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by Rach3
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DSO live Sunday,Feb.23
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: DSO live Sunday,Feb.23

Reminder.
by Rach3
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DSO live Sunday,Feb.23
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: DSO live Sunday,Feb.23

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by Rach3
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DSO live Sunday,Feb.23
Replies: 2
Views: 48

DSO live Sunday,Feb.23

FYI.The Barber Cello Concerto does not seem played often live (?) , but excellent. ARTISTS John Storgårds, conductor Alisa Weilerstein, cello PROGRAM OUTI TARKIAINEN Midnight Sun Variations BARBER Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op.22 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastorale" WATCH ...
by Rach3
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reinbert de Leeuw, Dutch Champion of Contemporary Music, Dies at 81
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Reinbert de Leeuw, Dutch Champion of Contemporary Music, Dies at 81

Thanks for the post. FWW, I listened to these last week, still available: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/716-de-leeuw-speelt-satie April 7 ,1972, AVRO studio, Hilversum Erik Satie Ogives (4) - compleet Gymnopédies (3) - compleet Sonneries de la rose-croix - compleet Préludes (4) - compleet Danse...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 71
Views: 10153

Re: Australian fires

by Rach3
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Phiharmonia's new conductor live
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Phiharmonia's new conductor live

The Philharmonia Orchestra's new principal conductor, may be his first appearance here with the orchestra in that principal role,although I'm sure he’s conducted them before. I heard only the Prokofieff ( at about 1:10:00 in ), one of my fav symphonies.My recordings Leinsdorf/Boston Sym. , RCA “Prok...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schoenberg Violin Concerto live
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Schoenberg Violin Concerto live

... The article is from the Journal of Musicological Research, v. 34, 2015. Here it is without the illustrations and musical examples. I will gladly remove or shorten it if there are objections. Thanks for this ! Dont miss Kopatchinskaja's live, link in the OP in this thread.Still available at BBC ...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 71
Views: 10153

Re: Australian fires

barney wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:10 pm
... and half the American population - apparently - says hurrah. It doesn't help, of course, that the Democrats also seem so unelectable.
Quite right, the American dilemma exactly.No heroes anywhere in sight.We have met the enemy and he is us.
by Rach3
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: period instruments for beethoven
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: period instruments for beethoven

THEHORN wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:30 pm
And how do we know Beethoven would not be dazzled by the way our modern orchestras play his music if he could miraculously return with hearing restored ? We don't .
Based on his "Hammerklavier " Sonata and finale of the 7th Symphony ,alone.,one suspects he would be dazzled and pleased.
by Rach3
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A principal oboist from "the wrong school?" Oh my
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: A principal oboist from "the wrong school?" Oh my

For those of us unfamiliar with schools of oboe playing, the difference ? TIA.
by Rach3
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Jeremy Denk live
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Pianist Jeremy Denk live

Jeremy Denk, a pianist I follow, in the UK. I wonder if the last mov. of Saint-Saens' G minor PC was inspired by the last mov, of the Mendelssohn ? Liszt apparently sight read the Concerto when he first saw the manuscript, to Mendelssohn’s astonishment,Mendelssohn himself no minor pianist. From BBC ...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schoenberg Violin Concerto live
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Schoenberg Violin Concerto live

Not for the faint of heart.I dutifully listened ( after many years ) to the entire VC, quite an amazing feat by all concerned , but not a recording I’ll acquire. I tuned out after about 10 minutes of the PIT Symphony.Apparently, Schoenberg referred to his VC as " unplayable." https://www.bbc.co.uk/p...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 71
Views: 10153

Re: Australian fires

Goodness, Sue, sometimes I think we live on different planets. The Right has a wild conspiracy about leftist media, and it seems to have influenced you. Yesterday Trump declared himself to be the chief law enforcement officer in the US with a right to intervene in or even commence proceedings,and t...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 71
Views: 10153

Re: Australian fires

You can be the judge of mocking ; suffice to say the same speech wouldn't be given today I suspect : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea5bOaPkZpc
by Rach3
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: William Walton works
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: William Walton works

diegobueno wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:07 pm
The Walton Viola Concerto has become, at least in recent years, the go-to piece for viola soloists. --
Thanks for the YT. Yes, agreed, it's great work, as is his Violin Concerto.I have cd's of each.
by Rach3
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 71
Views: 10153

Re: Australian fires

barney wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:06 pm
We all remember the Prime Minister (before he had that role) coming into Parliament with a lump of coal and mocking climate activists.
Mother Nature often gets the last laugh.
by Rach3
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: William Walton works
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: William Walton works

Turns out both Quartets are on a 1996 Meridian cd,English String Quartet,John McCabe,pianist,which I just ordered used from an Amazon re-seller.
by Rach3
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: William Walton works
Replies: 5
Views: 161

