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by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Music Streaming
Replies: 18
Views: 4983

Re: Classical Music Streaming

Barney, first of all, I am sad about the loss of two of your children as described in the other thread. So many sentimental issues with that in attempting to unload stuff we collect over life. I cannot imagine such a situation as that. Absolutely, veteran collectors would not "do" with Spotify. Righ...
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4945

Re: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...

I wonder what our good friends in Australia think about this? Sue ... Barney?
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4945

Re: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...

Yes, understand all this completely. We, too, have boxes and boxes of stuff, even gifts from our wedding that still sit in those boxes (mostly used, however). It is easy to become a hoarder (do you ever watch the TV program that shows the lives of hoarders?). My thought is if you haven't seen or use...
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4945

Re: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...

Ah, Brian - you caught that! Yes, on occasion I give some thoughts to this. But what a glorious life in having so much great music to have at one's fingertips - and the ears to enjoy it! On the other hand, when we get past the Pearly White Gates, we don't know what awaits us but I have great expecta...
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, we're going to die. What happens to ...
Replies: 21
Views: 4945

So, we're going to die. What happens to ...

... all our stuff (books, CDs, LPs, and worldly goods and people). There is too much to enjoy no matter how long we live. I think about this many times. Can't take any of it with us! Am I alone in this regard?
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92
Replies: 11
Views: 5010

Re: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92

Fortunately, Theo Adam left a lot on discs, some of Wagner operas. One disc I particularly enjoyed was non-opera: Lieder of Carl Loewe and Franz Schubert on Berlin Classics [3044] with Rudolf Dunckel, pianist, a CD I've had since year 2000!
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Music Streaming
Replies: 18
Views: 4983

Re: Classical Music Streaming

Streaming is something I have not taken too - as yet, and probably won't. I guess I'm too old fashioned. I still want the CD (or LP, now rarely), the artwork, notes, etc. Maybe I am missing something, but as interested as I am in historical performing artists and repertoire (and current performing a...
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HMV is bankrupt - again
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

Re: HMV is bankrupt - again

Indeed, Brian. Good food for thought about the future. Amazon is very powerful now. They could possibly make things change! New York State imposed a tax on goods we buy even though they did not have an office or brick/mortar building within the state. They were losing so much tax revenue that steps ...
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alan Feinberg, pianist
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Re: Alan Feinberg, pianist

Wow. He looks much older with white hair. Ah well, we ALL age! Such is life!
Rach3 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:02 am
Lance's Feinberg : https://music.princeton.edu/people/alan-feinberg
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alan Feinberg, pianist
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Re: Alan Feinberg, pianist

Indeed, Samuil Feinberg's recordings have made it to CD. These are the ones I have: •Arbiter 118: First recordings 1929-1948, Bach, Beethoven, Scriabin •Melodiya 1001005: Feinberg Piano Cto., his Piano Suite, Beethoven Sonata, Op. 22 •Monopole 020: Beethoven Sonatas 4,11,19,20 (r.1950s) •Russian CD ...
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HMV is bankrupt - again
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

Re: HMV is bankrupt - again

Thank you, John F, for bringing us up-to-date on the HMV situation. I fear this is only the beginning of many brick and mortar stores disappearing. It is happening all around me. When and if Amazon is finally left to be about the last, watch their prices rise. I have already seen evidence of this. M...
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Decca Sound: 55 CD boxed set PIANO edition
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

Re: Decca Sound: 55 CD boxed set PIANO edition

Barney, indeed, that IS the "Kaleidoscope" disc with Shura Cherkassky in the 55-CD Decca "The Piano Edition." I did get the box after all - for a pittance, actually, too hard to pass up. Lots of duplication but some others discs that make the set most worthwhile - all with original jackets to bring ...
by Lance
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alan Feinberg, pianist
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Alan Feinberg, pianist

I've been surveying my recordings of New York-born ALAN FEINBERG in preparation for a future radio broadcast (or two). He is in a unique position among pianists in that his performances and recordings pair old music with new. He seems to be successful with that approach, more so than other pianists....
by Lance
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4025
Views: 724604

