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by Lance
Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 2: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

Hallo, this is my first post in the forum. Sorry for my mistakes in english (I'm a Spaniard) . 2nd of August 1905 was born Karl Amadeus Hartmann. So, this year has been celebrated his centenary, although it has been absolutely forgotten, I think. Greetings. Thank you, Yoda. I've added Karl Amadeus ...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: First Pick: Schubert's "Trout" Piano Quintet
Replies: 6
Views: 4217

First Pick: Schubert's "Trout" Piano Quintet

Ah yes, the Trout Quintet by Schubert (1797-1828). I've been listening recently to a fairly new Divine Art CD from England [25026] in a transcription for piano duet by Joseph Czerny (1785-1831). The performers are the husband-wife team of Goldstone & Clemmow, world-class pianists. This is a disc cal...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your Pick!: Franck's D Minor
Replies: 20
Views: 9576

First Pick: Pierre Monteux, Chicago SO, RCA 6805 or 63303. Monteux was a profound interpreter of this music especially. There are, of course, other great contenders, such as Charles Munch and the Boston SO [RCA 65833] and Ernest Ansermet [Decca-London 433.718], just to mention a few. I'm partial to...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 8: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 5
Views: 4019

August 8: Names and Notes in Music

AUGUST 8 Births and Deaths Died 1944: Aïno Ackté, soprano, born 04-23-1876 Died 1946: Maria Barrientos, soprano, born 03-10-1884 Born 1924: (Samuel) Thomas Beversdorf, composer Born 1891: Adolf Busch, violinist, died 07-09-1952 [father-in-law of pianist Rudolf Serkin] Born 1857: Cécile Chaminade, c...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 7: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 2411

August 7: Names and Notes in Music

AUGUST 7 Births and Deaths Born 1868: Granville Bantock, composer, died 10-16-1946 Born 19070: Suzanne Bloch, virginal/lute/recorder player, died 01-29-2002 [daughter of composer Ernest Bloch] Born 1919: Kim Borg, bass singer, died 04-28-2000 Died 1893: Alfredo Catalani, composer, born 06-19-1854 B...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 6: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 0
Views: 2513

August 6: Names and Notes in Music

AUGUST 6 Births and Deaths Died 2001: Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso, born 02-10-1914 Born 1905: Franz Allers, conductor, died 01-26-1995 Died 2003: Julius Baker, flutist, born 09-23-1915 Born 1910: Nikolai Budashkin, composer, died 01-31-1988 Died 1971: Fausto Cleva, conductor, born 05-17-1902 Di...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Rachel Barton Pines' Sarasate Spanish Dances
Replies: 3
Views: 3422

Rachel Barton Pines' Sarasate Spanish Dances

Dorian DOR-90183 Homage to Pablo de Sarasate Rachel Barton, violin [now Rachel Barton Pines] Samuel Sanders, piano ______________ Having loved the American Decca LP recording (never reissued on CD) of Ruggiero Ricci's performance of Sarasate's Eight Spanish Dances with Brooks Smith, pianist, which ...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reginald Kell, ANOTHER surprise for us!
Replies: 0
Views: 2167

Reginald Kell, ANOTHER surprise for us!

The British record label Clarinet Classics has just issued a Reginald Kell recording [CC 0049, ADD, 73:59]. The album's title is "Swing Low Sweet Clarinet" and features Mr. Kell and "His Quiet Music." The disc includes 24 tracks of which several are replicated on the new 6-CD Deutsche Grammophon iss...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Lance Was Right!
Replies: 14
Views: 6535

Re: Lance Was Right!

Oh well, I have the set on LP, a beautiful boxed edition on DG; it's the CD set I wanted, however. I'm not sure if it is still available. You can aquire it from www.jpc.de Search Classic and afterwards Kempff, and you will find it easily. Regards, Thank you, Premont! I visited the site, and the onl...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Lance Was Right!
Replies: 14
Views: 6535

Re: Lance Was Right!

After years of dismissing Lance's statements that I owned the Kempff Beethoven Sonatas recorded in mono 1951-56 and reissued on cd in the 90s, I opened up one of the boxes of cds in the garage this afternoon and the set literally fell out into my hands. He was right, and I owe him a public apology ...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 5: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 0
Views: 2048

August 5: Names and Notes in Music

AUGUST 5 Birth and Deaths Born 1864: Resurrección Maria Azkué [Azcué], composer, died 11-09-1951 Died 1955: Coenraad van Bos, pianist/accompanist, born 12-07-1875 Born 1623: Mar' Antonio Cesti, composer, died 10-14-1669 Born 1918: Josef Friedrich Doppelbauer, composer Born 1932: Vladimir Fedoseyev,...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 4: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 0
Views: 2144

August 4: Names and Notes in Music

AUGUST 4 Births and Deaths Born 1835: Victor Braun, baritone, died 01-06-2001 [father of baritone Russell Braun] Born 1888: Philip Greely Clapp, composer, died 04-09-1954 Died 2001: Joseph Cooper, pianist/broadcaster, born 10-07-1912 Born 1901: Quaintance Eaton, writer/author, died 04-12-1992 Born ...
by Lance
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Norwegian Dance by M. Rebel - Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 6133

Re: Norwegian Dance by M. Rebel - Help!

