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by Jared
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How far have you traveled just to attend a concert?
Replies: 39
Views: 7234

Re: How far have you traveled just to attend a concert?

The furthest I have travelled for a concert (although non-classical) was in 1997 from the Netherlands (close to the German border) to Los Angeles to visit a progressive rock festival. Guess that must have been for Calprog... of course I never went during my Prog days, but I know its very big and pe...
by Jared
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

1st listen to 1st disk of my 1st Rameau purchase.... really high quality performance and recording of what sounds like very intriguing repertoire:

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by Jared
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ Merry Christmas to you too, Pepe.. 8)

well, the Piano Quintet from this:

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just how festive can you get? :lol:
by Jared
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great conductors discuss Mahler (videos; 2009/2010)
Replies: 26
Views: 2634

Re: Great conductors discuss Mahler (videos; 2009/2010)

I´m always telling my nephews that the horrible loud music they listen to will leave them deaf and stupid. Ok, so my point is... when they reach adulthood and have decided that there is probably more to the musical universe than Rage Against The Machine or Metallica, and they ask to see your (no do...
by Jared
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great conductors discuss Mahler (videos; 2009/2010)
Replies: 26
Views: 2634

Re: Great conductors discuss Mahler (videos; 2009/2010)

I still have some 30 years to live in the 21st Century, so I´ll see if Mahler surpasses Beethoven in popularity. :mrgreen: You can all write this off as unsubstantiated rubbish if you like, but I think there is a small but not inconsiderable demograph of (mostly male) Under 40's who have grown up l...
by Jared
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Duty or pleasure?
Replies: 43
Views: 9004

Re: Duty or pleasure?

well it's never a duty, always a pleasure... that said, some pieces can require a great deal of effort, if the soundworld is new to you perhaps, and you're someone who has had no musical training whatsoever, like me. a recent case in point for me would be Monteverdi's Book of Madrigals VIII which wo...
by Jared
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I gave this to my brother and a friend as Christmas presents: blimey... wish I had a brother like you.. :wink: try as I might, I can't get it for less than £25 over here, which is the cost of a couple of budget boxsets, which is a lot for something I'm not sure I'll get repeated watches out of. Inc...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Fergus wrote:He certainly does 8)
no surprises there, my friend... :D 8)
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Baroque/28aa51c88da05c7840552210_L__AA300_.jpg I can imagine you've had a great time listening to that recording Jared 8) Thanks for asking.. :) Yes, it's still ongoing and this will be the first of half a dozen listens over the next couple of week...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Hmmm..wrong holiday 8)
yes... very true! but then, The Messiah could also be sung at Easter, couldn't it?

:lol:
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: King's College Lessons and Carols moment of shock (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: King's College Lessons and Carols moment of shock (?)

hmmm... I fear you might be wrong on this one John.

please find a link to the 52 page programme, which at the back only makes mention of an organist:

http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/files/servic ... s-2011.pdf

no lead, rhythm or bass guitar.. :wink:
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Early%20Classical/61IfjykVR1L__SL500_AA300_.jpg courtesy of the generosity of Darren... 8) :D hmmm... now I'm not saying this is a poor performance by any means, but somehow you can tell it's Harnoncourt... emotionally taut and refined to the point...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I´d recommend you Jared not to reach such definite conclusions, rather, keep trying :D Oh believe me, I have tried with the Magic Flute ... Bohm & Gardiner on disk, that and the Marriage of Figaro several times on screen... I even had to force myself to watch Don Giovanni through 3 times and write ...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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first listen...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violin lost, then found--a true story for the season
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Violin lost, then found--a true story for the season

living_stradivarius wrote:That's why I always keep my gps-enabled phone attached to my instrument at all times :D
yes, but you're not 19 years of age... :wink:

...and you're also living in a part of the world with a higher crime rate than Afghanistan... :mrgreen:
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2012 Composer Anniversaries
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: 2012 Composer Anniversaries