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Indeed! I have two of his Telarc discs, including the Rachmaninoff #3 [80582] and a solo recital [80524]. Those were the first days that Lang Lang was making an international success. For me, however, outside of his technical prowess, which is enviable, his music spoke less and less to me. I continu...
by Lance
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4025
Views: 724604

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Could not concur more! Fabulous pianist who is, apparently, careful in what he records and how much. Each one, so far for me, is a jewel. The one thing we seem to have in the way of instrumentalists is pianists of the highest quality. It is almost overwhelming especially to keep up with it all. The ...
by Lance
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gottschalk and Cuba
Replies: 0
Views: 1706

Gottschalk and Cuba

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91yaS44Nu0L._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A1Q83IFxRVL._SY355_.jpg Antonio Iturrioz, pianist Steinway & Sons (label), 30102 Here's a newly acquired recording that may capture your eye and ears! I try to find anything new ...
by Lance
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Simon Trpĉeski
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Pianist Simon Trpĉeski

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.o7H6R7mbB7mUQbIQydB_ZgAAAA&w=152&h=105&c=8&rs=1&qlt=90&pid=3.1&rm=2 Oddly, while I heard of the Macedonian pianist Simon Trpĉeski, I never acquired any of his recordings until recently. We heard him in a Chopin Mazurka on NPR the other day and went wild. He began h...
by Lance
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration
Replies: 14
Views: 3917

Re: Great Performances The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

Hey, that's MY auditorium. Glad you enjoyed it! :lol:
jserraglio wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 pm
I guess I had been spoiled by the likes of Symphony, Severance and Jordan Halls, Sanders Theatre and Hill Auditorium.
by Lance
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Brosseau - JBuck919 (September 19th, 1954 - January 5th, 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 7357

Re: John Brosseau - JBuck919 (September 19th, 1954 - January 5th, 2019)

Chalkie, what a lovely and heartwarming tribute to John Brosseau. I have also contacted his sister. There will be no obituary in the newspapers, as per his request, which she is following to the letter. I hope for John that it was a peaceful passing. I cannot put into words how sad this makes me fe...
by Lance
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Brosseau - JBuck919 (September 19th, 1954 - January 5th, 2019)
Replies: 24
Views: 7357

Re: John Brosseau - JBuck919 (September 19th, 1954 - January 5th, 2019)

I just logged on to CMG at 1:10 on Saturday morning, January 12, 2019, and learned this very sad news about jbuck. This is coming as a shock and was totally unexpected by me and others. We have all enjoyed John Brosseau's comments as noted herein. To say he will be missed here is an understatement. ...
by Lance
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bazzini's (1818-1897) opera transcriptions complete!
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

Bazzini's (1818-1897) opera transcriptions complete!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51LJ13-PcOL._AC_US218_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71SJDCa1kRL._SX425_.jpg Brilliant 5-CD set 95674 Anca Vasile Caraman, violin Alessandro Trebeschi, piano Antonio Bazzini today may be remembered for chiefly one piece for viol...
by Lance
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What a musical genius that CZERNY!
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

What a musical genius that CZERNY!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51sqDyMq7vL._AC_US218_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61eeJMF0kzL._SX425_.jpg CPO 777.822, 73:48 Those who have studied piano are very much aware of the work of Carl Czerny (1791-1857). But he was so much more, and I am very happ...
by Lance
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fleming Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Fleming Interview

Wonderful interview. Loved it!
by Lance
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: top 10 operas
Replies: 18
Views: 3384

Re: top 10 operas

Everyone has their favourites, of course. Mine list would contain: Verdi's Aida (and Traviata, Trovatore, Don Carlo, Forza and others) Giordano: Fedora (Magda Olivero, of course) Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov Most of the operas by Bellini and Donizetti Rossini's and Mozart's operas (just about all of th...
by Lance
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Willard White, bass-baritone
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Re: Willard White, bass-baritone

White seemed to be highly regarded in Porgy. I never heard much of him until I heard the live material on the Alto label, but his Chandos disc of spirituals and the Copland Old American Songs were done superbly well. Born in 1946 and now 72, no doubt we don't be hearing much from him any longer. I k...
by Lance
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann "Ghost Variations" WoO24
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

