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by Bob
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!
Replies: 175
Views: 60151

Re: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!

Name and user name are one in the same.
by Bob
Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: new stuff today
Replies: 25
Views: 3547

Hi Barry That's as spot on a review as I've read recently. Couldn't have said it better myself. Also agree re: Tchak 5 and your other comments about CE's interpretive tendencies. However, the better Tchaik 5, imo, was the one-time Sawallisch performance from, I think 2001 on the late Andante. Too ba...
by Bob
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music Videos on YouTube
Replies: 33
Views: 13127

Another Sawallisch/Philly/Stoki Transcription:

Debussy's Claire de Lune (Stokowski) from Japan.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BzeCUlZz5aE

Bob
by Bob
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: My Big Weekend (VPO, Philly, Gewandhaus)
Replies: 8
Views: 3490

For any who are interested, the encore (English Suite #2 in a, BWV 807, Bouree I/II) Martha Argerich played in NY and Philly have also been recorded, some as part of live performances. The ones I know of are: Accord 13 305-2 Bourees only DG 453 572-2 (also on other DG releases) EMI 7243 5 56975 2 3 ...
by Bob
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Philly, Dutoit, and Argerich at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Here are three more articles regarding the Carnegie concert or the Dutoit/Philly colloaboration:

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/living/16807444.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/03/arts/ ... ?ref=music

Bob
by Bob
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Philly, Dutoit, and Argerich at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Thanks, Barry You're gonna like this one (Philly/Argerich/Dutoit). I think Dobrin got it right. Did you see his review yet (link below)? The new principals were terrific, esp in Sheherazade. What a showpiece for the Philly sound. A friend told me that an old maxim in orchestra building is to build f...
by Bob
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Philly, Dutoit, and Argerich at Carnegie Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Philly, Dutoit, and Argerich at Carnegie Hall

Just returned from a most satisfying, sold-out performance of the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The headliner was Martha Argerich who performed Beethoven's 2nd piano concerto. Although my nose is still bleeding from the balcony seats, the acoustics at Carnegie still permitted the attentiv...
by Bob
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Music for Organ and Orchestra
Replies: 15
Views: 3184

Joseph Jongen's 1926 Symphonie Concertante Op. 81, for organ and orchestra is a knockout. I know of two recordings: the old EMI with Virgil Fox and the more recent Dorian with Jean Guillou. This one's my favorite. Gorgeous opening theme. Don't know the Guillou, but the one I like even more than the...
by Bob
Thu May 25, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mendelssohn Oratorio suggestions wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 15521

If it's helpful, here are my favorites of Elijah and Paulus, of which I have at least two performances of each. Elijah (English) -- By far, my fav of the English readings is Marriner with ASMF Orchestra and Chorus. Marriner gets it right, in my opinion, with passionate drama accompanying the narrati...
by Bob
Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Piano Concerti -- out of style?
Replies: 26
Views: 6735

Bob, Almost all of the concerts I saw Sawallisch conduct during that period were extremely enjoyable. I suspect we've seen the last of him in Philly due to his declining health. I'll miss him for sure. Barry Your zeal for Sawallisch and Philadelphia matches mine as well as other's, I'm sure. A terr...
by Bob
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Piano Concerti -- out of style?
Replies: 26
Views: 6735

I'm pretty sure Emmanuel Ax and The Philadelphia Orchestra premiered one by Penderecki a few years ago. I think I liked it too :) . My memory ain't what it used to be. EDIT: Just did a search. I was right: http://www.askonasholt.co.uk/green/green/Home.nsf/0/F730E208527B22C280256BE4004ED93D?openDocu...
by Bob
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: For Neophytes: What got me into Classical Music
Replies: 62
Views: 17281

In 1993 my wife did a favor for a friend who, by appreciation, gave us Giulini/Berlin Mozart 40/41 as a thank you. At the time, we had no cd player and I was coincidently looking for a system to replace the worn out shelf system we had. To gain a baseline, I took the cd to various shops and tried i...
by Bob
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ten Commandments for Concert-goers
Replies: 21
Views: 5703

Thou shalt NOT be the first to applaud or shout huzzahs prior to the last breath of the concluding note of the performance. (Don't be the first to shout "Bravo" before the music sound stops vibrating.)

