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by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's radio programs: Oct-Nov-Dec 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 2928

Lance's radio programs: Oct-Nov-Dec 2018

ALL PROGRAMS SATURDAY EVENING, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time OCTOBER •October 6, 2018: Anton Kubalek, pianist •October 13, 2018: Duo Praxedis (Harp and Piano), Part 1 of 2 •October 20, 2018: Duo Praxedis (Harp and Piano), Part 2 of 2 •October 27, 2018: Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet NOVEMBER •November 3, 201...
by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)

Yes, I found much to enjoy in Brailowsky's recordings. It seems, very long ago, as a youngster, I heard him in concert in New York. Naturally, Brailowsky was in some competition with other pianists whose Chopin was considered outstanding (thinking Rubinstein here). But other piano professors and col...
by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Melodiya's Rachmaninoff Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Melodiya's Rachmaninoff Edition

Looks VERY interesting but is also VERY expensive for 33 CDs + 1 LP. https://www.mdt.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/M/E/MELCD1002550.jpg Rachmaninoff: Collection CD 1 Pieces, Op. 3 & 10 CD 2 Selected Pieces, Six moments musicaux CD 3 Preludes, . 23 & 32 C...
by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pierre Fournier Edition on DGG
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Pierre Fournier Edition on DGG

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91amU42Lb1L._SX355_.jpg Can I believe my eyes? Amazon has this showing for $600 on their site! I paid less than 10% of that. It was only released in 2017, total of 25 CDs, but as a limited edition. This and his EMI/Warner edition probably gives you th...
by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!
Replies: 17
Views: 3355

Re: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!

I've got some 100 discs of Rostropovich on major labels and a similar or greater amount on other labels. Not only as a cellist, conductor, and pianist ... and certainly one of the finest artists during the 20th century. The question begins in the mind: when are we going to have all the time necessar...
by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!
Replies: 17
Views: 3355

Re: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!

Could not agree more. Supreme cellist.
maestrob wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:55 am
IMHO, Rostropovich was much better as a cellist than he was as a conductor.
by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sublime Shostakovich
Replies: 20
Views: 3386

Re: Sublime Shostakovich

I have individual symphonies by Shostakovich. I note a number of complete recordings of the symphonies have been issued. The symphonies are not a top priority for me, but if one was looking to get a complete set, what's the recommendation?
by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: glimmerglass 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: glimmerglass 2019

Len, some contemporary operas there ... is that what entices you to Glimmerglass this year?
by Lance
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lev Oborin
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: Pianist Lev Oborin

Yes, same one I have that Decca re-released on their own label. Doremi issued the complete violin and piano sonatas on their label [7807, 3 CDs] recorded live in Paris in 1962. I never got that set inasmuch as I was very happy with the Philips recording. Either way, I'm sure you cannot go wrong! I h...
by Lance
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Re: Stellar Finnish violin, cello concertos

No, that repertoire new to me though I do have music by Rautavaara. Vasks I have heard othing.
by Lance
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!
Replies: 17
Views: 3355

Re: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!

My purchases this Fall will include the Szeryng box due out in November, and more Argerich, whom I adore (mostly) as a pianist. I still lack her Warner set, which is currently winging its way to my mailbox from Germany, while Piatigorsky remains on my wantlist. Still, I must give priority to Rostro...
by Lance
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Munch 13 CD Warner box
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: Charles Munch 13 CD Warner box

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51fabfyFOAL._AC_US327_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/9175-b-Ik%2BL._SY355_.jpg The above Munch set arrived today. It is an excellent presentation by Warner Classics. I know there are varying opinions on CMG of conduc...
by Lance
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!
Replies: 17
Views: 3355

Re: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!

If you are a Piatigorsky fan, I would remind you about the six-CD West Hills Archive release [6032], "The Art of Gregor Piatigorsky," which contains many previously unissued performances. Music & Arts has some good things too!
by Lance
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A rare Christian Ferras (violin) DGG CD!
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Re: A rare Christian Ferras (violin) DGG CD!

Francescatti - tops for me, too!
by Lance
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Foulds' Piano Concerto
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

Re: John Foulds' Piano Concerto

I have some recordings by Foulds, including the Lyrita set [2345] of British piano concertos. Hyperion issued a CD, "British Light Music 4" [67400], and Warner a couple of CDs [61525 and 62999], the first of which contains a Concerto for Voice and Orchestra. The other features Peter Donohoe at the p...
by Lance
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lev Oborin
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: Pianist Lev Oborin

A wonderful Russian pianist, Lev Oborin. As JohnF has noted, the preponderance of his recordings are with violinist David Oistrakh and cellist Sviatoslav Knushevitsky. But there have been a number of CDs issued of him as a solo pianist or with orchestra. THE CDs * RCA 10-CD set 33230 "The Russian Pi...
by Lance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A rare Christian Ferras (violin) DGG CD!
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Re: A rare Christian Ferras (violin) DGG CD!

