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by Lance
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sir Edward Elgar
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Thank you to CMG's Composer-in-Residence. These two outstanding posts offer a huge amount of information about Sir Edward. Beautifully written!
by Lance
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: HELP
Replies: 24
Views: 3916

Well, I have some good news and some bad news. Good news: It's Philip Glass' 3rd String Quartet Mishima, last movement. Bad news: the ad uses an arrangement augmented with winds - french horn, tubas, flute, and synthesizer at least, perhaps more - especially made for the commercial. I think the win...
by Lance
Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: New member / Classical Composer
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Thomas J wrote:Welcome Michael. Thanks for taking me up on my invite. Drop by anytime and contribute to the discussions.
Ah, so YOU are responsible! Well thank YOU Thomas J. We appreciate these kind of invitations and trust that other members might invite their friends to join us as well.
by Lance
Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: June 3: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 777

June 3: Names and Notes in Music

JUNE 3 Births and Deaths Born 1898: Nikolai J. Afanassiev, composer, died-?? Born 1953: Marie Angel, soprano Born 1887: Emil Axman, composer, died 01-05-1949 Born 1851: Theodore Baker, writer/compiler [Baker's biographical dictionaries], died 10-13-1934 Died 1875: Georges Bizet, composer, born 10-2...
by Lance
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: June 2: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 749

June 2: Names and Notes in Music

JUNE 2 Births and Deaths Died 1989: Guido Agosti, pianist/accompanist, born 08-11-1901 Died 1937: Richard Aldrich, music critic, born 07-31-1862 Died 1939: Enrique Fernandez Arbos, composer/violinist/conductor, born 12-24-1863 Born 1896: Katherine Bacon, pianist, died-?? Died 1989: Ernö (Ernst) Bal...
by Lance
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: June 1: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 0
Views: 666

June 1: Names and Notes in Music

JUNE 1 Births and Deaths Died 1941: Paul Ambrose, composer/organist/teacher, born 10-11-1868 Born 1914: Felix Aphrahamian, music critic/organist/organ specialist, died 01-15-2005 Born 1826: Carl Bechstein, piano maker, died 03-06-1900 Born 1917: Hayward Cirker, publisher [Dover Publications], died ...
by Lance
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: May 31: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 1
Views: 742

May 31: Names and Notes in Music

MAY 31 Births and Deaths Born 1879: Frances Alda, soprano, died 09-18-1952 [possible birth year: 1883] Died 1927: Giuseppe Campanari, baritone, born 11-17-1855 Born 1908: Edith Coates, mezzo-soprano, died 01-07-1983 Born 1941: Kenneth Cooper, harpsichordist Born 1817: Edouard-Marie Ernest Deldevez,...
by Lance
Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: New member / Classical Composer
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: New member / Classical Composer

Hi! I'm new to this group but I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Michael Vardal and I'm a classical composer/pianist from Hartford, Connecticut, USA. I'm 28, born of Greek background and I also work in computer information systems (unless I can make a better living composing/performing.) I'm ...
by Lance
Tue May 31, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: "Classical Talk" Shutting Down
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

While we love our own site best (!), one dislikes seeing the disbanding of a site that contributes to the well-being of classical music. I can only wish them well.
by Lance
Tue May 31, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Composer George Rochberg dies
Replies: 17
Views: 3400

violinland wrote:
Lance wrote:Does anyone know the actual passing date of Rochberg?
Dear Lance

This is a correction to my first post.

My source says he died on, Sunday May 5th. .
Many thanks, Cheniston. Information noted!

Many people are asking where you've been! We miss you.
by Lance
Tue May 31, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Pianist Charles Rosen Review
Replies: 10
Views: 5053

Pianist Charles Rosen Review

Guest Review - Request of Editor-in-Chief Quirky Veteran by Gary Lemco Under the auspices of the American Beethoven Society, veteran piano virtuoso Charles Rosen performed the last three Beethoven sonatas Friday, April 22, at the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies. Playing the familiar t...
by Lance
Tue May 31, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Andre Watts Concert Review
Replies: 0
Views: 1891

Andre Watts Concert Review

Gary Lemco is a long time associate of your editor who will be presenting guest live concert and recording reviews on the Classical Music Guide on occasion. He has appeared on WQXR's "First Hearing," and writes for numerous classical music periodicals. —Editor Audacity and Intimacy by Gary Lemco Ve...
by Lance
Tue May 31, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Composer George Rochberg dies
Replies: 17
Views: 3400

