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by EarlyCuyler
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Clarinet Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 13077

Re: The Clarinet Thread

My favs are: Gervase de Peyer: Amazing sound, musicality, and can drive a ten-penny nail through concrete! Phillipe Berrod: Orchestre de Paris, amazing tone, and musicality. Just two that stick out, but my favorite of all time is my fiancee! Not a biased statement here...she combines the best qualit...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's the feeling on conductor Vaclav Neumann?
Replies: 9
Views: 1248

Re: What's the feeling on conductor Vaclav Neumann?

Neumann is a very underrated conductor in my book. His Suk is astounding. Especially "Asrael".
by EarlyCuyler
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Watch Boulez online: Varèse & Chronochromie, Oiseaux
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Watch Boulez online: Varèse & Chronochromie, Oiseaux

Just saw this post. I'm looking forward to watching these when I go home tonight! I love Varese and Messiaen!
by EarlyCuyler
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prokofiev's Lieutent Kije suite
Replies: 29
Views: 3027

Re: Prokofiev's Lieutent Kije suite

Alors, if you like Lt. Kije, you will probably like Kabalevsky's "The Comedians." I am a fun lady and I like fun music. Then you need Kirill Kondrashin's awesome recording on RCA of it, coupled with Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite, Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien and Rimsky Korsakov's Capriccio Esp...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prokofiev's Lieutent Kije suite
Replies: 29
Views: 3027

Re: Prokofiev's Lieutent Kije suite

I'll go with Andre Previn/LSO. Hard to beat Previn with 20th Century Russian Rep. Plus the orchestra plays the daylights out of it. Playing it On Air today as a matter of fact...
by EarlyCuyler
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4086
Views: 1031028

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

Sao Paulo/Neschling works by Francisco Mignone. Great disc, and the OSESP is one of the most underrated orchestras in the world. Check out anything they've done, is astounding playing. Celibidache/Munich Bruckner Symphony. No.4. The only one I don't have. Found it for $2.98 at a used store. Its not ...
by EarlyCuyler
Fri May 29, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Blumine – include it or not in M1?
Replies: 20
Views: 1967

Re: Blumine – include it or not in M1?

Mahler took it out, not sure why others feel compelled to put it back in...
by EarlyCuyler
Fri May 29, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Telarc Update..
Replies: 59
Views: 8212

Re: Telarc Update..

I recalling having owned one of them at one time but having a similar reaction to some of those expressed above, well played by not distinctive. On the other hand, I listened to the rest of the Telarc/Respighi/Cincinnati disc. Worse that I could have imagined. The last piece is a theme and variatio...
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 27, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Collecting multiple performances of same work: when?
Replies: 30
Views: 3100

Re: Collecting multiple performances of same work: when?

I've always done that. I have over 20 recordings each of Bruckner's Symphony No.8, and Mahler's Symphony No.2. As well as several recordings of each of their symphonies. Aside from Mahler 4, which has to be by some impostor. :lol:
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 27, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Telarc Update..
Replies: 59
Views: 8212

Re: Telarc Update..

I should have been more specific which Respighi recording I was referring to. My apologies. That recording is not one of their better performances. I would much more readily recommend Church Windows or Roman Festivals which are the 2 best performances on record of both pieces. Roman Festivals only ...
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 27, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Telarc Update..
Replies: 59
Views: 8212

Re: Telarc Update..

I should have been more specific which Respighi recording I was referring to. My apologies. That recording is not one of their better performances. I would much more readily recommend Church Windows or Roman Festivals which are the 2 best performances on record of both pieces. Roman Festivals only ...
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 27, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Telarc Update..
Replies: 59
Views: 8212

Re: Telarc Update..

I should have been more specific which Respighi recording I was referring to. My apologies. That recording is not one of their better performances. I would much more readily recommend Church Windows or Roman Festivals which are the 2 best performances on record of both pieces. Roman Festivals only ...
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 27, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richard Strauss' Alpine Symphony
Replies: 75
Views: 17472

Re: Richard Strauss' Alpine Symphony

This is one of my favorite pieces. The Scottish National/Jarvi recording is fantastic, a real barn burner, I just wish the two tuba parts were a bit stronger, especially in the strom section. The Mehta/LAPO is astonishing in all respects, but it will hurt your sound system. I have a bit of a differe...
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 27, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Telarc Update..
Replies: 59
Views: 8212

Re: Telarc Update..

