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by arglebargle
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bach - WTC - Angela Hewitt
by arglebargle
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sorabji - Clavicembalisticum - yup, all 5 Ogden CD's in a row. You reach a point where you wish it will never end, then you're afraid it won't, then unfortunately it does.
by arglebargle
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Illegal Downloading is not Stealing? NY Times Opinion Piece!
Replies: 32
Views: 3882

Re: Illegal Downloading is not Stealing? NY Times Opinion Pi

Apple's music match service would seem to have advanced all this a little further representing at least tacit acceptance of the existence and economic function of downloads. My guess is those folks who who influence such things may be ready to consider a download to be essentially a form of advertis...
by arglebargle
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Max Reger
Replies: 34
Views: 5669

Re: Max Reger

These are among my fave aquisitions of all time.
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by arglebargle
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Janacek - String Quartets - Panocha
by arglebargle
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Remembering the 80's: The Last Decade that Music Mattered
Replies: 30
Views: 3737

Re: Remembering the 80's: The Last Decade that Music Mattere

Chalkperson wrote:I agree with every word MaestroB just wrote...
Indeed, we're hardly living in impoverished times, musically speaking.
by arglebargle
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gilbert stops Mahler's 9th to confront a cellphone user
Replies: 46
Views: 11341

Re: Gilbert stops Mahler's 9th to confront a cellphone user

I think the incident underscores the enduring necessity, as technology becomes ever more ubiquitous and complex, for it's users to familiarize themselves with what they're carrying around in their pockets.

However, most amusing - gracious of Patron X to offer his story.
by arglebargle
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gilbert stops Mahler's 9th to confront a cellphone user
Replies: 46
Views: 11341

Re: Gilbert stops Mahler's 9th to confront a cellphone user

Would be fun to get the protagonist's side of the story. Absent that, I'll go with the alarm theory: bored with the whole thing, only attending for the business connections, working hard = nap time and I need to wake up just before the end to save embarassment. Didn't respond to direct questioning a...
by arglebargle
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Man With the Kaleidoscopic Name
Replies: 8
Views: 1848

Re: The Man With the Kaleidoscopic Name

I'm with the brat on this. It's annoying to look up a famous Russian bass under the conventional international spelling of his name, to find that he's way down the alphabet in another volume. I'm speaking of Feodor Chaliapin, whose name the Germans spell Schaljapin. Worse than annoying is failing t...
by arglebargle
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: From Australia Another Top 100 List To Ponder............
Replies: 45
Views: 9060

Re: From Australia Another Top 100 List To Ponder...........

The Ravel quartet is a surpise for me - probably thought they were voting for Bolero?
by arglebargle
Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4160
Views: 1373334

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

From here: http://nealshistorical.wordpress.com/ Enescu plays Enescu.

Georges Enescu, Céliny Chailley-Richez play the Violin Sonata No. 3 (1948 Columbia)

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Total playing time: 23 minutes!
by arglebargle
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4160
Views: 1373334

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

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-zzoNXYZydo/SioXQ6YzWXI/AAAAAAAAAF8/Xyg7TfDYjNM/s320/label.jpg Chabrier - 10 Pièces pittoresques - Ginette Doyen A vinyl to FLAC conversion made available here: http://quartier-des-archives.blogspot.com/ Open using Google Chrome and the translate button works pretty well, ...
by arglebargle
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bach French Suites, Andras Schiff - good Sunday morning music.
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by arglebargle
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you go with the flow or do you control?
Replies: 38
Views: 3148

Re: Do you go with the flow or do you control?

Neither. What I listen to doesn't depend on my mood one way or the other. John, the perfect answer for me, too, my friend. 8) Regards, Mel 8) Silly question perhaps, but what causes you to listen to a certain piece at the time you put it on? Do you think "I want to listen to Beethoven's op.135"? If...
by arglebargle
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do you go with the flow or do you control?
Replies: 38
Views: 3148

Do you go with the flow or do you control?

Thinking about appreciating Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words yesterday and Schoenberg's Opus 45 Trio today makes me realize I more often select music to match a mood I'm already in than to create a new one. Perhaps it's a sympathetic sort of thing, maybe I want to be comforted knowing someone once ...
by arglebargle
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 1960s DG AvantGarde LPs: available here as FLACs
Replies: 11
Views: 3479

Re: 1960s DG AvantGarde LPs: available here as FLACs

Ah yes - The AvantGarde Project indeed - thanks for the reminder, I haven't checked it out in a long while - looks like the mirror is using the original banner graphic, fun! This evening I'm thankful to sample two performances of Schoenbergs Opus 45 Trio, recordings otherwise virtually lost to the w...
by arglebargle
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 1960s DG AvantGarde LPs: available here as FLACs
Replies: 11
Views: 3479

