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by jserraglio
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favourite Classical Christams Song/Carol
Replies: 51
Views: 12661

Richard wrote:Did 2 Pac or Snoop Dogg do a Christmas album?
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Snoop Dogg's Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha Album, arrives on December 13, just in time for the holidays.
by jserraglio
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Gilbert & Sullivan, The Sorcerer on Albany/Troy Kalman, The Gypsy Princess (Csardasfuerstin) with Bonynge on Naxos You have listed recordings by the Ohio Light Opera before. May I assume you have attended performances too? I've been in Wooster where they are based - it's an attractive college town....
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Your first pick: Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

rogch wrote:I have considered both Harnoncourt and Jochum. But they can be difficult to get, at least before this christmass (i have to order them online and the estimated time of delivery is several weeks.
My apologies. I did not notice that you were in Norway when I recommended a company in the USA.
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Your first pick: Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

I have considered both Harnoncourt and Jochum. But they can be difficult to get, at least before this christmas A prompt online order to Berkshire Record Outlet might get the Harnoncourt (my preferred recording also) to you before Christmas. I just got their holiday catalog yesterday. You would get...
by jserraglio
Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favourite Classical Christams Song/Carol
Replies: 51
Views: 12661

a '60s-vintage, classic nonclassical Christmas tune: James Brown, "Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto." My kids loved it.

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by jserraglio
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 39976

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by jserraglio
Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

<div align="center">Artur Rodzinski and the Cleveland in their 10-disk 75th Anniversary commemorative issue: Rimsky, Scheherazade Shostakovich, Symphony #1 Kalman, The Gypsy Princess (Csardasfuerstin) with Bonynge on Naxos Lloyd Webber, Sunset Boulevard , with Patti LuPone & the London cast </div>
by jserraglio
Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Decca "Entartete MusiK" Series Continues--on Nimbu
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

If someone has the time, perhaps the original Decca/London catalogue numbers could be shown here along with a brief description of composers/works. I would be most grateful in having this. Entartete Musik List Degenerate Music Suppressed by the Nazis Banned by the Third Reich - Entartete (Degenerat...
by jserraglio
Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Question: Any tips on how to make such images smaller? Try this code but make certain to enclose the entire expression in pointed brackets. For example, < img src=" http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00005QCYM.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg " width=" 160 " height=" 160 " > Use any width and height in pixels yo...
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Composer Quiz
Replies: 32
Views: 4669

. . . regarding Sir George Dyson, here is J. Scott Morrison 's amazon review of the recent Naxos release of the 1937 Dyson Symphony in G plus 2 other works. I have these works on the Chandos label but learned a lot from Mr Morrison's review of the Naxos issue. - - - - - - - George Dyson (1883-1964)...
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Composer Quiz
Replies: 32
Views: 4669

Ralph wrote:Are you listening to the recent NAXOS Dyson disc? It's very good.
No, I ordered the Chandos Symphony from Berkshire but will probably wind up getting the Naxos sometime if I like the other
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Composer Quiz
Replies: 32
Views: 4669

George Dyson? He wrote some good music too--just happened to be listening today to his Violin Concerto, in advance of receiving his Symphony in G viamailorder.
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

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by jserraglio
Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Poulenc, Flute Sonata in the Naxos Complete Chamber Music collection.

--harmonically, this beautiful piece reminded me of the music in the contemplative scenes in Dialogues of the Carmelites--
by jserraglio
Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 39976

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Kalman, Countess Maritza
World Premiere Complete Recording - The Original 2003 Ohio Light Opera Cast Recording
Live recording with complete dialogue.
Operetta Archives--3 CDs
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Poulenc's Dialogues at Oberlin
Replies: 0
Views: 1390

Poulenc's Dialogues at Oberlin

I attended the Sunday, Nov 20 performance, which I found far more moving than Rosenberg did in his review of the Wed, Nov 16 performance, but then we saw two entirely different casts. This is a serious, often distressing work, even more so today when the brutal French revolutionary guards of the op...
by jserraglio
Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Enescu's Outstanding Opera Oedipe on Naxos
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

. . . the roumanian version, with another great Oedipe, the bariton Ohanesian and the direction of Brediceanu, was perhaps even more powerful. The choir was unique. The first act, in special the scenes of the birth of Oedipe and the prophecy of Tiresias - a fabulous bass!- and, later, the scene wit...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 39976

