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by Lance
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?
Replies: 31
Views: 7966

Re: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?

I have the mega-box of Weissenberg and I believe the Lumen recordings are to be found there in [EMI-Warner 85824, 56 CDs]. It was issued around 2010 and I believe already out-of-print, and not available even on the used market. If the Lumens are not in the big 56-CD set, they are available on Doremi...
by Lance
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?

Artur Schnabel holds a very special place insofar as pianists are concerned. I would not want to be without his 32 Beethoven sonatas, but his Schubert, in many ways, is even more special. I always find I learn from Schnabel in his interpretations. His piano tone in the EMI/Warner recordings is exqui...
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So, is soprano Lisa Davidsen ...
Replies: 5
Views: 113

So, is soprano Lisa Davidsen ...

… going to be the new Flagstad in our own time? Thoughts? I see she has a new recording on Decca/Wagner and Strauss. I haven't heard it yet.
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vale Anner Bijlsma
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Vale Anner Bijlsma

Very sorry to learn of Bilsma's passing. I have many of his recordings and always enjoyed his art enormously. First-class musician and cellist covering a very broad range of repertoire highlighted by his work in Baroque era compositions.
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

I too have a couple of spares (one older one, one newer) that I save for "just in case." Smart thing to do. I guess we can still buy LP turntables given the vinyl comeback, but I also have a couple of very good ones that, quite honestly, don't get used much when CDs are my main source for music toda...
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 56
Views: 1056

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Well, I hope it all proves to be untrue. I have been a Domingo fan for as long as I can recall. I just did a count on the number of entries he appears on - CDs in my collection, and the count is nearly 200 entries (not total discs, which would thus be higher). Does all this mean radio stations NPR a...
by Lance
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?
Replies: 31
Views: 7966

Re: So - what's on your TO GET list on CDs in 2016?

Isn't it interesting that Amazon shows Entremont's complete concerto recordings box on Sony for almost $300.00! Hard to believe as when first released it was on sale for $35 for 19 CDs. Insofar as Pennario's Capitol recordings go, either EMI or Warner have already issued a number of the Capitol/EMI ...
by Lance
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 56
Views: 1056

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Interesting about Domingo. Several people I know that know him well simply say to me "it's about time this is brought into the open … it is well known by those that work with him." In his golden years, like Cosby and others, is he going to pay the price now? How will this affect his late career and ...
by Lance
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Is it senseless to have multiple performances on CD?

I deal with this mentally all the time. Anybody with 150+ "Emperor" concertos of Beethoven (as I have) could be considered losing his marbles. But when you are tuned in to performing artists , such as moi , it is very important. How many times will I play all 150+ of them? Like most, I have my favou...
by Lance
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued

Joe, that was a VERY interesting article in The New Yorker. I learned much from it. Thank you.
by Lance
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

Well, whatever happens will happen. I do not stream or download and like Brian/Maestrob, I want the physical product. I only hope CD PLAYERS will remain in the market place for years to come and hope they don't go the way of cassette tape players. Many people really miss the convenience of cassettes...
by Lance
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

Montana is a lovely state, but not a good state for me at this age! [New Hampshire could be a possibility, but doubtful, nonetheless. Alaska? No way.] I just think the whole tax situation has gotten out of control. I pay my taxes, willingly, because it is my duty. Widespread Internet buying, however...
by Lance
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: A Girl Was Barred From Singing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir. So She Sued

Education is for educating all , regardless of gender. If it is for "musical" purposes only to have an all boys- or all girls choir to achieve some musical purpose (as has long been done), I see nothing wrong with that either. It reminds me of the Boys Clubs of America, or the Boy Scouts programs. T...
by Lance
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Buying music (CDs) from Amazon - and taxes!

Most of us order recordings from Amazon, either directly from them or from third-party sellers. Some of these recordings come from out of the country (England, Germany, Japan, etc., and many other countries). The shipment comes to me in New York State, which, in our area, carries an 8% sales tax. No...
by Lance
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Silvestrov piano music
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Silvestrov piano music

Well, thank you! Being away a month to recharge my batteries was the best thing ever. As they say, we sometimes need a vacation from the vacation. My piano work is in full swing, working seven days this week with not much rest in between. Universities starting up, recitals already being planned, etc...
by Lance
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Kiriil Gerstein live,Mozart PC # 20
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Pianist Kiriil Gerstein live,Mozart PC # 20

Mozart's 20th performed by Artur Rubinstein on RCA I consider one of his very best concerto recordings. Do you know this one?
by Lance
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Offenbach’s ‘Fabulous Nonsense’ Hits Salzburg, With Cancan
Replies: 27
Views: 561

Re: Offenbach’s ‘Fabulous Nonsense’ Hits Salzburg, With Cancan

Me? Absolutely a devoted G&S fan. I have the Elektra-Nonesuch recording of Pirates with Ronstadt and Kline - loved it - though it was quite different than the usual concept of this, one of the best G&S operettas. Ronstadt did a marvelous job with "Poor Wandering One." If music is meant to be enterta...
by Lance
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Silvestrov piano music
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Silvestrov piano music

