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by mahlerfan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favourtie Films Of The Year
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

I'm also a dvd fan-- it's more enjoyable at home, and with the proper speaker placement and a decent tv, I would swear that the image and sound are better than in the theater. 8)
by mahlerfan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Help choosing a complete set of Beethoven Piano Sonatas
Replies: 30
Views: 11824

Great survey Dirk-- but your description of Backhaus?? He's more classical, unemotive to me, not powerful.

My two keepers are right off of Lance's 2 out of 3-- Schnabel and fifties Kempff. :)
by mahlerfan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Underated/Overlooked albums of 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

raves -- Mahler 5 and 9 Gielen/SWR alternatively... the release of the Gielen/SWR Mahler box set. Chailly Mahler box set (reissue) Talich Q Mendelssohn box set(reissue) Beethoven Bagatelles, Diabelli Variations, various sonatas (philips, reissue) --------------------------------------- reissue of t...
by mahlerfan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 72847

Lots of x-mas stuff including Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and something not x-mas as well-- Penderecki's Polish Requiem. :)
by mahlerfan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favourite Classical Christams Song/Carol
Replies: 51
Views: 18305

I'm going to here Lutoslawski's Polish Christmas Carols soon and Penderecki's Christmas Symphony as well. So I'll wait... they might blow my mind and become my favs. :D
by mahlerfan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The CMG 'Greatest Composer' Poll - 2005 Edition!!!!!
Replies: 81
Views: 17165

Karl message boards are kind of like Vegas... what happens in gmg stays in gmg. :)

Over there the banana thing is cute, over here one shouting banana! comes off like a loony! :P

Anyway tops for me... Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms. :)
by mahlerfan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 661585

Daniel I recall you mentioning that harp concerto on gmg seemingly everyday! :lol: You must have a real obsession there. :D
by mahlerfan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Do you agree with Stravinskys famous comments about Vivaldi?
Replies: 54
Views: 17509

Vivaldi's bassoon concerti sound different from his cello concerti and his mandolin concerti, but I don't feel the urge to hear all of them.

Stravinsky was a real humbug though with plenty of nasty comments for alot of composers, I don't take him seriously, just his music. :lol:
by mahlerfan
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: OktoberHenningMusikFest
Replies: 18
Views: 4390

Congrats Karl. What's this about having works on cd? Gimme, gimme! :D
by mahlerfan
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Headphones: A Close Friend Needs Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 5192

The best online info source on headphones is Head-Fi: http://www.head-fi.org/ My personal choice for closed (isolating), comfortable, good-sounding headphones is the Audiotechnica ATH-A900. You'll see many positive reveiws of it in the Head-Fi forums. They sound good with most types of music, inclu...
by mahlerfan
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Headphones: A Close Friend Needs Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 5192

The best online info source on headphones is Head-Fi: http://www.head-fi.org/ My personal choice for closed (isolating), comfortable, good-sounding headphones is the Audiotechnica ATH-A900. You'll see many positive reveiws of it in the Head-Fi forums. They sound good with most types of music, inclu...
by mahlerfan
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Headphones: A Close Friend Needs Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 5192

The best online info source on headphones is Head-Fi: http://www.head-fi.org/ My personal choice for closed (isolating), comfortable, good-sounding headphones is the Audiotechnica ATH-A900. You'll see many positive reveiws of it in the Head-Fi forums. They sound good with most types of music, inclu...
by mahlerfan
Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Great String Quartet Cycles of the 20'th Century
Replies: 19
Views: 6687

karlhenning wrote:Bartók's six quartets
Schoenberg's four quartets

I am sorry that Prokofiev wrote only two, which must be too few to be considered a "cycle" :-) ... but I like these two very well.
No Shostakovich Karl? Also add that wonderful Ligeti #2.
by mahlerfan
Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Best recording of Mahler Fifth?
Replies: 26
Views: 19495

I like the Bernstein/VPO, the Gielen and will be listening to the Chailly one soon... probably tonight!
by mahlerfan
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 661585

Stravinsky chamber works and rareties Ashkenazy, Gavrilov, Dutoit and plenty of company. Great music making. :D
by mahlerfan
Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Morality of CD burning
Replies: 56
Views: 15338

Ralph, I found the official site! Yeah click here.

