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by Lance
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Obituary: Legendary Baritone Silvano Carroli Dies at 81
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Obituary: Legendary Baritone Silvano Carroli Dies at 81

His name is new to me, too. I checked my artist catalogue and cannot find even one recording with his name showing. I ask the same question: Legendary?
by Lance
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Grieg's Violin Sonatas
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: New cd of Grieg's Violin Sonatas

My copy arrived a couple of days ago - and am auditioning it - starting with the Third Sonata. Beautiful playing on both parts - Trpceski's balance with the violinist is right on. She is a very fine artist. Lovely, singing tone quality. The pianist's playing is a lesson in the art of collaborative p...
by Lance
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Henningmusick
Replies: 552
Views: 228025

Re: Henningmusick

Indeed, congratulations, Karl. Was there a lot of revising earlier material to get to the conclusion? I like the name, "White Nights" - it conjures up much in the imagination!
by Lance
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!

Thank you, Karl. Good to see you here. How are you doing?
karlhenning wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:39 am
Cheers, Lance!
by Lance
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams's "Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?"
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: John Adams's "Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?"

Yes, and that's one I want as well. Truthfully, where does it stop? I guess when we are no longer on the face of Mother Earth.
by Lance
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How prices DO change!
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: How prices DO change!

Do people really pay these prices, you ask. Yes, on occasion they do. You have to REALLY want something bad along the way that you missed that you suddenly regret not getting. I would never pay those kinds of prices because, eventually, I will run into it somewhere at a more reasonable price. I thin...
by Lance
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Richter his best Liszt, live, Hungary 1958
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Richter his best Liszt, live, Hungary 1958

Most pianophiles know that Sviatoslav Richter was among the very finest pianists before the public. He is unquestionably the most-recorded pianist as well. Most of his best recordings are considered his live performances. Just listening to his life recital on February 5, 1958 in Moscow, Russia ... a...
by Lance
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Olafsson's new Debusssy-Rameau DGG CD
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Pianist Olafsson's new Debusssy-Rameau DGG CD

You will be very happy with this recording! My last order from Presto took far longer than usual, and an order from 2-3 weeks ago just arrived today by the USPS. No doubt much of this can be blamed on the coronavirus situation and transportation problems from England. But, at least it arrived … and ...
by Lance
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How prices DO change!
Replies: 7
Views: 132

How prices DO change!

Those who collect the recordings of CLAUDIO ARRAU (I do) … will be interested to know, at least on Amazon/USA, prices have gone up more than substantially. For example, the Decca 80-CD set is now selling for $1000, and the Sony Classical 12-CD set is $300. More reason, if monetarily possible, to gen...
by Lance
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Everything PAGANINI - first time on CD!
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Everything PAGANINI - first time on CD!

Who doesn't like the music of Nicolo Paganini? Many of us already have much of what is considered the best of the composer, particularly his 24 Caprices (with/without piano), his complete violin concertos, and more. But to have it ALL with the dimensions of a box about 3.5 inches deep, and on 40 CD...
by Lance
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Olafsson's new Debusssy-Rameau DGG CD
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Pianist Olafsson's new Debusssy-Rameau DGG CD

DGG 483 7701, 79:08 I started of my interest in this pianist with his recording of piano music by Philip Glass and was pleased to no end with his work there. Then came the Bach "Works and Reworks" two CD set, again a winner, though it takes some intent listening to the "Reworks" CD which brings Bach...
by Lance
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Friedman's Chopin Op.71 Polonaise
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Friedman's Chopin Op.71 Polonaise

There seems to be a resurgence of interest, understandably, in Ignazy Friedman's pianism. Even some of his piano roll recordings on Bellaphone [690-07-022] have garnered praise (I also thought them to be much finer and more artful and lifelike than other piano roll recordings of his on Nimbus, Fone,...
by Lance
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Coronavirus preys on what terrifies us: dying alone

How very true. I missed my own mother's passing by 55 minutes . I walked into her hospital room, talking to her without realizing she passed. She was always there for all of us including the passage of my father, but she died alone. Perhaps she wanted it that way to avoid us seeing it. So many peopl...
by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!

Thank you, David!

And, seriously CMGers, let's do this to help alleviate the mental pain we are hearing every hour we are awake. Music medicates the brain and soul. Spend more time here.
by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo out of hospital
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Domingo out of hospital

Yes, Chalkie, thank you for keeping us updated. Did you ever work with the late Joe Diffie?
Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:26 pm
His son Jose told me that he was in the Clinic mainly as a precaution, so he could be monitored full time, he's back home now and enjoying good food again.
by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Now is the time to spend more time on CMG!

