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by Rach3
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Playing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Changed How I Hear Them
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Playing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Changed How I Hear Them

barney wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:36 am
... best wishes to all our US CMGers.
Thanks.Take care yourself as well, as the virus seems again a problem in Australia, at least Melbourne ?
by Rach3
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's Mt. Rushmore July 4 address
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Trump's Mt. Rushmore July 4 address

Miller and Jared probably wrote.Trump would not have the ability.
by Rach3
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers

Thanks for yours.Just earlier today, ran across this: A brief 7-min. extract from first mov. of Helen Hagan's ( 1893-1964) piano concerto, in a 2-piano reduction, the composer the first black woman graduate of Yale's music school ( 1912) , with some additional bio info: https://www.wqxr.org/story/he...
by Rach3
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: The Lincoln Project: Fellow Traveler

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:06 pm
Believe this ??!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHLlwiLebkc
Another Trumpian July 4th : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akYTk-4ERKQ
by Rach3
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ida Haendel 1928-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Live performances here, 1961 Saint-Saens VC #3 , 1980 Sibelius VC. Have not heard yet , but plan to hear the S-S: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten As the Sibelius VC is my fav VC, and she would presumably have still been in top form at age 56 , did also listen to this Feb. ,1980 live in Rotterdam...
by Rach3
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

Piano music of Illmari Hannikainen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=linkvU3wDLw Piano Concerto,Op.7, apparently no commercial recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kdhluKfJeM Variations Fantasques,Op.19, FC Records cd,Jouni Somero,piano
by Rach3
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New BIS releases
Replies: 0
Views: 38

New BIS releases

If you're not "vexed" enough, you can now hear 142 of the 800 Satie "Vexations" in the privacy of your own home.Although there apparently are some unspecified performance practices, perhaps varying tempi,dynmaics ?: https://bis.se/label/bis/noriko-ogawa-plays-satie-piano-music-vol-3 Who knew : https...
by Rach3
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cultural Life Is Back in Europe. In the U.K., They Talk of Collapse
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Cultural Life Is Back in Europe. In the U.K., They Talk of Collapse

maestrob wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Boris Johnson doesn't strike me as a strong supporter of classical music, in any case.
Like this earlier PM ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvNw0P5ZMbA
by Rach3
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ida Haendel 1928-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

The sound on the S-S is not good, but worth hearing, certainly on a par with my Francescatti and Rabin recordings of the S-S # 3, one of my fav VC's. I dont know if Heifetz played,recorded S-S # 3,but Haendel's playing here reminded me a bit of Heifetz' manner.
by Rach3
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ida Haendel 1928-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Ida Haendel 1928-2020

Live performances here, 1961 Saint-Saens VC #3 , 1980 Sibelius VC. Have not heard yet , but plan to hear the S-S:
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten
by Rach3
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4157
Views: 1369195

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Bohuslav Martinu's mid-twentieth century music has always fascinated me, ever since I discovered his Symphony IV as a teenager. Martinu's Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras,Piano and Percussion, powerful work, I suspect not heard live often.Video, approx. 20 minutes, at Maison Radio France, ...
by Rach3
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House was told of Russian bounty offers for dead American soldiers in early 2019 in Trump written daily briefing
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Trump tweets on Russia's reported Taliban bounty-hunters: 'Nobody told me'.

It is way past time for us to tell our Trump-supporter friends they are no longer our friends.
by Rach3
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Yes,Minister"
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: "Yes,Minister"

barney wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Did you know that the scripts were put into two books at the time which were equally funny.
Thanks ! Did not know of the scripts,shall search.

"No s..t please, we're British" :

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/balm ... index.html
by Rach3
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4157
Views: 1369195

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

... his Chopin is the most personal and inventive, without ever being extravagant or offensive. Friedman's style is uniquely his own, yet he serves Chopin's spirit with great joy and passion. None of our present day soloists would dare to be this personal in their interpretations, yet Friedman's pl...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Yes,Minister"
Replies: 3
Views: 99

"Yes,Minister"

4 of my fav very brief clips (2-5 minutes) from the BBC comedy masterpiece of 30+ years ago, still sadly relevant today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QurCB1lCHp0 (British democracy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGscoaUWW2M (The papers ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX45hc0aZt0 (The need to ...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sergio Gallo, another pianist to watch/hear!
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Sergio Gallo, another pianist to watch/hear!

