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by Rach3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 850
Views: 587103

Re: What I listened to today

An interesting program, many new to me, really liked the Poulenc. Concert du 6/10/2018 en différé du Kings Place à Londres avec Stephen Kovacevich et Margaret Fingerhut, pianos Robert Schumann / Claude Debussy : Six Studies for Pedal Piano, op. 56 Arnold Bax : The Poisoned Fountain - Hardanger (Homa...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Capucon,Moreau,Angelich trio live
Replies: 0
Views: 4043

Capucon,Moreau,Angelich trio live

Renaud Capucon,violin,Edgar Moreau ,cello,Nicholas Angelich,piano live. Free VOD. https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/renaud-capucon-edgar-moreau-and-nicholas-angelich-play-mendelssohn-and-brahms/ Sept.10,2019, Tsinandali Festival Mendelssohn Trio No.1, Op.49 Brahms, Trio No.1, Op.8 I heard only the B...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 850
Views: 587103

Re: What I listened to today

Today : Karen Walwyn's " Reflections on 9-11 ", for solo piano, the composer as pianist, Albany cd in my collection : https://tinyurl.com/y4etzymd George Lloyd's 3rd Piano Concerto,Kathryn Stott, pianist, the composer conducting BBC Phil, my Albany cd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoIU8Yg3yAo htt...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

Certainly agree with you both about Hummel. His Piano Sonata No.5, Op.81, is wonderful, exquisite slow mov., and I read somewhere it may have been one of the works Roberts Schumann was trying to play when he invented the practicing contraption on which he injured his hand. The A minor Piano Concerto...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joseph Jongen's Symphonie Concertante live
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

Joseph Jongen's Symphonie Concertante live

I enjoy Joseph Jongen's solo piano works, but had not heard any of his larger scale works. His Symphonie Concertante, Op.81, for Organ and Orchestra a beauty, symphonic tone poem. I did a back to back hearing , here Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig under Louis Langree,Michael Schoenheit,organ...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

The only music that interests me these days, apart from all the standard and non-standard repertory that I already love, is music of the 20th and 21st centuries, preferably music that retains a foothold on tonality but doesn't try to rehash old styles. Here is an exhausting list: https://en.wikiped...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

The only music that interests me these days, apart from all the standard and non-standard repertory that I already love, is music of the 20th and 21st centuries, preferably music that retains a foothold on tonality but doesn't try to rehash old styles. Some of these I enjoy may meet some of your cr...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 6135

Re: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEbRP6PBqQk ( PR video for the Beethoven set )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AjCKx9HGd4 (Playing a fav of mine,Bill Evans’ “Peace Piece”,from Levit's "Life" cd )
by Rach3
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 6135

Re: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

His SONY cd set of the 28th,"Hammerklavier",30,31,32 are at YouTube on his channel there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTKsZ3f ... ig&index=1
by Rach3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 6135

Re: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

John F wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Brendel's first Beethoven sonata cycle, recorded for the cut-price Vox Box label in the early '60s when he was in his thirties, is praised by some but not particularly by me.
I have only the Op.111 Vox lp of that first cycle, but it is great. Cant speak to any others as I dont have much Brendel.
by Rach3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 6135

Re: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

What, another Beethoven sonata cycle? I wonder, too.However,Levit's cd of the Opa.109-111 from about 5 years ago was critically hailed.Fazil Say is apparently coming out with the set in Feb.,2020 ; he'll be 50 then.Although he was uncomfortable with recording in general, Schnabel intentionally did ...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works
Replies: 11
Views: 9062

Re: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works

John F wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Now that this thread has been revived again, I can mention my favorite Chausson piece and one of my favorite short orchestral works in general, the tone poem "Viviane."
Thanks,had not heard before.
by Rach3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works
Replies: 11
Views: 9062

Re: Chausson, Koechlin,Vierne works

And again:


Chausson's Concert for Violin,Piano and String Quartet,Op.21,Renaud Capucon,Nicolas Angelich, and Hermes Quartet live recently:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000841h

My cd I can recommend: https://tinyurl.com/y647jdz2
by Rach3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas
Replies: 12
Views: 6135

