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by Rach3
Fri May 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Live Detroit Symphony VODs free
Replies: 0
Views: 1058

Live Detroit Symphony VODs free

FYI, a number of free VOD concerts of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are now available :

https://livefromorchestrahall.vhx.tv/browse
by Rach3
Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Backhaus Box
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

Re: Bakhaus Box

You may have, but if not, get also the 2-cd set (Decca?) of his complete acoustic recordings 1908-1925, many works he never recorded after 1925.
by Rach3
Thu May 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822147

Re: What I listened to today

Returned to some lp's had not heard for years ( and dusting off the diamond needle,remember those ? ): Edward MacDowell's PC's,Eugene List,Carlos Chavez,Vienna State Opera Orchestra,Westminster lp,finale of # 1 can stand with finale of Saint Seans' # 2, first mov. of # 2 extraordinary although rest ...
by Rach3
Thu May 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If Only trump Had Taken it Seriously
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: If Only trump Had Taken it Seriously

Trump is a criminal.Iowa Code 707.5: 707.5 Involuntary manslaughter. 1. A person commits involuntary manslaughter punishable as: b. An aggravated misdemeanor when the person unintentionally causes the death of another person by the commission of an act in a manner likely to cause death or serious in...
by Rach3
Thu May 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: Re-opening issues

BAKERY: We refuse to serve gay people.
CONSERVATIVES: That is their right!
BAKERY: We refuse to serve anyone not wearing a mask.
CONSERVATIVES: You’re violating our rights!
by Rach3
Wed May 20, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: Re-opening issues

by Rach3
Wed May 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4157
Views: 1369208

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

Bloch’s Violin Sonatas Nos, 1 and 2 heard first time today ( I think * ), after catching a bit of No.2 on FM radio yesterday in a live performance, here the 1999 Naxos cd by Miriam Kramer,violin,Simon Over , piano : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uREwkHqrlYA&list=OLAK5uy_kht50OONLlq3hVBn8HLtogXaB3K...
by Rach3
Wed May 20, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump’s use of hydroxy to ward off covid-19 prompts concerns, ridicule.
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Trump’s use of hydroxy to ward off covid-19 prompts concerns, ridicule.

After Trump announced that he was taking hydroxychloroquine, Jimmy Fallon said, “When told the drug is for treating malaria, Trump said, ‘If it’s good enough for the first lady, it’s good enough for me.’”
by Rach3
Tue May 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn string quartets new cd
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Haydn string quartets new cd

Not from the cd,but Haydn's Op.54,# 2 String Quartet I've heard today for the first time, quite an interesting work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgQDkggc_c
by Rach3
Mon May 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing
Replies: 36
Views: 7071

Re: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing

Our moron , Trump clone , GOP Gov. has reopened Iowa against advice of most local experts and current case data. Her predecessor Gov.,whom she served as Lt.Gov., is now Trumps appointed ambassador to China. As expected, many spoiled, selfish people ignoring all rules, some brandishing or threatening...
by Rach3
Sun May 17, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn string quartets new cd
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Haydn string quartets new cd

Free listening for awhile at Netherlands Radio 4 , Op.20,Nos.1,4,6, Dudok Quartet. Have not heard, may not, but FYI for those here who enjoy these works:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/cds/dudok-kwar ... 0-volume-2
by Rach3
Sat May 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?

I'm asking my CMG friends to tell me whether or not my optimism is grounded in reality. My 2 cents "normal" should not return until there is an effective, widely distributed vaccine. All things considered,I would rather have been in Philadelphia,than Wisconsin,but I now read the GOP in Pennsylvania...
by Rach3
Fri May 15, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Isserlis plays the Elgar concerto live
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Isserlis plays the Elgar concerto live

I had never heard Steven Isserlis play the Elgar.Not surprisingly, indulgent but excellent , as was the rest of the programme,including Rachmaninoff’s supreme achievement “Dances” ( I dont connect with “Vespers” ). In Mussorgsky’s “Pictures” , I prefer the solo piano version, not Ravel’s ( as I beli...
by Rach3
Thu May 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: State-by-state polls expose Trump's soft underbelly
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: State-by-state polls expose Trump's soft underbelly

At least 40% of Americans support him still,and Dems voters did not show up int he recent Calif. special election.Trump yesterday at a CVS facility : “And don’t forget, we have more cases than anybody in the world,” he added. “But why? Because we do more testing. When you test, you have a case. When...
by Rach3
Wed May 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Arthur Foote piano trios
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

Arthur Foote piano trios

My first hearings of this wonderful music, the Piano Trios, and “Melody” and “Ballade” for violin and piano. Naxos cd by the Arden Trio ordered. Uncomplicated Brahmsian,Dvorakian late Romanticism I usually love, 2nd Trio especially. Foote a contemporary of Amy Beach,Edward MacDowell,John Knowles Pai...
by Rach3
Tue May 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: Re-opening issues