Re: 1960s DG AvantGarde LPs: available here as FLACs

Inspired by this site I googled around a moment and found another historical recording FLAC site:
http://nealshistorical.wordpress.com/
Containing, among other items of interest, a nice 3-LP set of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words recorded by Ginette Doyen on Westminster in the early '50s.
by arglebargle
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 1960s DG AvantGarde LPs: available here as FLACs
Replies: 11
Views: 3479

Re: 1960s DG AvantGarde LPs: available here as FLACs

Very nice find - enjoying George Antheil's 1st Quartet this evening.
by arglebargle
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mathematician composes "World's Ugliest Piece of Music"
Replies: 13
Views: 2331

Re: Mathematician composes "World's Ugliest Piece of Music"

I liked it except for the ending, kind of leaves you hangi...
by arglebargle
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is there a CMG-sponsored concensus on the music of Ligeti?
Replies: 17
Views: 4460

Re: Is there a CMG-sponsored concensus on the music of Liget

Not often in rotation but I like Etudes Books I and II, Idil Berit - and - Quartets 1 & 2, Artemis
by arglebargle
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The end of the CD?
Replies: 48
Views: 8158

Re: The end of the CD?

I'm optimistic enough to think that however it functions logistically, the music industry will continue to deliver what it's supporters want, including what CM lovers want which is quality. I find for myself the really interesting questions revolve around the concept of ownership, private property, ...
by arglebargle
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Soo92pn3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61J52-qD%2BfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61c53QZ3gKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Pleasant, refereshing, agreeable, amiable - this classical music fan wonders why Galuppi is n...
by arglebargle
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Rihm - Music for 3 Strings - Ensemble 13

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Engaging throughout and well-recorded.
by arglebargle
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Metropolitan Opera Futures web site is gone
Replies: 31
Views: 6496

Re: Metropolitan Opera Futures web site is gone

I can understand why the Met would want to focus attention on the seasons for which it actually has tickets to sell, and also that unauthorized publicity for future plans that may well change is not in its best interests. Still, Wilber's site appealed to a significant segment of the Met's customers...
by arglebargle
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Enescu Piano Suite Cycle.

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Fab stuff. Enescu commentators often wonder why he's not more often heard - concur!
by arglebargle
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reich 9/11 update: The album cover is being changed
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Reich 9/11 update: The album cover is being changed

Interesting. Of course now the original will become something of a collectors item and the story a bit of esoterica for some future musical discussion board, should make an excellent post for someone in 2051. I am very unlikely to be around to find out myself.
by arglebargle
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Enjoying Hindemith solo viola works from CD1 of: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KDWEH43ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg There was a time I wouldn't have, now somehow it's all good. I have a personal theory about post-romantic classical: it represents one's immediate experience of real life, the ups and...
by arglebargle
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG Board Problems & Missing New Members
Replies: 6
Views: 29097

Re: CMG Board Problems & Missing New Members

Just want to say how much I appreciate this forum and it's regular contributors. Here's hoping things can continue as normal for CMG after transiting the giant data pothole of early 2011!
by arglebargle
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Listen to music for free
Replies: 19
Views: 1785

Re: Listen to music for free

The source said Apple was more interested in buying the people behind Lala's streaming service and their experience than the service itself. Yeah this makes the most sense and of course it points to a possible development direction, using their particular skills to develop something similar but new...
by arglebargle
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I've been listening thru the Quartetto Italiano's entire Mozart quartet series in the car for the last couple weeks - this evening it's Kraus Op. 1 with the JMK Quartet.
by arglebargle
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music eras
Replies: 37
Views: 4380

Re: Classical music eras

In my cataloguing system I use...Early Music - Baroque - Classical - 20th Century - that's all I need, I have never considered thinking Romantic unless I am thinking about my wife... :wink: I have iTunes set up this way - Renaissance (20 albums) - Baroque (152) - Classical (229) - Romantic (169) - ...
by arglebargle
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music eras
Replies: 37
Views: 4380

Re: Classical music eras

Seems the greats, with the always-notable exception of LVB, are usually associated with a definite period while transitionals are considered less great, they're a bit of this and a bit of that - or am I confusing cause and effect, perhaps the presence of a great composer causes us in retrospect to c...
by arglebargle
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Hamelin the best??
Replies: 20
Views: 8836

Re: Is Hamelin the best??

