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by Rach3
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

Two excellent and interesting live programs by interesting pianists of different generations,Peter Donohoe and Pavel Kolesnikov. Donohoe certainly favors fast tempi in both Brahms works and the Berg ( often too quick for me , even in the Sonata ). Donohoe played all his works straight through, witho...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Cleveland Orchestra, America’s Finest, Restarts Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: The Cleveland Orchestra, America’s Finest, Restarts Recording

Szell: The Warner Recordings 1934-1970 https://www.amazon.com/Warner-Recordings-1934-1970-George-Szell/dp/B0863TFMKG Thanks for this. While it may surprise, if the concerto with Schnabel is the Brahms # 1, it is , IMHO, one of the best, especially the slow mov. , and despite a few misses,as expecte...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump makes good on his pledge to drain ‘The Swamp’
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Trump makes good on his pledge to drain ‘The Swamp’

Per WAPO today : " Trump has turned hostile to his own disease experts. “People are tired of listening to Fauci and these idiots,” he told his campaign staff Monday, after task force member Anthony S. Fauci criticized the president's failure to wear masks or avoid crowds." ANYONE who supports or exc...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT Editorial Board scorns Trump as a ‘racist demagogue’
Replies: 27
Views: 355

Re: NYT Editorial Board scorns Trump as a ‘racist demagogue’

Speaking of "baseball bats":

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/19/politics ... index.html

Trump and his alt.right cronies have killed over 150K Americans. That's a lot of batted baseballs.
by Rach3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT Editorial Board scorns Trump as a ‘racist demagogue’
Replies: 27
Views: 355

Re: NYT Editorial Board scorns Trump as a ‘racist demagogue’

Legislators should create new laws, not judges, Rightist jurists say. So, members of the 117th Congress, oblige them. The GOP clamored for Trump to appoint conservative Judges to overrule Roe and the ACA , and he said he would and did. But when Dems asked Barrett about her views on Roe and ACA, the...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

The rarely heard , thus this post , Violin Concerto of Kurt Weill. Tamas Kocsis,violin,Ulster Orchestra,Jac van Steen,live in Belfast,Sept.,2019, at about 23:30 in to this archived broadcast. “Atonal” , but worth hearing as Weill could not totally suppress his lyrical gifts.Virtuosic as well, Kocsis...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

While I will probably take this recital in smaller segments , not having the stamina of Prom-ers, just starting to hear: Sir Andras Schiff plays Bach’s WTC ,Book 2 , complete, by memory, no Pause I believe, at 2018 Proms: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000nl00 I have an odd recording mix , Book ...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Comparative listening: Bach's English Suites
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Comparative listening: Bach's English Suites

Hmmmm. Don't your lips twitch upwards in a smile? Mind you, by Richter's standards, that might be a rolling-on-the-floor belly laugh. Fww, in Monsaingeon's "Notebooks and Conversations" are several photos, ca.87, a few showing a twitch, but there are 5 real smiles,one with his Mother date not given...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Which Constitution is Amy Coney Barrett Talking About?
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Which Constitution is Amy Coney Barrett Talking About?

On Tuesday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett took a few minutes during her confirmation hearing to discuss her judicial philosophy, best known as originalism. It means, she explained, “that I interpret the Constitution as a law, I understand it to have the meaning that it had at the time people ratified it....
by Rach3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT Editorial Board scorns Trump as a ‘racist demagogue’
Replies: 27
Views: 355

Re: NYT Editorial Board scorns Trump as a ‘racist demagogue’

Unfortunately, not all his fellow right-wing nuts are turning on him:

https://www.thegazette.com/subject/opin ... s-20201015
by Rach3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Allan Evans,RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Allan Evans,RIP

A few of the most recent Arbiter releases might be able to be purchased directly from Arbiter thru Arbiter's "Catalog" page by clicking on a selected cd, then "Add to Cart." If not, links are given to I-Tunes and Amazon.As to pricing, many of the offerings are 2-cd sets. A few may also be available ...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