NYT 5/12: " Just three days after some restrictions were relaxed in South Korea, the mayor of Seoul ordered nightspots closed indefinitely after more than 100 new cases emerged from one infected man’s visits to bars and clubs. In Germany, which has moved into its second major phase of reopening, a m...
by Rach3
Tue May 12, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Yorker Magazine interviews pianist Igor Levit
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: New Yorker Magazine interviews pianist Igor Levit

Sound not good, but of course he did not have to make the effort, 20 times, to play for anyone at all.
by Rach3
Mon May 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: Re-opening issues

by Rach3
Mon May 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Yorker Magazine interviews pianist Igor Levit
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: New Yorker Magazine interviews pianist Igor Levit

https://www.pscp.tv/igorpianist/1vAxRBrmXdRxl

Click on video at left , then un-mute lower right.

Most recent ( 7 days ago ) , English at about 8:29 in, Beethoven at about 16:00.
by Rach3
Mon May 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Yorker Magazine interviews pianist Igor Levit
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

New Yorker Magazine interviews pianist Igor Levit

The pianist and his World post-coronavirus; highly recommended reading :

https://tinyurl.com/ybhzlj64
by Rach3
Mon May 11, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Re-opening issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re-opening issues

Best ,most comprehensive analysis on re-opening I've read to date:


https://tinyurl.com/y996lu4h
by Rach3
Sun May 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822147

Re: What I listened to today

The 2nd and 3rd Piano Concertos, and "Credendum" for Violin and Orchestra,by Nicolas Flagello,my Artek cd,highly recommended:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k1s9qA ... rDL4Bh3Jjw
by Rach3
Sun May 10, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822147

Re: What I listened to today

Adolf von Henselt’s 12 Etudes,Op.2, the wonderful Esther Budiardjo,pianist,ProPiano cd. If you need more practice after playing through the Henselts , here are Hummel's 24 etudes with scores from my VoxBox 2-cd set "Romantic Piano Etudes". Etudes , yes, but very musical in the main.Click on "Show M...
by Rach3
Sat May 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822147

Re: What I listened to today

Adolf von Henselt’s 12 Etudes,Op.2, the wonderful Esther Budiardjo,pianist,ProPiano cd. More musical and more technically facile than my Micheal Ponti on Vox. Difficulties best appreciated from the scores , which are shown so pianists here can refine their technique.Henselt I believe was a teacher o...
by Rach3
Sat May 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Sokolov cd set
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

New Sokolov cd set

Apologize if this duplicates an earlier post I missed : 2-cd and video DDG set of live performances from his 2019 (70th birthday) tours very briefly reviewed at about 24:30 into this BBC Radio 3 broadcast, with LvB’s Piano Sonata No.3,Op.2,# 3, last mov. complete. Controversial, but a must per the r...
by Rach3
Thu May 07, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822147

Re: What I listened to today

Elgar’s wonderful Piano Quintet,Op.84, live in Edinburgh earlier this year, Brodsky Quartet and pianist Martin Roscoe, at about 21:00 into this broadcast, “Nimrod”-like second mov., the work on par , for me, with his Cello Concerto:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000hx6k
by Rach3
Thu May 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3077

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

From news today from TrumpReich you can look up if interested: Wisconsin chief justice sparks backlash by saying covid-19 outbreak is among meatpacking workers, not "the regular folks". (Wisconsin's stay-at-home orders being challenged ) President Trump says his administration will continue the lega...
by Rach3
Wed May 06, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery
Replies: 16
Views: 3077

Re: USA TODAY: What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

Small business owner: “We’ll know it’s safe when hospitals start allowing visitors again, not until then. “ Bingo. Reopen is Russian roulette with the bullet hitting others than the one holding the gun.
by Rach3
Wed May 06, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov live
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov live

Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov in Edinburgh, Feb. 2020,a pianist I follow.Was not particularly impressed first few times I heard his playing a few years ago , but he has become much more interesting,impressive since. Quite an opening “warm up “ choice , which “La Cloche” followed attaca.Not the largest so...
by Rach3
Tue May 05, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anthony Davis Wins 2020 Music Pulitzer
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Re: Anthony Davis Wins 2020 Music Pulitzer

Congratulations to Mr.Davis.

Probably wont get any congratulations from the WH:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 501321001/
by Rach3
Mon May 04, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mark Viner's CD "Alkan 12 Etudes, Op. 35" incredible!
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Re: Mark Viner's CD "Alkan 12 Etudes, Op. 35" incredible!