After the Hatto scandal in which major music critics couldn't discern that umpteen different pianists were responsible for the Hatto discs, in some cases praising the "Hatto" version after panning the original, can anyone really tell the differences among prominent pianists? A most interesting bit ...
by arglebargle
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Saul's Recorded Performances
Replies: 100
Views: 8445

Re: Saul's Recorded Performances

SaulChanukah wrote:Ocean Reflections
Nice work, thanks for posting - I think this one's my fave.
by arglebargle
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A question for everyone who listens to music
Replies: 143
Views: 12093

Re: A question for everyone who listens to music

I got the concept of obligation, which has caused so much grief, from the quote of the anonymous Viennese critic now at the bottom of my posts. I forthwith propose an explication of the entire imbroglio: perhaps the word "obligation" for Mr/Ms Anon living in the Vienna of 150 years ago, had somewha...
by arglebargle
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A question for everyone who listens to music
Replies: 143
Views: 12093

Re: A question for everyone who listens to music

Um, not to say that advertising is an art form comparable to classical music but functionally: I feel no more obligation to listen to any particular type of music than I believe anyone has any obligation to pay attention to my own work in the area of internet marketing. Just doesn't work that way, i...
by arglebargle
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Best Mozart [Edited and sanitized version]
Replies: 86
Views: 8878

Re: Your Best Mozart

ContrapunctusIX wrote:Grumiaux Trio/Leseur/Gereux - String Quintets also on Philips
Emphatically agree, also:
K.563 Divertimento - Yo Yo Ma, Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian
by arglebargle
Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sculthorpe - Quartet No. 8 - Kronos Quartet
by arglebargle
Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vasary rates Horowitz! (sorry, chalkie!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: Vasary rates Horowitz! (sorry, chalkie!)

I just checked my database and I seem to have by rough count performances by something like forty different keyboardists - and none are by Mr. Horowitz. I've certainly sampled many over the years but don't seem to have purchased or kept any. I'm unable to explain as eloquently as Chalkie why this mi...
by arglebargle
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What did Santa bring you?
Replies: 114
Views: 7536

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Santa has on backorder for me a lovely cable/adapter that will allow me to plug my ipod/phone directly into my 1999-era car's head unit. I've been making do with an FM transmitter thus far - ugh...
by arglebargle
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Most Listened To Classical Piece According To The BBC
Replies: 32
Views: 3096

Re: The Most Listened To Classical Piece According To The BBC

I don't get the Delibes, are we talking about this or something else altogether?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTahuhVqD8A
by arglebargle
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Started Taking Music Seriously in 1969, ...
Replies: 28
Views: 3012

Re: I Started Taking Music Seriously in 1969, ...

Dulcinea, we share our birth year. The first Mozart I heard was EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK Many: - take these sorts of works to be the best since they're popular, and there's no point listening to anything other than the best - have no time or make no time, same thing in the end, to really learn; they'r...
by arglebargle
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3496470

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven's Op.59 Rasumovsky Quartets - Amadeus Quartet
by arglebargle
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Popularity of Composers based on CD counts
Replies: 92
Views: 15366

Re: Popularity of Composers based on CD counts

I'm surprised that composers such as Prokofiev or Shostakovich have 1/6 as many sales as Mozart, I'd have guessed more like 100 to 1. Perhaps I'm underestimating the general record buying public.
by arglebargle
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where Do You Get Your Knowledge About Present Day Music?
Replies: 15
Views: 1641

Re: Where Do You Get Your Knowledge About Present Day Music?

last.fm is very good for this. For anyone unfamiliar, you can enter a name you know and it'll play something by that composer then follow up with an apparently never-ending series of individual tracks by "similar" composers. One might search on Morton Feldman, be treated to Rothko Chapel 5, then be ...
by arglebargle
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'Cello Repertoire Recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 6215

Re: 'Cello Repertoire Recommendations

Guitarist wrote:Try Max Reger--he wrote several Sonatas and solo Suites--Bach was his God!
Seconding - Reger's solo string works are excellent.
by arglebargle
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach's solo Sonatas and Partitas - which version?
Replies: 77
Views: 19415

Re: Bach's Solo Sonats and Partitas - which version

When we reach the end I shall post a link to my podcast where you can hear four violinists playing different movements. We're waiting the podcast link? I wonder if I'll be able to resist collecting all four recommendations, if not not already in the fold? I'm a little worried... this is core materi...
by arglebargle
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My, this board has become ...
Replies: 39
Views: 1696

Re: My, this board has become ...

Conversely, if any of you get to visit on American shores, you would be most welcome here as well. When is the last time Seán, Jared or any others have made a visit? Well I've lived in and visited much of Canada, but only been round and about the west in the USA: Seattle, San Fran, LA, Phoenix, nev...
by arglebargle
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 'Cello Repertoire Recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 6215

Re: 'Cello Repertoire Recommendations

Not late romantic but great solo works, and performed by Susanne Heinrich.

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Apparently Mr. Abel was a student of Bach.
by arglebargle
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I was in Barnes & Noble today, and ...
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

Re: I was in Barnes & Noble today, and ...

I just read someplace Apple's iTunes Store now accounts for 25% of music sales in the US.