I have been looking for informations about this song, Norwegian Dance by M. Rebel, on the net but can't seem to find any. I do not know the first name of the composer, nor the year it was written. It is a song for violin and piano, copyrighted in 1952 by J & W Chester, ltd., London. I can forward a...
by Lance
Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your thoughts on Kuerti's Beethoven PS's
Replies: 5
Views: 3851

No doubt you have the Artur Schnabel, maybe even the Richard Goode, and recently Universal issued the early Friedrich Gulda set in an 11-CD box of most of his early Beethoven recordings. But Maria Grinberg also recorded a complete set for Melodiya as did Tatiana Nikolayeva, both of which I have enj...
by Lance
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your thoughts on Kuerti's Beethoven PS's
Replies: 5
Views: 3851

I am a great fan of Mr. Kuerti as well. I have a single CBC CD combining the Moonlight and Hammerklavier sonatas - and wished I had more, i.e., his complete set. Perhaps one more complete set of Beethoven sonatas I don't "need." But I so enjoyed Kuerti's Beethoven concerti on CBC with the Toronto SO...
by Lance
Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ruggiero Ricci - Violinist
Replies: 8
Views: 5093

One of the things VOX did disintered is a series of boxes with the (almost) complete Albeniz on piano, by Rena Kuriakou, a great forgoten chiprian pianist. It's Iberia of course, plus many more very rare pieces. Say, Lance, do you have the One-eleven recordings of Ricci? :wink: :wink: I have only T...
by Lance
Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Geza Anda,, Troubadour of the Piano, 5 CDs on DGG
Replies: 5
Views: 4524

Geza Anda is one of those pianists who seems to be falling from memory (he's only been gone since 1976), but I'm sure his time will come again. After traversing this wonderful DG set, I'm finding some extraordinary playing, interpretively and technically. He possessed a wonderfully rich tone and ill...
by Lance
Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ruggiero Ricci - Violinist
Replies: 8
Views: 5093

If you like Ricci's Sarasate, you sure have the EMI with Miguel Zanetti playing rarities: Jota Aragonesa, El canto del ruiseñor,Jota de Pablo,Canciones rusas,Zortzico de Iparraguirre,Peteneras y Adios Montañas mias (1978) And to any Ricci's fan, it is a must his 5 CD box on VOX "The art of.." :D :D...
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ruggiero Ricci - Violinist
Replies: 8
Views: 5093

Ruggiero Ricci - Violinist

I've recently acquired a British Decca "twofer" that somehow slipped by me when first issued in year 2000. I am a huge Ricci fan and have always found his Sarasate recordings most appealing, especially the all-Sarasate disc he did for American Decca that has yet to be reissued though the masters are...
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Sex and Music!
Replies: 40
Views: 18134

Sex and Music!

Nothing to say here. I'm just taking a count on how many "hits" this is going to get. I'm always curious about subject lines and I'm willing to bet this will get quite a number. In a week it will be deleted. It may garner even more hits if you put some kind of a response hereon.
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Mozart's Piano Concerto No 9
Replies: 7
Views: 4474

I'm getting so excited about learning this, I may just start today! This an interesting piece in that the piano comes in with this bold little statement right in the first bars instead of after the lengthy orchestral intro. I love the tragic 2nd movement, too. The finale does away with the pathos i...
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Has there been (perhaps) "too many recordings?"
Replies: 29
Views: 10596

Well, from the second batch of the DG 1950s single CD/gatefold packaging, here's some information you might use: 477.5479 - Igor Markevitch, conductor - Mussorgky Pictures; Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture; May Night Overture; Goldene Hahn Suite [Golden Cockerl wouldn't print!] [mono/stereo ...
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Schumann's piano music
Replies: 27
Views: 15353

Re: Schumann's piano music

1) [Favourite Schumann pianists] Moiseiwitsch (Fantasy, Fantasiestücke, Kreisleriana); Adrian Aeschbacher (everything I've heard, especially Davidsbündlertänze); Artur Rubinstein (Carnaval, Fantasy); De Larrocha (Faschingsschwank aus Vien); Adelina da Lara (everything I've heard, but especially her...
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Has there been (perhaps) "too many recordings?"
Replies: 29
Views: 10596