Does anyone know the actual passing date of Rochberg?
by Lance
Tue May 31, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Composer George Rochberg dies
Replies: 17
Views: 3400

Seems like the passings go in binges. Let's hope it stops for now. Seeing Rochberg's name, I checked my catalogue for what I might have of him and found harpsichordist Igor Kipnis's "Nach Bach" on an LP, Grenadilla GS-1019. I'm still not over the passing of Ruth Laredo. I've been listening to many o...
by Lance
Sun May 29, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Hough/Litton Rachmaninov Concerti
Replies: 11
Views: 2706

Thanks Lance. What do you think of Hough's Liszt? I was most impressed with his Sonata in B Minor and the two Ballades on the Hyperion CD, and I was equally impressed with his Franck disc, and the Saint-Saëns piano concertos. But the CD that blew me away altogether was his Hummel CD [Hyperion 67390...
by Lance
Sun May 29, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ruth Laredo Dies
Replies: 18
Views: 3529

... Perhaps Sony will re-issue her complete solo Rachmaninoff. John I believe Sony Classical is still making available the CD versions of the Rachmaninoff on CD. Tower is showing them as 'special order' status. I sure hope they are not deleted from the catalogue! The Rachmaninoff will probably be h...
by Lance
Sun May 29, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: May 30: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 2
Views: 987

May 30: Names and Notes in Music

MAY 30 Births and Deaths Born 1943: Gabor Andrasay, bass singer, died 07-14-2004 Born 1893: Jelly d'Aranyi, violinist, died 03-30-1966 Born 1883: Clive Carey, baritone/teacher, died 04-30-1968 Died 1971: Marcel Dupré, organist/composer, born 05-03-1886 Died 1938: Miguel Fleta, tenor, born 12-28-189...
by Lance
Sun May 29, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: May 29: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 0
Views: 677

May 29: Names and Notes in Music

MAY 29 Births and Deaths Died 1956: Hermann Abendroth, conductor, born 01-19-1883 Born 1860: Isaac Albeniz, composer, died 05-18-1909 Died 1929: Giuseppe Anselmi, tenor, born 11-12-1876 [possible birth 10-06-1876 Died 1910: Mily Balakirev, composer, born 01-02-1837 Died 1951: Fanny Brice [Borach]],...
by Lance
Sun May 29, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Hough/Litton Rachmaninov Concerti
Replies: 11
Views: 2706

Re: Hough/Litton Rachmaninov Concerti

I've been away from the boards for several years, and I was curious what y'all thought of the subject Rachmaninov. Again it's a set (I'm really not a set freak!), but it's one of the few Litton/DSO recordings I'm really proud of. So, what do you guys think? (Dare I mention Mr. Hurwitz loves them?) ...
by Lance
Sun May 29, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Richard Strauss: "Kramerspiegel"
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Ralph wrote:Thanks so much, Peter. Your post is the kind we need much more of here (hint, hint :) ).
Well, this is the perfect place for folks to write such articles! Hint-hint, let's go folks, and I'll try to follow suit as well!
by Lance
Sun May 29, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ruth Laredo Dies
Replies: 18
Views: 3529

... Perhaps Sony will re-issue her complete solo Rachmaninoff. John I believe Sony Classical is still making available the CD versions of the Rachmaninoff on CD. Tower is showing them as 'special order' status. I sure hope they are not deleted from the catalogue! The Rachmaninoff will probably be h...
by Lance
Sun May 29, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Richard Strauss: "Kramerspiegel"
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Richard Strauss: "Kramerspiegel"

What an absolutely wonderful article Mr. Schenkman has given us here. In fact it's so good that I'm copying it and including it with the massive nine-LP set I have on Electrola [C 163-50043/51, now available on a 6 CD EMI import as 63395]. With Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as soloist and the King of Ac...
by Lance
Sat May 28, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Jane Fonda's new book: "My Life So Far"
Replies: 39
Views: 7855

I saw "Monster-in-Law" today near Lincoln Cernter. Putting the politics aside, Fonda does a great job of being a scheming shrew obsessed with controlling her M.D. son's life and wrecking his engagement. Wanda Sykes is funny as Fonda's devoted but sarcastic long-time assistant and Jennifer Lopez ain...
by Lance
Sat May 28, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ruth Laredo Dies
Replies: 18
Views: 3529

I've decided to break schedule and offer a radio tribute to Ruth Laredo next week. Going through my recordings on both LP and CD, I have quite a few interesting items. I found the Columbia LP of her, Rudy Serkin, and Horszowski performing the 3-Piano Concerto of Bach with Schneider conducting (Marlb...
by Lance
Fri May 27, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Philip Glass: Violin Concerto
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Philip Glass: Violin Concerto