Pianist Igor Levit's new complete Beethoven sonatas

Apparently to be released by SONY next week, BBC Radio 3 Record Review gives a thumbs up, at least to the Sonata No. 1 , Op.2,# 1, played complete on the broadcast here,the full set to be reviewed next week on BBCR3: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00089ms ( At about 1:31:30 in ) Some years ago I ...
by Rach3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fabio Luisi / Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Replies: 15
Views: 7222

Re: Fabio Luisi / Dallas Symphony Orchestra

When Kurt Masur took over in 1991, he corrected this in his very first concert, which included Bruckner's 7th symphony in a performance that was not underplayed but just slightly less loud with very careful dynamic balances. The orchestra hadn't sounded so beautiful in years. I heard that concert w...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

The concerto has been known by that nickname for a long time, but it's a mistake. Mozart composed it for Mlle. Victoire Jenamy, This from Wikipedia: The work has long been known as the Jeunehomme Concerto. Théodore de Wyzéwa and Georges de Saint-Foix claimed that Mozart wrote the piece for an unnam...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

Sergei Babayan, pianist ( and Trifonov's mentor ),Verbier Festival Orchestra,Gabor Takacs-Nagy play Mozart’s PC # 9, K.271, “Jeunehomme” , at 2019 Verbier Festival ; extraordinary:

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/gabor ... n-d-major/

Free VOD.
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tarrega / Ricci encore
Replies: 5
Views: 4127

Re: Tarrega / Ricci encore

I have the Vox Turnabout lp of his Paganini Caprices.

Here is an lp with the Tarrega encore,claimed to be mint, original shrink-wrap , for $ 7 plus s&h:

https://tinyurl.com/y62vm8ma
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Frank Bridge,Henry Martin of interest
Replies: 0
Views: 3821

Frank Bridge,Henry Martin of interest

Also today, pianist Hillary Demske,AlbanyRecords cd of piano music of Henry Martin, "New Fugue" here, entire cd at YT : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxeSIflkN3A Jonathan Moser,cello,Paul Rivinius,piano,Frank Bridge's amazing Cello Sonata ( virtuoso piano part, too ) , rest of Haenssler Classics -...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tarrega / Ricci encore
Replies: 5
Views: 4127

Re: Tarrega / Ricci encore

Lance wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:15 pm
I can't determine right at the moment if Ricci, himself, ever recorded this piece. I collect Ruggiero Ricci voraciously. Do you know?
Yes, he apparently did. Search Presto Classics website under “Ricci Tarrega”.
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano music from " down under "
Replies: 4
Views: 3740

Piano music from " down under "

Had not head these in my collection for awhile, glad I listened today. Pianist Boren has recorded the 2 Vine works on an Enharmonic cd I have, here he and another pianist both live; my Lilburn the YT Poynton recording on a download I purchased ; my Williamson on a complete Hyperion cd set of his pia...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

Surely not. The Sturm und Drang symphonies of Haydn's middle period are as emotional as any music of the period. For example, No. 39 in G minor knocked me over the first time I heard it, and it still does. Thanks, very nice, perhaps my first hearing, probably one of the few Haydn symphonies I'd see...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tarrega / Ricci encore
Replies: 5
Views: 4127

Tarrega / Ricci encore

Leonid Kavakos played this Tarrega/Ricci encore (my first hearing) after the Korngold VC at this year's Proms ( the VPO apparently think highly of Kavakos ), here a much younger Kavakos playing it , fww :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpL4uMJ ... rt_radio=1
by Rach3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

A tip: keep an eye out for Coonawarra region wines, a 60km strip with famous terra rossa soil. No bad wine has ever come out of there to my knowledge, mostly very good and some quite outstanding. Many thanks for the tip and link. Unfortunately,it does not appear any Coonawarra are available here lo...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

JohnF wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:56 am
Yes. My father bought the early LP with Jacques Thibaud as soloist - how did he know this was the one to have? - and I still think it's a particularly beautiful performance.
Agreed, thanks.
by Rach3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Desyatnikov Piano Preludes
Replies: 0
Views: 3193

Desyatnikov Piano Preludes

Lukas Geniusas plays 12 of Leonid Desyatnikov’s ( 1955 - ) 24 Preludes for Piano,”Songs of Bukovina”,described by one critic as “ minimalism with a heart “ , interesting , but probably a one hear for me : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq3GR9YuVUU I follow Geniusas ( winner 2010 Bachauer Competitio...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

