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by Rach3
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe

There's a well-known, tried and tested epithet which relates to electioneering for all political parties; " it's the economy, stupid ". Then there's the "kiss" principle: "keep it simple, stupid". All the rest is folderol. Trump and his GOP are a unique threat America, at least, has not experienced...
by Rach3
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Bertrand Chamayou live
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Pianist Bertrand Chamayou live

A pianist I follow.He has several well received cds. FYI. Live today,Dec.2 , Wigmore Hall, London. An especially interesting first half.Glad to hear him in repertoire other than French. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bvkq Liszt: Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Gral from Parsifal S450 (transcri...
by Rach3
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Late pianist Iren Marik
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Late pianist Iren Marik

The Marston Records cd set of Friedman's solo playing is a sine qua non for me.He makes appearances also on a couple of Arbiter's Brahms cds.Bruce Hungerford's 3 last Beethoven piano sonatas on Vanguard Classics also a sine qua non for me.
by Rach3
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Late pianist Iren Marik
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Late pianist Iren Marik

You may find these postings at Arbiter Records of interest:

http://arbiterrecords.org/iren-marik-a-fragment-hunt/

I have 2 of Arbiter's 3 Marik releases and can recommend them all.
by Rach3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: GOP to take the gloves off this week in effort to delegitimize impeachment probe

Thank goodness I changed my voter registration from GOP to Independent in 1988.I’d be tempted to equate the GOP with whores and Quislings, but that would be giving whores and Quislings a bad name, same for sycophants ,bullies,racists,xenophobes,frauds and cowards.Besides,GOP has no shame anyway and ...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vincenzo Maltempo's Liszt Rhapsodies cd
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Vincenzo Maltempo's Liszt Rhapsodies cd

A Piano Classics 2-cd set issued 2016, my first hearing.I have not heard the Szidon set, but have heard others including Cziffra,Kentner,Horowitz (some), many others.Maltempo is very impressive, a set I am considering acquiring.Big technique, but more importantly one of the few to make them consiste...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist PAUL WEE plays Alkan (on Bis)
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Pianist PAUL WEE plays Alkan (on Bis)

Vincenzo Maltempo plays the Alkan Concerto and Symphony,and rest of Alkan’s Op.39 , live in one recital (!!!) here,2013 in Japan. I heard only the Symphony, again great. Decent video, sound, 31 minutes,Symphony at 20:50: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VW2ms-jpCY Maltempo plays live Alkan’s rarely ...
by Rach3
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Llyr Williams to replace Ingrid Fliter for Philly recital
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Llyr Williams to replace Ingrid Fliter for Philly recital

I also envy you.LvB Op.31,# 3 “La Chasse “ is one of my fav LvB Sonatas, Op.10,# 3 under-appreciated as well. FYI,fww : A short Williams background video from 2004: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Sk76xpVXI Williams playing live (audio only): LvB Op.10, # 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU4Qi_H...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Llyr Williams to replace Ingrid Fliter for Philly recital
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Llyr Williams to replace Ingrid Fliter for Philly recital

Fww, I have not heard Llyr Williams live, but have several times on live broadcasts in solo recitals, concertos,chamber music, and as a vocal accompanist, and have an early recording.You will not be disappointed.He has done the complete Beethoven sonata cycle several times.
by Rach3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Nelson Goerner live
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Pianist Nelson Goerner live

I am a Nelson Goerner fan.Still remember being amazed at his debut all-Chopin cd on EMI years ago, ca.1991 or 1994 I believe. Live here from London's Wigmore Hall, Nov.26,2019.Rarely heard (?) Faure, which Goerner thinks is Faure’s finest solo piano piece ( hmmm ? ). The Brahms a huge challenge live...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: Australian fires

Belle wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:56 pm
The great trap for Koalas is their diet; Eucalyptus gum trees, full of oil and highly flammable during fires!!
Interesting fact,thanks.

But , appears there, as here, Koalas’ greater trap has been the evolution of humans.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set

Use the button “Speel...” at top,right, be patient.Loading between tracks does take a little time.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set

Holden Fourth wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Why do I get the impression that he is trying to imitate a harpsichord
Not sure , my impression was mostly the opposite,ie he was trying to “liberate” Scarlatti
by Rach3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set

Vigor and vitality a good description as well. Debargue plays them as though were miniature early Beethoven piano sonatas.
by Rach3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: Australian fires

by Rach3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set

I’ve heard first 14,enough for one sitting.Debargue seems to view these works as more extroverted,dramatic,larger scale than the more intimate view of many others,his view perhaps also guiding his selection which includes some of the longer ones ( I think). Been interesting so far. Will take me a co...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set