Serial [minimalist] music has been no magnet for yours truly until Mr. Glass came along. Hi Lance. You do realize that serial and minimalist music are not anywhere close to being the same thing, don't you? Yes, I do. That was a bad slip by me, typing/thinking, looking for words, and should have use...
by Lance
Fri May 27, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ruth Laredo Dies
Replies: 18
Views: 3529

This is very tragic news. I had the pleasure of preparing Miss Laredo's piano for performances of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. We spent considerable time together, took some photos and chatted about everything and everyone. Contrary to what I've read about how difficult she could ...
by Lance
Fri May 27, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Jane Fonda's new book: "My Life So Far"
Replies: 39
Views: 7855

Because I know everyone is vitally interested, I was never able to meet with Jane Fonda in Atlanta as I had planned. But I did see her new movie "Monster Mother-in-Law," which was hilarious. She did a great job and still looks wonderful for 67!
by Lance
Fri May 27, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The Maytag Guy Loses His Job!
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Currently having more recent Maytag appliances (washer/dryer), I can tell you that their machines are not what they used to be! They DO break down far more frequently. Funny, when you buy because of a reputedly great name, it's disappointing to find otherwise.
by Lance
Fri May 27, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Berlioz' Grande Messe de morts = bleh
Replies: 21
Views: 4346

Verdi's Requiem is also another "bleh" work - too operatic for my taste. Imagine that: Verdi, too operatic. I've performed both a few times, and I like both of them quite a bit. The Verdi I like more from an orchestral perspective. That's got to be one of the best second trumpet parts I've ever pla...
by Lance
Fri May 27, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Pianist Gina Bachauer's biogragraphy ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1901148033/onthewebcom-21/202-0663272-6202228 RALPH: I always knew this, but you are the biggest PRINCE I know among men. Thank you for taking the time to find not one, but TWO places where I could get this book. It never occurred to me to check Amazon/UK, a...
by Lance
Fri May 27, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Pianist Gina Bachauer's biogragraphy ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1901148033/onthewebcom-21/202-0663272-6202228 RALPH: I always knew this, but you are the biggest PRINCE I know among men. Thank you for taking the time to find not one, but TWO places where I could get this book. It never occurred to me to check Amazon/UK, a...
by Lance
Thu May 26, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The worst piano recording I've heard, artistically
Replies: 37
Views: 6314

But if you're looking for Chopin nocturnes, might I suggest the complete set with Ivan Moravec (Nonesuch) You did, 7 years ago and I got. It's in the garage and I was looking for a cheap good work-around. 8) :D Is it yet in a yellow bag, perhaps resting against the Kempff/DGG mono edition of the Be...
by Lance
Thu May 26, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Philip Glass: Violin Concerto
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Philip Glass: Violin Concerto

Mini-Review Philip Glass (composer) Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten Company Violin Concerto* *Adele Anthony, violin Ulster Orchestra Takuo Yuasa, conductor Naxos 8.559056, 51:46, DDD Recorded in Ireland, May 1999 _________________ I well remember my first encounter with Philip Glass's music ... it ...
by Lance
Thu May 26, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Berlioz' Grande Messe de morts = bleh
Replies: 21
Views: 4346

Gee, how'd I miss this thread? But like Karl, I must chime in here too to register my vote for both, the Berlioz and the Verdi requiem. Next to Bach, these are enormously inspiring masterpieces, but like any recorded music, it is who makes the recording that makes the performance. The finest version...
by Lance
Thu May 26, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The worst piano recording I've heard, artistically
Replies: 37
Views: 6314

Werner! I was in Borders the other day looking for Idil Beret's Chopin Nocturnes and happened on a 2 cd set of Borders own compilation of Chopin trinkets. You'll be pleased to know that Hungerford occupied one of the discs. Hey, Lyss ... Biret is a great pianist, and having recorded for a long time...
by Lance
Thu May 26, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The worst piano recording I've heard, artistically
Replies: 37
Views: 6314

Kudos, Lance!!!! You should share more of these disasterous performances with us. I love reading about such things among the steady stream of incredibly good performances and "best evers" that so frequently populate our bbs. Encore, encore, encore! Grazie. Actually, I'm still in shock over this rec...
by Lance
Thu May 26, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Pianist Gina Bachauer's biogragraphy ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Pianist Gina Bachauer's biogragraphy ???

