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by PJME
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will the Last Person Leaving Belgium Turn Out the Lights?
Replies: 12
Views: 3235

Officialy, there is no difference between Dutch and Flemish. In Flanders and the Netherlands the same language is spoken. Huge differences in dialects & pronunciation exist. Already since 1980 de "Taalunie" (Language union for Belgium & the Netherlands) takes care of the standards. since 2004 Surina...
by PJME
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HARY JANOS
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Not an easy question. Review: [Untitled] Reviewed Work(s): Hary Janos: A Hungarian Folk Opera by Zoltan Kodaly, Bela Paulini, Zsolt Harsanyi, Olga Latham, Tony Butterfield Author(s) of Review: Michael Beckerman Notes, 2nd Ser., Vol. 43, No. 3 (Mar., 1987), pp. 687-688 doi:10.2307/898229 This article...
by PJME
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 37407

In the mean time in Antwerp...

Laus polyphoniae festival in Antwerp see : http://www.festivalvanvlaanderen.be/index.php?id=401&L=2 French polyphonic music from the Middle Ages untill 1600 The French musical history of the Middle Ages and renaissance reads like a virtually continuous chain of unique and crucial moments. With those...
by PJME
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Have your tastes in classical music changed over the years?
Replies: 104
Views: 15009

Einsturzende Neubauten : Collapsing new buildings. I wonder if the group still exists!? Yes!....See their official website : http://www.neubauten.org/en-home.html My taste in music did change. Some music will never be " a favorite" (Wagner, Bruckner, Donizetti, Feldman,Stockhausen, Delius, Liszt,......
by PJME
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Electroacoustic music
Replies: 19
Views: 3376

[/quote After I left that concert, I came to believe that much contemporary music sounds ugly because the performers intentionally wish it to sound that way and impose their ugliness on an audience. The beauty of sound produced by the Chicago Symphony players that night was breathtaking, but then to...
by PJME
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Electroacoustic music
Replies: 19
Views: 3376

That's all Boulez. He has a bad attitude about electroacoustic music. That is also a very strange remark....!Go to IRCAM's website http://www.ircam.fr/593.html?&L=1 In 1969 Georges Pompidou initiated the establishment of the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Institute for mu...
by PJME
Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Electroacoustic music
Replies: 19
Views: 3376

When I attended a Boulez conducted performance of Deserts by Varese, the notes stated that an optional electronic music track was omitted from the performance. John That's strange - I know that the tape music consists of entirely separate fragments -but I've never heard of a performance without the...
by PJME
Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Electroacoustic music
Replies: 19
Views: 3376

Have you ever heard something like joy/happiness/celebration Try Pierre Henry. It is totaly passé now - but was really fun. some of his compositions made it into the disco. See also Wiki : Pierre Henry (born December 9, 1927 in Paris, France) is a French composer, considered a pioneer of the musiqu...
by PJME
Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Electroacoustic music
Replies: 19
Views: 3376

From :History of IPEM :http://www.ipem.ugent.be/about/ipem_introductie.html In 1962 Belgian Radio started working together with Ghent University .Eventually, this combination of "art and science" produced the IPEM - The Institute for psychoacustica and electronic music. however, already in 1948 in P...
by PJME
Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DUTCH pronunciation help - please!
Replies: 16
Views: 3697

dirkronk wrote:THANK YOU, PETER!

Dirk
No problem! Good luck!

Peter
by PJME
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DUTCH pronunciation help - please!
Replies: 16
Views: 3697

Hi Dirk, groet uit België. Since I have some family (& friends) in the Netherlands I can testify that the word OPOE is still in use, but it is "old fashioned" and young people hardly use it. FRom Dutch Wikipedia: Een oma, grootmoeder of opoe is een vrouw die een kleindochter of kleinzoon heeft. Dit ...
by PJME
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ioan Scarlatescu, composer (played by Neveu)
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

PUBLICAŢII (selectiv)

Monografii
IOAN SCARLATESCU. Un nume la început de secol, Bucureşti, Editura Muzicală, 1976
by PJME
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ioan Scarlatescu, composer (played by Neveu)
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