Bob
by Bob
Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: For Neophytes: What got me into Classical Music
Replies: 62
Views: 17281

In 1993 my wife did a favor for a friend who, by appreciation, gave us Giulini/Berlin Mozart 40/41 as a thank you. At the time, we had no cd player and I was coincidently looking for a system to replace the worn out shelf system we had. To gain a baseline, I took the cd to various shops and tried it...
by Bob
Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Question on rec.music.classical
Replies: 24
Views: 7405

jserraglio wrote:
herman wrote:Am I the only one who finds the CMG server has been exceptionally slow the last couple of days? If I want to open a topic it takes a minute or two.
No, I've been having the very same problem.
I've noticed the same thing... (FWIW)

Bob
by Bob
Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: First pick: Schubert's 9th
Replies: 32
Views: 13150

My Second Pick might be Erich Kleiber 's, with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (recorded in 1953) in a six-CD box [London 475.608]...Beyond that, and with a more contemporary (stereophonic) recording, I'll choose Istvan Kertesz and the Royal PO in the complete edition on London [430.773]. All ...
by Bob
Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Beethoven's Violin Concerto
Replies: 17
Views: 5205

I'd make a case for Heifetz with Munch and BSO. To me, Heifetz comes across with a polished lyricism whereby he turns each phrase as richly and perfectly as one can. What seals this, for me, is Munch's accompaniment with BSO.

Bob
by Bob
Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Favorite Opera(s)
Replies: 33
Views: 7870

Weber's Der Freischutz

Bob
by Bob
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Vault treasures that were never reissued
Replies: 20
Views: 6097

I would love to see the Munch/Graffman/BSO Brahms 1 PC from RCA. Did this ever make it to cd -- if so I've never seen it. I've written to JVC asking them to include it among their xrcd releases (the Munch Eroica on xrcd is superb). Perhaps it will eventually come out on one of the Living Stereo hybr...
by Bob
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? - Dvorak's New World Symphony
Replies: 18
Views: 6025

Kertesz or Kubelik, for sets.

Back to the New World, my prefs (not in order) are Fricsay, virtually any of the Kubeliks, and Kertesz with VPO (as opposed to the later LSO if isolated from the set).

Bob
by Bob
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: NYP Mahler 6
Replies: 1
Views: 2907

NYP Mahler 6

Upon reading this past Thursday's NY Times review of the NY Philharmonic's performance of Mahler 6, I was moved to consider attending, but uncertainty prevailed, given my skeptical nature when superlatives dominate one's (the reviewer's) enthusiasm. Nevertheless, when I was offered tickets to tonite...
by Bob
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: JVC XRCD -- Reiner, Munch, et al
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

I have three, and I bought them for specific recordings whose cd incarnations were unavailable or otherwise deficient in sound. The Munch /BSO Eroica is hard to find except on used lp and, even then, finding a "clean" copy is a crapshoot. The Reiner/CSO Gilels Brahms 2 I have found to be a considera...
by Bob
Wed May 11, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Martha Argerich is Still Extraordinary
Replies: 14
Views: 9351

I thought it was a superb broadcast, with the exception of a few, relatively minor piano volume balances during the Shostakovich PC (not Argerich but the recording) where the piano was slightly prominent or forward, compared to the rest of the work. Audience noises didn't distract at all, to my list...
by Bob
Tue May 10, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Martha Argerich is Still Extraordinary
Replies: 14
Views: 9351

I just learned that this concert (or at least one from the 4 nights) will be broadcast on wqxr.com and wqxr-fm (96.3, NYC area) TONITE (Tues, 5/10) at 9:05 pm EST.

Bob
by Bob
Mon May 02, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Martha Argerich is Still Extraordinary
Replies: 14
Views: 9351

Werner wrote:Don't be surprised if a commercial recording appears one of these days.
Would that that were true. I hope you're right! :!:

Bob
by Bob
Mon May 02, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Martha Argerich is Still Extraordinary
Replies: 14
Views: 9351

Nice review. I left Friday night's performance with virtually the same impressions you expressed. Rostropovich's energy was infectious from the moment he bounded on the stage and the Festive Overture was a terrific choice, I thought, for the opening of the program. I was fascinated when he turned to...
by Bob
Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Moura Lympany Dies
Replies: 2
Views: 3899

Don Thanks for posting this. I first came across her while doing Kubelik discographic research when I discovered her Mendelssohn PC1 with RK and Philharmonia from the late 1940s. I found the playing aggressive but not out of control, with good contrasts. I found out later that among concertos it was...