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by jserraglio
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: met rigoletto don rickles style
Replies: 14
Views: 1019

Re: met rigoletto don rickles style

I heard the audio-only broadcast this morning. Vegas aside, the singers, chorus and orchestra seemed fine. Haven't heard this opera in a long time and had forgotten what a thrilling work it is.

by jserraglio
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Massenet Edition - 23 CDs on Decca
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: The Massenet Edition - 23 CDs on Decca

I was lucky enough to hear France Musique's recent bcst of Massenet's Le Mage (1891). I was bowled over by the beauty of this totally unknown (at least to me) work. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Massenet_Le_Mage.jpg The box set looks interesting. Unfortunately I already have all...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos' Gershwin Porgy & Bess 2-CD compilation
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Naxos' Gershwin Porgy & Bess 2-CD compilation

Another "historical" Porgy worth hearing is conducted by Alexander Smallens (who led the 1935 Broadway premiere) and features a very young Leontyne Price, William Warfield and Cab Calloway. Recorded live in Germany in 1952 and heavily cut, it is nevertheless an astonishing performance in very good s...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle Mahler Box cheap
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

Re: Rattle Mahler Box cheap

I believe it is so cheap b/c it is slated for deletion.
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: abuse scandal at elite UK conservatories
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: abuse scandal at elite UK conservatories

And then there are the sad and disturbing allegations made by former students at the Horace Mann School against the late composer and conductor Johannes Somary (among others): The Horace Mann School’s Secret History of Sexual Abuse http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/magazine/the-horace-mann-schools-s...
by jserraglio
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rattle Mahler Box cheap
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

Rattle Mahler Box cheap

This looks tempting. Has anyone heard any of these? Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 (complete) (including Blumine) Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major Performing version by Deryck Cooke City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Symphonies 1-4, 6-8 Berliner Philharmoniker (Nos. 5 & 10) Wiener Philharmoniker (No. 9)...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinci-Artaserse-5 Castratos and 5 Stars From Me...........!
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Vinci-Artaserse-5 Castratos and 5 Stars From Me.........

Thanks! I have enjoyed baroque opera since Harnoncourt's first recordings of Monteverdi on Telefunken. I have not heard this CD yet but I have heard a live production from Lausanne, France on OperaShare that has much the same cast. I was VERY impressed with this work by a composer I had never heard ...
by jserraglio
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vinyl Resurgent
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: Vinyl Resurgent

Martzy's recordings are prized by collectors and have gone for big bucks for years. She was pretty good but her records are rare in the original editions b/c she wasn't that well known. This article gives an informative overview of her pluses and minuses and why she has achieved cult status after he...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amazon AutoRip
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Amazon AutoRip

How do you retrieve previous purchases of CD's that have auto rip retroactively from Amazon? I have no idea how to do that. The recent orders I have placed automatically gave me the auto rip needed for the Amazon Cloud and the CD. But, I cannot figure out how to to get items that have auto rip and ...
by jserraglio
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)
Replies: 40
Views: 4817

Re: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)

Pianist Victor Karpovich Merzhanov (August 15, 1919 – December 20, 2012) "Victor Merzhanov has made numerous recordings for major labels in the USA, Italy, Japan and the USSR (Melodiya and Vista Vera). His recordings show his repertoire, including works from the Baroque period to contemporary music,...
by jserraglio
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?



Entire concerto, amazing violin. AFAIK, she hasn't recorded it yet.
by jserraglio
Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Les Miserables
Replies: 7
Views: 4404

Re: Les Miserables

Have never seen a stage production other than by talented high-schoolers, so I actually enjoyed the "non-professional" singing in this film. The mise en scene of the film was overwhelming, as was the high-romanticism of the acting. May just be the most moving film adaptation of a musical I have ever...
by jserraglio
Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)
Replies: 40
Views: 4817

Re: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (29 March 1936 – 24 December 2012)
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?