I should have been more specific which Respighi recording I was referring to. My apologies. That recording is not one of their better performances. I would much more readily recommend Church Windows or Roman Festivals which are the 2 best performances on record of both pieces. Roman Festivals only c...
by EarlyCuyler
Tue May 26, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Strauss’ tone poems v4.0 — Aus Italien, Macbeth & Till
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: Strauss’ tone poems v4.0 — Aus Italien, Macbeth & Till

Scottish National/Jarvi for Italien/Macbeth/Till. Jarvi let the brass throw an asswhuppin' on all of those pieces. The result is staggeringly good. As for Alpine...Mehta /LAPO is SPECTACULAR. Do not listen to it on a crappy sound system, it will destroy it. Same goes for the RSNO/Jarvi version of sa...
by EarlyCuyler
Fri May 22, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fairy Tale Music
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Fairy Tale Music

What do you think of the movie version of A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM in which James Cagney plays Bottom and Mickey Rooney plays Puck? Some of the cast members were criticised as not suitable for their roles, but Mendelssohn's music was unanimously praised. Also happend to be the first movie that Eri...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fairy Tale Music
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Fairy Tale Music

Does Poulenc's L'Histoire du Babar count? The orchestral version at least, the piano only version is dreadful.
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Fauxharmonic - Wave Of The Future ?
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: The Fauxharmonic - Wave Of The Future ?

Great, as if the synthesizer wasn't bad enough...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BAROQUE? More LIKE BROQUE!
Replies: 44
Views: 5324

Re: BAROQUE? More LIKE BROQUE!

piston wrote:I thought Lady Madonna was one of the few songs (the only song?) sung by Ringo..... :!:
Would it really matter, none of them could sing. :lol:
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BAROQUE? More LIKE BROQUE!
Replies: 44
Views: 5324

Re: BAROQUE? More LIKE BROQUE!

I'm enamored with the music of Dietrich Buxtehude. Check our Carlos Chavez transcriptionof Buxtehude's Chaccone in E Minor. Breathtaking.
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What attracts (or repels) you to (from) Brahms’s symphonies?
Replies: 172
Views: 15177

Re: What attracts (or repels) you to (from) Brahms’s symphonies?

The sheer unadulterated boredom that comes over me while listening to one repels me. Little to no excitement, save one or two moments in all 4. Seems to take himself way too seriously, and it comes across in his music. It just bores me. Its doesn't speak to me on any level, especially spiritually an...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: T or F: Bruckner's 4th goes on too long
Replies: 56
Views: 5767

Re: T or F: Bruckner's 4th goes on too long

The best into to Bruckner is probably the 6th. Its the shortest of those that are played frequently. But its hard to go wrong with any of them for me. I don't find 4 to be too long at all. If you find it to be too long, try Klemperer's recording with the Philharmonia, 61 minutes. And actually one of...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: SURPRISE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2161

Re: SURPRISE!

I always thought it was because of the extraordinarily loud one note outburst in the midst of the quiet...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is SOLTI among the "greats" in your view?
Replies: 248
Views: 30402

Re: Is SOLTI among the "greats" in your view?

Solti is one of the greats. His entire catalogue is exceptional. From Haydn to Schoenberg. Oh dear, how dare he emphasize the brass section! Thats such heresy. He had the best in the world at that time in the '60s and '70s, why not show them off. Plus it was in pieces by Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner, Ri...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Telarc Update..
Replies: 59
Views: 8212

Re: Telarc Update..

I suspect Telarc liked working with second-string orchestras and conductors who were happy to record at all and would put up with all the inconvenience [/quote] I would hardly consider the Cincinnati Symphony a second string orchestra. One of the oldest in the country, and one of the highest paying...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 21, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What happened to World Philharmonic Orchestra?
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: What happened to World Philharmonic Orchestra?

