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by david johnson
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: fantastique
Replies: 33
Views: 7511

MaestroDJS: my cyber persona began a few years ago. he elected to only use caps to denote Deity, thus making a minor statement that he thinks should be made. i will thusly indicate God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, He, Lord, etc., as opposed to non-believers who, at times, make it a point to NEVER refer to D...
by david johnson
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: requiems-zes :)
Replies: 26
Views: 4129

my mozart is kertesz/london, cherubini - mutii/philharmonia,
brahms - klemperer/philharmonia.

dj
by david johnson
Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mussorgsky's Pictures with orchestrations other than Ravel's
Replies: 9
Views: 3168

i like the ravel, i don't like the stokowski. i am aware of the transcription you're reffering to, but i do know who did it. i'm interested in hearing lucien calliet's. i think ormandy recorded it once. any of the ring the bell?? ---------------------------------------------------------------- Orche...
by david johnson
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: requiems-zes :)
Replies: 26
Views: 4129

requiems-zes :)

i confess to enjoying terrifying doom/damnation/salvation stuff in music.

verdi requeim
berlioz requiem
mahler 2
y'all get the drift...

list some more works when you can...performers, too.

dj
by david johnson
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: fantastique
Replies: 33
Views: 7511

fantastique

got a favorite recording of berlioz' 'nightmare'?
i've heard so many, i don't recall them all. i elected to keep ormandy/philadelphia & norrington/lcp...i have solti/cso on lp.
i recall paray/detroit being fun, too.

i am partial to the low pitch tolling bells ormandy used in the 60s recording.

dj
by david johnson
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Ormandy
Replies: 47
Views: 15307

i have that 78rpm pathetique album...his first recording w/philadelphia.
pm me if you wanna buy it. i wonder if those 78s can be shipped w/o breakage?

dj
by david johnson
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: cornet...
Replies: 15
Views: 4181

cornet...

inspired by another thread...

got any favorite cornet/orchestra licks??

such as...the solo in petrushka (not always performed on cornet, though).

bix beiderbecke. love that tone!!! go listen to some old jazz recordings for him.

dj
by david johnson
Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: kubelik/cso
Replies: 12
Views: 3460

barry z:

thanx. i knew they had an ormandy/tchaikovsky 7, but i had not noticed the kubelik.

dj
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by david johnson
Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: kubelik/cso
Replies: 12
Views: 3460

kubelik/cso

has anyone run across a cd of the kubelik/chicago tchaikovsky 4th?
i may have overlooked it as i searched, but i can't find one to purchase.

dj
by david johnson
Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The greatest underrated works
Replies: 54
Views: 17300

here's another vote for rott's sym 1. i like it whether it's great of not.

dj
by david johnson
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: non-purist deviltries!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

a couple of years ago, for easter, i decided to purchase the b minor mass & the passions. that's when i discovered there were some 'suspect' works available. i now happily own the mass & all 4 passions (2 of them interesting 'might have beens').

dj
by david johnson
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: non-purist deviltries!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

i prefer the term 'apocryphal'. :D

American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.88 ) "...The only source for the `St. Luke Passion' is a score copy begun by Johann Sebastian Bach and completed by his son Carl Phillip Emanuel....Wolfgang Helbich is a persuasive advocate of the score."

dj
by david johnson
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: non-purist deviltries!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

non-purist deviltries!!!

j s bach -
st luke passion
tinkered with by jirasek/orff

i dig it. i will not repent! :twisted: :twisted:

dj
by david johnson
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What do we call composers of 'this' era?
Replies: 30
Views: 8517

RebLem wrote:What's wrong with "post-Romantic?" Or "neo-Romantic?"
pr would be chronologically accurate, but nr implies that romanticism is still being pursued. that wouldn't fit lots of music from the past several decades.

dj
by david johnson
Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: music critics, recording reviews...
Replies: 2
Views: 925

music critics, recording reviews...

do you trust them much? i appreciate comments like, 'distant mics, boomy bass, outstanding horns...' the general evaluations are often similar to what i would say. what critiques have you found valuable? 'the record shelf' was a good radio show i used to pickup. i check arg sometimes. sideline - mov...
by david johnson
Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: the ones that stick in your mind
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

the ones that stick in your mind

if find that certain recordings, sometimes (not always) the first ones i heard of a piece, have become an involuntary reference point i use to guage all 'competitors'. any of you feel the same way? mine - shostakovich 5 - mitropolous/nypo shostakovich 10, brahms 1, beethoven 5, bruckner 9 - von kara...
by david johnson
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: philip glass
Replies: 19
Views: 4620

philip glass

...i really enjoy his violin concerto. i attended a lecture he gave once, about ten years ago. he said he thought he was one of those composers who was just in the right place at the right time to cash in on what he liked to do. i like john adams a bit better. minimalism is fun for me to listen to. ...
by david johnson
Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What do we call composers of 'this' era?
Replies: 30
Views: 8517

Re: What do we call composers of 'this' era?

