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by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composer Thomas Blomenkamp cd
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Composer Thomas Blomenkamp cd

Thomas Blomenkamp,contemporary German composer ( 1955 - ) , 2013 Neos cd of various works, orchestral, chamber, solo piano, at YT : https://tinyurl.com/y4onoyr9 My first major encounter with the composer.Impressed on first hearing, and I went straight thru the YT (!). Bio: https://neos-music.com/?la...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Tried the Piano Concerto II and the solo pieces posted above separately, and found them, as you said, to have interesting moments, but agree that I'm not interested in adding them to the collection. Suggest also hearing Jaell's Cello Sonata and "18 Pieces pour piano d'apres la lecture de Dante", li...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: de Larrocha,Lupu, live,1974,1975
Replies: 0
Views: 102

de Larrocha,Lupu, live,1974,1975

Have yet to hear, but plan to, Alicia de Larrocha playing "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" live with Netherlands Radio Phil. at the Concertgebouw in 1974 , and Radu Lupu playing the Grieg PC with same orchestra, hall in 1975: https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/2160-noches-en-los-jardines-de-espana h...
by Rach3
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New BIS releases
Replies: 3
Views: 136

New BIS releases

FYI. I have heard neither, but find all the artists usually excellent. Alexandre Kantorow plays Brahms, Bartók & Liszt BIS-2380 | SACD EAN 7318599923802 TT: 66'28 The winner of the 2019 Tchaikovsky competition in recital Johannes Brahms: Rhapsody No.1 in B minor, Op.79 No.1; Piano Sonata No 2 in F s...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

I now add a third: "18 Pièces pour piano d'après la lecture de Dante", Marie Jaell ,composer. Pianist here Cora Irsen,WDR cd. I have ordered the WDR cd of the "18 Pieces", the one work of hers to hear if you're hearing just one.Amazing work considering apparently composed in 1894. Bio: https://song...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 25
Views: 892

Re: Dems need to wake up

The moral bankruptcy of the governing Right, on the other hand, is beyond dispute. DHS Chad Wolf told Fox News' neo-Nazi Carlson that DHS has talked to DOJ,ie Barr, about bringing RICO actions against Black Lives Matter.Neo-Nazis Miller and Kushners at work after talking to madman Fuhrer Trump.We a...
by Rach3
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The End of Social Security ?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: The End of Social Security ?

lennygoran wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:32 am
Barney yeah-in NC he wants them to break the law and vote twice. Regards, Len :(
And Trumps suckup gopher AG Barr would not even say it would obviously be illegal when Barr was interviewed by CNN Blitzer.
by Rach3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd pianist Nino Gvetadze
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: New cd pianist Nino Gvetadze

I thought the Arabesque was interestingly darker than usually played,although for my taste a bit over dramatic at times.The last two of Kinderscenen , the high points for me of that work, were very well done.Prophet Bird well done , but again for me too dramatic, missing some of the colors, at times...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Her 2nd Piano Concerto and the Cello Sonata the two of her works I’ve most enjoyed so far : I now add a third: "18 Pièces pour piano d'après la lecture de Dante", Marie Jaell ,composer. Pianist here Cora Irsen,WDR cd.I suspect influenced by her time with Liszt and his impressionistic, more spartan ...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

A 2019 recital by a pianist I follow ( and have his Simax cd of Mozart PC’s 21 and 22 ) , works I have in recordings by other pianists, with the exception of the Vorisek Sonata, a new work for me. An interesting selection of some not oft heard works, with sensitive, colorful, nuanced playing by Hadl...
by Rach3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New cd pianist Nino Gvetadze
Replies: 4
Views: 140

New cd pianist Nino Gvetadze

A new all - Schumann solo piano cd by the pianist, complete cd here for free listening. My first hearing of this pianist. Arabesque,Kinderscenen,Kreisleriana,encores. I heard only the Arabesque, “Prophet Bird”, and last 2 sections of Kinderscenen.Challenge Classics label. Brief bio : https://en.wiki...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stunning State incompetence or coverup
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Stunning State incompetence or coverup

Per Iowa Public Radio today, Mon. August 31; “ Iowa’s coronavirus cases are spreading so quickly, by some metrics the state now has among the worst outbreaks in the world. According to an analysis by the New York Times, as of Sunday, cases were rising faster in Ames,Iowa than any other metro area in...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Magda Tagliaferro new APR cd set
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Magda Tagliaferro new APR cd set

My goodness!

