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by Wallingford
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2505156

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Dukas' La peri (Deneve)
by Wallingford
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question About Pan Antonin
Replies: 27
Views: 2257

Re: A Question About Pan Antonin

Then there are those choral works, including the St.Ludmilla oratorio, the 149th Psalm, The American Flag, and The Spectre's Bride.
by Wallingford
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2505156

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique (Gergiev)
by Wallingford
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday Teresa, Dulcinea and JBuck!
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Happy Birthday Teresa, Dulcinea and JBuck!

Heartiest congrats, the three of you.
by Wallingford
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 4552

Re: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs

One also mustn't forget the composer himself, with the VPO in '44.

Unlike his oftentimes slapdash recordings for Polydor in the 20s, Strauss was fully ON in these concert performances (including the only perfect Don Juan I've heard).
by Wallingford
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let's Nickname Pieces That Have No Nicknames!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Let's Nickname Pieces That Have No Nicknames!!!

IN CHopin's Preludes, Op.28, in addition to the "Raindrop" Prelude (in D-flat) and the "Torrent" (in C-sharp minor), there's the A-flat one which I've always wanted to call the "Eleven O'Clock" Prelude, because it ends with an imitation of a clock chiming eleven (low A-flat pedal-point in left hand)...
by Wallingford
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2505156

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Connesson's The Shining One (Thibaudet/Deneve)
by Wallingford
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program 6 Sept. 2014 - Leonard Bernstein, PIANO
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Lance's program 6 Sept. 2014 - Leonard Bernstein, PIANO

I recorded this one so I could hear it later. Another well-done program, Lance.
by Wallingford
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs
Replies: 22
Views: 4552

Re: Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra CDs

Ormandy also did a fine take on it (Columbia, mid-60s).
by Wallingford
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2505156

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

For now, it's:

Dukas' Symphony in C (Martinon)
Dukas' Piano Sonata in e-flat (Ogdon)
by Wallingford
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2505156

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Wallingford wrote: MTT, live w/SFS
Note how I got it right that time, Karl? :D
by Wallingford
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2505156

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Harrison's Canticle #3
Milhaud's Creation du monde

MTT, live w/SFS
by Wallingford
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2505156

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: 4552

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: 2505156

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: 1485

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: 2214

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: 2505156

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: 2505156

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: 2505156

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: 711

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: 2505156

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: 1236

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: 1236

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: 2991

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: 2505156

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: 2505156

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: 2505156

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: 2505156

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: 2505156

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: 3262

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: 2505156

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: 4132

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: 2505156

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: 2505156

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: 2505156

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: 942

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: 572

...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: 2038

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: 2505156

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: 1813

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: 2505156

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: 7110

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: 7110

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: 2505156

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: 3702

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: 2505156

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: 1615

Re: The 100 Greatest Classical Composers

Bartok ONLY one notch greater than Bruckner?!

Tchaikovsky actually nudging out Handel!?

Wagner doing same with Haydn?!?