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by jserraglio
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Christmas music
Replies: 43
Views: 2244

Re: Classical Christmas music

Indeed, the ROBERT SHAW set is a must-have given the brilliance of the man as a choral director, one of the best, not to mention his conducting work with, especially, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, bringing that orchestra to new and celebrated heights. My copy CD copy is showing as RCA catalogue N...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Christmas music
Replies: 43
Views: 2244

Re: Classical Christmas music

For me the standard was set by the Robert Shaw Chorale ... many recordings stretching back to the mono era. Some of his LP material is on CD, but he did several with Atlanta for Telarc, including a remake of his RCA LP Many Moods of Christmas . http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/c3/5e/e4...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favourite recordings of Respighi's orchestral music
Replies: 39
Views: 5168

Re: Favourite recordings of Respighi's orchestral music

http://s3.amazonaws.com/coolforever/respighialbum_pinesofrome_june13_2007.jpg Mine's gotta be the Eugene Ormandy - Philadelphia Orch Columbia LP (MG 32308) twofer, The Respighi Album: 5 Great Tone Poems Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome / The Birds / Church Windows / Feste Romane I'm sure there are...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carlo Maria Giulini, another conductor thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3024

Re: Carlo Maria Giulini, another conductor thread

I like most of wht Giulini did. One of my first records was his Philharmonia Pathetique on Seraphim LP. My latest Guilini buy is this EMI 4-disc set of some of his Chicago recordings featuring excellent Mahler 1, Bruckner 9, and Brahams 4: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4128G8YFQ2L._SL500_AA2...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favourite Mahler symphony
Replies: 86
Views: 4110

Re: Your favourite Mahler symphony

Which Mahler symphony is your favorite? When asked this question, a knowledgeable friend of mine responded, "I wasnt aware he wrote more than one." ---------------------------------------- Mine would be the Ninth in a sensational live Philly performance by Klaus Tennstedt, kindly provided to me by ...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Symphonic Composers
Replies: 47
Views: 4118

Re: Symphonic Composers

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I agree with Scott Morrison. If my house were burning down, I'd toss this box into the tote bag and know I had it covered.

jjS
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Make me a Rosa Ponselle fan.
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: Make me a Rosa Ponselle fan.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HEALZKpsL._SL500_AA240_.jpg http://www.amazon.com/Vol-4-American-Recording-1923-1929/dp/B000VIFM04/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1227870275&sr=1-5 Amazon lists this Ponselle disc from the latest 6-volume reissue of Ponselle material on Naxos for $8.27 new + ...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: "Men in drag" movies
Replies: 22
Views: 2375

Re: "Men in drag" movies

Interesting topic. Anthony Perkins (Norman and the Missus Bates) plays both a woman and a man in Psycho , as did Devine (Harris Glen Milstead) in the first Hairspray (1988). Pictured below is John Travolta as Edna Turnblad in the 2007 version of Hairspray . http://newcritics.com/blog1/wp-content/upl...
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Jane Fonda
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Jane Fonda

Another Jane Fonda film I liked was Klute (1971).

She said she wept when she won the Oscar for it b/c Henry Fonda hadn't won one yet. The war was still on, but, on her dad's advice, Fonda gave a brief Oscar acceptance speech with no reference to politics.
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'm so ticked off ...
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: I'm so ticked off ...

Lance,

Even w/i a browser, pressing and holding CTRL and pressing s (Windows OS) should allow you in the first instance to name & save your draft doc--thereafter it's simply a matter of remembering to key stroke CTRL + s every so often to update your doc.
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What are the best "tear jerking" films IYO?
Replies: 51
Views: 6446

Re: What are the best "tear jerking" films IYO?

Million Dollar Baby

even more blubbery when I brought to mind the last scene of Dirty Harry and reflected on the trajectory of Clint Eastwood's career.
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why did Jean Martinon leave CSO (or why was he sacked)?
Replies: 37
Views: 3419

Re: Why did Jean Martinon leave CSO (or why was he sacked)?

