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by Leo Bloom
Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYC's J&R Music World's expanding classical department
Replies: 14
Views: 4392

J&R has the best prices and stock probably in the nation

Yes it does and it was moving that way even before Tower's untimely and sad demise. It was expanded from one room in 2002 to 3 large rooms in the last 6 months. It has a fabulous stock and exremely knowledgeable personal. The prices maybe be best in the nation and there is always a label on sale the...
by Leo Bloom
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich Symphony #11
Replies: 20
Views: 2599

My favorite recording of my very favorite Shostakovich symphony is the Leopold Stokowsi recording.It holds up very well, the sound and insight is fantastic. Shostakovich admired Stokowski's performances of his works. Another good recording is Kiril Kondrashin's which I believe is out of print now. I...
by Leo Bloom
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henryk Gorecki: Symphony 3
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

The Vaughan-Williams , Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis is certainly a work that has the strength and emotional feeling as Gorecki's. It still sends chills down my spine every time I listen to it.
by Leo Bloom
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3503642

I have been listening to symphonic film music recently. Tonight I listened to the complete score of the Song of Bernadette (20th Century Fox-1943) composed by Alfred Newman. I found it quite satisfying even though he reused some portions that he used in other film scores like from Hunchback of Notre...