John F wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:51 pm
The slow movements of the 21st and 27th concertos, though I know them by heart, still can bring tears to my eyes.
The 27th and 17th for me.The 27th I came to later in my life.Also , the slow mov. of his 3rd Violin Concerto.
by Rach3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

To what do you attribute, if anything, your changing tastes? To some degree I suspect over-hearing the "canon" is a factor, but I still do hear, and enjoy the greats.More I think just realizing, discovering there is other music out there , as great or nearly as great as the canon, that does not get...
by Rach3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

Rach3, if you make it to Melbourne, we'll share a bottle or two of shiraz. I have many, many cases to get through, and need a little help! I'm always glad to help ! " I dont worry about being driven to drink , just being driven home." WC Fields. Gave my son a bottle of Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shira...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your changing musical tastes
Replies: 75
Views: 29786

Re: Your changing musical tastes

In my youth, I did not listen to much Mozart ; now I do ; used to listen to Beethoven symphonies ; now I do not ; dont listen to Chopin as much as I once did ; and listen to MUCH more chamber music than I did.Enjoy many " minor" composers often whom I never knew existed, eg. DuPont,Mompou,Feinbrg,Mo...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FYI Haitnik this Saturday, Aug.31
Replies: 4
Views: 3571

Re: FYI Haitnik this Saturday, Aug.31

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:16 pm
As hoped, free VOD now : https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/berna ... -bruckner/
If you prefer, same program a few days later at Proms : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00083nh
by Rach3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Political hacks have replaced the "wise men"
Replies: 11
Views: 4554

Re: Political hacks have replaced the "wise men"

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As do I.
by Rach3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 13 strange deaths of composers ...
Replies: 16
Views: 6514

Re: 13 strange deaths of composers ...

From UK's Gramophone : Famous for his his Prince of Denmark's March (aka the Trumpet Voluntary), Jeremiah Clarke fell for a high-born lady who couldn't (or wouldn't) return his affection. He decided to end it all in 1707 and tossed a coin: heads, he would hang himself; tails, he would drown himself....
by Rach3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 13 strange deaths of composers ...
Replies: 16
Views: 6514

Re: 13 strange deaths of composers ...

Per Wiki re Liszt: "Liszt died in Bayreuth, Germany, on 31 July 1886, at the age of 74, officially as a result of pneumonia, which he may have contracted during the Bayreuth Festival hosted by his daughter Cosima. Questions have been posed as to whether medical malpractice played a part in his death...
by Rach3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Political hacks have replaced the "wise men"
Replies: 11
Views: 4554

Re: Political hacks have replaced the "wise men"

As a Kiwi sees those of us in the USA ; we have met the enemy and it is us 👍

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/ ... t-his-mind
by Rach3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Orchestre de Paris at Edinburgh 23 August
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: Orchestre de Paris at Edinburgh 23 August

I heard an excellent recital by Andrew Tyson one Sunday lunchtime in June at Wigmore Hall - the day after seeing Boris Godunov at Covent Garden with Bryn Terfel. Quite a weekend. Andrew T is a hugely talented young American pianist, based in Philly. His God is Sofronitsky! Agree with you about Tyso...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clara Schumann, Music’s Unsung Renaissance Woman
Replies: 15
Views: 5816

Re: Clara Schumann, Music’s Unsung Renaissance Woman

If I recall there is a solo cello part in the slow mov. of her piano concerto I suspect may have inspired Brahms' own use of cello in the slow mov. of his 2nd PC ? Here at 9:34 in : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt_X-t1mX40 As Barney notes, she was very young when composed Concerto , so Brahms ma...
by Rach3
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gabetta/Chamayou recital
Replies: 5
Views: 3473

Re: Gabetta/Chamayou recital

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:36 pm
I have a DGG or possibly Haenssler cd of the Britten,Bridge and Bax cello sonatas by Jonathan Moser I can recommend.
Is Haenssler-SWR. Here with reviews : https://tinyurl.com/y5qb3o5r
by Rach3
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clara Schumann, Music’s Unsung Renaissance Woman
Replies: 15
Views: 5816