It is interesting to note that Christian Ferras recorded for three rival major labels, first with British Decca, then with EMI (including Telefunken), concluding with DGG. Among those labels, there is a substantial amount of recorded material through different periods of his life. I, personally, was...
by Lance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 49-CD Celibidache Box on Warner
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: 49-CD Celibidache Box on Warner

In looking what is inside this box, almost every conductor of greatest prominence has recorded nearly all these works with the finest orchestras in the world. While the Munich Phlharmonic may be a superb orchestra, there is nothing in this set that immediately appeals to me with Celibidache/Munich. ...
by Lance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)

Regarding Argerich on EMI/Warner, I show about 65 discs on the EMI/Warner label with her on them, which includes all the Lugano Festival recordings. Is this new Warner box only solo piano compositions? And is there anything new within the 20-CD boxed set that hasn't been issued previously that you m...
by Lance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)

Ha! Join the club with regard to space. There's always that area beneath one's bed - or maybe atop the refrigerator! (I don't recommend placing then inside the fridge though.) Hi, Lance! Actually, Brailowsky is on my wishlist, but it's Marta Argerich who's going to be put on my shelves this month! :...
by Lance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!
Replies: 17
Views: 3355

Re: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!

I believe it IS with original jackets, something I really enjoy when acquiring these mega-sets. It brings back fond memories of the LP era. This too belongs on my wantlist! Piatigorsky's many fine chamber recordiings w/Jascha Heifetz have already been reissued by RCA in the Heifetz box, which I have...
by Lance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anne Queffelec Mozart recital
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Anne Queffelec Mozart recital

No, I would not disagree on the "stature" of the piano sonatas. In fact, I would choose Haydn's best over Mozart's best, and certainly Beethoven's, not to mention those of Franz Schubert! Insofar as Mozart's works involving the piano, I would place the piano concertos at the top of his list. Still, ...
by Lance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 49-CD Celibidache Box on Warner
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: 49-CD Celibidache Box on Warner

For those interested in this 49-CD boxed set, here's some information. I will be happy with what I already have with Celibidache and will not be acquiring this set. These are live performances with the Munich Philharmonic recorded between 1979 and 1996. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images...
by Lance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!
Replies: 17
Views: 3355

Piatigorsky RCA/Columbia Complete!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81JqkD8AIwL._SX355_.jpg Coming to the USA in mid-October, 36 CDs, complete American Columbia and RCA recordings. A must for me, even though there are considerable duplications of material no doubt many of us have, especially the later stereo material....
by Lance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Munch 13 CD Warner box
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Charles Munch 13 CD Warner box

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A1arNjhZCjL._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/9175-b-Ik%2BL._SY355_.jpg I know on CMG we have different opinions of the work of Charles Munch. Personally, in many of his recordings I find him to be excellent. Now Warner has ...
by Lance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Re: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)

I do wonder if maestrob/Brian is going to be acquiring this set! (I would think so!!!)
by Lance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grand opera in America - no future?
Replies: 12
Views: 1675

Re: Grand opera in America - no future?

It wasn't because of any education I had early on in schools, all the way through high school, that prompted my interest even though I participated in band, orchestra, chorus, etc., but instead, growing up in a musical family where we were exposed to opera, NYP concerts on the radio, going to local ...
by Lance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anne Queffelec Mozart recital
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Anne Queffelec Mozart recital

The two Mozart sonatas listed are major works for pianists, not necessarily juvenalia.
by Lance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Malcuzynski / Wislocki 1960 Brahms 1st PC
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Malcuzynski / Wislocki 1960 Brahms 1st PC

Indeed, I recommend that Guild recording as well. If you are looking for an interesting live recording with Malcuzynski, Melo Classics has one [1015] recorded live in Paris in 1959 that includes Brahms' Handel Variations, Prokofiev's Sonata #7, Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata. That recording comes...
by Lance
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Malcuzynski / Wislocki 1960 Brahms 1st PC
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Malcuzynski / Wislocki 1960 Brahms 1st PC

Witold Malcuzynski [1914-1977] was highly esteemed during his lifetime and grew up during the "golden age" of piano playing. He was only 62 years old at the time of his death. In the early days he recorded for American Columbia, but most of his recordings appeared on the EMI label. In 2013, an eigh...
by Lance
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Szeryng live Brahms VC
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Szeryng live Brahms VC

I have been a huge fan of Henryk Szeryng ever since I first heard his name in RCA recordings with legendary pianist Artur Rubinstein. I am embarrassed to say how many of his recordings I have, but it is more than 100 on CD, including Decca, DGG, Philips, and RCA, plus a plethora of live and minor la...
by Lance
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)
Replies: 12
Views: 2994

Brailowsky's Chopin on RCA set (complete)

Lucky me, nice surprise today when the new RCA [49999] all-Chopin eight-CD box arrived with all of Brailowsky's Chopin (mostly mono) was reissued. I grew up with his early RCA and eventually Columbia recordings. During his lifetime, Brailowsky was noted for his Chopin. Today, unfortunately, few too ...
by Lance
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grieg's Cello Sonata
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Grieg's Cello Sonata

There have been some superb recordings of the cello sonata: Sony: Leonard Rose, Leonid Hambro DGG: Ludwig Hoelscher, Hans Richter-Hauser RCA: Stever Isserlis, Steven Hough; another on Hyperion BBC Legends: Mstislav Rostropovich, Benjamin Britten [live] Hanssler-Profil: David Geringas, Ian Fountain M...
by Lance
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 49-CD Celibidache Box on Warner
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: 49-CD Celibidache Box on Warner

A 49-CD boxed set with only five (5) different works in one box and with the Munich Philharmonic? Do I read this correctly? I cannot imagine such a compilation. While I have long recognized the conductor's art and admired it many times, my acquisition of his commercial recordings on CD amounts only ...
by Lance
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A rare Christian Ferras (violin) DGG CD!
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

A rare Christian Ferras (violin) DGG CD!

