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by moldyoldie
Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Paul Hindemith - Mathis Der Maler (symphony) I would like to hear real recording - can anyone recomend me a good version, containing eventualy some more stuff from Hindemith? Here's one more I can heartily recommend in the "low-priced" camp: Paul Kletzki conducting L'Orchestra de la Suisse Romande,...
by moldyoldie
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Dvorak String Quartet "America"
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

I tried finding my recording of the Dvořák on Amazon, but no luck. It's on the London label with the Takács Quartet and features: - 5 Bagatelles Op. 47 (featuring a harmonium - sweet!) - Quartet in F major Op.96 "The American" - Quartet in A-flat Op. 105 74+ minutes with clean recording of the "in y...
by moldyoldie
Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Ever checked out the David Zinman/Zurich Tonhalle set? I've sampled Zinman's Ninth . :roll: Sorry, not my cuppa tea. Thanks for the suggestion anyway. :) I just copped Thielemann's Fifth and Seventh on DG for five bones -- the extreme opposite of Zinman. Currently listening to a beautiful recording...
by moldyoldie
Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Entire 6-CD cycle of Beethoven's symphonies and appended overtures by the London Classical Players led by Roger Norrington, again trying to decide if it's a candidate for culling to make room on the shelves. This is my fourth or fifth go-round with these. Sometimes :D Other times :x Once in a while ...
by moldyoldie
Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: THE WIZARD OF OZ
Replies: 16
Views: 6943

Re: THE WIZARD OF OZ

Didn't the creators of the film pay attention to the book? The 1985 film Return To Oz is supposedly quite faithful to Baum's vision and doesn't sanitize the proceedings nearly as much as the '39 classic. I haven't seen it, but people whose opinions I respect recommend it. http://www.imdb.com/title/...
by moldyoldie
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Schnittke:
- Symphony No. 4
- Requiem

Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir, Stockholm Sinfonietta, and soloists on Bis label

(Yes, Paulb, I like Schnittke, also.)
by moldyoldie
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: THE WIZARD OF OZ
Replies: 16
Views: 6943

The original seems to be so sacred that no one in Hollywood will touch a remake - even if they remade Casablanca , made a sequel to Gone with the Wind etc. But one Oz movie is surely enough for anyone. Do we really need a movie of Tik-Tok of Oz ? Then again, Hollywood needs all the ideas it can get...
by moldyoldie
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Beethoven's Pathétique, Moonlight, and Appassionata Sonatas - John O'Conor, piano
by moldyoldie
Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Actor Jack Palance dies at 87
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

From Shane -- Torrey: "You're a no-good, lowdown Yankee liar." Wilson (Palance): "Prove it." http://www.cowboysindians.com/articles/archives/1199/images/palance.jpg I'm one of the few who liked Palance as Attila the Hun in Sign of the Pagan . Sure beats John Wayne as Genghis Khan. http://www.cathuri...
by moldyoldie
Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Moldy, you don't have the right attitude. You don't try to fit your music into your house. If you are a truly dedicated music lover, you will organize your house around your music. :D If only room would permit. :roll: Thank you, Bob Villa (or is it Martha Stewart?). :D 6 ) 10/10 Shostakovich: Sym 8...
by moldyoldie
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Shostakivich Picks!
Replies: 18
Views: 5486

His Symphony No. 8...as expressed and expounded on in several posts of this linked thread. However, it's definitely not lightweight stuff.
by moldyoldie
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Thanks, Bogey, David and Micha, for the reviews and recommendations. I love Ashkenazy's Sibelius 1st as well as his Finlandia , En Saga , et al. (Played like Rachmaninov, eh?) Is [Gliere Sym. No. 3] really 100 minutes long? It seems to fit on one CD. I have been wanting to listen to that symphony fo...
by moldyoldie
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Jazz guitarist Ralph Towner & classical music
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

I think Towner and other guitarists of his ilk have been effectively "tucked" into that nether-genre called "new age", which perhaps satisfies those with a need to label and categorize. Perhaps it's known as "third stream" now. In any case, Towner's melding of jazz, classical, and world/folk elemen...
by moldyoldie
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Jazz guitarist Ralph Towner & classical music
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