Absolutely! We have all had our eyes and ears glued to news networks trying to follow the miseries caused by Coronavirus. Most of us have down time we might not otherwise have. If the love of music is in your heart, then this is the place to share it. I would encourage all CMGers to spend more time ...
by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some wonderful recordings from Nikolai Lugansky!
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Some wonderful recordings from Nikolai Lugansky!

Nikolai Lugansky has recorded for several record labels including Naïve, Challenge Classics, Onyx, Granzapis, Melodia, Pentatone, Gramzapis, Piano Classics, DGG, Brilliant, KTL-Russia, Erato, EMI, Warner Classics and now has an exclusive contract with Harmonia Mundi. A trio of new discs includes Rac...
by Lance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yo-Yo Ma: ‘A song of comfort is a way of saying we care’
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Yo-Yo Ma: ‘A song of comfort is a way of saying we care’

What a wonderful, caring, super human being we have in Yo-Yo. Inspiring article! Thank you for sharing it.
by Lance
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?

Understand your hesitating to latch on to another artist - especially if you have huge record/CD collections already with multiple copies of all the great works. However, then you make discoveries of artists' work you may not know and suddenly get the urge to acquire some things. CD collecting turns...
by Lance
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aldeburgh Festival cancelled
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Aldeburgh Festival cancelled

It is inevitable that the arts shut down when something like this global virus appears. I feel very badly for all these artists, chamber groups, symphonies, etc., who have been working assiduously preparing programs for performance since the coronavirus hit. It may take a long time coming back. For ...
by Lance
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?
Replies: 4
Views: 241

What does pianist Michel Dalberto do for you?

When a pianist, such as Michel Dalberto (b. 1955) won the Clara Haskil Competition some years ago, seems to me he would have to be a fine pianist. I discovered that he was! I recently acquired Erato's new 17-CD set of the artist [56120] of all his Erato, EMI, and Virgin recordings. It covers a lot o...
by Lance
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd of Grieg's Violin Sonatas
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: New cd of Grieg's Violin Sonatas

This of great interest to me as well. I have always loved the 3rd Sonata. I recall a Westminster LP (I still have it) where André Gertler performed all three sonatas. Exquisite … a shame it never made it to LP. Yehudi Menuhin also recorded all three sonatas for EMI but it was allegedly at a time whe...
by Lance
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

It looks like this coronavirus is getting worse by the day. For me it even hampers (somewhat) my interest in listening to great music of all kinds. On the other hand, music inspires, is like a medication when nothing else seems to work.
by Lance
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Star, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Opera Star, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan

Every time I listen to one of Daniels' recordings, I think what a shame to throw a talent like his away - as has happened to so many outstanding artists - especially for something that did not need to be. Like others, his career, I believe, will be no more than a memory.
by Lance
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edward H. Tarr has passed on
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Edward H. Tarr has passed on

Very sorry to hear this. I have a number of his recordings, many on LP (Nonesuch). Was his wife's name Elisabeth Westerholz or something like that? She was an organist and pianist. My preferred recording of the Hummel Concerto remains Armando Ghitalla with Pierre Monteux conducting the ad hoc orches...
by Lance
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo has coronavirus
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Domingo has coronavirus

Chalkie … nice to see you hear. How are you doing in NY with the lockdown? I can only imagine that it is a difficult time there for everyone.
by Lance
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Topic moved to Corner Pub
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Topic moved to Corner Pub

The topic, "Just checking in with my CMGers" … has been moved to the Corner Pub.
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Hamelin fans
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: For Hamelin fans

