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by Lance
Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: REVIEW: Neglected CELLO concertos by Pleyel
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

REVIEW: Neglected CELLO concertos by Pleyel

Hungaroton 32067-68 [2 discs, 1-72:58; 2-57:21, DDD] Ignaz Pleyel Cello Concertos [Volume 1] Péter Szabó, cello Erdödy Chamber Orchestra Leader: Zsolt Szefcsik Péter Szabó, conductor [World Premiere Recordings] _______________________ Having a few recordings of Ignace Pleyel's music on LP and CD ov...
by Lance
Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Where can I get this set from? What are my options? Is there an Australian distributor? Someone mentioned $15 for the set! My interest has been piqued. [snipped] If I'm correct all the Brilliant Classics set are recorded in Moscow so there is very little chance of a double up. You are correct. The ...
by Lance
Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Horowitz on Naxos (but not in the USA)
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

KWOON - delighted to see you back in our presence!

Not sure about the downloading feature. I never used it myself.

Anybody know for sure?
by Lance
Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Met Needs To Garner More Top Voices!
Replies: 10
Views: 3070

A great article, and well written - to make us think . After listening to many Saturday afternoon Met broadcasts of late, I have been appalled at the quality of singers I've been hearing in the last couple of years or so. I spent a couple of broadcasts listening with a well-known now elderly Eastman...
by Lance
Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In your opinion, how does The "Rach TWO" ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3355

I agree that the two Reiners are the best with the Cliburn getting the nod over the Rubenstein. I also like Bronfman/Salonen. The Graffman/Bernstein is very ordinary. Hmm ... GK, I sit here smiling as I read your response, sipping my "green tea" at this late hour. (A clue, however: I think we share...
by Lance
Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Miracle Makers: Stradivari-Guarneri-Oliveira
Replies: 10
Views: 4302

The Miracle Makers: Stradivari-Guarneri-Oliveira

Here is a publication that cannot be called your average "coffee table" book. A full-colour publication of 88 pages with three CDs built into the back cover, a book you will find difficult to put down once it is opened. Based on the subject line, we're talking about two of the greatest violin maker...
by Lance
Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Horowitz on Naxos (but not in the USA)
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

There's no problem ordering from another country. I'll try to get these NAXOS releases soon. Well, go for the Serge Koussevitzky releases as well, and a 3-CD set of the complete Beethoven violin/piano sonatas with Fritz Kreisler and Franz Rupp in the best transfers I've heard to date. There's actua...
by Lance
Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: April 18: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 0
Views: 973

April 18: Names and Notes in Music

APRIL 18 Births and Deaths Died 1995: Florindo Andreolli, tenor, born 09-24-1925 Born 1899: Zenek Chalabala, conductor, died 03-04-1962 Born 1868: Irene von Chavanne, soprano, died 12-26-1938 Born 1950: Jane Coop, pianist/teacher Born 1913: Kent Wheeler Kennan, composer Born 1888: Frieda Leider, so...
by Lance
Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: For VIOLINLAND: Ossy Renardy, violinist
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

Incredible. This is much more than I ever expected to see. Thank you, Cheniston! Indeed, some of this information will be lent to my program. We really DO appreciate your knowledge and experience with so much that has to do with one of the "kings" of instruments - the violin (the other being the pia...
by Lance
Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In your opinion, how does The "Rach TWO" ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3355

In your opinion, how does The "Rach TWO" ...

... with Gary Graffman, the NYP and Leonard Bernstein stack up with other recordings you know of this work, either from an emotional point of view or from a technical - or both? I have always been an admirer of Graffman, from his early long-deleted LPs for RCA and right into those he did for Columbi...
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: April 17: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

April 17: Names and Notes in Music

APRIL 17 Births and Deaths Born 1904: Josepn Ahrens, composer, died-?? Died 1978: Ethel Bartlett, pianist/duo-pianist, born 06-06-1896 [Bartlett & Rae Robertson duo] [possible birth year, 1901, doubtful] Died 1998: David Blum, conductor/author, born 1935 Born 1900: Willy Burkhard, composer, died 06...
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Horowitz on Naxos (but not in the USA)
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

Horowitz on Naxos (but not in the USA)