William Walton works

Listened today to a live Feb.9 performance at Cardiff by BBCNOW / on BBC Radio 3 of Walton’s Sym.# 1. I have a much lauded Previn recording. The work made a very strong initial impression on my first hearing years ago , but not so much on later re-hearings including today.Maestro suggested also hear...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
Views: 1213840

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

Premier Recordings 1991 cd of piano music by American composer Nicolas Flagello,from the 50’s and 60’s played by Joshua Pierce.Recommend sampling some if at YT.Attractive, percussive at times but tonal , lyrical,with depth.
by Rach3
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
Views: 1213840

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

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/617Z%2BuQNgQL._SX522_.jpg Conductor Jakub Hrusa is due to make his NY Philharmonic debut next season, so my ears perked up when this new release of Dvorak and Martinu Piano Concerti caught my attention recently. Hrusa has apparently embarked on a Dvo...
by Rach3
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 71
Views: 10153

Re: Australian fires

From New York Times' Sydney bureau chief, " The End of Australia as We Know It ":

https://tinyurl.com/r8yeooc
by Rach3
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Detroit Symphony live Sunday,Feb.16
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Detroit Symphony live Sunday,Feb.16

FREE LIVE WEBCAST SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 3:00 PM EST ( GMT - 5 ) NEW this season: 4K ultra-high-definition video system for the ultimate viewing experience on #DSOLive. Learn more by clicking here. ARTISTS Thomas Søndergård, conductor Bertrand Chamayou, piano PROGRAM STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Mov...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Rattle LSO Christ on the Mount of Olives
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Rattle LSO Christ on the Mount of Olives

Other 20th Century violin concertos worth hearing , IMHO, those of Roberto Gerhard, Rautavaara,Martinu,and Ben Haim.I'm looking forward to hearing the BBCR3 Barbican Berg tomorrow.
by Rach3
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Rattle LSO Christ on the Mount of Olives
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Rattle LSO Christ on the Mount of Olives

Thanks.Largely agree with your assessments of violin concertos,although would add the Barber and Adams , and substitute Prok #1 for #2.
by Rach3
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg's live LvB concerto cycle
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Pianist Boris Giltburg's live LvB concerto cycle

Pianist Boris Giltburg and the Brussels Philharmonic under Thierry Fischer present the Beethoven piano concertos live from RTBF,Flagey starting Feb.13 with Nos. 2 and 1. Podcast here : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-du-soir?id=2600844 I listen to these 2 primarily for their slow movs., but...
by Rach3
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: A double dose of Beethoven piano sonatas
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: A double dose of Beethoven piano sonatas

Thanks,Ricordanza ! I share your assessment of Op.2,#3.and Op.31,# 3, two of my fav LvB Sonatas.Pleasantly surprised to hear Lortie such a fine LvB player as I usually associate him with other repertoire, my mistake obviously. I have followed Williams a number of years.He can be a bit abstract or ce...
by Rach3
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Play some BPO
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Play some BPO

The 4 free ones were apparently guest appearances 2006 -2019, the Elgar ( I heard , but date I could not find ) reportedly the first time the BPO had played the work " in decades " , a gutsy choice for a guest conductor.
by Rach3
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 678710

Re: What I listened to today

The 5 piano concertos of Villa-Lobos,London Decca 2-cd set, ca. 1997, Cristina Ortiz,piano, Royal Philharmonic / Miguel Gomez-Martinez. Nos. 4 and 5 real gems.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUXyLAyrUOQ ( No. 5 )
by Rach3
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Play some BPO
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Play some BPO

Thanks for this.Of interest to me the Beethoven and Elgar ( ! who knew ! ).
by Rach3
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR's "20 Essential " Mozart recordings
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: WQXR's "20 Essential " Mozart recordings

slofstra wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Okay, but just so that we're perfectly clear, we are discussing what Mozart's sixth best piano concerto should be. :lol:
Yes.And 26th should not be.
by Rach3
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR's "20 Essential " Mozart recordings
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: WQXR's "20 Essential " Mozart recordings

[quote=slofstra post_id=500862 time=1581530591 user_id=3122 There are five piano concertos ranked higher than number 26. Perhaps you saw that, or did you notice the list is in descending sequence by rank, i.e. top choices are at the end of the list? [/quote] Ye,saw.I would have selected No. 13,15,17...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Zealand to Lose FM Classical Broadcasting
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: New Zealand to Lose FM Classical Broadcasting

Per a NZ friend, it appears that a petition campaign has halted for now the effort to close down the usual FM Classical broadcast. It also appears NZ had the driest January on record and water reservoirs are at disturbingly low levels.Antarctica recently recorded its all time high temp.No climate ch...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hewitt's piano destroyed
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Hewitt's piano destroyed

From a CNN story on their website: "A spokeswoman for Fazioli Pianos told CNN the company could not comment further because of a "strict internal rule" on protecting clients' privacy. Simon Markson, managing director at Markson Pianos in London, told CNN he thought a £150,000 ($194,000) estimate of ...
by Rach3
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 678710

Re: What I listened to today

Kevin Oldham’s 1993 Piano Concerto, Ian Hobson,pianist,Kansas City Symphony / William McLaughlin, Catalyst cd 1994.

