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by Jared
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “Beethoven fans are cleverest”
Replies: 19
Views: 2506

Re: “Beethoven fans are cleverest”

jbuck919 wrote:Maybe one of these days you'll come across Beethoven's last movement. :D
:lol:

I was wondering... would this make fans of Stockhausen either the most intelligent, or the most autistic??...
:wink:
by Jared
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sibelius symphonies
Replies: 59
Views: 34624

Re: Sibelius symphonies

I think that trying to choose my favourite Sibelius symphony is perhaps the challenging of any Symphonic round... I love them all, yet don't really have a favourite... I would say 1,2 & 5, but then I can make arguments out for the other four of them too... :? as far as conductors are concerned, I ha...
by Jared
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Update on NEW registrations for CMG Feb 24 '09
Replies: 35
Views: 5238

Re: Update on NEW registrations for CMG Feb 24 '09

anyway, I promise I'll sit quietly in the corner, and not take up too much room... :oops: Oh, please speak up now and again. We promise we'll listen respectfully. My experience here is that I've been treated with great kindness here even though I make stupid remarks more than I'd like to admit. I s...
by Jared
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “Beethoven fans are cleverest”
Replies: 19
Views: 2506

Re: “Beethoven fans are cleverest”

^^ Sylph, I clean toilets for a living, and do so whilst listening to the Beethoven Symphonies on my MP3 player (I was half way through the 1st movement of Beethoven 7 when I last took my rubber gloves off)... :?

so, where does that leave me??... :oops:
by Jared
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Pachelbel, Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Avison, Haydn & Purcell

Trevor Pinnock & English Consort: Archiv

Lots of sumptuous little Baroque bonbons strung together... you know 'The Arrival Of The Queens Canon & Gigue' kind of thing...perfect for a lazy Saturday morning... 8)
by Jared
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Music Magazine: Free CDs: A Good or Bad Thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 2698

Re: BBC Music Magazine: Free CDs: A Good or Bad Thing?

Now you mention it, I see that one of the concertos is #21 in C, K. 467, which Curzon never recorded commercially. And I'll bet Curzon plays it beautifully. So this CD makes an important contribution that the currently depressed commercial classical record business seems unable to do any longer. I ...
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Music Magazine: Free CDs: A Good or Bad Thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 2698

Re: BBC Music Magazine: Free CDs: A Good or Bad Thing?

Jared, welcome to this great and friendly forum. I did some research and found the thread. I hope this helps: http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=23187&hilit=bbc+magazine many thanks for the warm welcome, and the help... :D yep, that's an interesting read... but I think this onl...
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I do own the Zimerman/Ozawa Liszt disc but haven't got round to listening yet. I also own the EMI Boult V-W box set....only remains to get a recording of Barbirolli's 'Tallis Fanatasia' ooooh... the Liszt is quite something... :lol: and this is one of the top recordings.. :wink: I also own the Boul...
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why are some great composers and soloists forgotten?
Replies: 56
Views: 4621

Re: Why are some great composers and soloists forgotten?

Totally unacceptable musically is the shameful neglect of the eleven symphonies, chamber works, operas, etc. of Joachim Raff. They possess a strong melodic strain, beautiful orchestration, fine development sections, well-rounded forms, sprightly rhythms and an individual style (albeit like Tschaiko...
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn String Quartets
Replies: 23
Views: 1895

Re: Haydn String Quartets

There's a wonderful low budget set on EMI with Eugene Jochum if you ever feel like obtaining a complementary set. I would imagine Harnoncourt would be the right kind of guy for them as well though. I had read that the Jochum set was highly regarded... and may look at that possibility in due course ...
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Jared, I still haven't got hold of a copy of Zinman's Triple Concerto disc... Vaughan-Williams 2nd Symphony (Previn) I picked up the Triple from Amazon for under £3 plus p&p... :wink: a V-W fan too! I really like the 'Andrew Preview' boxset... :D oops... forgot to say: Liszt: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 ...
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Music Magazine: Free CDs: A Good or Bad Thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 2698

BBC Music Magazine: Free CDs: A Good or Bad Thing?

As many of you may know, the BBC publish a monthly Classical Music magazine, which has given away a free CD with each issue, for over 15 years. It's 'USP' is that these works are advertised as being complete, full length recordings of varied works, some well known, others relatively obscure. These r...
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^that's a very large picture you've got there Sylph... are you sure you can afford to use that amount of memory??... :wink:

for myself: Elgar/ Payne Symph No 3: Andrew Davis: BBC Symphony Orch
by Jared
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

That's a great recording Jared....have you tried Zinman's also? This past coupla days I have listened to (not much):- Liszt 1st Piano Concerto (Beroff/Masur) Mahler 2nd Symphony (Klemperer) Mahler 6th Symphony (Boulez) Brahms 'Variations on a Theme by Haydn' (Harnoncourt) Tchaikovsky Violin Concert...
by Jared
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rachmannoff's 3 symphonies
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: Rachmannoff's 3 symphonies

slofstra wrote:I have only one set: the Jansons/ St. Petersburg set. Stay away.
why stay away, as a matter of interest?
by Jared
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: jbuck919 passes 10000 posts!
Replies: 27
Views: 2097

Re: jbuck919 passes 10000 posts!

