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by Prometheus
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Borodin-Prince Igor-Gergiev-Phillips After Boris Godunov, this opera seemed fitting to listen to next. Falla-El Sombrero de Tres Picos/El Amor Brujo/La Vida Breve-Valdes-Naxos Going to listen to this next due to the suggestion of ravel30. Bought this a while ago and enjoyed it, but think its quality...
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your thoughts on the orchestral music by De Falla
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Your thoughts on the orchestral music by De Falla

I only own 1 disc of his, a Naxos one which I haven't picked up in some time. I guess you've decided what I'm going to listen to next!
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHALKPERSON!
Replies: 25
Views: 2062

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHALKPERSON!

Happy Birthday! I am relatively new here, but in that time you have most certainly proved yourself as a kind and knowledgeable individual. Have a great one!
by Prometheus
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mussorgsky-Boris Godunov-Karajan-Decca Inspired to give this a listen due to the current discussion of it. Richard Strauss-Enoch Arden-Ax-Patrick (Captain Picard) Stewart -Sony Classics. Bought this disc a while back out of curiosity due to the combination of the voice of Patrick Stewart with the mu...
by Prometheus
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mozart-Symphony 40 No idea for the info on this one. Bought it at a used cd store long ago for 1.99 and it has no description on the cd itself. Beethoven-Symphonies 5 / 7-Kleiber-DG I delayed buying this disc until a few months ago. Had heard all about its status as being the best version and finall...
by Prometheus
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I tire easily of listening to Bach
Replies: 102
Views: 8874

Re: I tire easily of listening to Bach

Marc wrote:
I think that Die Kunst der Fuge is one of those eternal masterpieces.
I have been listening a couple of times lately to complete KdF's, played on harpsichord (Sebastien Guillot, Naxos)
That Naxos disc is my favorite version of the work in any of its varied transcriptions.
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't we cut this out???
Replies: 32
Views: 2010

Re: Can't we cut this out???

Geez! Whadda conzept! as ... http://www.yakov.com/images/aarp.jpg .... Yakov Smirnoff ... ...would say! In Soviet Russia you don't list your five favorite topics; your five favorite topics list you! It has been with great frequency in my life that any reference to Yakov will ultimately yield this m...
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I tire easily of listening to Bach
Replies: 102
Views: 8874

Re: I tire easily of listening to Bach

IcedNote wrote:
Or do you still think I'm nutso? ;)

-G
Not at all. Like many have expressed throughout this post, Bach is one of my favorites and I could listen to a Bach marathon and be delighted with it. That said, we all have our opinions and yours is every bit as respectable as all of ours.
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

My first Zemlinsky experience: Zemlinsky: Symphonies 1 & 2 Cologne Philharmonic/Gurzner Orchestra & James Conlon - EMI count me as a fan! ContrapunctusIX, Glad to hear you enjoyed it. On the same label with Conlon is also the Lyric Symphony bundled with Operatic preludes and interludes. Additionall...
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

In keeping with the Schubertian theme of this evening:

Schubert-Die Schone Mullerin-Fischer-Dieskau/Moore-EMI

I admire the entire song cycle, but "Des Baches Wiegenlied" is my favorite of the complete work.
by Prometheus
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Healey Willan-In the Heavenly Kingdom-Naxos

Khachaturian-Cello Concerto/Concerto Rhapsody for Cello-Tarasova-Regis
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Paganini-24 Caprices-Accardo-DG Box set.

Scriabin-Piano Works-Ponti-Vox Box.
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My music is now on CD BABY!
Replies: 25
Views: 1750

Re: My music is now on CD BABY!

Congratulations on this endeavor! Is the album cover from an original photo or is it a creation of yours?
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt's Orchestral Works
Replies: 26
Views: 2783

Re: Liszt's Orchestral Works

diegobueno,

Thanks for the reminder about Christus. It is an amazing work which I just discovered last year. I have the Brilliant version with Rilling as conductor and I would love to see a performance of it someday.
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt's Orchestral Works
Replies: 26
Views: 2783

Re: Liszt's Orchestral Works

I enjoy the orchestral works of Liszt. One criticism against these works has to do with them not being of the quality of the piano works and thus the orchestral works are ignored. The other common criticism I have heard of is that they are simply full of bombast. If that is so, so be it. Sometimes l...
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Weber-Symphony 2-Georgiadis-Naxos Mozart-Piano Sonata for 2 pianos-Haebler/Hoffman-Phillips Duo Beethoven-Piano Sonata 4 hands-Lortie/Mercier-Chandos Being that this sonata is only around 6 minutes of length, was given an opus number (Op. 6) by Beethoven, and the multitude of piano sonata box sets, ...
by Prometheus
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bartok-Violin Sonata 1903- Phoenix

The unnumbered and rarely recorded early Violin Sonata.

