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by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How is it Sviatoslav Richter never recorded the Rach 3?
Replies: 16
Views: 4353

Re: How is it Sviatoslav Richter never recorded the Rach 3?

So what, you accuse him of not giving a plausible answer? Of course I do, for the reason I've given. What he said doesn't square with what he did. If a pianist decided not to play any music which he enjoyed hearing others play, he'd never play any of the great works for his instrument. Richter was ...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hitler Exports His Jews to the USA
Replies: 29
Views: 3151

Re: Hitler Exports His Jews to the USA

Am I the only one offended by this Thread? This is the classical board, perhaps you forgot that in your rush to provoke. 'tis precisely because this is the classical board that I ask about people such as the Klemperer family and Darius Milhaud. Then perhaps you would care to put that in your openin...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The mega Richter box is upon us: 51 CDs
Replies: 31
Views: 5814

Re: The mega Richter box is upon us: 51 CDs

I'm told mine will be delivered by Thursday. I too have a considerable amount of Richter, though not - I am sure - 330 CDs, but it's a must-have, as far as I am concerned. Chalkie, if you have all the Richter, why not fork out for the ultra cheap complete Artur Rubinstein, some 140 CDs, all of whic...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Karl Jenkins compositions
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Karl Jenkins compositions

I attended his concert at Carnegie Hall last Monday, as a guest of the Welsh Government.

It's inoffensive, but long winded. The ideas are sound, the music less so.
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hitler Exports His Jews to the USA
Replies: 29
Views: 3151

Re: Hitler Exports His Jews to the USA

Am I the only one offended by this Thread?

This is the classical board, perhaps you forgot that in your rush to provoke.
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Simon Rattle on his future, etc.
Replies: 52
Views: 7221

Re: Simon Rattle on his future, etc.

The theory is that Rattle has delayed signing on the dotted line until he has an undertaking that London will get a new concert hall. “None of London’s venues are what you would call great concert halls,” he says. “The astonishingly brilliant musicians in London simply deserve to have a hall as goo...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Simon Rattle on his future, etc.
Replies: 52
Views: 7221

Re: Simon Rattle on his future, etc.

I too predicted the LSO to be the orchestra Rattle ruins next.
by Chalkperson
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Was 2014 really the warmest year on record?
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Was 2014 really the warmest year on record?

piston wrote:It's a global conspiracy and Randolph is our own CMG whistle blower!

What would we do without his timely interventions, we innocent media sponges?
We would breathe a sigh of relief.
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6
Replies: 14
Views: 4869

Re: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6

I remember vividly the first time I heard this sonata. Sviatoslav Richter played it in his Boston recital in 1960 or 1961, and it absolutely bowled me over. Still does, especially as he plays it on the live Columbia recording of his October 1960 New York recital. There's a driven quality in his pla...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6
Replies: 14
Views: 4869

Re: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6

I much prefer the sound of jackhammers digging up the road, outside my window, on a day I have a splitting headache.
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How is it Sviatoslav Richter never recorded the Rach 3?
Replies: 16
Views: 4353

Re: How is it Sviatoslav Richter never recorded the Rach 3?

Interesting, then, that Richter doesn't mention Gilels's performances or recording of Rach 3. He wouldn't go that far, as to actually name Gilels. Why is it assumed an artist would ever do what we/you (i.e. fans) want? Leave him alone, it's his choice, not ours. I respect that unconditionally, I al...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Widow Met
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: merry widow met

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_3060_zps7279945e.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_3059_zps4146b0f4.jpg Len still if you had had these opera glasses you saw at the met museum of art it might have been even better! Len, another complaint, by yourself to yourself. ...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Widow Met
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: merry widow met

Who exactly did the Merry Widow Meet?
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An ID card for New Yorkers
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: An ID card for New Yorkers

Lenny, ever find a day when you didn't complain about something?

Just one day...
by Chalkperson
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How is it Sviatoslav Richter never recorded the Rach 3?
Replies: 16
Views: 4353

Re: How is it Sviatoslav Richter never recorded the Rach 3?

He simply did not want to play it, he was fickle chap.
by Chalkperson
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The mega Richter box is upon us: 51 CDs
Replies: 31
Views: 5814

Re: The mega Richter box is upon us: 51 CDs

No EMI recordings are included in the new Decca box. Richter remains still, a big hit performer. Most companies will retain their rights to these recordings (unless issued illegally, which has been done), thus bringing them more profits for the future. I don't believe any residual royalties being p...
by Chalkperson
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Playing dumb on climate change
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: Playing dumb on climate change

The problem is that ordinary scientists aren't systems engineers. They collect data and their examination of relationships is fairly superficial. Yes, that's true. Good point. Climate scientists (even the best ones with the most advanced knowledge) are certainly not system engineers. Despite what s...
by Chalkperson
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Paris Shooting
Replies: 13
Views: 4065

Re: Paris Shooting

the France French I have heard on the news have made the interesting point that freedom of speech is absolutely sacred to them... But surely it is not absolutely unrestricted. I know nothing about French law, but at the very least there must be a law against libel - making malicious false statement...
by Chalkperson
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Paris Shooting
Replies: 13
Views: 4065

Re: Paris Shooting

Auntie Lynn wrote: BTW, Happy New Year, how do you like it so far...??
I liked it a lot more before you showed up with a distasteful and disrespectful post about Muslims.