Thanks for the tip.Was not familiar with the pianist.I was also not familiar with American composer,Tcherepnin student , Robert Muczinsky (1929-2010), played by Gallo on one video, and by other pianists here, all brief works for piano,Tcherepnin,Kapustin like: http://drsergiogallo.com/html/sergio_ga...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

Over past few days, listened to some selections from cd’s put out in commemorative sets by New York Phil, “ Bernstein Live “ and “The Historic Broadcasts 1923 to 1987. Sound varies , of course, but still very listenable. Hope these are available thru NYPO or elsewhere. Finished up today. Beethoven ...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

Over past few days, listened to some selections from cd’s put out in commemorative sets by New York Phil, “ Bernstein Live “ and “The Historic Broadcasts 1923 to 1987. Sound varies , of course, but still very listenable. Hope these are available thru NYPO or elsewhere. Hindemith,”Mathis der Maler “,...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ebene Quartet complete Beethoven quartets cd set
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Ebene Quartet complete Beethoven quartets cd set

2 members of the Quartet discuss the recordings, getting together for the first time in 2 months to rehearse, Beethoven. 15 minutes, "Classical New York - In Conversation ", https://www.wqxr.org/#!/ ( scroll down a bit ).
by Rach3
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hamelin's no-audience recital June 27
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Hamelin's no-audience recital June 27

Live video 5pm US EDT. His own "Toccata" and Schubert's D.960.

https://rockportmusic.org/tenth-anniversary-gala/
by Rach3
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida performed Schubert’s “Winterreise “ today in London. I did not hear , but may be of interest so posting.Audio only here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000k9yt I did hear Martha Argerich playing Chopin’s 3rd Piano Sonata live in Hamburg, June,2020. Live video here....
by Rach3
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

Angela Hewitt played Bach at Wigmore Hall earlier today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000k9wg Toccata in C minor BWV911 ; Sinfonia in E flat BWV791 ; Prélude from English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811 ; Adagissimo from Capriccio on the Departure of his Beloved Brother BWV992 ; Fantasia in C mi...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...

WAPO:7 states reported new highs for coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday.Wednesday afternoon 5 (red) States again reporting their highest number of covid-19 patients since pandemic started: Arizona (2,270),So.Carolina (832),Mississippi (767),Tennessee (470),Montana (17).800+ covid-19 deaths reporte...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Martin Helmschen live
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Pianist Martin Helmschen live

Martin Helmschen, a young pianist I follow more now than earlier in his career, wonderful, themed programme, extraordinary playing.I think my first hearing of the Bach/Reger and no doubt my first hearing of impressive Liszt S.185. Pianophiles , note bene : Not to be missed,IMHO. Enregistré le 24/05/...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...

Holden Fourth wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:25 am
Finally, why hasn't the media looked at and commented on these figures?
Because the total amount of deaths to date ( with more certainly to come ) is not considered "minuscule" by any standard other than purely mathematical artifact.
by Rach3
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

Cedric Tiberghien, a pianist I follow, plays Schumann’s Op.17 Fantasy on an 1840 Streicher at 2018 Aldeburgh Festival.I’m once again convinced another composer who was either frustrated the music he heard in his ear could not be fully reproduced in his day ; or who would have been surprised but grat...
by Rach3
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: NYS universities to open by August 26, 2020 ...

The problem is no one really has a clue.Easy for me to say, but a gap year for all was the best. The experience many schools are having with their earlier-returning athletes is troubling.
by Rach3
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

Had not heard Piotr Anderszewski recently, and my first hearing of the Schumann,here at Schwetzingen Festival, 2019 : https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert?id=2649718 Bach: WTC, Book 2 ( five ) Schumann: Sieben Klavierstucke in Fughettenform,Op.126 (echoes of Prokofieff in the sixth stucke , or m...
by Rach3
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4157
Views: 1369195

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

This superb disc of rarely performed British music for viola and orchestra features virtuoso Helen Callas in truly stunning performances of rarely performed works by Vaughan-Williams, Howells, Walton, and Bowen, ably supported by conductor Marc Taddei and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in top f...
by Rach3
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Performances
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Performances

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:27 am
We've started drinking them again-don't know why we stopped-it's nice wine and very well priced-$5.99 a bottle! Regards, Len :D
I also have an occasional Alamos malbec. Parker gave the 2018 a 90,Dunning a 91.Here about $9 !
by Rach3
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

June 18,2020, at Muziekhaven,Zaandam,pianist Natalia Milstein, Beethoven Sonatas 16,27,23. I had forgotten how charming is 16, and while I dont connect much with 27 period, I found her unpretentious “Appassionata” enjoyable. Very mature playing for a 25-year old facing huge challenges in these times...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

maestrob wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:16 am
Bernstein actually recorded his Symphony II three times.
Thanks for the info. Discovered I did not have a recording ! Ordered a Naxos cd, very cheap used on Amazon,which cd also contains his "West Side Story" Dances and " Candide" Overture.
by Rach3
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Performances
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Performances