I heard Martinon conduct Stravinsky's Rite of Spring with the CSO on tour in 1967. A white-hot, passionate, shattering performance, the greatest I've ever heard of this work, though Ozawa's CSO account made shortly thereafter comes close. After Rodzinski, I consider Martinon as the greatest among un...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Comprehensive On-line Discography - exist?
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Comprehensive On-line Discography - exist?

Fascinating topic. Thanks for the information. Here are some online sources I have found useful in hunting down and researching old recordings: HenrysRecords.org , an extensive online catalogue of former CSO President Henry Fogel 's LP/CD record library, both searchable and downloadable. http://www....
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Famous film scores you'd like to "see"
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Famous film scores you'd like to "see"

2 unused scores I'd like to see.

2001, A Space Odyssey - Alex North
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Torn Curtain - Bernard Herrmann
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by jserraglio
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite LP never reissued on CD
Replies: 49
Views: 4522

Re: Favorite LP never reissued on CD

. . . Paquin doesn't mention in his site that the Munch/Schumann Spring Symphony was "pitch-corrected" since I bought my copy in 2002. Normally, they will advise within their site that this has been accomplished. I will write to Mr. Paquin and see if I should get the upgraded copy. Other HH release...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Resurgence of interest in ORMANDY?
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Resurgence of interest in ORMANDY?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sFoHhbhOL._SL500_AA280_.jpg $9.99 as an mp3 download (256k). Click on the image above to see the TOC. Apparently not a mistake but a promo price. A real bargain if you like Ormandy or want to sample some of his more popular recordings. I bought it for the pur...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite LP never reissued on CD
Replies: 49
Views: 4522

Re: Favorite LP never reissued on CD

Thanks Lance, That private HH issue slipped my mind. I sampled the Haydn House 1st mvmt a few weeks ago and was floored by the quality of their transfer, which also corrected the pitch errors that apparently plagued every issue of the LP (RCA, HMV, etc). You might want to check the one you bought th...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What film had the biggest "mental" impact on you?
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: What film had the biggest "mental" impact on you?

of late . . .

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Girlfight (2000) an indie with Michelle Rodriguez directed by K. Kusama
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite LP never reissued on CD
Replies: 49
Views: 4522

Re: Favorite LP never reissued on CD

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Charles Munch/Boston Symphony - Schumann "Spring" Symphony RCA LM 1190 (1951)

never on CD, afaik
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What film had the biggest "mental" impact on you?
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: What film had the biggest "mental" impact on you?

Barry Lyndon, esp the silent sequences c/w Leonard Rosenman's musical score.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recordings that have stood the test of time
Replies: 33
Views: 1399

Re: Recordings that have stood the test of time

Morton Gould's Ives, Jean Martinon's Nielsen, Andre Previn's Walton - CSO recordings Beecham's and Szell's Haydn Symphonies Artur Rodzinski's DSCH 5th with TCO Dimitri Mitropolulos' Mahler 1st with the NYPSO Beecham's Carmen and Boheme with de los Angeles Britten's recordings of his Peter Grimes and...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piero Coppola, conductor [1888-1971]
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Piero Coppola, conductor [1888-1971]

http://bp0.blogger.com/_OqJPXji3FVs/SGXTfGFt7-I/AAAAAAAAAAo/2vwki7SiMGY/s320/coppola.jpg Hi Lance, You may find of interest this recording of Piero Coppola conducting Chabrier's Espana: Chabrier: España Grand Orchestre Symphonique Fr. HMV L 678 (recorded c. 1929) http://nealshistoricalcorner.blogsp...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Critic removed for being Critical
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Critic removed for being Critical

I'm surprised you didn't pick up on the bit about the orchestra being Cleveland's one claim to cultural fame. I've never been there, but I understand that they also have a world-class museum. Indeed, but Cleveland's is not a megamart like the biggies in Boston and NYC. Instead, it creates the illus...
by jserraglio
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Critic removed for being Critical
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Critic removed for being Critical

