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by Rach3
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJhrDHy9Tbk (Godowsky's recording, 1922)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGCKQ9EQc1M (Yakov Flier,1938 )

Rachmaninoff apparently recorded the work in 1921, but I could not find at YT.
by Rach3
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude

Markus Pawlik, Naxos cd, audio only and score :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMrFuI4Yu2s
by Rach3
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Dohnanyi's 6th Concert Etude

Horowitz, recording 1928, was not aware he had recorded this work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIxteLXK8n4 Cziffra, live video, ca. 1960's ? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHfTDnZIto I was fortunate a couple years ago to hear live , in person ,Benjamin Grosvenor play this Etude as an encore...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Foggy Bottom pros openly defy Pompeo and Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Foggy Bottom pros openly defy Pompeo and Trump

It remains to be seen how much will be simply cya.And , in any event, there is a corrupt GOP Senate and House.
by Rach3
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Byron Janis, pianist - "On Tour" (Live)
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Byron Janis, pianist - "On Tour" (Live)

Rach3 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:53 am
Sorry, YT now says arthritis video no longer available. But Janis' K.488 is !

A YT that does work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVT7fp_wLg8
by Rach3
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Byron Janis, pianist - "On Tour" (Live)
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Byron Janis, pianist - "On Tour" (Live)

Rach3 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:47 am
Here is a link to a profile of Janis and his struggle with arthritis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVT7f...

Sorry, YT now says arthritis video no longer available. But Janis' K.488 is !
by Rach3
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Byron Janis, pianist - "On Tour" (Live)
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Byron Janis, pianist - "On Tour" (Live)

Having been Horowitz's pupil, and the most important one at that, he was thought by many to be a second Horowitz, or they thought he ought to be. Since he wasn't really that kind of pianist, he probably disappointed people with such expectations, including me. Eventually I realized my mistake and b...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano sonatas of Franz Lehar
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Piano sonatas of Franz Lehar

Who knew ? Not me. The 16-17 year old Lehar.Wolf Harden,pianist, CPO-SWR cd : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2uxj7TN3kc ( F major , 23 minutes ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wU6SAi4Q4U ( D minor, 40 minutes ! ) A review : http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2000/dec00/leharSonatas.h...
by Rach3
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Radio 3 Record Review and some Gramophone 2019 winners
Replies: 1
Views: 69

BBC Radio 3 Record Review and some Gramophone 2019 winners

BBC Radio 3 Record Review , Saturday,Oct.19,2019 : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0009k69 Broadcast finished, but archived at above link , so can listen anytime. 9 am : Monteverdi: Vespro La Tempête Simon-Pierre Bestion (conductor) Alpha ALPHA552 (2 CDs) https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/vespr...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2960

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

"However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbour, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in war simply on her account. If we have to fight it must be on larger issues than that." PM Neville CHamberlain,Broadcast (27 ...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2960

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Belle wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:53 pm

Rach3: There is no proof that Scott Morrison thinks Trump is any more of a friend to be trusted than he does Macron, Johnson or Merkel. He plays the game, as is his and our right.

Ah yes, Munich 1938 all over again.
by Rach3
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2960

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Per CNN: " When asked Wednesday about the threat of ISIS prisoners escaping, President Donald Trump claimed that some of the most dangerous ISIS prisoners had been moved, ' putting them in other areas where it's secure.' He dismissed the overall threat, replying, "Well, they're going to be escaping ...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 549313

Re: What I listened to today

After some Kurtag's, and the latest horrors from Trump and his lemmings, cronies, solace in Mozart PC's Nos.11-13, K.413-415, Mozart's own versions for piano and string quartet , on my EMI Classics (now Warner Classics ) cd released 1998,recorded 1997,Patrick Dechorgnat,pianist,Henschel Quartet. The...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 1982

Re: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945

I have no other recordings of these concertos. Perhaps I should go out a bit more. Huge number of alternatives, of course, but suggest you start with young Jan Lisiecki's recent DGG set at YouTube, very different than Schnabel. That's what frightens me! Come on in , the water is fine.
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 549313

Re: What I listened to today

Wont appeal to all tastes, but I enjoy ( and have a recording of ) Henri Dutilleux’ Cello Concerto, “Tout un mode lointain…”, written for Rostropovich, here a perhaps rare (?) live performance by cellist Victor Julien-Laferriere with RCO under Gergiev , in Amsterdam Oct.3, 2019 : https://www.nporadi...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Cyril Scott piano music
Replies: 0
Views: 464

New cd of Cyril Scott piano music

Nino Gvetadze, pianist, Challenge Classics cd, free listening of complete cd here: https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/nino-gvetadze-cyril-scott-visions I believe my first hearing of all these works. Will need a second, but while all very pleasant, some interesting, none at this point memorable, perhaps no...
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martha Argerich - new set, new label!
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Martha Argerich - new set, new label!