I've been a fan of Towner's since the '70s with The Paul Winter Consort, the very unique fusion group called Oregon (still performing and recording), and the equally stunning group of ECM label "stablemates" called Solstice. His guitar/piano solo albums Diary and City of Eyes are personal favorites....
by moldyoldie
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mozart's requiem
Replies: 58
Views: 15008

What is interesting is to see how far different people have progressed along the learning curve, what directions it took, and what they found most interesting along the way. It would be boring indeed if the only comment that occurred on a thread like this if everybody said how wonderful (or whateve...
by moldyoldie
Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Sibelius Symphony No. 5 Segerstam/Helsinki Please let me/us know what you think of it; I've been considering purchase. Actually, I'm looking for the "perfect" Sibelius 3rd Symphony, which is the pairing on that CD, as well as a "different" 5th from my Panula, Sargent, Salonen (yuck!), Bernstein/Vie...
by moldyoldie
Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Orff's Die Kluge and Der Mond
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Can't thank you enough, J! :D
by moldyoldie
Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Orff's Die Kluge and Der Mond
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Orff's Die Kluge and Der Mond

I'm listening to these two right now and am thoroughly delighted. :D (Sawallisch on EMI) The problem is I flunked intermediate German and the recording comes with no libretto! :evil: An internet search turns up nothing. Certainly someone has taken the time to do a translation. Can anyone point me in...
by moldyoldie
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mozart's Last
Replies: 26
Views: 6941

Böhm on 41 (Berlin DG) is my absolute fave! Klemperer et al. on 41 just don't do it for me. Haven't heard Böhm's Vienna recording...yet.
by moldyoldie
Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: 10 Commandments for the Enjoyment of Music
Replies: 17
Views: 3052

Re: 10 Commandments for the Enjoyment of Music

Jack Kelso wrote:7. Thou shalt be listening to Tschaikowsky without telling anyone.
What does one do when someone asks for a recommendation of a Tchaikovsky recording, deny knowing him three times? :wink:
by moldyoldie
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mahler Symphony No. 1 - Walter/NY
Replies: 23
Views: 5639

Never mind. Here's a Netherlands site that says it was recorded in 1954 and, I presume, released the following year.

Thanks anyways :D
by moldyoldie
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mahler Symphony No. 1 - Walter/NY
Replies: 23
Views: 5639

Mahler Symphony No. 1 - Walter/NY

I have an LP I picked up at a library sale of Mahler's Symphony No. 1 featuring the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York conducted by Bruno Walter. (Not the Columbia Symphony recording.) It's Columbia Masterworks ML 4958. There's not a clue on the sleeve nor the disc as to when it was recorde...
by moldyoldie
Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Recommendation for SACDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 3223

High Fidelity Review is a site that seems to focus on SACD and DVD-audio releases across an amalgam of musical genres. The classical reviews are very comprehensive, comparative, and well-written with an emphasis on the performances and how they're served by the sound engineering.
by moldyoldie
Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Classical music volume buffer?
Replies: 10
Views: 2555

Ever wonder why a piece heard on the radio in your car sounds fine, but the exact same CD played on your car's CD player has inaudible pianissimos ? Compression. Broadcast audio goes through so much processing that the artist and recording engineer probably wouldn't recognize it. Pop artist Phil Col...
by moldyoldie
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Greatest Austro-Germanic composer of High-Late Romanticism?
Replies: 113
Views: 20087

I'm hardly qualified to determine "the greatest"; besides, I listen and evaluate more in terms of "good and bad" versus "the best and the rest".

Of those on the list, my favorite is Bruckner....subject to change without notice. (Lucky Anton. :wink: Timing's everything.)
by moldyoldie
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another turn of the century poll - a bit more up-to-date
Replies: 45
Views: 7206

Of those on the poll list, Stockhausen rocks -- love Stimmung, Kurzwellen, Gesang der Junglinge, and Hymnen.