Hi lance, at http://www.cimec.ro/Muzica/Pers/CarmenStoianov.htm I found that that this rumanian musicologist, Mrs.Stoianov, has published a monography on Scarlatescu (1976). alas, only in Rumanian... But possibly she still can give you some information! Peter PS : I see now that the website of the h...
by PJME
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Current day masters?
Replies: 74
Views: 10557

Hi Slipknot, please do not get disappointed. Music is discovery and if you take some time you will find out that there are great contemporary masters. We know so little about what is going on ...from Iceland to France , in Belgium and Turkey, Brazil, Hungary,Poland....everywhere composers are workin...
by PJME
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stenhammar 'sangen' op44 full recording available?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

I cherish a Caprice CD ( ca 1987?) which has, I think, the only complete recording of Sangen. It is a great recording of a beautiful work. The nationalistic text may sound dated now, the music is absolutely gorgeous. The cantata is in two parts, divided by the Interlude. It requires 4 soloists ( sop...
by PJME
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 37407

ZIG ZAG Territoires issued recently : d'Amoureus cuer voel chanter http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/865562.jpg Chansons by Adam de La Halle - a real "trouvère"! "Les jardins de courtoisie" ( The gardens of courtesy) is a new ensemble ,directed by Anne Quentin. de la Halle can be describe...
by PJME
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 37407

http://www.lexpress.fr/mag/arts/dossier/entretienmusiqu/images/fernan-savall.jpg And more (from l'Express 31 st July 2007): (freely translated..) It all started in 2005 in Barcelona - where a Caravaggio retrospective was held. Jordi Savall organised some concerts in the Museum that illustrated the ...
by PJME
Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 37407

I haven't heard the disc. However, it is a co-operation between Savall and Fernandez. Fernandez -who got the Goncourt prize in 1982 for a book on Pasolini and the Médicis prize for Porporino- apparently share a passion for Caravaggio. And from http://www.hbdirect.com/album_detail.php?pid=987852 Almo...
by PJME
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 37407

http://www.demorgen.be/static/FOTO/art/16/15/4/large_404564.jpg Hi, this is the CD Dutchman was looking for. It got mixed reviews in France and Belgium. My newspaper called it : A pretentious amalgam of overscored pseudo flamenco & neo-Pärt...(Savall's own compositions). Still, Savall made enough g...
by PJME
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 37407

Information: Check out http://www.zefirotorna.be/. ( quite beautiful, actually) Zefiro torna is an excellent group and will perform in Bruges in August & September at the "Musica antiqua Festival" (I'll be there!) http://www.musica-antiqua.com/ Next week a new CD will be available "De fragilitate". ...
by PJME
Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2007 Grieg year - pianoconcerto nr 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

2007 Grieg year - pianoconcerto nr 2

RTBF made an interesting program on Grieg - not only focusing on the all-too-well known classics, but giving some new information. Apparently, the Norwegian composer left a few sketches of an unfinished second pianoconcerto. In 1997 the Third International Competition for Composers organised by the ...
by PJME
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nicholas Maw - Scenes and Arias
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

http://www.lyrita.co.uk/covers/SRCD0267.jpg Here is the disc in its new guise. The works by Anthony Milner are conservative, but very lyrical and have, according to Rob Barnett, "wide and humane musical interests". The performances are very good . Great artists contribute : Jane Manning, Norma Proc...
by PJME
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Italian Music After Puccini
Replies: 24
Views: 4555

In a rather impressionistic/late Romantic vein: Concerto Gregoriano for violin and orchestra Poema autunnale (idem) Metamorphoseon,variations for orchestra - a lovely, yet "serious" work (think of Elgar,or Reger in Variation-mood) Exotic & spectacular: Belkis,regina di Saba ( suite from the ballet) ...
by PJME
Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I wonder who eats in this cafe?
Replies: 35
Views: 4291

Can someone tell me why we have to think that a café or pub is shown in that photograph?

It is a jewelry shop.

Peter

ps : like in : WENTHE & CO. GMBH, FRITZ UHREN UND SCHMUCK
by PJME
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Régine Crespin, One of France's Great Voices, Dies at 80
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Indeed a great loss....Her "Nuits d'été" and "Shéhérazade" (with Ansermet - ca 1963) are classics!

