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by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 100-CD Beethoven Boxset Due in September!
Replies: 28
Views: 6963

I never particularly liked the Variations and I personally don't think much of Fidelio (cue outraged posters) but whilst there are a lot of minor works listed it may only represent 5% of the discs involved and a prospective buyer may find it still a worthwhile purchase...that said the Masur Symphoni...
by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 100-CD Beethoven Boxset Due in September!
Replies: 28
Views: 6963

Re: 100-CD Beethoven Boxset Due in September!

When Beethoven is being minor, he is being really minor, and I would not want my investment to include all that baggage added to his enormous output of masterpieces. [/b] I'm interested in your opinion of minor works, which ones to you feel fall into this catagory... also there is a great box set b...
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Beethoven - A Terrific Bargain
Replies: 22
Views: 8610

The same source has two 10cd boxes of Michaelangeli equally good value at $1.49 per disc

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/alb ... bcorder=62
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Three Great Films from Tony Palmer...
Replies: 0
Views: 1455

Three Great Films from Tony Palmer...

Three of Tony Palmer's films have been re-released recently, The first from 1988 is a Shostakovich Biopic with Ben Kingsley in the Title role and shot in Black and White...The second is from 1980 and it's subject is Benjamin Britten and the third is from last year and is a documentary on the Saltzbu...
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best Chopin Pianist?
Replies: 28
Views: 9435

Artur Rubenstein's first set on EMI References...and watch out for a young French Pianist called Alexandre Tharaud on Naive ...
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Story Behind Handel's "Messiah," Interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 7581

Many of our posters have learned what a run-on sentence is. And at least one of us is suspicious of someone who wants to be called "Chalkie," states that he has a nearly unpronounceable Welsh name but claims that he lives in New York City, and presents himself in a semi-literate fashion that is app...
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Story Behind Handel's "Messiah," Interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 7581

Don't try to tell me you didn't know every detail of the information in that article when you were about 15. I did not know a lot of this and I have a reasonably good knowledge of music....last night you wrote... Exactly what do you expect anyone here to be except an expert? Dear John. Many of the ...
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Piano Sonatas
Replies: 17
Views: 8255

Re: Haydn Piano Sonatas

Until recently, my favorite set of Haydn sonatas was by Andras Schiff. There have been some first rate Haydn players out there, but this pianist really excels. [/b] Well they finally released the Hamelin discs and I have to agree with you, they are superb and two cd's for the price of one makes it ...
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listening Habits, MP3 Players, etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 5779

Don't know how the technology goes at reproducing SACD quality discs. I was speaking about Bose Headphones actually not the dock although I have one in my home in Florida and my wife likes it just fine, SACD is specifically not copyable in any way, shape or form...Apple Lossless Files are not MP3 b...
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Experiment: place a world-famous musician in a metro subway
Replies: 27
Views: 9668

Ok John, my name is Chalkie...my name is already a nickname, my real one is Welsh and seroiusly unpronouncable...

ps I don't drink so we won't be meeting up in the Pub...
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Experiment: place a world-famous musician in a metro subway
Replies: 27
Views: 9668

The poster Icednote had brought up contempory music today in the 21st Century and also in his Thread about Opera reccomendations he mentioned a few Rock bands, guess I was writing to him and I suppose if you had your way I would have to send him a private e-mail...i'll do that in the future... PS I ...
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Experiment: place a world-famous musician in a metro subway
Replies: 27
Views: 9668

Yngwie Malmsteen - "Baroque and Roll" -G There was an album By Roy Harper, a friend of The Zeps who plays on LZ4 who put out an album called... "Flat, Baroque and Beserk" I always loved that title and I should say that in the late sixties my favourite LP's ALL contained Classical Music, Deep Purple...
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Experiment: place a world-famous musician in a metro subway
Replies: 27
Views: 9668

All pop music that bears only an incidental resemblance to serious music is exactly that, pop music that bears only an incidental resemblance to serioous music. That doesn't mean that we are not allowed to enjoy the pop stuff, but it does mean that it is foolish to make a meaningful comparison. I c...
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listening Habits, MP3 Players, etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 5779