If you are a Horowitz fanatic , you never give up trying to find the best possible transfers of his old recordings, particularly those on 78s. Well, look no further. But given the plight of Naxos on recent court findings, nobody knows for sure what is going to happen with their continued availabili...
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

My set was $27.95. I haven't found a bad set in the Brilliant catalog yet. Not every one is great but all are excellent additions to my library. Yes, generally top or outstanding artists, and quite a diversified catalogue. Among my "discoveries" of artists on this label are Bart van Oort, the forte...
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Let's Hear It for Osmo Vanska!
Replies: 11
Views: 3248

I've been slow getting on to any of Vanska's recordings. He does appear in the Minnesota Orchestra's big box 12-CD commemorative set in Grieg's Peer Gynt excerpts. Interesting too, the balance of opinions on this conductor ... either very fine, or not so fine.
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: For VIOLINLAND: Ossy Renardy, violinist
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

Lance: I just checked my catalog and find that Remington LP. Haven't looked for it yet physically, but I assume it should be here - I generally don't lose of misplace that sort of thing. Another odd recollection: on my 21st birthday I took part in a recital with a soprano in Paterson, NJ, in which ...
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: April 16: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 0
Views: 1196

April 16: Names and Notes in Music

APRIL 16 Births and Deaths Died 1982: Anatol Alexandrov, composer, born 05-25-1888 Born 1918: Carol Brice, contralto, died 02-15-1985 Died 1979: Maria Caniglia, soprano, born 05-05-1905 Died 1858: J. (Johann) B. (Baptist) Cramer, pianist/pedagogue/musicologist, born 02-24-1771 [founder of the 'mode...
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: April 15: Names and Notes in Music [Drivel for one CMGer]
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

April 15: Names and Notes in Music [Drivel for one CMGer]

APRIL 15 Births and Deaths Born 1891: Karl Alwin, pianist/accompanist/conductor, died 10-15-1945 [husband of soprano Elisabeth Schumann] Died 1937: Nikolay V. Artsÿbushev, composer, born 03-07-1858 Died 1993: Lucette Descaves, pianist, born 04-01-1906 Died 1988: Youri Egorov, pianist, born 05-28-19...
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: For VIOLINLAND: Ossy Renardy, violinist
Replies: 7
Views: 3466

For VIOLINLAND: Ossy Renardy, violinist

Hello Cheniston: I'm just preparing a radio broadcast and tribute to OSSY RENARDY (Oskar Reiss), who died so tragically in an automobile accident in December 1953 at the age of only 33. Is there anything "unique" about this violinist you might tell me so I may report it in my biographical sketch of ...
by Lance
Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Lance, how well does he perform the last 3 sonatas? I've got at least one recording of every sonata in Richter's repertoire but my Opp 109-111 are from the early 90s and Richter was not on good form by then. Can you also buy the discs separately? Holden Hi, Holden: Richter is in top form on all the...
by Lance
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Ralph wrote:This I will look for tomorrow (which is almost here).
Wonderful! I think will truly enjoy the music in this set, especially if you can get it at the low price, which means you can buy something else, too!
by Lance
Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: REVIEW: Laurie Conrad's "Early Songs"
Replies: 0
Views: 2289

REVIEW: Laurie Conrad's "Early Songs"

EARLY SONGS BY LAURIE CONRAD Figaro Recordings, 00546, ADD, 46:08 Louise McConnell, soprano Graham Stewart, baritone Laurie Conrad, piano _____________________ I shan’t profess to be an aficionado of contemporary music, however, two recordings of music by composer Laurie Conrad arrived many months ...
by Lance
Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Paganini and Hubay lectures at Valetta University
Replies: 7
Views: 3825

Donald Isler wrote:It's great to see Cheniston back here! He's one of the people who makes this place special!
Gee Donald, who are the others! :lol:
by Lance
Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

But Richter didn't bang, did he? Sorry, Lance - but that was too tempting as a pun!)[/u] No - I didn't get the feeling that he "banged" the piano here. He's a powerful pianist, but his expression, to triple fortes and beyond, is always under control. Sometimes I find his pianos not to be the best, ...
by Lance
Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Paganini and Hubay lectures at Valetta University
Replies: 7
Views: 3825