Scriabin-Symphony 1-Ashkenazy-Decca

Due to the Scriabin discussion I figured I would listen to this great work.

Suk-Praga-Pesek-EMI

From a double disc set of orchestral works by Suk.
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your top 5 Triangle Players
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: Your top 5 Triangle Players

Agreed. Walken's deadpan style of delivery works quite well in many comedy skits.
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Top 10 Music Jokes
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Your Top 10 Music Jokes

I do not know of any jokes in this area that are of my own or from friends, but I did find this lengthy list of jokes online.

http://www.mit.edu/~jcb/jokes/
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'Fantasy' Mahler box set
Replies: 52
Views: 4581

Re: 'Fantasy' Mahler box set

Greetings, arthound. I remembered the conductor was Solti, but that was all. The cd itself has no info on it and I have no idea where the empty case is in my box of cases. However I looked it up on Arkiv and it is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In this incarnation it also includes excerpts of Des K...
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'Fantasy' Mahler box set
Replies: 52
Views: 4581

Re: 'Fantasy' Mahler box set

Lance: "I could just live with Nos. 1 and 2." I agree. Mahler is one of my favorites, but these two are my preferred choices. I began my Mahler journey by listening to the symphonies in numerical order and after listening to these 2 I almost didn't want to listen to the rest as I felt they could onl...
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Glazunov-Song of Destiny/Suite Characteristique-Naxos

Mendelssohn-Symphonies 3 and 4 -Amadis
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who Are Your Favorite Page Turners ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: Who Are Your Favorite Page Turners ?

After all the musician performance thread ideas have run their course, I could certainly see these threads moving on to all other aspects of our lives.:What are your 5 favorite brands of dental floss? What are your 5 favorite objects of food? What are your 5 favorite times/places to listen to music?...
by Prometheus
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Gregorian Chant-Adorate Deum-Naxos

Vivaldi-Concertos for Lute and Mandolin-Teldec

Prokofiev-Alexander Nevsky-Abbado
by Prometheus
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Ten favorite symphonies
Replies: 37
Views: 3567

Re: Your Ten favorite symphonies

Top 10 at this moment. I only selected 1 per composer as it made it easier to narrow the list down:

Mahler-2
Beethoven-9
Bruckner-5
Shostakovich-4
Berlioz-Symphonie Fantastique
Strauss-Alpine Symphony
Dvorak-9
Brahms-4
Haydn-6
Mozart-40
by Prometheus
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bartok-Concerto for Orchestra/Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta. Bernstein-Sony. I listened to this cd in my car a few times today. Listening to this cd in the car reminded me of a previous occasion when a passenger was present at the start of the third movement of the Music for Strings, Pe...
by Prometheus
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music eras
Replies: 37
Views: 4592

Re: Classical music eras

The choosing of dates for the beginning and end of a musical period will often involve overlap as time periods of humanity can’t be labeled so clearly. However, it often seems that the given end date of the Baroque is 1750. This year is chosen due to Bach passing in 1750. However great Bach was, his...
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Five Preferred Record Labels
Replies: 31
Views: 1982

Re: Your Five Preferred Record Labels

Naxos
DG
EMI
Chandos
Brilliant
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Zemlinsky-Piano Works-Naxos

Tallis-Complete Works-Brilliant

Bought this for myself as a Xmas gift and have been making my way through the box. All of it has been great thus far. Listened to disc 9, which is instrumental music and songs.
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"
Replies: 48
Views: 12105

Re: Philisophical question: "Why do you listen to the radio?"