Pärt's allure escapes me. Henze can be interesting; he'd probably take the silver with Adams taking the bronze.
by moldyoldie
Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: your favorite turn of the century composer?
Replies: 23
Views: 7710

I've been on a significant Sibelius and Vaughan-Williams kick of late -- traversing all the symphonies and popular orchestral works. Since the Detroit Lions had a bye week, yesterday I splurged on Vaughan-Williams all day -- it tipped the scales in his favor. Previn's Vaughan-Williams Symphony No. 3...
by moldyoldie
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Best Recording for tchaikovsky sympony
Replies: 17
Views: 14824

However, and off the subject a bit - what comments do we have about the Bernstein/NYPO Tchaikovsky 6th on DGG. The late (1980s) performance - one which Maestro Bernstein stretched the Pathetique to almost an hour's time. The last movement is almost unbelievably slow. But for some, its unrequited an...
by moldyoldie
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Best Recording for tchaikovsky sympony
Replies: 17
Views: 14824

The best combination of performance and modern digital recording for all three has to be Mariss Jansons and the Oslo Philharmonic, available on both the Chandos and Musical Heritage Society labels. Unfortunately, in my opinion, they're not very economical for the budget-minded unless purchased on th...
by moldyoldie
Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Speaking of Poulenc, just finished his Organ Concerto for string orchestra and tympani in G minor, followed by his Concert Champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra.

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, James Conlon, cond.
Marie-Claire Alain, oragan
Ton Koopman, harpsichord

Erato 2292-45233-2
by moldyoldie
Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 626276

Listening to Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15...odd duck of a symphony, but kinda fun to listen to and assimilate.

Gothenburg Symphony Orch. - Neeme Järvi, cond.
Deutsche Grammophon
by moldyoldie
Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Great Stravinsky Recordings
Replies: 49
Views: 16119

There's also this...

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...apparently a digitally remastered LP-to-CD transfer made available by an outfit called Bearac.
by moldyoldie
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Movies: Great Second Choices
Replies: 12
Views: 1858

I've read that James Caan was the first choice to play Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest , what turned out to be an Oscar-winning and signature performance for Jack Nicholson. Of course, all Trekkies know that Jeffrey Hunter played the captain of the Enterprise in the origin...
by moldyoldie
Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Works that you gain from listening to repeatedly....
Replies: 32
Views: 9415

You say you've heard them all , yet failed to mention the Kondrashin and Rozhdestvensky. I meant that I've heard all his symphonies, not all recordings of the Eighth . :wink: Sorry. I've yet to hear either of those you mention, but if you recommend them I'll have to search them out. (How many Eight...
by moldyoldie
Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Great Stravinsky Recordings
Replies: 49
Views: 16119

Re: Great Stravinsky Recordings

Heck148 wrote:welcome Moldyoldy!! good to see you here... :)
Thank you, Heck. :D I'm looking forward to more, and I'll also keep an eye out for that Mitropoulos recording.

And thank you, jserraglio, for the link. :wink:
by moldyoldie
Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Works that you gain from listening to repeatedly....
Replies: 32
Views: 9415

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8 This is simply the most powerful music I've ever experienced. Despite its obvious connotations, the music sends me where no music has done so before nor since, not even the more popular Shostakovich symphonies like his Fifth or Tenth - I've heard and own them all. What...
by moldyoldie
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Student and Youth Symphony Orchestras
Replies: 19
Views: 5300

Listening to the World Youth Symphony Orchestra of Michigan's Interlochen Center for the Arts, whether in person or on public radio, always amazes me as to their talent and accomplishment. Outgoing Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Neeme Järvi has conducted this fine young ensemble on numero...
by moldyoldie
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Great Stravinsky Recordings
Replies: 49
Views: 16119

Re: Great Stravinsky Recordings

...give me animal violence, and walloping impact for this masterpiece!! :lol: If that's the case, then the two following recorded performances should be on your list: Ozawa, Chicago Symphony on RCA--recorded 1968 Dorati, Detroit Symphony on London/Decca--recorded 1981 Dorati has everybody beat in t...