Magda Tagliaferro, live in Paris,1957, Schumann’s “ Carnaval” :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3tyaJ9DKcg
by Rach3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 25
Views: 892

Re: Dems need to wake up

Congressional official briefed on the matter says the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has informed the intelligence committees that it will no longer offer in-person briefings about election security and foreign election interference. - @KenDilanianNBC ODNI claims (ie., lies , ) it's...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dems need to wake up
Replies: 25
Views: 892

Dems need to wake up

Listen to Moore; he was right last time : https://tinyurl.com/y68skwyh

Way past time for Biden to be out of the basement.The protest violence is a big problem, as well, like that fact or not ; at least 40% of America voted for Trump last time without such a convenient excuse.
by Rach3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven's 32
Replies: 41
Views: 1902

Re: Beethoven's 32

In fact, here's my nomination for latest and greatest: Andras Schiff. I love this set, from the clean EMI sound to the outstanding interpretaion. You may be interested in Schiff's 2004-06 London lectures about , and live performances of , the 32: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/podcasts/andras-schiff-b...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Magda Tagliaferro new APR cd set
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Magda Tagliaferro new APR cd set

Magda Tagliaferro ( 1893 -1986 ), a pianist of whom I was aware, but must confess not previously hearing. New APR 3-cd set I have not heard ,Wade Marston transfers : https://tinyurl.com/y4r8ltym Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magda_Tagliaferro A small sample from many of hers at YT, only the Alb...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Hamelin cd
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: New Hamelin cd

The Hamelin cd briefly reviewed by BBC Radio 3 today, with one of Liszt’s “Ernani” paraphrases played complete.At about 23:45 in to the broadcast :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000m55m
by Rach3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Listened today to the Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2, and Cello Concerto, of Marie Jaell ( 1846-1925 ), a virtuoso pianist , friend of Saint-Saens, and composer previously unknown to me, interested because her life will be discussed , and many of her works played, on next week’s 5 - part “Composer of ...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Hamelin cd
Replies: 5
Views: 264

New Hamelin cd

I have not heard, probably wont acquire, but FYI came across this when looking for something else:

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/a ... d-thalberg
by Rach3
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Posted for the calibre of the artists, the wonderfully varied programme including one of my fav violin sonatas, the Janacek, and my first hearing of the very powerful 1959 Shostakovich sonata premiered in 1960 by Oistrakh and Richter ( during the enegetic 2nd mov. of which Tetztlaff probably pulled-...
by Rach3
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glenn Gould Columbia Edition
Replies: 21
Views: 683

Re: Glenn Gould Columbia Edition

slofstra wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:30 pm
I have this set, although I have only dabbled with it.
I suspect that CBC set has the 1970 “Emperor” with Ancerl.Recommended !
by Rach3
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glenn Gould Columbia Edition
Replies: 21
Views: 683

Re: Glenn Gould Columbia Edition

Thanks for all the insights here.I defer to your judgments as my Gould recordings are limited, but I find them all excellent: the 5 keyboard concertos with Bernstein ( the " Arioso" from # 5 was the first playing of Gould I ever heard back when I was about 12-13 );both "Goldberg " ( I prefer the sec...
by Rach3
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Listened today to the Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2, and Cello Concerto, of Marie Jaell ( 1846-1925 ), a virtuoso pianist , friend of Saint-Saens, and composer previously unknown to me, interested because her life will be discussed , and many of her works played, on next week’s 5 - part “Composer of t...
by Rach3
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Where's the Hatch Act When You Need It
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Where's the Hatch Act When You Need It