It also marks the 75th anniversary of the passing of Ravel, Roussel and Gershwin. John ahh... I didn't do 25s and 75s... 2 years ago, we had the 75th anniversary of the momentous 1934... the deaths of Holst, Elgar & Delius, along with the births of Birtwhistle and Maxwell Davies... all of which har...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2012 Composer Anniversaries
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: 2012 Composer Anniversaries

^^^ yeah, I think it's now OOP... it's £8.75 at present..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gabrieli-Music- ... 042&sr=8-1
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2012 Composer Anniversaries
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

Re: 2012 Composer Anniversaries

^^ yes, I posted it because I thought it would make for an interesting read... I'm going to do my best to promote Gabrieli's cause during 2012... come to think of it Darren, you were asking recently about introductory Renaissance music ... PLEASE try this one; it's an absolute gem.. 8) http://i302.p...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I fully support your position there Jared (there are still genres within CM that I find harder to take than others ie solo piano, lieder, oratorio). But, at the same time, I hope there will come a time when you can find pleasure in the likes of The Magic Flute, Peter Grimes, Tristan and Isolde, Les...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violin lost, then found--a true story for the season
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Violin lost, then found--a true story for the season

^^ sheesh... will violinists ever learn? a couple of years ago, we had almost back to back winter stories about one valuable violin being left on a train as the artist alighted from (I think) Reading station... whilst only a few weeks earlier, another has left their Strad in the back of a taxi... I ...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2012 Composer Anniversaries
Replies: 22
Views: 3540

2012 Composer Anniversaries

Quite probably not a complete list, but below are 10 composers whose births or deaths will to a greater or lesser extent, be commemorated during 2012. No doubt Lance and others will be able to add omissions to this list, but here is something to briefly concentrate the mind, in terms of next year's ...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

There´s nothing wrong with operatic religious music Jared. As Rossini himself said: "the good Lord will forgive me since He created me for composing opera buffa". :D And besides "operatic" vocal writing can be found in almost every religious composition from the Monteverdi Vespers to Britten´s War ...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 11553

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

I generally tend to force myself to listen to CDs more or less in order of purchase. This means that I do not have music sitting in the unlistened to pile for too long and it also means that if I am ploughing through a box set it sometimes has the effect of slowing down further purchases until I ha...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Handel - Messiah (Dorothea Roschmann/Susan Gritton/Bernarda Fink/Charles Daniels/Neal Davies/Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Archiv) http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hHGwRPl9Rms/Sagwe4TF3uI/AAAAAAAABgI/M4UTsPuakeo/s320/Cover+Front+(small).jpg Darren... that's just so 'last week'... :lol: :mrgre...
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: SEASON'S GREETINGS CMGers!
Replies: 18
Views: 5248

Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS CMGers!

Many thanks Lance....

and Season's Greetings to all CMGers... 8)
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 11553

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

living_stradivarius wrote:play more music!
you're a harsh taskmaster, l_s... :(
by Jared
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Both the Gardiner and McCreesh are excellent recordings and can´t be faulted, but really, Rinaldo Alessandrini´s is the finest of the lot, with pure Monteverdi blood running in the collective blood system of the marvelous Concerto Italiano. And since he has singers of the caliber of Roberta Inverni...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 11553

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Jared's Pledge: Orchestral: Haydn: Symphonies: 'Sturm Und Drang' Suk: Azrael Symphony Nielsen: Concertos & Overtures Chamber: Schubert: Complete Trios Dvorak: String Quartets Beethoven: String Trios Instrumental: Mozart: Piano Sonatas Schubert: Piano Sonatas Brahms: Piano Works Choral/ Opera: Britt...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 11553

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

You did better than most with their New Year resolutions. :) There's no shame in pursuing your interests as they occur to you; time enough to fill in the blanks when that spirit moves you. thanks John... I feel I have broadened my understanding quite considerably this year... but there are blanks o...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 11553

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

^^ I think that most operas would sit on my shelf for eternity... :wink: I agree about the boxed sets situation,,, the 22 disks which make up the Haydn String Quartet box set keep peering at me from the Amazon wish list, and with the Piano Sonatas already sat on my shelf, I frankly don't know whethe...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 11553

