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by hassid
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Violinist Kulenkampff on Decca Eloquence
Replies: 11
Views: 2376

Re: Violinist Kulenkampff on Decca Eloquence

He did first recording of Schumann's violin concerto, but on his own (unnecessary) arrangement. Short time later, young Lord Menuhin recorded the real first recording of the original work as written.
by hassid
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lances programs: Nikolai Petrov, pianist: Oct. 1/8/15, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

Re: Lances programs: Nikolai Petrov, pianist: Oct. 1/8/15, 2

Once I'd by him a great version of complete Prokofieff's sonatas.
by hassid
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Really Obscure Composer On Youtube
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Really Obscure Composer On Youtube

I've a page there, and I put some of the guys you've named. All of you are cordially invited: "www.facebook.com/classicalrarities". I put only chamber, string&orchestra and solo piano. Little known, seldom recorded or forgotten composers, works and players. Historicals and first recordings when avai...
by hassid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yehudi Menuhin
Replies: 22
Views: 7273

Re: Yehudi Menuhin

I think about 1945 he begun to suffer physical problems in the back and arms, and his bowing and intonation became unsure. By the 60s, he was finished. But I repeat: his young recordings are marvel IMHO.
by hassid
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Speaking of violinists: PERLMAN!
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Speaking of violinists: PERLMAN!

I like his recordings from the 70s, his prime time. After that, he's one more violinist, and not one of the best IMO.
by hassid
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thoughts on violinist IVRY GITLIS?
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Thoughts on violinist IVRY GITLIS?

I suffer all his recordings with piano. He played exactly what he wont, at the tempo he thought at that moment, and he cares a damn thing about his pianist. If he could follow him, good. If not, to hell with him. Originality is a virtue, but taked to absolute eccentricity and disrespect for his acco...
by hassid
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yehudi Menuhin
Replies: 22
Views: 7273

Re: Yehudi Menuhin

IMO, from 1928 to more or less 1945, Lord Menuhin was one of the best violinists alive. I love all his young recordings. If you listen to his Ravel's Avodah and it don't move you to tears, yot're deaf, or don´t have a pinch of sentitivity.
by hassid
Wed May 11, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Here I Am, Endlessly Digging For Unknown Musical Treasure, .
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: Here I Am, Endlessly Digging For Unknown Musical Treasur

If you like chamber and string&orchestra, I invite you to visit my page: http://www.facebook.com/classicalrarities. New stuff daily. Hope you'll find some interesting. There are a hundred items.
by hassid
Mon May 02, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Iberia
Replies: 11
Views: 3070

Re: Iberia

Have no doubt about it. It's one of the top pieces of the piano literature. Extremely difficul technically. And IMHO it's THE Spanish piano work. (and nobody played it as Alicia).-
by hassid
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Menuhin Century Edition due April 1 (80 CDS & more!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Menuhin Century Edition due April 1 (80 CDS & more!)

Not I neither. Have his young recordings since 1928, and I think that from 28 to, let's say 45, more or less, he was one of the best violinists alive. From that date on, not interested.
by hassid
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you REALLY live with one recording of a piece of music?
Replies: 15
Views: 2637

Re: Can you REALLY live with one recording of a piece of mus

You see, Maestro, I was here before "mutato nomine".I think I was Oisfetz. :)
by hassid
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can you REALLY live with one recording of a piece of music?
Replies: 15
Views: 2637

Re: Can you REALLY live with one recording of a piece of mus

Sometimes, you have not choice, because a) there's only one recording available ( eg Hermann Scherchen's string quartet op.1); b) there are very few recordings and one of them everybody admits it's the very best (Heifetz's Louis Gruenberg v.c.). Or sometime you got a recording of one work, but in yo...
by hassid
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3280248

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Today, David Oistrakh: Shosta. first, live with Mitropoulos, Tkatakishvilii concertino, Tchaikovsky's trio.
by hassid
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 29: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: April 29: Musical Births and Deaths

Stoliarski kids class. First to his left was Oistrakh.
by hassid
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: May 1: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: May 1: Musical Births and Deaths

Primrose (as nearly all violists) began as a violinist and even recorded some pieces on the violin. He was criticised by his fellow violist because they said that he was really a violinist playing the viola as a violin. In fact, Tertis was a better violist, but Primrose had better technique. What no...
by hassid
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 29: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: April 29: Musical Births and Deaths

