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by PJME
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Scriabin Recital With Lighting Effects
Replies: 12
Views: 4207

Re: Scriabin Recital With Lighting Effects

Several attempts have been made to perform "Prométhée" with (some sort of) a light-organ. Here's: http://youtu.be/VvzyU-9mUaY Promethée, ou le Poème du Feu (Symphony no.5) Peter Jablonski, piano Mayuko Iguchi, light-and-colour keyboard Kunitachi Music College chorus NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Vla...
by PJME
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Glaring Weak Spot of Modern Music:
Replies: 27
Views: 5797

Re: The Glaring Weak Spot of Modern Music:

You could try Guillaume Connesson' "Athanor" a 2004 extended cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus & orch. ( ca 43 mins.) Athanor = the name given to an alchemist's furnace. The choral text was adapted by the composer and inspired by a poem by Oscar Vladislas de Lubicz Milosz ( ca 1922), second cent...
by PJME
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One of the Top Idiotic Statements ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: One of the Top Idiotic Statements ...

http://youtu.be/bQUQJqrL8tU This is a rather old fashioned performance of Schütz stunningly grand setting of Psalm 136 "Danket dem Herr". The more recent version by Concerto Kölnn & Konrad Junghänel has better sound and is sonically leaner. Still, this ca 1960 version with the Westfälische Kantorei...
by PJME
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CRI Catalog once again available
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Re: CRI Catalog once again available

Thanks for this information. I just started browsing the catalogue.
I will order Wallingford Riegger's Fantasy and fugue for orchestra and organ, a work I discovered (LP) many years ago.

It is great to see some of these very rare recordings back.

Peter
by PJME
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eurotrash strikes "Messiah"
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Re: Eurotrash strikes "Messiah"

Don't worry, I will definitely not unleash a silly "pro-contra" discussion. They lead nowhere. I listed the performers and the production team to make clear that this (Austrian/German) Messiah was a well prepared, serious, artistically high standing undertaking . I have no problems what so ever that...
by PJME
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eurotrash strikes "Messiah"
Replies: 19
Views: 2951

Re: Eurotrash strikes "Messiah"

For completeness sake: Performers: Susan Gritton, Cornelia Horak, Martin Pöllmann (sop) Bejun Mehta (ct) Richard Croft (ten) Florian Boesch (bs) Nadia Kichler (sign language performer) Arnold Schoenberg Ch; Ensemble Matheus (period instruments) Director: Claus Guth (http://www.clausguth.de/) Conduct...
by PJME
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Unusual repertoire: piano concerti by Hérold.
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Unusual repertoire: piano concerti by Hérold.

Elegant, lovely melodies, great playing and recording! A more than interesting discovery:

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Echoes of Mozart, Hummel, Chopin, Mendelssohn...
Hérold wrote more than overtures and ballet.

P.
by PJME
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Forgotten records
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Forgotten records

http://www.forgottenrecords.com/concept.php

Mainly recordings from ca 1950-1960. Plenty of dear old friends and "to discover" music!

Peter
by PJME
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fiesque By Lalo? First Recording Ever. Know This Opera?
Replies: 9
Views: 3049

Re: Fiesque By Lalo? First Recording Ever. Know This Opera?

Fiesque (The Genoese Conspiracy) by Édouard Lalo. The libretto, by Charles Beauquier, is based on Schiller's 1784 play, Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua, an account of the conspiracy in 1547 led by Fiesque against the ruling Doria family. It had its first staged performance at the Nationaltheate...
by PJME
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical Storms
Replies: 34
Views: 6029

Re: Musical Storms

Sibelius "The tempest" http://youtu.be/J4fwuOaHtKA Arthur Honegger La tempête ( no video) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617GPCadpCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Benjamin Britten : 4 Sea interludes G.Sviridov: Snow storm (29 minutes of it!) http://youtu.be/1NIFGqjRSMM and this, of course: http://youtu.b...
by PJME
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Searching a title of a waltz ( I think)
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Searching a title of a waltz ( I think)

Sorry Merijn,

this walz may stem from some old Tv program or (German) feel good movie from the 1950'ies.
I doubt that it is by a classical composer...

Still, someone may recognize it.