"Now, I have put away childish things." 1 Corinthians 13 Here's another slice from the Bible. Which one is better? And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them,...
by david johnson
Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 597181

4'33" by john cage. ...but the soloist now performing is taking longer.

dj :wink:
by david johnson
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Thanks for your Beethoven Recommendations! Now more please!
Replies: 23
Views: 7677

keggy: if you are in a buying mood but still learning, do yourself a favor & purchase a few brilliant classics box sets and some of the naxos 'white box' sets. you'll get the music overview you want faster than doing it piecemeal. http://www.naxos.com/mainsite/default.asp?pn=Series&active=WhiteBox&T...
by david johnson
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Virtuoso Conductors
Replies: 1
Views: 973

haydnseek: another quote i enjoy that's attributed to strauss...'never look at the trombones, it only encourages them!' :lol: when the author indicates - 'possessed a wide culture' & 'partaking in the great Austro-German tradition' almost in the same breath i find him confused. tradition/wide cultur...
by david johnson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: let me introduce myself
Replies: 19
Views: 3599

mes amis:

francais? je parles francias...tres mal!

welcome, walboi. i'm fairly new here, too.
i enjoy some 12-toners.

dj
by david johnson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What do we call composers of 'this' era?
Replies: 30
Views: 8517

anything but postmodern...i despise that term.
maybe contemporary, or, as far as i'm concerned, modern.

dj
by david johnson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 597181

beethoven #7, kleiber/vpo

dj
by david johnson
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Where Should We Situate This Unique Masterpiece
Replies: 39
Views: 9630

'Many commentators like to situate Pelleas et Melisande firmly within the scope of Modernism. They see it as a modernist drama par excellence that should be linked closely to Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Berg's Wozzeck. They also refer to Pelleas as a 20th century opera. So I have 1 question: Why...
by david johnson
Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Top 10 Orchestral Works
Replies: 33
Views: 7622

newbie: for the new listener, i list the music that first got my attention. it's not everyone's best, nor even a special top ten...it's just what got me interested. rimsky-korsakov - russian easter overture rimsky-korsakov - scheherazade stravinsky - the rite of spring tchaikovsky - 1812 overture be...
by david johnson
Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: BRUCKNER ORKEST LINZ
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

BRUCKNER ORKEST LINZ

any of you have their recordings?
i enjoy their bruckner 8.

dj
by david johnson
Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What I've noticed about CMGers in general ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

merry christmas to all!!
i'm new here & i enjoy visiting among y'all.
i notice that corlyss can take a kidding with a chuckle...that's great. i don't know you yet, lance.
happy new year, folx.

dj
by david johnson
Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Recommended Beethoven Symphonies
Replies: 42
Views: 13974

my box set is the 60s karajan/bpo on dg my seperates are: reiner/chicago 1&6 - very clean kleiber/vpo 5&7 - rousing nikisch/bpo 5 (rec 1913) interesting solti/chicago 9 - don't recall how i wound up with it, it's good lps: collegium aureum 3&7 - nice, conductorless period orchestra schmidt-issersted...
by david johnson
Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: the one that got away
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

'medowland' ala carmen dragon/hollywood bowl. bass trombones & trumpets that move the orbits of planets. wish i had it back.

dj
by david johnson
Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Brilliant Classics : Bargain Box Sets
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

ch1525 wrote:Are there any US vendors to get these sets cheap from now that Berkshire Record Outlet has stopped carrying them?
methinks broinc.com again has them, but maybe i've seen them at arkivmusic instead. don't recall, but they are good recordings.

dj
by david johnson
Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: tchaikovsky 7
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

tchaikovsky 7

comrades against scandalous music: :lol:

tchaikovsky sym 7 'completed' by semyon bogatryryev!
do you like it?
i do, but i like ormandy's better than jarvi's. proud to say i have both!