Stoliarski was one of the top violin Russian teachers. He teached Oistrakh, Milstein and Golshtein between others.
by hassid
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 26: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: April 26: Musical Births and Deaths

What a date for musicians! Catoire was a very fine Russian composer whose chamber works are splendid IMHO. Strongly recommend his piano trio by Kogan-Rostropovich-Goldenweiser, and his violin sonatas by Oistrakh-Goldenweiser. Alexander Borovski was a really great Russian pianist, today forgotten. I'...
by hassid
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pierre Fournier Plays Saint-Saens Cello Concerto #1 in 1969
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Pierre Fournier Plays Saint-Saens Cello Concerto #1 in 1969

Fournier-Susskind -Philarmonia
Starker-Dorati
Rostropovich-Gregory Stolardie-All Union Radio Orch. (rare!)
by hassid
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 26: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: April 26: Musical Births and Deaths

Lance: I've it on a IDI CD (Istituto Discografico Italiano). one subsidiary of Dynamic. Number is IDIS 309. The notes only remark that it was the first complete version
faithful to the original, and the date as 47. And yes, I think Ricci recorded the complete caprices at least 5 times.
by hassid
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 26: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: April 26: Musical Births and Deaths

As you know, Renardy recorded the first complete Paganini's caprices in 1940 (but with a totally unnecessary piano accompaniement by Ferdinand David). I believe that the first recording as written was Ricci's in 1947.
by hassid
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

To anybody who despise Menuhin, I invite to listen to his 1936 recording of Ravel's Kadish. If it didn't move you to tears, nothing would. Several of my posts on this and other sites extol the virtues of hearing as much early Menuhin as possible, I usually recommend the 1934 Schubert Ave Maria, as ...
by hassid
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

To anybody who despise Menuhin, I invite to listen to his 1936 recording of Ravel's
Kadish. If it didn't move you to tears, nothing would.
by hassid
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: A String Trio Concert
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: A String Trio Concert

On Dohnanyi, the old recording by Heifetz-Primrose-Feuermann is IMHO one of the
best chamber instrumental plays I ever heard.
by hassid
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3280248

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Karl Goldmark string quartet and quintet, Lajtha SQ. Beautiful and unknown romantic pieces.
by hassid
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 19: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: April 19: Musical Births and Deaths

Don't know about Bach on CD. A collector friend told me they were on LP, but if you find it think on three figures at least. I've a STRINGS CD with a Vivaldi concerto, Honegger concerto, Debussy son.with Casadesus, and Lalo with Philipe Gaubert and the Paris SO. Splendid recording, with a powerful s...
by hassid
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 19: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: April 19: Musical Births and Deaths

Marechal was an extraordinary cellist, IMHO in the same class than Fournier or
Gendron, and injustly forgotten. His recording of Lalo's concerto is my favorite.
He recorded Bach's suites, but it's one of the wanted collector's items.
by hassid
Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Fine Arts Quartet
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: The Fine Arts Quartet

I've LvB middle string quartets by them and IMO is just splendid. In particular the seventh is the best recording I ever heard.
by hassid
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

I nominate Hassid every time I put a post. He was maybe mad, but he was a genius
murdered by doctors. His Sarasate's "Playera" is the most hunting piece I ever heard.
by hassid
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: first recordings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: first recordings?

Can't remember. It was more than 50 years ago :(
by hassid
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Heifetz in Sibelius - the greatest?
Replies: 25
Views: 1918

Re: Heifetz in Sibelius - the greatest?

Trust me, I have every recording Heifetz ever made and most of the underground/non-commercial material as well.

Including the Joseph Haugue v.s.?
by hassid
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

There were dozens of great violinist, today unjustly forgotten:
Philippe Hirshhorn - Gerard Jarry- Josef Gingold - Elizaveta Gilels - Ricado Odnoposoff - Samuil Furer - Jean Fournier - Philip Newman - Eugene Fodor...
by hassid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Heifetz in Sibelius - the greatest?
Replies: 25
Views: 1918

Re: Heifetz in Sibelius - the greatest?