I agree regarding the element of surprise. Additionally, it is often a challenge to turn on the radio and see how long it takes me to identify a piece or composer. I think the locality is an issue as well, knowing I am supporting a local station. I am also friends with one of the local cm djs. He de...
by Prometheus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A question for everyone who listens to music
Replies: 143
Views: 12400

Re: A question for everyone who listens to music

Regarding the audience relation to art- The difference in opinion of this subject is also varied upon the aims of the composer. For myself, I have no desire to sell my music or make any money off of it. The only music of mine to ever be played in public was at a movie theatre. It was showing a horro...
by Prometheus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A question for everyone who listens to music
Replies: 143
Views: 12400

Re: A question for everyone who listens to music

Regarding listening to new music- I am open to this, but currently do not engage much in it. I agree with Beckmesser that money is a big factor as I cannot afford to buy more new cds at present. I have been avidly involved in cm for only a few years. When I got into cm one of the best things I did w...
by Prometheus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Thanks for the suggestion. One of my favorite orchestral depictions of the sea would have to be the introduction of The Tempest by Sibelius. My recording is of the complete incidental music on the Ondine label by Saraste.
by Prometheus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How many have discovered more "bronzed" CDs?
Replies: 24
Views: 2606

Re: How many have discovered more "bronzed" CDs?

Thanks again for the information and the link to this project.
by Prometheus
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Haydn-The Apothecary-Goritzki-Berlin Classics Mendelssohn-String Symphonies Vol. 2-Ward-Naxos Vaughan Williams-Riders to the Sea/Household Music/Flos Campi-Hickox-Chandos This is my first listen of this. I bought it because I did not have an operatic selection of VW and I try to have a varied output...
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How many have discovered more "bronzed" CDs?
Replies: 24
Views: 2606

Re: How many have discovered more "bronzed" CDs?

Thanks for the response and the description of the process. If I TB holds 3,5000 that should be more than I need. Agreed that backup is indeed important and it would appear that if I choose this path I would eventually need two external drives so I would have one for backup in case the first fails. ...
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: KUSC No. 1 in USA For Classical Music....Do You Listen?
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

Re: KUSC No. 1 in USA For Classical Music....Do You Listen?

I cannot attest to commercial run Classical Music radio stations here, but public radio is very similar to what you described. NPR (National Public Radio) filters its programming to markets across the country. The public radio stations I have access to spend a great deal of the day with NPR programm...
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The British Music Thread!
Replies: 41
Views: 4646

Re: The British Music Thread!

Thanks for posting the pictures Jared. Those images are very close to the ones that will often come to my mind when listening to VW's music.
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 159248

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Thanks again for the warm welcome from everyone.
by Prometheus
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How many have discovered more "bronzed" CDs?
Replies: 24
Views: 2606

Re: How many have discovered more "bronzed" CDs?

Chalkperson: "I ripped 16,000 discs" Wow. How much space does that occupy data wise? I have considered ripping my collection (which is nowhere near that size) to digital, but spatial storage, choosing file size/quality, and the time to do so have been the greatest of impediments. I have looked at th...
by Prometheus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 159248

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Thankfully I regenerate everyday. :wink:

Thanks for the kind welcome. Greetings and salutations to Jared, José, and HoustonDavid.
by Prometheus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kind of a New Year's resoloution (in a sense) ...
Replies: 51
Views: 5540

Re: Kind of a New Year's resoloution (in a sense) ...

I as well feel as though my buying is about to dwindle down or come to a great pause. There is so much to listen to and it is time to enjoy what I have. Also, all of my favorite composers have passed away. Their artistic output is all available and at a certain point there would be nothing new left ...
by Prometheus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3540281

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

In the past day: Brahms-Ein Deutsches Requiem. Klemperer-EMI. Of all the Requiems out there this one may be my favorite. The choral work in this recording is fantastic. Kalinnikov-Symphony No. 1. Kuchar-Naxos. Such a neglected piece. The beginning of the second movement always reminds me of an ambul...
by Prometheus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Five Favorite Composers
Replies: 242
Views: 20068

Re: Your Five Favorite Composers

I agree with many that is almost impossible to choose just five, but at this point in time these would be my choices:

1. Bach
2. Beethoven
3. Mahler
4. Bruckner
5. Brahms

Knocking on the door-Haydn, Mozart, Shostakovich, Dvorak
by Prometheus
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 159248

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Hello to the universe of CMG. I am a male residing in the United States. I listen to all facets of cm, but at this time in my life orchestral pieces and solo piano are my favorites. It is always a continual journey to learn and appreciate new music. Other artistic endeavors-I compose my own music an...