Here is an upcoming Alkan,Thalberg recital by Viner, I suspect recorded earlier live, venue, recital date not given yet. Click the right arrow to advance to Friday,May 8 broadcast info: https://www.rtbf.be/musiq3/emissions/detail_concert?programId=2011#livearea Not always, but often also available 2...
by Rach3
Sun May 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: James MacMillan's Viola Concerto live
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: James MacMillan's Viola Concerto live

After second hearing today, enjoyed it all, and even more , definitely a major work to acquire. I believe the first recording will be Powers with Martyn Brabbins/BBC Phil , a Hyperion cd to be released May 29,2020.The cd will also have the composer's 4th Symphony, a work with which I am not familiar.
by Rach3
Sat May 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: James MacMillan's Viola Concerto live
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

James MacMillan's Viola Concerto live

James MacMillan’s Viola Concerto, Lawrence Powers, violist, Netherlands Radio Phil. under Lahav Shani,Dec.2,2016 in Utrecht: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/6367-avrotros-vrijdagconcert-melancholie-en-uitbundigheid This may be the first work of the composer I’ve heard ; if not, other works of his...
by Rach3
Sat May 02, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 9757

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

1776: "Give me liberty or give me death." 2020: " Give me liberty and give me spread." 1776 : " I regret that I have but one life to give for my Country." 2020: " I regret that you have but one life to give for my liberty." ReOpen Patriotism.
by Rach3
Sat May 02, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Lynn Harrell Has Died, Age 76
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Cellist Lynn Harrell Has Died, Age 76

CharmNewton wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 10:08 am
... introduced his accompanist, Brooks Smith, as a friend of the family who had also accompanied his father...
The Brooks Smith who also accompanied Heifetz earlier ?
by Rach3
Fri May 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4157
Views: 1369208

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

The four Piano Trios of Joaquin Turina,Arbos Trio,a 2000 Naxos cd.Elegant music. If you wish to sample, would suggest starting with the Trio # 2, then the earlier 1904 F major. All are at YT.
by Rach3
Fri May 01, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cellist Lynn Harrell Has Died, Age 76
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Cellist Lynn Harrell Has Died, Age 76

RIP. I have his recording of the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata with Ashkenzy, and Elgar Cello Concerto with Maazel, both very fine.
by Rach3
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Beatrice Rana live
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Pianist Beatrice Rana live

I apologize for the missing link, thanks for bringing my "senior moment " to my attention as her recital was a must hear,IMHO:

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert?id=2629673
by Rach3
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Beatrice Rana live
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Pianist Beatrice Rana live

Extraordinary playing, even if this were a studio-edited cd. Live; Mon Dieu !: Enregistré le 20/11/2019 à l'Auditorium, Parco della Musica, Rome Frédéric Chopin : 12 Etudes, op. 25 Isaac Albéniz : Livre 3, d' 'Iberia' Igor Stravinsky : 3 mouvemnts de Petrushka' Frédéric Chopin : Prélude No. 13 en fa...
by Rach3
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 9757

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

From Harvard Professor Tribe today: " We have 57,000 of the world’s 213,000 deaths: around 27%. But we’re under 4% of the world’s population. That’s a ratio of ~ 7:1. So Trump’s roughly 7 times as inept as the average world leader. What else do those entrusting their lives to this narcissistic moron...
by Rach3
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822147

Re: What I listened to today

One of the great piano sonatas ever, Clementi's Op.25,# 5, in F# minor, Mario Tipo from my EMI cd: https://tinyurl.com/yct6r4c3
by Rach3
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing
Replies: 36
Views: 7071

Re: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing

Here in Queensland, we've never really been housebound, only getting as far as what seems to be called level 3 restrictions....Time will tell. Good to hear about you and Barney. I may be in error, but I believe the period Nov.,2019 to March,2020 has been one of the driest and hottest on record ther...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822147

Re: What I listened to today

A recital of piano 4-hands of Satie’s “Morceaux en from de poire”, Ravel’s “Rhapsodie espagnole” and “Bolero “ , Debussy’s “Nuage et Fete extraits de Nocturnes-Iberia:III. Le nation d’un jour de fete extrait des Images”, pianists Jos van Immerseel and Ayako Ito. I believe in Marseilles recently , pl...
by Rach3
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing
Replies: 36
Views: 7071

Re: I'd like to hear from CMGers how you are doing

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:56 am
--and of course the wine store.

"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."
W. C. Fields
by Rach3
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 967
Views: 822147

Re: What I listened to today

George Lloyd’s PC # 3, Kathryn Stott,pinaist,with BBC Phil. under the composer, 1989 Albany Records Cd, first mov. here, all 3 movs. are at YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoIU8Yg3yAo Took me a couple listenings over a couple years, but I now enjoy the 50-minute work, even if the last mov. does ...
by Rach3
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump vs Post Office ( ie, vs. Bezos and Washington Post )
Replies: 1
Views: 1581

Re: Trump vs Post Office ( ie, vs. Bezos and Washington Post )

Full article: President Trump on Friday threatened to block an emergency loan to shore up the U.S. Postal Service unless it dramatically raised shipping prices on online retailers, an unprecedented move to seize control of the agency that analysts said could plunge its finances into a deeper hole. “...