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by stenka razin
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question on getting rid of my classical CDs
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

Re: Question on getting rid of my classical CDs

You can donate to a college library, especially music schools and you will feel good that young music students will be listening to classical music in the future. 8)

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Turner Prize artist making a mockery of classical music
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

Re: The Turner Prize artist making a mockery of classical mu

Where is the music? :roll: Regards, Mel :shock: Don't know about the Turner prize, but the CD in your signature is a marvellous bit of music. I listened to it two nights ago. What a great piece the Ravel G major is, and widely played these days. barney, I totally agree, Ms. Wang is sensational in t...
by stenka razin
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nielsen Resolution
Replies: 20
Views: 3609

Re: Nielsen Resolution

Try the awesome Violin Concerto, far too neglected. it is one of the 20th centuries greatest Violin Concertos. 8)


Regards,
Mel 8)

by stenka razin
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nielsen Resolution
Replies: 20
Views: 3609

Re: Nielsen Resolution

The New York Philharmonic has been playing all of Nielsen's six symphonies in the last few seasons with Alan Gilbert conducting. The audiences were large and enthusiastic. Maybe Nielsen's time has finally come. The greatest of his symphonies are #4 and 5, powerfully original dramatic works that I'm...
by stenka razin
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about "Adiemus" by Karl Jenkins
Replies: 11
Views: 9823

Re: Question about "Adiemus" by Karl Jenkins

Sir Karl Jenkins is his new title. The knighthood was conferred in June, 2015. 8)

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where's Chalkie, or am I missing something?
Replies: 15
Views: 5467

Re: Where's Chalkie, or am I missing something?

Chalkie, we miss you so much. Please come back here where you belong.


Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21
Replies: 53
Views: 12656

Re: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21

I cannot be the only member of the CMG to receive this box. Right?.....Huh......... :?:


Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21
Replies: 53
Views: 12656

Re: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21

UPS just delivered the huge Handel Edition Box from Brilliant Classics for $19.99. So, I guess that means that Christmas will come early for those of you who have been waiting patiently for this bargain of the decade CD wise. Amazon always delivers! :D :D :D :D

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21
Replies: 53
Views: 12656

Re: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21

Amazon just shipped my Handel Brilliant Box September 29th. So, many of you will probably be getting your box soon. Good luck.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21
Replies: 53
Views: 12656

Re: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21

The long wait is over. I have a pending bill from my bank for the $19.99 plus tax order from Amazon and the Handel is scheduled to be received by Amazon on Oct 5th or 6th and will be shipped then. :D :D :D :D Regards, Mel 8) P.S. I hope that all who ordered the Brilliant Box will receive this bargai...
by stenka razin
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21
Replies: 53
Views: 12656

Re: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21

Postponed again, according to Amazon for up to a month and then, either we get it or we do not................. :cry: Regards, Mel 8) P.S. I will be positive, as I always am, and assume we will not be stiffed by Amazon. Brilliant classics will come through, hopefully, and deliver the Handel Boxes fo...
by stenka razin
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: farewell-to-blackfaced-otellos
Replies: 10
Views: 3245

Re: farewell-to-blackfaced-otellos

Len, It is about time for the change. It should have happened a long time ago, my friend.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dvorak Symphonies
Replies: 17
Views: 4816

Re: Dvorak Symphonies

I have this set and find it to be a very good overall version of the Dvorak Symphonies. It is a convenient way to acquire this repertoire from performers who have it in their blood: juicily idiomatic wind playing, a string sound that sparkles like the Vltava itself. Highly recommended and you get th...
by stenka razin
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barenboim to conduct in Iran?
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

Re: Barenboim to conduct in Iran?

From Haaretz:

Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim had his hopes dashed August 20th after Iran's Ministry of Culture said he will not be allowed to perform in Tehran, the Iranian news agency Fars reported.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21
Replies: 53
Views: 12656

Re: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21

Latest news. Item currently unavailable. I guess someone at Amazon actually looked at the price and realized they would be losing quite a good deal of money on the Handel. Let us hope that those of us who ordered this item will still get this amazing bargain price on the Handel.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21
Replies: 53
Views: 12656

Re: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21

The price just dropped to 19.99. Run, don't walk to Amazon, my fellow CMGers.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Congratulations, chalkperson ...
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Re: Congratulations, chalkperson ...