Siegfried Köhler (1927-1984), East-Germany

SYMPHONY No 3 op 57 (1974/75)
for Orchestra, String Quartet , Wind Quartet and 1 Synthesizer
Staatskapelle Dresden / Siegfried Kurz.

recorded from Nova Stereo LP made in GDR (DDR, 1977).
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Orchestral works from the former German Democratic Republic: E.H. Meyer, Hanns Eisler, Max Butting, etc. All uploaded from rare Eterna and Nova LP issues. Massive archive in decent sound with logical playlists for composers and genres. A great way to explore interesting and rarely heard orchestral m...
by jserraglio
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The right Rite
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: The right Rite

I like the Bernstein/NYP and Ozawa/CSO studio recs, but some of the best performances I have heard were live. Martinon/CSO (1967) - I was in the audience for this one Rosbaud/SWFSO (1956) and my current favorite: Steinberg/BSO (1970) an amazing performance by an orchestra and conductor I don't usual...
by jserraglio
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dave Brubeck Dead At 91
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Dave Brubeck Dead At 91

"Makin' Time"--Rare alternate take of "Audrey" released on a Columbia compilation LP called I Like Jazz! around 1955.

by jserraglio
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Britten conducting Britten
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Henri Barda
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Pianist Henri Barda

Allan Evans on another board recommended this elusive, reclusive pianist: HJ Lim 's teacher (see http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=39314&p=418403&hilit=barda#p418403), himself once the prize student of Ignace Tiegerman (never heard of him either). But I am impressed with Barda'...
by jserraglio
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)
Replies: 40
Views: 4817

Re: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)

John F wrote:And the other Dutch composer is?
Simeon ten Holt (24 january 1923 – 25 november 2012)
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)
Replies: 40
Views: 4817

Re: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)

Lance wrote:This thread has been brought up to date on my original post, near as I know. Let us hope nobody else joins the list for 2012. We have had enough already.
Two more --- both Dutch Composers
Otto Ketting (3 september 1935 - 13 december 2012)
Simeon ten Holt (24 january 1923 – 25 november 2012)
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let´s post our favourite recordings of 2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6793

Re: Let´s post our favourite recordings of 2012

What a shame this wasn't issued in a CD boxed edition, or was it? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510ACHVw-tL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Bach Guild Big Christmas Box All Vanguard Classics-Bach Guild reissues ROriginal Release Date: November 13, 2012 Format - Music: MP3 Total Length: 13+ Hours Bach Mag...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let´s post our favourite recordings of 2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6793

Re: Let´s post our favourite recordings of 2012

elgar & carter cello concertos weilerstein barenboim staatskapelle berlin
Decca CD

by jserraglio
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3982
Views: 601170

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?


Elgar: Cello Concerto / Weilerstein · Barenboim
by jserraglio
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)
Replies: 40
Views: 4817

Re: Deceased musicians for 2012 (so far)

Lisa Della Casa (10 December 2012)

Galina Vishnevskaya (11 December 2012)
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?


Rafael Kubelík / CPO
The opening concert of 1990 Prague Spring International Music Festival on 12th May 1990 at Smetana Hall in Prague.
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dave Brubeck Dead At 91
Replies: 19
Views: 1614

Re: Dave Brubeck Dead At 91

by jserraglio
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Anthony di Bonaventura dead at 83
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Pianist Anthony di Bonaventura dead at 83

I have the Scarlatti on the Connoisseur Society 2-LP set and consider it one of the most beautiful piano recordings ever made. Along with Moravec's on the same label.
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let´s post our favourite recordings of 2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6793

Re: Let´s post our favourite recordings of 2012

John F wrote:Don't skip the Erich Kunz tracks - probably the most delightful in the whole box.
Indeed. playing them right now Thanks
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let´s post our favourite recordings of 2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6793