From Amazon-US : Germanys Der Spiegel waxed ecstatic: " Debargues Scarlatti recalls his mighty predecessors. He displays the subtle touch and feeling once bestowed on these miniatures by Vladimir Horowitz and imparts new sound to Scarlattis keyboard music. Debargue touches the outer limits of expres...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Pianist Lucas Debargue's new Scarlatti sonatas cd set

Just started listening now, 52 sonatas on SONY Classical, entire set free listening here :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/lucas-deba ... 52-sonatas

Interesting in that I think (?) some of the more frequently heard are not here.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Klemperer recordings
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Klemperer recordings

Fww, that "Classical Notes" site has many reviews of many similar discographies ; worth exploring when time permits. The author is a senior partner, perhaps retired by now, at a very prestigious DC lawfirm.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianists Kantarow and Fujita live in Moscow
Replies: 0
Views: 661

Pianists Kantarow and Fujita live in Moscow

Free VOD . 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition winner pianist Alexandre Kantorow plays Saint-Saens PC # 5 “Egyptian” with Gergiev,Mariinsky Orchestra, in Moscow Oct.30,2019, excellent,sweeping reading by all,Kantarow in control of all the details ,adding gravitas and excitement, wow : https://www.medici.tv...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Squalid man's ego exposed again
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: Squalid man's ego exposed again

Fractured America:

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/11 ... -fredrick/

Part 1 also at the link.
by Rach3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: At the Philharmonic, a Much-Needed Dose of Joy
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: At the Philharmonic, a Much-Needed Dose of Joy

Thanks for reminding me of the Dvorak 6th; the final mov. here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFuWGTE1mwU
by Rach3
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: César Franck
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: César Franck

Possibly my first hearing today of Franck’s “ Prelude,Aria et Final “ , a 1932 recording by Alfred Cortot, a work which, in all franckness, is not quite as lyrically inspired as the Op.18 PF&V or famous PC&F, but worth hearing ,especially from these hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db3t1LIvVc8...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Squalid man's ego exposed again
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: Squalid man's ego exposed again

Honestly how can anyone take this total buffoon seriously. What a national embarrassment! Indeed, 35-40% of America take Trump seriously, ie favorably, and they are an embarrassment, too. Apparently,Australia had a similar,although perhaps not quite as bad, PM Howard: https://www.smh.com.au/nationa...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: César Franck
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: César Franck

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:11 pm
How do you like Kissin in this repertoire?
Or Richter?
Thanks for these.

For me, it is probably Sergio Fiorentino on his all-Franck APR cd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAk4oOdlXIA ( PC&F)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD7N1A9m6Yc (The cd and Op.18 PF&V )
by Rach3
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist PAUL WEE plays Alkan (on Bis)
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Pianist PAUL WEE plays Alkan (on Bis)

Paul Wee playing the Alkan Concerto live in London,2016. Decent quality video,decent sound for YT,revealing , as would the score, a work not surprisingly even more difficult than sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqeB6lfvM1Q
by Rach3
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: DGG's Furtwangler Edition - who's going for it?
Replies: 41
Views: 2718

Re: DGG's Furtwangler Edition - who's going for it?

John F wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:26 am
But if you're going to react like this reflexively every time you see a swastika, and no doubt many people do, you will sometimes draw false conclusions about the meaning of what you see.
I DO.
by Rach3
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: César Franck
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: César Franck

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:44 pm
These are quite lovely transcriptions. Franck's music has a plangent quality altogether and sometimes it's just very dark. I like that.
Well said.Like a good Aussie shiraz !
by Rach3
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: César Franck
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: César Franck

John F wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:35 pm
Another piece by Franck that appeals to me is/are his Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra..
Agreed. Here is a live 1965 with pianist Cziffra, his son conducting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offejPoTAzo
by Rach3
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: César Franck
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: César Franck

The slow movement of his organ work Grand piece symphonique is one of the most achingly gorgeous things ever written. Thanks for this. Heard that second mov. only, and very nice, my first hearing. I forgot to mention Franck’s Prelude,Fugue and Variation in B minor, Op.18. Originally written for org...
by Rach3
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concours Long-Thibaud-Crespin 2019-Piano
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Concours Long-Thibaud-Crespin 2019-Piano

Videos of piano concertos from the finals in Paris recently,Nov.15 I believe , 2 Beethoven # 1, Rach # 1, Chopin # 2 , Bartok # 3, Saint-Saens # 5. I listened to all except one of the LvB. None of the pianists previously known to me. List of very distinguished jury and competitors,winners: http://ww...
by Rach3
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: César Franck
Replies: 23
Views: 1840