Congrats, Chalkie. 8)

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michelangeli: 14-CD set from Warner
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Re: Michelangeli: 14-CD set from Warner

DG put out an 8-CD collection of Michelangeli in 2006, which claims to have an Emperor conducted by Giulini. The orchestra was the Vienna Symphony and the date given is 1979. Is this a misrepresentation? I would be cross about that. I have the same pianist with the NYPO and Steinberg from 1966; I p...
by stenka razin
Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A "new" LP: déja entendue
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: A "new" LP: déja entendue

John, nice to see LPs back, but the prices are ridiculous. I will stick to CDs.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21
Replies: 53
Views: 12656

Re: Handel Edition Brilliant Classics 65 CDs for $21

That cannot be real ... can't be. I'll be that offer will be withdrawn ... someone at Amazon must have made a huge mistake. There's no way this set of 65 CDs could even be made for $21/USD. For the heck of it, I placed an order. Let's see what happens. Lance, Amazon will honor the price. They alway...
by stenka razin
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: wreckers smythe bard
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: wreckers smythe bard

Len, lucky you, my friend. Here is the Overture, for those not familiar with Dame Ethel's music.


Regards,
Mel 8)

by stenka razin
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Virtuosity - The Cliburn
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: Virtuosity - The Cliburn

Len, thank you my friend for the thumbs up. I have never seen a Cliburn competition program, but, now I will thanks to you, my friend.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jon Vickers R.I.P.
Replies: 25
Views: 5922

Re: Jon Vickers R.I.P.

March 1,1969-The Met-A day to remember. Check out this cast. Wow!.....and I was there! Wagner-Die Walkure Conductor Herbert von Karajan Brünnhilde Birgit Nilsson Sieglinde Régine Crespin Fricka Josephine Veasey Siegmund Jon Vickers Wotan Theo Adam Hunding Martti Talvela Regards, Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jon Vickers R.I.P.
Replies: 25
Views: 5922

Jon Vickers R.I.P.

One of the greatest singers of the 20th century has passed. Tribute below. Sadness in my heart......... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Regards,
Mel :cry:


http://www.roh.org.uk/news/canadian-bor ... ckers-dies
by stenka razin
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: PBS Thirteen Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: PBS Thirteen Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle

Len, great news. I love Tchaikovsky's late and underrated operatic gem. Thank you, my friend for the thumbs up.


Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: GRACEFUL GHOST RAG
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: GRACEFUL GHOST RAG

I love this William Bolcom composition and have for a long time. It makes me so happy that someone loves this charmer, too.

Regards,
Mel 8)

by stenka razin
Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guillaume Tell
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Re: Guillaume Tell

Len, hopefully there will be no DVD/BluRay of the ROH production!

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Ogdon, pianist
Replies: 13
Views: 4836

Re: John Ogdon, pianist

Lance, I saw Ogdon give a beautiful performance of the underrated Ireland Piano Concerto with Antal Dorati conducting the BBC Symphony in Carnegie Hall in the late 1960's. From that time onwards, I have collected a great many of his recordings. He could be great and he could be fallible, but, overal...
by stenka razin
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Petrenko (Kirill) gets the nod to head BPO
Replies: 25
Views: 8323

Re: Petrenko (Kirill) gets the nod to head BPO

Petrenko also conducted the Berlin Philharmonic once in 2006. He has recorded three CDs worth of Josef Suk for CPO(Asrael, Ripening & A Summer's Tale), so we probably can count on him to not stick to the 'basic works.' Kirill also conducted a much praised live performance of one of my favorite opera...
by stenka razin
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Queen's birthday gongs announced
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Queen's birthday gongs announced

Karl Jenkins...really? Not my cup of soup. :shock:

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: James Conlon to head Italian Radio Orchestra
Replies: 10
Views: 2278

Re: James Conlon to head Italian Radio Orchestra

Vastly underrated maestro Conlon should have been made Music Director instead of Gilbert years ago. But he wasn't and now he is going far, far away. Sadly, he missed the gold NYP ring and has apparently ruled himself out this time...Italy's gain is America's loss. :(

Regards,
Mel 8) .
by stenka razin
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times reviews NYP Joan of Arc
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: NY Times reviews NYP Joan of Arc

The great Ernest Ansermet recorded Honegger's Le Roi David in 1957 and it is still available from Australian Eloquence in a stunning 3 CD set including the Honegger Symphonies #2,3,4 and more Honegger and Frank Martin's 'In Terra Pax'. A fabulous and authoritative trio of discs. 8)

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Sat May 16, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Complete Bruckner Skrowaczewski Cycle--Really Cheap
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: The Complete Bruckner Skrowaczewski Cycle--Really Cheap

The Skrowaczewski Bruckner set is a super best buy. I have the older Arte Nova box and it is fabulous.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Tue May 12, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berlin Philharmonic Prepares to Vote..........
Replies: 70
Views: 19140

Re: Berlin Philharmonic Prepares to Vote..........

The Berliners will not vote again till next year. Can you believe that? :(

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Sun May 10, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Finland's Top 7 Symphonies After Sibelius-Know Any Of Them?
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Finland's Top 7 Symphonies After Sibelius-Know Any Of Them?

