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by Rach3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

For the Rachmaninoff Preludes, may I recommend Eldar Nebolsin on Naxos? https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61K7p6P0eSL._SX522_.jpg Thanks ! Yes, I have heard some of Nebolsin's Preludes and he is excellent.My collection already had those that Richter recorded, Keene's complete set on ...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

One of those inspired lives I stumbled across. The Poulenc,Rach ( “heavenly length”,but refreshingly sprightly here ) both favs of mine, the Helbock work and Demenga,Schumann encores new to me and all excellent music.I think I have heard these artists before,favorably, but perhaps not. ( One of the ...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

Surely this is the most slimy, incompetent, despicable US Administration ever. Barr should be in jail. I’m thinking of ex-pat locales to move to if Trump is not gone, perhaps Norway, New Zealand or Nova Scotia, although some right wing nut in Norway recently nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
by Rach3
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

AG Barr stated yesterday he thinks the Mayor of Seattle should be indicted on Federal crime of sedition or similar Federal crime for having allowed a "police-free zone" to be established for awhile in her City, and protesters likewise charged.He indicated he would overrule local , junior DOJ pursuin...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Eric Lu live
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

Re: Pianist Eric Lu live

Now almost 23 -years old , Eric Lu, 2018 Leeds winner, live at Wigmore Hall,London,2019.I heard all, all worth hearing , but I went back to re-hear his really exceptional Brahms Op.118. At 23 ?! Op.118 starts at about 16:25. The Schumann,Chopin,Brahms encore are on his debut cd ( I dont have). Enreg...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 40,000 Michigan State students are asked to self-quarantine
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: 40,000 Michigan State students are asked to self-quarantine

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:56 am
I hesitate to think that our POTUS is the very model of a modern major moron, so perhaps he is simply presenting early signs of dementia.
No hesitation needed. He’s a criminal responsible for 1000’s of deaths.
by Rach3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4191
Views: 1416783

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

Schumann’s Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, WoO.31 ( the funeral march from the 7th Symphony),Andreas Boyde,pianist,Divine Arts cd. Neither pianist nor label known to me, but a very fine performance. Wanted just this 15-16 minute work, and thus found pricing unattractive for used cd’s paired with...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kopatchinskaja's new Vivaldi cd
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Kopatchinskaja's new Vivaldi cd

Interesting, same orchestra, conductor, on the Bartoli dvd as on the Kopatchinskaja cd.
by Rach3
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin

At Trump's indoor rally in Nevada yesterday, those attendees sitting behind Trump did not put masks on ( handed out by Trumps staff just before TV cameras started to roll) until TV cameras rolled. Almost no one else packed in wore masks.Trump said he's not worried about the " killer " virus ( as he ...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kopatchinskaja's new Vivaldi cd
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Kopatchinskaja's new Vivaldi cd

Patricia Kopatchinskaja,violin, Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini, “What’s Next Vivaldi? “, Alpha cd , complete cd for free listening here:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/what-s-next-vivaldi

A little Vivaldi goes a long way with me, so I heard just the first 2 concertos.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Trump at the RNC: Echoes of Saddam

Germany 1930's deja vu all over again.Trumpsters once again blind lemmings, or sycophants,or cowards.Trump not the only "circus act" apparently:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... o-a-circus
by Rach3
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Alex LaFollett
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Composer Alex LaFollett

Ran across these relatively brief yet attractive works by composer Alex LaFollett, had never heard of him: Piano Trio No.1 in G , “Dardanian”, Op.54 ( 2015 ) Violin Sonata No.1 in E,”Rhodian”, Op.52 String Quartet No.12 in A-flat,”Dolopian”, Op.42 https://soundcloud.com/alexlafollett Bio: https://al...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Mark Landson's "Vokante Heroa"
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Composer Mark Landson's "Vokante Heroa"

Fww, also at same link, Landson's "Travels for String Quartet " , arguably bit more interesting, attractive than the Piano Quintet. Apparently , no cd's. Have not explored other of his works at the link, but probably will.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer

A solo piano work and recording I originally posted about on 9/11/2018, composer-pianist Karen Walwyn's "Reflections on 9-11":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ-d_Fz ... aE&index=1
by Rach3
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Minnesota Public Radio Fires Only Black Announcer

Mr.Johnson makes some interesting points. Firing an employee for not doing their job as instructed is not, ipso facto, unwarranted especially if the employee had been previously warned as apparently the case here.Would be good to know what pieces were deleted, what substituted, and what reasons mana...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Mark Landson's "Vokante Heroa"
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Composer Mark Landson's "Vokante Heroa"

Mark Landson’s Piano Quintet, “Vokante Heroa “ ( “ A Hero’s Life), 2001, the composer on viola with his Neo Camerata.Reminds me at times of piano chamber works of Chausson,Vierne, Franck, maybe even Walton,Howells or Vaughan Williams. Not complex, bit repetitive, bit Minimalist, but worth hearing,”f...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

Thanks to a friend’s tip about her Bach playing , I heard both these over the past couple days: Evelyne Crochet’s (1934 - ) “Goldberg”, Elite Recordings 2012 cd.Extraordinary ; she was 78. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IHuRKIebmw&t=364s Sir Andras Schiff’s “Goldberg” live at 2015 Proms.Excellent....
by Rach3
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump told me he knew last January CV was deadly but deliberately played down the danger, Woodward says in new book.
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Trump told me he knew last January CV was deadly but deliberately played down the danger, Woodward says in new book.