Funny Tower was part of it, but New York is not one of the states listed.
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Haydn Bicentennial
Replies: 1
Views: 1765

Re: Haydn Bicentennial

dulcinea wrote::lol: Funny you should quote WE'RE ALL ALONE, which is one of my favorite songs. And speaking of quotes, let's adapt the tag line from FIELD OF DREAMS: if they record it and put it on sale, they will buy it.
LOL! :lol:
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Morality of CD burning
Replies: 56
Views: 15338

What really? None of the cd stores I go to sell them that high.

The lawsuit um... read here or google for better sources. I thought the settlement was 44 million and it was levelled against 5 companies.
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Another new problem with CD's.....
Replies: 10
Views: 4961

Hmm, I've never had a problem or a bad disk burning CDs on my computer, using TDK disks. But I've burned less than 50 CDs total, all from the same spindle, so maybe that explains it. What software do people use? I use Easy CD Creator, which came on my computer. Same here, no problem with burning cd...
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? Handel's Water Music
Replies: 15
Views: 6374

I'm with Lance-- I heard the Szell on the radio once-- awesome! I even like it more than the Tafelmusik recording that I have! :shock:
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Haydn Bicentennial
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

I just doubt seeing a complete Haydn edition-- Haydn philes are not as in abundance as Mozart and Bach philes. We're all alone. If there will be, I'd buy it. There's so much out there not recorded right now-- like a huge # of his baryton trios. He wrote like 160+ and only like what 20 have been reco...
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Morality of CD burning
Replies: 56
Views: 15338

I don't buy this thing about cds are expensive. There has been a lawsuit and prices have dropped from $17 to $13 a cd which is fine. And I typically spend $2-5 a cd. How many cds do we need that spending $2-5 is still too much? :?
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Morality of CD burning
Replies: 56
Views: 15338

I like to take the stand of listen once to a cd-r and then either buy it or throw it away. Then it's the same as listening in the store or hearing it on the radio. Some people might find that to be dubious, well I guess it is. :lol:
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Morality of CD burning
Replies: 56
Views: 15338

I object to "moral" reasons that can't be monitored or enforced. I say if the technology allows you to do, do it. I'm cool with this. The standard burning software doesn't allow you to copy cds and dvds that are copyrighted anymore. Too bad there are good reasons for making backups-- you can get ba...
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bach Without Fear [Article]
Replies: 51
Views: 13421

Corlyss, you don't like Bach? I thought that you were a baroque nut. How can one like the Baroque era and not adore it's greatest composer? :shock:
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In the Wake of CHAIKOVSKII
Replies: 23
Views: 7020

Re: In the Wake of CHAIKOVSKII

BWV 1080 wrote:
Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Schnittke.
Agreed, actually I like all three more than Tchaikovsky! :lol: But Tchaikovsky is cool. :)
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 661585

Ligeti String Quartets and duets performed by the Arditti Quartet. Wonderful music. 8)
by mahlerfan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: First pick: Schubert's 9th
Replies: 32
Views: 16107

I'm with Heck-- I like my Schubert 9 with muscle. I go with the Szell/Cleveland as well. :)
by mahlerfan
Tue May 31, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Shostakovich's String Quartets
Replies: 36
Views: 10418

But that wasn't the question that he asked... and giving advise on where to begin is condescending. And from what I could tell from GMG discussions Dana actually studied the score which is a bit more than casually listening to them over a cup of coffee once a year wouldn't you say?
by mahlerfan
Tue May 31, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A Fine New Bartók String Quartet Set by the Vermeer Quartet
Replies: 26
Views: 19925

I agree with you Karl, it's like some performers want to drive the audience away! :? Alot of twencen music is lyrical but you wouldn't know with certain conductors like Boulez.
by mahlerfan
Tue May 31, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Shostakovich's String Quartets
Replies: 36
Views: 10418

The people who were recing a good place to start in the cycle to Dana are certainly oblivious to the fact that Dana has been doing a careful, indepth look at the string quartets for a year. :lol: He probably knows them better than all of us, perhaps even better than the esteemed Dr Henning. :)
by mahlerfan
Tue May 31, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 661585

Chailly Mahler's first and fourth. Then I needed a break from the hysteria that is Mahler :wink: and so I turned back to Haydn with his String Quartets Op 74 performed by the Griller Quartet. :)
by mahlerfan
Tue May 31, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 23460

