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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: 7908

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

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by david johnson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 545913

beethoven #7, kleiber/vpo

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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: 9200

'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: 7128

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: 983

BRUCKNER ORKEST LINZ

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

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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: 2247

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.

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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: 13070

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: 1994

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

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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: 5638

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.

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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: 1087

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
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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: 1793

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

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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: 10400

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?

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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: 6565

'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: 5638

i have the shostakovich & the sibelius. great!

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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: 6565

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: 3502

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

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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: 6565

'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: 2085

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.

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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: 3502

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: 6565

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: 545913

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

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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: 10400

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: 6565

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

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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: 30324

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.

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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: 6565

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

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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: 15478

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.

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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: 1994

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.

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by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: nypo/columbia
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

nypo/columbia

comrades: back when i collected lps, the new york philharmonic never sounded real good to me. cleveland & philadelphia recordings (also on columbia and epic records) always sounded better. the other day i got the bernstein/nypo 'joy of christmas' cd & was pleased with how the recorded sound had clea...
by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Pennsylvania Court Rules Against Intelligent Design
Replies: 43
Views: 8500

'twas an unintelligent ruling on intelligent design.

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by david johnson
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vastly Underrated
Replies: 47
Views: 10400

hans rott franz schmidt i don't know if they are underrated, or just underplayed. dj Hey, David! Welcome to CMG. Kick your shoes off and set a spell. I agree about Schmidt. I've heard his symphonies on XM Radio and really enjoyed them. I never heard of the guy before recently. hi, there. merry chri...
by david johnson
Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Vastly Underrated
Replies: 47
Views: 10400

hans rott
franz schmidt

i don't know if they are underrated, or just underplayed.

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by david johnson
Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Your Pick: Rimsky's SCHEHERAZADE
Replies: 24
Views: 6393

Gary wrote:Welcome to the CMG, David!
gary:

thanx for the welcome.
i know a gary from texas. i wonder if you're him? been conducting any agapkin lately?

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by david johnson
Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Should mono recordings be remastered?
Replies: 20
Views: 6362

'Yes, remove unwanted crackles and hisses.'

i can think of no crackles & hisses i want. :lol:
i guess we could put some i if we wanted them. :P

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by david johnson
Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Your Pick: Rimsky's SCHEHERAZADE
Replies: 24
Views: 6393

i like this music enough to not care much who does it. i always find it enjoyable.

my recordings are -

reiner
mackerras
ansermet

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