Trump lied, people died.The SOB should be impeached, or 25th Amend. invoked, charged with crimes, and be jailed. WH and GOP suckup cowards silent and complicit, perhaps charges there, too ?
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News Analyst Brit Hume defends colleague Jennifer Griffin against Trump attack dogs' "bullsh*t".
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Fox News Analyst Brit Hume defends colleague Jennifer Griffin against Trump attack dogs' "bullsh*t".

Given your numerous Praise Songs to Donald on CMG, your rebuke, if directed at me, amounts to a backhanded compliment. If so, effusive thanks and top o' the mornin' to ya! And this was in 2016 !!!: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/we-cant-be-friends-because-you-voted-for-donald-trump_n_584ee562e4b04c...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lincoln Project Slams Un-American 'Draft-Dodger-in-Chief'
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Lincoln Project Slams Un-American 'Draft-Dodger-in-Chief'

Trump March 9:" So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!"
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 33
Views: 1639

Re: Beethoven's 32

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:58 pm
All times above are US CDT ( Berlin -7) so 1 hour earlier for you,Ricordanza.
Sorry, LATER for you, ie 2:00 pm EDT.
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 33
Views: 1639

Re: Beethoven's 32

I haven't listened to all of Igor Levit's Beethoven sonata recordings, but his rendition of the last five sonatas compares favorably with any others I've heard. This writer's hasty dismissal of Levit is undeserved. I completely agree. FYI: Levit live from Berlin’s Philharmonie on these dates. I mis...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

Pianist Claire Huangchi live in Sweden in Jan., 2020. An exhilarating recital by a pianist I follow, and who continues to mature.My fav Schubert piano sonata , rare chance ( in my experience) to hear the solo piano versions of the Brahms live.I’ll defer to the Scarlatti experts here ; torrential Rac...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Four concertoes played by Richter
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: Four concertoes played by Richter

There is also the famous tiff between Gould and Bernstein concerning tempi for the Brahms PC1...I have heard since that the slow tempi Gould wanted are not now uncommon. Unfortunately, true in some, but not all, cases. Brahms PC # 1 recordings I have and recommend without qualification are Rubinste...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

A pianist I follow,Claire Desert. The Schumann studies I discovered I had never heard, a great work.Once again,I did not connect with a Widmann work.A very fine Schumann "Fantasie" , for me perhaps the crown jewel of Romantic solo piano, a work I prefer over the Liszt B minor Piano Sonata. Enregistr...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Thomas Blomenkamp cd
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Composer Thomas Blomenkamp cd

Re-heard those 4, and ordered a Presto download of the Cello Suite. Where I could find the Neos 2- cd set , it was a bit pricey for me.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Four concertoes played by Richter
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: Four concertoes played by Richter

Thanks Rach3 for the book excerpt. Can you please clarify when that interview took place? Others are probably more knowledgable, and I may err, but it appears Richter himself kept his own notebooks from about 1970 to 1995.He then worked with Monsaingeon from about 1995 until Richter's death in 1997...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Four concertoes played by Richter
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: Four concertoes played by Richter

If I recall aright, that triple concerto was very much disliked by two of the soloists, who wanted it not to be released. But HvK over-ruled; it was exactly to his taste. Your recollection is correct. Richter himself in Monsaingeon's "Notebooks and Conversations": "The first time we (Richter,Oistra...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Four concertoes played by Richter
Replies: 23
Views: 291

Re: Four concertoes played by Richter

I agree with you about Richter's Liszt concerti with Kondrashin/LSO, mine the Phillips 35mm lp.I never listen to recordings of # 1 , rarely to # 2, but if I do # 2 , it is that recording. The PIT # 1 with Karajan was roundly criticized by many at the time for its glacial tempi.I've never heard it.If...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New acquisition: Andor Foldes, pianist (complete DGG)
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: New acquisition: Andor Foldes, pianist (complete DGG)

Many thanks, a pianist I have yet to explore.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WAPO & Fox News corroborate magazine report that Trump told aides American soldiers KIA were 'losers' and 'suckers'.
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: WAPO & Fox News corroborate magazine report that Trump told aides American soldiers KIA were 'losers' and 'suckers'.

Trump belongs to a different set: no-account Neanderthals. And disturbingly every day more reminiscent of Germany of the 30's: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/515239-white-house-tells-federal-agencies-to-cancel-divisive-racial https://www.npr.org/2020/03/18/818016680/trump-picks-budget-...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

As one who has a family member in the military, reaffirms my view if you support Trump we can’t be friends.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WAPO & Fox News corroborate magazine report that Trump told aides American soldiers KIA were 'losers' and 'suckers'.
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: WAPO & Fox News corroborat magazine report that Trump told aides American soldiers KIA were 'losers' and 'suckers'.

