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by Wallingford
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Beethoven's Piano Concerto #4 (Gulda, '53, live w/Wiener Symphoniker)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni6BrUS4vrM&t=1275s
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Shostakovich's Eighth Quartet (Fitzwilliam Qrt., on RCA) Bach's Goldberg Variations (Gould 1) .../also, by contrast, Offenbach's Les Nuits Parisiennes , conducted by Leibowitz...it's a suite cloning the Rosenthal arrangement, scored by Leibowitz with the help of another guy, what's-his-face. Release...
by Wallingford
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rush Limbaugh Dead from Lung Cancer at 70
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Rush Limbaugh Dead from Lung Cancer at 70

G.R., R.L.
by Wallingford
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

...another pre-stereo Grieg Concerto, done by two Scandinavians who know the score:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tc0ljAFMCU&t=39s
by Wallingford
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

My latest shipment: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov ……Christoff, Cluytens et al. (Angel S-3633) Symphony of the Air—Formerly the NBC Symphony….( Symphony’s own label, ‘54)w/o conductor Roussel’s The Spider’s Feast & The Sandman …Leibowitz (Esoteric ES-511) Copland conducts his The Tender Land …..Clements...
by Wallingford
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Blind Tom: Slave Pianist from Georgia
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Blind Tom: Slave Pianist from Georgia

I've heard about him--only as Harold C. Schonberg described hi. He was made by this writer to look like a buffoon and object of derision. There appeared one bio two decades ago of him that sets the record straight, which seems like required reading for me.
by Wallingford
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EhxB_TGRsM&t=7s

I was astounded at how Dean Dixon breathed new life into a battered old warhorse like The Moldau.
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Portland's New Music Director--Business as Usual
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Portland's New Music Director--Business as Usual

Speaking of Dean Dixon, he was also head of Sweden's Gothenburg Symphony. Dixon HAD to establish his career early on, on account of his race.

Some schoolkid out there should do a term paper on him, if they haven't already.
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Portland's New Music Director--Business as Usual
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Portland's New Music Director--Business as Usual

maestrob wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:14 am
Modernistfan wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:49 am
James DePriest did a fine job there for many decades.
Me three.
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

More historical Grieg: I can certainly recommend this Marston Records of 7 selections of Grieg's actual playing, not rolls ; perhaps you have it already: https://www.marstonrecords.com/collections/piano/products/legendary-piano That certainly looks like a treasure I will want to acquire soon! 😉 It ...
by Wallingford
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

To commemorate Black History Month last evening I heard: Dean Dixon conducting Sven-Erik Johanson's Sym. #3, written in 1956 Paul Freeman conducting Hale Smith's Ritual and Incantations James dePreist conducting Debussy's Iberia Dean Dixon--a maestro well worthy of having his own cult--was head of S...
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

More historical Grieg: I can certainly recommend this Marston Records of 7 selections of Grieg's actual playing, not rolls ; perhaps you have it already: https://www.marstonrecords.com/collections/piano/products/legendary-piano Thanks for the referral. I hhaven't heard Marston's transfers, but Grie...
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

One of my recent purchases from the Discogs site was from a guy I don't patronize too frequently (he often overgrades a disc, giving a VG rating to LPs with water residue from the previous owner's homemade cleaning kit). But the guy in question sometimes redeems himself by throwing in an equivalent ...
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Debussy's La mer & Ravel's Mother Goose Suite (Ansermet 1)
Balakirev's Thamar & Liadov's Kikimora and Baba Yaga (Ansermet)

I love hearing pre-stereo Suisse Romande recordings with head oboe player Roger Reversy....the most sour-sweet tone I've ever heard in an oboe!
by Wallingford
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

More historical Grieg: It set me back by twenty-two bucks (ebay), but I just had to reinstate Eugen d'Albert's Welte piano roll of the Grieg Ballade , recorded in 1913. It was one of those rare Welte Legacy LPs of the 60s. It is said that his piano recordings were made at a time when his fortunes we...
by Wallingford
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

I’ve been downloading historic pre-stereo performances of the Grieg Concerto these days to store on my laptop’s music library: Lipatti/Galliera Michelangeli/Fruhbeck de Burgos Arrau/Galliera Moiseiwitsch/Ackermann I was only half-listening to the Lipatti while searching for some other things on the ...
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

https://www.discogs.com/Grieg-Halvorsen ... er/1640935

Listened to side A just the other night. Charming works, all.
by Wallingford
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Schubert’s Sonata in D—the one that was once “Opus 53”(Schnabel) Fiedler’s albums Pops Caviar and Good Music to Have Fun With Ormandy’s album Invitation to the Dance ….also, Debussy’s piano rolls for the Welte company c.1913—this one’s the Sony Superscope LP (this, and the Welte Legacy LP were both ...
by Wallingford
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

https://www.pristineclassical.com/products/pasc461 I just purchased for download this welcome addition to the Beecham reissue catalogue. I ;would SO like to get a hold of his Alto Rhapsody with Janet Baker, where he leads the CBS Symphony....this way, I could collect his recordings with every Americ...
by Wallingford
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

maestrob-- One Brahms PC#1 I prefer to Serkin/Ormandy is a live Tanglewood concert performance, August '69, of Cliburn with Leinsdorf conducting--one of his final concerts as BSO music director....and the next (previous?) day he did the Second with Andre Watts. Both smashing performances that need b...
by Wallingford
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

