioz Fantastique

...a brand-new one by Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony. Jansons is one of the old reliables for this work.
by Wallingford
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique

....with David Bernard leading the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by Wallingford
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bartoik's Concerto For Orchestra (Dutoit)
by Wallingford
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lorin Maazel dead
Replies: 31
Views: 3153

Re: Lorin Maazel dead

I choose to remember him by his Porgy & Bess, Feste Romane and L'Heure Espagnole.
by Wallingford
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Dvorak's Quartets #5 and #7

....by the Vlach Quartet, on Naxos
by Wallingford
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl Staging a Comeback
Replies: 37
Views: 3945

Re: Vinyl Staging a Comeback

It never died out.
by Wallingford
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Villa-Lobos' Uirapuru (Kurtz)
by Wallingford
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bernstein Century: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue: Columbia Symphony Orchestra: Leonard Bernstein, Piano and Conductor An American In Paris Ferde Grofé Grand Canyon Suite New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Sony CD SMK 63086 I think this is still one of the very best versions of the Gershwin Rhapso...
by Wallingford
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beecham conducting The Bartered Bride, with the LPO at Covent Garden and sung in German.

With soloists Hilde Konetzni, Richard Tauber, Heinrich Tessmer, and Fritz Krenn.
by Wallingford
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Difficult names at school again
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: Difficult names at school again

Two brothers who were children's book/record illustrators, William and George Peed, approached it different ways. George simply kept the name, and Bill changed the spelling to PEET (presumably the correct pronunciation. Bill Peet, incidentally, was a writer for many classic Disney animated features ...
by Wallingford
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ...now, THIS new TV ad's a cause for alarm
Replies: 3
Views: 541

...now, THIS new TV ad's a cause for alarm

"Chicken Fat." Yep, that's the title--written by Music Man composer Meredith Willson, specially for President Kennedy's council on physical fitness. Willson trouper Robert Preston did the official recording; I've never heard it covered. Not surprising: as an overweight kid, I suffered a dad that lo...
by Wallingford
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday to Lance
Replies: 22
Views: 1898

Re: Happy Birthday to Lance

Thanks for all the great work in keeping up this site and happy B-day!
by Wallingford
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven's Eighth (Ehrling)
Schumann's Third (Kletzki)
by Wallingford
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Have Mercy On The Poor Man From Bologna!
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Re: Have Mercy On The Poor Man From Bologna!

Just because of your putdown, John, I'm reflexively considering exploring Respighi's obscure stuff.
by Wallingford
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Dvorak's St. Ludmila oratorio (Op.71).....

.....ALMOST a masterpiece , mind you. with Smetacek leading the Prague Symphony, Czech Phil. Chorus, and soloists Zikmundova, Soukupova, Novak, Blacnut, and Krejcik.
by Wallingford
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where/when does the collecting cease?
Replies: 41
Views: 6697

Re: Where/when does the collecting cease?

I'm seriously considering getting DGG's Complete Brahms Edition. It seems cheaper in the long run.
by Wallingford
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where/when does the collecting cease?
Replies: 41
Views: 6697

Re: Where/when does the collecting cease?

I have an update on my collecting habit. Having just read a biography of Dvorak--and having glanced over a Brahms one--I have now shifted focus back to completing my Dvorak and Brahms collections, which are seriously deficient in the areas of both composers' chamber, vocal and choral works. This sho...
by Wallingford
Fri May 30, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Casals & Cortot doing Beethoven's Third Cello Sonata--from Cortot's final public appearance.
by Wallingford
Wed May 28, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orff: Carmina Burana recorded renditions
Replies: 14
Views: 3525

Re: Orff: Carmina Burana recorded renditions

My favorite has never been released--Neeme Jarvi's Detroit Symphony live performance from the '91-'92 season. It's the friskiest, most impetuous of all and Jarvi stirs his forces into a very fine frenzy. More rapid tempos than usual. Makes one wonder at his mellow rendition from the '94-'95 season.....
by Wallingford
Fri May 23, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven's Piano Sonata #30, Op. 109 (Cortot...from Duo-Art/Ampico piano rolls)
by Wallingford
Fri May 23, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 100 Greatest Classical Composers
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

Re: The 100 Greatest Classical Composers

Bartok ONLY one notch greater than Bruckner?!

Tchaikovsky actually nudging out Handel!?

Wagner doing same with Haydn?!?
by Wallingford
Fri May 23, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 100 Greatest Classical Composers
Replies: 8
Views: 1532

The 100 Greatest Classical Composers

Here's a site I stumbled onto a few months ago; I decided to add it to my favorites bar. The main reason being that I don't find my head exploding when I read it. http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best-classic-comp.html Although, with that said, I find it an absolute outrage Boccherini wasn't in...
by Wallingford
Wed May 21, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The king of cheesy classical music is dead!
Replies: 102
Views: 7201

Re: The king of cheesy classical music is dead!

Who defines what is classical music? Not me for sure but I'll take Love is Blue any day over Stockhausen or Cage--I'll take the Mamas and the Papas, Herman's Hermits and Elvis Presley over them as well. Regards, Len I was with you until you said 'Elvis Presley'. You should change that to 'Roy Orbis...
by Wallingford
Thu May 15, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 360089

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, e

Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie
by Wallingford
Thu May 15, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bruno Walter's famed 1938 VPO performance of the Mahler Ninth.
by Wallingford
Wed May 14, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Pierre Boulez conducting Frank Zappa
Neeme Jarvi's new album of Chabrier
by Wallingford
Wed May 14, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The king of cheesy classical music is dead!
Replies: 102
Views: 7201

Re: The king of cheesy classical music is dead!

I heard this song all the time when I was eight years old. I liked it best when sung in French by Claudine Longet. It was much covered, with many versions sung in English. I always disliked the "official" English translation, which didn't quite equate with the original French lyric.
by Wallingford
Tue May 13, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

On YouTube I've been listening to some works of George Kleinsinger: two serious pieces he wrote, the Cello Concerto, and the Street Corner Concerto for harmonica and orchestra; as well as two of his more obscure "musical fairytales," A Visit To The Orchestra and Pee-Wee The Piccolo (narrated in Dani...
by Wallingford
Sun May 11, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2437973

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Nadia Boulanger's famous album of Monteverdi madrigals.
by Wallingford
Fri May 09, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem
Replies: 23
Views: 2886

Re: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem

You can add my kudos to the plaudits above for the Furtwangler/Stockholm performance. I lost my copy in The Big Move. Maybe Rhapsody's site has it.
by Wallingford
Thu May 01, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem
Replies: 23
Views: 2886

Re: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem

Another tidbit regarding "Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras": It was originally intended for the FIrst Piano Concerto. Thankfully it didn't make it into that work: it would've seemed an awfully unimaginative use of the instrument!
by Wallingford
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem
Replies: 23
Views: 2886

Re: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem

I feel there is something to be said for the work being sung in English. I enjoy the Ormandy and the Toscanini NBC versions very much, particularly the latter with its skillfull navigation of the tempos. Toscanini slows down the second movement (my favorite movement) to almost a stupefied crawl, but...
by Wallingford
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem
Replies: 23
Views: 2886

Taking Stock: Brahms' German Requiem

It's taken a bit of knocking on this site. For a change, let's have a thread that celebrates this formidable choral work; here are the recordings I have: Bamberger/Stich-Randal/Pease/Chorus Of The Singakademie, Hamburg/Symphony Orchestra Of The Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg Tilson Thomas/Ketelsen/...