The paper’s editor, Susan Goldberg, said in a phone interview that Mr. Rosenberg would cover and possibly review ballet, opera and other classical music events, but not the Cleveland Orchestra. She said she could not respond further to an “internal personnel matter,” however difficult a stance that...
by jserraglio
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Critic removed for being Critical
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Critic removed for being Critical

This is upsetting news. I sometimes disagreed with Rosenberg's criticisms of Welser-Most but also respected his POV. I never felt that he had an axe to grind. He and FWM simply had different musical philosophies. Apparently, the NYTimes is poised to pursue this story in the near future. http://www.c...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Charles Burnett - Killer of Sheep & My Brother's Wedding
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

Charles Burnett - Killer of Sheep & My Brother's Wedding

Charles Burnett - Killer of Sheep & My Brother's Wedding http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/44/Killer_of_sheep.jpg/200px-Killer_of_sheep.jpg www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nXw-8MXhVE Has anyone here seen either of these? -- converted from 16 to 35mm, restored and recently released on DVD by ...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: "Burn After Reading"
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

Re: "Burn After Reading"

Thanks, Ralph. Didnt know about this one.

I'll have to see it and No Country. I enjoyed Raising Arizona and Fargo. Havent seen The Big Lebowski yet either.
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Top Five Orchestras in the World
Replies: 52
Views: 3628

Re: The Top Five Orchestras in the World

I don't care for Dohnanyi at all, and when I heard the orchestra in Boston Sym Hall a number of years back, the sound was quite bland, homogeneous, with none of the old Szell-style whip-cracking precision and energy. good players for sure, but the brass sound esp was rather diffuse, uncentered and ...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Top Five Orchestras in the World
Replies: 52
Views: 3628

Re: The Top Five Orchestras in the World

these lists are always very subjective. ...no reasonable top 5 or top 10 list would exclude the Chicago SO, for years and years at the very top. Couldnt agree more. When it comes to miraculous orchestral playing, I think Chicago and Cleveland. For excitement and virtuosity, Chicago; for refinement,...
by jserraglio
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Another Top 10 Topic: Favourite Conductors
Replies: 26
Views: 2029

Re: Another Top 10 Topic: Favourite Conductors

The wonderful conductor Jean Martinon combines passion with precision. I love his recordings with the CSO, in particular, but theyre all worth hearing. He's an outstanding conductor of Bartok, Nielsen, Hindemith, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Ravel, Debussy, Varese, Martin, Saint-Saens, etc. He's the onl...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 319102

Re: What are you listening to? (Jazz Version)

Artie Shaw Gramercy 5 Sessions RCA
wonderful playing
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BEST BRUCKNER 9?
Replies: 31
Views: 6274

Re: BEST BRUCKNER 9?

Eduard van Beinum is near the top for me too. also Walter NYPSO (live 1953). http://www.abruckner.com once posted a fascinating "composite finale" to the Ninth by a Mr. John Proffitt . . . . "What I have attempted to do is produce through digital editing a composite of the 1992 Samale-Mazucca-Philip...
by jserraglio
Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: GREATEST BRUCKNER 5?
Replies: 32
Views: 6267

Re: GREATEST BRUCKNER 5?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B3P3TJi%2BL._SS400_.jpg I couldnt resist picking up the Welser-Most, Cleveland Orch, St Florian perf on DVD for a buck. I'm not a fan of his Bruckner conducting in general (I heard him conduct the 7th a few years back -- too fleet of foot for my taste). He ...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 413006

Re: What are you listening to?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sFoHhbhOL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Working my way thru this great-sounding 10-CD set which amazon is selling as a 256 kbps mp3 download for $10. I agree with barry , EOr's mono issues from the 50's are often superior, but there are a lot of good performances here. a...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about VAN BEINUM & LAPO.....
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Question about VAN BEINUM & LAPO.....