^^ hmm... I know a few women who have been 40 on several occasions.. :lol:

many congrats from a n00b... :D
by Jared
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why are some great composers and soloists forgotten?
Replies: 56
Views: 4621

Re: Why are some great composers and soloists forgotten?

^^ I don't know what to say...you've completely stolen my thunder.. :wink: sadly, I have no answers to the question you ask, but will follow the discussion with interest. My reason is that this very evening, I was actually going to ask the same question, specifically about Etiene Mehul, a composer o...
by Jared
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn String Quartets
Replies: 23
Views: 1895

Re: Haydn String Quartets

Well, I have less than 1 year of listening to them. Perhaps if the Grateful Dead had played some of them in the 70s I would have cottoned on sooner. :lol: :lol: although I'm not *quite* the same vintage, I really do know how you feel... I learnt about 'Pictures at an Exhibition' through EL&P... now...
by Jared
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Gardiner: Monteverdi Choir: Orch Revolutionnaire et Romantique: Archiv

8)
by Jared
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Brahms: Violin Concerto/ Double Concerto... Vadim Repin/ Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig on DG

this really is a sumptuous new recording, and I'd recommend it to anyone... :D
by Jared
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I also own those Tchaikovsky concertos played by Peter Donohoe and I think that he plays them well but I can never really get past the first piano concerto….. I know what you mean... lets just say I'm hoping that in time, the 2nd will grow on me a little more.. I do like it, but it deosn't exactly ...
by Jared
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: And Now an Erhu Joins the Lost
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: And Now an Erhu Joins the Lost

^^ quite right, Ralph.. a kid can be replaced... a 1710 Stradivarius can't!... :lol:
by Jared
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The MP3 Thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: The MP3 Thread!

Jared, Hey up my duck (as we say in deepest Derbyshire!) We sonysonicboys have got to stick together and spread the word (apologies chalkie and imperfect pitch :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ) You seem to like the DG 3-disc set of Sibelius tone poems by Jarvi - I've read mixed reviews but everyone says the so...
by Jared
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The MP3 Thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: The MP3 Thread!

Since my SUV doesn't have a jack I used one of those pesky FM transmitters ... it almost works. What happens if you get a flat tire, how do you change it without a jack... :wink: I am still thinking about this, and have not been able to come up with a feasible solution. :) maybe you could travelsha...
by Jared
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sibelius/Jarvi Symphony III, etc. This is the best recording of anything Jarvi has done, with the possible exception of his Rimsky-Korsakov set for Chandos. Somehow, everything came together right in this disc, unlike his usually tepid performances: http://www.amazon.com/Sibelius-Symphony-King-Kris...
by Jared
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hummel Chamber Music Recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: Hummel Chamber Music Recommendations?

reading this thread, I have come to the realisation that I need some Hummel Piano Trios in my life... :!:

why do I get the impression that this forum is going to prove disastrous for my bank account??... :oops:
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: And Now an Erhu Joins the Lost
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: And Now an Erhu Joins the Lost

^^ there appears to have been a whole spate of this kind of thing recently... I remember the BBC Music Mag reporting about 6 months ago that a Violinist, here in the UK, had left the Strad which had been lent to him, on a railway carraige... :?
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How many have curtailed their CD/book purchases ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2835

Re: How many have curtailed their CD/book purchases ...

Recently, I've been doing my very best to help out the Classical Music CD market, by purchasing large armfuls... I have also recently suscribed to a Classical Music mag, and attended a number of local concerts...:D This, I'm ashamed to admit however, has been financed principally through the piecem...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ not at present...I like the Jochum set on EMI, and also now have the Masur set on RCA. At work, I have the highly regarded Naxos issue by George Tintner, which is the more expansive, first version, as opposed to the revised version, like the other two... I'd love to hear the Wand set at some stag...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Fergus wrote:Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 – Wand + NDR Sinfonieorchester (RCA)
Love Bruckner 3... have a copy in Reception at work... :D
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The MP3 Thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: The MP3 Thread!