Thanks ! Had not seen this before your post.
by Rach3
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Denis Matsuev live in Brussels Sept.,2019
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Denis Matsuev live in Brussels Sept.,2019

Enregistré à Bruxelles, ce 28 septembre 2019, au Studio 4 de Flagey. Tchaikovsky, Les Saisons, op. 37a Rachmaninov, des Études-Tableaux, op. 39 : n° 2 & 6 Tchaikovsky, des 18 Pièces pour piano, op. 72 : n° 5 Méditation Liszt, Sonate pour piano en si mineur, S. 178 Bis: Anatoly Liadov - La boite à mu...
by Rach3
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Martha Argerich playing Scarlatti
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Martha Argerich playing Scarlatti

Here's another great Scarlatti I heard first time couple days ago, not Argerich,and very different, but arguably breathtakingly beautiful, too, K. 213:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBKi4mTOe6U
by Rach3
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 3707

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

Brilliant first 15 minutes by Chris Hayes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrE5o_oEpJU
by Rach3
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 1982

Re: Schnabel/Szell/NYPO LvB PC # 3,live 1945

absinthe wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:40 am
I have no other recordings of these concertos. Perhaps I should go out a bit more.
Huge number of alternatives, of course, but suggest you start with young Jan Lisiecki's recent DGG set at YouTube, very different than Schnabel.
by Rach3
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How the Silence Makes the Music
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: How the Silence Makes the Music

Agree with much said , but as much as I adore the music of Federico Mompou, I have yet to warm much to his 28 or so solo piano works “Musica callada” ( “ silent music” I believe ). Have no recording, just listened at YT.
by Rach3
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Andsnes recital
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Andsnes recital

Recital in Vienna,live, not sure date, by Leif Ove Andsnes. A couple of the Sibelius possibly, and the Widmann definitely,new to me.I tried, long ago and unsuccessfully , to learn the Sibelius Romance . Have not connected with much Widmann’s music in the past , but a little better for me here.Good t...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 2982

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Many people regarded his Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (particularly the final movement) as way too fast but I find it absolutely thrilling: My imprint when I was 12-13 perhaps, Toscanini,NBC Symphony,RCA,1951: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_p6m-_nE54 Here is pianist Konstantin Scherbakov playing the...
by Rach3
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay live
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay live

A delightfully varied, all very well-played program by a 45-year old pianist new to me.Impressive: At about 24:00 in to the broadcast (audio only ) : Rameau L'enharmonique (extrait de la suite en sol) Bach-Busoni Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ Mozart Fantaisie en ré min Beethoven Sonate au clair ...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 549313

Re: What I listened to today

The complete piano Preludes of Heino Eller, my Pro Piano 1996 cd, Vardo Rumessen,piano.That cd is at YT now.
by Rach3
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alina Ibragimova plays Strauss' Violin Concerto live
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Alina Ibragimova plays Strauss' Violin Concerto live

As I follow violinist Alina Ibragimova, I listened to her live performance of the apparently rarely heard Violin Concerto,Op.8, of Richard Strauss,composed when he was 17,premiered in 1882,here with the RTE National Orchestra in Dublin this past May, under Leonard Slatkin. Impressive work for a 17-y...
by Rach3
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 2982

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Belle wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:03 pm
.. I've pared down my hearing of the 9th. There is only so many times you can hear it!! And even then the 2nd movement is the best part for me.
For me , as well. Fortunately, I'm not off to a desert island anytime soon I hope ,especially since may be getting harder to find one not under water.
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 3707

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

The best 20 minutes analysis to date:

Michael Moore on Melber's show, about 26:50 in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVm3Y71weKM
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 2982

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

I enjoy Beethoven 7 more than his 3,5,9. But,overall, if I get just one composer's works on that desert island,it's Brahms.
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74

I recall her doing Strauss' " Four Last Songs" on a PBS TV special with Mehta,NYPO, at Avery Fisher.After the first song, a be-furred matron in one of the front rows directly in front of Norman began clapping.Norman just continued looking out into the hall, while Mehta shot the matron such an angry ...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 3707

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

On tonights (October 1) Ari Melber show on MSNBC , "The Beat",Michael Moore's analysis of current crisis, Trump, Dems,Biden now and in 2020,the strength of the impeachment case, common Americans, simply the best, most comprehensive, most telling, in 20 minutes, of all the thousands of hours of other...
by Rach3
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 2982