(She also spoke and sang an impeccable German - Wagner, Schumann, Schubert all sound very idiomatic, in a very clear pronunciation.)
by PJME
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nicholas Maw - Scenes and Arias
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Hi Absinthe, well that's how it goes with the appreciation of music... first of all, I'm really excited that that (Argo) recording is available again and will definitely buy it. I have also a tape from a Promconcert (possibly 10 years ago?) with other soloists - but Manning & co are vastly superior....
by PJME
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nicholas Maw - Scenes and Arias
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

Re: Nicholas Maw - Scenes and Arias

Is anyone familiar with this work? I'm not sure what to make of it. It was written when he was 26; as I'm otherwise unfamiliar with Maw I'll have to get to the library to see if they can order a CD or two. I turned it off about half way through because it was getting too much - quiet but dense scor...
by PJME
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Italian Music After Puccini
Replies: 24
Views: 4555

Be careful! Many composers mentioned write/wrote non-consonant music and if you are used to Respighi, you might be shocked to discover Bussoti et al..... alas only in Italian - http://www.amic.it/home/home.htm But it might give you an idea that in Italy there are indeed many, many l composers workin...
by PJME
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I guess he really exists
Replies: 44
Views: 6971

As far as I can remember John, you do read German . here is CPO's credo: Letztendlich ist unser künstlerisches Credo ganz einfach: Wir machen die CDs, die wir schon immer selbst haben wollten. Seien Sie herzlich zu dieser abenteuerlichen Entdeckungsfahrt eingeladen! Finally, our artistic credo is q...
by PJME
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I guess he really exists
Replies: 44
Views: 6971

As far as I can remember John, you do read German . here is CPO's credo: Neuland entdecken mit cpo Wohl kaum ein zweites Label hat in letzter Zeit soviel internationale Aufmerksamkeit erregt wie cpo. Die Fachwelt rühmt einhellig eine überzeugende Repertoirekonzeption, die auf hohem künstlerischen Ni...
by PJME
Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I guess he really exists
Replies: 44
Views: 6971

From Wikipedia: The Philharmonia Hungarica was a symphony orchestra, based in Germany, which existed between 1956 and 2001. It was first established in Vienna by Hungarian musicians who had fled their homeland after it was invaded by Soviet troops. This refugee ensemble gathered together some of Hun...
by PJME
Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music for Organ (or Harmonium) AND Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 3458

As far as I know , nobody (dared) to re-score the Petite Messe. !! There are many recordings. Robert King and Jos Van Immerseel ( in 1986) use small choruses and 19th century (Erard) pianos. This version with Marcus Creed and the RIAS Chamber Choir got very good reviews aswell. http://ec1.images-ama...
by PJME
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music for Organ (or Harmonium) AND Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 3458

The Petite messe was composed in 1863 ( for the chapel of Count Pillet-Will). An orchestral version by Rossini exists (1867) - actually it is scored for "a stringquartet and a few winds, so that my poor singers are not drowned " (by a large orchestra of instruments by Mr.Sax or an orchestra as likes...
by PJME
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music for Organ (or Harmonium) AND Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 3458

In spite of what john had to say, the harmonium does have a place in serious,classical music..albeit a minor one ,and one that is rooted in the 19th century. even Mahler and richard Strauss incorporated it in some of their orchestral works and it inspired a host of (minor) composers. Joris Verdin is...
by PJME
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great mashed potatoes--my Andy Rooney moment for the day
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/tpa0005l.jpg Hi John, thanks for the recipe....couldn't help :lol: :lol: :lol: Yukon Golds....Hmmmm ,never heard of. We use Opperdoezen, Roseval, Nicola ,Belle de Fontenay....or just simple Bintjes. http://www.aardappelfarm.nl/images/Roseval006.jpg Roseval Greetin...
by PJME
Tue May 29, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chant and the Abbey St. Pierre de Solesmes
Replies: 13
Views: 3346

