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by Prometheus
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You favorite movie soundtrack (with cm inspirations)
Replies: 27
Views: 3598

Re: You favorite movie soundtrack (with cm inspirations)

The last film that I saw in the theater that had a score that caught my attention was The Dark Knight in 2008. I found the music to fit with the flow of the film and it worked well.
by Prometheus
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cesar Cui ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2133

Re: Cesar Cui ?

I have both the Chandos disc of orchestral works and the Naxos one of piano preludes. Of the two I prefer the preludes.
by Prometheus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Shostakovich-Symphony No. 12-Jansons-EMI.

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by Prometheus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Fergus wrote:Perhaps I am now going into the minority here guys but I really like Schwarzkopf's singing :roll: :lol:
I do as well!
by Prometheus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Third-party sellers via Amazon
Replies: 22
Views: 1834

Re: Third-party sellers via Amazon

I share many of the thoughts thus far stated with anybook. However, I have once ordered from them. :lol: I don't recall the item, but it was only being sold by a few sellers and anybook had it for around 20.00. I was so shocked to see this as their prices are normally ridiculously expensive. I do re...
by Prometheus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greatest 20th century composer
Replies: 154
Views: 25278

Re: Greatest 20th century composer

Chalkperson wrote:No, but one of the reasons I gave it to Shostakovich was the sheer volume of his output and the fact that it included almost every Genre...and the very high quality of most of it...
I agree as well. :)
by Prometheus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You favorite movie soundtrack (with cm inspirations)
Replies: 27
Views: 3598

Re: You favorite movie soundtrack (with cm inspirations)

It has been some time since I watched it, but I believe that Dune by David Lynch utilized some material from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
by Prometheus
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richard Strauss's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60
Replies: 14
Views: 2041

Re: Richard Strauss's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60

I have two recordings of this piece. I have Maazel on Decca and Halasz on Naxos. I agree that it is a great piece! :)
by Prometheus
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Strauss-Der Rosenkavalier-Karajan-EMI.

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by Prometheus
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gift for my grandson's 5th birthday
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Gift for my grandson's 5th birthday

Very cool! The backyard area could become a lot more busy as I'm sure your grandson's friends will want to visit to play!
by Prometheus
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Poll: Let's Face the Truth!
Replies: 55
Views: 4738

Re: Poll: Let's Face the Truth!

Both pieces are excellent and offer different experiences and feelings for me. However, La Mer would be my preferred choice.
by Prometheus
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Delius-A Mass of Life / Requiem-Hickox-Chandos.

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by Prometheus
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Trilogy wrote:Shostakovich - Concerto No.1 for piano, trumpet and strings Op.35 / Concertino for two pianos in A Minor, Op.94 / Quintet for Piano and String Quartet in G Minor, Op.57
(Argerich, Vedernikov / Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, EMI)
I have that one too. Good performances all around.
by Prometheus
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: It's time to catch Khachaturian!
Replies: 31
Views: 6005

Re: It's time to catch Khachaturian!

Trilogy, I have the 3 Symphonies on the ASV label and enjoy them all. Also, I am not sure which Piano Concerto disc you have, but the one available on Naxos is the one I own and it includes the also great Concerto Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra. :D http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51b5o7PfY1L...
by Prometheus
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Berlioz-Overtures-Gibson-Chandos.

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by Prometheus
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Food stamps and bottled water
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Food stamps and bottled water

Good evening, piston! If you see a person buying large quantities of bottled water with Food Stamps you should not expect that the reason above is why they are doing so. I know another reason why some on Food Stamps may buy large quantities of bottled water. They bathe with it. Some individuals may ...
by Prometheus
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Haydn-String Quartets Op. 33-Kodaly Quartet-Naxos.

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by Prometheus
Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Perseid Meteor Shower in a minute
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Perseid Meteor Shower in a minute

Time lapse of the recent event taken at Joshua Tree National Park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQfZiOC7mFA
by Prometheus
Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven piano concerti recommendation
Replies: 52
Views: 5689

Re: Beethoven piano concerti recommendation

The most recent recordings I have are those of Zinman with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. The 3rd disc in the series includes Choral Fantasy, which I find to be the best recorded piece of the 3 disc set.

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by Prometheus
Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bach-Sonatas for Flute and Viola de Gamba-Various-Phillips.

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by Prometheus
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Are there any complete discs of Gayane and Spartacus?
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: Are there any complete discs of Gayane and Spartacus?

Hello, Trilogy!

I have the same 2 sets as stenka razin. I was under the impression they were both complete, but if they are not then I am unaware of what I'm missing. The Gayne disc also includes a short piece titled Russian Fantasy.
by Prometheus
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Online purchase of classical CDs
Replies: 25
Views: 3787

Re: Online purchase of classical CDs

The problem I have found with amazon is that they list product they cannot ship. I generally don't buy from them unless the item is in stock. Even then, it's happened more than once that the "in stock" item was put on back order, sometimes for many months. After a month or two they begin to email m...
by Prometheus
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2010 Gramophone Nominations-Cast Your Vote For The Winners
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: 2010 Gramophone Nominations-Cast Your Vote For The Winners

Thanks for sharing, stenka!

However, I do not have any of the discs listed. Do you have a favorite from the list perhaps?
by Prometheus
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Tchaikovsky-String Quartets-Ying Quartet-Telarc.