Isn't the World Orchestra for Peace kind of the same concept?
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 14, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Watch Paavo Jarvi Flunk DUI Test
Replies: 37
Views: 5522

Re: Watch Paavo Jarvi Flunk DUI Test

Honestly, he didn't look that drunk to me. I also don't think these videos should become public knowledge. As a matter of fact, his behavior was absolutely classic of that of an intoxicated driver when confronted by the police. The excuses, the fibbing about how much he had to drink, the slurred sp...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 14, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A gorgeous ballet never recorded?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

Re: A gorgeous ballet never recorded?

I would give just about any amount of money to have a recording of the full ballet. One of my Desert Island pieces for sure. The Philharmonia/Simon recording is head and shoulders above the Minnesota/Oue. You feel like you need a shower after the Philharmonia version. Just absolutely astounding play...
by EarlyCuyler
Thu May 14, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2 Questions: About your instrument & your other instrument
Replies: 24
Views: 2557

Re: 2 Questions: About your instrument & your other instrument

I'm with Karl. I loved the sound of the tuba ever since I Saw it on Sesame Street.

As For my #2 instrument. I wish I could play bass/contrabass trombone worth a damn. Or possibly organ.
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 13, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Watch Paavo Jarvi Flunk DUI Test
Replies: 37
Views: 5522

Re: Watch Paavo Jarvi Flunk DUI Test

Honestly, he didn't look that drunk to me. I also don't think these videos should become public knowledge. As for Jaervi, it sounds like hair not hard, I can't wait until he's gone from the orchestra. He has made it worse. The sound of the orchestra has suffered under his regime. They used to have a...
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 13, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Telarc Update..
Replies: 59
Views: 8212

Re: Telarc Update..

Not quite sure why they would keep recording Atlanta and not Cincinnati? I knowthe Cincinnati Symphony/Pops has sold a myriad more recordings than the Atlanta Symphony. Hopefully Cincinnati will find a recording contract soon. after they get rid of Paavo Jarvi preferably.
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 13, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: "Taken"
Replies: 18
Views: 3564

Re: "Taken"

I really enjoyed the movie. I go to movies to be entertained. Period. I get documentaries when I want to learn. I also really enjoyed the plot. I also really liked Gran Torino. I do wish however the situation had been resolved in a different way. Its fun seeing old men beat some punk's asses. Maybe ...
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 13, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3042189

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Ottorino Respighi's Christus What a piece!
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 13, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: GREATEST BRUCKNER 5?
Replies: 32
Views: 10185

Re: GREATEST BRUCKNER 5?

I know this is an old thread, and I apologize, but Ben Zander's latest with the Philharmonia has gone to the top of my list. For sheer guilty pleasure enjoyment though, it has to be the Welser-Moest/London Philharmonic recording live in Vienna in 1993. The brass playing is fantastic, and the tuba pl...
by EarlyCuyler
Wed May 13, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: worst movie you have personally seen in your lifetime
Replies: 65
Views: 10878

Re: worst movie you have personally seen in your lifetime

Eye of the Beholder starring Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd. Don't watch this movie, you will instantly lose the will to live. As well as at least 80 IQ points.
by EarlyCuyler
Tue May 12, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: michael giacchino a promising composer...
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Re: michael giacchino a promising composer...

I love his soundtrack to The Incredibles. Here is a bit of the scoring session...
by EarlyCuyler
Tue May 12, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Are you more of a Verdi or more of a Puccini fan?
Replies: 36
Views: 4675

Re: Are you more of a Verdi or more of a Puccini fan?