Speaking of which, DG just let loose a bunch of mono recordings, first time on CD, in attractive cardboard wallets. Of what? Who? Oh, just some Markevitch, Fricsay, Suitner ... about eight discs in all, all 1950s mono recordings, all of which brought great fame to DGG ... discs to really get excite...
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Music@Menlo Festival: Review by Gary Lemco
Replies: 0
Views: 1622

Music@Menlo Festival: Review by Gary Lemco

The Classical Touch by Gary Lemco Featuring a full survey of the Beethoven String Quartets as performed by selected quartet groups, the Music@Menlo Festival (through August 12) officially opened Thursday, July 28 at the Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, with a program devoted to Haydn, Beethoven, an...
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN
Replies: 6
Views: 3410

Outstanding review, Donald! I felt I was there with you. I, too, have had the chance to hear Hamelin (in Alkan!) in College Park, Maryland a few years ago.

Pianos. What did he use, Steinway or Fazioli? No doubt it was a good one!
by Lance
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Heinrich Schlusnus - great German baritone
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

I kind of go along with Cheniston's theory on favouring those artists from our earliest life. On the other hand, I have a vital interest in many of today's finest performing artists as well. But Mark's comment about young people not being aware of Fischer-Dieskau's work is quite shocking, but I beli...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Heinrich Schlusnus - great German baritone
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

Heinrich Schlusnus - great German baritone

Heinrich Schlusnus [1888-1952] is a name we don't hear about very much any more though there are a few CD compilations still floating around. Schlusnus was probably the most famous German baritone just prior to the emergence of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. I well remember a set of five American Decca L...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Arthur Zankel, Major Carnegie Donor, Dies by Suicide
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

Lance, People who commit suicide by jumping out of a window, especially onto a heavily trafficked street, are very, very angry and they also don't care much about who they hurt. I'm sorry Mr. Zankel's treatment for depression didn't work but this kind of suicide has a very egotistical spin. Interes...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 1: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 3169

"Imitate, and what is personal will eventually come despite yourself." - Jean Cocteau That probably IS what is what happened most of the time in times gone by. But then then comes along people such as John Cage, George Crumb, and their ilk, and they hardly imitate, though maybe I am wrong in this a...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 3: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 4
Views: 3443

Re: August 3: Names and Notes in Music

... After all, civilizations are remembered because of their art [/b] [Italics, Editor] Oh, come on, in the year 3004 they won't remember Massachusetts for The Year the Curse of the Bambino Was Lifted ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Hey - in a thousand years from now (and I hope to floating around in the ether...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bach's hardest piano works. List them!
Replies: 63
Views: 36251

I am really quite enamoured of all the arrangements of Bach's works normally heard on the organ or other keyboard that have been transcribed for orchestra. I think the primary purpose in anyone making transcriptions is to bring the music to a larger audience. Stokowski's transcriptions rank among th...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Has there been (perhaps) "too many recordings?"
Replies: 29
Views: 10596

Oh, Lyssie: THANK YOU for these kind words! This was on the ol' MSN Classical Music Forum back in Oct '96, when I first joined. We had quite an eclectic bunch in those days, not like we do now! :wink: This gal was rippin' on Lance for spending money on cds of music he already had one copy of and not...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Has there been (perhaps) "too many recordings?"
Replies: 29
Views: 10596

12tone wrote:"The more you collect the more you havn't collected." -- 12tone.
Does it thus become an obsession or "disease", the latter in the broadest sense of the word?
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 3: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 4
Views: 3443

August 3: Names and Notes in Music

AUGUST 3 Births and Deaths Born 1823: Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, composer, died 02-17-1894 Died 1929: Emile Berliner, inventer [microphone], born-?? Born 1838: Frederic Clay, composer, died 11-24-1889 Born 1875: Marie Delna [Ledan], contralto, died 07-23-1932 [possible birth: 04-03-1875] Died 1979:...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 2: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

August 2: Names and Notes in Music

AUGUST 2 Births and Deaths Born 1891: (Sir) Arthur Bliss, composer, died 03-27-1975 Born 1925: Edith Borroff, composer/musicologist/teacher Died 1921: Enrico Caruso, tenor, born 02-25-1873 Died 1964: Juan-José Castro, conductor/composer, born 03-07-1895 Died 1978: Carlos Chavez, composer, born 06-1...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: August 1: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 3
Views: 3169

August 1: Names and Notes in Music

AUGUST 1 Births and Deaths Born 1926: Theo Adam, bass-baritone Born 1942: Claes-Haakan Ahnsjo, tenor Born 1934: Bermann Baumann, French hornist Born 1931: Nino Castel, tenor Born 1921: Lili Chookasian, contralto Born 1915: Karl Dönch, bass-baritone Died 1969: Boris Gmyrya, bass singer, born 08-05-1...
by Lance
Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bach's hardest piano works. List them!
Replies: 63
Views: 36251

Re: Bach's hardest piano works. List them!