From the Slipped Disc: The Helsingin Sanomat has been worrying about turning into a one-symphonist state. According to assessments by Kalevi Aho, a living composer, Sibelius accounts for 40% of all Finnish classical music performed in concert halls, home and abroad. So, what else is there? The Sanom...
by stenka razin
Sat May 09, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Berlin Philharmonic Prepares to Vote..........
Replies: 70
Views: 19140

Re: Berlin Philharmonic Prepares to Vote..........

Jansons dropped out of the running, so my guess is Thielemann.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Fri May 08, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gardiner Bach Cantatas
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Gardiner Bach Cantatas

I have collected all 28 editions of Gardiner's Bach Cantatas and it is a gem of an achievement. Highly recommended, especially since the big box is significantly cheaper. I have the super bargain box of Rilling, too. A spectacular buy, if you are watching your budget. I have seen the big box on sale...
by stenka razin
Fri May 01, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Create Your Own Met
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: Create Your Own Met

Len, thank you for the link. I enjoyed the website and wish I could be in NY to see some of those future productions and also meet with my fellow CMGers at the upcoming CMG meeting, but my bad health sadly will keep me away. Enjoy yourself next season, my friend and have a good time with the CMGers ...
by stenka razin
Fri May 01, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Besides Wagner, Other Artists With Unpleasant Personalities
Replies: 27
Views: 4373

Re: Besides Wagner, Other Artists With Unpleasant Personalit

Do you know which composer this is? -mentally unstable when young, mentally ill, if not mad, as an adult; - predatory around little girls, with contemporary references to raping a number of them; - serial womanizer, also involved in crude homosexual acts; - involved in dangerous cults, he thought o...
by stenka razin
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: tonight`s met cav/pag
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: tonight`s met cav/pag

Len, I was wondering what singers you saw in this iconic double bill at the Met? Did those vocalists compensate for the unorthodox staging, my friend?

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dear DGG
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: Dear DGG

Holden Fourth wrote:
RebLem wrote:Dear DGG [Deutsche Grammophon]:

I just bought the 8 CD box of the complete Beethoven piano sonate performed by the recently deceased pianist Maurizio Pollini
Since when?
I second your question....!

He's alive....He's alive..... He's alive....;)

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Longwood Gardens Orchid Show Organ Quiz
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Longwood Gardens Orchid Show Organ Quiz

Len, The 'Liebestod' from Wagner's 'Tristan Und Isolde'. Mel you got it-great music coming your way as an award-not only was the Longwood Gardens Orchid Show superb from a plant point of view they play my kind of music! Regards, Len :D lio5cSwQ-R8 http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_38...
by stenka razin
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Longwood Gardens Orchid Show Organ Quiz
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Longwood Gardens Orchid Show Organ Quiz

Len, The 'Liebestod' from Wagner's 'Tristan Und Isolde'. 8)

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Making A Monteverdi Choice
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Re: Making A Monteverdi Choice

Len. Poppea would be my first choice. The final duet is one of the great moments in all opera. Go for it, my friend.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Old EMI Callas box vs. Warner remastered box???
Replies: 12
Views: 2912

Re: Old EMI Callas box vs. Warner remastered box???

I have the 2007 edition and that will do quite nicely. I have read that the sound differences do not warrant tossing the 2007 for this latest ploy by Warners to cash in on the great Callas.

Regards,
Mel 8)
by stenka razin
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight`s Iolanta
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Tonight`s Iolanta

Gala opening night of Mariinsky II. The final scene from 'Iolanta'. If this scene doesn't get your heart racing, you probably hate Tchaikovsky. It has always been a favorite of mine. Please enjoy Gergiev, Netrebko and other great singers..

Regards,
Mel 8)

by stenka razin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist-composer John McCabe dies, age 75
Replies: 10
Views: 3959

Re: Pianist-composer John McCabe dies, age 75

A wonderful composer. So sad. Listen to his one movement 7th Symphony conducted by Vasily Petrenko and enjoy, my fellow CMGers. :cry:

Regards,
Mel 8)


by stenka razin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Discounted Tickets: A Test for the Metropolitan Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Discounted Tickets: A Test for the Metropolitan Opera

Len, Interesting article my friend. I remember getting free student tickets to the Met from the music department of my school. I had to sit miles away from the stage, but, at least I was at a lighted desk with the score in front of me. Those were the days. Being nice, paid off for me. I saw so many ...
by stenka razin
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schoenberg Meets Dohnanyi....
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Schoenberg Meets Dohnanyi....

Here is the official trailer and it looks good:

Regards,
Mel 8)