I didn't know about this recording — like many people and collectors — and, apparently, neither did DGG when they issued their recordings of violinist Christian Ferras in their big set [480 6655, 10 CDs]. Ferras committed suicide but left us a wonderful legacy of recordings on basically two major la...
by Lance
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: another tenor I didn't know
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: another tenor I didn't know

Harris - yes, another great voice! Who said things were changing with regard to great singers?
by Lance
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: is this a voice ... or what?
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: is this a voice ... or what?

Great voice!
by Lance
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grieg's Cello Sonata
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Grieg's Cello Sonata

Indeed, both lovely works by Grieg. His piano sonata is a fabulous piece, and I love his Violin Sonata #3 of all three of the violin sonatas.
by Lance
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remembering Birgit Nilsson
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Remembering Birgit Nilsson

Nilsson - a personal favourite - was probably the last of the great Wagnerian singers, preceded, of course, (as noted by Brian/maestrob), Kirsten Flagstad. Nilsson had the "package," as they say, and a great personality, but most of all, an enormous set of lungs. I have many of her recordings on var...
by Lance
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Community Music Program July to November 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3354

Re: Community Music Program July to November 2018

Mendelssohn wrote quite a bit of organ music. Probably the best known are his six sonatas for organ solo that form his opus 65. Then there were numerous other works such as preludes and fugues, etc. This sounds like a wonderful presentation for your group. I wish I was there! Probably the least-know...
by Lance
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Small solo piano works of Mompou,Lourie,Bowen
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Small solo piano works of Mompou,Lourie,Bowen

I am certainly aware of Federico Mompou's music and have been aware of it for a long time. It seems to be making its way into recitals and recordings much more frequently these days (Stephen Hough, Martin Jones, De Larrocha, Volodos, Earl Wild, Magda Tagliaferro, and many others). Even Mompou, himse...
by Lance
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: Indiana U. Jacobs SoM webcast - (R)evolution of Steve Jobs - Mason Bates 7:30 PM 9/14-15

I guess, like many organizations in music — opera companies, and symphony orchestra primarily — are attempting to garner a new and younger audience that reflects more of what is happening in their own time. I doubt that too many gray-haired opera-goers will be enticed to take this one on, regardless...
by Lance
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Community Music Program July to November 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3354

Re: Community Music Program July to November 2018

Interesting that you should bring up Johann Quantz . I can't recall any other discussions about the composer on these boards but there may be some. Quantz was not only a performing flute virtuoso (since the oboe didn't work out for him), he was a prolific composer offering hundreds of works for his ...
by Lance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In defense of libraries
Replies: 16
Views: 3004

Re: In defense of libraries

Understand that problem completely, John Francis! While I have, personally, had no need to visit a library in a long time, except to attend NYCON conventions, I have my own ever-expanding library in a variety of subjects My personal library is large and growing, but I also read books which I'm not g...
by Lance
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In defense of libraries
Replies: 16
Views: 3004

Re: In defense of libraries

We have many libraries in large- and small communities. I see them being used regularly by all sorts of people, young and old and in-between. While I have, personally, had no need to visit a library in a long time, except to attend NYCON conventions, I have my own ever-expanding library in a variety...
by Lance
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 2600

Being Inundated with Unwanted Phone Calls

This is happening on a land line. I receive between 6 and 14 calls on a daily basis for some medical stuff being offered, often paid for by Medicare, or that my computer is in sad shape (it isn't!). Many of the numbers calling are LOCAL numbers showing the same area code that I have. When answering,...
by Lance
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Decca's Claudio Arrau Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

Re: Decca's Claudio Arrau Edition

This is no doubt due to when these products are first released, they are quickly snapped up. The remainder then moves slowly and prices frequently come down until the sets are basically gone ... then, of course, the price goes back up to sometimes extraordinary asking prices. Law of supply and deman...
by Lance
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norman Lebrecht Publishes My Gary Graffman Interview
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: Norman Lebrecht Publishes My Gary Graffman Interview

Donald, wonderful interview ... just the kind that captures me. Of course, Graffman, one of the greats, always for me. Thankfully, I have just about all his recordings, all on RCA and Columbia, Bridge, one on Decca (with Katchen), the Rorem Left-Hand Concerto with Preven conducting, and the Schnittk...
by Lance
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dvorak Symphony 5
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Dvorak Symphony 5

Ah ... so THAT'S why Alfred Brendel never recorded any of Grieg's music (that I can immediately think of)! Music for a chamberpot? Err ... chambermaid.