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by Donald Isler
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels and the Earl Wild Centenary
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels and the Earl Wild Centenary

A most interesting program took place last night at the monthly meeting of the New York Chapter of ARSC (Association For Recorded Sound Collections), at City College. Joseph Patrych and Jon Samuels talked about the American pianist, Earl Wild (1915-2010), who would have been 100 years old in Novembe...
by Donald Isler
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday, Teresa, Dulcinea and JBuck
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Happy Birthday, Teresa, Dulcinea and JBuck

who have their birthdays on 3 successive days!
by Donald Isler
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rosh Hashanah
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Rosh Hashanah

Best wishes for a good New Year to everyone!
by Donald Isler
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barenboim to conduct in Iran?
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: Barenboim to conduct in Iran?

Barenboim is an Israeli who was born in Argentina. He has spent most of his adult life outside Israel (how many concerts can you play or conduct in a country of only 7.3 million?) and detests the Israeli government, so he will do whatever he wants including, I'm sure, going to Iran, regardless of wh...
by Donald Isler
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: End of Season Concert - Summit Music Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 2269

End of Season Concert - Summit Music Festival

End of Season Concert – Summit Music Festival at Manhattanville College Purchase, New York August 10th, 2015 Festival Orchestra Concert Yoram Youngerman, Conductor Grieg: Suite For Strings, From Holberg’s Times Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, first movement Aleksandr Bolotin, Piano ...
by Donald Isler
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Exceptional Students' Recital - Summit Music Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 2299

Exceptional Students' Recital - Summit Music Festival

Exceptional Students’ Recital – Summit Music Festival at Manhattanville College Purchase, New York August 1st, 2015 Bruch: Kol Nidre Jasmine Lee, Cello Yoni Levyatov, Piano Scriabin: Fantasy in B Minor, Op. 28 Jonas Aumiller, Piano Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso Esther Holliday, Cello Yoni Levyatov,...
by Donald Isler
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Founders Tribute Concert - Summit Music Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 2368

Founders Tribute Concert - Summit Music Festival

Tribute To the Founders of the Summit Music Festival at Manhattanville College Purchase, New York Irina Tseitlin, Violin David Krieger, Cello Efrem Briskin, Piano Hosted by Robert Sherman July 30th, 2015 Vytautas Barkaukas: Partita for Solo Violin Michael Tseitlin: Caprice “Cell Phone,” Op. 3 for So...
by Donald Isler
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Arnaldo Cohen - IKIF
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

Arnaldo Cohen - IKIF

Arnaldo Cohen - IKIF 17th International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College July 29th, 2015 Bach/Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20 Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 Chopin: Scherzo No. 3...
by Donald Isler
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Faculty Concert - IKIF
Replies: 1
Views: 1667

Faculty Concert - IKIF

Faculty Concert - IKIF 17th International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College July 27th, 2015 Scriabin: Prelude in B Major, Op. 16, No. 1 Scriabin: Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 22, No. 1 Scriabin: Impromptu in B-Flat Minor, Op. 12, No. 2 Scriabin: Étude in F-Sharp Major, Op. 42, No. 3...
by Donald Isler
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: David Dubal Lecture - Richter and Wild - IKIF
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

David Dubal Lecture - Richter and Wild - IKIF

In honor of the hundredth anniversary of the births of Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) and Earl Wild (1915-2010), pianist, author and radio personality, David Dubal gave a talk about them, and included recordings of some of their performances. Mr. Dubal said that Richter (whom he once hoped to interv...
by Donald Isler
Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Michael Davidman, Pianist - Summit Music Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 2236

Michael Davidman, Pianist - Summit Music Festival

Michael Davidman, Pianist Summit Music Festival at Manhattanville College Purchase, New York July 24th, 2015 Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110 Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 Liszt: Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major Orchestra part played by Yoni Levyatov, Pianist Michael Davidm...
by Donald Isler
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Jeffrey Swann - IKIF
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

Jeffrey Swann - IKIF

Jeffrey Swann - IKIF 17th International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College July 23rd, 2015 Jeffrey Swann is a natural-born entertainer, as well as a very fine pianist. Before playing each work, or group, he picked up a microphone and told stories about the composer whose music he was ...
by Donald Isler
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Disposing of the record collection
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Disposing of the record collection

A very generous thing to do! Will your records be known as part of the John Francis Collection? As you said, though you will no longer have them at home you will still be able to hear them at the library, and SO WILL OTHERS, whose gain this will certainly be!
by Donald Isler
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Marc-André Hamelin - IKIF
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Marc-André Hamelin - IKIF