Hartelijke groet,
Peter
by PJME
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hendrik Andriessen
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Hendrik Andriessen

Arkiv lists 19 Cd's.!

Miroir de peine can be had in 2 ( albeit historical) versions : Irma Kolassi and Elly Ameling
On NM Classics it is Roberta Alexander / David Porcelijn cond. who perform this lovely work.

P.
by PJME
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alexis Weissenberg: Love him? Hate him?
Replies: 21
Views: 5470

Re: Alexis Weissenberg: Love him? Hate him?

I have a softspot for his performance of Bartok's 2nd concerto with Philadelphia/Ormandy. (see LP cover) It used to be available on Cd, coupled with the Rachmaninoff 3rd Lance spoke about. http://i.ebayimg.com/05/!Bt6V7(gCWk~$(KGrHqYOKj4EviHZkSUEBL-DCNIny!~~_35.JPG I definitely think that he is a gr...
by PJME
Fri May 21, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Queen Elisabeth competition Brussels 2010 / piano
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Queen Elisabeth competition Brussels 2010 / piano

Next monday, the finals start.

Read all about it at :

http://www.cmireb.be/en/
by PJME
Tue May 18, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rest in peace, Yvonne Loriod...
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: Rest in peace, Yvonne Loriod...

That is ofcourse her sister Jeanne , "la reine des ondes Martenot". Jeanne Loriod died accidentally in Nice ( 2001). From Wikipedioa: Jeanne Loriod (13 July 1928 - 3 August 2001) was a French musician, regarded as the world's leading exponent of the ondes Martenot.[1] Born in Houilles, Yvelines, she...
by PJME
Thu May 13, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jose Van Dam To Retire This Year
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Jose Van Dam To Retire This Year

José Van Dam has won many international awards for his performances both on stage and in recordings. Berlin conferred on him the title of ‘Kammersänger’ in 1974, and the same year he received the German Music Critics’ Prize. Other awards include the Gold Medal of the Belgian Press (1976), Grand Prix...
by PJME
Tue May 11, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jose Van Dam To Retire This Year
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Jose Van Dam To Retire This Year

See : http://commandopera.com/2010/04/21/don- ... a-monnaie/

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It is a beautiful production. Van Dam is still an excellent actor...the voice ( no wonder at 70!) has lost its glow & depth.

P.
by PJME
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE EARTH HAD SHIFTED ON ITS AXIS.
Replies: 25
Views: 9235

Re: THE EARTH HAD SHIFTED ON ITS AXIS.

Richard A. Lovett in San Francisco for National Geographic News December, 2009 Earth's north magnetic pole is racing toward Russia at almost 40 miles (64 kilometers) a year due to magnetic changes in the planet's core, new research says. The core is too deep for scientists to directly detect its mag...
by PJME
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Same officer - Different Languages
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Same officer - Different Languages

See : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finno-Ugric_languages Finno-Ugric is a group of languages in the Uralic language family, comprising Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian and related languages. It comprises the Finno-Permic and Ugric language families. and: All Finno-Ugric languages share structural featur...
by PJME
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinion on Balakirev's "Islamey" for solo piano
Replies: 18
Views: 10862

Re: Opinion on Balakirev's "Islamey" for solo piano

Hi Lance, please check your PM. I've sent you a message concerning pianist Fausto Zadra.

Peter
by PJME
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My next car
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: My next car

Pakistan ' truck art'

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by PJME
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Have You Ever Heard Of Robert Soetans? Read This, Please...
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Have You Ever Heard Of Robert Soetans? Read This, Please...

It's SOETENS ( pronounced Sootens) and not SOETANS.....He's of Belgian descend. Wikipedia has all the details Robert Soetens (19 July 1897 – 22 October 1997) was a French violinist, remembered particularly for premiering the Violin Concerto No. 2 of Sergei Prokofiev in 1935. Biography Robert Soetens...
by PJME
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The music of Charles Koechlin ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3919

Re: The music of Charles Koechlin ...