I ordered the Szell set, they backordered it for me and shipped it in under a month, total cost including s&h=45$, and they do sell to customers in the USA. Then I ordered vol 2 around the 4th of July--still waiting but I'm in no hurry. To buy it from Germany or Japan would cost over 70$ and probabl...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about VAN BEINUM & LAPO.....
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Question about VAN BEINUM & LAPO.....

Isn't anyone doing this within the classical music field as far as historical tapes are concerned? http://www.canadacd.ca/images/covers/300/25783.jpg The West Hill Records Archives label has put out several moderately priced sets of live Munch-BSO and Szell-CO concerts, available from canadacd.com ...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Question about VAN BEINUM & LAPO.....
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Question about VAN BEINUM & LAPO.....

Apparently, tapes of 19 EvB-LAPO concerts exist. There was a brief thread on this topic a few years ago on rmcr [qtd below] referring to an article in the International Classical Record Collector you may be able to track down. Hope this helps a bit jjS -----------------------------------------------...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Discography/Delius (by Bill Thompson)
Replies: 29
Views: 1230

Re: Discography/Delius (by Bill Thompson)

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://thompsonian.info/delius-barbirolli-EMI-Classics-79984.jpg&imgrefurl=http://thompsonian.info/deldisc.html&h=500&w=500&sz=59&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=W91dQoO5SAjMLM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3DEMI%2Bclassics%2BAmerican%2BClassics%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG T...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norman Dello Joio, 1913-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Norman Dello Joio, 1913-2008

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Listening to a recording of his Variations, Chaconne, and Finale with Kubelik and the CSO.

This wonderful American composer died a few days ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/nyreg ... ojoio.html
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2326939

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Hi Karl The Golden Dance music evoked an otherworldly sense of time and space (didnt really strike me as 12-tone, very accessible). I liked it a lot. I'll return to this amazing site to listen again to it and other seminal American works and probably pick up the CD if I ever see it. Time's Encomium ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2326939

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Wuorinen: The Golden Dance (1986) Blomstedt-SFSO
http://artofthestates.org/cgi-bin/piece.pl?pid=212
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Wuorinen: Time's Encomium
http://artofthestates.org/cgi-bin/piece.pl?pid=17
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: reading or watching opera?
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: reading or watching opera?

Hi Annalisa, Thanks for posting this interesting poll/topic. Where I live sports no top-flight opera company so I've made a virtue of necessity and heard quite a few operas at music schools. five of which are w/i driving distance. I have come to prefer semi-pro or student productions--their choice o...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2326939

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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great sounding perfs all round - 12 lps beautifully tranferred to 4 cds
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Pennario, Piano & Bridge Maestro, Dead at 83
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: Leonard Pennario, Piano & Bridge Maestro, Dead at 83

Embarrassed to admit it, but I finally got around to ordering this set. I have a lot of Pennario on LP but most of this is new to me. ------------------------------------------------------------ LEONARD PENNARIO The Early Years 1950-1958 BARTOK: Piano Sonata, Sz.80 - CHOPIN: Complete Waltzes, Polona...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonard Pennario, Piano & Bridge Maestro, Dead at 83
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Leonard Pennario, Piano & Bridge Maestro, Dead at 83

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/28/arts/ ... nario.html

I admired Pennario's recordings, 2 favorites being the Gottschalk Piano Works on Angel and the Gershwin Rhapsody with Whiteman on Capitol.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Most handsome male violinist
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Chalkperson wrote:Oh Boy, I was waiting for this dude to show up...fortunately I have never heard or seen him... :wink:
okay, these dudes are buff too

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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Most beautiful female violinist
Replies: 30
Views: 3759

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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Most handsome male violinist
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orchestra Goes All In with FWM
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Cleveland Orchestra Goes All In with FWM

Resisting both neotony and gerontology, The Cleveland Orchestra has extended Franz Welser-Möst's contract till 2018. Good move in my view, though he has been harshly criticized by some critics. Donald Rosenberg, the chief classical music critic of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, has often been harshl...