Marc-André Hamelin - IKIF 17th International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College July 19th, 2015 Liszt: Apparition No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, S. 155, No. 1 Liszt: Waldesrauschen, S. 145, No. 1 Liszt: Un sospiro, S. 144, No. 3 Liszt: Ernani Paraphrase (second version), S. 432 Liszt: Rémini...
by Donald Isler
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So, Did Anyone Do Anything Special
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: So, Did Anyone Do Anything Special

Glad people enjoyed the 4th and the 14th. My reference to Bastille Day, as JBuck probably realized, was in remembrance of Ralph.
by Donald Isler
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So, Did Anyone Do Anything Special
Replies: 7
Views: 754

So, Did Anyone Do Anything Special

for Bastille Day?
by Donald Isler
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Forum Dinner Wed June 10 5PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1862

Re: CMG Forum Dinner Wed June 10 5PM

OK, I'm free, so will be happy to join you all at the Atlantic Grill! John F: Is it possible to see the run-through of your program on Wednesday afternoon? I have to work on Thursday but would be happy to come into town earlier on Wednesday if I could see the run-through. I certainly feel a connecti...
by Donald Isler
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Forum Dinner Wed June 10 5PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1862

Re: CMG Forum Dinner Wed June 10 5PM

Should know in a day or two if I can make it. Would be happy to join you.
by Donald Isler
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Forum Dinner Wed June 10 5PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1862

Re: CMG Forum Dinner Wed June 10 5PM

This is tempting, though I'm not sure I can make it. Will certainly think about it.
by Donald Isler
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Youtube Is A Goldmine Of Classical Music !
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: Youtube Is A Goldmine Of Classical Music !

Indeed, it is! I even give my piano students assignments to watch great pianists' performances on Youtube.

I've put quite a few performances of my own, and one of Dad's, on Youtube. Will add a Chopin and Schubert work to my Youtube offerings soon.
by Donald Isler
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chalkie's Retrospective at National Museum of Wales
Replies: 21
Views: 2254

Re: Chalkie's Retrospective at National Museum of Wales

Delighted to see your work, and career getting such recognition!
by Donald Isler
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy birthday Lenny Goran
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Happy birthday Lenny Goran

Happy Birthday to Lenny!
by Donald Isler
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christian Science Monitor Review of Seymour, A Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Christian Science Monitor Review of Seymour, A Introduct

An excerpt from David Edelstein's review in New York magazine: "In a master class, he leans over a student - staring down his beak through milky blue eyes - and calls for minute shifts in phrasing, pedaling, pressure on keys, to the point I was thinking, 'How can they learn if he gives them every no...
by Donald Isler
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christian Science Monitor Review of Seymour, A Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Christian Science Monitor Review of Seymour, A Introduct

Another good review of this film from the Daily Californian. By Jeanette Zhukov | Staff Enter Seymour Bernstein, a man not known by many outside of the realm of classical music. A talent and inspiration in his own right, Bernstein is a professional classical pianist, a passionate teacher and a man w...
by Donald Isler
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christian Science Monitor Review of Seymour, A Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Christian Science Monitor Review of Seymour, A Introduct

It just came out, and is playing at a couple of movie theaters in Manhattan. Don't know if it's showing anywhere else at this point.
by Donald Isler
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Christian Science Monitor Review of Seymour, A Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Christian Science Monitor Review of Seymour, A Introduction

Very interesting Christian Science Monitor of an excellent movie I saw last night. 'Seymour' centers on Seymour Bernstein, an acclaimed pianist who became a renowned piano teacher. The movie is directed by actor Ethan Hawke. The Christian Science Monitor By Peter Rainer, Film critic March 13, 2015 S...
by Donald Isler
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New York's last classical sheet music store closes
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: New York's last classical sheet music store closes

Heidi Rogers, the owner of Frank Music Company, was a high school classmate of mine, and I'm sorry to see her go out of business. Both her company and Patelson's were very well known, and patronized by musicians.
by Donald Isler
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brian Williams ...
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Brian Williams ...

And I have an uncle who started his career (as a civil engineer) in Elmira, though he has spent the rest of his life since then in the Washington, DC area. Didn't know Griffes was born there. I teach around the corner from a studio named for him at the Hackley School in Tarrytown.
by Donald Isler
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Academic Bow finals
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Academic Bow finals

Glad it's over and you survived it in good shape! Hope you enjoyed it, too!
by Donald Isler
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ...Why I've been away so long
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: ...Why I've been away so long

Sorry to hear about your experiences, but hope things will continue in the right direction after this!
by Donald Isler
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why you have not heard from me
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Why you have not heard from me

Sorry to hear about your latest problems but very glad that everything is fixable, and hope you will make a quick and complete recovery.
by Donald Isler
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nikolai Demidenko
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Nikolai Demidenko