Re: Let´s post our favourite recordings of 2012

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510ACHVw-tL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Bach Guild Big Christmas Box All Vanguard Classics-Bach Guild reissues Original Release Date: November 13, 2012 Format - Music: MP3 Total Length: 13+ Hours Bach Magnificat, Handel Messiah, Tchaikovsky Nutcracker complete -- Somary,...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Anthony di Bonaventura dead at 83
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Pianist Anthony di Bonaventura dead at 83

Anthony di Bonaventura - I treasure his Connoisseur Society Scarlatti LP set. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2012/11/18/anthony-bonaventura-piano-prodigy-taught-for-four-decades/eEc9T7bv9peKnuYVqM7QUO/story.html Sonata in C OVj5JAUS6es Sonata in b gKXiGopHfWg#! More ... http://m.youtube...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Avery Fisher Hall to be renovated
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: Avery Fisher Hall to be renovated

qtd from Donald Rosenberg qting George Szell on Philharmonic Hall's first round of acoustic renovations:

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by jserraglio
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Berg_Wozzeck_E. Kleiber-ROH Covent Garden, 1953 live, in English. Amazing that this has survived--Kleiber knew Berg.
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Ernest Bour conducting various Stravinsky works SWF 1964-79
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Handel Hercules Minkowski Les Musiciens de Louvre
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My next Bethoven Symphony cycle should be?
Replies: 95
Views: 9495

Re: My next Bethoven Symphony cycle should be?

http://s.discogss.com/image/R-3426520-1329941321.jpeg I like my orchestras close to home. This one (Command LPs; MCA & Capitol CDs) and three Cleveland sets with Szell, Maazel, and Dohnanyi are the ones I play the most. I'm embarrassed to say I also like the Ormandy set (Columbia LP D7S 745) set to...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Thanksgiving music
Te Deum Festival
var composers. (Bruckner, Kodaly Dvorak, M-A Charpentier, Gilles, Lalande, Marchand, Blanchard)

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by jserraglio
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Daniel Barenboim turns 70
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Daniel Barenboim turns 70

http://videos.arte.tv/image/web/i18n/view/15-11-12-geburtstag-Barenbo-jpg_1-7056748-imageData-5159888,h,102,w,180.jpg Elliott Carter wrote Dialogues II for DB's 70th b'day concert. Beethoven: Piano concerto No. 3 Carter: Dialogues II (his very last piece) Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No. 1 Daniel Ba...
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3982
Views: 601170

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Os1JC1HlL._SL500_AA300_.jpg This is the best set of Dvorak's symphonies available, thanks to Lance's recommendation! Who says we don't sell CDs on this forum? Outstanding, far better than Neumann's later digital set, and restored in excellent analog sound. I ...
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3982
Views: 601170

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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only 46 USD on amazon.it last week. don't buy Cds much anymore but this was too good a price to resist.
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos album: Binders Full of Women Composers
Replies: 22
Views: 2151

Re: Naxos album: Binders Full of Women Composers

Could someone explain to a poor beknighted Australian what the Romney reference is? When asked about inequity of pay for women in the workplace during the 2nd presidential debate, former governor Romney said he “learned a great deal” about it while building his cabinet: “And I—and I went to my staf...
by jserraglio
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos album: Binders Full of Women Composers
Replies: 22
Views: 2151

Re: Naxos album: Binders Full of Women Composers

IcedNote wrote:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/binde ... d575285025

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How do you all feel about Naxos poking fun at Romney/campaign/politics?

-G
Better Naxos than Newt.
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Columbia ML 5058
Zino Francescatti and Artur Balsam play the complete music for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel on this monaural Columbia LP. Never on CD.
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2506250

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

"Kander & Ebb" http://www.anightonthetown.org/images/GEORGE/Upper_Left_BIG.gif Track One My Coloring Book Dear Love - Flora, The Red Menace Willcommen - Cabaret Cabaret - Cabaret Track Two I Don't Remember You - The Happy Time Old Folks - 70 Girls, 70 All That Jazz - Chicago Colored Lights - The Rin...