The observational evidence collected by the WMAP mission puts the age of the universe at 13.7 billion years old. David - I'm not up on the latest in this. What did they do with the few anomalies that lay outside that boundry? Chaulk it up to faulty instruments? The spherical harmonics weighting mak...
by mahlerfan
Tue May 31, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 10899

I haven't heard Klemperer's Bruckner 8th-- I'll have to get on that! Best of luck -- quite a bit of Klemp's Bruckner seems to be OOP at the moment, at least in the States :( . Still, I really like what little I've heard (4 & 6). He'd be my top pick for the 4th, although the Karajan EMI is very good...
by mahlerfan
Tue May 31, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A Fine New Bartók String Quartet Set by the Vermeer Quartet
Replies: 26
Views: 19925

Ah but Karl I think that you'll find the other transversals are not lacking in energy. Rather the overly nervous energy of the Juilliard Q makes me uncomfortable. :)
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phooey! Smithsonian Gives (Un)Intelligent Design a Foothold
Replies: 121
Views: 23460

The observational evidence collected by the WMAP mission puts the age of the universe at 13.7 billion years old. If you think that God would purposely deceive us to making every observation point to that number-- what kind of God do you believe in? Why is a less troubling explanation for Christians ...
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Anti-Intellectualism and Reverse Snobbery in U.S.
Replies: 44
Views: 9093

I've seen some comments on movies that I think are just silly. Is European cinema better than US cinema? No. Why? You fail to consider that all the trash that's made is not imported over so we don't see that. People don't bother producing and distributing dvds of crap from Europe for US consumers......
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Creationism Redux
Replies: 26
Views: 5145

Oh no who could have ever forseen politics entering into a creationist thread? :shock: :wink:
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 10899

I haven't heard Klemperer's Bruckner 8th-- I'll have to get on that!
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 10899

We are... PENN STATE! :lol:
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Creationism Redux
Replies: 26
Views: 5145

Rant time! :wink: On the Hoyle business-- I find it very common for people to say because mr X is an expert on a specific field, his opinion is expert on everything that could possibly be tangentially related. I think this is called the appeal to authority fallacy, and it's a pet peeve of mine. In a...
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 10899

I concur, Karajan's R Strauss is impressive, I especially like his Zarathustra. :)
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6087

Yup that I am. I'm a grad student. :)
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bruckner 4
Replies: 36
Views: 10899

The Jochum recordings are my favorite, but Salonen has a beautiful, powerful account even if it's not played with the wonky tempos like I'm used too. However Klemperer is my favorite conductor for Bruckner, I just haven't heard his 4th yet, but for 5-7 he's unbelievable! :D I wanted to quickly get K...
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: A Fine New Bartók String Quartet Set by the Vermeer Quartet
Replies: 26
Views: 19925

I'm with Herman, I initially was excited by the Juilliard Q recordings (at least the sixties) but later found them too aggressive. I prefer the more rhythmically driven Takacs Quartet recordings and the charming DG Tokyo Quartet recordings. :) I understand alot of people like their Bartok played rea...
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Gielen Mahler Set
Replies: 18
Views: 6087

Go for it Michel, his third is fantastic! :) Darryl I love the Gielen set-- and not because it's the new box set. Actually that's silly-- most of the recordings are from the nineties and the cycle began being recorded in 1988 with the fourth symphony. Only two of the recordings are actually new for ...
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 661585

Haydn Piano Sonatas #33, 35, 58, 32, 53 performed intensely by Schornsheim. :)
by mahlerfan
Mon May 30, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

Daryll, you were right but I came back today since GMG is offline due to rowdy behavior. :? I guess if the plug is pulled on the other board, everyone will just come here! I haven't finished listening to the cycle yet, the Haydn Piano Sonatas bargain set is occupying alot of my time. I can tell you ...
by mahlerfan
Sun May 15, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

What I mean by vocal is that you get posters on message boards telling people that disagree with them that they are not true Maherlites (the one true Scotsman fallacy), or are saying that those that disagree with them are silly and wrong. As if somehow Horenstein's recordings are somehow objectively...
by mahlerfan
Sun May 15, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Chailly Mahler Box Set
Replies: 63
Views: 14376

I don't deserve to be called a Mahlerite? I think I mean that I don't deserve to be called a Horensteinite! :lol: That is rude. You're telling me that my opinion doesn't count simply because it is in disagreement with yours. The Horenstein fanatics might be the most vocal, but I assure you that they...