The "Ballade" for piano & orchestra is a beautiful and haunting work. Quite dark , romantically atmospheric in a " german", "Deutsch" way. I'm sure Lance will like this ! But many important scores wait to be performed. Two symphonies ( large scale) and an even larger Symphonie d'Hymnes. Biblical can...
by PJME
Fri May 22, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How about this prediction?!
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: How about this prediction?!

"We live in a world where people are prepared to see entire countries wiped out rather than disrupt their own pleasures."

P.
by PJME
Fri May 22, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Albert Roussel - yes or no - Piston's idea!
Replies: 25
Views: 3623

Re: Albert Roussel - yes or no - Piston's idea!

Do try the pianoconcerto. Arguably,not a "great" work (in a late Romantic sense), but the fast movements are full of joy and energy, the slow movement is mysterious and hauntingly beautiful ! "Evocations", on the other hand, is a major composition lasting ca 35-40 minutes. Three Indian cities are po...
by PJME
Tue May 12, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pope Benedict's Yad Vashem speech disappoints Israel
Replies: 34
Views: 2190

Re: Pope Benedict's Yad Vashem speech disappoints Israel

I believe that the previous pope, John Paul II, already did apologize. As a matter of fact he didn't. The Western Wall in JerusalemRelations between Catholicism and Judaism improved during the pontificate of John Paul II.[7][71] He spoke frequently about the Church's relationship with Jews.[7] As a...
by PJME
Sun May 10, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Belgian Eurotrash Production Goes Too Far?
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

Re: Belgian Eurotrash Production Goes Too Far?

http://www.vlaamseopera.be/en/Default.aspx This production of Samson et Dalila was, understandably, not well received in the press. Orchestra, singers and chorus got reasonable to good reviews, the staging was perceived as ugly, kitschy and not to the point. It will be soon forgotten. The Flemish Op...
by PJME
Fri May 08, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why doesn't anyone talk about choral music around here?
Replies: 35
Views: 5858

Re: Why doesn't anyone talk about choral music around here?

I'll start in Belgium, with two top-ensembles : almost any recording by the Collegium Vocale Ghent is worth considering. They sing a broad repertoire, but specialise in Baroque music. Their Mendelssohn disc is superb. Paul Van Nevel and the Huelgas Ensemble built over the years a discography that st...
by PJME
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: St Cecilia Mass (Gounod) to be performed live ... questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: St Cecilia Mass (Gounod) to be performed live ... questions

Why make things difficult? So many masses were written just for chorus and organ .... think of : Maurice Duruflé : Missa "cum jubilo" op.11 / chorus/organ version by the composer Chandos released a fine disc with two Belgian masses : Flor Peeters Missa festiva and Joseph Jongen's Mass for chorus, or...
by PJME
Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 4' 33"
Replies: 24
Views: 1844

Re: 4' 33"

by PJME
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 15th : You Tube symphony orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 343

April 15th : You Tube symphony orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Website URL: http://www.youtube.com/symphony Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage (Seating Chart) Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 7:30 PM Tickets from $25 - $50 Program Presented by YouTube in partnership with Carnegie Hall. Program Details YouTube Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Adviso...
by PJME
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody have an opinion of Yehudi Menuhin..
Replies: 34
Views: 3031

Re: Anybody have an opinion of Yehudi Menuhin..

Lance, this twofer has a good selection of works by Martin, including Polyptique ( Arkiv) http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze/full/213489.jpg Release Date: 03/24/2009 Label: Emi Classics Catalog #: 64344 Spars Code: n/a Composer: Frank Martin Performer: Yehudi Menuhin, Osian Ellis, Si...
by PJME
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prokofiev's five piano concertos
Replies: 24
Views: 6519

Re: Prokofiev's five piano concertos

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Excellent version of nr 5.
by PJME
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody have an opinion of Yehudi Menuhin..
Replies: 34
Views: 3031

Re: Anybody have an opinion of Yehudi Menuhin..

Found it at EMI Japan. Bach:Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV1047 Bach:Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV1048 Bach:Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D BWV1050 Bach:Cantata 'Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt', BWV68 – Aria: Mein gläubiges Herze Bach:Cantata 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV199 – Choral: I...
by PJME
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody have an opinion of Yehudi Menuhin..
Replies: 34
Views: 3031

Re: Anybody have an opinion of Yehudi Menuhin..