Re: César Franck

Belle wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Franck isn't a composer you often hear in the concert and recital halls and I'm wondering why:
Good question.For me , his sine qua non are the Violin Sonata and Quintet.
by Rach3
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Record Review Nov.23,2019
Replies: 0
Views: 666

BBC Record Review Nov.23,2019

FYI,fww,a bit more varied than usual :
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bmgg
by Rach3
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

Glad you enjoyed,Belle.The Nobre Sonata, YT link earlier in this thread, is also interesting, relatively brief.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

Astor Piazzolla - Les Quatre saisons de Buenos Aires Astor Piazzolla - Libertango Horacio Lavandera, piano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELmaEFRXH2Y (Piazzolla’s “Libertango”, Lavandera,live video 2017,different performance from Madrid ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkp3a0imSr0 (Piazzolla’s “F...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Accidents during performance
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Accidents during performance

barney wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:24 pm
That one's really bizarre. I suppose that the announcement is on an automatic timer.
And the Museum staff on Bushmills or Guiness ?
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

The Nobre the highlight for me, will listen to that one again: Marlos Nobre - Sonate pour piano sur un thème de Bartók https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-du-soir?id=2568288 At 1:04:00 in to the above.Or, if you prefer, a different performance of the work, but same pianist: https://www.youtube...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

Another interesting recital. Wonderful change of pace , if a bit much of the same, often percussive, sound world. The Nobre and Ginastera No.3 new to me.The Nobre the highlight for me, will listen to that one again: Enregistré le 03/05/2017 à la Fundación Juan March à Madrid Alberto Ginastera - Troi...
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New VOLODOS (pianist) Schubert CD on Sony
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: New VOLODOS (pianist) Schubert CD on Sony

Volodos' Schubert Cd here complete:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVEfPuaKSmw


Volodos very impressive ; compares well to my Schnabel,early Badura-Skoda, and Wuhrer recordings. Thanks again.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New VOLODOS (pianist) Schubert CD on Sony
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: New VOLODOS (pianist) Schubert CD on Sony

Thanks for this information.I actually prefer D.959 of the last 3 sonatas.Quite agree Schnabel is wonderful as is the early Badura-Skoda he did on modern grand.Another is Friedrich Wuhrer.
by Rach3
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Accidents during performance
Replies: 18
Views: 1466

Re: Accidents during performance

Pity Jonathan Plowright playing Paderewski in Irish National Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUdOKlf ... hk&index=1 At about 8:11 in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi7hwvG3lzI At about 9:10 in
by Rach3
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Two interesting piano recitals (plus one)

2 interesting live recitals ( for me ) heard recently: Enrique Granados’ Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.49, Quiroga Quartet,Javier Perianes,pianist, brief but pleasant, dramatic, very nice slow mov.,a first hear for me I believe , and I suspect not oft heard (? ).At Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ Nov.16,2019:...
by Rach3
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Sydney Foster (1917-1977)
Replies: 0
Views: 691

Pianist Sydney Foster (1917-1977)

Anyone heard any of the new Marston 7-cd set of performances by the pianist ? TIA. https://www.marstonrecords.com/collections/piano/products/foster Sydney Foster plays Prokofieff’s 3rd Piano Sonata, live, 1959: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01sSTKe8G4w A YT Comment: “ Recently listened to Gilels i...
by Rach3
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Alkan piano cd
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: New Alkan piano cd

Whether or not a pianist has recorded both pieces does not show whether he plays them, or can play them. Paul Wee playing the Alkan Concerto live in London,2016. Decent quality video,decent sound for YT,revealing , as would the score, a work not surprisingly even more difficult than sounds: https:/...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Alkan piano cd
Replies: 2
Views: 511

New Alkan piano cd

New all-Alkan cd from BIS ( Concerto for Solo Piano,Symphony for Solo Piano) played by British junior barrister and pianist Paul Wee, his recording debut. Per the BBC presenter , “technically an amateur pianist” whose cd is “totally astonishing”, per BBC , rave review, also the first recording to pa...
by Rach3
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pressure by activists on institutions such as the British Museum is leading the oil giant to review its financial backin
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Pressure by activists on institutions such as the British Museum is leading the oil giant to review its financial ba

Are there not better ways to address all concerns ? Who do the protesters propose pay the costs now underwritten by BP ? Provide fuel for transportation to the cultural institutions and heat inside ?
by Rach3
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Claire Huangci live
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: Pianist Claire Huangci live

Another kindred, fine slow mov. from a neglected PC, Emil von Sauer’s PC # 1, at 19:46 here (different pianist):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjTJYJ36S6Y