Trump's shamelessness is lost upon his followers. The votes that matter are located in the Midwest: suburban women and white working class men that voted for Obama. More shameless his suckers ante up for: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/05/us/politics/trump-campaign-funds-legal-bills.html?action=cl...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WAPO & Fox News corroborate magazine report that Trump told aides American soldiers KIA were 'losers' and 'suckers'.
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: WAPO confirms magazine report that Trump told aides American soldiers KIA were 'losers'

The madman ordered Stars and Stripes to shutdown publication this Sept. 30, I suspect retaliation against those who spoke to the Atlantic, as Congress has yet to decide on continued funding thru 2021.Even Trump suckup Lindsey Graham protests ! Despite a written memo shutdown to Stars Stripes from T...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WAPO & Fox News corroborate magazine report that Trump told aides American soldiers KIA were 'losers' and 'suckers'.
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: WAPO confirms magazine report that Trump told aides American soldiers KIA were 'losers'

The madman ordered Stars and Stripes to shutdown publication this Sept. 30, I suspect retaliation against those who spoke to the Atlantic, as Congress has yet to decide on continued funding thru 2021.Even Trump suckup Lindsey Graham protests !
by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Thomas Blomenkamp cd
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Composer Thomas Blomenkamp cd

Thomas Blomenkamp,contemporary German composer ( 1955 - ) , 2013 Neos cd of various works, orchestral, chamber, solo piano, at YT : https://tinyurl.com/y4onoyr9 My first major encounter with the composer.Impressed on first hearing, and I went straight thru the YT (!). Bio: https://neos-music.com/?la...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

Tried the Piano Concerto II and the solo pieces posted above separately, and found them, as you said, to have interesting moments, but agree that I'm not interested in adding them to the collection. Suggest also hearing Jaell's Cello Sonata and "18 Pieces pour piano d'apres la lecture de Dante", li...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: de Larrocha,Lupu, live,1974,1975
Replies: 0
Views: 85

de Larrocha,Lupu, live,1974,1975

Have yet to hear, but plan to, Alicia de Larrocha playing "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" live with Netherlands Radio Phil. at the Concertgebouw in 1974 , and Radu Lupu playing the Grieg PC with same orchestra, hall in 1975: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/2160-noches-en-los-jardines-de-espana h...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New BIS releases
Replies: 3
Views: 113

New BIS releases

FYI. I have heard neither, but find all the artists usually excellent. Alexandre Kantorow plays Brahms, Bartók & Liszt BIS-2380 | SACD EAN 7318599923802 TT: 66'28 The winner of the 2019 Tchaikovsky competition in recital Johannes Brahms: Rhapsody No.1 in B minor, Op.79 No.1; Piano Sonata No 2 in F s...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

I now add a third: "18 Pièces pour piano d'après la lecture de Dante", Marie Jaell ,composer. Pianist here Cora Irsen,WDR cd. I have ordered the WDR cd of the "18 Pieces", the one work of hers to hear if you're hearing just one.Amazing work considering apparently composed in 1894. Bio: https://song...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 23
Views: 840

Re: Dems need to wake up

The moral bankruptcy of the governing Right, on the other hand, is beyond dispute. DHS Chad Wolf told Fox News' neo-Nazi Carlson that DHS has talked to DOJ,ie Barr, about bringing RICO actions against Black Lives Matter.Neo-Nazis Miller and Kushners at work after talking to madman Fuhrer Trump.We a...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The End of Social Security ?
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: The End of Social Security ?

lennygoran wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:32 am
Barney yeah-in NC he wants them to break the law and vote twice. Regards, Len :(
And Trumps suckup gopher AG Barr would not even say it would obviously be illegal when Barr was interviewed by CNN Blitzer.
by Rach3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd pianist Nino Gvetadze
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: New cd pianist Nino Gvetadze

I thought the Arabesque was interestingly darker than usually played,although for my taste a bit over dramatic at times.The last two of Kinderscenen , the high points for me of that work, were very well done.Prophet Bird well done , but again for me too dramatic, missing some of the colors, at times...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

Her 2nd Piano Concerto and the Cello Sonata the two of her works I’ve most enjoyed so far : I now add a third: "18 Pièces pour piano d'après la lecture de Dante", Marie Jaell ,composer. Pianist here Cora Irsen,WDR cd.I suspect influenced by her time with Liszt and his impressionistic, more spartan ...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 854351

Re: What I listened to today

A 2019 recital by a pianist I follow ( and have his Simax cd of Mozart PC’s 21 and 22 ) , works I have in recordings by other pianists, with the exception of the Vorisek Sonata, a new work for me. An interesting selection of some not oft heard works, with sensitive, colorful, nuanced playing by Hadl...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd pianist Nino Gvetadze
Replies: 4
Views: 123

New cd pianist Nino Gvetadze

A new all - Schumann solo piano cd by the pianist, complete cd here for free listening. My first hearing of this pianist. Arabesque,Kinderscenen,Kreisleriana,encores. I heard only the Arabesque, “Prophet Bird”, and last 2 sections of Kinderscenen.Challenge Classics label. Brief bio : https://en.wiki...