Lance: I know of that CPO. Problem is, as in so many situations, I have the Goetz Symphony on another disc (Genesis 105). But it appears I'll have to double up on this work to hear the Violin Concerto. I have not been able to locate another recording of it. What is your opinion of the work? Does it...
by Lance
Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Lino Liviabella's Four-Hand Piano Works
Replies: 0
Views: 1639

Lino Liviabella's Four-Hand Piano Works

Lino Liviabella (1902-1964) - Complete Works for Piano, Four-Hands Sabrina Alberti and Catia Zaccaria, pianists Lucio Liviabella, narrator # Nuova Era 7382, 49:38, DDD Fratellini e Sorelline: Sonatina (1921)* Riderella - fiaba musicale con voce recitante (1927)# La musica nostra (1929)* Righetti e ...
by Lance
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

Brilliant RICHTER on the Brilliant Classics label

Brilliant Classics SVIATOSLAV RICHTER, pianist - IN CONCERT 5 CDs, Brilliant 92229 CD 1: Beethoven Sonatas, Opp. 90, 109, 110, 111 [r. 1965-1975] [74:30] CD 2: Beethoven Sonatas, Opp. 7, 31/2, 31/3 [r. 1965 & 1975] [73:32] CD 3: Beethoven: Sonata Opp. 2/3, 101; Liszt: Sonata in B Minor [r. 1965-197...
by Lance
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Paganini and Hubay lectures at Valetta University
Replies: 7
Views: 3825

Interesting report, and thanks for inviting us to Valletta. (I once was in Valletta, years ago, compliments of the US Navy - but that's a whole different story!!) Mr. Rowland - question: Do you know the violin concerto of Hermann Goetz? I have recordings of other works by him, but not this one. I h...
by Lance
Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: No Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo) CDs lately
Replies: 2
Views: 2048

No Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo) CDs lately

In listening recently to the Austrian mezzo-soprano, Angelika Kirchschlager's Sony CD When Night Falls [61768], I became entranced enough to check her discography. There hasn't been anything lately, and when she embarked on the vocal scene around year 2000, she seemed to be smash hit. In checking fo...
by Lance
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bad news for reissue labels
Replies: 18
Views: 4370

I am relieved to hear this Ralph! I had read about this decision and thought it spelled bad news for Naxos and other labels that do reissues. Especially since major labels like EMI either (a) keep stuff locked in vaults or (b) do inferior transfers compared to the transfers Obert-Thorne does. I'll ...
by Lance
Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Good News? New Sony BMG Classical label
Replies: 6
Views: 3184

One can only imagine what this merger COULD bring to the public in the way of, especially, historical performances and back catalogue that hasn't seen the light of day in many years. Take two patrician labels like RCA and Columbia and their affiliates, and you truly have some major possibilitites. I...
by Lance
Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Uh-Oh
Replies: 16
Views: 4100

Well, that tells you something about critics, certain critics, not all critics. They can make some pretty bad—almost unforgiving—mistakes themselves, being human and all that has to imply on many levels. If their ears were in the right place, you might have thought they would pick up on just the sou...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: American ARTHUR FOOTE's music (1853-1937)
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

There are a few recordings around with Foote's work. If you don't catalogue your discs, you might already have some. I'm not listing, necessarily the actual name of the Foote piece, just that his music appears on the discs: Delos 3172 - Eugenia Zukerman, flute - "Music for a Sunday Morning" Library ...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Dorian Bankruptcy?
Replies: 6
Views: 3753

I have a lot of their Early Music recordings. It's sad but if they can't make a profit, they can't stay in business. :( Well, sure -- profit is what business is all about, but it sure has changed the face of music insofar as recordings goes, and concerts in many places are suffering as well. Great ...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Peter Schickele
Replies: 14
Views: 6260

Heck148 wrote:
Lance wrote:What other pieces can be recommended that are indispensable in the PDQ Bach lineup?
2 favorites must be included:

Concerto for Horn and Hardart
Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

:lol:
Thank you, Heck148. I'll check these out. Appreciate your input.
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Dorian Bankruptcy?
Replies: 6
Views: 3753

