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by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 43179

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

Weeee! "The most tremendous genius raised Mozart above all masters, in all centuries and in all the arts." ~ Richard Wagner "Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music." ~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky "Does it not seem as if Mozart's works become freshe...
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Graupner - Overture for Chalumeau and Orchestra (Maillet/Pierre Verany) J. S. Bach - Preludes & Fugues in D & d from "WTC, Book 1" (Cooper/ASV) Vivaldi - Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra, RV. 548 (Turovsky/Chandos) D. Scarlatti - Two Sonatas in A, K. 322 & 323 (Kipnis/EMI) Manfredini - Concer...
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers
Replies: 236
Views: 43179

Re: Arnold Rosner: Mozart most overrated of all composers

I have that Rosner disc Mark posted as a YouTube clip. It's OK music but nothing to get excited about. And it's OK for anyone to not love Mozart; BUT way...way too many of the world's greatest musicians over the past several hundred years know the true genius of Mozart. They've studied him in minute...
by johnQpublic
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Khachaturian - Overture to "Pepo" (Tjeknavorian/ASV)
Shostakovich - String Quartet #4 (Eder/Naxos)
Prokofiev - Suite from "Chout" (Jarvi/Chandos)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Francaix - Ouverture anacreontique (Fischer/Hyperion)
Ohana - Syllabaire pour Phedre (Constant/Erato)
Hovhaness - Elibris (Amos/Crystal)
by johnQpublic
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Desperately Seeking Handel & Haydn; Keep the Faith
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Desperately Seeking Handel & Haydn; Keep the Faith

Part, Penderecki, MacMillan and I think Ruders too are leading living composers of religious music
by johnQpublic
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bliss - Fanfare Overture from "Adam Zero" (Handley/EMI)
Delius - Legende for Violin & Orchestra (Holmes/Unicorn-Kanchana)
Alwyn - Elizabethan Dances (Hickox/Chandos)
Howells - Three Dances for Violin & Orchestra (Stewart/Hyperion)
Britten - Four Sea Interludes (Fredman/Naxos)
by johnQpublic
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Adam - Overture to "Giralda" (Bonynge/London)
Dvorak - String Quartet #10 (Prague SQ/DGG)
Bizet - Carmen Suite #2 (Bernstein/Columbia)
by johnQpublic
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Arne - Overture #5 from "Eight Overtures in Eight Parts" (Hogwood/L'Oiseau-Lyre)
C. P. E. Bach - Magnificat (Thomas/RCA Victrola)
F. J. Haydn - Symphony #19 (Jones/Nonesuch)
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Replies: 35
Views: 7097

Re: About Heitor Villa-Lobos:

Boulez Sacre recording with Cleveland from 1969 is ....beautifully executed by the end-of-the-Szell-era Clevelanders... I followed this recording just last week with score in hand. Boulez's final "Danse sacrale" was far easier to follow than the composer's own recording that I have had my entire li...
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Kusser - Ouverture de theatre #1 (Zajiek/K617)
Wagenseil - Symphony in B-flat (Gaigg/cpo)
F. J. Haydn - String Quartet #26 (Kodaly/Naxos)
W. A. Mozart - Symphony #4 (Mackerras/Telarc)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Alyabiev - Overture to "The Young Mother and the 48 Year Old Fiance" (Rudin/Fuga Libera)
Borodin - Symphony #3 (Gunzenhauser/Naxos)
Rachmaninov - Russian Rhapsody (Ogden & Lucas/ASV)
Shostakovich - Theme & Variations, Op. 3 (Botstein/Telarc)
by johnQpublic
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Ries - Overture to Schiller's tragedy Don Carlos (Griffiths/cpo)
Liszt - Book I [Suisse] from "Annees de pelerinage" (Berman/DG)
Meyerbeer - Festmarsch for centenary of Schiller's birth (Jurowski/cpo)
by johnQpublic
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Replies: 35
Views: 7097

Re: About Heitor Villa-Lobos:

Not a major figure, but some pieces are quite original and striking. Two things to consider: Stravinsky complained, “Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don’t like it’s always by Villa-Lobos?” French composer Olivier Messiaen stated that Villa-Lobos was definitely one of twentieth cent...
by johnQpublic
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Ward - Prairie Overture (Wodiczko/MHS)
V. Fine - Sinfonia and Fugato (Helps/CRI)
Schuman - Concerto on Old English Rounds (Bernstein/Columbia)
by johnQpublic
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Rubinstein - Overture to "Dmitry Donskoy" (Andreescu/Marco Polo)
Ciurlionis - Theme & Variations for String Quartet (Vilnius/MCA)
Stravinsky - Rite of Spring (Boulez/Universal)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

arthound wrote:Image

This is one of the best CDs Naxos ever released IMO. A Haydn sleeper...
Hey, I got that one too!!
by johnQpublic
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