Hello Jared, I see you're not one of Steve Jobs' flock of sheep :oops: who have probably never auditioned a Sony MP3/4 player ! I am amazed at the sound quality of my NWAZ818, which I've loaded with various works to the 6gig mark ; I am currently in a Sibelius phase, so I use it to play different r...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Update on NEW registrations for CMG Feb 24 '09
Replies: 35
Views: 5238

Re: Update on NEW registrations for CMG Feb 24 '09

I would just like to point out that I had previously tried to join this forum on several occasions, since the New Year, without success.. :( I didn't get an email, so I had no way of contacting anyone, to tell them how nice and wholesome I was.. :oops: In the end, I got round it by realising you cou...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hummel Chamber Music Recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: Hummel Chamber Music Recommendations?

at the risk of posting off-topic, I haven't ventured into Hummel's chamber music yet, but I now own the 3 CDs of his masses, which Richard Hickox conducted on Chandos, with Collegium Musicum 90... they really are wonderful; I can't recommend them highly enough, because I first heard one of them abou...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The MP3 Thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: The MP3 Thread!

^^thanks folks... :shock: somehow I thought my thread topic might be a bit naive, but I didn't realise just how naive... :roll: and 15,000 CDs?...my goodness, I've just topped the 100 mark... :oops: anyway, thanks for the help and feedback, and I shall endeavour to thread search in future before I s...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ at present, I have a very tiny Classical CD collection, but owning both the Kertesz and Kubelik versions, I shall leave this thread with a rather smug expression on my face... :)
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The MP3 Thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

The MP3 Thread!

Now, I'm a self-confessed Techie-phobe-Luddite.... :oops: You may not believe me, but until only a couple of months ago, I was still wandering around at work with a CD walkman attached to my belt, stopping to replace CDs every hour and batteries almost as regularly. I bought my CD walkman at a time ...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ Chris, you and I are coming from the same place, in soooo many ways.. :wink: incidentally, a nomination for this year's BBC Music Magazine Orchestral CD of the Year is Marin Alsop's new Dvorak No 9 on Naxos which, at around 7/8 euros, must be worth checking out! I've only heard snippets, but it s...
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ thank you Don.. :)

Bruch: The Complete Violin Concertos & Scottish Fantasy...

Masur, Leipzig, Accardo, Philips 2CD Duo... :wink:
by Jared
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Brahms: A German Requiem

Karajan, Berlin, DG, 1964

Love it... :D
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^thanks, Fergus... the Jarvi set either comes as a 7CD set, which includes the 3 CDs of tone poems, which Jarvi released during the 90s, or a 4SACD set of the Symphonies alone. The only downside I feel about the 7CD boxset is that there is NO booklet at all.. :? The artwork is fantastic, but go fig...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ Hi Sean, I'm not exactly a Sibelius officianado, but I have recently purchased the Jarvi set, and they are simply stunning.. it's like he and the Gothenburg really have this music flowing through their veins. The Blomstedt set is enjoyable, especially for me, as I owned a couple of these Symphoni...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Korsakov's symphonies
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Korsakov's symphonies

I'm just looking at the Penguin Guide (I can make a little knowledge go a long way.. :lol: ) and the three versions which get 3 stars are Jarvi: Symph 1,2 & 3 on DG, Bakels: Symph 1 & 3 on Bis and Svetlanov: Symph 2 on Hyperion. Kitaienko on Chandos gets **(*) stars for the set of three... I hope th...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ many thanks... I'm quite capable of asking questions; most of them inane... :lol: anyway, I'm really enjoying Anne-Sophie Mutter's brand new CD/DVD set of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Piano Trio and Violin Sonata at present... both disks are wonderful, and well worth the mid-budget price asked ...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Korsakov's symphonies
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Korsakov's symphonies

hello Sylph... :) Its interesting you ask this question, because it is one I have been wondering about. The 2CD set by Neeme Jarvi on DG, containing Symph 1-3 and Capriccio Espagnol and Russian Easter Festival Overture seems to be quite highly regarded, and I have it on my (lengthening) shopping lis...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How many have curtailed their CD/book purchases ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2835

Re: How many have curtailed their CD/book purchases ...

thank you, Lance... a New Year present to myself, was the Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music. I don't know how well known this publication is on your side of the pond, but over here, along with the Grammophone Guide, it appears to be the most authoritative guide to CDs and DVDs, currently on ...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ thank you, Chris... :D

now listening to Mozart: Requiem... John Eliot Gardiner...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!
Replies: 175
Views: 63009

Re: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!

Hi, my username is Jared, because my first name is ermm... :?


no...don't tell me, its on the tip of my tongue... :shock:


no, sorry...it's gone... :oops:


:lol:
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How many have curtailed their CD/book purchases ...
Replies: 37
Views: 2835

Re: How many have curtailed their CD/book purchases ...

Hi Lance, Recently, I've been doing my very best to help out the Classical Music CD market, by purchasing large armfuls... I have also recently suscribed to a Classical Music mag, and attended a number of local concerts...:D This, I'm ashamed to admit however, has been financed principally through t...
by Jared
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249055

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

My very first post on this wonderful looking forum... so I thought I'd start by showing you what I'm listening to

Sibelius: The Symphonies by Blomstedt and SFSO

I have recently invested in the Jarvi set which I prefer on the whole, but have reverted back to these for another listen... :)