Re: Schumann "Ghost Variations" WoO24

My most recent introduction was with Jean-Marc Luisada's recording of French RCA and it made a deep impression enough to include in my radio tribute to him. Dina Ugorskaja and Pavlina Dokovska also were top contenders as was Schiff. I know it's hard to choose from all those great artists, but do you...
by Lance
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Record biz news
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

Re: Record biz news

It IS very discouraging. Frankly, I would rather burn all my LPs than to let them go for a dollar, two, or three apiece. You might try the Japanese market. They are heavy into vinyl for classical music. Why vinyl hasn't taken the course of pop music for connoisseurs I do not know. But I must admit, ...
by Lance
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schiff and Schubert
Replies: 16
Views: 3829

Re: Schiff and Schubert

An interesting subject for sure. I have collected many recordings by András Schiff and have never been disappointed. He has recorded prolifically for a number of labels and his complete set of Schubert sonatas on Decca [478 3018, 9 CDs, includes both sets of Impromptus, Moments Musicaux, Hungarian M...
by Lance
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mompou's "Impresiones Intimas" for piano solo
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

Re: Mompou's "Impresiones Intimas" for piano solo

Federico Mompou, a very intersting composer, indeed. The de Larrocha recordings of his piano works has been issued singly on Decca and all are included in her big all-Decca mega-set now [483 4120, 41 CDs]. She also recorded a disc of Mompou for RCA [62554]. Stephen Hough recorded a disc for Hyperion...
by Lance
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Willard White, bass-baritone
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Willard White, bass-baritone

I have taken an interest in this Jamaican-born bass, WILLARD WHITE , mostly from an introduction (to me) of a CD appearing on the Alto label [1305], which contains spirituals, the famous "Pearl Fishers" duet, some popular-type songs ... quite a diverse recital, recorded live, and performed with the ...
by Lance
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schumann "Ghost Variations" WoO24
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

Re: Schumann "Ghost Variations" WoO24

Sue (Belle), you certainly have a grand way of setting out your thoughts on certain pieces, and you're quite right! I presented on my weekly radio program Jean-Marc Luisada's recording of Schumann's "Ghost Variations," and had quite a few comments from listeners about the work. Most people knew noth...
by Lance
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Record biz news
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

Re: Record biz news

Bbbut, Barney, $1/LP is nothing! Vinyl is being priced today at two- to three times the price of a CD. As someone pointed out, however, that the vinyl market seems to be lent to music other than classical. Still, vinyl is being produced for classical music. Given my 70,000+ LPs, like you, I rarely p...
by Lance
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven Op. 109
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Beethoven Op. 109

Sue (Belle), what intereseting comments you make about the music you love. Indeed, the Op. 109/Beethoven does exactly as you say. There have been many superb recordings of this piece by myriad pianists too many to name. But I single out one performed by the exceptional British pianist, Dame MYRA HES...
by Lance
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera’s ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ Bristles With Passion and Danger
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Met Opera’s ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ Bristles With Passion and Danger

Love this opera, and what a cast! Yes, will see this in HD in Ithaca, New York. A must!
by Lance
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Welcome to Musicwaiter, new to CMG!
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

Welcome to Musicwaiter, new to CMG!

Musicwaiter (Philip Feng) is a pianist living in New Hampshire. I hope he will visit us often and participate in our posts.
by Lance
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy New Year CMGers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

Happy New Year CMGers!

May your 2019 be a happy, healthy, and musically productive one. Let's see what kind of surprises we will get in the way of music in the New Year! Thank you all for being here.
by Lance
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Re: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio

Well, I've had a chance to listen to the whole oratorio. There are some golden moments therein, but, over all, I was not that impressed with some of the music. I must listen again to reconsider it from my own point of view. Do I think it will go down in history as one of the great oratorios of curre...
by Lance
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's programs: January thru March 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 7457

Lance's programs: January thru March 2019

ALL PROGRAMS SATURDAY EVENING, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time JANUARY •January 5, 2019: Alfredo Piatti, composer •January 12, 2019: Gabor Boldoczki, trumpet (Part 1 of 2) •January 19, 2019: Gabor Boldoczki, trumpet (Part 2 of 2) •January 26, 2019: Sylvia Sass, soprano FEBRUARY •February 2, 2019: Pauline an...
by Lance
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HMV is bankrupt - again
Replies: 12
Views: 4094