A separate shipment: Richard Crooks sings Stephen Foster…..RCA AVM1-1738 MacDowell piano music….Columbia AML-4372 (Kirkpatrick) Franck’s D minor….Pickwick SPC-4012—fake stereo..yuk! (Golschmann) A Music Box Christmas— from Rita Ford’s collection (Columbia CS-8498.. very ubiquitous LP) Bach’s Cantata...
by Wallingford
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4326
Views: 1528026

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

….more LPs: Schumann’s First & Fourth (Krips)………………London STS-15019 von Suppe: Overtures (H. Krips--his bro)………….Angel S-35427 Hugues Cuenod sings Schutz…..Westminster W-9607 (first time I’ll hear him sing in German) Thomas Beveridge’s “One”: I.M. M.L.K. …..Turnabout TVS-34467 (Scribner,NSO) Wagner ...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Tchaikovsky's Capriccio italien (Ahronovitch)
Schubert's Ninth (Walter,w/Stockholm Phil.)
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Bartok's Suite #2 (Dorati)
Debussy's Images (Casadesus)
Schumann's Carnaval (Dorfmann)
Debussy's Nocturnes (Ormandy 2)
Brahms' two overtures (Toscanini)
Schumann's Sonata #2 (Turini)
Franck's D minor (Boult)
Beethoven's Sixth (Ansermet)
by Wallingford
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Offenbach’s Gaite Parisienne (Fiedler 3)
Janacek’s Sinfonietta (Szell)
Dukas’ Sorcerer, Glinka’s Russlan overture & Chabrier’s Danse slave (Jorda)

and a few Horowitz encores
by Wallingford
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: (Hard) Left on the run politically the world over
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: (Hard) Left on the run politically the world over

For many of us in Australia, Mike Pence represents those people. But I have a strong instinct and years of engagement in politics that democracy itself is in trouble largely because people no longer have shared values so they head off to vote with cynicism and trepidation and an unshakable belief t...
by Wallingford
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Light entertainment....A few booby prizes among my LPs: Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite , played by 101 Strings. Wilhelm Schuechter conducting. My aunt in St. Louis had this album, and it’s piqued my curiosity these last fifty years. Now my curiosity’s satisfied, and I promptly placed it in the “donate” ...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Too bad pops orchestras don't really exist any more as a category of recordings. It's all so serious now! Hoo-boy....it takes lots of mental strain to explain the modern pops program, at least here in the States. Just about every major US orchestra worth its salt has a pops series, it's just that w...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Sibelius' Seventh and Tapiola(Beecham, w/Helsinki Phil., '54, Sibelius Festival, Finland)
Grieg's Holberg Suite (Abravanel....puts all others' to shame, I've always thought)
by Wallingford
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Dvorak’s book two (Op.72) of Slavonic Dances (N.Jarvi…also his discs Festival of Fučík and Offenbach overtures ) Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite (Fiedler 2) side one of Volume 3 of deLarrocha’s Mostly Mozart (including a couple of Bach transcriptions) Mozart’s Rondo in A minor and Brahms’ Rhapsody #2 (Sc...
by Wallingford
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Bio of Pierre Monteux by John Canarina
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Bio of Pierre Monteux by John Canarina

The name of the book is Maitre; Canarina was one of Monteux's pupils. It's a fascinating read. Has anyone else read this bio?
by Wallingford
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

More vinyl:

Haydn's Paukenmesse (Gillesberger,Thomann, Jahn, Wing, Kawamura)
Grieg's Concerto (Dorfmann/Leinsdorf)
Gershwin's Concerto (Wild/Fiedler)
Chopin's Barcarolle, Berceuse and Tarantella (Rubinstein)
Sibelius' Second (Barbirolli, w/RPO)
Holst's Planets (Steinberg)
by Wallingford
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Next Trump
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: The Next Trump

You know, what with all but ten Republicans staying true to Trump in the aftermath of January 6, I've lost whatever tiny shred of respect I may have once had for the party.
by Wallingford
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPs are now outsellng CDs
Replies: 17
Views: 4463