There were dozens of Sibelius' v.c. recordings, and many of them are just great.
To name a few: Kavacos, Ricci, Spivakowsky, Ferras, Yuval Yaron...and one of my
favorites; Dylana Jenson.
by hassid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

Allow me to enlarge my list with those great artists:

Lola Bobescu
Michele Auclair
Ossy Renardy
Peter Rybar
Albert Sammons
Erica Morini
Georg Kuhlenkempf
Gerhard Taschner
Luis Kaufman
Toscha Seidel
Yulian Sitkovetsky
by hassid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

And what about Schneiderhann string quartet? Few recordings, but really excelent.
BTW. I have also about 50 years of listening to recordings. It seems that you and I are survivings of the IIWW.
by hassid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

Say,Lance. as you have nearly all LPs.and CDs.ever published, certainly you should
have some of his brother Walter ? :wink:
by hassid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

premont wrote:
hassid wrote: Paul Goodwin
Who is that?

There is an English period oboist/conductor of that name, but a violinist?
Sorry, misspelled. Is Paul Godwin: real name Pinchas Goldfein (Poland,1902-82).
A really great violinist almost nobody knows or remember. except "archeologist" like me.
by hassid
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REVOTE! Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.
Replies: 64
Views: 10094

Re: Ranking VIOLINISTS by YOUR standards.

Igor Politkovsky
Andrei Korsakoff
Boris Golshtein
Benno Ravinovich
Johanna Martzy
Gioconda de Vito
Paul Goodwin
Rene Benedetti
Grigoras Dinicu
Enescu
:wink:
by hassid
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barenboim - Pathétique
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

Re: Barenboim - Pathétique

Yes, He is pathetic.
by hassid
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anybody have an opinion of Yehudi Menuhin..
Replies: 34
Views: 2768

Re: Anybody have an opinion of Yehudi Menuhin..

His early recordings (from 1929) encores, short pieces and sonatas with his sister omitted?
by hassid
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 3: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: April 3: Musical Births and Deaths

After listening Dinicu playing his own Hora Stacatto, every other version, Heifetz included, sounds academic and false to me.
by hassid
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: April 2: Musical Births and Deaths
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: April 2: Musical Births and Deaths

Unfortunate Barer was one of the greatest technician of the first half of past century. His recordings of Islamey are still unsurpased IMO. He had a hard and difficult life, and died just when his fame was growing.
by hassid
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3280248

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

This is an absolutely fabulous recording! http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RARY2R7YL._SL500_AA240_.jpg Liszt: Transcendental Etudes S.139 Boris Berezovsky Teldec Yes, but every lover of Liszt should know also the first (1838) version of those etudes. There is an excelent recording on MCA Cla...
by hassid
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recording studio: Works for Solo Harmonica
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Recording studio: Works for Solo Harmonica

I've a Chandos CD with 3 fine works for harmonica with harp or string quartet by Tommy Reilly, a real virtuoso.
by hassid
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3280248

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Selections of encores and short pieces for violin and piano by Ricardo Odnoposoff, Sherban Lupu and Sherry Kloss.
by hassid
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 602029

Re: What are you listening to?

Reinhold Gliere, two string quartets, Pulzus quartet. Gliere's chamber are nearly unknown.
by hassid
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Finest music written for ballet
Replies: 29
Views: 3785

Re: Finest music written for ballet

Lalo's Namouna, a forgotten masterpiece.
Katchaturian's Gayaneh, IMHO the most beautiful ballet of the 20th.century
by hassid
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why are some great composers and soloists forgotten?
Replies: 56
Views: 4681

Re: Why are some great composers and soloists forgotten?

I see that you've forget the forgotten solists :roll:
by hassid
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Balakirev: Piano Concertos - plus - on Naxos!
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Balakirev: Piano Concertos - plus - on Naxos!

IMO, Lyapunov was the Russian equivalent of Liszt. His Trascendental piano etudes are just
extraordinary.And also his piano and string sextet.
by hassid
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dietrich's Proto-Brahmsian Symphony and Violin Concerto
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: Dietrich's Proto-Brahmsian Symphony and Violin Concerto

I've an other version of the v.c., by Hans Maile and Lopez Cobos with the Berlin Radio-Symphonie orch. Plus rare Notturno op.12 and Variations by Joseph Joachim. It's a SCHWANN from 1984. Probably OOP.
by hassid
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why are some great composers and soloists forgotten?
Replies: 56
Views: 4681

Re: Why are some great composers and soloists forgotten?

Forgotten solists? Pianists: Nadia Reisemberg - Simon Barer - Alexander Uninsky - Alexander Borovsky - Lili Kraus - Joseph Lhevine - Grant Johannesen - - Oscar Levant - Rena Kyryakou - Marcelle Meyer- Ivan Davis - Leopold Godowsky - Edith Farnadi - Moura Lympany - Josephj Hoffman - Raoul Koczalski -...