Re: HMV is bankrupt - again

Since the dawn of online buying, record stores have just about disappeared. Think Goody's, Tower, The Record Hunter, Sam the Record Man (Canada) and so many more, and now HMV stores. Whenever I went traveling anywhere in the world, I would always seek out record stores ... saw some wonderful ones in...
by Lance
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vienna Philharmonic Looks to a New Generation
Replies: 33
Views: 8006

Re: Vienna Philharmonic Looks to a New Generation

Couldn't concur more with you Sue. Travel by air is a pain, needless to say where. And AGE certainly enters into the picture. My aim, one day, too, is to visit Australia. It has long been on my mind. For what it's worth, there is a common denominator here: Franz Welser-Möst. I haven't given up the i...
by Lance
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Re: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio

El Nino arrived today - and I am auditioning it right now. So far, like what I hear! Sometimes I am reminded of the structure of Carl Orff's "Carmina burana".
Nonesuch 79634, 2 CDs.
by Lance
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?
Replies: 18
Views: 4723

Re: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

Lenny has a HUGE operatic heart, as I think does his wife! I was so glad to see them at the CMG meetup when we all went to the met to see ELEKTRA.
Belle wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:22 pm
You are extremely fortunate to have all these musical treats at the tip of your fingers! I very much envy you!!
by Lance
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “without doubt the best Verdi mezzo-soprano today on the planet,”
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

Re: “without doubt the best Verdi mezzo-soprano today on the planet,”

I wholeheartily agree with Muti and others. Hers is an extraordinary voice. I saw her during the intermission takes during the Met's HD of "La Traviata." She handled herself beautifully. I soon acquired the Sony Classical CD shown on this thread — and I'm looking for more.
by Lance
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?
Replies: 18
Views: 4723

Re: In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

Sue (Belle) poses an interesting question about boy choirs with no girls. I suppose the tradition, as has been well explained in previous posts hereon, is one of the primary reasons going back for hundreds of years. But then—though not a good analogies are the Boys Club, the Girls Club, Boy Scouts, ...
by Lance
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's Bagatelles
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

Re: Beethoven's Bagatelles

Brahms was a bit like Beethoven in his later life having created those last pieces that comprise his Opp. 116 through 119, though they are certainly much more complex in their writing than Beethoven's Bagatelles though precious the latter are. Beethoven could write the most complex piano sonatas and...
by Lance
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carlos Kleiber - Complete [DGG]
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

Carlos Kleiber - Complete [DGG]

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41+7XJ+5UJL._AC_US218_.jpg DGG 483 5498, 12 CDs plus Blu-ray disc Not only have I enjoyed Carlos Kleiber's meagre discography (also with lots of private performances), still all-to-brief, but his father's (Erich Kleiber) as well. DGG previously issued...
by Lance
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Checking NEW subscribers to CMG
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: Checking NEW subscribers to CMG

I even hate to tell you this: about 1/2 of one percent! Amazing, eh?
RebLem wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:32 pm
I, too, thank you for keeping us up to date. I'd like to know how many of them were legit. How many did you approve for membership?
by Lance
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Decca Sound: 55 CD boxed set PIANO edition
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

Re: Decca Sound: 55 CD boxed set PIANO edition

Barney, the Cherkassky disc is incredible. If I am not mistaken, I believe that one came out on Australian Eloquence. Can you verify that for me?
by Lance
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!
Replies: 8
Views: 2605

Re: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to CMGers!

It sounds like everyone here had a warm and memorable Christmas Day as did I and the family! So many troubles in the world today ... PEACE would be welcome everywhere and would be a wonderful "gift" in itself. Now we have a new year around the corner and it can be a start new start to many things. ...
by Lance
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Checking NEW subscribers to CMG
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Checking NEW subscribers to CMG

I have recently gone through 956 new possible subscribers to CMG. it is unfortunate that the overwhelming number of them, in checking their ISPs, are fake, or are those who want to sell a trip to Hawaii or elsewhere or some "spectacular" product they are offering. I have been keen to keep these out ...