But the sound quality of iPod and MP3 needs to improve greatly before I'll bother. Anyway, all I want is earplugs to shut out the sounds of the commute on the bus so I can concentrate on my book. [/b] Not if you rip 'Lossless Files' which are uncompressed and run about 350 Megs per cd and then use ...
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listening Habits, MP3 Players, etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 5779

It was especially interesting to hear about the connection between music and mathematics which goes all the way back to Pythagorus. I seem to be much more productive as an engineer when music is playing. The story was told to me this way... One morning Pythagarous who was way, way, more than just a...
by Chalkperson
Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Experiment: place a world-famous musician in a metro subway
Replies: 27
Views: 9668

A few years ago I let my friend photograph (his cousin) Itzhak Perlman at my studio and figured I should play something to put him in the right frame of mind so I put on Fritz Kreislers two RCA CD's from 1927/8...Itzhak arrived and immediately his ears pricked up and he looked at me and said "Who is...
by Chalkperson
Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edwardian English music: Ahead of its time or past its prime
Replies: 65
Views: 21017

Guess I always had a problem with authority...
by Chalkperson
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edwardian English music: Ahead of its time or past its prime
Replies: 65
Views: 21017

Every time the question comes up of why there is a nationalistic aspect to great music, the answer, in my opinion, must remain the same: Ask not why there were no world class British composers, ask why there have not been any at all, anywhere. So Mr Expert I guess these guys dont come up to your st...
by Chalkperson
Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listening Habits, MP3 Players, etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 5779

I have a similar mental capacity for music, as a still life photographer and audiophile I am able to listen to music for about 16 hours a day, I listen to everything from the 12th to the 21st century and am lucky that my employees also can put up with my taste, for me personally, however, I need to ...
by Chalkperson
Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cinema: "The Page Turner"
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

It certainly should come with a warning about it's explicit subject matter but I have always found Michael Haneke's film 'La Pianiste" or in the US 'The Piano Teacher' with Isabelle Huppert in the title role to be equally stunning...to quote IMDB... A young man Romantically persues his masochistic P...
by Chalkperson
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

Haydn - The Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio - Phillips

Schubert - Piano Sonatas - Mitsuko Uchida - Phillips

Byrd - Harpsichord Works - Davitt Moroney - Hyperion
by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

Not Quite, 13 are by Rudolf Barshai and the remaining 7 are by Roman Balashov...great recording, by the way...
by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Piano Sonatas
Replies: 17
Views: 8255

I must apologise I screwed up on the original post, the discs are on Decca not Phillips I was thinking of the wrong set. There's Haydn on some of his BBC and other label discs but I don't think there is another one dedicated solely to Haydn... :oops:
by Chalkperson
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Piano Sonatas
Replies: 17
Views: 8255

:oops:
by Chalkperson
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

Stravinsky - Apollo, Concerto for Strings
Prokofiev - 20 Visions Fugatives
Yuri Bashnet - Onyx

Charpentier - Meditations
Ensemble PIerre Robert - Alpha

Schubert - Piano Sonata D958 - Lieder
Leif Ove Andnes - Ian Bostridger - EMI

Accentus - Transcriptions
Naive SACD
by Chalkperson
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

Brahms - Eine Deutschen Requiem
Rattle - EMI
Accentus - Naive
Carl Schuricht - Hannsler

Dvorak - Russalka
Vyklav Neumann - Orfeo

Saint Sains - Violin Concerto No 3
Jean Jaques Kantorow - BIS

Bach - English Suites
Murray Perahia - Sony
by Chalkperson
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edwardian English music: Ahead of its time or past its prime
Replies: 65
Views: 21017

slofstra wrote: English/ Irish, all the same aren't they? :twisted:
Actually they are NOT the same, I know of no self respecting Welsh/Scottish/Irish person that would not be insulted if you called them English...
by Chalkperson
Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Piano Sonatas
Replies: 17
Views: 8255

Auntie Lynn wrote:I play most of them myself - it's cheaper - totally great second movements - they are like a conversation...
That's great, but only of you love the sound of your own (musical) voice...
by Chalkperson
Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