Artur Schnabel's Piano Sonata, Chandos cd by the late Geoffrey Tozer. At YT is a recording of the Sonata by Jenny Lin, but unfortunately in fragments, could not find whole work on autoplay.Takes some getting used to , but rewarding in the end. Here is the 2nd mov. from Lin: https://www.youtube.com/w...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Allan Evans,RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Allan Evans,RIP

An expanded blog post with many of Allan's discussions and relevatory sound samples:

https://arbiterrecords.org/category/blog/
by Rach3
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pork tenderloin parade
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Pork tenderloin parade

The annual review:

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/pictu ... /82897860/

No masks, of course.
by Rach3
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jockeying for position begins as 2024 GOP hopefuls blast Trump
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Jockeying for position begins as 2024 GOP hopefuls blast Trump

While Trump's retreating criminal accomplices set fires that will take a generation to extinguish, many of the same criminals who should be tried for manslaughter for their depraved indifference to virus response. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/us/politics/regulatory-rush-federal-agencies-trump....
by Rach3
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Albert Cano Smit live
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Pianist Albert Cano Smit live

24-year old pianist Albert Cano Smit , my first hearing of the pianist.Posted for a very interesting program.The pianist’s reach occasionally exceeds his grasp, but a fine,exhilirating effort. My first hearings of Catalan composer Garcia-Thomas (World premiere of the work here ) and the Hough ( I li...
by Rach3
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fears of Political Violence Grow as Trump's Language Grows More Heated
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Fears of Political Violence Grow as Trump's Language Grows More Heated

Per NYT today on the separate town halls each candidate did last night, which many commentators felt far more effective than " debates " where both candidates are on stage and Trump bullies everyone forcing Biden to respond in kind just to be heard and have any time to himself: "Trump disavowed whit...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

Rzewski's "The People United " Variations, the Hamelin Hyperion cd.The composer here live in 1986 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWwYsWWVSk Music for our time.Made me feel a little better ; a little. One of the great variation works for solo piano, right there with "Goldberg", "Diabelli", Brahms...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fresh from a week in the ICU, Chris Christie breaks with Trump on Covid, accusing WH of endangering his life and others’
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Fresh from a week in the ICU, Chris Christie breaks with Trump on Covid, accusing WH of endangering his life and oth

GOP Sen.Ben Sasse of Kansas or Nebraska ( same Trump herd morons either way ) also savaged Trump in a recent telephone call with constituents, but Sasse is not running again I think and coward Sasse publicly is not critical, supported SCOTUS nominee Barrett who lied to the Senate about her previous ...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: California Republican Party Admits Placing Illegal Ballot Boxes in State
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: California Republican Party Admits Placing Illegal Ballot Boxes in State

The California AG has to grow a pair and issue arrest warrants for the GOP and simultaneously confiscate the boxes.
by Rach3
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Indonesian General and Human Rights Violator to Visit Washington
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Indonesian General and Human Rights Violator to Visit Washington

barney wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:49 pm
It's no surprise if the US is wooing Indonesia - the world's most populous Muslim country, a democracy, and very strategically placed.

https://trumpresidencesindonesia.com
by Rach3
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mariam Batsashvili live
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Pianist Mariam Batsashvili live

maestrob wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Have only heard the Franck and the Ravel... There are times when I wish she had a bit more body in her playing...
To a degree I agree with you, but you will hear body in the Schumann and Liszt works.
by Rach3
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of French love songs
Replies: 3
Views: 139

New cd of French love songs

No really my cup of tea, other than in background as I'm browsing elsewhere ( as am now ), but for fans of the genre, a new Erato cd complete for free listening here,brief works by Faure,Poulenc,Ravel,Debussy,soprano Sabine Devielhe, pianist Alexandre Tharaud : https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/sabine-de...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New recording of Brahms' Cello Sonatas
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: New recording of Brahms' Cello Sonatas

Quiery: Has anyone else tried this link? The page loads OK, but when I click on the button to play the CD, something blocks it! Ignore the cookies area, buttons, at bottom, just click on “ Speel” at top right.It does sometimes take a long time to load depending on time of day, perhaps up to 2-3 min...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mariam Batsashvili live
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Pianist Mariam Batsashvili live