What a pity, indeed. I have 9 or 10 or their recordings (about 10% of Dorian's current catalogue) but none of the Early Music discs. Their roster contained discs by pianists Ivan Moravec, Anton Kubalek, and Andrew Rangell, and such distinguished singers as Victor Braun, violinist Rachel Barton, cell...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A "strange bunch" here at CMG
Replies: 37
Views: 11568

mahlerfan wrote:Well s**t Lance, I would say don't bother in that case! :D Wait for wireless to become good.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's what I was hoping somebody would say! But then I don't want to miss anything either!
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: American ARTHUR FOOTE's music (1853-1937)
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

American ARTHUR FOOTE's music (1853-1937)

Massachusetts-born Arthur Foote 's (1853-1937) music first came to me by way of an old Serge Koussevitzky recording of the Suite for Strings in E Major , Op. 63. When that LP was released, nothing seemed to be available of other works by Foote, but Koussevitzky certainly piqued one's interest in th...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: April 9: Names and Notes in Music
Replies: 7
Views: 3845

I'm sure I have something he conducted*, but I couldn't find anything in my quick perusal of the shelves, so I will settle for something I know he conducted, even if it's not his recording of the work. * I have some Handel he conducted, but as I was one of the participants and know the many things ...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Peter Schickele
Replies: 14
Views: 6260

What other pieces can be recommended that are indispensable in the PDQ Bach lineup?
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A "strange bunch" here at CMG
Replies: 37
Views: 11568

I'm not going to speak as strongly as Mel, but I am in some kind of agreement with him that it takes little effort to have your TV audio also run through your receiver. It just takes connecting a cable. How it works-- if you want to have the audio go through the TV, that's fine. If you want the aud...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov as a composer ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

I have a CD containing his The Red Guelder-Rose , a work I really love. Haven't listened to it in a while; maybe I should pull it out! Is that the one with Shostakovich conducting? And my, my -- you know your CD collection very well to remember that you had a recording of that! How many people woul...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 31
Views: 6423

owlice wrote:Well, if you don't write a review, I know where to find one in a few days! :)
Yes, I know. Perhaps I should defer to him, yes? :lol:
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: ClassiMusic, makes us more intelligent and emotional or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 8766

owlice wrote:
MaestroDJS wrote: [snipped] ...

Lance, I voted, I voted!!
Ah, Bless you! And thank you!
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 31
Views: 6423

Lance , I hope you will provide a full report of the concert! And tell me what you ordered, if anything, at the Lost Dog. :) Hi Owlice! We had a GREAT time, the three of us ... but the Lost Dog was a 40-minute wait - so we had Chinese across the street from the State Theater. I was/may still write ...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov as a composer ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Conductor Evgeni Svetlanov as a composer ...

The fine, independent label, Russian Disc, before its demise, issued a huge number of superb recordings featuring prominent Russian musicians, not to mention a substantial number of works we might not hear otherwise. Svetlanov [1928-2002], of course, is well known to collectors as one of Russia's gr...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: ClassiMusic, makes us more intelligent and emotional or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 8766

Come on folks, send in your vote. This is a most interesting poll. You must have some opinion, yes?
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: DUCK & COVER!--Another anniversary for Wolfie
Replies: 21
Views: 8157

Ah - a great number "250" (I hope somebody at least remembers me when it is my 250th!) - and many organizations are using this number to do many special things in honour of Herr Mozart. The Mozarteum, for example, is presenting all 22 stage productions of Mozart's operas, including the ones many of ...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Fluff I have known and loved
Replies: 22
Views: 7176

jbuck919 wrote: [snipped] ... I am having trouble getting other posters to understand that something happened in the 1960s that ended fluff and started junk.
Well, LOTS of fluff was well rendered by the extraordinary "German Nightingale," soprano Erna Sack, including Strauss and many others.
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Haydn Symphonies, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 4230

One of my own favorite Haydn symphonies is the 53rd in D Major, "The Imperial" - especially in Leopold Stokowski's old RCA Victor recording [recently made available on an English Cala CD (0532)]. As I recall, there were appendices for one of the movements, which appeared on the famous Dorati/English...
by Lance
Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Peter Schickele
Replies: 14
Views: 6260

I once had the pleasure of preparing Mr. Schikele's piano for concert and found him to be quite a delightful man, most serious about his compositional work. One work that appeals to me very much of PDQ/Schikele is the cantata Blaues Gras (Bluegrass Cantata), which appeared first around 1979 on a Van...