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by Diogenes
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: BBC opens its archives to Universal
Replies: 2
Views: 2238

BBC opens its archives to Universal

Landmark deal opens up treasure trove for Universal Jane Martinson Wednesday June 15, 2005 Universal Music has signed a deal with the BBC that will give the company access to the largest radio and television archive of its kind in the world. ... Anything ever recorded or filmed by the BBC by Univer...
by Diogenes
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More on Marin Alsop (I like her)
Replies: 23
Views: 7763

Marin Alsop was profiled in the Sunday Times today (June 5), in an interview article headlined "The Iron Willed Lady".

Website access to this is subscriber only; am I allowed to reproduce it here, with appropriate credits?
by Diogenes
Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: More on Marin Alsop (I like her)
Replies: 23
Views: 7763

Marin Alsop was a guest on BBC4 television tonight, discussing Beethoven symphonies 1-3, as introduction to each of the symphonies' broadcast from the BBC television archives. She was lovely. And full of interesting insights and critical appraise. She described (the 80 year old) Klemperer conducting...
by Diogenes
Mon May 30, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: BBC television Beethoven-fest
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: BBC television Beethoven-fest

Barenboim on Beethoven - DB gives a piano masterclass on Beethoven's piano sonatas, recorded at Symphony Hall, Chicago earlier this year. Further to the info on the BBC4 site, the students include Lang Lang. Saw this tonight. Really fascinating and instructive to watch and listen to DB coaching Lan...
by Diogenes
Thu May 26, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The worst piano recording I've heard, artistically
Replies: 37
Views: 8318

But there's a difference between realizing an artist is simply not as good as the hype and hearing someone on a truly rare off day. Gilels was a great pianist but perhaps he was ill or had some other problem when Pizza heard him. That seems likely - he had said in interview that 1) he doesn't alway...
by Diogenes
Tue May 24, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: BBC television Beethoven-fest
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

BBC television Beethoven-fest

As well as the R3 Beethoven marathon, what I think is particularly exciting are the television broadcasts on BBC2 and BBC4, starting next week, including rare telecasts from the BBC vaults. Schedule highlights include: "The Genius of Beethoven" - docu-drama complemented by performances/analyses. Bar...
by Diogenes
Thu May 19, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Brahms Clarinet music
Replies: 10
Views: 5421

My favorite Brahms quintet is the Reginald Kell/Busch quartet. Everything else is in another league. Reginald Kell sounds like his last name was Busch...he's so in with the quartet. I also like the Stoltzman/Cleveland recording...stay away from the Tokyo quartet version...there's very little there....
by Diogenes
Wed May 18, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: 'Piano Man'
Replies: 19
Views: 5379

The latest is some Polish mime artist in Rome has worked with Piano Man in the past. It's interesting to see itinerant artists are still as itinerant as they used to be. (But of course we knew that already.) The French street musician guy identified by Polish mime artist has now been denied. Sister...
by Diogenes
Mon May 16, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Lang Lang
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

I videotaped his 2003 opening Proms performance of the Tchaikovsky concerto, broadcast on BBC tv, with Slatkin conducting the BBCSO.

I find it quite difficult - cringing - to watch his manner at times through it. Like his interpretation, a bit contrived here and there I feel.
by Diogenes
Mon May 16, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: 'Piano Man'
Replies: 19
Views: 5379

Re: 'Piano Man'

She said that the labels had been removed from every item of clothing the man was wearing This seems a bit suspicious to me... It'd be funny if it turns out to be a stunt. On the other hand, mutism for weeks is hard to fake though isn't? And in the pic he's got these kind of soulful sad eyes and vu...
by Diogenes
Sat May 14, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: If only there is a classical music-based reality show.
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

I wouldn't waste my time, at least when it comes to American TV. This might be possible in Great Britain, though, or in Canada or Australia; maybe it could then come to the US via cable. There has been a few RTV-type shows here in the UK around classical music. Off the top of my head: "Operatunity"...
by Diogenes
Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: BBC CDs--Any recommendations.
Replies: 17
Views: 5620

There was also a few years ago an issue of the BBC Music with free cover CD of Chopin and John Field nocturnes, played by Melvyn Tan. AFAIK he has never recorded them commercially so it's rare and not otherwise available. I threw mine in the bin - that was before I became interested in keeping a cla...
by Diogenes
Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Miracle Makers: Stradivari-Guarneri-Oliveira
Replies: 10
Views: 6125

What a fascinating thread. I haven't read the book mentioned in the OP by Lance - I'll have to look out for it. A recently published book that I enjoyed and would highly recommend, and very readable, is "Stradivari's Genius : Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection" (Tony...