Both in Belgium and the Netherlands, several choirs (try) to continue the tradition. Lijst van gregoriaanse koren Van Wikipedia België Aalst - Gaudete o.l.v. Frans Van Heghe Brugge - Scola Gregoriana Brugensis o.l.v. Roger Deruwe Drongen - Schola Trunchiniensis o.l.v. Frans Mariman Gent - Paratum Co...
by PJME
Thu May 17, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exclusivity
Replies: 11
Views: 3347

She may have an unusual hairdo, but she definitely is a great artist. Discography ( from Wikipedia) Collins Classics MacGregor on Broadway. (1991) Collins Classics. Hugh Wood: Piano Concerto, Op. 31. (1993) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis. Collins Classics 20072. Bartók/Debussy/Ravel - Piano Wo...
by PJME
Mon May 14, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Setrak (Antoine) Setrakian, pianist/composer
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Bizet + piano

Belgian pianist Peter Vanhove has very recently made a CD with Bizet's pianomusic - on the PAVANE label. ADW 7515 It is not mentioned on Pavane's website - yet. http://www.pavane.com/index.php It's propably not in the shops either, but got a good review on the radio. The music is elegant - but not "...
by PJME
Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Wayenberg (pianist): translations (please!)
Replies: 8
Views: 4464

Lance , a quick control at the Long - Thibaut website , shows that Wayenberg got the SECOND price in 1949! http://www.concours-long-thibaud.org/long/palmares/archives_fr.php?annee=1949 But is an imposing list all the same! Premier grand prix, piano - Aldo Ciccolini - Italie Premier grand prix, piano...
by PJME
Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Wayenberg (pianist): translations (please!)
Replies: 8
Views: 4464

Lance, I’ll try to translate as litteraly as possible – but will have to look for good, equivalent words were necessary…not always that easy! Article 1 D.W. came in contact with music from an early age. His mother, Margarete Berson originated from Russia and was a violinist. She discovered that he h...
by PJME
Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anton Garcia Abril - Piano Concerto
Replies: 12
Views: 6364

Ah! I must check that out. Corte Ingles is a chain of "classy" supermarkets. I biught my Abril disc in Sevilla's Corte Ingles.

thanks, Peter
by PJME
Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Were they also infected with syphilis?
Replies: 43
Views: 12665

Siphylis!

what's next : Chopin's dandruff, Moussorgsky's bad breath, Brahm's sweaty feet, Chostakovitch ulcer?
by PJME
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mikhail Pletnev traverses the Beethoven Piano Concertos
Replies: 10
Views: 6015

Not to my ears, I'm afraid .
What I've heard of Pletnev untill now was absolutely exiting and special.
In this Beethovenconcerto (I've only heard nr 1) he tries too hard to be different...Irritating & frankly ugly.
But then, it's only my opinion.
by PJME
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rita Streich's "Immortal Melodies" reissued by DG
Replies: 2
Views: 2641

this CD is a gem! Those "immortal melodies" are not all of the highest order - but Streich makes them special & simply "beautiful".
Peter
by PJME
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mikhail Pletnev traverses the Beethoven Piano Concertos
Replies: 10
Views: 6015

Sorry to disrupt the praise : Heard Pletnev's Beethoven first yesterday on the radio ....Beethoven? Pletnev is a very talented pianist, but this is the weirdest version of Beethoven ever! Be prepared! I found it very strange . Of course, Pletnev will call it a "personal interpretation" - I heard tas...
by PJME
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
Replies: 45
Views: 17888

31st October 1939, Charles Tournemire disappears - in the woods ,near Arcachon. Three days later, his body is found in the sea. Untill today it remains unclear if he committed suicide or had an accident
by PJME
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Austrian Composers Since 1953
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

by PJME
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gounod's Requiem in C Major
Replies: 18
Views: 4539

Gounod isn't only drek, of course. ( Cheaply Sentimental, overtly sweet...,cloying...OK,I know. But the 19th century's perception of religiosity is very different from our brutal & boorish times). Try maybe GOUNOD: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 Symphony No. 1 in D major Performed by: Sinfonia Finlandia Co...
by PJME
Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gounod's Requiem in C Major
Replies: 18
Views: 4539

Here is an interesting website, made by Gounod's great-great-grandson.

http://www.charles-gounod.com/vi/index.htm

The English is a bit odd - but you'll find letters, photographs, a discography and general information.

Peter