Australia, as you probably know, had a really good record at containing the virus. Victoria, the state where I live, has just experienced a resurgence of cases. Sorry to hear, but do try to keep your wines coming our way. Had 2 Lindemans last week, a shiraz/cabernet and a cabernet/merlot. Not sure ...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project

Agreed about the many sets, but I did acquire young Jan Lisiecki on DGG playing LvB Nos.2,4 live in Berlin with St.Martins in the Field the pianist directs. They have a special sparkle. Nos.1,3,5 also fine, but not as special,IMHO. Lisiecki,full and complete,fww: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4s...
by Rach3
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Has Vanished. So Have Their Dream Jobs at the Met
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Opera Has Vanished. So Have Their Dream Jobs at the Met

Brian so true-Sue and I sit at the dinner table wondering when we'll be back in NYC-the concerns about hotel stays, restaurants, public transportation-there's talk some NYC museums may try to open up in some way by August? Regards, Len :( Be careful all. " Virus fatigue " may be more dangerous than...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project

Agreed about the many sets, but I did acquire young Jan Lisiecki on DGG playing LvB Nos.2,4 live in Berlin with St.Martins in the Field the pianist directs. They have a special sparkle. Nos.1,3,5 also fine, but not as special,IMHO.
by Rach3
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project

maestrob wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:29 am
. I do wish Giltburg would be championed by a major podium talent or two, but that hasn't happened yet. Every one of his solo albums has pleased me so far.

It is my understanding he is currently recording the LvB concerti with Vassily Petrenko, one of the English orchestras, for Naxos.
by Rach3
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bolton memoir takeaway: Trump's legitimacy as President is in question
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Bolton memoir takeaway: Trump's legitimacy as President is in question

Here is the Judge's actual decision: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/20/politics/read-bolton-book-injunction-ruling/index.html Like it or not, the Judge makes it clear there was absolutely nothing "antithetical to the First Amendment" in the Government's efforts either in reviewing the book or objecting...
by Rach3
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Pianist Boris Giltburg's Beethoven sonatas project

Have not heard any of these videos yet, plan to do so when time permits,Boris Giltburg's complete Beethoven piano sonatas project, Naxos cd's to apparently come out later :

https://beethoven32.com
by Rach3
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822144

Re: What I listened to today

John Wilson conducts the BBC SSO in music by Britten, Copland and Bernstein from the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival with soloists Cedric Tiberghien and Robert Murray. Britten: Sinfonia da requiem Britten (arr. Matthews): Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Copland: Quiet City Bernstein: Symphony No 2 'The Age of...
by Rach3
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sorabji Etudes redux
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Sorabji Etudes redux

Could Sorabji himself play noise like this ? Etude # 75, audio with score, Frederick Ullen, pianist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCFgl180ZAo
by Rach3
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ebene Quartet complete Beethoven quartets cd set
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Ebene Quartet complete Beethoven quartets cd set

Have now heard 131,Grosse Fugue,135, and "Cavatina" final mov. only of 130.These are usually the only of the Quartets I seek out ( very infrequently ), although did also listen now to slow movs. of 127,132.Will leave to the many knowledgeable here any comments. 135 is amazing ; a few suggestions of ...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: Re-opening issues

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:21 am
A bad response to the pandemic effects may not be better than no response.
https://people.com/health/health-care-w ... orida-bar/
by Rach3
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: Re-opening issues

NO doubt the pandemic has caused huge, very real economic problems for many, but too many Americans not suffering such effects ( about 75 % of the workforce recently) are ignoring the science, predictions,guidelines. Despite short - term benefits, and as traumatic as pandemic has been, those affecte...
by Rach3
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: Re-opening issues

The NYT science writer Donald McNeil sums up the self-centered,spoiled,narcisstic attitude prevalent here: “But I think a lot of states reopened pretty willy-nilly after pressure from small businesses and citizens who were out of work and frustrated by lockdown and who had not seen the virus hit any...
by Rach3
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: trump Tulsa Rally
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: trump Tulsa Rally

You cant fix stupid or Trumpsters: https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/06/15/woman-15-friends-test-positive-for-coronavirus-after-night-out-at-lynchs/?campaign_id=154&emc=edit_cb_20200616&instance_id=19455&nl=coronavirus-briefing®i_id=51783258&segment_id=31084&te=1&user_id=f4b41dae99608102fe...