Here's a review I wrote about him for CMG in 2013. Nikolai Demidenko Recital 15th International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes College New York City July 16th, 2013 Medtner: Canzona Serenata in F Minor, Op. 38, No. 6 Medtner: Sonata Reminiscenza in A Minor, Op. 38, No. 1 Rachmaninoff: Var...
by Donald Isler
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: Opinions, please: Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6

You've just reminded me, Lance, that I owe a letter to a friend who played it (and very well, indeed!) on her Master's recital years ago at the Manhattan School of Music, when we were students. Didn't realize it's so rarely heard. Don't think I have a favorite Prokofiev sonata, but I think the Sixth...
by Donald Isler
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Robert Fitzpatrick's Memories of Claude Frank (1925-2014)
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Robert Fitzpatrick's Memories of Claude Frank (1925-2014

New York Times Obituary Music Claude Frank, Pianist Admired for Performances of Beethoven, Is Dead at 89 By ANTHONY TOMMASINI DEC. 28, 2014 The American pianist Claude Frank, widely admired for his insightful, sensitive performances of the solo and chamber works of the Germanic masters, and an influ...
by Donald Isler
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Robert Fitzpatrick's Memories of Claude Frank (1925-2014)
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Robert Fitzpatrick's Memories of Claude Frank (1925-2014)

Always right, never righteous: A memory of the late Claude Frank December 28, 2014 by Norman Lebrecht Robert Fitzpatrick, dean at Curtis, 1986-2009, shares with Slipped Disc his fond observations of a much-mourned master. I first met Claude Frank in 1988 after his life-long friend, Gary Graffman, in...
by Donald Isler
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hand out of commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1303

Re: Hand out of commission

Delighted to hear things are better!
by Donald Isler
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: mannes college of music
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: mannes college of music

It won't be there much longer, Lenny. The New School is moving Mannes downtown to its Greenwich Village neighborhood this coming summer, not to the pleasure of many of us for whom the Upper West Side location is more convenient. It also necessitates finding a different location for this summer's IKI...
by Donald Isler
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stocking Stuffers under $20
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Stocking Stuffers under $20

Each of the CD's produced by KASP Records (www.kasprecords.com) is priced at under $20.
by Donald Isler
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ricordanza!
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Happy Birthday, Ricordanza!

Best wishes and congratulations to our good friend in New Jersey!
by Donald Isler
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance's program 6 Dec. 2014: Shura Cherkassky (live!)
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Lance's program 6 Dec. 2014: Shura Cherkassky (live!)

Great to hear a program on Cherkassky, Lance! (By the way, he "remembered" in his last year or two that he was actually born in 1909, so his carrying on of his career almost to the end was even more impressive.) Like John F. I remember hearing him play the Don Juan Fantasy at a Mostly Mozart pre-con...
by Donald Isler
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hand out of commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1303

Re: Hand out of commission

The most important thing is that it will probably get better, so I hope you can have some patience till that starts to happen.
by Donald Isler
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jorge Bolet Program by Patrych and Samuels
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Jorge Bolet Program by Patrych and Samuels

"Jorge Bolet: A Centenary Celebration" over WWFM.

http://64.234.215.170/bolet2014.mp3

If that doesn't work, try this link, and click on the Bolet program.

http://wwfm.org/webcasts.shtml
by Donald Isler
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bolet Memorial Program With Joe Patrych and Jon Samuels
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Bolet Memorial Program With Joe Patrych and Jon Samuels

On Wednesday November 12, from 1-3 PM EST, on WWFM (www.wwfm.org), Jon Samuels and Joe Patrych will be giving a presentation about Jorge Bolet in honour of his centenary on November 15. The program will feature some of Bolet's greatest performances, including previously unpublished recordings from t...
by Donald Isler
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hand out of commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1303

Re: Hand out of commission

Yes, you must see a doctor. You can't just let that situation continue.
by Donald Isler
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Yefim the Great
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Re: Yefim the Great

Thanks for the very interesting review, Ricordanza! I have yet to hear Bronfman perform live, and now I'm even more interested to hear him!
by Donald Isler
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't let this happen to you
Replies: 16
Views: 780

Re: Don't let this happen to you

Glad you found the cause of the problem, and that all should soon go back to normal.
by Donald Isler
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An odd voting experience
Replies: 29
Views: 1230

Re: An odd voting experience

Nice to know that, John!
by Donald Isler
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: And In Wednesday Evening Classical Music Programming
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: And In Wednesday Evening Classical Music Programming

Don't know how I come to be so lucky but according to the listings I'll be on this week's program, too.
by Donald Isler
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright on What's My Line?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright on What's My Line?

Dorothy Kilgallen got up to kiss the ring of Bishop Fulton Sheen when he was on. Love watching these old episodes with famous people!
by Donald Isler
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A happy story going back to my past
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: A happy story going back to my past

A very nice story, indeed!