Anyway, list all that you know starting at the top (least hard) and work your way to #1 (hardest, trickiest and most complicated). Your list could be 5 long, 10 long or 20 works long...depends on how much you know. What's the point of your question? I believe it is to determine what keyboardists fe...
by Lance
Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: WTC -- Technical concepts
Replies: 8
Views: 5087

I always thought that WTC means watercloset :? :? I grinned with this one, Oisfetz. Actually, "WC" means watercloset! Some people I guess feel that Bach's WTC belongs in the WC. I don't believe that since it is one of staple items in the literature in developing our musicality in so many ways. If w...
by Lance
Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Mega Musical Merger Coming in Philly?
Replies: 2
Views: 2355

This seems to be a fairly common occurrence these days. I saw it happen right here in Binghamton, NY when the Pops merged with the Binghamton Philharmonic. Musicians for both orchestras were similar, but costs can be saved by having just one conductor (or an occasional guest), one music library, and...
by Lance
Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Pletnev's Hommage a Rachmaninov
Replies: 3
Views: 2588

I was surprised to learn you found this DG recording in a cut-out bin. When I first heard of it coming forth, I could hardly wait to get my hands on this recording using the piano of Rachmaninoff. I have very much enjoyed it since its release, but like you, found the piano deficient in some of its s...
by Lance
Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Has there been (perhaps) "too many recordings?"
Replies: 29
Views: 10596

Has there been (perhaps) "too many recordings?"

Could it be possible that there have been (and is) too many recordings of the classical music literature? Most of us agree that we don't need any more recordings of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, or maybe even the Ninth. This thought could be expanded to include the most popular works by just about any...
by Lance
Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20
Replies: 22
Views: 8721

We are on the same wavelength insofar as making this the next "First Pick." I am delighted it is here. While I love every one of Mozart's piano concertos from No. 9 through No. 27, the No. 20 D Minor Concerto, K. 466 is my most favorite of all. I have nearly every recording by a major and lesser-kno...
by Lance
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Arthur Zankel, Major Carnegie Donor, Dies by Suicide
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

This appeared even in our own local paper this morning. What a pity, to have so much materially, and to have done such good, and to "go out" like this. On the other hand, it reminds me of the spiritual "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen." - I hope he is happier now.
by Lance
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Question: Klemperer's Bach Brandenburgs on Vox
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

Thank you, premont. It's too bad that our founder, Ward Botsford, is no longer with us. Having had a long association with Vox, he could have shed some light on this for us. And you are probably correct about the contractual problems as well.
by Lance
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Richard and Theodora Schulze
Replies: 8
Views: 3729

Re: Richard and Theodora Schultze

I couldn't believe, myself, some of the sounds to emerge from the speakers with the sound of this group! 'nuff said! I vaguely remember this group...and you're right, I remember one disc in which the alto soloist[??] produced a distinctly ugly tone - sounded like some kind of foghorn hooting into a...
by Lance
Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ralph Kirkpatrick's Bach on DGG/Archiv [8 CDs]
Replies: 18
Views: 7752

Re: Ralph Kirkpatrick's Bach on DGG/Archiv [8 CDs]

Well, surely the "purists" will not approve the instruments used by Mme. Landowska or Mr. Kirkpatrick. But as all of us know, both were supreme scholarly artists in the best and highest sense of the word. And in the end, we can appreciate their "musicality" in their recordings and performances, whic...
by Lance
Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Kurt Graunke, conductor/composer, dead at 89
Replies: 7
Views: 5210

Most, if not all of the compositions by Graunke, including all 9 of the symphonies and the violin concerto, are still available on the Sedina label from jpc in Germany. May I ask how you would describe Graunke's music in general? Just curious since I don't know any of it. Has the Violin Concerto ha...
by Lance
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition
Replies: 19
Views: 8147

Well, this is a tough one because there are so many superb recordings of this, both orchestrally and pianistically. FIRST PICKs for me: Orchestra: Igor Markevitch: DGG 477.5479 ; Fritz Reiner: RCA 5407 (or later-issued/numbered releases). Another version on Berlin [2139] by Markevitch is worthy of c...
by Lance
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Kurt Graunke, conductor/composer, dead at 89
Replies: 7
Views: 5210

When I just did a search in my CD catalogue for all labels, I found only one recording with the name Graunke: EMI 62575 - Christmas Songs with baritone Hermann Prey, and this was with the Graunke Orchestra conducted by Schmidt-Gaden around 1966. But I'm sure I have many LP recordings with Herr Graun...