F. J. Haydn - Overture to "Acide e Galatea" (Huss/Koch)
Beethoven - String Quartet #11 (Talich/Calliope)
R. Schumann - Five Lieder, Op. 40 (Bluth/Naxos)
Bruckner - Psalm 150 (Jochum/DG)
by johnQpublic
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

For the 4th of July Harris - When Johnny Comes Marching Home, An American Overture (Mester/Louisville LP ) Schuman - George Washington Bridge (Fennell/Mercury LP ) Sowerby - Prairie (Freeman/Cedille CD ) Mason - String Quartet (Based on Negro Themes) (Kohon/Vox CD ) Joplin - Easy Winners (Schuller/...
by johnQpublic
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Verdi - Overture to "Oberto" (Muti/Sony)
Brahms - Piano Quartet #1, Op. 25 (Les Musiciens/Harmonia Mundi)
Wagenaar - Wiener Dreivierteltakt (Chailly/London)
by johnQpublic
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Caldara - Overture to "Sant' Elena al Calvario" (Mallon/Naxos)
Vivaldi - Flute Concerto, Op. 10, No. 3 (Rampal/CBS)
J.S. Bach - French Suite #3 (Suzuki/BIS)
Fasch - Concerto in minor for 2 Oboes, Bassoons, Strings & basso continuo (Westermann/MDG)
Telemann - Grillen-Symphonie (Standage/Chandos)
by johnQpublic
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Gershwin - Overture to "Oh, Kay" (McGlinn/EMI)
Torke - Purple (Zinman/Argo)
Moravec - B.A.S.S. Variations (Trio Solisti/Arabesque)
Tower - Sequoia (Slatkin/Nonesuch)
L. Kirchner - Music for Cello & Orchestra (Ma/Sony)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You will share my concern for Ralph Stein
Replies: 22
Views: 3374

Re: You will share my concern for Ralph Stein

I too wish him well. He and I go way back to the mid-1990's. I can't recall the name of 1st website we were on (maybe it was Classical Insights but maybe that was a later one). I've missed his posts as much as he currently misses teaching law.
by johnQpublic
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Solomon's Beethoven biography
Replies: 23
Views: 4070

Re: Solomon's Beethoven biography

2. Beethoven's compositions "rarely penetrate the surface of emotions". How do we ascertain the degree to which a composer "penetrates the surface of emotions"? In short, how is this proven? By comparison. You could prove this with the class by playing what jbuck called a "routine" Bonn piece with ...
by johnQpublic
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Hoddinott - Jack Straw Overture (Groves/Unicorn-Digital)
Nelhybel - Trio for Brass (Members of Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma/Serenus)
Bernstein - Symphony #3 (composer/Columbia)
by johnQpublic
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Dvorak - Overture to "Armida" (Syankovsky/Marco Polo)
Smetana - Richard III (Kuchar/Brilliant)
Suk - Piano Trio (Joachim Trio/Naxos)
Janacek - Sinfonietta (Mackerras/Supraphon)
by johnQpublic
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Really Fat People Music at Wal-Mart
Replies: 22
Views: 3013

Re: Really Fat People Music at Wal-Mart

Lance wrote: perhaps some enterprising composer (Garrett or Karl???) could write the "Golden Corral Overture."
Sung by the Golden Chorale?


And Shoofly Pie is never over-rated. 8)
by johnQpublic
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Carroll - Festive Overture (Sutherland/ASV)
Hauer - Romantic Phantasie (Rabl/cpo)
Hindemith - Clarinet Sonata (Oudenweijer/Naxos)
Goldschmidt - Rondeau (Juillet/London)
by johnQpublic
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