The box is -of course - interesting, and contains -afaik - most of his important recordings as soloist( from Bach to Grapelli). I was happy to see that Frank Martin's Polyptique was included and Panufnik's concerto, two works he commsioned. As an old man,his playing was less assured, of course. But ...
by PJME
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prokofiev's five piano concertos
Replies: 24
Views: 6519

Re: Prokofiev's five piano concertos

And just a little reminder for Belgo-Brazilian Eliane Rodrigues ! She recorde the concerti in Russia, with The St. Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra Edward Serov, conductor.


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by PJME
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'tis Almost Here!:
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: 'tis Almost Here!:

How silly ! I must have been sleeping... FJH - GFH.... Still, I can assure you all, that both composers will be extensively remembered on Belgian ( and Dutch) radioprograms & in concerthalls. Actually, plenty of special events have taken place already. Earlier this week , a pianotrio by Jacqueline F...
by PJME
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'tis Almost Here!:
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: 'tis Almost Here!:

http://radio.klara.be/radio/

Halleluia Händel!

P.
by PJME
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: evolution
Replies: 21
Views: 1933

Re: evolution

Understanding Ourselves: Talking With Gay Psychotherapist and Author Stanley Siegel By Owen Keehnen (This interview originally appeared in 'Out' in Albuquerque (8/94), 'Metroline' in Hartford (10/27/94), and 'Wisconsin In Step' (12/94) Have you ever been curious about the link between creativity and...
by PJME
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Surfing the internet is dangerous!
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Surfing the internet is dangerous!

Quarantine, then delete! Or follow the instructions ( McAfee, Norton..). Scan = at least once a week.

Good luck!
P.
by PJME
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What? An ensemble of Ondes Martenots?
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: What? An ensemble of Ondes Martenots?

Hi Chris, Fêtes des belles eaux was indeed written for the 1936 Expo. Several other compositions were specially written for those festivities - Charles Koechlin's ' Les eaux vives" was one of them ( used to be available in very bad sound on an LP...). and so was Raymond Loucheur's "Apothéose de la S...
by PJME
Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Darius Milhaud...
Replies: 22
Views: 2993

Re: Darius Milhaud...

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Milhaud in old age. (Most) of the hair is still there. No rug.


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by PJME
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Koechlin - Offrande musicale sur le nom de BACH
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: Charles Koechlin - Offrande musicale sur le nom de BACH

The Offrande was recorded in 1973 (CD issued in 1991 - Offrande musicale sur le nom de Bach par l'Orchestre Symphonique de Frankfurt, dirigé par Pablo Izquierdo (1973) Editions Michael Frauenlob Bauer : MFB 019 : 1991. It will be hard to find. I can make a copy if you want. it is a great piece. But ...
by PJME
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Darius Milhaud...
Replies: 22
Views: 2993

Re: Darius Milhaud...

That's a very lovely chimney. I have the Protée Suite performed by Pierre Fournier and the Versailles Radio Orchestra, coupled with his Symphony no. 10. So, there are a few recordings of that work out there. Pierre Fournier and the Versailles Radio Orchestra! ? :shock: That must be one of those "il...
by PJME
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Darius Milhaud...
Replies: 22
Views: 2993

Re: Darius Milhaud...

We just played one of his works this past weekend - on a Woodwind 5tet concert: "La Cheminee de Roi Renee" - a charming and popular quintet classic, one of the standard works for this combination...very fine piece, that skillfully combines fast and slow, vigorous and lyrical, boisterous and tranqui...
by PJME
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schoenberg's Gurrelieder
Replies: 37
Views: 11050

Re: Schoenberg's Gurrelieder

the New Yorkers must have been so proud to have such fine German musicians in the orchestra! :D
by PJME
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Darius Milhaud...
Replies: 22
Views: 2993

Re: Darius Milhaud...

Choéphores ( from l'Orestie) is indeed a stunning work. other great works : the ballet l'Homme et son désir ( now also on Naxos) and "Protée" - suite.( difficult to find. Milhaud/BBC SO or Abravanel/Utah) Symphonies 1.2,3 ( with chorus/Te Deum) ,4 and 8 ( Rhodanienne) are original and powerful works...