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Belle wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Many people regarded his Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (particularly the final movement) as way too fast but I find it absolutely thrilling:
My imprint when I was 12-13 perhaps, Toscanini,NBC Symphony,RCA,1951:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_p6m-_nE54
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 3707

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

Trump appears to have enlisted the help of the Aussie PM,now, when the two met at the WH last week , as well as sending AG Barr to the Brits and Italians.I'll bite my tongue ; for now.
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Jussen Brothers
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: The Jussen Brothers

Belle wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:29 am
And wow!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-VSj7bSsfo
Thanks for this. Jussens' entire Poulenc Two-Piano Concerto is on YT.Marvelous work; marvelous reading.
Seems like there were more young people among the actual performers on stage than in the audience !
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Jussen Brothers
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: The Jussen Brothers

They have a new all-Bach cd just out on DGG I have not heard. At YT as well,I believe. An excerpt: 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit', BWV 106: 2a (Piano Transcription by György Kurtág): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUsZlXFhcc ( My Mac's auto -spell or whatever it is first corrected my typing...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Giltburg's new Rachmaninoff Preludes cd
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

Re: Boris Giltburg's new Rachmaninoff Preludes cd

Giltburg live in 14 of the Preludes at London's Wigmore Hall recently:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008w2w
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap Van Zweden as violinist
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Jaap Van Zweden as violinist

Jaap Van Zweden is the violinist in the two Beethoven Romances, live 1995,Concertgebouw,Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra,Ton Koopman,conductor:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/1046 ... van-zweden
by Rach3
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Jussen Brothers
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: The Jussen Brothers

I have heard broadcasts of several of their concerts over the years and generally been pleased and do follow them. They also do solo works and concertos. Their recent Ravel cd was well regarded ( I don't have it ).Agood place to check for recent lives of their playing is the Netherlands Radio 4 webs...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Career diplomat Kurt Volker set up Rudy Giuliani's meetings in Ukraine. Tonite he is out of a job.
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Career diplomat Kurt Volker set up Rudy Giuliani's meetings in Ukraine. Tonite he is out of a job.

Trump's Twitter storm-rant today,Sunday 9/29, is chilling.Sotto voce he is calling for violence against his accusers.He is a madman.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 549313

Re: What I listened to today

I have not heard a lot of Judith Weir's music,have not much warmed to most that I have, but this UK premiere of her Oboe Concerto exhibits are very appealing,lyrical,elegiac work:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008rbh ( At about 17:00 in )
by Rach3
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 848
Views: 549313

Re: What I listened to today

Pletnev playing " Pictures" , not sure where, when, possibly Germany circa 2009-2011, quite something,especially left hand voicing in "Great Gate ". Video and audio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMg_A8eYweY
by Rach3
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's

Tyson's new Alpha Classics cd released Sept.13,2019,just listening now, Scarlatti,Schubert,Mompou,Albeniz, complete here,really like what I'm hearing : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=849hO45qal4&list=OLAK5uy_nv3samTlasR2EddWF5pQAN-nnn35omBA0 Listened just now, again, today, to the complete cd on Y...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: Pianist Andrew Tyson cd's

Tyson's new Alpha Classics cd released Sept.13,2019,just listening now, Scarlatti,Schubert,Mompou,Albeniz, complete here,really like what I'm hearing :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=849hO45 ... nnn35omBA0
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician
Replies: 32
Views: 2982

Re: A former Australian PM's relationship to music and one musician

Thanks for that ! I have his Chandos cd set of the complete Medtner Piano Sonatas, very fine, and a single Chandos cd of Arthur Schnabel's "Dance Suite " and Piano Sonata. Try to hear both.If I recall, Tozer did some study with a pupil of Arthur Schnabel.Also have his cd of the three piano sonatas o...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Pianist Mark Viner: Alkan - Volume 2 - out!

Yes, I have one of Lewenthal's "Romantic Revival" Alkan ( an Elan cd if I recall ) , and the lp of Ronald Smith playing the enormous " Four Ages" Piano Sonata, for me Alkan's " best " work. There is a YT of Severin Eckardstein playing the Sonata live (!) I can recommend. Here is a link ( different p...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On
Replies: 39
Views: 3707

Re: Impeachment Inquiry Appears To Be On

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:49 am
Ain't gonna happen in an election year, not with Nancy Pelosi in charge of revenue bills. Paul Ryan is no longer Speaker.
The Trump economy: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/there ... 2019-09-26