Go get a life.
by Chalkperson
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Paris Shooting
Replies: 13
Views: 4065

Re: Paris Shooting

They stand by their actions, the Editor had Police protection, he was killed in the same incident. So he isn't alive to tell us whether he believes his stand was worth the loss of his people's lives, including his own. I don't suppose many of the survivors take that line either, but maybe they do. ...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos's new HD-streaming service
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: Naxos's new HD-streaming service

So do I, but if you download, you can always burn the downloaded content to a CD. I have done this for a few Boston Symphony Orchestra recordings that were available directly from the orchestra, but only as downloads (one of them includes William Bolcom's Eighth Symphony). I wish Amazon had better ...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Paris Shooting
Replies: 13
Views: 4065

Re: Paris Shooting

And I'm afraid I blame Charlie Hebdo and its management for putting the lives of its staff at risk. Their office was firebombed 4 years ago following another mocking satire of Mohammed, and while nobody was killed, there could have been no clearer warning that the paper could expect more violence i...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Paris Shooting
Replies: 13
Views: 4065

Re: Paris Shooting

the France French I have heard on the news have made the interesting point that freedom of speech is absolutely sacred to them... But surely it is not absolutely unrestricted. I know nothing about French law, but at the very least there must be a law against libel - making malicious false statement...
by Chalkperson
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYC police: a de facto sitdown strike
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: NYC police: a de facto sitdown strike

Can someone enlighten me as to what rules Di Blasio made that the police did not want to follow? I believe it had to do with this. I could be wrong. He let the protesters use the Brooklyn Bridge, they were not arrested for walking in the road instead of the pavement. Then the crowd chanted for dead...
by Chalkperson
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYC police: a de facto sitdown strike
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: NYC police: a de facto sitdown strike

What a pathetic last sentence, You've completely lost me-was it my last sentence you're saying is pathetic or is it John F's. I hope you're not saying I'm someone not coming into NYC because of what happened in Paris. Please explain? Regards, Len [mystified] It read that way to me, just like you we...
by Chalkperson
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Playing dumb on climate change
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: Playing dumb on climate change

A vast majority of scientists do not speak in public at all, and those who do typically speak in highly guarded, qualified terms. They often refuse to use the language of danger even when danger is precisely what they are talking about. Or the vast majority of scientists simply don't believe the ev...
by Chalkperson
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYC police: a de facto sitdown strike
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: NYC police: a de facto sitdown strike

That's just free association The NYC cop on the beat isn't the front line of defense against a well planned religiously motivated Islamic terror attack. Maybe not frontline but they must play some role--maybe get some training on terrorism? Regards, Len What a pathetic last sentence, All the Police...
by Chalkperson
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ian Bostridge on Schubert's Winterreise
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Ian Bostridge on Schubert's Winterreise

One of those crossings was a recent BPO concert with an orchestrated version that comes off extremely well. From the BPO web site, Many composers, such as Berlioz, Liszt, Brahms and Britten, have composed orchestral versions of individual Schubert Lieder. The first to dare to arrange the entire cyc...
by Chalkperson
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ian Bostridge on Schubert's Winterreise
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Ian Bostridge on Schubert's Winterreise

One of those crossings was a recent BPO concert with an orchestrated version that comes off extremely well. From the BPO web site, Many composers, such as Berlioz, Liszt, Brahms and Britten, have composed orchestral versions of individual Schubert Lieder. The first to dare to arrange the entire cyc...
by Chalkperson
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Question About LA TRAVIATA
Replies: 18
Views: 2776

Re: A Question About LA TRAVIATA

We're getting off music board topic now, but there never was a poison as was used in Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet. Well you're the one who brought up Shakespeare. I happen to believe that despite the use of poetic license and exaggeration both Shakespeare and opera make a lot of sense and on things t...
by Chalkperson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Peter and the Wolf: history
Replies: 27
Views: 2237

Re: Peter and the Wolf: history

If Peter and the Wolf is the question, what is the answer? If it is the answer, what is the question? Just curious. The question would be along the lines of "What piece by Prokofiev involves a boy and a wild animal?" Curiously they would know that when they would not know who wrote the Missa Solemn...
by Chalkperson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Burning a DVD Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Re: Burning a DVD Problem

I always used Toast for burning CD's
by Chalkperson
Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 3224

Re: Gaupner's Christmas Oratorio (well, sort of :-)

Really? Just listen to the new years cantata, it has some striking music! R. Yes, it will strike you right in the cheek. I'm sorry, but when your standard is Bach,there is nothing to fall back on, and no point in even seeking such from a justly unknown composer. Graupner is hardly an unknown compos...
by Chalkperson
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Bruce Levingston
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Pianist Bruce Levingston

I don't believe I've heard of this pianist. Of course you have not, because this entire thing is complete nonsense. It is impossible to catch Lance out on something like this. I'm going to be laughing myself to bed over it. I'm afraid it is neither nonsense, nor any other such word you care to use....
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lourdes
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Lourdes

For a moment I thought you had started a Thread about Madonna's Daughter, Lourdes.