<div align="center">Miklós Rósza
Concertos for Violin & Cello</div>
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by jserraglio
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: One-Hit Wonder? I Don't Think So
Replies: 18
Views: 3095

Orff, Die Kluge

Holst, Savitri
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Oscar Straus, The Chocolate Soldier (Newport Classics)
by jserraglio
Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 39976

Louis Kentner Plays Liszt Vox 2-CD
Guiomar Novaes and Otto Klemperer Vox 2-CD
5 volumes of Poulenc Complete Chamber works on Naxos
all priced @ a buck per item @ Half Price Books
by jserraglio
Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Nojima Plays Ravel. Reference Recordings.

one of my favourite piano discs
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Borodin, Symphony No. 2. Mitropoulos/Minneapolis on the Nickson label. Wonderful, full-blooded performance.
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 39976

-- Handel, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Gardiner/Erato

-- Lili Boulanger, Du fond de l'abîme · Psaume 24 · Psaume 129 · Vielle prière Bouddhique · Pie Jesu. Markevitch/Everest

-- Poulenc, Complete Chamber Music, vols. 1-5. Naxos
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Joan Tower on Women Composers
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

<img src="http://www.ambache.co.uk/wBoulangerL1.JPG" width="100" height="100"> If one may be permitted to mention a great composer ("DWEF" doesnt do her justice), how about Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)? Pie Jesu and Psalm 130 [Everest 9034, Markevitch] Faust and Helen , composed at age 20 in one month...
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Pelleas et Melisande
Replies: 18
Views: 5166

The Desormière version is in fact the best I have heard.... Do you happen to know which mastering of the Desormiere is the most listenable? Or are they all pretty much the same? Sound matters to me in this work. I agree the Karajan version is overblown, though his take on the opera made it easier f...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Pelleas et Melisande
Replies: 18
Views: 5166

Oddly, immersion in Poulenc's astonishing masterpiece Dialogues of the Carmelites helped me to enter the challenging harmonic world of Pelleas and Melisande --Karajan's recording was the most helpful for starters, though my favorite is Ansermet's. The greatest performance is supposed to be Desormier...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: McAfee Virus Protection CD just arrived!
Replies: 15
Views: 2469

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)...Free on their website and competitive with the best currently out there.
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Controversial Musicians
Replies: 34
Views: 6154

I can never think about Karajan without thinking of his public persona as opposed to what he was really like. . . . As to his musical accomplishment, it would be foolish to doubt his basic talent and achievement. But a case could be made that he took the best orchestra in the world through decades ...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Philip Glass
Replies: 11
Views: 2322

Indeed, but every time I try, my wife and kids demand that I take the record off--especially Einstein ). Complaints I am used to concerning my tastes in classical music, but never an domestic insurrection like this. I finally gave away my Glass LPs before they were trampled and destroyed. Concerning...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: McAfee Virus Protection CD just arrived!
Replies: 15
Views: 2469

So always install the least popular one. . . . unless that one turns out to be Internet Explorer. It's not just security holes, inevitable as dZalman notes, when you are the big kid on the block, and all browsers have security holes to some extent. Many users now expect a modern browser to have at ...
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Controversial Musicians
Replies: 34
Views: 6154

One composer that comes to mind is John Adams--his opera The Death of Klinghofer--denounced by some for glamorizing terrorists, also as anti-Semitic and anti-American.
by jserraglio
Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Composers of the Kingdom of the Kangaroo & the Koala
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Eugene Goossens, Arthur Benjamin, John Antill are three I listen to, especially Goossens . Chandos is doing a Goossens series with Handley cond. Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Richard Meale, and Ross Edwards are others whose works I'd like to hear if I could find recordings. Alfred Hill is new to me--thanks...
by jserraglio
Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mitropoulos abounds on the Archipel label!
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

.... I have a number of these 10-CD sets and every one of them is some of the worst "remastering" I have ever heard, with all the performances distorted (not in sound) but in musical interpretation with someone playing with equalization. That is, perhaps, the reason all these big sets are going so ...
by jserraglio
Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: McAfee Virus Protection CD just arrived!
Replies: 15
Views: 2469