Re: Clara Schumann, Music’s Unsung Renaissance Woman

Clara Schumann was indeed a remarkable woman, especially in her loyalty to her husband the promotion of his work. Not to mention raising 7 children all alone and having 2 (or more) predecease her. I have heard a lot of her own compositions, which I find not very memorable, most written when she was...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gabetta/Chamayou recital
Replies: 5
Views: 3473

Re: Gabetta/Chamayou recital

I have a DGG or possibly Haenssler cd of the Britten,Bridge and Bax cello sonatas by Jonathan Moser I can recommend.
by Rach3
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FYI Haitnik this Saturday, Aug.31
Replies: 4
Views: 3571

Re: FYI Haitnik this Saturday, Aug.31

As hoped, free VOD now : https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/bernard-haitink-conducts-bruckner/ Multi-hued,subtly shaded , transcendent Beethoven PC # 4 , even thru Internet sound,the way I like this concerto presented, my fav of the composer’s five PC’s. Emanuel Ax just great. Interesting encore : Ch...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rafael Orozco plays Brahms
Replies: 0
Views: 2697

Rafael Orozco plays Brahms

His 1970 French EMI cd of Brahms’ 3rd Piano Sonata,Op.5 , my first hearing today :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFVwNGfDpdM

So effortless,”organic” one has to remind oneself the music is not simply arising from the piano by itself.
by Rach3
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rzewski's " Appassionata"
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

Rzewski's " Appassionata"

I had not realized he "played " this Beethoven sonata. Rzewski’s 41-minute “Appassionata” , with Rzewski's cadenzas : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbsRVw5v3Yk Per the YT poster : “Excerpts from an article on Rzewski: "No question, Mr. Rzewski likes to keep listeners guessing. When he plays other ...
by Rach3
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FYI Haitnik this Saturday, Aug.31
Replies: 4
Views: 3571

FYI Haitnik this Saturday, Aug.31

FYI,FWW: On Saturday, 31 August, 11am Central European Time, CET, ( 5 am US EDT ), MEDICI TV will be broadcasting the video stream live of what I understand will be Haitink's penultimate concert: https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/bernard-haitink-conducts-bruckner/ Emanuel Ax | Pianist Wiener Philhar...
by Rach3
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Berlin Philharmonic’s Anti-Anti-Maestro
Replies: 17
Views: 5743

Re: The Berlin Philharmonic’s Anti-Anti-Maestro

I wonder if conductors have as much control as they once did. In the famous account of Beethoven's triple concerto with Karajan and the BPO I've heard that Richter and, I think, Oistrakh, hated it and wanted it not be issued, but Karajan overruled. This is from memory - no doubt others can be more ...
by Rach3
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Wiggelsworth Piano Concerto
Replies: 0
Views: 2358

New Wiggelsworth Piano Concerto

Live at BBC Proms 52 : tThe Britten Sinfonia with Marc-André Hamelin and Ryan Wigglesworth, playing Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London,August 28,2019 Mozart: Concerto in E flat major for two pianos Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4, 'Mozartiana' Henry Wood Novelties: ...
by Rach3
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horowitz: "Come Back" Edition!
Replies: 12
Views: 5550

Re: Horowitz: "Come Back" Edition!

I haven't listened to enough in the past decade - maybe any! - though I can easily rectify that. Another suggestion, the " Private Collection Vol.2 " , https://tinyurl.com/y6eyrk7q , usual fabled technique and sonority, but also ease, wit, coloration, tenderness,improvistory feeling not always pres...
by Rach3
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Berlin Philharmonic’s Anti-Anti-Maestro
Replies: 17
Views: 5743

Re: The Berlin Philharmonic’s Anti-Anti-Maestro

John F wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:17 am
The Philharmonic is not limited to recording with its current music director, and never has been.
Interesting. Would be a bit awkward not to ?
by Rach3
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Berlin Philharmonic’s Anti-Anti-Maestro
Replies: 17
Views: 5743

Re: The Berlin Philharmonic’s Anti-Anti-Maestro

...I wonder how the orchestra feels about it. I don't suppose orchestras earn much revenue from recording but it is a way of increasing their exposure. Good point, especially since the article says the orchestra has started its own cd label ( no longer with DGG ? ) and Digital Concert Hall,so perha...