Believe it or not ( sorry, that does sound like Trump ), I do not send on to you every piano recital I hear. This one, however, is in the “ don’t miss” category ( IMHO ), even with the limits of Internet sound.Too many highlights , nuances, for me at least, to detail in words. Per BBC: “Live from Wi...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wisconsin cheeseheads
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Wisconsin cheeseheads

Fww:

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm#summary 1688113 persons tested thru 10/11/2020 ( Not clear if includes re-tests of same person )

http://www.populationu.com/us/wisconsin-population 5.86M ( 2020 estimated )

% population tested = 1688113 / 5860000 = 28.8 %
by Rach3
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SOMETHING THE LEFT WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: SOMETHING THE LEFT WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND

An excerpt from the longer article Oct. 11 in the Cedar Rapids,Iowa Gazette: “ Bias. It’s always bias. It’s the get-out-of-actually-considering-your-arguments card. Don’t agree with a column or an editorial or a news story? Just yell bias at it. I’ve heard it also takes out grease stains. You can’t ...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wisconsin cheeseheads
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Wisconsin cheeseheads

Holden Fourth wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:10 pm
.. no mention of mortality rates at all. You’d think that nobody has died but I’m sure that’s not true.
Fww, here are a couple sites I use to track States' experiences:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... cases.html
https://www.covidexitstrategy.org
by Rach3
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New recording of Brahms' Cello Sonatas
Replies: 7
Views: 295

New recording of Brahms' Cello Sonatas

Have not heard yet, but this Orfeo cd with cellist Daniel Mueller-Schott and pianist Francesco Piemontesi can be heard complete, free listening just posted, for awhile at Netherlands Radio 4: https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/daniel-mueller-schott-en-francesco-piemontesi-brahms-the-cello-sonatas My recor...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

Just listened to Andre Watts's stunning debut recital album on amazon (released on a single CD in 2007 but now sadly OOP, although you can download FLAC files from Presto Classical) for the first time in many, many years. By sheer luck, I happened to see the Young People's Concert on TV in real tim...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wisconsin cheeseheads
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Wisconsin cheeseheads

The University's fight song is " On Wisconsin." More accurately, " Off Wisconsin." Fortunately,I can buy cheese, beer , sausage made elsewhere.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wisconsin-is ... 50745.html
by Rach3
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

Nice changes of pace, tonal, romantic works, attractive even if not “ deep “. Swedish composer Gunnar de Frumerie’s (1908-1987) Variations and Fugue for Piano and Orchestra, Op.11.Laszlo Simon, pianist, Stockholm Phil.,Yuri Ahronovitch,1990 single Caprice cd. Mine an mp3 of a live radio broadcast. h...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4213
Views: 1441114

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

Gems . If ,as I had not, you have not heard these recently, recommended. A nearly unequaled freedom and expressiveness.Probably near blasphemy to say , but may be the one Bach solo keyboard work I'd take if get just one , provided it's the Gould recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jcI0EGJjZ...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SOMETHING THE LEFT WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: SOMETHING THE LEFT WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND

Oh, we get it all right: By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist, NYT, Saturday, Oct.10 "My column today starts by looking at two tax cheats. One is the person you’re thinking of, sitting in the White House — and sitting on $72 million in apparently phony tax refunds that the I.R.S. still hasn’t force...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4213
Views: 1441114

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

Sony Classical 1996 “Gould Edition” of Bach’s Two and Three Part Inventions, BWV 772-801, Gould’s 1963-64 studio recordings remastered.Wore out my Columbia lp.One of my fav works of Bach’s output.I even have the scores, but gave up years ago trying to play.Per the liner notes while Gould played some...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Comparative listening: Bach's English Suites
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Comparative listening: Bach's English Suites

Thank you, very interesting analysis.I do not have your recordings,and only one set of the English, Schiff’s cd set of several years ago on Decca.I do tend to enjoy the English Suites more than the French Suites.
by Rach3
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why did Balakirev go out of fashion?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Why did Balakirev go out of fashion?