Re: LPs are now outsellng CDs

barney wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:24 am
That said, while I still find CD sound superior to that of LPs, I can relate to the nostalgia of the format, including being able to read the liner notes and booklets!
And don't forget--nothing compares to admiring the jacket art/photography on a full-sized 12" sleeve!
by Wallingford
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Arbirer Records cd of 1907-1927 acoustical recordings of Vladimir de Pachman: https://arbiterrecords.org/catalog/pachmann-the-mythic-pianist/ While the Chopin/Godowsky left-hand alone "Revolutionary" is a mess, and there are a few dropped notes elsewhere, I am largely in accord with these very posi...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LPs are now outsellng CDs
Replies: 17
Views: 4463

Re: LPs are now outsellng CDs

I really don’t care what you all say; 8 months ago I decided to get me a new, high-fidelity turntable to replace the groove-grinder I had the last decade…..a welcome addition, with the new receiver and used equalizer I bought two years back. It’s good old, reliable Audio-Technica, model ALP 120X-USB...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Being in stay-at home mode this past year, I've done tons of music listening, but especially now, since one of my New Year's resolutions has been not to spend so much time at the computer or with the TV on (impossible this past year what with the political situation and world events). Right now I've...
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works
Replies: 70
Views: 3839

Re: 120-disc Ormandy Columbia Legacy box is in the works

If it's all mono recordings, it'd sure be swell to finally get that Ormandy performance of Tapiola!
by Wallingford
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Book on conductor/violinist Richard Burgin

:) Of course, many of us who patronized the collector's underground have frequented Burgin's performances as co-conductor. Burgin seemed to exist particularly in the Munch years, to do any repertory that Munch never touched, like the Second Viennese School, and all non-French/non-American composers ...
by Wallingford
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1271
Views: 927353

Re: What I listened to today

Just now I heard Rimsky's Dance of the Tumblers, as conducted by Neville Marriner.

Just to see if he can.
by Wallingford
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Composer With Cinematic Flair, Dies at 86
Replies: 10
Views: 3682

Re: Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Composer With Cinematic Flair, Dies at 86

I caught him live 30 years ago at the Oregon Bach Festival, when I still lived in Eugene.
by Wallingford
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 57
Views: 16566

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

My take on Bruckner? About a quarter-century ago, when I lived in Seattle, I always hung around the lobby beforehand for 'will-call' tickets. The Seattle Symphony had two items on the agenda--a Mozart piano concerto, featuring soloist Alicia DeLarrocha and maestro Gerard Schwarz, and Bruckner's Fift...
by Wallingford
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?
Replies: 4
Views: 4348

Re: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?

Of all the orchestral/chamber/etc. recordings I have heard and music I have performed, one of the best to hear is Willy Nelson doing "Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain". It's very simply presented and tastefully performed. 40years ago my mother bought Willie's new Xmas album, 'Pretty Paper.' The singing...
by Wallingford
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?
Replies: 4
Views: 4348

So...anyone dared to see Ken Burns' "Country Music"?

Just wondering....I'd always suspected Burns to be a cheap mainstreamer--at least, going by the opinions of those who've seen his "Jazz"--but seeing/hearing the ads for this one, and reading the synopses on pbs.com, I just about threw my hands up in the air and said, "Ken, how could you sink this lo...
by Wallingford
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky "Little Russian" Symphony #2/Jansons
Replies: 12
Views: 6634

Re: Tchaikovsky "Little Russian" Symphony #2/Jansons

The Second is a work that, until recently, caused me frustration. That main tune to the last movement literally steals the thunder and sweeps aside all that came before it. There's no way the average schmoe in the street can exit the concert hall or the stereo without that tune--and that tune only--...
by Wallingford
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Should you clap between movements?
Replies: 12
Views: 4990

Re: Should you clap between movements?

Much as I've always avoided it, this is a phenomenon that's possibly becoming a permanent thing with today's concert audiences. Leonard Slatkin doesn't appear to make a fuss over it in his live-streaming Detroit Symphony concerts. And for years it's been the norm at BSO Tanglewood concerts.
by Wallingford
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A loss
Replies: 54
Views: 24448

Re: A loss

I have only just now noticed this thread at the top of the list.

Please add my regards. :(
by Wallingford
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: César Franck
Replies: 24
Views: 12711

Re: César Franck

That is such an infectiously catchy tune in the finale! I worked on it with a violinist during my last term as an undergrad. Tune was on my lips all the time.
by Wallingford
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mariss Jansons has died
Replies: 9
Views: 4780

Re: Mariss Jansons has died

When I still lived in Seattle in the 90s, He & his Pittsburgh Symphony appeared at Benaroya Hall. They concluded with Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique. The normally noisy & impolite Seattle audience was so quiet--especially in the creepy sections--that you could've heard a pin drop. Gerard Schwarz nev...