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

I have to say that one of my priorities has been to reduce the number of unplayed discs in my collection too. :) The number of unplayed disks in my collection just never seems to go down... I have just had a quick count up, and there are 73 unplayed disks sat on my shelf... seriously, that lot will...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 11553

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

I did dreadfully. I worked through the Wagner and have begun my journey into lieder but struggle to get into the mood for it. Certainly what I have heard so far has been exceptional, but I sense it will be long term project for me to fully appreciate the artform :oops: Darren.. I dug it out, as a m...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 11553

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Jared's Pledge: Orchestral: Haydn: Symphonies 82-92 Suk: Azrael Symphony Nielsen: Concertos & Overtures Chamber: Schubert: String Trios Brahms: String & Piano Quartets Beethoven: String Trios Instrumental: Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words Schubert: Piano Sonatas Scarlatti: Hapsichord Sonatas Choral...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I have that disc and am yet to listen to it Jared. Do you think I should prioritise it in my listening? :wink: that's a very subjective question... it's a great performance of arguably CM's crowning glory... however for my money, it doesn't quite match up to the Gardiner version, which may ultimate...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help Needed: Wagner recordings
Replies: 15
Views: 5796

Re: Help Needed: Wagner recordings

^^ This is all helpful stuff, thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. I have swapped the Konwitschny for Solti in Tannhauser in my Amazon basket, but I can still be swayed :wink: rogch: rest assured, I have my eye on the Furtwangler Tristan ; but it may have to wait a while :roll: So, when w...
by Jared
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Jared wrote:Image
third listen... :wink:
by Jared
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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by Jared
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

On vinyl, two very different versions of the same work.... http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Vinyl%20Covers/IMG_BeethovenS2Ansermet.jpg?t=1312018118 ....followed by the Piano Trio version of the same work.... http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Vinyl%20Covers/IMG_Beeth...
by Jared
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Quite right Jared, the Magrigals are not necessarily an easy listen for the novice in, or someone who does not have an ear for, Early Music. However, with persistence, the music can be very rewarding :D absolutely... I've just gleened far more from it than I did back in 2008... it's down to acquiri...
by Jared
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel's Messiah
Replies: 25
Views: 7147

Re: Handel's Messiah

I understand it has the occasional catchy tune, but, I really don't understand the fasciation with the Messiah, certainly not something I play more than once a decade...in fact I doubt that I have played it since the Last Century... Gotta agree with this. Actually, I feel that way about Handel in g...
by Jared
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1122366

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

bombasticDarren wrote:
Jared wrote:I think you'll agree, (Bach Cantatas notwithstanding) I've been rather restrained recently...
Yes, and impressively so too :wink:
a prime example of a vegetarian having gone 'cold turkey' before Christmas... :wink:
by Jared
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Monteverdi is just about the 'oldest' composer in my collection. I like his Vespers very much, so please let me know how you get on with this disc also :) I've had these disks for over 3 years Darren, and I have to say they are quite different stylistically from his religious choral music, seeming ...
by Jared
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1122366

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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I think you'll agree, (Bach Cantatas notwithstanding) I've been rather restrained recently... however this arrived this morning, as I have been really rather intrigued to hear it...
by Jared
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

This is one I first listened to 4 years ago, very early on in my CM listening days, and as I remembered saying to Fergus is something I struggled a bit with, primarily because the musical language was so unfamiliar. As a consequence I have left it on the shelf all this time with a view to giving it ...
by Jared
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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by Jared
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Newly converted fan of a pianist that you may know
Replies: 9
Views: 2224

Re: Newly converted fan of a pianist that you may know

I'm just calling by to say a big HELLO! to Matt and offering him a warm welcome back to the forum... :D 8)

that said, I know nothing of Horowitz at all, and own nothing by him, so I shall make my excuses and leave... :oops:
by Jared
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3168525

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

some works benefit for being reconsidered after a short breathing space... this being one of them:

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by Jared
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How far have you traveled just to attend a concert?
Replies: 39
Views: 7234

Re: How far have you traveled just to attend a concert?

I think 40 miles is about the farthest I've travelled for a concert... :oops: