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by jserraglio
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition
Replies: 19
Views: 6573

I like the Mussorgsky-Stokowski version conducted by Stokowski.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Great String Quartet Cycles of the 20'th Century
Replies: 19
Views: 4409

Robert Simpson--fifteen quartets on Hyperion. Not a popular choice perhaps, but rewarding. Also Martinu--a seven-quartet cycle on Naxos.
Question--have Schuman's & Diamond's cycles been recorded?
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Mozart's great mass, any suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

I consider the Fricsay recording with Maria Stader one of the best CDs I own and recommend it unreservedly to anyone and everyone. Just immeasurably glorious beyond human description. Fricsay , yes!----didn't know it had been transferred to CD--superb, as his Verdi Requiem (and most any other chora...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Complete Heifetz on Ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 5916

Re: Complete Heifetz on Ebay

. . . scholarship money largely goes to recruit students who otherwise couldn't attend. Parental income has to be disclosed. I'm hardly rich but poor I'm not either. An interesting take on this subject appeared in today's Plain Dealer -- Here's how to get more aid for college . Probably nothing her...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Mozart's great mass, any suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

A good recent, modern-instruments recording with Felicity Lott, Della Jones, Welser-Möst / LPO is available either singly or as part of a super-bargain 5-disk set.
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Question on rec.music.classical
Replies: 24
Views: 5450

herman wrote:Am I the only one who finds the CMG server has been exceptionally slow the last couple of days? If I want to open a topic it takes a minute or two.
No, I've been having the very same problem.
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Rachmaninov, Corelli Variations , Piano Sonata No. 2 . Thibaudet, on London. Mahler, Symphony No. 2 . Christa Ludwig, Lorna Heywood. Leonard Bernstein, The Cleveland Orchestra live, July 9, 1970. Bernstein & TCO only met once, but whata "once" this was! . . . superb soloists and chorus, the last 2 ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: An Early Music Treasure Trove
Replies: 3
Views: 925

I just did and can testify, it's fabulous.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Psalms of King David
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

. . . you might try giving a listen to these "reconstructions" . . . I keep coming back to it out of sheer fascination with their infectious sound. Deepest thanks. I'm now listening to the fascinating audio stream from 03-32 (both links, regrettably, seem to be identical). Reading thru the info in ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Psalms of King David
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

Provocative question! The original Hebrew music , from the time of David? What a find that would be!!! Would the eight Gregorian psalm tones count? And picking up on what what BWV 1080 just said, there's lots of early Psalters in the Protestant tradition, like the Bay Psalm Book and the Ravenscroft ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In the Wake of CHAIKOVSKII
Replies: 23
Views: 3794

Corlyss_D wrote:Never having heard of him or anything by him kinda puts a crimp in the recommendations department . . . .
. . . not really in rec. mode on this one . . . just wondering if anyone else might have an opinion.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In the Wake of CHAIKOVSKII
Replies: 23
Views: 3794

What about Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963)? I have never heard anything by him, nor even of him, but a friend of mine considers him a great Russian composer in the tradition of Tschaikovsky and Miaskovsky.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Britten, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes. Bernstein/BSO on DG.
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 4. Thibaudet-Ashkenazy/CO on London.
<img src=http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000 ... ZZZZZ_.jpg> Frank Zappa, Francesco Zappa. Rykodisc.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Terry Teachout on the Romantics' Return
Replies: 15
Views: 3037

You're welcome. I thought maybe you had heard it. No sound bites provided on the Naxos site, sale in USA prohibited. I found a rather extensive sympathetic review of this issue on MusicWeb . It seems to be in stock at Toccata Music Shop/ Sweden , selling for $24.50 (USD) total price, including shipp...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Terry Teachout on the Romantics' Return
Replies: 15
Views: 3037

Re: Teachout

RGM wrote:....I'd like to see a staging of Merry Mount, whose music I only know from the orchestral suite....
<img src=http://www.naxos.com/gif/8110024.gif> Hanson, Merry Mount
Me too. I've often wondered what this Naxos Historical Release of a 1934 MET perf sounds like.
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Handel, Messiah (Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire, Cleveland Baroque Orchestra--Onda Records)
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: And Welser-Most Continues to Rise
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Welser-Most takes on added responsibilities with Zurich Opera Thursday, July 07, 2005 Donald Rosenberg Plain Dealer Music Critic Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Most will become general music director of Switzerland's Zurich Opera in September. Currently the Swiss company's principal...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Joe Duddell Recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Oh, nothing atoll. Just not, well, classical if you know what I mean. You have a point about names. A rose by any other name smells not so sweet. Raising the fascinating question of what it takes to be taken seriously in diverse musical worlds. Would Frank Zappa have ever been taken seriously as a ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Joe Duddell Recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Hey, whatsamatter with the name Joe ?. . . strikes my unmusical ears like a bland but reassuring C . A Web bio of Joe Duddell lists his name baldly as . . . . . Joe Duddell . Lower down on the food chain to be sure, there's Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Always glad to hear of a new composer, I thin...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: A knockout Ives recording!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: A knockout Ives recording!!!

This recording is enough to convert the most stalwart "sissy", as Ives would often call his detractors, into a lifetime fan of his music. Don't hesitate. If you like American music at all, you're in for a real treat!!! CBC Radio2, Windsor, Ontario (a wonderful station that I can get in my car in NE...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Joe Duddell Recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

I just checked the FMR site and found the Facing Death disk listed for 9.99 GPB. You can take it from there if you're interested. DELTA SAXOPHONE QT. FACING DEATH (FMR CD104) 'Facing Death' One of the most dynamic, resourceful and highly successful contemporary saxophone ensembles around, Delta's ne...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Joe Duddell Recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Out of curiosity, I checked amazonUK and found a disk on the FMR label, FMRCD104, entitled FACING DEATH. Duddell's Circle Square is listed among other works on this disk.

Out of print but listed as available used for the hefty price of 18.75 GPB.
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Joe Duddell Recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

You might try e-mailing the composer at the University of Exeter.

J.Duddell@exeter.ac.uk
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Should Musicians Pack It In Before They're Really Old?
Replies: 23
Views: 3801

. . . I look forward to both posting here at 100 and teaching my classes . . . . In my case at least, it will be a virtue born of necessity. Concerning "over the hill" artists--I once heard Rudof Serkin play the Diabelli Variations in his old age--unforgettable, though some of the "musicians" in th...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Morality of CD burning
Replies: 56
Views: 10184

I feel very uncomfortable about the cd-r business, and feel even more uncomfortable when people are trying to argue their way out of it, saying classical cd's are too expensive for what it costs too produce them, conveniently ignoring the fact that artists providing the intangibles have to make a l...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 5984

if PDO replaces these CDs, does one get a front-stamped (like the original CD) replacement issue, or an unlabeled CD with merely a catalogue number on it, and will they also replace now deleted catalogue items? When PDO had the recording in print, they sent me a commercial-grade replacement copy id...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Another new problem with CD's.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: Another new problem with CD's.....

Anyone else experiencing this? I have (even though I burn with a computer) and I haven't found a solution yet. Now those supposedly "in the know" tell me to buy higher quality media (e.g. Kodak, Fuji, Sony, Verbatim). I ignore their advice. Given the prices I pay for a spindle (no more than $10/50 ...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 5984

At www.classical.net , you can check out a List of Possibly Affected CDs by Label and Catalogue Number . . . important to remember that just because a catalog number is listed as possibly defective, it does not mean that all discs with that number are defective. CDs manufactured before 1989 and afte...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 5984

Fuller info on on Hyperion's and other labels' BRONZED CDs and what to do about it.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Scott Joplin, Treemonisha (DG)
Ragtime, the Musical (RCA)
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What is the greatest musical composition?
Replies: 60
Views: 10171

Re: What is the greatest musical composition?

markhedm wrote:What is the greatest musical composition?
Mahler's 9 plus symphonies heard as one work.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recommended software for CD editing???
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

though I do not see where it [Roxio CD Creator] contains any "editing" possibilities. In my experience with CD authoring, admittedly limited, neither CD Creator nor Nero includes any "editing" capability. PC Sound Recorder 1.02 -- now that one looks interesting, priced right at $29. looks like it h...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recommended software for CD editing???
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

Lance, Goldwave--another digital audio editing program to consider (cheap at $45). This one allows editing the file, something you mentioned. Never used it, but the interface looks a lot like that of CoolEditPro (now called Adobe Audition), an excellent but expensive ($299) editor I have used. Here'...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

MaestroDJS wrote:Alexander Lokshin (1920-1987): Symphony No. 9 for Baritone and String Orchestra (1975).
Yury Grigoriev, Baritone; Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Conductor Rudolf Barshai

Lokshin has a distinctive personality . . . .

Many thanks for posting this. Will definitely listen.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Robert Simpson: Symphonies 4-9; Quartet 4; Violin, Piano, Cello Trio
Alexander Mackenzie: Violin Concerto, Pribroch Suite

all on Hyperion
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Beethoven's Violin Concerto
Replies: 17
Views: 3426

Piano Concerto in D Major, Op. 61a (Jando-Drahos/Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia on Naxos) . . . for a change of pace, how about the piano version of this work?
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recommended software for CD editing???
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

You might give Audiograbber a whirl, audiograbber.com . It's free and, from what I've read, powerful and easy to use. I've never used it so I can't speak from firsthand knowledge. Here's a description from their site in case you're interested: Audiograbber is a beautiful piece of software that grabs...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Favorite Opera(s)
Replies: 33
Views: 5782

favorite from the 20th century . . . . for me it's Poulenc's, Dialogues des Carmélites an operatic tour de force, to say the least.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

How do you like this piece (Faust Symphony)? I'm hearing a lot of Berlioz in there. I want to play it again today nice and loud to further my acquaintance. Marvellous interpretation by Bernstein--I can almost see him up there waving and jumping--and the burnished sound of this orchestra!!!!---and t...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Liszt, A Faust Symphony (Bernstein/BSO on DG)
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 5984

Which side is "the underside"? I apologize for not being clearer. It's the underside, the side of the disk the laser reads. Actually you can see the etching on the topside, the label side, too but it will be a mirror reverse. Remember, you want to contact PDO , the company that made the CD, not the...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 5984

If you have a bronzed disk made by PDO in England (check around the inner ring on the laser side to see if it says "Made in U.K. by PDO") . . . not BMGs but Hyperions, Pearls, ASVs, Appians, Unicorns, Nuova Eras, etc. that come out of the UK . . . . Then simply e-mail the Pat Burns Hotline patburnsh...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? Handel's Water Music
Replies: 15
Views: 3159

My vote goes to Pierre Boulez and the New York Philharmonic on Columbia.
Just reissued in SACD....has Sony finally realized there's buried treasure in them there Columbias they're sittin' on?
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Vault treasures that were never reissued
Replies: 20
Views: 4352

One solution I can think of is called Naxos . Pry the lawsuits off their backs and they'll re-issue everything of value in due course. A friend told me once the reason why we got the Essential Classics series from Sony at bargain prices is that, after they bought the Columbia catalog, Sony execs in ...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Dvorak's New World Symphony
Replies: 18
Views: 3948

Giulini-Philharmonia on Seraphim (S60045) lp-vinyl
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Brahms, Symphonies 3 & 4 Koussevitzky-BSO (ASdisc)
Blackwood, Symphonies 1 & 5 Munch-BSO/DePreist-CSO (Cedille)
Simpson Symphonies 2 & 3 (Hyperion)
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Lecocq, La Fille de Madame Angot. Mesplé, Doussard-Opéra-comique. (EMI)
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 361506

Not to blame Karl. He was quoting me. The Patriots? Remember, it took the Browns to instill same manners into Bill (“I treat all my players the same—like dogs”) Bellicheck. Your mighty Red Sox? They grabbed Manny (“I hit home runs—that way I don’t have to run the bases”) Ramirez away from us . Yeah,...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Best Bach Recordings
Replies: 17
Views: 8636

I thought I would be the only one here to plug the old Harnoncourt recordings (have they been reissued on CD? I have the LPs) Yes, indeed, they were re-issued--I bought both sets in the mid '80s (I have the LPs as well). Nicely done but very expensive.... 14 disc set, Sacred Vocal Works, Telefunken...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Best Bach Recordings
Replies: 17
Views: 8636

"But I would like to hear what those major collectors have to say." _________________ I prefer to check out any random recording from the library--if I like I buy. I also listen to what professional musicians think, when I can. A student vocalist steered me to Harnoncourt’s version of St. John, tel...