In doing research for a radio tribute to the late pianist Gina Bachauer, I discovered that her biography (commissioned by her family) was issued in England in 1999. It was supposed to be available through an American outlet as well, which I tried, but alas, the book seems to have vanished and I know...
by Lance
Thu May 26, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Six Hands on One Piano - thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Truly, truly ... I need your assistance on this folks. Put on your thinking caps and think of music for piano, six-hands, that you have heard or know about. Did Hummel, Moscheles, or Liszt create anything? I'm deep into my own mind trying to make some recalls on music I've heard.
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Nigel Kennedy - 3 Electric Violins Stolen
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Ralph wrote:Was Cheniston seen in the vicinity of the van? Where is he anyway?
That's a good question. He may well be on the "case." I'll get after him!
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The worst piano recording I've heard, artistically
Replies: 37
Views: 6314

The worst piano recording I've heard, artistically

Talent/Classic DOM 2910 82 Paul Pabst Parapharases On Themes by Tchaikovsky Olga Bobrovnikova, Bösendorfer piano 63:56, DDD, Recorded in Belgium in 2002 _________________ Paul Pabst (1854-1897] was a German composer and pianist who emerged from a family of musicians. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt a...
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist
Replies: 22
Views: 4247

Re: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist

Scott Morrison wrote:
Lance wrote: We think so too! Are you an "Ithacan?"
Nope (although I'm very fond of your fair city) but I know Mark from another forum. He's a voice of reason in a chaotic universe. Generally. :lol:
Funny, I knew that the moment I met him.

Hope you're a regular here, Scott.
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Nigel Kennedy - 3 Electric Violins Stolen
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Nigel Kennedy - 3 Electric Violins Stolen

Nigel Kennedy Has Three Electric Violins Stolen From Tour Bus Press Association (UK) - 20 May 2005 Classical musician Nigel Kennedy has appealed for the return of three of his treasured violins which were stolen from his tour bus. The electric violins, which feature the claret and blue colours and ...
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: You guys are still 300 posts behind us in the Pub!
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

I'm not surprised the pub section gets more activity. Some folks here would rather discuss politics than classical music. That said, things aren't really that bad for the music section. Since I joined the forum a few weeks back, there has been a great deal of activity in a very short Ah, thank you,...
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Six Hands on One Piano - thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Corlyss_D wrote:Thoughts? Crowded!
Can't imagine why! Too much time in the Pub, mebbe? :cry:
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Six Hands on One Piano - thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

If two of you who are pianists (as I am) would fly over here at your own expense, I promise to do the research to look up either manuscripts or first editions as necessary. Except--oops--they're probably all at Yale. :D Well, we hear that Germany's where they're at. I'll be flying to Italy soon, bu...
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: NEW CMG FEATURE! "Professor of the Month Award"
Replies: 16
Views: 2804

I think this is more PEST - post election selection trauma. The blue-state profs having hysterical fits to prove that they still run the education establishment. ***** Get real! In neither Blue nor Red states is this kind of acting out by academics common. No more so than most cops commit brutality...
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Pralines: Who has the best ones?
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Pralines: Who has the best ones?

Pralines, you know ... those wonderful confections made out of (usually) pecans, stirred in a boiling brown sugar syrup until they are crisp and brown. I've been buying them for years, but I stumbled onto the best ones made by the Fudge Factory in Dahlonega, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. Dahlonega ...
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: You guys are still 300 posts behind us in the Pub!
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Is that good for a board that's supposed to be PRIMARILY about music? I shouldn't THINK so, however, we DO have more SUBJECTS! :lol: So - it's up to our members (and especially all those GUESTS we see lurking on CMG who are not yet registered) to participate in our discussions. Even I am somewhat g...
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Six Hands on One Piano - thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Six Hands on One Piano - thoughts?

In researching for a pianist friend of mine the repertoire for six-hands on one piano, I have discovered some outstanding pieces by Carl Czerny and beautifully played and recorded by Harvey and Guy Dagul, and Isabel Beyer for the Four Hand Music label in England. Additionally, Percy Grainger wrote ...
by Lance
Wed May 25, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist
Replies: 22
Views: 4247

Re: MARK G. SIMON enlisted as CMG's Winds Specialist

Announcing Mark G. Simon as CMG's Winds Specialist The Classical Music Guide is proud to announce that Mark G. Simon is our new Winds Specialist. Well, well. I just joined a few minutes ago and I see that old buddy Mark Simon - diegobueno - is an expert here. The world is better place for that. :wi...