Both have their strong points. I absolutely adore Turandot Just a phenomenal ending. Check this out if you get a chance. My favorite soprano Ghena Dmitrova, kicking a$$ and taking nome's and the orchestra is spectacular in some of the absolute loudest playing i've heard in awhile.:shock: oG4cVJuYZeM...
by EarlyCuyler
Tue May 12, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 137840

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

WELCOME ZACH! I think you're the first-ever professional tuba player we have on CMG. As for Squidbillies , I've never seen the show, but based on your p.s. comment, I guess I'm not missing much! I did check out your sign-on name, however, and learned quickly. I would have thought you might selected...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dutch “Die Frau ohne Schatten” — Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Dutch “Die Frau ohne Schatten” — Question

The Sawallish/ Bavarian State Opera is fun! I'm a bit biased as one of my former private teachers is the tuba player in that orchestra.
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barenboim is.....inconsistent?
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: Barenboim is.....inconsistent?

My other problem with Boulez is that he doesn't use a baton: my personal experience is that it's easier to read a conductor who knows how to use one properly. Mravinsky and Kondrashin did pretty well without Baton's... :wink: I think we're going to get along just fine! Probably my 2 favorite conduc...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3042189

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Ben Zander's new recording of Bruckner's 5th symphony! S_P_E_C_T_A_C_U_L_A_R. Not to mention the lecture on the other CD thats included about the symphony. Ben Zander is one of my hero's in music as well as life. What a brilliant musician and human being! Also, Kord/Warsam Philharmonic recording of...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 137840

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Early Cuyler - Grandson of Granny and father of Rusty, Early is a barely-literate, foul-mouthed, alcoholic, ex-convict. He's also quick to anger, often expressing it in violent ways via sawed-off shotgun, knife, or whatever implement is lying around. Early was given the position of CEO—and scapegoa...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prokofiev Piano Concertos 2-3
Replies: 26
Views: 2747

Re: Prokofiev Piano Concertos 2-3

I really like the cycle recorded by Valery Gergiev with Alexander Toradze. With the 2nd being my favorite. I've always thought it makes Rach 3 look easy. But i'm not a pianist, although i've had several share my opinion...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brass people! Recommend some chamber music
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Brass people! Recommend some chamber music

I'll second the Malcolm Arnold Quintet. Also, his Symphony For Brass. Both are extremely difficult to play, and a blast to listen to. Eric Ewazen's Symphony In Brass.Anything recorded by German Brass, or the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, and Summit Brass is going to be great fun to listen to.
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3042189

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Ben Zander's new recording of Bruckner's 5th symphony! S_P_E_C_T_A_C_U_L_A_R. Not to mention the lecture on the other CD thats included about the symphony. Ben Zander is one of my hero's in music as well as life. What a brilliant musician and human being! Also, Kord/Warsam Philharmonic recording of ...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 137840

Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Hello, my name is Zach. I am a freelance tuba/cimbasso player, but my "real job" is hosting the afternoon drive program on a Classical Radio station. I also do professional voiceover work. I very much enjoy beer. I also like beer, and also beer. I'm very happy to have found this forum, where such a ...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Russian Recording of Shostakovich's "The Nose"
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

Re: New Russian Recording of Shostakovich's "The Nose"

I look forward to that recording! One of the finest orchestra's anywhere. I really do love my Rozhdestvensky recording of The Nose though!
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A question for our wind players
Replies: 10
Views: 1834

Re: A question for our wind players

The key for any wind instrument is learning how to use what vital capacity you have effectively and efficiently. No matter if you play oboe, which requires next to no air to play. Or bass trombone, which is like playing a vacuum cleaner, and requires more air than anything, except a contrabass tromb...
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Complete Mahler [2009-2011]
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Complete Mahler [2009-2011]

I would much prefer to hear Ivan Fischer in the 5th. But I hope Gatti will let the trombones loose, unlike Chailly. Especially at the end of the finale.
by EarlyCuyler
Mon May 11, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Those of you who DO NOT like Maazel & Muti...
Replies: 18
Views: 2042

Re: Those of you who DO NOT like Maazel & Muti...

http://music.utsa.edu:16080/horn/image_1996_pittsburgh_respighi.jpg This is indeed very fine. Another beautiful set of recordings from Maazel is the series of Sibelius Symphonies with Pittsburgh on Sony. I much prefer that set to the more often mentioned Maazel/VPO set. The Maazel/Cleveland Romeo a...