Luckily it isn't.
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beloved Opera Diva Jailed (almost)
Replies: 8
Views: 1793

Re: Beloved Opera Diva Jailed (almost)

I agree it's very sad, and had badly affected her health.

She paid back the 500,000 euros, plus a fine of 250,000 euros.
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beloved Opera Diva Jailed (almost)
Replies: 8
Views: 1793

Beloved Opera Diva Jailed (almost)

Opera star Montserrat Caballé agrees to six-month sentence over tax fraud Deal reached with public prosecutor will see soprano forced to pay a €240,000 fine Opera star Montserrat Caballé reaches deal to avoid jail for tax evasion AGENCIES Barcelona 23 DIC 2014 - 15:55 CET Opera star Montserrat Caba...
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Baroque Christmas Playlist... !
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Re: Baroque Christmas Playlist... !

A little-known Christmas repertoire, at least in the U.S., the pastoral masses of Diabelli, Kempter, and several Czech composers are unpretentious, tuneful, and cheerful, as befits the shepherds of the Christmas story. Here's one of them, by Jakub Jan Ryba, a contemporary of Mozart; the text is in ...
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Don G Not Intended For Those Under 16
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: A Don G Not Intended For Those Under 16

The article that accompanies this photo has nothing to do with Don G, Nothing-what's this: "Nowadays, the theater’s capacity to incite comes principally from the boldness of its directors, with the new “Don Giovanni” as a case in point. Reportedly influenced by “Shame,” Steve McQueen’s film about a...
by Chalkperson
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Don G Not Intended For Those Under 16
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: A Don G Not Intended For Those Under 16

The article that accompanies this photo has nothing to do with Don G, but is about the cuts. Not to the Opera, but to the Arts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/arts/ ... .html?_r=0
by Chalkperson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Surprised By Met Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 1463

Re: Surprised By Met Prices

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Andrew Lloyd Weber. That's quite a drop.

I'd support Capital Punishment if they condemned Lord Barbecue for his disservice to music.
by Chalkperson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hand out of commission
Replies: 21
Views: 3066

Re: Hand out of commission

Just in time to start practicing Silent Night.
by Chalkperson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nozze on PBS Jan 16
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Nozze on PBS Jan 16

lennygoran wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:No we don't.[/size]
Oh I forgot-we don't need Offenbach-we have this guy Jordi Savall i Bernadet! Regards, Len :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
This is proof that taste is something you were born without.

Ears would be another.
by Chalkperson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYC-Arts-Met's Merry Widow
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: NYC-Arts-Met's Merry Widow

Lenny, there has to be something else you could do on Jan 13th. As i'm sure you are aware it's "Let's Refrain From Anything To Do With Operetta Day". Chalkie other than Meistersinger and Nozze it could be the highlight of the season. Regards, Len :) Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.... Speechless...
by Chalkperson
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Surprised By Met Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 1463

Re: Surprised By Met Prices

even my neighbor's Cat has heard of Jordi Savall. Isn't that the cat who starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash play! Still Savall sure can't match what Webber has accomplished: "Cats is the third longest-running show in Broadway history, and was the longest running Broadway show in history from 19...
by Chalkperson
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYC-Arts-Met's Merry Widow
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: NYC-Arts-Met's Merry Widow

Looks like a winner-NYC Arts devoted a lot of the show this week to it! We see it live Jan 13. Regards, Len NYC-ARTS Full Episode: December 18, 2014 Aired: 12/18/2014 27:46 Rating: NR A behind the scenes look at Susan Stroman’s new staging of Franz Lehár's “The Merry Widow,” which will premiere on ...
by Chalkperson
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nozze on PBS Jan 16
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Nozze on PBS Jan 16

lennygoran wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:a composer normally of fluff.
Fluff-come on--we need more Offenbach productions! Regards, Len :lol:
No we don't.
by Chalkperson
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Surprised By Met Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 1463

Re: Surprised By Met Prices

I certainly wouldn't pay $90 to be bored to death by Wagner, but seeing Jordi Savaal at the Met was an incredible experience. I'd pay $65 for that anyday. Had to look Jordi up-never heard of him! :) Regards, Len http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordi_Savall Not again, even my neighbor's Cat has heard o...
by Chalkperson
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best wishes
Replies: 14
Views: 3957

Re: Best wishes

So great to see your name on here again, glad you and you husband are in better health, the compliments of the season to you both.
by Chalkperson
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Surprised By Met Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 1463

Re: Surprised By Met Prices

I have been to Baroque Concerts in the Eqyptian Room at the Met, it was about seven years ago and the price was $45. A concert is a concert, even chamber music or solo. The price should not be compared to the number musicians, it should be evaluated by the level of enjoyment you get for your $$$$. I...