Many thanks, Barney, my first knowledge of this pianist. Nicholas Walker plays the Chopin Op.10 Etudes complete,London,2019 video.Very impressive, loved his tempi, left hand, and lyricism. Several other videos are at YT , including works of Balakirev , which I’ll now explore.The Chopin Op.10 here: h...
by Rach3
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Wants You to Think You Can't Get Rid of Him
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Trump Wants You to Think You Can't Get Rid of Him

Meanwhile, despite Joseph's continuing reassurance, I am getting very nervous. I share Barney's concerns.Texas GOP Gov. Abbott, a Trump whore, has already suppressed votes there by limiting ballot drop-off boxes, and the Texas GOP is just getting started.SOS Pompeo announced today that State finall...
by Rach3
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Moreau family cd
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: New Moreau family cd

FYI, the Korngold Op.23 Suite here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HWq-KWGhoE
by Rach3
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Moreau family cd
Replies: 1
Views: 107

New Moreau family cd

Fww, I follow the young cellist Edgar Moreau and am always impressed.This new cd features him and his 3 siblings ( 2 violinists and a pianist ) and the wonderful Korngold suite. I may acquire although I have a recording of the Korngold.
https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/family-affair
by Rach3
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Orchestras Are Rushing to Add Black Composers. Will It Last?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Orchestras Are Rushing to Add Black Composers. Will It Last?

FYI, next Friday,Oct.16 on BBC Radio 3 ,1400 London time, but will also be archived about 60 days.Per BBC: "In a concert recorded earlier in Black History Month as part of a socially-distanced Autumn season, the Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Ryan Bancroft leads the orche...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FBI foils Rightist crackpots' plot to kidnap Michigan's governor
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: FBI foils Rightist crackpots' plot to kidnap Michigan's governor

Part of their excuse will be Trump ordered them to act.Trump earlier said, “Liberate Michigan,” and has often heavily criticized Mich.Gov. for her virus restrictions.Fuhrer Trumps Reich in action.
by Rach3
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

Igor Levit live at Wigmore Hall today. Posted as I had not heard the Brahms works before. The Beethoven sonata more “ appassionata” than “ pathetique “ . Levit always interesting,often unexpected. Brahms/Busoni: Choral Preludes Beethoven: Sonata no.8 in C minor Op. 13 ‘Pathetique' Brahms: Vier ernst...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Aaron Pilsan
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Pianist Aaron Pilsan

Absolutely no reservations about Pilsan's playing at this 2019 Schubertiade.He had my attention from the first bars of the Haydn ( not my usual reaction to any Haydn ),one of the most coherent Beethoven No.7 I've heard, the Schubert exemplary.To be 24-25 again and play "Mephisto" and " Wilde Jagd" b...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

Solo piano music composed himself by the great pianist Robert Casadesus, my Opus cd, John Owings,pianist, not at YT that I could find, I was able to find these of Casadesus' own works at YT,although not the Owings cd : 7 of Casadesus’ Op.5 Preludes, about 13 mins. total, played by Cor De Groot (!):...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liza Ferschtman plays live all Bach's violin sonatas, partitas
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Liza Ferschtman plays live all Bach's violin sonatas, partitas

Good to hear again the famous "Chaconne" from the 2nd Partita in its original form ( I once heard Nathan Milstein live play the "Chaconne" by itself , without the rest of the Partita , as an opening work on a solo recital ). With all due respect to Busoni and Brahms, the original is the most impress...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gramophone's 2020 winners
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Gramophone's 2020 winners

Yes, great to see an American orchestra win.

Pianist Igor Levit receives both instrumental recording of the year and artist of the year !

And nice to see Robert Von Bahr of BIS Records recognized.
by Rach3
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1068
Views: 873557

Re: What I listened to today

Finzi's lovely Ecologue, written for piano and orchestra, has long been a personal favorite among English music. This is the first I've heard his Cello Concerto, and, while not great music, it brings one peace in these turbulent times. Thanks for posting! Agreed in all respects.My first hearing of ...