corlyss, do i need to bring one to utah?

ho ho ho
dj
by david johnson
Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Mocker of Seville
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

richard strauss' tone poem is nice and not very long.

dj
by david johnson
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vastly Underrated
Replies: 47
Views: 11063

http://www.saintbonifacecc.com/

i've been by there a few times.

the convent in jonesboro that's mentioned is about 20 miles from here.
i visited that place a few times when my wife went to see an artist she knew.

floyd pitt ring a bell?

dj
by david johnson
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: beecham/messiah
Replies: 26
Views: 7179

'I suspect that's what Beecham's sounds like... ...Guilty as charged. I wouldn't be able to stand it. Cerebral aneurysm is a real possibility. As I mentioned, I can just imagine how it sounds and that is quite bad enough. ...lumbering tempi, massive choruses, overwhelming sluggish orchestral forces,...
by david johnson
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Brilliant Classics : Bargain Box Sets
Replies: 17
Views: 6056

i have the shostakovich & the sibelius. great!

dj
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: beecham/messiah
Replies: 26
Views: 7179

just to insure my musical soul does not go to hell, i also enjoy my copy of messiah choruses on dg, done in authentic/acceptable style... :P dj Okay. You are dragged back from the brink of oblivion. The Davis is still my pick for Messiah. Too much HIP/OI distracts from the work for me. You will fin...
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: jbuck
Replies: 10
Views: 3877

drat! i was looking forward to some insight on german military bands.
do they use rotary valve trumpets in their military?

dj
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: beecham/messiah
Replies: 26
Views: 7179

'i do not count the Stokowski arrangements of two Bach organ works as of any value' 2? Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 'Komm, susser Tod,' BWV 478 English Suite No. 2, BWV 807: Bourree Violin Partita In B Minor, BWV 1002: Sarabande Cantata No. 80, BWV 80: 'Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott' Chr...
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: nypo/columbia
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

dirk:

'more realistic stereo spread' was not a problem. the recorded sound seemed compressed/dead to my ears.
hey, i have that blue label epic la mer/pavane/d&c suite 2.

dj
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: jbuck
Replies: 10
Views: 3877

jbuck

jbuck919
Military Band Expert

hi again, jbuck919. in what manner are you a military band expert?
are you on any recordings?

curious
dj (once in the 106th army band)
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: beecham/messiah
Replies: 26
Views: 7179

jbuck919: come to the darkside, young poster. enjoy the decadence!! i believe sir thomas transgressed against many handelian scores. brought handel back from the grave, in a way. '...and it would never occur to anyone to go back and re-orchestrate his peer Bach.' there are more stokowski/bach transc...
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 597181

scriabin: sym 3/semkov,warsaw nat'l philharmonic/stolat lp

dj
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vastly Underrated
Replies: 47
Views: 11063

Corlyss_D: i'm in northeast arkansas. staying home. trying to decide if christmas dinner will be a pre-smoked turkey breast, or perhaps a whole turkey, rubbed w/olive oil and patted down with fresh herbs (drool). all the shopping is finished, too. what goes on in utah? i know ft. smith...i went to c...
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: beecham/messiah
Replies: 26
Views: 7179

just to insure my musical soul does not go to hell, i also enjoy my copy of messiah choruses on dg, done in authentic/acceptable style... :P

dj
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Music you've never been able to "get".
Replies: 109
Views: 32690

i do not understand most english composers, but i think butterworth sounds superb!

the only wagner i really dig in complete form is 'the flying dutchman' & 'das rhinegold'. i truly enjoy some segments of his other operas, though.

dj
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: beecham/messiah
Replies: 26
Views: 7179

beecham/messiah

christmas friends:

i love the handel/beecham/goossens 'messiah'!
it's a lot of fun & not for purists. i think handel would even get a pleasant chuckle.
for me, this is the way the 'halleluia' should sound. :D

dj
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Favourite Classical Christams Song/Carol
Replies: 51
Views: 16455

i like most christmas tunes.
lately i've been partial to 'pat-a-pan, coventry carol, & silent night'.
my usual fav christmas album is 'festival of carols', philadelphia brass ensemble.

dj
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: the one that got away
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

the one that got away

...ever lost or traded a recording you wish you had back?

mine is - bruckner 6, heinz bongartz/leipzig radio orch, philips world series label. been looking for it for years.

dj