Hamelin's new Hyperion disc arrived: six Feinberg piano sonatas. Who is game? I haven't heard it yet myself. One wonders when Marc-André has the time to practice all this music, especially so much that is not terribly well known. Speaking of Hamelin, I wonder how many realize he has recorded Saint-S...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Joe, it sounds like you've got things under reasonably good control doing what you want. It is a time to catch up on good books. Too much TV makes us fat! (But I'm glad I have it, fat or no fat.) I agree about the WSJ. To say I am not "worried" about the USA economy would be an understatement. There...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Joe, it sounds like you've got things under reasonably good control doing what you want. It is a time to catch up on good books. Too much TV makes us fat! (But I'm glad I have it, fat or no fat.) I agree about the WSJ. To say I am not "worried" about the USA economy would be an understatement. There...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Worry? Something we are all doing, but I hear it can cause stress, possible strokes, and who knows what else. Anyway, thinking of all of you. I like this thread very much because it is like actually like talking to real people. I hope we hear from more. Thanks for your concern.Pretty much same here ...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Worry? Something we are all doing, but I hear it can cause stress, possible strokes, and who knows what else. Anyway, thinking of all of you. I like this thread very much because it is like actually like talking to real people. I hope we hear from more. Thanks for your concern.Pretty much same here ...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I love your inspiring attitude. THAT is what should be contagious, not the coronavirus! You are taking the time to enjoy your life, whatever it is … and the glass of red … well, that is sure to help! The rest of your post also makes a lot of sense. Keep on truckin'! I'm not hibernating and that's no...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I love your inspiring attitude. THAT is what should be contagious, not the coronavirus! You are taking the time to enjoy your life, whatever it is … and the glass of red … well, that is sure to help! The rest of your post also makes a lot of sense. Keep on truckin'! I'm not hibernating and that's no...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Sue - my heart jumped when I saw you post!!!!! We have missed you more than I can say. I hope you, too, will reconsider and get back to be amongst your caring American friends here! We all know Australia has had a hugely bad time of it with fires, and now you are experiencing the coronavirus. Conti...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Sue - my heart jumped when I saw you post!!!!! We have missed you more than I can say. I hope you, too, will reconsider and get back to be amongst your caring American friends here! We all know Australia has had a hugely bad time of it with fires, and now you are experiencing the coronavirus. Conti...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Hello Brian and Teresa. Sounds like you are both making the best of an incredible situation. It's about all any of us can do, though some good friends seem to be going stir-crazy being at home when they are used to going out, restaurants, concerts, etc. The professional musicians I know nationally a...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Hello Brian and Teresa. Sounds like you are both making the best of an incredible situation. It's about all any of us can do, though some good friends seem to be going stir-crazy being at home when they are used to going out, restaurants, concerts, etc. The professional musicians I know nationally a...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Congratulations, Henry. Looks like you are making the best of your time under these circumstances. Continue to be safe and enthusiastic about music. You have been a long-time CMGer - and it is most appreciated. One reason I was spending a bit more time on CMG again is that I had delegated running my...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Congratulations, Henry. Looks like you are making the best of your time under these circumstances. Continue to be safe and enthusiastic about music. You have been a long-time CMGer - and it is most appreciated. One reason I was spending a bit more time on CMG again is that I had delegated running my...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Well, don't leave us. This is a trying time for everyone and people will vent one way or the other. We need you to feed us in the direction of MUSIC. You have not seen yours truly get on board with any of the politics. So, please reconsider your stance. As I say, we need you here as does the world o...
by Lance
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Well, don't leave us. This is a trying time for everyone and people will vent one way or the other. We need you to feed us in the direction of MUSIC. You have not seen yours truly get on board with any of the politics. So, please reconsider your stance. As I say, we need you here as does the world o...
by Lance
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Well, we are all going through the same thing. Hibernating - or I hope so! Funny, being in a position like this in normal circumstances - vacations, time off, etc., we would be listening to lots of music, reading, or watching great movies or DVDs. I am listening to music a lot but seem very unmotiva...
by Lance
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 700

Just checking in with my CMGers ...

Well, we are all going through the same thing. Hibernating - or I hope so! Funny, being in a position like this in normal circumstances - vacations, time off, etc., we would be listening to lots of music, reading, or watching great movies or DVDs. I am listening to music a lot but seem very unmotiva...
by Lance
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schiff bio
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Schiff bio

As for András Schiff in Bach's solo keyboard works, I have not been greatly enamoured, but in Bach's concerted works such as in the 1,2,3,4 piano concertos on the Hungaroton label and the Decca label, I thought to be outstanding. Certainly the solo works, such as the WTC, etc., are rendered very wel...
by Lance
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Sydney Opera House Goes Quiet. Finally.
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: The Sydney Opera House Goes Quiet. Finally.

Barney, what happens now? Obviously the concerts and presentations won't stop, so what venue will be used for upcoming events?
by Lance
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Eloquence label continues with great things!
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Eloquence label continues with great things!

Barney's post about a new Eloquence reissue regarding four symphonies by Anton Bruckner made me think of two new Eloquence sets I've just acquired: 1) 482 9404 [7 CDs] Moura Lympany (pianist) "The Decca Legacy" 2) 482 7395 [7 CDs] Cécile Ousset (pianist) "The Decca France Recordings" I wrote up a pa...
by Lance
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Can't warm to Bruckner
Replies: 27
Views: 3626

Re: Can't warm to Bruckner

Now, THAT Eloquence set sounds like a winner. Kna's Bruckner 7th, however, is available on a number of labels. Eloquence is doing a marathon job in their reissue series. I have been in touch with them about certain things I would like to see reissued (from the DGG catalogue) and got a nice reply, bu...