W. A. Mozart - Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro" (Walter/Columbia)
Mahler - Symphony #3 (Mehta/London)
by johnQpublic
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Chadwick - Thalia Overture (Schermerhorn/Naxos)
Harris - Symphony #7 (Keelan/Koch)
Schoenfield - Klezmer Rondos (Wincenc/Argo)
Adams - Chairman Dances (de Waart/Nonesuch)
by johnQpublic
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Dyson - Overture: At the Tabard Inn (Hickox/Chandos)
Boeck - Fantasy on 2 Flemish Folksongs (Rahbari/Marco Polo)
Jolivet - Flute Concerto (Milan/Chandos)
Baird - Epiphany Music (Rowicki/Olympia)
Gorecki - Harpsichord Concerto (Chojnacka/Nonesuch)
by johnQpublic
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Berlioz - Overture to "Les franc-juges" (Davis/RCA)
Medtner - Piano Concerto #2 (Tozer/Chandos)
Respighi - Burlesca (Adriano/Marco Polo)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Taneyev - Overture on a Russian Theme (Sanderling/Naxos)
Ippolitov-Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches-Suite #1 (Fagan/Naxos)
Prokofiev - Piano Sonata #1 (Raekallio/Ondine)
Khachaturian - Selections from "Gayaneh" (Jarvi/Chandos)
by johnQpublic
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Arne - Overture #5 from "Eight Overtures in 8 parts" (Hogwood/ L'Oiseau-Lyre)
F. J. Haydn - Cello Concerto in D (Gendron/Philips)
Brahms - Hungarian Dances #5-7 (Dorati/Mercury)
Hindemith - Kammermusik #4 (Concerto Amsterdam/Telefunken)
by johnQpublic
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 807

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by johnQpublic
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Erskine - Periodical Overture #17 (Lea-Cox/ASV)
F. J. Haydn - String Quartet #33 (Kodaly/Naxos)
W. A. Mozart - Piano Concerto #24 (Brendel/Philips)
by johnQpublic
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Huber - Eine Lustspiel Ouverture (Weigle/Sterling)
Martin - Concerto for 7 Winds, Timpani, Percussion & Strings (Kapp/Essay)
Moret - En reve (Mutter/DG)
by johnQpublic
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

W. Bennett - The Wood Nymphs Overture (Braithwaite/Lyrita)
Elgar - Imperial March (Menuhin/Virgin)
Bridge - String Quintet (Raphael Ens/Hyperion)
Carwithen - Suffolk Suite (Hickox/Chandos)
by johnQpublic
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

F. Mendelssohn - Fair Melusina Overture (D'Avalos/IMP)
Bruckner - 2 Motets [Locus iste & Virga Jesse)] (Jochum/DG)
R. Strauss - Festmarsch, Op. 1 (Rickenbacher/Koch)
Schoenberg - Transfigured Night (Chailly/London)
by johnQpublic
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Villa-Lobos - Dawn in a Tropical Forest Overture (Duarte/Marco Polo)
Perle - Fantasy-Variations (Boriskin/New World)
Higdon - Piano Trio (Lincoln Trio/Cedille)
Monsalvatge - Laberinto (Leaper/ASV)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Nielsen - Love and the Poet Overture (Boeykens/Harmonia Mundi)
Bartok - String Quartet #6 (Takacs/London)
Stravinsky - Danses concertantes (Dutoit/London)
by johnQpublic
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn String Quartets
Replies: 13
Views: 3113

Re: Haydn String Quartets

There's a wealth of fascinating material in all those quartets. I once read that Mozart's quartets are technically easier to perform than Haydn's, but that most ensembles prefer playing Haydn's because the material is more imaginative; that there are pleasant surprises all along the way. I love the ...
by johnQpublic
Wed May 30, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LPs

Boiko - Festive Overture (Svetlanov/Melodiya)
Bachorek - Klasy (Matl/Panton)
Szabelski - Toccata from "Suite, Op. 10" (Krenz/Muza)
Korn - Concertino for Horn & Strings (Eger/ABC Records)
Adler - A Kiss & Strings in the Earth from "5 Choral Poems" (King/Orion)
Amram - Elegy (Weiss/Flying Fish)
by johnQpublic
Sat May 26, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thumbs Up or Down for Myaskovskiy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3990

Re: Thumbs Up or Down for Myaskovskiy?

I always like Mya, but rarely go ga-ga over him; but Mel's singling out Symphony #21 is a thumbs up for me too. Thanks Morton Gould, for making a terrific recording of it with the CSO.
by johnQpublic
Fri May 25, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3341418

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Dunhill - Tantivy Towers Overture (Sutherland/ASV)
Knussen - Whitman Settings (shelton/DG)
Boulez - Piano Sonata #2 (Helffer/Naive)
Constant - Concerto for Barrel Organ & Orchestra (Charial/Erato)
by johnQpublic
Tue May 22, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Romantic TROMBONE Concertos!
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Romantic TROMBONE Concertos!

I have a trumpet & piano version of the David. It's a bit of a challenge endurance-wise; but then again I rarely practice enough to have great endurance. LOL!
by johnQpublic
Tue May 22, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Romantic TROMBONE Concertos!
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Romantic TROMBONE Concertos!

I think the Ferd. David is originally Concertino for Bassoon, tho it might have been for viola. i know I have the bassoon/piano version, and it makes a rousing solo piece... LOL! I was just looking at German Romantics in the New Grove Online and David specifically. This Concertino (Op. 4) is for tr...