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by Prometheus
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook Location Feature
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Facebook Location Feature

Hope this works for you or others who may choose to use it. Why is there a need to disable this? Isn't it optional? In other words, if I don't "check in" to another location, no one on FB knows I'm there. Good afternoon! I guess there are a few reasons why persons may want to disable it. You are co...
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook Location Feature
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Facebook Location Feature

Ain't working for me even though I changed my "current location" to be back in the US Hmm. Sorry it didn't work for you. For myself, it was: Account- Privacy Settings- Customize Settings (which is clickable text with a pencil next to it in the center of the page"- This brings up a page with 3 secti...
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prokofiev Piano Sonatas
Replies: 28
Views: 4822

Re: Prokofiev Piano Sonatas

I have the Berman set on Chandos as well. I chose it as it has both versions of No. 5 and a fragment of No. 10.
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Liszt-Sacred Piano Works-Thomson-Naxos.

Britten-Variations on a Theme of Bridge-Bedford-Naxos.

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by Prometheus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Dragonwyck
Replies: 2
Views: 2273

Re: Dragonwyck

I've seen a great deal of his films too. My favorite has to be The Haunted Palace.
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Bela Lugosi
Replies: 3
Views: 2779

Re: Bela Lugosi

Can't say I have seen him in any other film besides Dracula.

My favorite Lugosi quote from Dracula:

"I never drink............................wine." :wink:
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

Re: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Thanks for the info, John. I was unaware there were so many books and sequels until reading the forward to the book.
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook Location Feature
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Facebook Location Feature

For those that use Facebook: Today it unveiled a new location feature which allows you to check into places in order to let your friends know where you are. I have no interest in such a feature and in case others have a Facebook and feel the same, here is a link to disabling the location feature. ht...
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Does Your Alma Mater Rate ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1457

Re: How Does Your Alma Mater Rate ?

Haven't logged in for a few days and when I was scrolling down the page I swore that the title of this thread was

"How does your Alma Mahler Rate?" :lol:
by Prometheus
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

I purchased this book recently as I have always wanted to read it. I have not seen the movie in years, but did so countless times in my youth. The book is around 200 pages and was a pretty quick read. I lost power today for a few hours and used that time to read it. It was a fast paced book in the t...
by Prometheus
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Britten-Violin Concerto-Bedford-Naxos.

Wasn't sure what to expect with this as I have heard little of Britten. I very much liked it and found the disc to be a great choice.

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by Prometheus
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Dragonwyck
Replies: 2
Views: 2273

Dragonwyck

Watched this 1946 black and white Vincent Price film on TCM last night. I’ve always been fan of Mr. Price and his spooky rendition of characters. The film centered around a woman going to the estate of Mr. Price and becoming acclimated to the new way of life offered there. Slowly though she begins t...
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Smetana-Ma Vlast-Berglund-EMI.

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by Prometheus
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich #7 and Prokofiev #2
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Re: Shostakovich #7 and Prokofiev #2

Thanks for the variety of suggestions. When we performed it a couple years back, one of my section members brought an industrial decibel meter to the 2nd concert - at the conclusion, and one earlier place it registered 116+db :roll: Louder than a chainsaw or a lawnmower. Nice. :wink: http://www.asha...
by Prometheus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Need best wishes from CMG friends
Replies: 53
Views: 8515

Re: Need best wishes from CMG friends

Wish you both positive thoughts and an expeditious return to good health.
by Prometheus
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Shostakovich-Lady Macbeth-Rostropovich-EMI.

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by Prometheus
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barenboim's legacy in Chicaga?
Replies: 41
Views: 1689

Re: Barenboim's legacy in Chicaga?

Fascinating thread about one of my favorite orchestra and a conductor that I greatly admire. Personnally, I am a big fan of his Bruckner/CSO symphony recordings. I also tend to agree regarding his tenure with the Berliner Philarmonic orchestra. Matt. The only disc I have from that cycle is of # 1 w...
by Prometheus
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bach-Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.

Pachelbel-Canon.

I attended a friend's wedding this afternoon and these pieces were played on the piano as processionals.
by Prometheus
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich #7 and Prokofiev #2
Replies: 22
Views: 2312

Shostakovich #7 and Prokofiev #2

Yesterday I listened to the 7th Symphony of Shostakovich and 2nd Symphony of Prokofiev for the first time. I purchased box sets of their complete symphonies a few years ago, but only listened to half of the boxes as I didn’t want to overload on the works as I preferred to listen slowly to appreciate...
by Prometheus
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert's Octet-What Is Your Favorite Performance?
Replies: 19
Views: 4198

Re: Schubert's Octet-What Is Your Favorite Performance?

I like the Octet, though I only have one recording of it. It is with Gidon Kremer on DG.
by Prometheus
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Shostakovich-Symphony 7-Jansons-EMI.

Prokofiev-Symphony 2-Jarvi-Chandos.

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by Prometheus
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3242739

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Since most of the Forum seems to be having a Szell Day, I´m going to join with a recording I love since I was 12. This is in fact one of the first LP´s of Classical Music that I bought, and certainly my very first Dvorak recording. These Slavonic Dances remained unmatched till Harnoncourt recorded ...
by Prometheus
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Recent Northern Lights
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Recent Northern Lights

Due to recent activity of the Sun there was an impressive Northern Lights display the past few days.

This link is to photos

http://www.cnn.com/2010/IREPORT/08/04/n ... ml?hpt=Mid

This one has a time lapse of the viewing experience.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-478714
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The music of Britten
Replies: 35
Views: 5042

Re: The music of Britten

ravel30 wrote:Prometheus,

Thank you so much for starting this great thread. I was wondering the same thing a few weeks ago and your thread answered many of my questions regarding Britten's music.
Welcome! :D