With the release of Microsoft's new operating system (scheduled for the autumn of next year) both Norton and McAfee will be history, for Windows computers, at any rate.... ------- I hope you're right, but this company's record in the area of security does not inspire unalloyed confidence. At work, ...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Composer recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

I don't consider it limiting to suggest a slew of British composers. They deserve recognition and they didnt all get it. Besides Bridge, Bax, Boughton, Blackwood, and ELGAR . . . there's Benjamin BRITTEN , Malcolm Arnold, Robert Simpson, Edmund Rubbra, John Ireland, George Lloyd, George Dyson, Ernes...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Perils of Pandering
Replies: 1
Views: 691

One thing I appreciated about Christoph von Dohnányi during his time in Cleveland was his adventurous programming. Most every concert included at least one work by a little-known 20th century composer. He got you thinking about new music and exploring new stuff on your own, though it did not sit wel...
by jserraglio
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Messiaen, Saint François d'Assise
Nagano on DG

Mozart, Così fan tutte
Jacobs on Harmonia Mundi

Messager, Véronique
Thompson on Newport
by jserraglio
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Symphonies 4 & 9 and 7 & 10 of William Schuman on Naxos in new recordings by Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle SO.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: First Pick: Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Replies: 26
Views: 5017

...Does anyone else have an affectionate relationship with old lps? For me, it's quite different from the one I have with my cds. You have to treat them with extra care, which in a way makes them more dear, I suppose. I also like the old covers.... Many LPs, but not all, seem to sound more listenab...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Where do you think the best classical music comes from?
Replies: 21
Views: 3364

.... I really hit the jackpot in Australia: John Antill, Arthur Benjamin, Ross Edwards, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Percy Grainger, Alfred Hill, Graeme Koehne, Richard Meale, Peter Sculthorpe, Margaret Sutherland, Carl Vine, Nigel Westlake, Malcolm Williamson etc.... Thanks for this list. I've often won...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Nielsen, Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No.6 . Ormandy.
Nielsen, Symphony No. 3 and Symphony No.5 . Bernstein.

Ormandy and Bernstein do Nielsen proud.
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bax recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

I don't think so, especially since the CD format came along. For example, look at the Diamond recordings available now. Gerry Schwarz recorded much of his major work for Delos, now reissued by Naxos, and the same is true of the other composers mentioned; David Alan Miller also did some wonderful re...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Synesthesia
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

<<Some synesthetes see shapes or designs when listening to music; some taste words; some see colors when experiencing a certain taste or smell. One famous example is Vladimir Nabokov, who as a small child complained to his mother that the letters on his wooden alphabet blocks were all the wrong colo...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bax recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

. . . (Somewhat disappointed at the seeming lack of interest in Bax, but not really surprised.) In my case it was a friend who asked if I was interested in Bax's music. "You mean Bach?" I blithely replied, but Bax's name was planted. Other British composers of symphonies that deserve wider recognit...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bax recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Recommendation - find a recording of Tintagel . It's the best thing Bax ever wrote. The series of orchestral music Thomson did on Chandos is still readily available, now at midprice, and Tintagel is in one of the volumes. Berkshire lists Symphonies 2, 3, and 5 with Thomson on Chandos ($4.99) per di...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Re: Bernstein's Vienna Mahler 6th

Your mood must be quite sombre at the moment, jserraglio . (Someone I once knew had an apartment on the 15th floor of his posh building, and he claimed that he never listened to that Mahler 6 without being absolutely sure that he wouldn't jump off the balcony. Phew!) Thanks for the heads-up. I had ...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bax recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

I love Bax's symphonies & orchestral works. Handley's recent cycle on Chandos is superb but so are the Thomson and Lloyd-Jones versions on earlier Chandos and Naxos. The Handley would be my first pick. The Handley comes with a very helpful interview disk that helped me appreciate the composer even m...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Your first pick: Prokofiev's violin concertos
Replies: 15
Views: 3058

I too like Stern with Ormandy in the concertos.

My favorite Prokofieff violin recording, though, would not be the concertos but the sonatas, Wanda Wilkomirska and Anne Schein on Connoisseur Society.
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 391619

Starting Maazel's Mahler symphony cycle with the Vienna PO. I want to hear them all in order.

Also, Bernstein's Mahler Symphony 6 with the VPO.