America has never been a nation of laws in the fullest sense. TrumpReich has trampled what ever sense existed. That 40 % of Americans still approve Trump demonstrates not just how far we have further fallen short , but rather more that relative prosperity to date has masked the existence of a selfis...
by Rach3
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Cuarteto Casals playing Beethoven String Quartets Op.18,#3, Op.135, and Op.59, # 2, in Holland in 2017.I heard only Op.135. 135 and 131 are my favs of his quartets, along with the "Cavatina" from 130.I believe I read somewhere the physicist Albert Einstein requested the slow mov. of 135 be played at...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music from Terezin
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Music from Terezin

Listened today, thanks to a tip from friends who attended the Edinburgh Festival,2014 concert.Simply put, not to be missed. The Schulhoff-Bach-Taube-Weber sequence…… I did not hear the Beethoven,which was a recording not part of the live concert. Program notes of great interest are given between the...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

While I was not completely satisfied with all his playing here, it is indeed good to hear interest in these works by one of todays’s young lions, Denis Kozhukhin a recent QEOB Competition winner. July 5, 2020 at Flagey, Belgium. Schubert Impromptus,D.935 A generous selection of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces ...
by Rach3
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Let’s scale down opera
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Let’s scale down opera

The Reply says: "The solution? It is now clear that COVID only attacks the at-risk (unlike ‘normal’ flu which is indiscriminate and is now killing more Britons than COVID). So the opera houses and theatres need to fully reopen."

Egads.No wonder the virus is winning.
by Rach3
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4196
Views: 1420021

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

Lance wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Another gimmick to sell the Urania pirated recordings.
Appropriate cover picture for a......s ?
by Rach3
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Unsuk Chin’s Piano Concerto, Sunwook Kim,pianist,Seoul Phil. under Myung-Whun Chung, DGG 2014 (?). Listened as had not heard the work ,and the Concerto will be played by Berlin Phil. and Kim this season, but a one-hear for me: https://tinyurl.com/yyuvrowv Rosa Sabater plays Granados’ “Goyescas” , li...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BPO's Digital Concert Hall free offerings
Replies: 0
Views: 299

BPO's Digital Concert Hall free offerings

From another group,fyi : LIVE, TIME DELAYED, AND FREE: 18 CONCERTS FROM THE FESTIVAL Igor Levit with Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas, Bach's solo suites with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, a work portrait of the composer and winner of the 2019 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize Rebecca Saunders – Musikfest Berl...
by Rach3
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4196
Views: 1420021

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

maestrob wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:48 am
As for the Piano Quintet, may I suggest Rubinstein?
Thanks for the suggestions.I do have Rubinstein and the Guarneri Quartet in the Brahms Piano Quartets and Schumann Piano Quintet, mine the original RCA lp box.The Op.60 Piano Quartet is ,for me, one of Brahms' greatest works.
by Rach3
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4196
Views: 1420021

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

The complete (3) Brahms String Quartets and his Piano Quintet,Emerson Quartet and the late Leon Fleisher, 2007 DGG 2-cd set just arrived from an Amazon seller in excellent condition and dirt cheap.Another oversight by me, discovered I had no recordings of the works. As I have no reference recording...
by Rach3
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Jerusalem Quartet and Elisabeth Leonskaja playing the Shostakovich Piano Quintet,Op.57, and Dvorak Piano Quintet,Op. 81, live 2019 in Holland. I heard only the Shostakovich, a fav work of mine.