Hans Werner Henze’s 1967 Piano Concerto # 2, Rolf Plagge,pianist,Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie / Gerhard Markson, CPO cd 2000.
by Rach3
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR's "20 Essential " Mozart recordings
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: WQXR's "20 Essential " Mozart recordings

Thanks for the Radio 4 poll. Certainly reasonable choices,although I would have chosen a piano concerto other than No.26.
by Rach3
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hewitt's piano destroyed
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Hewitt's piano destroyed

Courtesy of a poster at another group:

https://slippedisc.com/2020/02/horror-f ... to-pieces/
by Rach3
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Moszkowski's Left Hand Etudes
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Moszkowski's Left Hand Etudes

Many thanks, I was wrong about OOP.
by Rach3
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 678710

Re: What I listened to today

Solo piano music of Norman Dello Joio, mostly written 1940 - 46 , Sonata # 1 especially, Jaemi Kai,pianist,2000 Elan cd.
by Rach3
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 678710

Re: What I listened to today

John Adams’ 1993 Violin Concerto, wonderful, neglected masterpiece, Robert McDuffie,violin, Houston Symphony/Eschenbach, 1999 Telarc cd.
by Rach3
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Moszkowski's Left Hand Etudes
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Moszkowski's Left Hand Etudes

Moszkowski’s 12 Etudes for Left-Hand, Op.92 , with scores :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzTX-4IEnes

Pianist Alain Raes, Solstice cd now apparently OOP.

Amazing # 3, 5 , 6, 9 . I had never heard any of these, recorded or live ( little wonder ).
by Rach3
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 678710

Re: What I listened to today

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:52 am
video -> Richard Goode - Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven from a Paris 1996
Wow ! Was the intermission after the Chopins or Brahms ?
by Rach3
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying to find an Arthur Rubinstein quote
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Trying to find an Arthur Rubinstein quote

I can only offer that there are several AR interviews posted to YT , but you'd have to listen thru all.
by Rach3
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 678710

Re: What I listened to today

Saint-Saens Etudes for Piano,Opa.111 and 135, Pies Lane,pianist,Hyperion cd. Gems.


By other pianists, but with scores :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDH5CYeFLZk ( Op.111 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skTRoUSZf1c (Op.135, for left hand )
by Rach3
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven violin sonatas live
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Beethoven violin sonatas live

FYI, Netherlands Radio 4 is featuring a series of live recitals ( all I believe on the “Avondconcert “ series under Radio 4’s “Concerten” listing ) presenting all the Beethoven Violin Sonatas, one with known artists, rest with less well known. Starts with Ibragimova/Tiberghien in Nos.3,9 , the Jan.2...
by Rach3
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Iowa debacle
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: The Iowa debacle

For what it's worth, and for many reasons, I completely agree with Ricordanza about the Iowa Dem. caucus.
by Rach3
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 881
Views: 678710

Re: What I listened to today

One of my fav violin concertos ,Bartok # 2, here Kristof Barati,Verbier Festival Orchestra / Valery Gergiev :https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2596798
by Rach3
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'Versailles" CD with pianist Tharaud on Erato
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: 'Versailles" CD with pianist Tharaud on Erato

Lately, I've been wondering about all my CDs and the amount of space they're taking up. I am also concerned about future availability of quality cd players at reasonable prices.I retain my old diamond needle lp turntable/speakers as I cannot afford to replace all my lp's with remastered cd's ( but ...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Julien Libeer live
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Pianist Julien Libeer live

Maria Joao - Pires protege, pianist Julien Libeer live in Hilversum,Holland,Jan.19,2020. A pianist I follow.Good to hear a program like this from a youngster. The Respighis are gems.Interesting musical contrast between Libeer’s “French” Chaconne, Colli’s “Italian”Chaconne posted here earlier ( Libee...
by Rach3
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Federico Colli live
Replies: 1
Views: 3257

Re: Pianist Federico Colli live

Federico Colli , a pianist I follow , plays romantic Bach live in London today, Feb.4, “Italian Concerto”, Partita No. 4 , the Chaconne. I enjoy his Bach playing, echoes of Tipo. Colli impressive here, not to be missed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000dzwk