Vladimir Feltsman, whose pianos I have prepared for concert, has come forth with a tribute to Silvestrov. It appears on Nimbus Alliance CD 6317. It contains music by CPE Bach, Silvestrov, Chopin, Scarlatti, Schubert, and Schumann. I can say I was not terribly enamored with Silvestrov's music, but m...
by Lance
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Best/Word Schools in the Nation: Quite Shocking
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Best/Word Schools in the Nation: Quite Shocking

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/01/08/states-with-the-best-and-worst-schools-8/11/ Just happened to see this 26 pages of comparisons for schools. Living in the state of New York, it probably will not surprise you that we spend $22,366 per student , the highest of all 50 states; there is a ...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Artur Balsam
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

Pianist Artur Balsam

Here was a superlative pianist who seems more widely known as a collaborative pianist in chamber music though he played concertos and solo music as well. He was known as one of the most prominent pianists teaching collaborative piano. Bridge Records has released a number of recordings recorded live ...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who was pianist Lothar Broddack?
Replies: 1
Views: 2413

Who was pianist Lothar Broddack?

Lothar Broddack made a number of recordings with cellist Zara Nelsova on Decca/London and also accompanied violinist Michael Rabin on occasion. However, I cannot find out any biographical information about the pianist. He seems to have been active in the 1950s. Judging his work with Nelsova, I woul...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 3743

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

Here it is again, hope it all comes through. In the early years, some of those releases on this label were not engineered for the best possible sound being too widely filtered. Now, things seemed to have changed for the good. These sets usually cost between $15 or $22/USD for ten CDs … no notes, but...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 3743

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

Yes, I have the original 78s for the Triple Concerto and a couple of CD transfers of it. My reason for wanting that so long ago was because of my fascination with Felix Weingartner's conducting. I wonder, if, indeed, that recording was the first ever of Beethoven's Triple Concerto. The only record I...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 3743

Re: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

I'm surprise my post ran out at the end. All of it is showing on my screen. That's strange. I wonder if it did that, too, for John Francis? I'll be glad to have that Feuerman set, Lance, but the other two are unknown to me, and one has to draw the line somewhere. Always appreciate your level of know...
by Lance
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Emanne Beasha: You Won't BELIEVE The Voice That Comes From Her Tiny Body | America's Got Talent 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 3942

Re: Emanne Beasha: You Won't BELIEVE The Voice That Comes From Her Tiny Body | America's Got Talent 2019

Bbbbut Lenny - where's the link for Emanne Beasha?

Did you have any wine with your meal? The place looks great!
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Membran 10-CD boxed sets!
Replies: 8
Views: 3743

Membran 10-CD boxed sets!

In the early years, some of those releases on this label were not engineered for the best possible sound being too widely filtered. Now, things seemed to have changed for the good. These sets usually cost between $15 or $22/USD for ten CDs … no notes, but at least recording information, accompanist...
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When Jaap Met Yannick: New Maestros in New York
Replies: 2
Views: 3044

Re: When Jaap Met Yannick: New Maestros in New York

A joy to see this friendship and interchange between two conductors at the helm of the NYP and the MET.
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Berezovsky
Replies: 7
Views: 4073

Re: Boris Berezovsky

Well, for one thing, we have a plethora of newer pianists on the scene, though Berezowsky has been around for awhile. While I know it's tough (and pricey) to try to keep up with it all, one has to pick and choose selectively. We still have Hamelin, Hough (both heavy recording artists) not to mention...
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition
Replies: 74
Views: 19790

Re: 2019 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

Victor Schiøler * was a favourite of mine, from Denmark … seems quite forgotten today. According to Wiki: "Victor Schiøler was born, and died, in Copenhagen. He studied with his mother, then with Ignaz Friedman and Artur Schnabel. He made his debut on 23 January 1914 in Copenhagen and from 1919 tou...
by Lance
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Boris Berezovsky
Replies: 7
Views: 4073

Re: Boris Berezovsky

Lots of Berezovsky in my collection … I mean LOTS! Much Teldec, Mirare, Melodiya, Warner, Erato, Koch, MK, and EMI. Not only a fine soloist, but concerto performer and chamber music pianist. Rarely disappointing … typical outstanding playing among the best-known Russian pianists. I find once you hea...
by Lance
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On
Replies: 3
Views: 3854

Re: La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On

I saw it too when I was in Italy … but not long enough to enjoy an opera there. Maybe one day - yet! {Doubtful.)
by Lance
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Alice Sara Ott diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Replies: 6
Views: 4150

Re: Pianist Alice Sara Ott diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Danny/Allen - welcome back with the new name! Glad you found your way back.