Dbbussy - Childrens corner, Transcriptions cond Yoav Talmi ATMA Lauridsen - Nocturnes, Polyphony Hyperion Shostakovich - String Quartets The Beethoven Quartet on Legendry Treasures all very excellent discs, the Debussy is a new release and is simply stunning and of course The Beethoven Quartet is th...
by Chalkperson
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which "Turandot" (Puccini) on CD of those shown?
Replies: 10
Views: 9117

Definately worth the upgrade, and it's cheap like $12.99 or so, it's not surround sound but splitting the stereo signal over the front three channels, personally I dont like the other three opera recordings they also put on SACD but I really love Bjorlings voice...it was his superb Pearl Fishers due...
by Chalkperson
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Decca & Philips March Newsletter 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 3113

methinks they are running out, there are a couple of boxes they did not release here but remember that they we releasing both DG and Decca boxes at once using up copius amounts of material...that of course leaves Phillips which put out only a fraction of their back catalog and they did just release ...
by Chalkperson
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which "Turandot" (Puccini) on CD of those shown?
Replies: 10
Views: 9117

I would have to agree about Bjorling/Neilson/Leinsdorf recording which has recently been reissued as an SACD but i'm definately partial to Callas as well.
by Chalkperson
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Piano Sonatas
Replies: 17
Views: 8255

I haven't played them in about 15 years but tomorrow i'm going to put on Glenn Gould's Haydn discs, he has rightly been trashed for his Mozart on another current thread but I rememember his Haydn being almost as good as his Bach...
by Chalkperson
Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: "Dame Kiri" in a superb "crossover" CD
Replies: 9
Views: 4886

Karl Jenkins is a big crossover artist in the UK...his mega selling discs 'Requiem' and 'Songs of Sanctuary (SACD) by Adiemus on EMI are probably right up your street...in which case you should look up Jocalyn Pook - Flood...
by Chalkperson
Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart piano sonatas
Replies: 69
Views: 33014

And never forget his sublime masterpiece the Rondo K511 my all time Mozart favourite, and for the Two Piano Sonatas may I reccomend the two discs by Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen on Sony
by Chalkperson
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Piano Sonatas
Replies: 17
Views: 8255

It seems like Haydn's Sonatas are this weeks thing! I was not able to find the Hamelin discs but there is a new disc by Fasil Say on Naive, a man who has done some good Beethoven, on first listening I thought it too fast and mannered but playing it again this morning I seemed to like it more and mor...
by Chalkperson
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein: How good a conductor?
Replies: 55
Views: 19382

Try his readings of Shostakovich 1+7 and we are fortunate that we can see just how great a Mahler interpreter he was on the DG box of DVD's, and on the subject of conductors and DVD's does anyone look like they are enjoying their job more than Carlos Kleiber in his set of live DVD's. I for one would...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart piano sonatas
Replies: 69
Views: 33014

Lili Kraus made two cycles, one first one has just been remastered by Music and Arts and is a superb set the later set is on Sony, not quite as memorable but at a bargain price...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

Amazon is not the best for classical, The Curzon comes in four volumes on Decca and incluse solo piano the Kempff is solely Concertos, what you saw is a double cd of Mozart (still very good)...i'll look up catalog numbers and tracks tonite and post again tomorrow...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

Slofstra, I totally agree about box sets in general but the Kempff and Curson Concerto boxes are too good to pass up and the cost of the best discs individually makes them a good buy, I have many of the same pianists you do but keep returning to Perahia for the entire cycle, Uchida in the Sonatas is...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

All Kempff's concerto recordings are collected in a DG box set very worthwhile, as for Uchida's Mozart Concertos I don't think Tate is that great a conductor, Pehria's set on CBS has been remastered superbly and is a great value box set, check it out...also check out the Curzon Boxes on Decca the la...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn Piano Sonatas
Replies: 17
Views: 8255

I'm not a naysayer on Hamelin but How About Richters two Haydn discs on Phillips...or of course Brendel's 4 disc set..schiff gets boring on repeated listenings, Richter never fails me...
by Chalkperson
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3527003

Bartok String Quartets Parkanye Quartet on Praga
Shostakovich Symphonies Oleg Caetani on Arts Music
Tchaikovsky Piano Music Richter on Regis
Jordi Savall Christopher Columbus on Alia Vox
Mahler 1st Zinman on RCA
Beethoven Sonatas Paul Lewis on Harmonia Mundi