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8880 ... -leonskaja
by Rach3
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

maestrob wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:12 am
Excellent find! Will listen with interest soon.
Fww, the Kodaly Sonata is extraordinary on all levels, not just technical, and Queyras' playing of that work is simply jaw-dropping.
by Rach3
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Edinburgh Festival,2011,live,interesting program by leading artists, thus this post.The Debussy one of my fav works, the Kodaly an extraordinary technical display perhaps my first hearing, the Marais charming, the Poulenc another fav of mine.Wonderful playing all. Debussy: Cello Sonata Kodaly: Sonat...
by Rach3
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4196
Views: 1420021

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

The complete (3) Brahms String Quartets and his Piano Quintet,Emerson Quartet and the late Leon Fleisher, 2007 DGG 2-cd set just arrived from an Amazon seller in excellent condition and dirt cheap.Another oversight by me, discovered I had no recordings of the works.
by Rach3
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

Karel Berman’s ( 1919-1995) , “Reminiscences 1938-1945“ Suite for Piano ,written partly at Terezin concentration camp.

Entire Suite , 22 minutes, played by pianist Paul Orgel from a Phoenix USA cd is at ( audio, score ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLGe-NLgvs
by Rach3
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mikhail Pletnev plays Rachmaninoff live in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Mikhail Pletnev plays Rachmaninoff live in 2017

Whether one cares , or not , for his interpretations , I find Pletnev usually fascinating and original, certainly in most works here , even in The Prelude. The Op.10 “ Barcarolle” was amazing from the first bar, the waters filled with ice.The Op.23,# 4 Prelude I used to play at myself, one of the ge...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rach3, Where are You?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Rach3, Where are You?

For a day or so, I was concerned that you might have been upset about me asking you to correct a thread....Glad all is well now. Many thanks for your concerns, and no issue ever about correcting me. After 42 years of marriage ( to the same lady ), and 2 headstrong ( they take after their mother ) 3...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rach3, Where are You?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Rach3, Where are You?

That's quite an ordeal, Steve! Hope that all goes smoothly in the future. Thanks , Henry. Much appreciated. And a reminder to us all to support our local emergency responders. I frankly do not comprehend how those suffering far worse disasters than mine manage to persevere, far,far greater strength...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rach3, Where are You?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Rach3, Where are You?

My goodness, that's awful. How did you keep warm ? It is high Summer here so our concern was keeping cool without any AC or fans.Luckily, temps for the week were in the 55F. - 82F. evening lows to daytime highs ( approx. 13C. - 28 C. ) ,and low humidity, and our house is well shaded on the main sun...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stunning State incompetence or coverup
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Stunning State incompetence or coverup

Disgusting-how ironic-trump will be in Iowa today! Regards, Len :x Indeed, and of course the ass and some of his entourage were not always masked even indoors in an area that is one of the State’s hotspots. But , then we have so called “parents “ of Iowa and Ohio State football players ,with dreams...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stunning State incompetence or coverup
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Stunning State incompetence or coverup

ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug.17 : IOWA CITY — A state agency says it is working to fix a data error on Iowa’s coronavirus website that lowers the number of new confirmed cases and therefore downplays the severity of the current outbreak, just as schools are deciding whether to reopen. The glitch means the I...
by Rach3
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rach3, Where are You?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Rach3, Where are You?

Many thanks for your kind words and expressions of concern.Much appreciated. I receive far more benefit and wisdom from this group than I provide. We lost all power here about 2:30 pm Monday Aug.10 , and were not restored to power until last night,Monday,Aug.17 at about 9:30 pm, as the result of our...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1039
Views: 856241

Re: What I listened to today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000lndh For fans of the pianist, Elisabeth Leonskaja live at 2009 Edinburgh Festival.I heard only the 3rd Ballade and following C minor Nocturne, the Ballade a rather melancholy,wistful reading, very distinctive , but for my taste missed the affirmative vitality of...
by Rach3
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: WQXR 20 essential Mozart recordings
Replies: 6
Views: 434

WQXR 20 essential Mozart recordings

Dont think WQXR intends these to be " the top 20 " , just 20 from among the best.I have Mozart recordings,but cant speak to any of these specific recordings:

https://www.wqxr.org/story/20-essential ... ecordings/