As for Alice Sara Ott's multiple sclerosis - that's a real bummer.
by Lance
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A new Renée Fleming Lieder Recital: Decca
Replies: 0
Views: 3494

A new Renée Fleming Lieder Recital: Decca

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/713x6QQXwML._AC_UL436_.jpg Johannes Brahms: 8 songs Schumann: Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op. 42 Hartmot Holl, piano [Steingraeber & Songs piano] Mahler: 5 Ruckert-Lieder Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Christian Thielemann, conductor Fleming is still knocking out recor...
by Lance
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Elina Garanca CD - DGG
Replies: 1
Views: 3398

New Elina Garanca CD - DGG

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/810H6e78VWL._SY355_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Cgi0CCKdL._SX425_.jpg "Sol y Vida" ELINA GARANCA, mezzo-soprano Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria Karl Mark Chichon, conductor DGG 483 3621, 65:39 A new Elina Garanc a CD is...
by Lance
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barnes & Noble to be bought by hedge fund
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Re: Barnes & Noble to be bought by hedge fund

I know the Chinese were interested in buying out Steinway & Sons. I haven't heard too much about that lately. America is losing its iconic companies one-by-one. I just read, too, where our local mall, who lost Macy's, Sears, Bon-Ton and a bunch of other stores, has defaulted on payments since March....
by Lance
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I am sick of TV advertising!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

Re: I am sick of TV advertising!!!

Well John, I understand they need $$$ to keep those incredible productions going. [But how does Turner Classic Movies do it - no commercial advertising?] However, I try not to pay any attention to the ads, mentally cutting them out, and am thus not interested in ANY of the products. If there are a m...
by Lance
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernard Haitink - last concerts
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Re: Bernard Haitink - last concerts

Well, now it makes three of us! Almost all the recordings I have with Haitink conducting involve his collaborators, of which there were many over a long period of time. Names such as Gendron, Arrau, Szeryng, Grumiaux, Perahia, Ax, Casadesus, Janet Baker, Ashkenazy, Brendel, Jessye Norman, Prey, Star...
by Lance
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I am sick of TV advertising!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

I am sick of TV advertising!!!

When I watch TV, usually very late at night and into the early morning, one of my favourite channels is National Geographic. The one thing I despise is the constant interruption of their presentations with ad after ad, many repeating so frequently, sometimes the same one twice in a row and then show...
by Lance
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosbaud conducting Chopin Piano Concertos 1/2
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Rosbaud conducting Chopin Piano Concertos 1/2

The great Hans Rosbaud's ongoing series on the German SWR Classsics label has presented the two Chopin piano Concertos [19076, 68:46]. Both played with the Southwest Radio Orchestra of Baden-Baden. No. 1 (r. 1961) w/Hans Richter-Haaser, pianist; No. 2 (r.1951) w/Nikita Magaloff, pianist. The Magalof...
by Lance
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tippett's 4th Piano Sonata
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: Tippett's 4th Piano Sonata

I have the Ogdon performances of Sonatas 1/2, and also the four Tippett sonatas with Paul Crossley on the CRD label - and enjoy them very much. Phyllis Sellick also recorded Sonata No. 1 (Somm label) as did Murray Perahia for Sony.
by Lance
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 11
Views: 2978

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Well, truth be known, my father was actually Dorian Gray. But I apparently didn't get ALL his genes. And thank you for the greeting. Today I am celebrating my birthday with a dozen musical friends, pianists and opera singers - at a friend's residence … weather is cooperating stunningly. Nonsense Lan...
by Lance
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Balada's "Christopher Columbus" Opera - Caballé
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: Balada's "Christopher Columbus" Opera - Caballé

Indeed, one can hear Carreras was struggling. In two words regarding the opera, I was not impressed . In comparison to what I know of Milhaud's work of the same name, I was impressed. Interesting. This was issued ten years ago on CD, but I've not heard of the work until now. As a caveat, by this tim...
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greetings From Francesca
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Greetings From Francesca

Cesca's is a most interesting newsletter. I'm anxious to try out that recipe!
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?

John, thank you. You have confirmed what I have thought and observed.
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Balada's "Christopher Columbus" Opera - Caballé
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Balada's "Christopher Columbus" Opera - Caballé

Not knowing much about composer Leonardo Balada (b. 1933) his 2-CD set of his two-act opera Cristóbal Colón (1984-86) - Christopher Columbus - has come out on Naxos 660237-38 [64:52, 47:45], and, naturally, being entirely devoted to the voice of Montserrat Caballé not to mention José Carreras, the p...
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?

I've been listening to Dessay's all-Schubert iieder album on Sony-Germany with pianist Philippe Cassard, [41988]. She seems more effective in the less dramatic songs. Dessay, born in 1965 had what is presented as an illustrious career before she left opera in 2013. She is married to the bass-bariton...
by Lance
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 11
Views: 2978

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Thank you, everyone, for the nice comments. Yes, I had a wonderful day. There's just the problem of getting older!!!
by Lance
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 120374

Re: About CMG's contributors!

I somehow ran into this post which started a long time ago. Many who contributed are already deceased or have left us for one reason or another. But WE are still here. You might take a gander at some of these when you have nothing better to do at a moment!
by Lance
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Clara Haskil fans
Replies: 3
Views: 2264

Re: For Clara Haskil fans

Some or all of this material may have been previously issued on: Music & Arts 859, Ludwigsburg 4/11/53 and/or Tahra 368 - Ludwigsburg 4/11/53 The only thing that may make the SWR disc better is that they use the original master tapes. I'm uncertain of what M&A's or Tahra's source is. Anything by Cla...